Music Cities: Nashville, Memphis & Pigeon Forge
August 30 - September 6, 2023 (8 Days)
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Roundtrip air ABQ/Nashville (not including baggage handling fees)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
7 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
All taxes & tips (except hotel housekeeping)
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$3,825 Double occupancy, per person
$4,595 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 now per person holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: May 25, 2023
None - Through May 25, 2023
$200 - May 26 - June 14, 2023
$2,200 - June 14 - July 28, 2023
100% - After July 28, 2023
Tennessee may be the music capitol of the United States. Nashville is home to the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, Memphis is the home to the Blues, and Pigeon Forge is home to Dolly Parton, a queen of music making. We visit all three great cities, enjoy their individual flavors and experience much of America's best music history.
Included meals are denoted: B, breakfast, L, Lunch, D, Dinner
DAY 1 D
Welcome to the “Birthplace of Rock & Roll”. Today we’ll depart on flights to Memphis, TN. Check into the Guest House Hotel at Graceland for two nights. We’ll gather for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2 B,L
After breakfast, a local guide will show us around town before a guided tour of Sun Studio, a recording studio opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips where Elvis recorded his first hit. This afternoon we’ll tour Graceland. Tour Elvis’s home, explore exhibits showcasing Elvis’ career, his automobiles, his wardrobe, his gold records, his custom jets, and much more from the Graceland archives. We will end the evening watching the Peabody Ducks march and dinner on your own on the infamous Beale Street.
Day 3 B,L
This morning we head for Nashville aka “Music City” and the capital of Country music. We will stop and tour Loretta Lynn’s Ranch before checking into the stunning Gaylord Opryland Resort with 3 indoor gardens, a 2-acre conservatory, murals, art, food, and souvenir shopping all under one roof!
Day 4 B,D
After breakfast at the resort, we depart to downtown Nashville where we will follow the story of country music, past to present, through the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum. After an independent lunch in downtown Nashville, we will take a guided tour of Ryman Auditorium, a venue where history is made, where legends perform and where music lovers belong. We’ll have dinner at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen before a toe-tapping evening at the Grand Ole Opry. Each Opry show features an array of performances by new stars, superstars, and legends of country music as well as great bluegrass, comedy and more.
Day 5 B,L,D
After breakfast, get to know the “Music City” this morning during a locally guided city tour. Enjoy a delicious Southern lunch, live show, and scenic views on the Cumberland River cruise aboard the General Jackson Showboat. We will head back to the resort for some time on your own before we end the evening with dinner and a show at Nashville Nightlife Theater. The show features songs made famous by legendary artists and today’s superstars.
Day 6 B
This morning we head to Pigeon Forge, home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dolly Parton’s Appalachian-themed Park, Dollywood. We check into the Dollywood Dream More Resort & Spa for our two-night stay and enjoy independent time at Dollywood!!!
Day 7 B,D
Enjoy breakfast at the resort before we head to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. This is America’s most visited national park and come explore why with its renowned diversity of plant and animal life. Enjoy an independent lunch in Gatlinburg before we head to the Titanic Museum, where we will walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers.
Day 8 B
This morning we will depart back to Nashville for our flight home and wonderful music memories.
Itinerary subject to change.