September 27-Oct.4, 2024

America's Music Cities

Nashville * Memphis * Clarksville * New Orleans

An 8-day musical journey

Join us on an unforgettable musical motor coach journey to America’s Music Cities. From Nashville, the Home of Country Music to Memphis, the Birthplace of the Blues and on to New Orleans with its deep Jazz roots, you will be entertained and energized every step of the way.

Day-By-Day with music

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Day 1: Arrive in Nashville, Music City USA and transfer to the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Meet your Tour Manager for a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Nashville – Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand ‘Ol Opry. Enjoy a narrated driving tour of Nashville. See the Honkey Tonks, Music Row, the historic Ryman Auditorium and even a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Tonight, you have reserved seats at the world famous Grand Ole Opry. (B)
Day 3: Studio B and the Memphis sound. Get that Nashville feel at historic RCA Studio B. Once the recording home of popular music titans such as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins and the Everly Brothers. Depart for Memphis and visit the Stax Museum of American Soul and Sun Studio, known as “The Birthplace of Rock’n’Roll” Then, enjoy some delicious Memphis cooking at Central BBQ. (B, D)
Day 4: Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion and Estate. Tour the mansion and see the living rooms, music room and “jungle” den. You will also visit the meditation garden where “The King” is laid to rest. Tour Elvis’ two custom airplanes, the Car Museum, The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum as well as the new state-of-the-art Visitor Entertainment Complex. (B)
Day 5: Delta Blues Museum, Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero and B.B. King Museum. Travel south to Clarksdale, the town whose roots with the Blues culture dates back to the 1920s. Learn how the Blues was born and grew up in the area thanks to musicians like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke and Ike Turner. Enjoy an included lunch at the unique Ground Zero Blues Club (owned by Morgan Freeman). Trace the roots of Blues music at the B.B. King Museum.
Day 6: Civil War Memories. We’ll take a narrated tour of Vicksburg National Military Park. Learn about civilian life and military operations in the defense of Vicksburg in the spring and summer of 1863. Continue south for a stop at majestic Oak Alley Plantation. This impressive “Big House” sits on twenty-five acres of history and romance. Later, arrive in New Orleans for a two-night stay. (B)
Day 7: New Orleans sight-seeing and Jazz Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a narrated tour of New Orleans… the sights such as the historic French Quarter, beautiful Garden District, colorful River Walk along the Mississippi and famous Bourbon Street. Enjoy free time on your own in the “Quarter” for lunch or maybe some beignets and coffee at Café du Monde before taking to the water for an exciting dinner cruise aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Enjoy the sounds of traditional New Orleans Jazz music while dining on regional cuisine as it sails along the Mississippi River.  (B, D)
Day 8: Journey home. Following breakfast, a group transfer to the New Orleans International Airport is available for flights out after 11:00 a.m. (B)

What will it cost?

The cost for this very special  motor coach excursion is $2,899 per person, double occupancy. A non-refundable deposit is $200 per person. Roundtrip airfare from your home airport is additional and your Go Travel Representative can find you the best fares.

Where will we stay?

Days 1-2: Nashville -- Gaylord Opryland Resort
Days 3-4: Memphis -- The Guest House at Graceland
Day 5: Vicksburg --  Hampton Inn & Suites
Days 6-7: New Orleans -- Hampton Inn & Suites

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Your Hosts

Your YMCA Alumni Hosts for America's Music City Tour are Peggi Simmons and Craig Altschul. of the Grand Canyon Chapter. They have previously hosted  British & Irish Grandeur (2019); Alaska Adventure (2022); Colorado's Historic Trains (2022) and Trade Routes of the Middle Ages (2022).