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8 Day America's Music Cities

Collette Tour starting in New Orleans and finishing in Nashville

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: Tour (Premium)
Style: Classic
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 8 Days
From: New Orleans to Nashville
Tour Code: COL376
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: USA
Our Price From:
$ 3,196
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)

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 Hotel (3 Nights)
2

Choose French Quarter Walking Tour or Motorcoach Tour of New Orleans

The choice is yours! Take 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. Or, 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; 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. Whichever you choose, stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite – beignets at Café Du Monde. 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. Your dinner truly captures the essence of Memphis' music and culinary scene. Stay: Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel (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. 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 Resort (2 Nights) (B/L)
7

Nashville

Your day begins with a local guide who 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. 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

Your musical journey comes to a close today. (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
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • 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.

 

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.

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
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • 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 New Orleans Intl Airport (MSY) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • 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

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.

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.

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

Optional Activities

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

New Orleans Jazz Afternoon

Location: New Orleans, LA. Cost: $131.
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

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Accommodation: 4 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours, Short Breaks & Small Group Explorations
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 24
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, South & Central America, UK & USA

Prices & Dates

Private Tranfers
Leave the hassle of getting to the airport behind and enjoy roundtrip home to airport private chauffeur driven service. This service is available for all Collette tour bookings. Service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is also available between 41-70 kms for a small fee. T&C's apply.
Repeat Travellers
Once you depart on your trip, you will receive a $150 credit (per person) towards the next trip you take within 12 months, or a $100 credit for a trip taken within 13-24 months.
Past Client Loyalty Saving
Have you booked a trip with Global Journeys previously? Thanks! Save an additional $50 per person (up to $100 per booking) off the trip of your choice (over 6 days in length). This saving is open for a period of 4 years from the date of last booking you made with Global Journeys.
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