b'NEWFOR 2023Day 1 - Nashville Heritage Center to learn more about the statesDay 6 - French Quarter SightseeingArrive in Americas premier countryculture and delve deeper into music historyNew Orleans oldest neighborhood greets us music destination, Nashville, and transferwith exhibits dedicated to Tina Turner andas we embark on a guided walking tour of the independently to our hotel for check-in bySleepy John Adam Estes. We enjoy our firstFrench Quarter. We are joined by an expert 4:30 p.m. Join your Tour Manager and fellowtaste of Memphis this evening with an authenticguide who escorts us between famed sites and travelers this evening at the Nashville NightlifeMemphis barbecue dinner on arrival. Overnighthistoric homes. The 2-hour excursion concludes Dinner Theater for an endless buffet dinner andMemphis, TN. (B, D) with decadent beignets at Cafe du Monde. live country music performances. OvernightDay 4 - Graceland/Sun Studio Following the outing, continue sightseeing at Nashville, TN. (D)Elvis Presleys former residence and one of theyour own pace. Overnight New Orleans, LA. (B)Day 2 - Country Music Hall of Fame/ most iconic homes in Tennessee, Graceland, isDay 7 - Mardi Gras WorldGrand Ole Opry Backstage Tour on the itinerary today. We visit the King of RockImmerse in the Souths most festive celebration Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning beforen Rolls former home and admire its originalat Mardi Gras World. This incredible attraction setting out for a tour of some of the citys mostfurnishings and mementos of his life. Beforeis your ticket to all things Mardi Gras. During notable attractions. We begin at the Countrywe leave, we also go across the street to Elvisour hour-long tour, learn the holidays history Music Hall of Fame, whose exhibits showcasePresleys Memphis, a massive museum filledand the traditions surrounding it, and see the the history of the genre and celebrate thewith over 1.5 million artifacts. Next, enjoy afloat den, where the festive floats are made. industrys titans. Next, we visit the Grand Oleguided tour of the Birthplace of Rock n Roll, SunYour afternoon is at leisure ahead of our dinner Opry for a backstage tour. Admire the ambianceStudio. During the 45-minute excursion, seecruise aboard an authentic steamboat on the as you listen to stories about the artists whodecades of photos and memorabilia as well asMississippi River. With live jazz music playing, have performed on the Opry stage and see athe room where many greats recorded theirsavor a delicious Creole-inspired dinner and selection of photos that illustrate the last 100hits. Overnight Memphis, TN. (B) illuminated city views. Overnight New Orleans, years. The remainder of your day is at leisure toDay 5 - Memphis to New Orleans LA. (B, D)explore the city. Overnight Nashville, TN. (B) by Train Day 8 - Tour ConclusionDay 3 - RCA Studio B/West TennesseeThis morning we transfer to Memphis CentralBid farewell to New Orleans this morning as you Delta Heritage Center Station to board Amtraks City of New Orleans.check out of your hotel. A group transfer to New Your journey through Nashvilles music historyOur route takes us through the varied sceneryOrleans International Airport accommodates continues at RCA Studio B this morning. Openedof Mississippi and Louisianas bayous in pursuitflights departing after 11:00 a.m. (B)in 1957, this studio saw the founding of theof the Big Easy. We arrive in New Orleans late Nashville Sound and has hosted artists fromthis afternoon and transfer to our hotel with Elvis Presley to Chet Atkins. Following our timethe remainder of the day at leisure to explore here, we are enveloped in lush Tennesseethis atmospheric destination. Overnight New scenery as we drive from Nashville to Memphis.Orleans, LA. (B)En route, we stop at the West Tennessee Delta For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 53'