Music Cities: Nashville & Memphis (NF)

7 Day Tour from Nashville to Memphis

2018 Tour Details

This Nashville and Memphis tour is the perfect vacation for music fans who want to see and experience America's musical heritage. Enjoy southern hospitality during your 3-night stay in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and your 3-night stay in Memphis at the Guest House at Graceland, just steps away from the Graceland mansion.

In Nashville—the city that “music calls home”—visit the Ryman Auditorium, a National Historic Landmark that served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry for over 30 years and has more than a century of showcasing legendary performances. Globus has arranged a private guided tour of this famous place, along with reserved seats for a show at the Grand Ole Opry. Also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, where you’ll immerse yourself in the history and sounds of country music with its unrivaled collection of costumes, memorabilia, instruments, and photographs.

In Memphis, home of the Blues and birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, visit Sun Studios. This historic and still-active studio launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. No Memphis vacation is complete without a visit to Graceland, where you’ll tour Elvis Presley’s mansion, see his vintage automobile collection, and more. Finally, visit the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, where you’ll tour the antebellum home and learn about the owner’s dedication to helping with the anti-slavery movement.

Accompanied by a tour director who’ll bring these cities to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge, this Nashville and Memphis tour is sure to delight.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

NASHVILLE
Sightseeing; guided tour of the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite historic Ryman Auditorium; reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry; visit the Country Music Hall of Fame
BROWNSVILLE
Visit the Delta Heritage Center
MEMPHIS
Visit Sun Studios; sightseeing; visit Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, Graceland, and special farewell dinner at Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Rendezvous restaurant

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 dinners including a farewell dinner in Memphis

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NASHVILLE

Welcome to Nashville, the home of Country Music! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 NASHVILLE

Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Nashville, including Centennial Park with its full-size replica of Athens’ Parthenon, the recording studios of Music Row, and famous Honky Tonk Row. Afterward, enjoy a private guided tour of one of America’s most treasured music landmarks, the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite RYMAN AUDITORIUM, a National Historic Landmark. Known throughout the world as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” it served as home to the Grand Ole Opry for over 30 years. Its walls hold the country’s history—from Harry Houdini, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Bob Hope to incredible musical artists like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley. Tonight, you have reserved seats for an unforgettable show at the world-famous GRAND OLE OPRY.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 3 NASHVILLE

This morning, visit the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME to see its collection of costumes, memorabilia, instruments, and photographs. The remainder of your day is free to explore Nashville on your own. You may want to visit the museums of such stars as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and George Jones. Other options include visiting historic Printer’s Alley, a relaxing cruise on the General Jackson Showboat, shopping for souvenirs on Broadway, or listening to up-and-coming musicians at one of the many music venues in town. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 NASHVILLE–BROWNSVILLE–MEMPHIS

Depart Nashville and enjoy a stop at the DELTA HERITAGE CENTER in Brownsville, celebrating the beauty of the Tennessee Delta. Exhibits include the home of blues musician, “Sleepy” John Adams, and Flagg Grove School, the one-room schoolhouse once attended by young Anna Mae Bullock, aka Tina Turner. Arrive in Memphis, known as “Blues City,” where the first stop will be at SUN STUDIOS—probably the most famous recording studio in the world and where rock ‘n’ roll was first recorded. This historic studio launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. Arrive at your hotel, the Guest House at Graceland, for a 3-night stay.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 5 MEMPHIS

This morning, see the landmarks of Memphis on a city tour, followed by a visit to SLAVE HAVEN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MUSEUM. Tour the antebellum home and learn about the owner’s dedication to help with the anti-slavery movement. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may wish to learn how the famous Gibson guitar is made, from binding, painting, and buffing, on a factory tour; visit the National Civil Rights Museum, where you can walk through Martin Luther King’s motel room from his fateful night at the Lorraine Motel; or stand on the elite trader’s floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange at the Cotton Museum. Tonight, why not explore Beale Street with its many music clubs?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 MEMPHIS

Today is devoted to Elvis Presley’s GRACELAND. Tour the mansion, see Elvis’ collection of ornate jumpsuits and capes, his original business office, the automobile museum, and his enormous collection of gold records and awards. The tour ends at the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. Tonight, celebrate your time in Nashville and Memphis with a festive farewell dinner at one of Memphis’ most historic and famous barbecue restaurants, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Rendezvous.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 MEMPHIS

The tour ends after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to the Memphis International Airport.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PATRICK NEILSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

An educator by trade, I hold post-graduate degrees in English Emersion and Tourism & Marketing. I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. I use my training and experience to bring the history and culture of each place alive. I love to share my passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge with guests while providing a unique local perspective.

Tour Director - PATRICK NEILSON

 Accommodations

Nashville
Memphis

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Nashville

Nashville

Nashville Nightlife

Nashville Nightlife

Nashville Nightlife is Music City's premier celebration of country music both past and present. You'll be entertained with songs from so many of country music's greats!

Price Range: $

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