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Opryland to Graceland

Opryland to Graceland

Wildhorse Saloon, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville City Tour, Old Town Trolley, Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour, Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Blues City Cafe, Musical Mojo City Tour, Graceland

Opryland to Graceland!

  • Nashville, Memphis, & Branson

  • July 22-29, 8 Days, 14 Meals

 

Three cities and three times the fun in this melodic, music tour extravaganza!

 

Day 1

Let Van Galder whisk you away this morning to begin the adventure in Music City USA - Nashville, Tennessee.

WILDHORSE SALOON: Welcome to Nashville! Start your visit out with some down-home cookin' followed by a toe tappin' line dance lesson.

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Day 2

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME: Take a self-guided audio tour through the history of country music. Hear the behind-the-scenes stories of country music royalty!

LEGENDS, LUNCH, & LYRICS: Learn how one of Nashville's very own songwriters approaches his/her craft, while enjoying a southern-style lunch. You might even hear a few stories about country music's most famous performers.

NASHVILLE CITY TOUR: A local step-on guide shows us the town on a city tour featuring Music Row, the Parthenon, Ryman Auditorium, and so much more!

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Day 3

OLD TOWN TROLLEY: Spend the morning seeing the sights on your own and the hop-on/hop-off trolley.

GRAND OLD OPRY BACKSTAGE TOUR AND SHOW: Go behind the curtain at the Opry! Walk where the stars have walked, learn about the broadcast that's been running since 1925. Then, you have reserved seating here for a live performance in this historic venue. Enjoy the show!

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Day 4

Say goodbye to "Music City, USA" and begin the journey to the "Home of the Blues," Memphis.

LORETTA LYNN'S RANCH: She grew up the Coal Miner's Daughter and became a legen in country music. Tour her home in Hurricane Mills, then explore the museum filled with memorabilia.

BLUES CITY CAFE: Dinner is served, Memphis style! A visit to Beale Street isn't complete until you've had a taste of delicious barbeque ribs or southern fried chicken!

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Day 5

MUSICAL MOJO CITY TOUR: This music-filler tour stops at Sun Studios to let visitors hear historical outtakes of recording sessions. You'll also hear the stories of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and yes, evn the king, Elvis Presely!

GRACELAND: Walk the grounds where Elvis walked, tour the mansion where he lived with Priscilla and Lisa Marie, aand don't forget to stop in the infamous Jungle Room! Wander out to explore his two custom airplanes, the car museum, and take a moment to remember the king in the Meditation Garden where Elvis lays at rest.

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Day 6

Next stop, Branson! Welcome to the "Live Music Show Capital of the World!" Tonight, dine and cruise on the Branson Belle, an 1880's style paddlewheel boat!

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Day 7

Today, go outside of the city for a guided tram tour of Dogwood Canyon's towering bluffs, creek beds, waterfalls and wildlife. Then, head to the Historic Downtown to explore the various shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues at your own leisure.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET: One recording studio, four music legends and a simple twist of fate turns into one of the greatest jam sessions of all time! Spend a memorable night with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis as they rock the night away.

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Day 8

Reminisce with fellow passengers as this musical journey comes to an end and you reach home cities.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn Downtown Nashville, Nashville, TN (3 nights); Hampton Inn Beale Street, Memphis, TN (2 nights); Holiday Inn 76, Branson, MO (2 nights)

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour directori, motorcoach transportation, accommodations, luggage handling, admissions, 14 meals including 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 5 dinners.

 

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 / MODERATE WALKING: Average walking/activity throughout the tour. Ability to climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces is required.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W. Broadway, Lot "G", Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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