• Nashville • New Orleans • Memphis • Mississippi
This tour will take us on a journey through the musical heart of America, better kown as “The Mojo Triangle”. This cultural area, located between Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans, is the musical birthplace of Country, Blues, Jazz and Rock n’ Roll. A remarkable array of creative artists, not just in music, but also in literature and film, had their beginnings here.
We begin with a 4-night stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in the heart of Nashville – the ‘Country Music Capital of the World’, better known as ‘Music City’. The best performers of all musical genres play here at over 120 live music venues throughout the city. We will visit Honky Tonk Row, The Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and enjoy a boot stomping performance of line dancing at one of Nashville’s historic Honky Tonks.
Then it’s off to Memphis, known as both the Birthplace of the Blues and Home of Rock & Roll. We will enjoy a 2-night stay in Memphis right across from the famous Peabody Hotel where we can view the delightful “Peabody Duck March” – ongoing each day since the 1930’s! A Mojo Tour (led by a Memphis musician) will have us laughing and singing along, as we tour the most famous locations in Memphis, including Beale Street, Sun Studios and more. Of course we will also make a stop at Graceland to visit the residence of Elvis Presley.
In Mississippi we will stay in the beautiful antebellum town of Natchez, and we will have the opportunity to visit a unique plantation home.
Then we continue to New Orleans for a 4-night stay. The city that gave the world Jazz, Bourbon Street, Creole culture and Oysters Rockefeller has a style and history all its own. Our stay will include a city tour with a visit to one of New Orleans’ unique cemeteries, a Swamp Tour, a Jazz Brunch and a lazy Mississippi Paddleboat dinner cruise!
There will be plenty of time to stroll the romantic old-world streets, Jackson Square and The French Market or to treasure hunt amidst the vast array of galleries and shops. Our First Class hotel is the Maison Dupuy - a lovely French Quarter hotel close to Jackson Square and its’ spectrum of entertainment and world famous restaurants.