Spotlight on Nashville
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Day 1 Nashville, Tennessee - Tour Begins
Guitar chords rising out an open window. Friendly natives and just-moved-here locals. History interwoven with music legends. This is Nashville, Tennessee’s vibrant capital. Put on your dancing shoes and step into the rhythm of America’s favorite “Music City.” Toast to the start of your lively getaway at a welcome reception with your fellow travelers. Settle into your home for the next four nights – a new state-of-the-art hotel in downtown Nashville, close to Lower Broadway’s live music scene.
Day 2 Strike a Chord
Start the day by tracing Nashville’s country roots at the Country Music Hall of Fame, home to all things country, from steel guitars to trendsetting costumes. Peruse the mosaic of photos, film, fiddles, and fan letters. Continue exploring Nashville’s musical heritage at RCA Studio B, where an expert insider will give you a comprehensive look at the city’s oldest remaining recording studio. Here, the voices of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and other world-renowned vocalists practically echo through these venerable rooms. See where artists recorded their chart-topping music and get the chance to record your own hit! Then, coast through the streets of Nashville on a narrated Hop on – Hop off Trolley tour and see the main sights of the city, hopping off wherever you’d like to make the most of your free time. This evening, visit the George Jones Museum. Here you’ll be immersed in the life and legacy of George Jones, who has more Top 40 hits than any other country music artist. Then, enjoy a welcome dinner at the museum’s on-site restaurant. (B,D)
Day 3 Grand Ole Time
Doris Day. Johnny Cash. Louis Armstrong. Neil Diamond. These are but a few of the legends that left their mark on the historic Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Practically feel the beat of yesteryear as you walk past the vintage concert posters and memorabilia. Enjoy an immersive special effects experience at the “Soul of Nashville” theater experience. Then, grapevine your way over to the iconic Wildhorse Saloon for a line-dancing lesson, a fun musical performance, and a hearty Southern lunch. Take advantage of free time to explore before taking a seat at one of country music’s most celebrated venues. Tonight, enjoy a live performance as the Grand Ole Opry family welcomes you into their home. (B,L)
Day 4 A Small Town with a Story to Tell
Head south to Franklin, where the past blends seamlessly with the contemporary. Begin with a tour of Carnton, a makeshift hospital during one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. Head off on your own to take in the grounds, including the battlefield and the Civil War cemetery. Enjoy some time in Franklin’s cozy downtown. Tonight, celebrate at a farewell dinner before making the most of your final night in dynamic downtown Nashville. (B,D)
Day 5 Nashville - Tour Ends
Wish the Music City goodbye as your tour draws to a close. (B)
All This Included
Walk in the footsteps of music legends and feel the beat of the city’s dynamic energy. This is Nashville. Visit the recording studio where country’s best artists poured their soul into the mic – RCA Studio B. Hop on the city trolley and hop off wherever you choose with your included tour pass. Venture into the historic Ryman Auditorium with an expert insider. Take your seat at the Grand Ole Opry for a bucket-list performance. Uncover the history of Carnton, a historic plantation home and makeshift hospital during the Civil War. Tap your feet and line dance your way through this upbeat, legend-making capital of Tennessee.
Nashville, TN: Drury Plaza Downtown
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