Southern Music and Dixieland Tour

From $1399 (was $1649)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

9 Days
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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 art forms—music and history buffs alike will love this tour, where the south comes alive!

Trip Includes

  • Nashville
  • Lynchburg
  • Memphis
  • Tupelo
  • Jackson
  • New Orleans
Hotel Accommodations
  • 8 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
  • A professionally trained local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Easy Going
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Trip Highlights

  • Stay 3 nights at The Inn at Opryland and take a backstage tour of Grand Ole Opry House
  • Tour the Jack Daniel's Distillery, the oldest working distillery in the US
  • Enjoy a tour of Graceland—Home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll—and stay 2 nights at the Guest House at Graceland
  • Tour Elvis Presley's birthplace, home and museum
  • Visit the historic Oak Alley Plantation
  • Stay in the French Quarter and take in the highlights of this remarkable city
  • Enjoy brunch at Court of Two Sisters over live music performed by the jazz trio band

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Southern Music & Dixieland Tour

Tours Starts: Nashville, TN

Tours Ends: New Orleans, LA

Day 1


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

The Inn at Opryland or similar

Day 2


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 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 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.

The Inn at Opryland or similar

Southern Music & Dixieland Tour Option Grand Ole Opry ShowOPTION: GRAND OLE OPRY SHOW:

See the Grand Old Opry, the show that made country music famous, which features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music. Balcony seating just $55pp Please add this option at time of booking. Please note that artists and schedule are subject to change without notice.

Day 3


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 firsthand how Tennessee whiskey is carefully crafted and hear how Jack Daniel 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 the world over. We return to Nashville where the rest of the day is at your leisure.

The Inn at Opryland or similar

Day 4


Say goodbye to Nashville as you journey to Memphis, home of the "King of Rock n’ Roll.” Named after the ancient Egyptian 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.

The Guest House at Graceland or similar

Day 5


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 shag carpets, Polynesian feel and exotically carved woods, the trophy building, meditation garden, and much more.

The Guest House at Graceland or similar

Day 6

Tupelo and Jackson

This morning we leave Memphis behind and make our way to Tupelo, where "The King" himself was born! Visit the Elvis Presley Birthplace, a historical museum site designated as a landmark by the State of Mississippi. The landscaped grounds include the home in which Elvis was born (a two-bedroom home built by his grandfather, father, and uncle), the childhood church where his family attended services, a museum, a memorial chapel, Elvis statues, and more. After your visit, we continue to Jackson, for an evening at leisure.

Cabot Lodge Millsaps 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. Then we'll continue on to St. Charles Avenue, following the Mardi Gras parade 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 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 charming 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; perhaps take advantage of our optional tour and join your fellow travelers on a real life adventure—a guided boat ride through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana (additional cost)! (B)

Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter or similar

Day 9

Depart for 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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