Featuring: Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans
Hosted By KENNY SHAW
Sightseeing with Local Guide
|Visit Elvis’ Birthplace & ElvisPresley Museum||Sightseeing with Local Guide,visit Stax Museum; Rock ’N’ Soul Museum, Sun Studio, Graceland||Orientation tour; visit Country Music Hall of Fame; tour RCA Studio B; reserved seating at Grand Ole Opry|
Oct 19-28, 2019
- Home Pickups within the Comox Valley
- Flights from Comox to Nashville return New Orleans
- Tour as listed
- Hotels: Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville, The Guest House at Graceland, Sheraton New Orleans
- 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
- $500 deposit at time of booking
- Balance due July 10
- Cancellation penalties 100% non-refundable
- Name changes not permitted
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 palatial home of Elvis Presley. Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of
popular music in the world. Visit the historic Ryman Auditorium.
Dine in the heart of the French Quarter at the Court of Two Sisters. Stop to taste a true New Orleans favourite —
beignets at Café Du Monde. Indulge in a king cake tasting at Mardi Gras World.
Day 1: Saturday October 19 - Home pickups and head to Comox airport for our flights to New Orleans
Welcome to New Orleans ! Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Sunday October 20 NEW ORLEANS
Enjoy free time in New Orleans to explore this city. We shall meet our local Tour Director late this afternoon to go over tour and answer any questions.
Day 3: Monday October 21 NEW ORLEANS
The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old World city on a guided sightseeing tour. First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city’s unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars.
Day 4: Tuesday October 22 NEW ORLEANS-TUPELO–MEMPHIS
Visit ELVIS’ BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM, a small, 2-room house built by the singer’s father, Vernon Presley. You will also visit the Elvis Presley Museum, featuring “Remembrance of Things Past,” an exhibit displaying memorabilia from Elvis’ childhood. It’s here that you can see, feel, and touch where the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” began his musical journey. Afterward, journey to Memphis, and spend the next two nights in close proximity to Beale Street.
Day 5: Wednesday October 23 MEMPHIS
This morning, experience this amazing city on your guided city sightseeing tour. Your expert Local Guide knows the history of Memphis like no one else—including the inside, “backstage” stories from the folks who were there. For music lovers, a visit to the STAX MUSEUM of American Soul Music is next. Then, on to the ROCK ‘N’ SOUL MUSEUM, which traces Memphis’ cultural and musical past. End the day with a visit to SUN STUDIO, probably the most famous recording studio in the world, where rock ‘n’ roll was first recorded. Hear outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis’ first microphone, see memorabilia, and relive the history of the studio that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, BB King, and many other music legends.
Day 6: Thursday October 24 MEMPHIS. EXCURSION TO GRACELAND
Today is dedicated to a guided audio tour of GRACELAND. Experience life as Elvis did by walking through the decadent and quirky rooms where he felt truly at home. Finish your tour of Graceland with a visit to the Meditation Garden, where Elvis often went to reflect on life, and where he is now laid to rest along with members of his family. You’ll also be able to board “The King’s” private jet! Tonight check-in to the Guest House at Graceland.
Day 7: Friday October 25 MEMPHIS–NASHVILLE
Today, we head to Nashville—“Music City USA.” Upon arrival, go behind the scenes of the music industry by visiting the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold” Cadillac. This evening join the optional outing and be entertained with songs from so many of country music’s greats!
Day 8: Saturday, October 26 NASHVILLE
Nashville is the ideal destination for music fans, history buffs, and lovers of the South. Start your day with a visit to STUDIO B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio and one of the country’s most important. Between 1957 and 1977, more than 35,000 songs were recorded here, including 262 Elvis Presley recordings. Studio B is a “must-see” for any music fan, but especially for those who love Elvis. Afterward, enjoy an orientation tour of the city, passing by famous Music Row recording studios, the center of the recording industry, which first developed in the 1950s. Tonight, see an unforgettable show at the world-famous GRAND OLE OPRY, the world’s premier country music venue since 1925 and the setting for the nation’s longest-running music show.
Day 9: Sunday October 27 NASHVILLE
Today is a free day to relax after the tour. A special event with KENNY SHAW will be planned along with a farewell dinner.
Day 10 Monday October 28
Transfer to airport for flights back to Canada.
To book or for more information
Contact: Diane Todd
449B 5th St, Courtenay, BC