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Memphis & Nashville: A Tennessee Twosome

Memphis & Nashville: A Tennessee Twosome

Musical landmarks, historic sites and legends of music make this part of America home to where music lives.

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Trip Duration: 7 Days

Meals Included: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Tour Director: Yes 

Activity Level: Moderate, Walking

 

Highlights Include:

 

Memphis Sightseeing Tour

This 3-hour guided sightseeing tour covers the historic downtown area with drive-bys of the Mississippi River, Mud Island, The Pyramid, Beale Street, Memphis' early churches & public buildings, and St. Jude's Hospital.

 

Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour

There’s nothing like a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House; it’s a must-see for everyone in Music City! Walk in the footsteps of country music’s superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous!

Your knowledgeable guide will share stories about the Opry and country music greats, past and present — from Minnie Pearl to Carrie Underwood, you might say — show you photos from the Opry’s biggest moments in history, and take you to the artist entrance where legends, new artists, and superstars alike walk into the Opry House on the night of an Opry show.

 

Grand Ole Opry Performance

Take country music's greatest legends, mix in today's biggest superstars, add the hottest new voices on the charts and you have the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. Known as the undisputed home of country music, the Opry is an attraction for hundreds of thousands of fans and visitors every year.

 

Opryland Hotel with Riverboat Tour 

Situated in the heart of Nashville, Gaylord Opryland Resort welcomes you to a stunning, one-of-a-kind experience. Guests can explore 9 acres of airy, indoor garden atriums, a wide selection of award-winning restaurants & bars, and so much more!

The Delta Riverboat travels down a scenic river winding through a 4.5-acre indoor garden. Take in the natural beauty while a guide shares facts about the Delta's plants and fish and answers questions about this sprawling Nashville resort and its many activities.

 

Graceland

Experience the most significant enhancement and expansion of Elvis Presley's Graceland since the historic home opened to the public. The all-new Graceland Visitor Entertainment Complex offers a fully-immersive Elvis and pop culture experience to celebrate the most popular entertainer of all time. While the Graceland Mansion Tour continues to present the personal side of Elvis' life, across the street at the all-new entertainment complex, guests enjoy exciting and engaging exhibitions, attractions and visitor experiences in a 200,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility.

 

Elvis Experience Tour Includes:

Mansion Audio-Guided Tour & Orientation film, full access to the state of the art Visitor Entertainment Complex, Elvis' two custom airplanes, Presley Car Museum, Elvis: The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum, and Elvis Discovery Exhibits.

 

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the Smithsonian Institution have joined together to create a century long retrospective on the history of Blues, Soul, and Rock 'n' Roll. Hear personal stories of famous artists such as Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and B.B. King. Experience how music migrated from the cotton fields to rural Memphis and experience the social and economic changes that were taking place in this region from the 1930s to the 1970s.

 

Sun Studio

Visit "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" where Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lewis, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison & many more created the music that changed the world!

 

Nashville Nightlife Theatre

Come and experience a celebration of Country Music from both past and present. Hear songs from many of the great artists in country music history and today's hottest superstars. Enjoy the music of everyone from Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline, to the superstars of today like Sara Evans and Toby Keith!

 

Country Music Hall of Fame

Step into the world of country music and discover the stories behind the songs. See over 3,000 stage costumes, original song manuscripts, instruments and personal items on display. Museum exhibits include "Marty Stuart Presents: The Treasures of Hank Williams;" Elvis' Solid Gold Cadillac; George Strait's hat, jacket & signed script from the movie "Pure Country;" and many more treasures from country's legends and hottest new stars.

 

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant is surrounded by orchards in a serene setting in the heart of Sevierville, Tennessee.

Enjoy lunch, free time at the general store, bakery, winery and ice cream shop.

 

Need to Know:

Persons with walking disabilities may find it difficult to maneuver Graceland.

 

This trip has expanded leg room for your comfort.

 

Graceland is wheelchair accessible except for the airplane tours. Persons with walking disabilities may find it difficult to maneuver Graceland.

 

Eyre has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

Pick ups:(tentative)

Tentative Departure Times:
6:30am Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride
7:15am Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II
7:30am Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
8:30am West Falls, VA @ West Falls Kiss + Ride

Day 1:

Travel to Kingsport, TN
Lunch on own
Check in for (1) overnight at La Quinta Inn, Kingsport, TN
Dinner on own

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Nashville, TN
Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour
Free time for shopping & Lunch on own at Opry Mills
Check in for (1) overnight at Wingate Nashville Airport
Tour on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel
Dinner on own at Opryland Hotel
Evening performance at Grand Ole Opry

Day 3:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Memphis, TN
Elvis Experience Tour of Graceland
Lunch Voucher for Graceland. Can be used at any food & beverage outlet. Value is $15
Check in for (2) overnights at the Doubletree Hotel Memphis
Dinner on own

Day 4:

Breakfast included at the hotel
Three hour guided sightseeing tour of Memphis
Lunch and free time on own on Beale Street
Admission and self guided tour of Memphis Rock n Soul Museum
Guided tour of Sun Studio
Dinner on own

Day 5:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Nashville, TN
Lunch on own
Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame
Check in for (1) overnight at Wingate Nashville Airport
Buffet dinner and show at Nashville Nightlife Theatre

Day 6:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Sevierville, TN
Lunch and free time on own at Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
Note: Time change - one hour ahead
Travel to Kingsport, TN
Check in for (1) overnight at La Quinta Inn, Kingsport TN
Dinner on own

Day 7:

Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Lunch on own en route

Drop off:(tentative)

Tentative Times:
4:00pm West Falls, VA @ West Falls Kiss + Ride
5:00pm Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
5:15pm Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II
6:00pm Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride

Accommodations Day 1 & 6: The La Quinta Inn & Suites, Kingsport, TN

The hotel features a seasonal outdoor Pool and Fitness Room.

Guestrooms include Coffeemaker, Iron/Board, Hairdryer and Mini-Refrigerator.

The hotel is non-smoking.

 

Accommodations Day 2 & 5: Wingate Nashville Airport, Nashville, TN

The hotel features a Fitness Center.

Guestrooms include coffee maker, iron/board, and hair dryer.

The hotel is non-smoking.

 

Accommodations Day 3 & 4: Doubletree Hotel, Memphis, TN

The Doubletree features a seasonal outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurant and lounge.

Guestrooms include coffeemaker, hairdryer and iron/board.

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

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

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Ellicott City Long Gate Park and Ride
Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Falls Church, VA West Falls Church Metro Kiss + Ride Lot
Virginia
Leisure World Leisure World - Club House II (Residents ONLY)
3300 N Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Silver Spg/Rockville, MD Georgia Ave Park & Ride
16000 Georgia Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
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