Southern Music and Dixieland Tour

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per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

9 Days

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Introduction

Travel down to the historic heart of the south in this music-filled trip through the birthplace of country music, jazz, the blues, and rock and roll. See the towns and streets that shaped America’s greatest artforms—music and history buffs alike will love this tour, where the south comes alive!

Trip includes

  • Hotel Accommodations: Includes 8 nights of hotel accommodations based on twin/double occupancy in moderate hotels.

  • Sightseeing: and special events as listed in the tour itinerary.

  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

  • Service: Your tour is accompanied throughout by a professionally trained Tour Director who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience

Activity Level

Easy Going
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Trip highlights

  • Backstage tour of Grand Ole Opry House
  • Visit the Jack Daniels Distillery
  • Tour of Graceland's Home of the King of Rock 'n' Roll
  • Visit Oak Alley Plantation
  • 2 nights at Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter
  • Jazz Brunch at Court of Two Sisters

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Southern Music and Dixieland

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Southern Music and Dixieland Tour

Tour Starts: Nashville

Tour Ends: New Orleans

Day 1

Nashville

Welcome to Nashville, the "World Country Music Capital!" Guests who booked air with YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn or similar

Day 2

Nashville

Discover Music City and all it has to offer. In a city filled with music and rich with history, there is so much to see and do. Experience Nashville's most famous landmarks and iconic sites, including the Historic Downtown District and "Honky Tonk Row," Riverfront Park, the Tennessee State Capitol, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, the Parthenon, Vanderbilt University and Music Row. After lunch on your own, we head to the Grand Ole Opry House, which debuted in 1974. Experience a fully-guided backstage, behind-the-scenes, dressing-room tour of the Grand Ole Opry House, where the world's longest-running live radio show is still performed. Walk in the footsteps of country music's legends and get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the world famous show.

Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn or similar

Southern Music & Dixieland Tour Option Sunrise Hot Air Balloon RideOPTION: GRAND OLE OPRY SHOW:

See the Grand Ole Opry, the show that made country music famous, which features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music. Additional $50 p/p (balcony seating).Add this option at time of booking. Please note that artists and schedule are subject to change without notice.


Day 3

Lynchburg

This morning we head to Lynchburg for a tour of the Jack Daniel's distillery. The oldest working distillery in the US, is located in the center of a "dry country," where alcohol cannot be sold. See first hand how Tennessee whiskey is carefully crafted and hear how Jack Daniel's discovered the clear iron-free spring which was ideal for fashioning his smooth namesake whiskey. Hear stories of the distillery's past and learn how Jack's whiskey became famous world over. We return to Nashville where the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn or similar

Day 4

Memphis

Say goodbye to Nashville as you journey to Memphis, "Home of the King of Rock n' Roll." Named after the ancient Egyptian Nile Capital, Memphis is a mecca for music fans. Home to Sun Studios and Stax Records, visitors come from all around the world to visit the city that practically invented the blues, soul, and Rock n' Roll. Enjoy the evening at leisure before you start your discovery into Elvis' eclectic life.

Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown or similar

Day 5

Memphis

Every music lover must take the ultimate Rock 'n' Roll pilgrimage! Explore Graceland, the main residence of Elvis Presley. When Elvis Presley was a young boy, he promised his parents that he would make a lot of money and buy them the finest house in town, putting an end to years of struggle. For Presley, Graceland was the fulfillment of that childhood promise. Over the 20 years Elvis lived here, Graceland created countless memories for the many friends and relatives who were a part of his life. Because Graceland was so close to Elvis' heart, it also holds deep meaning to his legions of fans from around the world. For many, the Elvis Presley mansion embodies the American Dream - a poor small town boy who reached super stardom and changed pop culture and the world forever. As the front door to Elvis Presley's mansion opens, you are taken on an unforgettable journey into the private world of an American legend. Explore the famous Jungle Room with its green shagged carpets, Polynesian feel and exotically carved woods, the trophy building, meditation garden, and much more.

The Guest House at Graceland or similar

Day 6

Jackson

This morning we leave Memphis behind and make our way to Jackson, named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. See the Old Capitol Museum, the State Capitol and the Governor's Mansion while on a highlights tour of Mississippi's capital. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Cabot Lodge Jackson North or similar

Day 7

New Orleans

As we make our way to New Orleans this morning, we stop at Oak Alley Plantation. Built over 150 years ago when the Southern sugar industry was flourishing, stately homes and plantations were built on the banks of the Mississippi. Many of these historic homes have now perished, but Oak Alley remains a testament to the struggles and triumphs of the South. Enjoy a guided tour of the Big House, see the exhibits, the blacksmith shop, and enjoy the beautiful grounds of this historic home. As we make our way to New Orleans, you'll see the French Quarter with Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and colorful Bourbon Street. Witness the destruction remaining from Katrina in the Ninth Ward then travel on St. Charles Avenue, following the Mardi Gras route.

Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter or similar

Day 8

New Orleans

You are in for a special treat this morning! Enjoy brunch at The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant while listening to the jazz music being played by their jazz trio band. The restaurant is not only known for its lavish food but also for its rich history. The charm gates at the entrance are said to have been brought in from Spain specifically for Court of Two Sisters. Legend says that Queen Isabella of Spain had them blessed so that their charm would pass onto anyone who touched them. The rest of the day is at leisure or you can join your fellow travelers on a real life adventure – a guided boat ride through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana!

Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter or similar

Day 9

Depart New Orleans for Home

It is time to bid farewell to newfound friends and fellow travelers and return home.


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.


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