Are you a little bit country? A little bit rock ‘n’ roll? Then you’ll love this musical heritage vacation that follows the influential sounds of chart-topping history from Nashville to Memphis with a crescendo in New Orleans for all that jazz. Strut your way down Nashville’s Honky Tonk Row and to reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry. Swivel your hips through Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate and the famous studios and streets of Memphis. Jump, jive, and wail through the New Orleans French Quarter in search of the blues and beignets. You’ll also face the music as you follow the path of the Mississippi River to the famed Delta Blues Museum, the B.B. King Museum, and Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club. Both a musical and southern heritage tour, this vacation through the Deep South leads you to elegant antebellum mansions, historic cotton plantations, and the not-so-soft sounds of country, rock, and rhythm and blues.
Location: Arrive In Nashville
Welcome to Nashville! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
NASHVILLE Visit to LF RCA Studio B includes a personal recording session. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Centennial Park, Music Row, and Honky Tonk Row. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Free time this afternoon. Reserved seating this evening at the Grand Ole Opry.
MEMPHIS Visit Sun Studio and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Location: Memphis. Excursion To Graceland
MEMPHIS Sightseeing with a Local Guide. Visit to Graceland includes Elvis Presley’s original business office, collection of gold records and awards, costumes, automobile museum, “Graceland of the Sky” private jet, and Presley family Meditation Garden. Free time this afternoon and evening.
CLARKSDALE Visit the Delta Blues Museum, followed by a photo stop at Devil’s Crossroads. Lunch with a performance by a local musician at Morgan Freeman’s LF Ground Zero Blues Club.GREENWOOD The Help tour with a Local Guide. Free time this evening.
INDIANOLA Visit the B.B. King Museum.NATCHEZ Dinner this evening at an LF Antebellum mansion.
FROGMORE Guided tour of the Delta Music Museum. Visit Frogmore Plantation with a Local Guide.LAFAYETTE Visit to LF Martin Accordions includes music and stories by the Martin family. Free time this evening. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lafayette with a Cajun dinner and dancing. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Location: Lafayette–Houmas House Plantation–New Orleans
LAFAYETTE Visit St. Martinville and cruise through the Atchafalaya Basin. A Cajun lunch on the Atchafalaya followed by a scenic drive past plantation mansions on the Great River Road. Tour of Houmas House Plantation with a Local Guide before driving to New Orleans.NEW ORLEANS Free time this evening.
Location: New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS Sightseeing in the French Quarter with a Local Guide includes Jackson Square and Pirate’s Alley, followed by a stop at a traditional New Orleans above-ground cemetery. Scenic drive on St. Charles Avenue along the Garden District. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a historic restaurant.
Location: New Orleans
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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