Southern Music & Dixieland
Escorted Tour

Nashville • Lynchburg • Memphis • Jackson • New Orleans

The South comes alive in this wonderful adventure! This tour will take you to all the sights and special points of interest in Nashville, Memphis, Jackson and New Orleans. Visit the Grand Ole Opry House, Jack Daniels Distillery, Graceland and the Oak Alley Plantation
Begin this escorted tour in Nashville – Music City and discover all it has to offer. Experience Nashville’s most famous landmarks and iconic sites, including the Historic Downtown District and “Honky Tonk Row,” Vanderbilt University and Music Row. Enjoy a fully-guided backstage, behind-the-scenes, dressing-room tour of the Grand Ole Opry House, where the world’s longest-running live radio show is still performed.
Continue on to Lynchburg for a tour of the Jack Daniel’s distillery before travelling to Memphis, “Home of the King of Rock n’ Roll.” Memphis is a mecca for music fans. Home to Sun Studios and Stax Records, visitors come from all around the world to visit the city that practically invented the blues, soul, and Rock n’ Roll.
The last stop on this tour is New Orleans where you’ll see the French Quarter with Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and colorful Bourbon Street. Enjoy brunch at The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant while listening to the jazz music being played by their jazz trio band. Finish off the tour with a real life adventure – – a guided boat ride through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana!
From €2197pp

What's Included

  • Flights from Dublin to Nashville and return from New Orleans
  • 8 NIGHTS in selected tour hotels
  • Transport in luxury air-conditioned coach with on-board Wi-Fi and personal audio headsets
  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director
  • 2018 departure dates: 16 Apr, 14 May, 11 Jun, 10 Sep, 24 Sep
  • Quote Ref: 1531931

The Exciting Parts

  • Backstage tour of Grand Ole Opry House
  • Visit the Jack Daniels Distillery
  • Tour of Graceland – Home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Visit Oak Alley Plantation
  • Jazz Brunch at Court of Two Sisters

Your Adventure...

Nashville
Nashville
Lynchburg
Memphis
Memphis
Jackson
New Orleans
New Orleans
New Orleans Departure
  • Day 1 Nashville

    Welcome to Nashville, the “World Country Music Capital!” Guests who booked air with YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure
    Hotel: Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn

  • Day 2 Nashville

    Discover Music City and all it has to offer. In a city filled with music and rich with history, there is so much to see and do. Experience Nashville’s most famous landmarks and iconic sites, including the Historic Downtown District and “Honky Tonk Row,” Riverfront Park, the Tennessee State Capitol, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, the Parthenon, Vanderbilt University and Music Row. After lunch on your own, we head to the Grand Ole Opry House, which debuted in 1974. Experience a fully-guided backstage, behind-the-scenes, dressing-room tour of the Grand Ole Opry House, where the world’s longest-running live radio show is still performed. Walk in the footsteps of country music's legends and get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the world famous show.
    Hotel: Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn
    OPTION: GRAND OLE OPRY SHOW: See the Grand Ole Opry, the show that made country music famous, which features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music. Additional $50 p/p (balcony seating). Add this option at time of booking.
    Please note that artists and schedule are subject to change without notice.

  • Day 3 Lynchburg

    This morning we head to Lynchburg for a tour of the Jack Daniel’s distillery. The oldest working distillery in the US, is located in the center of a “dry country,” where alcohol cannot be sold. See first hand how Tennessee whiskey is carefully crafted and hear how Jack Daniel’s discovered the clear iron-free spring which was ideal for fashioning his smooth namesake whiskey. Hear stories of the distillery’s past and learn how Jack’s whiskey became famous world over. We return to Nashville where the rest of the day is at your leisure.
    Hotel: Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn

  • Day 4 Memphis

    Say goodbye to Nashville as you journey to Memphis, “Home of the King of Rock n’ Roll.” Named after the ancient Egyptian Nile Capital, Memphis is a mecca for music fans. Home to Sun Studios and Stax Records, visitors come from all around the world to visit the city that practically invented the blues, soul, and Rock n’ Roll. Enjoy the evening at leisure before you start your discovery into Elvis’ eclectic life.
    Hotel: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

  • Day 5 Memphis

    Every music lover must take the ultimate Rock ‘n’ Roll pilgrimage! Explore Graceland, the main residence of Elvis Presley. When Elvis Presley was a young boy, he promised his parents that he would make a lot of money and buy them the finest house in town, putting an end to years of struggle. For Presley, Graceland was the fulfillment of that childhood promise. Over the 20 years Elvis lived here, Graceland created countless memories for the many friends and relatives who were a part of his life. Because Graceland was so close to Elvis' heart, it also holds deep meaning to his legions of fans from around the world. For many, the Elvis Presley mansion embodies the American Dream - a poor small town boy who reached super stardom and changed pop culture and the world forever. As the front door to Elvis Presley's mansion opens, you are taken on an unforgettable journey into the private world of an American legend. Explore the famous Jungle Room with its green shagged carpets, Polynesian feel and exotically carved woods, the trophy building, meditation garden, and much more.
    Hotel: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

  • Day 6 Jackson

    This morning we leave Memphis behind and make our way to Jackson, named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. See the Old Capitol Museum, the State Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion while on a highlights tour of Mississippi’s capital. The rest of the day is at leisure.
    Hotel: Cabot Lodge Jackson North

  • Day 7 New Orleans

    As we make our way to New Orleans this morning, we stop at Oak Alley Plantation. Built over 150 years ago when the Southern sugar industry was flourishing, stately homes and plantations were built on the banks of the Mississippi. Many of these historic homes have now perished, but Oak Alley remains a testament to the struggles and triumphs of the South. Enjoy a guided tour of the Big House, see the exhibits, the blacksmith shop, and enjoy the beautiful grounds of this historic home. As we make our way to New Orleans, you’ll see the French Quarter with Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and colorful Bourbon Street. Witness the destruction remaining from Katrina in the Ninth Ward then travel on St. Charles Avenue, following the Mardi Gras route.
    Hotel: Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter

  • Day 8 New Orleans

    You are in for a special treat this morning! Enjoy brunch at The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant while listening to the jazz music being played by their jazz trio band. The restaurant is not only known for its lavish food but also for its rich history. The charm gates at the entrance are said to have been brought in from Spain specifically for Court of Two Sisters. Legend says that Queen Isabella of Spain had them blessed so that their charm would pass onto anyone who touched them. The rest of the day is at leisure or you can join your fellow travellers on a real life adventure – a guided boat ride through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana!
    Hotel: Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter

  • Day 9 New Orleans Departure

    It is time to bid farewell to newfound friends and fellow travellers and return home.

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