Simply Music Cities
Tour Duration 10 Nights - From £2509*
Three Famous Music Streets in three of America’s Greatest Music Cities. Bourbon Street is in
the French Quarter of New Orleans. This Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico, is nicknamed the “Big Easy”. Beale Street is in the heart of Memphis – famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll that originated there. Then, finally, Broadway is in Music City USA - Nashville, Tennessee where you’ll find great music playing on a rockin’ stage, cold drinks flowing and a party that lasts all day, every day.
DAY BY DAY TOUR ITINERARY
Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana’s most important port city. People from all over the world have been arriving in New Orleans since the Sieur de Bienville laid out the city’s streets in 1718. The city today is a unique blend of Spanish, French, Caribbean, African and Anglo- Saxon influences. This is obvious in the food, architecture and, of course, the music. Your tour guide will be at the hotel to welcome you to New Orleans and, after check in, will be available to help you plan your stay in this charming and bustling city.
The day is yours to immerse yourself in the charm and excitement of one of America’s most unique cities. Your tour guide will assist you with planning the day’s activities. Perhaps start the day with an early morning optional tour taking you to a famous Louisiana Plantation followed by a jazz brunch in the Quarter. Enjoy window shopping along Royal Street’s art galleries, or while away the day lazily sipping coffee in the cafe Du Monde. Take a stroll along the Mississippi River or ride the St. Charles streetcar through the Garden District, an area known for its magnificent architecture.
Spend another day enjoying the sights and sounds of New Orleans. Perhaps you would like to do a Graveyard Tour, a “Haunted” bus trip or even spend time at the Casino before the evening entertainment on Bourbon Street begins.
Today we say goodbye to the "Big Easy" and Louisiana. As we take a leisurely drive through Mississippi we will stop in Tupelo - home town of the "King" Elvis Presley! We will visit The Birthplace (admission to the home and church not included - but payable on arrival) and Tupelo Hardware before setting off for Memphis, Tennessee - the city Elvis would call home and where Blues & Rock ‘n’ Roll are found in abundance! This evening you will have free time to enjoy the sights and the sounds of Beale Street - perhaps calling into BB King’s or Jerry Lee Lewis' Rock ‘n’ Roll Bar!
This morning feel free to join us on an optional visit to Sun Studio where the “Million Dollar Quartet” made some of their first recordings and on to the Graceland Mansion and tour the Memphis home of Elvis Presley. Or spend the day exploring Memphis at leisure and enjoy the ambience and live music on Beale!
It’s time to wave goodbye to Memphis and head to Nashville, known as the capital of country music. The city earned its title with the first airing of the WSM Barn Dance radio program, the forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry. We will be stopping on the way to Nashville in Jackson, Tennessee for a spot of lunch and you will have time to visit The Casey Jones Museum if you wish. After checking in to our Nashville hotel, take your time, relax and get ready to enjoy music in the Honky tonks on Broadway!
Today - It is Travelling Time's (Optional) Johnny Cash Tour. We'll travel to Franklin, Kentucky to see Johnny & June's Wedding Venue before visiting their final resting place in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Back in Nashville you can complete your Johnny Cash Experience with an optional visit to the Johnny Cash Museum.
It's free time in Nashville so you can take the chance to see RCA Studio B, The Country Music Hall of Fame and the long time home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman. (Admissions not included)
Enjoy another day in Music City - why not explore the Gulch or take a trip out to Music Valley.
It's your final day to enjoy the music and experience Nashville!
Sad but true - the tour is over and it’s time to head back to the airport for your onward flight.
Our Simply Music City Tours are scheduled to depart:
2nd September 2023 & 18th May 2024
If these dates are not suitable, please call us on 01738 643737 to discuss our small group option.