America's Musical Heritage
About Memphis, Tennessee
On this vacation, visit the cities and landmarks that have influenced America’s musical heritage—country, soul, blues, and jazz with Elvis Presley also thrown into the mix. Start in Nashville and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame; RCA Studio B, one of the country’s most important recording studios; and the Grand Ole Opry, where you have reserved seats. In Memphis, visit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, celebrating Memphis soul music; Sun Studio, the most famous recording studio, which launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and more; and Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Travel deep into the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the “Birthplace of the Blues,” and visit the Delta Blues Museum, dedicated to the blues.Other musical landmarks on this tour include the B.B. King Museum and the Louisiana Delta Music Museum, where you will learn more about Louisiana Delta musicians such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, and more. In New Orleans, visit the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.But that’s not all…in addition to musical heritage, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about life on a plantation and cruise through the swampy waterways of Atchafalaya Basin. It’s a trip no music lover should miss!
NASHVILLE Sightseeing 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 BMEMPHIS Visit Sun Studios and Stax Museum of American Soul Music; sightseeing tour with Local Guide; visit to GracelandCLARKSDALE Visit to Delta Blues Museum, [LF] lunch at Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues ClubGREENWOOD OrientationINDIANOLA Visit to the B.B. King MuseumNATCHEZ Enjoy a carriage ride with dinner at an antebellum mansionFROGMORE Visit a cotton plantation; Louisiana Delta Music MuseumLAFAYETTE [LF] Special program at Martin Accordions; cruise on the Atchafalaya BasinGREAT RIVER ROAD Guided visit of Oak Alley PlantationNEW ORLEANS Sightseeing, New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, National WWII Museum, farewell dinner
NASHVILLE Opryland Hotel (MD)MEMPHIS Sheraton Memphis Convention Center Downtown (SF)GREENWOOD The Alluvian (SF)NATCHEZ Eola Hotel (F)LAFAYETTE Hilton Lafayette & Towers (F)NEW ORLEANS Sheraton New Orleans (SF)
Breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L), 3 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in New Orleans
NOTE:Join us on the October 24 departure and spend Halloween in New Orleans, one of the most haunted cities in America.