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Toe Tappin’ Tennessee

Overview

Rock, soul, country and blues are all found along Tennessee’s Musical Corridor

Details

Memphis and Nashville are two cities known for producing legendary music. Dust off those cowboy boots and stroll along Memphis’ Beale Street and Nashville’s Honky Tonk Row where the lights are bright and the tunes are thumping! 

  • Stay on the grounds of the new Graceland entertainment complex and tour Elvis’ home
  • Tour RCA Studio B and Music Row
  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and the new Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline Museums
  • Behind-the-scenes-tour of The Grand Ole Opry and attend the show
  • Narrated tour of Nashville including a drive along Millionaires Row
  • See Dale Chihuly’s glass art instillation at Cheekwood Estates and Gardens
     

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Don’t waste any time getting into the groove of Memphis! Before dinner featuring upscale innovative Southern Cuisine, a local guide spins you around town pointing out the sights with musical accompaniment…naturally! At the new entertainment complex at Graceland, it’s all things Rock and Roll! Guesthouse at Graceland – 2 nights (D)

Day 2

Begin with a tour of Elvis’ Graceland. Hubba hubba! Your admission includes access to his personal plane and car collection and museum filled with memorabilia. Lunch is fall-off-the-bone Memphis BBQ! At the National Civil Rights Museum trace the steps of the ongoing fight for civil rights. Are those ducks marching through the Peabody Hotel, you ask? They are! For over 90 years these little guys march to and from the lobby fountain. It’s as cute and silly as it sounds. Transportation is provided for an evening along famed Beale Street. Grab dinner and take in some live Jazz and Blues at one of the many nightclubs! (FB,L)

Day 3

Travel north stopping at the West Tennessee Heritage Center where the “Queen of Rock,” Tina Turner’s one room schoolhouse showcases her vast career. Supper’s waitin’ on the table in Nashville! Dine family-style on Southern staples with all the fixin’s in an Antebellum mansion where the motto is “enter as strangers, leave as friends!” Embassy Suites Nashville Airport – 4 nights (FB,L,D) 

Day 4

The “Nashville sound” originated at historic RCA Studio B. Stand in the very spot where hits from Elvis, Dolly Parton and Waylon Jennings were recorded. Cruise down Music Row on a narrated city tour with your lively local guide. It’s said that a Southerner never lets the facts get in the way of a good story, and I bet some of what you’ll hear is even true! Lunch is at a local favorite known for their spicy Hot Chicken Sandwich, a Nashville staple. Are you brave enough? Enjoy an audio tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame among the immense collection of costumes and artifacts from recording legends. Transportation is provided to/from dinner on your own and free time for a little boot scootin’ on honky tonk row. (FB,L)

Day 5

Visit the Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash Museums, two hot new attractions before a sweet stop at the Goo Goo Clusters store! Luscious caramel, smooth creamy marshmallow nougat and fresh roasted peanuts coated in milk chocolate once billed as “a nourishing lunch for a nickel.” Yeah, right! Unique to Nashville, they make great gift! Lunch is on your own at a food hall offering a vast range of cuisine. After a little down time at the hotel, join a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry and walk in the footsteps of country music’s hottest stars! Dinner is included prior to the show. Who’s performing? The schedule isn’t released until about a week before, but rest assured, you won’t be disappointed! Have your cameras ready! (FB,D)

Day 6

Sleep in this morning and take a Sunday drive to charming Franklin, TN. It’s nearby but a world away from the bright lights of the city. Loveless Café has been serving up its famous chicken and biscuits to hungry travelers since 1951. After lunch take a lazy Southern saunter along quaint boutique-lined Main Street or simply kick back and enjoy the relaxed Southern charm. On the way back to town make a stop at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens where Dale Chihuly’s elaborate glass art will be on display in the gardens. He never does anything small, so it’s sure to be a spectacle! (FB,L) 

Day 7

The multimedia presentation at the historic Ryman Auditorium will definitely make you feel the “Soul of Nashville.” Once the home of the original Grand Ole Opry and Union Gospel Tabernacle it was pivotal in popularizing country music. Wait until you hear the story of Mr. Ryman, a most interesting fellow. Lunch is local cuisine with an updated twist at the Hermitage Hotel before your late-afternoon flight. (FB,L)
 

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options

Departures

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Monday, October 26, 2020

7 Days, 14 Meals

6 full breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

$3680
p.p./dbl.occ.
$4160
single

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