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Music Cities: Memphis & Nashville

April 19, 2022 thru April 24, 2022

Visit the birthplace of Rock & Roll and the capital of Country music! We fly into Memphis, stay at the Guest House at Graceland for 2 nights and tour historic Sun Studio and Elvis’ home, Graceland. In Nashville, we stay at the stunning Gaylord Opryland Resort, tour Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and have lunch at her Kitchen. We see shows aboard the General Jackson Showboat, at the Nashville Nightlight Theater and enjoy a toe-tapping evening at the Grand Ole Opry.


Transportation

Roundtrip air from Tucson to MPS/BNA included

Transportation

Motorcoach / transfers

Duration

6 days, 5 nights

Activity Level 2

Relaxed

Meals

12 meals

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Livery service to/from your home included


Tour Highlights

  • Sun Studios
  • Elvis’ Graceland
  • Loretta Lynn Ranch
  • River Cruise
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Nashville city tour
  • Grand Ole Opry Show & Backstage Tour
  • Nashville Nightlife Theater Show

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation Tucson / Memphis / Nashville
  • All motorcoach transportation & airport transfers
  • Pickup/livery service
  • 5 nights lodging
  • 12 meals
  • Admissions and tours as described
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • Baggage handling
  • Coach refreshments
  • Taxes & gratuities for included items


Day 1 - Memphis

Welcome to the “Birthplace of Rock & Roll”. Today we’ll depart on flights to Memphis, TN. Check into the Guest House Hotel at Graceland for two nights. We’ll gather for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2 - Sun Studio & Graceland

After breakfast, a local guide will show us around town before a guided tour of Sun Studio; a recording studio opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips where Elvis recorded his first hit. This afternoon we’ll tour Graceland. Tour Elvis’s home, explore exhibits showcasing Elvis’ career, his automobiles, his wardrobe, his gold records, his custom jets, and much more from the Graceland Archives. This evening dinner is included at another local eatery. (B,D)

Day 3 - Loretta Lynn & Opryland Resort

This morning we head for Nashville, aka “Music City”, and the capital of Country music. We will stop and tour Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and have lunch at Loretta Lynn’s Kitchen before checking into the stunning Gaylord Opryland Resort with 3 indoor gardens, a 2-acre conservatory, murals, art, food, and souvenir shopping all under one roof! Dinner is on your own this evening at the resort. (B,L)

Day 4 - Nashville & River Cruise

Get to know the “Music City” this morning during a locally guided city tour. Enjoy a delicious Southern lunch, live show, and scenic views on the Cumberland River cruise aboard the General Jackson Showboat. Top off the day with dinner and a show at Nashville Nightlife Theater. The show features songs made famous by legendary artists and today’s superstars (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Country Music!

After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing morning before departing for downtown Nashville. After an independent lunch follow the story of country music, past to present, through the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum‘s permanent exhibition “Sing Me Back Home,” and through celebrated feature and cameo exhibits. We’ll have dinner at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen before a toe-tapping evening at the Grand Ole Opry with Tier 1 seats. Each Opry show features an array of performances by new stars, superstars and legends of country music as well as great bluegrass, comedy, and more. Opry shows are never rehearsed and never the same show twice, but always an unforgettable evening of uniquely American entertainment. (B,D)

Day 6 - Grand Ole Opry

Enjoy breakfast at the Resort before taking a Grand Ole Opry backstage tour. Your insider guide will share stories about the Opry, and country music greats, past and present, show you exclusive photos from the Opry’s biggest moments in history, and take you to the artist entrance where legends, superstars and new artists alike walk into the Opry House on the night of a show. You may even have the chance to step on stage and into the famed wooden circle as generations of artists have done. Then it’s off to the Nashville Airport and flights home with your musical memories. (B,L)

Itinerary subject to change. Please contact us for special pricing if you would like to join this tour and are traveling from outside of Tucson.


Package Pricing

$2,808 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$3,240 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Price Includes

Roundtrip air transportation Tucson / Memphis / Nashville
All motorcoach transportation & airport transfers
Pickup/livery service
5 nights lodging
12 meals
Admissions and tours as described
Services of a Tour Director
Baggage handling
Coach refreshments
Taxes & gratuities for included items


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:

ADULT GROUP CHOICE

360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits

360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

$187 covers trip costs $2,001 to $3,000. $234 covers trip costs $3,001-$4,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.

Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email 360group@travelexinsurance.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF


ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING

Level 2: Relaxed

Expectations: This tour requires light physical activity combined with shorter travel days. Tour members should expect intermittent walking, with occasional slight inclines and stair climbs, including boarding the motorcoach. Activities may include an occasional city or nature walking tour, stopping along the way. Guests should be able to climb a set of stairs, walk up or down slight slopes and navigate some uneven terrain or cobblestone.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are somewhat physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).

Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.

ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security
measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On American Airlines, our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $35 fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in Memphis is typically in the middle 70’s and the average night-time temperature is usually lower 60’s. Typically, the air is much more humid than in Tucson and we can expect some Spring storms. Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.

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