The beautiful South comes alive on this wonderful vacation featuring locations that have played a role in the evolution of American music. This southern U.S. tour starts with two nights in Chicago, ends with three nights in New Orleans, includes two nights in Nashville and Memphis, and an overnight in St. Louis. Enjoy a sightseeing tour or an orientation tour in each of the cities. Highlights of this southern U.S. tour include places near and dear to music lovers’ hearts. In Nashville, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, with its rare instruments and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold” Cadillac, and RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio and where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and many more stars recorded their biggest hits. You’ll also enjoy the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, a must for any country music fan and where you’ll have reserved seating for a show. In Memphis, see where the film, “Walk the Line,” was filmed and visit Graceland, Elvis’ palatial estate. Other tour highlights include a trip to the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Experience a ride on the AMTRAK® City of New Orleans train from Memphis to New Orleans. Watch for cotton fields and catfish ponds as you pass through Mississippi. In Louisiana, Perhaps enjoy an optional boat cruise through the swampy waterways. In New Orleans, enjoy the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Your Jazz Fest package includes a 1-day pass with round-trip transportation to the Jazz Fest grounds. There is no better way to experience New Orleans!For music lovers and those desiring to experience the South, this value-minded tour is the perfect vacation!The “Dixieland” sound was made popular throughout the world by New Orleans’ own Louis Armstrong. Why not join us and listen to the best sounds of New Orleans by some of the hottest names in music from the USA and around the world? Don't miss the food, crafts, and music, which make this festival one of the best of its kind and the best Louisiana has to offer.
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Destinations & Sightseeing
In Chicago, Nashville, and New Orleans; orientation tours in St. Louis and Memphis; Gateway Arch, RCA Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, reserved seating at the Grand Ole Opry, and Graceland. Guides:
Services of a professional Tour Director; Local Guide for sightseeing in New Orleans.
This special departure includes all activities on our regular departures plus a 1-day pass with round-trip transportation to the Jazz Fest grounds.
AMTRAK® City of New Orleans train from Memphis to New Orleans; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
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