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America's Music Cities Search Tour Calendar
Featuring Nashville, Memphis, 3 Live Shows in Branson, Graceland, Grand Ole Opry

Tour Dates: October 12 - 19, 2018

8 Day Package
12 Meals Included

$1999 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$2699 Per Person / Single Occupancy

From Country to Blues to Rock n’ Roll, this tour will have your foot tapping and your hands clapping!  Along this journey you’ll discover why Nashville is the “Home of Country Music,” how Memphis became the “Home to the Blues and Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll,” and why Branson is the “Music Capital of the World.” We’ll not only see the sights but along the way we’ll take in 4 of the best and most dazzling productions this musically rich region has to offer.

Tour Highlights: 

  • Stay three nights at Nashville’s AAA four-diamond Gaylord Opryland Resort with an evening at the Grand Ole Opry, and sightseeing to include the Country Music Hall of Fame and historic Ryman Auditorium

  • Guided tour of Loretta Lynn’s ranch and plantation home, a self-guided audio tour of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and a visit to the Harry Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence

  • In Memphis enjoy a Blues dinner on Beale Street, see the “March of the Ducks” at the Peabody Hotel and tour Sun Studios
  • Visit Graceland (with VIP access) to tour Elvis’ mansion, walk through his custom jets, see his cars and pay respects at the Meditation Garden
  • Enjoy a two night stay in Branson with a tour of the College of the Ozarks, and great seats for three entertaining, fun and patriotic shows including Shoji Tabuchi, All Hands on Deck, and The Haygoods

Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

  • Nights 1-3: Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN
  • Nights 4-5: DoubleTree Downtown - Memphis, TN
  • Nights 6-7: Grand Plaza - Branson, MO
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Friday, 10/12/2018 - Arrive in Nashville
Optional transfers from home or our departure points will have us at the Los Angeles Airport this morning for our scheduled non-stop flight arriving in Nashville, Tennessee this afternoon. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air, should arrive at the Nashville Airport by 4 p.m. Our home for the next three nights will be at the awe-inspiring Gaylord Opryland Resort, known for being the epitome of Southern hospitality. Nine acres of lush gardens, sparkling waterfalls and 50 shops under three glass atriums make this hotel a destination in itself. Enjoy an included dinner at the resort this evening. 

Day 2
Saturday, 10/13/2018 - Nashville
Following an included breakfast, we’ll be joined by a local guide for a tour of Nashville, known as the “Birthplace and Home of Country Music.” Nashville began on the banks of the Cumberland River more than 200 years ago. We’ll see the historic Downtown District and “Honky Tonk Row,” Riverfront Park, the Tennessee State Capitol and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. We’ll take a drive down Music Row – home to the recording studios and record labels. This afternoon we’ll visit The Hermitage, to walk through Andrew Jackson’s home and farm and experience an important piece of our nation’s history. After time to relax at the resort, this evening we’ll take our reserved seats at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry to see the show that made country music famous. Each Opry show features an array of performances by new stars, superstars and legends of country music as well as bluegrass, comedy and so much more! 
Day 3
Sunday, 10/14/2018 - Nashville
After an included breakfast, we’ll tour historic RCA Studio B, considered one of the most important historic recording studios in the world. Here the “Nashville Sound” was crafted and more than 35,000 songs were brought to life from artists like Elvis, the Everly Brothers and Dolly Parton. We’ll then explore the legacy of music in Nashville with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, which is far more than exhibits – it is a musical experience. Rare artifacts are enriched by a wide variety of multi-media stations. This afternoon visit the historic Ryman Auditorium, the first home of the Grand Ole Opry. Enjoy an included dinner this evening.
Day 4
Monday, 10/15/2018 - Nashville to Memphis
Following an included breakfast, we’ll travel to Hurricane Mills for a guided tour and lunch at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. This gorgeous 14 room plantation home and studio was where Loretta called home for 14 years. It contains a huge display of memorabilia and awards from her career including many from the movie, “Cold Miner’s Daughter.” We continue along Tennessee’s “Music Highway”to Memphis, known as the “Home to the Blues & Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll.” We’ll begin a two-night stay at a downtown hotel and enjoy an included dinner and Blues music this evening at a club on Beale Street, one of the most famous musical streets in America.  Among others, B.B. King sang the Blues on Beale Street, and it was here that Elvis listened to the Blues and incorporated it into his music. 
Day 5
Tuesday, 10/16/2018 - Memphis
Following an included breakfast, we’ll join a local guide for a tour of Memphis including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (to see the tribute to Danny Thomas), the Lorraine Motel (site of Dr. King’s assassination), the Peabody Hotel (to see the March of the Ducks down the red carpet to John Philip Sousa’s “King Cotton March”) and much more. This afternoon we arrive at Graceland, Elvis Presley’s 14-acre estate. You’ll have VIP tickets which provide front-of-the-line access to his palatial mansion and access to his two custom airplanes, the Elvis’ Automobile Museum, a number of exhibits and the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family are laid to rest. Later, we’ll visit the legendary Sun Studio to see where all the big names like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash recorded their hits. Enjoy the evening at leisure with Beale Street within walking distance of the hotel. 
Day 6
Wednesday, 10/17/2018 - Memphis to Branson
Following an included breakfast we’ll be on our way to the music and entertainment capital of the Midwest, Branson, Missouri – nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. With the spectacular scenic beauty in and around Branson, it’s easy to see why so many musical stars call this tiny town “home.” Nicknamed the “Music Capital of the World,” your time in Branson will feature some of the best and most dazzling productions available. In the late afternoon we’ll check into our hotel for a two night stay. Enjoy an included dinner at a locals’ favorite this evening. Then, get ready for one of the guaranteed highlights of the tour as the spectacular and extremely popular Shoji Tabuchi captivates you! This classically trained fiddler turned country music superstar, is a fitting tribute to this fun-loving city. 
Day 7
Thursday, 10/18/2018 - Branson
Following an included breakfast, we’ll be joined by a local guide as we tour the Branson area including Table Rock Dam and the College of the Ozarks. This afternoon we’ll take our seats for America’s most patriotic show, All Hands on Deck. This all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction is a high-energy show filled with the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved for 70 years! This high-energy production features classic commercials, tight harmonies, impromptu skits, and 42 of the greatest American songs ever written. Following an included dinner at a locals’ favorite, we’ll take our seats for The Haygoods. This family show brings the house down night after night with incredibly tight harmonies, innovative, energetic choreography, incredible special effects and amazing performances on over 20 different instruments! 
Day 8
Friday, 10/19/2018 - Journey Home
Following an included breakfast, we depart Branson and head north to Independence, Missouri.  At the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum we’ll experience the eventful and triumphant life of America’s 33rd President. On display are exhibits and artifacts related to the events surrounding the Truman Presidency and his life pre and post presidency.  We continue on to Kansas City for a return flight returning to Los Angeles this evening. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air, should plan to depart the Kansas City Airport no earlier than 4 p.m. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, those passengers with pre-arranged transfers will be returned to their respective drop-offs. 
Tour Inclusions:  
  • 7 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 12 Meals: 5 dinners, 7 breakfasts
  • Services of a professional Good Times Travel tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers (with purchase of group air)
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour

Additional Information:    

  • Join this tour from home or one of the following departure points: CON, FV, LHS, SBL, or meet the group at LAX or in Nashville,TN
  • A deposit of $250 p.p.+ airfare (if purchasing group air) is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 60-90 days prior to departure
  • Roundtrip group airfare available from $495 p.p.
  • Optional LAX transfers available from $69 roundtrip (home pickup available call for a quote)
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Tour Pace: On-the-go (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • Activity Level: High (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
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