America's Music Cities Holiday featuring Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans

7 nights from £2155

Start:Southern USA
Finish:Southern USA
Duration:7 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 2
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays in America’s most famed musical cities – Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans. Marvel at the more than two million holiday lights along with acres of stunning décor at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Create your own Goo Goo Cluster Candy at a chocolate-making lesson. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry. See where country legends recorded hit tunes at historic RCA Studio B. Delight in a magical holiday dinner and show at the Opryland Resort. Spend 1 night in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues," and tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland decked out for the holidays. Experience New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always on the menu. Choose how you explore New Orleans – by foot or by coach. Discover America’s musical legacy wrapped in dazzling lights and seasonal décor. .......read more
Highlights
  • Visit Graceland, the opulent home of Elvis Presley.
  • Discover historic Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world.
  • Enjoy Creole delights at a favorite French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans.
  • Stop to taste a true New Orleans' favorite — beignets at Café Du Monde.
  • Create your own Goo Goo Cluster Candy at a chocolate-making lesson.
  • Indulge in a king cake tasting at Mardi Gras World.
  • Embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of Memphis where local musicians share the story of the city’s musical heritage and history.
  • Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the “home of American music.”
  • Experience the Gaylord Opryland Resort’s magical holiday displays with over 2 million lights and unique Music City-inspired décor.
Experiences
  • Embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of Memphis where local musicians share the story of the city’s musical heritage and history.
  • Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the “home of American music.”
  • Experience the Gaylord Opryland Resort’s magical holiday displays with over 2 million lights and unique Music City-inspired décor.
Options
New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Jazz Afternoon

This afternoon, enjoy a jazz brunch at one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants, The Court of Two Sisters. Relax and enjoy the live jazz music as you soak in the centuries-old atmosphere and the largest courtyard in the French Quarter. Indulge in the expansive brunch buffet, with over 60 items available, including made to order omelets and Eggs Benedict. After lunch, embark on a leisurely cruise aboard the traditional Steamboat Natchez, iconic in New Orleans. The ambience will transport you back in time to the 19th century when steamboats were the mode of transportation of choice to travel along the Mississippi. Sit back and take in your surroundings during your narrated harbor tour, listening to stories of days gone by along the way. As your paddlewheel boat makes its way back, it is time for a lively jazz band to take the stage for some toe-tapping fun! Duration approximately 4.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

Price: £95


Itinerary

Location: Nashville

Step back in time on a holiday getaway that opens in the “Music Capital of the World” – Nashville – and the glorious Gaylord Opryland Resort. This impressive property is a year-round wonderland, but during the holidays, it truly sparkles!

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Location: Nashville

Begin your day with a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium,* the original home of the Grand Ole Opry! Test your culinary skills at a hands-on chocolate-making lesson at the iconic Goo Goo Candy Shop. Later this evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.**

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Location: Nashville

Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world. Check out the museum’s vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings and instruments, artfully presented in cutting-edge exhibits that relay the colorful histories of country music and its artists. Tour RCA Studio B and gain an insider’s look at Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio, where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Charley Pride once recorded some of their classic hits. Learn how each artist recorded their chart-topping music in this famous studio – you may even have the opportunity to record your own hit! This evening, gather for a spectacular dinner and holiday show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Then, It's your choice! Embark on a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride -OR- take in your resort’s amazing lights and décor on a relaxing river cruise.

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Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Nashville, Memphis

Travel to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Soul, and embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of the city. You may be tempted to sing along as local musicians board the coach to tell the stories of Memphis’ musical heritage and its rich. Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready to visit Graceland, the opulent home of the “King” himself, Elvis Presley. Enter Elvis’ 14-acre estate, decorated in its holiday best with impressive poinsettia displays, and visit his home, original business office, trophy building with exhibits depicting Elvis’ life at Graceland, racquetball building, and the Meditation Garden, as well his private jets. Later, enjoy Southern hospitality at your hotel just steps away from the iconic Graceland.

Accommodation: ,The Guest House at Graceland

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Memphis, New Orleans

Travel south and step back in time to the “Jazz Capital of the World” – New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack.

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Location: French Quarter

It’s your choice! Embark on a walking tour of New Orleans’ famous French Quarter, viewing St. Louis Cathedral, the bustling French Marketplace, Pirates Alley and more. -OR- set out on a panoramic motor coach tour of New Orleans with a local guide seeing the famous St. Louis Cemetery #3 and stunning mansions. Then, taste a true New Orleans favorite – beignets at Café Du Monde. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own before meeting your fellow travel companions at Maison Bourbon, a live jazz club in the French Quarter.

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Location: New Orleans

Journey through Louisiana’s swamp on a cruise*** narrated by the captain himself. Learn about the ecosystem’s history and ecology while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators. Celebrate the spirit of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World, the working warehouse where artisans create the floats for the famous parades, and get a taste of king cake. Tonight, enjoy a festive New Orleans-style farewell dinner.

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Location: New Orleans

Your rockin’ holiday journey comes to a close today.

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What's Included

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Drinks with Meals
    (non-alcoholic)
  • Train Tickets
    (if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)
  • Meals – Half Board
  • Fully Guided

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Tipping and Gratuities

FAQ

No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.
No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.
We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.
Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pro
Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.
That will vary by country of residence and country destination.
Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.
Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.
Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.
Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*
Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.
Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.
Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.
Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

Dates

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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03-Dec-2021
7 Nights
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Start:Southern USA
Finish:Southern USA
Duration:7 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 2
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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