America's Music Cities

8 Day Guided Tour from New Orleans to Nashville with Collette

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 8 Day America's Music Cities. Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on a tour of America's most famed musical cities – New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville. Experience New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always...read more

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Guided Tour Starts In
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New Orleans
Guided Tour Ends In
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Nashville
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
44
Max Group Size
44
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Music Themed
Trip Style
Music Themed
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
USA
Trip Operated By:
Collette
Collette
32 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
2 Reviews
Trip Code:
COL376

Itinerary

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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 of course, an incomparable soundtrack.
2 Choose French Quarter Walking Tour or Motorcoach Tour of New Orleans
It's your choice! Embark on 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 and view the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba -OR- set out on a panoramic motor coach tour of New Orleans with a local guide that begins along historic Esplanade Avenue and rolls on to see St. Louis Cemetery #3, which opened in 1854 and holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city's cemeteries; on St. Charles Avenue, marvel at gorgeous mansions and two world-famous universities, Loyola and Tulane. Whichever you choose, you'll stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite – beignets at the famed Café Du Monde. Tonight, get to know your travel companions at a festive New Orleans-style welcome dinner. (B/D)
3 New Orleans
Journey through Louisiana's swamp on a cruise* narrated by the captain himself. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators! Then, celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World, the working warehouse where artisans create the spectacular floats for the famous parades. You'll even get to indulge in a tasting of king cake. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own before meeting your Tour Manager and fellow travel companions at Maison Bourbon, a live jazz club in the French Quarter. (B)
4 New Orleans - Memphis, Tennessee
Travel north to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n' Roll and Soul. Enjoy Southern hospitality at your hotel just steps away from the iconic Graceland. (B/D)
5 Memphis
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 and visit his home, original business office, trophy building with exhibits depicting Elvis' life at Graceland, racquetball court, and the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. Then, head out on a one-of-a-kind tour of the city of Memphis. You may be tempted to sing along as local musicians board the coach to tell the stories of Memphis' musical heritage and its rich history. The remainder of your afternoon and evening are free to enjoy this city's vast musical offerings. You may wish to spend more time at Graceland, join an optional Memphis Musical History Tour with dinner, dance to live music, or spend the evening exploring Beale Street's vibrant musical clubs! (B)
6 Memphis - Nashville
Roll along Music Highway to the “Music Capital of the World,” Nashville! We'll make a stop at the West Delta Heritage Center to discover the roots of the country blues sound that originated in West Tennessee. The Queen of Rock, Tina Turner, was born here in Brownsville, so it's only fitting that there's an exhibit dedicated to her. Arrive in Nashville and tour the historic Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the 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. This evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.* (B)
7 Nashville
Today, 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. Afterwards, a tour of RCA Studio B gives you 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! Then discover the flavor of the region at a family-owned distillery when you tour the facility and taste its Tennessee whiskey. (B/D)
8 Nashville - Tour Ends
Your rockin' musical journey comes to a close today. (B)
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 of course, an incomparable soundtrack.
2 Choose French Quarter Walking Tour or Motorcoach Tour of New Orleans
It's your choice! Embark on 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 and view the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba -OR- set out on a panoramic motor coach tour of New Orleans with a local guide that begins along historic Esplanade Avenue and rolls on to see St. Louis Cemetery #3, which opened in 1854 and holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city's cemeteries; on St. Charles Avenue, marvel at gorgeous mansions and two world-famous universities, Loyola and Tulane. Whichever you choose, you'll stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite – beignets at the famed Café Du Monde. Tonight, get to know your travel companions at a festive New Orleans-style welcome dinner. (B/D)
3 New Orleans
Journey through Louisiana's swamp on a cruise* narrated by the captain himself. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators! Then, celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World, the working warehouse where artisans create the spectacular floats for the famous parades. You'll even get to indulge in a tasting of king cake. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own before meeting your Tour Manager and fellow travel companions at Maison Bourbon, a live jazz club in the French Quarter. (B)
4 New Orleans - Memphis, Tennessee
Travel north to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n' Roll and Soul. Enjoy Southern hospitality at your hotel just steps away from the iconic Graceland. (B/D)
5 Memphis
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 and visit his home, original business office, trophy building with exhibits depicting Elvis' life at Graceland, racquetball court, and the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. Then, head out on a one-of-a-kind tour of the city of Memphis. You may be tempted to sing along as local musicians board the coach to tell the stories of Memphis' musical heritage and its rich history. The remainder of your afternoon and evening are free to enjoy this city's vast musical offerings. You may wish to spend more time at Graceland, join an optional Memphis Musical History Tour with dinner, dance to live music, or spend the evening exploring Beale Street's vibrant musical clubs! (B)
6 Memphis - Nashville
Roll along Music Highway to the “Music Capital of the World,” Nashville! We'll make a stop at the West Delta Heritage Center to discover the roots of the country blues sound that originated in West Tennessee. The Queen of Rock, Tina Turner, was born here in Brownsville, so it's only fitting that there's an exhibit dedicated to her. Arrive in Nashville and tour the historic Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the 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. This evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.* (B)
7 Nashville
Today, 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. Afterwards, a tour of RCA Studio B gives you 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! Then discover the flavor of the region at a family-owned distillery when you tour the facility and taste its Tennessee whiskey. (B/D)
8 Nashville - Tour Ends
Your rockin' musical journey comes to a close today. (B)

Collette Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indulge in a king cake tasting at Mardi Gras World.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots 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.
Arrival & Departure
  • 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
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Journey Highlights
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indulge in a king cake tasting at Mardi Gras World.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots 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.
Arrival & Departure
  • 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
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Optional Inclusions

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

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New Orleans Jazz Afternoon
  • Location: New Orleans, LA. Cost: $124.
  • 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.

Optional Inclusions

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

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New Orleans Jazz Afternoon
  • Location: New Orleans, LA. Cost: $138.
  • 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.

Reviews (2)

8 Day America's Music Cities reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“America's Music Cities”
- WA, Australia Nov 2018 2 Helpful Votes

My main reason for selecting this tour was to go to Graceland and everything else was a bonus. However, everything was great to see and visit. We had a mix of Americans, Canadians and Australians (including me). The best highlights for me (other than Graceland) were RCA Studio B where Elvis recorded most of his songs as did many others and going to the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium. The only problem with the tour timetable was that day 2 had half a day and the night as free time and day 1...read more

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“USA Music Cities”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2018 1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyed this tour very much, New Orleans - Memphis - Nashville. Great accommodation, excellent tour guide. Generally a value packed tour.

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