2017-18 SEASON
Mar 2017 - Apr 2018

8 Day America's Music Cities

Collette Guided Tour starting in New Orleans and finishing in Nashville

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 8 Day America's Music Cities. Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on this tour of America's most famed musical cities. Visit New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville as you revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country and good old rock 'n' roll. Experience America's...read more

Overview

Operator: Collette
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Style: Classic
Duration: 8 Days
From: New Orleans to Nashville
Tour Code: COL376
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: USA
Our Price From:
$ 2,584
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

New Orleans, Louisiana - Tour Begins

Step back in time on a cultural getaway that opens in the “Jazz Capital of the World” – New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouthwatering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack. Stay: Sheraton New Orleans (3 Nights)
2

Choose French Quarter Walking Tour or Motorcoach Tour of New Orleans

Today the choice is yours. Perhaps you’ll choose a walking tour of New Orleans’ famous French Quarter where you’ll see the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks; continue to the bustling French Marketplace where you’ll explore Pirates Alley, the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba; stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite – beignets at Café Du Monde. Or maybe you’d prefer to set out on a panoramic motorcoach tour of New Orleans with a local guide; begin along historic Esplanade Avenue; see St. Louis Cemetery #3 which opened in 1854 and holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city’s cemeteries; then, relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. This romantic road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions as well as Tulane and Loyola, two world-famous universities. Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans-style! During a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Following dinner, enjoy a jazz revue at a local French Quarter jazz club. (B/D)
3

New Orleans

Journey through Louisiana’s swamp on a cruise* narrated by your captain. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators! Return to New Orleans and spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to discover this great city your way. (B)
4

New Orleans - Memphis, Tennessee

Travel north to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Soul. This evening enjoy delectable Southern cuisine along with some of the best live music in town. Tonight’s dinner truly captures the essence of Memphis’ music and culinary scene. Stay: Sheraton Memphis (2 Nights) (B/D)
5

Memphis

This morning, embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of the city of Memphis. Local musicians board the coach and tell the story of Memphis’ musical heritage and history as you view the city’s many highlights…you may even be tempted to sing along! Then, don your blue suede shoes when you visit Graceland, the palatial home of Elvis Presley. Enter Elvis’ 14-acre estate and visit his home, original business office, trophy building with exhibits depicting Elvis’ life at Graceland, racquetball building, and the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. The remainder of your day is free to enjoy this city’s vast musical offerings on your own. Dance to the live music that may fill the open air or spend the evening exploring Beale Street’s vibrant musical clubs! (B)
6

Memphis - Nashville

Journey to the “Music Capital of the World” – Nashville. Relive days gone by during a tour of the sprawling Belle Meade Plantation and indulge in a culinary and wine tasting experience featuring southern delicacies.** Following lunch, discover the flavor of the region at a historic distillery when you tour the facility and taste its famous Tennessee whiskey. This evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.*** What began as a building where a local radio broadcast show aired once a week in 1925 has grown to become an entertainment complex that attracts music fans from all over the world. Stay: Gaylord Opryland Hotel (2 Nights) (B/L)
7

Nashville

Your day begins with a tour of WSM Radio Station where you will meet a local radio show personality. Next, a local guide will share the history and lore of Music City during a sightseeing tour where you will view the State Capitol, Music Row and the Parthenon — a full replica of the Athenian original! Next, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world. The museum’s vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings and instruments are artfully presented in cutting-edge exhibits relaying the colorful histories of country music and its artists. Learn about the Hatch Show Print, the original printer of the concert flyer for famous country musicians, and have the opportunity to see how they are still printed today. Then, visit the old Ryman Auditorium**** and the historic RCA Studio B for an up-close look at Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pride once recorded some of their classic hits. Learn the secrets of how each artist recorded their chart-topping music in this famous studio where you may even have the opportunity to record your own hit! (B/D)
8

Nashville - Tour Ends

As your journey comes to a close, return home with a wealth of memories that will have you humming a new tune. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Exclusive to Collette

  • 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.”
  • Tour the historic RCA Studio B for an up-close look at Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio.
  • Stay at the incredible Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

What's Included:

  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • Strategically located hotels (4 stars and above)
  • The services of a professional tour manager
  • Expert local guides who provide insider knowledge
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • All on-tour gratuities (excludes on-board cruise gratuities)
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • Wi-Fi available on tour

Activity Level

  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

Flight Information

  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is () Airport, please make sure your flights arrive before 1:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Nashville Metro Airport (BNA) Airport, please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day

Trip Notes

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Roundtrip Home to Airport Chauffeur Drive Service

  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.

 

Optional Activities

The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

Memphis Music History Tour with Dinner

Location: Memphis, TN. Cost: $107.
Begin with a visit to Sun Studio, perhaps the most famous recording studio in the world. A guided tour will introduce you to the location that began the careers of musical legends such as Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, and of course, Elvis Presley....read more

New Orleans Jazz Afternoon

Location: New Orleans, LA. Cost: $120.
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...read more

Operator Details

Region: USA
Style: Classic
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Location: Various
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Optional Inclusion
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: All Included in Price
Max Group Size: 44 (Avg. 36)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Collette for trips in USA. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

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