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Nashville, Memphis & Branson
October 19, 2018 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am$2999 – $3599
Travel Dates: October 19 – 25, 2018
Featuring: The Grand Ole Opry Show, Graceland – Elvis Presley’s Home, Hermitage House – President Andrew Jackson’s Home, The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, City Tour of Nashville, Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline Museums, Beale Street Entertainment District, Clay Cooper’s Country Music Show, City Tour of Branson, All Hands on Deck – USO style Show, Showboat Branson Belle, Million Dollar Quartet, and College of the Ozarks
Double Occupancy – $2,999/person
Single Occupancy – $3,599/person
Day 1 Today we fly to Nashville, Tennessee “America’s Country Music Capitol of the World.” Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel. Gaylord Opryland Hotel Resort features nine acres of indoor botanical gardens under a climate-controlled glass atrium, complete with rivers, pathways, and waterfalls.
Day 2 Visit the Johnny Cash Museum, new to Nashville, a journey of the life and music career of the “Man in Black”. Exhibits and collections include stage costumes, instruments, artwork, handwritten lyrics and sounds of his music. You remember his music by some of the titles like: Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire and so many more. Upstairs in the museum building is the Patsy Cline Museum. You would remember Patsy from the Golden Globe winning picture of “Coal Miner’s Daughter”. She was a vocal stylist who embraced country music and pop sounds before rock in roll came about. Cline scored hits with “Walking After Midnight”, “I Fall to Pieces”, and “Crazy”. After lunch downtown, we will visit The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum contains exhibits, films, interactive displays and costumes as well as instruments and lyric sheets. This museum identifies and preserves the evolving history and traditions of country music.
Day 3 We begin the day by visiting The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. The beloved Hermitage Mansion is a self – guided tour with costumed historical interpreters throughout the home. You can see a short film on the life of President Andrew Jackson, the lovely gardens, the Hermitage Church, and the Tulip Grove Mansion. We return to our beautiful hotel to freshen up. This evening we will attend the Grand Ole Opry. This is the country’s longest running live radio show, and has not missed a broadcast since the beginning of 1925. The shows can offer bluegrass, comedy and gospel artists as well as many well-known country music stars.
Day 4 We leave behind the Country Music City of Nashville for Memphis, TN. – given the title of the “Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock & Roll.” We will visit Graceland – the home of Elvis Presley. Your Graceland visit will include: a Graceland Mansion audio self-guided tour with orientation film, the Visitor Entertainment complex with Elvis’ two custom airplanes, his Car Museum, and his Entertainment Career Showcase Museum. Then it’s on to our hotel for 1 night. It is located in the heart of the Beale Street Entertainment District which is walking distance from the hotel. Discover, on our own, the live music and great restaurants of Memphis.
Day 5 This morning we depart for Branson, MO. Enjoy evening’s Clay Cooper’s Country Music Show with live music, and singing, and dancing.
Day 6 The Buck Trent Morning Country Music Show has a lot of musical energy to begin your day. Next a City tour of Branson and a visit to the College of the Ozarks. Enjoy a dinner show on the Showboat Branson Belle, an 1890’s paddle wheeler that cruises on Table Rock Lake. Then we end this tour with the Million Dollar Quartet, which tell the story of the last time Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and John Cash recorded together.
Day 7 This morning we’ll have breakfast before departing for home. After this tour, music will still be “singing” in our hearts and souls.
No Refunds After: August 7, 2018