Music Cities: Memphis, Nashville & Pigeon Forge
August 30, 2023 thru September 6, 2023
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.
Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to BNA included
Motorcoach / transfers
8 days, 7 nights
Activity Level 3
14 meals Included
SOLD OUT!!! Please call to be added to the wait list for this tour.
Roundtrip door to door transportation included
- Sun Records Recording Studio
- Elvis Presley Museum / Graceland
- Country Music Hall of Fame
- General Jackson Showboat
- Grand Ole Opry
- Smoky Mountain National Park
- Titanic Museum
- Roundtrip air transportation from TUS
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation
- Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
- 7 nights lodging at excellent hotes
- 14 meals
- Attraction admissions
- Your professional Tour Director
- Taxes & gratuity 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 - Memphis
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. We will end the evening watching the Peabody Ducks march and dinner on your own on the infamous Beale Street. (B, L)
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 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! (B,L)
Day 4 - Nashville
After breakfast at the resort, we depart to downtown Nashville where we will follow the story of country music, past to present, through the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum’s. After an independent lunch in downtown Nashville, we will take a guided tour of Ryman Auditorium, a venue where history is made, where legends perform and where music lovers belong. We’ll have dinner at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen before a toe-tapping evening at the Grand Ole Opry. 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. (B, D)
Day 5 - Nashville
After breakfast, 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. We will head back to the resort for some time on your own before we end the evening 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 6 - Dollywood
This morning we head to Pigeon Forge, home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dolly Parton’s Appalachian-themed Park, Dollywood. We check into the Dollywood Dream More Resort & Spa for our two-night stay and enjoy independent time at Dollywood!!!. (B)
Day 7 - Pigeon Forge and Area
Enjoy breakfast at the resort before we head to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. This is America’s most visited national park and come explore why with its renowned diversity of plant and animal life. Enjoy an independent lunch in Gatlinburg before we head to the Titanic Museum, where we will walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. (B, D)
Day 8 - Fly Home
This morning we will depart back to Nashville for our flight home and wonderful music memories. (B)
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.
What is Tennessee known for?
It's natural beauty, awe-inspiring mountains and melodious country music. Of course, it also home to Memphis and Nashville, the ultimate music cities of the world.
Guesthouse at Graceland
Pigeon Forge, TN
Please call to be added to a waitlist: (520) 325-8839
$4,295 per person
$4,915 per person
• Roundtrip air transportation from TUS
• Deluxe motorcoach transportation
• Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
• 7 nights lodging at excellent hotes
• 14 meals
• Attraction admissions
• Your professional Tour Director
• Taxes & gratuity for included items
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.
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:
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ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING
Level 3: Moderate
Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.
Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
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 80’s and the average night-time temperature is usually lower 70’s. Typically, the air is much more humid than in Tucson and we can expect some Summer 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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