America's Musical Heritage With Extended Stay In New Orleans

Day 1 - Arrive In Nashville. Welcome to Music City, USA! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2 - Nashville. This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Nashville, including Centennial Park's full-size replica of Athens' Parthenon, the recording studios of Music Row, and famous Honky Tonk Row. Learn their history, their importance, and the celebrities that got their starts here. We then visit the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME to see its collection of costumes, memorabilia, instruments, and photographs. Free time this afternoon to explore on your own. Tonight you have reserved seats for an unforgettable show at the world-famous GRAND OLE OPRY, the mecca for country musicians. (B)
Day 3 - Nashville - Memphis. Start your day with a visit to [LF] RCA STUDIO B, Nashville's oldest- surviving recording studio and one of the country's most important studios. Between 1957 and 1977, more than 35,000 songs were recorded here. Make a special recording and take it home as a memory of your time in Nashville, then depart for Memphis, "Home of the Blues." Upon arrival, visit SUN STUDIO, probably the most famous recording studio in the world and where Rock "n' Roll was first recorded. This historic studio launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. Then, visit the STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC, a celebration of the great Memphis soul music made famous by Otis Redding, Booker T. and the M.G.'s, Aretha Franklin, and others. Enjoy dinner on vibrant Beale Street with its many music clubs. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE:Spend the next two nights at the Guest House at Graceland, located just a few steps from Graceland. The hotel is designed with classic elegance, modern luxury, and is uniquely Elvis.
Day 4 - Memphis. Excursion to Graceland. This morning, see all the landmarks of Memphis. A Local Guide will play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage, along with generous amounts of comedy and interaction. We then travel to Elvis Presley's GRACELAND. Tour the mansion, see Elvis' collection of ornate jumpsuits and capes, his original business office, and his enormous collection of gold records and awards. The tour ends at the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 5 - Memphis - Clarksdale - Greenwood. Today, we follow the path of the mighty Mississippi River and travel deep into the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the "Birthplace of the Blues." From the cotton fields, street corners, and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta came a new kind of music"the blues. Considered by many to be the only truly indigenous American music, the blues has influenced musicians worldwide. Blues legends such as Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, Ike Turner, and John Lee Hooker honed their incredible music talents here before sharing them with the world. Visit the DELTA BLUES MUSEUM, dedicated to exploring the history and heritage of this unique American musical art form. Exhibits contain historical images, artifacts, musical instruments, and the remains of the cabin where Muddy Waters lived during his days as a sharecropper. Enjoy a photo stop at the "Cross Roads," where legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to play like no one else. Then, a special lunch at [LF] GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB, owned by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. After lunch, spend time at the ROCK & BLUES MUSEUM before continuing to Greenwood, where many of the city's downtown buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Upon arrival, take a TOUR to see the sites and locations used for the Oscar-winning movie The Help. (B,L)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the historic Alluvian Hotel. Originally opened in 1917, it has undergone a major transformation and is now rated as one of the Top 10 Hotels in the United States by Conde Nast magazine.
Day 6 - Greenwood - Indianola - Natchez. This morning we visit the B.B. KING MUSEUM in Indianola, hometown of the legendary musician. Explore King's 60-plus year career, from his time as a sharecropper and his time on Memphis' Beale Street to the international music star he has become. Artifacts, images, and a guitar studio where visitors can play instruments bring it all to life. We then continue south to beautiful Natchez. Enjoy a horse-drawn CARRIAGE RIDE through downtown as the driver tells you the stories and history that make up this beautiful city. [LF] Dinner tonight is at an elegant ANTEBELLUM MANSION. (B,D)
Day 7 - Natchez - Frogmore - Lafayette. First stop today is FROGMORE PLANTATION, where you'll learn about the trials and triumphs of life on the plantation, from the 1700s to today. Travel then to the LOUISIANA DELTA MUSIC MUSEUM, where you are treated to a guided tour and will learn intimate stories about Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Conway Twitty, and other Louisiana Delta musicians. Head through Louisiana into the heart of Cajun Country. Arrive in Lafayette and participate in a unique experience at [LF] MARTIN ACCORDIONS, where you learn the history of accordion making, and enjoy music and storytelling by the Martin family. (B)
Day 8 - Lafayette - Houmas House Plantation - New Orleans. Enjoy a morning visit to St. Martinville to see the famous oak tree from Longfellow's poem, Evangeline. Then, CRUISE through the swampy waterways of the Atchafalaya Basin. See moss-draped trees, wildlife, and maybe even a lingering alligator or two. On to the Great River Road, where wealthy plantation owners built their monumental homes. Afterward, enjoy authentic Cajun home cooking along the banks of the Atchafalaya. Visit HOUMAS HOUSE PLANTATION, the "Crown Jewel of the Great River Road." Tour the mansion, which is filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork, and enjoy some time to stroll the magnificent gardens. You may just want to relax under one of the magnificent oak trees. We then continue to exciting New Orleans for a 2-night stay. (B,L)
Day 9 - New Orleans. This morning, a Local Guide shows you the sights and sounds of New Orleans. Visit the French Quarter, This morning, a Local Guide shows you the sights and sounds of New Orleans. Visit the French Quarter, including Jackson Square and Pirate's Alley, then stop at an above-ground cemetery and learn about the city's unique burial customs. Drive along tree-lined St. Charles Avenue to see the stately homes bordering the historic Garden District. Visit the NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, which preserves the history of the people and places that helped shape the development and progression of jazz in New Orleans. This afternoon is free to explore New Orleans on your own, shop for a favorite souvenir, or relax with a fresh cup of cafe au lait and a beignet. Tonight, celebrate your musical journey with a festive farewell dinner at one of the oldest restaurants in New Orleans. (B,D)
Day 10 - New Orleans. Continue your stay in New Orleans, the "Crescent City." Sample beignets at Cafe du Monde, ride a New Orleans streetcar, shop for souvenirs, or learn to cook Cajun specialties at the New Orleans School of Cooking. This evening, sample some of the country's finest restaurants or listen to some local jazz musicians at Preservation Hall. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for things to see and do. Included in your stay is a 2-hour LUNCH CRUISE along the Mississippi River, featuring great jazz and delicious food. (B daily,1 L)
Day 11 - New Orleans. Continue your stay in New Orleans, the "Crescent City." Sample beignets at Cafe du Monde, ride a New Orleans streetcar, shop for souvenirs, or learn to cook Cajun specialties at the New Orleans School of Cooking. This evening, sample some of the country's finest restaurants or listen to some local jazz musicians at Preservation Hall. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for things to see and do. Included in your stay is a 2-hour LUNCH CRUISE along the Mississippi River, featuring great jazz and delicious food. (B daily,1 L)
Day 12 - New Orleans. The tour ends after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. (B)

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  Tour Name   America's Musical Heritage With Extended Stay In New Orleans
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  Tour Duration    12 Days
  Start City:   Nashville
  Price From   USD $3,189.00   See in Cart
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    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single Room Supplement:
    $1,060 to $1,385

    Triple Room Reduction:
    $180 to $270

    Extra Nights per person in Nashville:
    in single room $223; in twin room $127; in triple room $97

    Extra Nights per person in New Orleans:
    All except Jazz Fest: in single room $204; in twin room $108; in triple room $94
    Jazz Fest (April 30-May 5): in single room $359; in twin room $185; in triple room $145
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • NASHVILLE
    Sightseeing with a Local Guide including a visit to Honky Tonk Row; visit the Country Music Hall of Fame; reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry; [LF] visit and make a recording at RCA Studio B
    MEMPHIS
    Visit Sun Studios and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music; sightseeing tour with a Local Guide; visit Graceland
    CLARKSDALE
    Visit the Delta Blues Museum; [LF] lunch at Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club; Rock & Blues Museum
    GREENWOOD
    Orientation tour including sites from the movie The Help
    INDIANOLA
    Visit the B.B. King Museum
    NATCHEZ
    Enjoy a carriage ride with [LF] dinner at an antebellum mansion
    FROGMORE
    Visit a cotton plantation; Louisiana Delta Music Museum
    LAFAYETTE
    [LF] Special program at Martin Accordions; cruise on the Atchafalaya Basin
    GREAT RIVER ROAD
    Guided visit of Houmas House Plantation
    NEW ORLEANS
    Sightseeing, New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park; farewell dinner; Mississippi River lunch cruise
  • Launch Date
  • 09/13/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in New Orleans
  • Notes
  • NOTE:
    • The April 21 and April 22 departures takes part in the world-famous Jazz & Heritage Festival. Listen to the best sounds of New Orleans and the hottest names in music from around the world. Your Jazz Fest package includes a 1-day pass to the Jazz & Heritage Festival plus transportation to and from the Jazz Fest Grounds.
  • Title
  • America's Musical Heritage with Extended Stay in New Orleans
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  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.
 
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