2021 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

America's Musical Heritage (AS)

10 Day Tour from Nashville to New Orleans

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Are you a little bit country? A little bit rock ‘n’ roll? Then you’ll love this musical heritage vacation that follows the influential sounds of chart-topping history from Nashville to Memphis with a crescendo in New Orleans for all that jazz. Strut your way down Nashville’s Honky Tonk Row and to reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry. Swivel your hips through Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate and the famous studios and streets of Memphis. Jump, jive, and wail through the New Orleans French Quarter in search of the blues and beignets. You’ll also face the music as you follow the path of the Mississippi River to the famed Delta Blues Museum, the B.B. King Museum, and Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club. Both a musical and southern heritage tour, this vacation through the Deep South leads you to elegant antebellum mansions, historic cotton plantations, and the not-so-soft sounds of country, rock, and rhythm and blues.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 3 dinners


Notes:

The April 9 departure falls over French Quarter Fest.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NASHVILLE

Welcome to Nashville! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE Visit to [L] RCA Studio B includes a personal recording session. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Centennial Park, Music Row, and Honky Tonk Row. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Free time this afternoon. Reserved seating this evening at the Grand Ole Opry.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 NASHVILLE–MEMPHIS

MEMPHIS Visit Sun Studio and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 MEMPHIS. EXCURSION TO GRACELAND

MEMPHIS Sightseeing with a Local Guide. Visit to Graceland includes Elvis Presley’s original business office, collection of gold records and awards, costumes, automobile museum, “Graceland of the Sky” private jet, and Presley family Meditation Garden. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 MEMPHIS–CLARKSDALE–GREENWOOD

CLARKSDALE Visit the Delta Blues Museum, followed by a photo stop at Devil’s Crossroads. Lunch with a performance by a local musician at Morgan Freeman’s [L] Ground Zero Blues Club.
GREENWOOD The Help tour with a Local Guide. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 6 GREENWOOD–INDIANOLA–NATCHEZ

INDIANOLA Visit the B.B. King Museum.
NATCHEZ Dinner this evening at an [L] Antebellum mansion.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 7 NATCHEZ–FROGMORE–LAFAYETTE

FROGMORE Guided tour of the Delta Music Museum. Visit Frogmore Plantation with a Local Guide.
LAFAYETTE Visit to [L] Martin Accordions includes music and stories by the Martin family. Free time this evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lafayette with a Cajun dinner and dancing. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 LAFAYETTE–HOUMAS HOUSE PLANTATION–NEW ORLEANS

LAFAYETTE Visit St. Martinville and cruise through the Atchafalaya Basin. A Cajun lunch on the Atchafalaya followed by a scenic drive past plantation mansions on the Great River Road. Tour of Houmas House Plantation with a Local Guide before driving to New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS Free time this evening.

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Day 9 NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS Sightseeing in the French Quarter with a Local Guide includes Jackson Square and Pirate’s Alley, followed by a stop at a traditional New Orleans above-ground cemetery. Scenic drive on St. Charles Avenue along the Garden District. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a historic restaurant.

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Day 10 NEW ORLEANS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PATRICK NEILSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

An educator by trade, I hold post-graduate degrees in English Emersion and Tourism & Marketing. I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. I use my training and experience to bring the history and culture of each place alive. I love to share my passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge with guests while providing a unique local perspective.

Tour Director - PATRICK NEILSON

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Lafayette

Lafayette

Cajun Dinner & Dancing

Cajun Dinner & Dancing

Get a true taste of Louisiana's traditional Cajun cuisine on this fun evening outing featuring a hearty Cajun-style, lively Cajun/Zydeco music, and a lesson to learn how to dance the local way!

Price Range: $$



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