Music Cities of America
10 Day Rail Holiday - from £1,349
This 10-day journey is made for music lovers! A true music city experience awaits you. Begin in Memphis where you will tour the city’s top music sites. Next head over to Nashville where you will get a true “Music City” experience. After Nashville you will head back to Memphis and on to New Orleans.
- Tour of Graceland Mansion
- Country Music Hall of Fame and RCA Studio B
- Johnny Cash Museum
- The famous Grand Ole Opry performance
- New Orleans’ French Quarter
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Your Rail Holiday
Day 1: Memphis
Welcome to Memphis! Your journey begins in the exciting “Blues City”. Today check-in to your hotel and enjoy a day of sightseeing on your own. Perhaps you want to head down to Beale Street and check out the popular blues clubs to get into the music spirit.
Hotel:The Crowne Plaza Memphis (2 nights)
Day 2: Memphis
This morning you will continue to explore Memphis on a sightseeing tour of the city. Your fully-guided tour will take you to visit some of Memphis’s top attractions such as Victorian Village a neighborhood with many beautiful homes built in the 1800’s, the famous Peabody Memphis Hotel, and the towering Memphis Pyramid. After your tour of the city, you will be transported out to Graceland where you will enjoy a tour of Elvis’ mansion. This evening you will have dinner at a local barbecue restaurant. D
Day 3: Memphis - Nashville
Today you will pick up your rental car for a quick drive out to Nashville. Upon arrival begin exploring the city. Use your admission to the Johnny Cash Museum to learn all about the history of “The Man in Black”. Enjoy exhibits highlighting the various phases of the performer’s career from his early days when “Folsom Prison Blues” first became popular to his later performances with his wife June Carter Cash. This evening you are free to enjoy the city on your own.
Hotel:Gaylord Opryland Resort (3 nights)
Day 4: Nashville
Today you will experience “Music City” on a comprehensive tour of Nashville. Your guided tour will bring you to such important Nashville spots as Honky Tonk Row, the Parthenon (a replica of the famous structure in Athens, Greece), and a tour of the classic Ryman Auditorium. You will also get to experience the Country Music Hall of Fame, an unforgettable journey through country music’s history and its most legendary artists, writers, and performers.
Day 5: Nashville
Enjoy another day exploring the city, or relax back at your hotel. Tonight you will head over to the Grand Ole Opry for a live show and radio broadcast. With historic performances dating back to 1925, taking in a show at the Grand Old Opry is the perfect way to complete your Nashville experience.
Day 6: Nashville - Memphis
This morning travel back to Memphis and prepare to journey on down to New Orleans. Upon arriving into the city, drop off your rental car and check-in to the hotel and have a relaxing evening in preparation of your trip.
Hotel:The Crowne Plaza Memphis (1 night)
Day 7: Memphis - New Orleans
This morning board Amtrak’s famous City of New Orleans route for your journey south to the “Big Easy”! Marvel as you travel through lush forests and marshland as the train skirts the shores of the incredible Lake Pontchartrain. As you arrive into the city, check-in to your hotel and settle in for the night.
Hotel:Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter (3 nights)
Day 8: New Orleans
Today you will get to explore the “City that Care Forgot” with your multi-day attraction pass. Use the pass to gain admission to such top attractions as Mardis Gras World where you will get to see the floats and characters from the Mardi Gras parades as well as the artists working to create them, the Louisiana State Museum known as the Cabildo, and the patriotic National World War II Museum.
Day 9: New Orleans
Today you will continue to see that best of what New Orleans has to offer on a guided walking tour of the city. Your knowledgeable guide will escort you around the city, delighting you with fun facts, stories, and tales of the exciting “Crescent City”. Following the tour, you will be able to continue using your multi-day attraction to gain admission to such exciting spots as the Crescent City Cooks for a cooking demonstration or to see the exhibits at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Also, today enjoy a fine brunch accompanied by some of the city’s best live jazz music or an excellent dinner of creole classics. B or D
Day 10: Depart New Orleans
Spend a final day at your leisure before you say goodbye to the “Big Easy”. Choose to move on to another great American experience or head to the airport for your flight home.
10 Day Rail Holiday - from £1,349
with flights from £1,938
Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room and include meals where shown - (B)reakfast, (L)unch (D)inner. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach Accommodations unless otherwise stated. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call Freedom America for departure dates and availability Seasonal variations may apply - call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2019 onwards.Item Added Enquire Now
Your Rail Holiday
Discover America on an exciting independent rail adventure. All rail explorers can be booked as they are or you can choose to add extra days to extend your stay in the USA.
Your rail holiday includes:
- Superb sightseeing and activities
- Comfortable travel by rail journey
- 9 nights hotel accommodation
- Meals as shown
- Option to add extra nights