Memphis Nashville 2018
Memphis is so much more than a city on the banks of the Mississippi River. It is in many ways the home of the blues, soul and Rock and Roll music. The blues continue to resonate through the streets and clubs surrounding Beale Street.
Nashville on the other hand is famous for its honky tonks with live music from a variety of talented acts. It is also home to some of the best country music museums in the United States.
Today you meet your Travac Tour Director at the Ottawa International Airport for your flights to Memphis. Upon your arrival in Memphis you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day will be free.
Your tour of Memphis will focus on Beale Street and the historic district of this town. You will learn about many of the personalities that left their imprint on Memphis from Danny Thomas to Elvis Presley and B.B. King. We will end the tour with a visit to Sun Studio before returning to our hotel.
Today we will visit Graceland to explore the Elvis connection to Memphis. Learn how his revolutionary style and unique sound changed the face of popular music and culture forever. The balance of your day will be free.
We will be heading to Nashville later this morning. On route, we will have a stop at the Delta Heritage Center with a guided tour.
After arriving in Nashville, the balance of your day will be free. If you wish to go to a performance of the Grand Ole Opry, your tour director will be happy to arrange tickets.
This morning we’ll be touring Nashville, including Centennial Park. Besides its musical heritage, Nashville is the state capital and home to Vanderbilt University. It truly is one of the most vibrant cities in the US. Our tour will follow the music scene and will show you some of the famous and not so famous honky-tonks and saloons. The tour will culminate with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and RCA Studio B.
We start the day with a tour of the Ryman Auditorium, a National Historic Landmark, known as the “Mother Church of Country Music”. Afterwards, we have a backstage tour of the Opry’s current home, the Grand Ole Opry House. The balance of your day will be free.
An optional Christmas show at the Gaylord Opryland will be offered. More information to follow as the 2018 shows are not released for sale yet.
Today is at your leisure. There are plenty of museums in Nashville that you might consider visiting including the Johnny Cash Museum. The food scene in Nashville is excellent and factory outlet shopping is available next to your hotel complex.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flights back to Ottawa.
Itinerary subject to change.