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Globus America's Musical Heritage with Extended Stay in New Orleans(ASE)

12 Day Tour from Nashville to New Orleans 
Are you a little bit country? A little bit rock ‘n’ roll? Then you’ll love this musical heritage vacation that follows the influential sounds of chart-topping history from Nashville to Memphis with a crescendo in New Orleans for all that jazz. Strut your way down Nashville’s Honky Tonk Row and to reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry. Swivel your hips through Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate and the famous studios and streets of Memphis. Jump, jive, and wail through the New Orleans French Quarter in search of the blues and beignets. You’ll also face the music as you follow the path of the Mississippi River to the famed Delta Blues Museum, the B.B. King Museum, and Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club. Both a musical and southern heritage tour, this vacation through the Deep South leads you to elegant antebellum mansions, historic cotton plantations, and the not-so-soft sounds of country, rock, and rhythm and blues. Eat, drink, and be merry in the city that does it best! When you extend your stay in the “Crescent City” on this Southern U.S. tour, there’s plenty to be over the moon about, including two more days of jambalaya, jazz, and resounding joy. A relaxing lunch cruise down the Mississippi is also included in your extended stay in “The Big Easy.”

Itinerary (2023)

Day 1ARRIVE IN NASHVILLE
 Welcome to Nashville! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2NASHVILLE
 Visit to [LF] RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest recording studio, includes a guided tour and a personal recording session to take home. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Centennial Park, Music Row, and Honky Tonk Row. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Free time this afternoon. This evening, enjoy a live music show with reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry. (B)
Day 3NASHVILLE–MEMPHIS
 MEMPHIS Visit Sun Studio and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)
Day 4MEMPHIS. EXCURSION TO GRACELAND
 MEMPHIS Sightseeing with a Local Guide. Visit to Graceland includes Elvis Presley’s original business office, collection of gold records and awards, costumes, automobile museum, “Graceland of the Sky” private jet, and Presley family Meditation Garden. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
Day 5MEMPHIS–CLARKSDALE–GREENWOOD
 CLARKSDALE Visit the Delta Blues Museum, followed by a photo stop at Devil’s Crossroads. Lunch with a performance by a local musician at Morgan Freeman’s [LF] Ground Zero Blues Club.
GREENWOOD Take a tour with a Local Guide to see the sites and locations used for the Oscar-winning movie, The Help. Free time this evening. Overnight at the historic Alluvian Hotel, originally opened in 1917, the fully renovated hotel is now rated as one of the Top 10 Hotels in the United States by Conde’ Nast magazine. (B,L)
Day 6GREENWOOD–INDIANOLA–NATCHEZ
 INDIANOLA Visit the B.B. King Museum.
NATCHEZ Dinner this evening at an [LF] Antebellum mansion. (B,D)
Day 7NATCHEZ–FROGMORE–LAFAYETTE
 FROGMORE Guided tour of the Delta Music Museum to learn intimate stories about Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, and other Louisiana Delta musicians. Tour the historic Frogmore Plantation with a Local Guide to learn about life from the 1700’s to today.
LAFAYETTE Visit to [LF] Martin Accordions includes music and stories by the Martin family in addition to insights to accordion making. Free time this evening. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lafayette with a Cajun dinner and dancing. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 8LAFAYETTE–HOUMAS HOUSE PLANTATION–NEW ORLEANS
 LAFAYETTE Visit St. Martinville to see the famous oak tree from Longfellow’s poem, Evangeline. Then cruise through the swampy waterways of the Atchafalaya Basin. A Cajun lunch on the Atchafalaya followed by a scenic drive past plantation mansions on the Great River Road. Tour of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens with a Local Guide before driving to New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 9NEW ORLEANS
 NEW ORLEANS Sightseeing in the French Quarter with a Local Guide includes Jackson Square and Pirate’s Alley, followed by a stop at a traditional New Orleans aboveground cemetery. Scenic drive on St. Charles Avenue along the Garden District. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a historic restaurant. (B,D)
Day 10NEW ORLEANS
 NEW ORLEANS Free day. Your Tour Director will be on hand to provide suggestions on things to do and see. (B)
Day 11NEW ORLEANS
 NEW ORLEANS Free day includes a 2-Hour lunch cruise along the Mississippi River. (B,L)
Day 12NEW ORLEANS
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Related Globus Tours

AS - America's Musical Heritage
ASE - With Extended Stay in New Orleans

Globus Pricing Details

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Globus Notes

The April 7 departure falls over French Quarter Fest.

The April 28 departure occurs during the world-famous Jazz & Heritage Festival. Your Jazz Fest package includes a 1-day pass to the Jazz & Heritage Festival plus transportation to and from the Jazz Fest Grounds.

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Guaranteed Departure  indicates Guaranteed Departure
*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
Guaranteed Departure 09/02/2022 $3,259.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/23/2022 $3,529.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/30/2022 $3,259.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/14/2022 $3,259.00
04/07/2023 $3,609.00
04/13/2023 $3,709.00
04/28/2023 $3,859.00
05/05/2023 $3,429.00
05/12/2023 $3,429.00
05/19/2023 $3,429.00
05/26/2023 $3,709.00
06/02/2023 $3,429.00
06/09/2023 $3,429.00
09/01/2023 $3,429.00
09/08/2023 $3,429.00
09/22/2023 $3,709.00
09/29/2023 $3,429.00
10/06/2023 $3,429.00
10/13/2023 $3,429.00
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