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Nashville & Memphis

Nashville & Memphis

Graceland, Grand Ole Opry, Loretta Lynn Ranch, Country Music Hall of Fame

Nashville & Memphis

  • Nashville & Memphis, TN

  • Graceland, Sun Studio, Grand Ole Opry, and more!

  • June 20-27, 8 Days, 13 Meals


Discover the roots of the American song book in two captivating cities.

Day 1

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

Day 2

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

STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS: Discover the stories behind the music you love in a private session with one of Nashville's hit-making songwriters.

NASHVILLE CITY TOUR: A local step-on guide shows off Music Row, the Parthenon, Ryman Auditorium, and more.

WILDHORSE SALOON: Work up your appetite with a line dancing lesson from the Wildhorse pros!

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Day 3

BELLE MEADE PLANTATION: After a guided tour of the 1853 Greek-Revival Mansion, enjoy a 3-course lunch and wine tasting.

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

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Day 4

OLD TOWN TROLLEY: Get a city tour and the inside scoop on the people, places, and history that make Nashville tick. You're free to explore the city on your own for most of the day. Catch some live music on Broadway Street; visit the Patsy Cline, George Jones, or Johnny Cash museums; grab a sample at Goo Goo Cluster; or talk to your tour director for suggestions.


Day 5

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

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

BLUES CITY CAFE: A visit to Beale Street isn't complete until you've had a delicious Memphis BBQ bite at this famous place. BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Hank Jr. have played here.

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Day 6

BACKBEATS CITY & SUN STUDIO TOUR: This is where Rock-N-Roll was born! Hear historical outtakes of recording sessions featuring Jerry Lee Louis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perks, and yes, even the king, Elvis Presley.

ELVIS'S GRACELAND: Walk the grounds, tour the mansion, and explore two custom airplanes at the place Elvis, Priscilla, and Lisa Marie called home. You'll see the renowned Jungle Room and the Meditation Garden where Elvis lays at rest.


Day 7

NEW-MEMPHIS ROCK 'N' SOUL MUSEUM: Created by the Smithsonian Institution, this museum includes history from the rural field hollers and sharecroppers of the 1930s, to Memphis' musical heyday in the 70s, and its global influence.

NEW-MEMPHIS MUSIC HALL OF FAME & BLUES HALL OF FAME: These fun, fascinating, and educational exhibitions feature never-before-seen memorabilia, rare video performances and interviews, interactive exhibits, and much more at these two great stops. With robust displays and in-depth history, the museums entertain visitors with foot-tapping enthusiasm.

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Day 8

Reminisce with fellow passengers as this musical journey comes to an end and the motorcoach reaches home cities.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

DEPOSIT: $50 per person at time of reservation; final payment due May 6, 2022.


ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn Downtown Nashville, Nashville, TN (4 nights); Hampton Inn Beale Street, Memphis, TN (3 nights).


TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, motorcoach transportation, accommodations, luggage handling, admissions, and 13 meals, including 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners.


TRAVEL INSURANCE: Optional, but highly recommended.


ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with the group.

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 Dutch Mill Park & Ride
4545 East Broadway, 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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