Thursday Oct 25th - Depart Australia- Los Angeles-Nashville- Check-In to Homewood Suites, Vanderbilt
Free Day to explore your surroundings, or relax by the pool.
Friday Oct 26th-
AM- Explore Nashville sights on The Music City Trolley, stops include Johnny Cash & Goo Goo, Musicians Hall of Fame, The Parthenon, Centennial Park, and Entry into The Country Music Hall of Fame.
Saturday Oct 27th -Nash Trash Comedy Tour -
This is one-of-a-kind country musical-comedy extravaganza. Hop on the Big Pink Bus, and Sheri Lynn & Brenda Kay (the Jugg Sisters) will dish the dirt on your favorite polyester, double-knit, sequined country music legends. There's lots of audience participation and improv comedy, so there's as much going on inside the bus as outside it...you'll laugh 'til your face hurts!
The tour last about an hour and 45 minutes and travels through downtown Nashville. You'll ride past major country music institutions like the Ryman Auditorium, take a brief stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame for souvenirs (and maybe a beverage refill), then take a quick spin on legendary Music Row before returning to the Market.
Sunday Oct 28th
10.00am-11.00am - Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tour
Go behind the curtain on a guided backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House, the concert hall that made Nashville the capital of country music. Walk in the footsteps of country music's superstars and get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the legendary venue
Evening - Nashville Showboat Cruse - Board one of the country’s largest paddle-wheel boats for a spectacular lunch or dinner cruise down Nashville’s Cumberland River! Relax and admire views from the decks, indulge in a Southern meal and enjoy live entertainment including talented musical performers, dancers and comedy.
Monday Oct 29th - Travel to New Orleans
Check in to Bourbon Orleans Hotel.
Free time to explore your hotel and surroundings.
The iconic Bourbon Orleans Hotel is located in New Orleans' exciting French Quarter. It has a rich history along with a vibrant present.
Located adjacent to two great New Orleans landmarks, the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is in the center of it all.
Just half a block away, guests can enjoy the nightlife on Bourbon Street or the fine restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and boutiques on Royal Street.
Tuesday Oct 30th AM- Explore the French Quarter Market- Enjoy some beignets at the famous Cafe Du Monde. Similar to some European markets, this historically charming open-air market features shopping, dining, music and local tradition that is uniquely New Orleans. From Café du Monde near Jackson Square to the flea market at the end of Esplanade Avenue, the French Market includes five blocks of local produce, specialty art, handmade crafts, retail shopping and more.
Wednesday Oct 31st HALLOWEEN-12.00pm, Each year on Halloween, the Thriller Flash Mob shows off their creepy dance routines in front of City Hall. They will be flash-mobbing the seat of local government between noon and 3:00
Jim Monaghan’s annual parade takes place on Halloween evening in the French Quarter. Starting at 6:00 p.m. at Molly’s at the Market, the parade meanders through the French Quarter stopping at Erin Rose on Conti Street for the annual costume contest. The parade ends back at Molly’s where the party continues late into the evening.
6PM - Our famous French Quarter Ghosts & Legends Tour explores the grim and ghastly deeds of the old French Quarter. Escape into the past as our offbeat licensed guides provide you with an eerie yet fun-filled adventure. You'll visit sites of documented hauntings taken from police records, city archives, and our own professional paranormal investigations. YES! Ghosts and phantoms still haunt the legendary Vieux Carre. We even visit a haunted bar along the way!
Thursday Nov 1st- Discover historic New Orleans in an open‐top double‐decker bus on this hop‐on hop‐off sightseeing tour. Stops include the French Market, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cemetery, WWII Museum, Mardi Gras World, and the Garden District.
Friday Nov 2nd -Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour
Enjoy a guided visit of two historical plantations, Oak Alley and Laura Plantations
Walk through the fields and get a sense of life during slavery
Enjoy a narrated ride across the swamps, and visit the old sugar cane fields with your guide
Marvel at the architecture and learn about their past owners
Ride in comfort in a 13 passenger tour van with a small group
Visit authentic pre-civil war era slave cabins
Sat Nov 3rd - Experience New Orleans’ spiritual side on this 2‐hour walking tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1. A knowledgable local guide will lead you through a maze of haunting yet impressive mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess. Learn about New Orleans’ distinctive above‐ground burial system and its rich – and evolving – voodoo tradition.
Evening - Steamboat Jazz Dinner Cruise- Experience the dazzle of New Orleans at night with a romantic dinner cruise aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez. Journey through time on this 2‐hour float along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner and live jazz music.
Sunday Nov 4th - Travel to Memphis.
Check in to The Guest House at Graceland.
Free day to enjoy the surroundings.
Monday Nov 5th- Follow in the footsteps of Elvis on this 3-Hour VIP tour of Graceland, the famous former home of the king of rock ‘n’ roll himself, Elvis Presley. Look through a plethora of fascinating memorabilia, like photos, personal mementos, costumes and jewelry. Enjoy a multimedia audio tour of the Graceland Mansion’s exhibits highlighting Elvis’ rise to stardom. Also, visit the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, featuring some of his favorite cars, and a special VIP-only exhibit in the mansion.
Evening -Travel to dinner at Marlowes Ribs Restuarant, in the famous pink cadilac.
Tuesday Nov 6th-Mojo Music Bus Tour -Shake, rattle and roll through Memphis on this guided, 90-minute musical bus tour around the home of the blues. Local musicians lead the way on a fun-loving ride through musical Memphis, complete with live music and tambourines, shakers and bongos for all to enjoy. Visit historic Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America, plus Stax Studio, the Lorraine Motel and much more. Includes admission to Sun Studio, the birthplace of rock and roll and the most
ITINERARY14 DAYS- NASHVILLE-NEW ORLEANS-MEMPHIS
2017 Itineraries will be finalised closer to the departure date. Itinerary below subject to change depending on availability.
6.00pm - Nash Bar Bash
Characteristially Nashville, the Nash Bar Bash is heavy on the music, heavy on the Southern Charm, and replete with awesome drink specials! You'll hit four different bars and be regaled with tales of Nashville's storied and sordid past. Tales of bootleggers, honky-tonk legends, and pill-poppin' rock stars abound as we traverse what used to be known called "The Men's Quarter" - a square mile of former brothels, gambling houses and saloons - that now make up Lower Broadway, Nashville's PREMIERE entertainment area!
PM- Dinner and Line Dancing Lesson at The Wildhorse Saloon.
The World-Famous Wildhorse Saloon is a 66,000 square foot live music and dance destination. If you can't do it here - it can't be done in Nashville, where we have three floors of action-packed fun, internal capacities reaching over 2,400 and the capability to extend out to Riverfront Park right in our own backyard. We are a restaurant, catering, bar, concert site, dance venue and TV studio—all under one roof.
Optional Evening - Frenchmen Street is a New Orleans live music and entertainment district in the Marigny neighborhood at the edge of the French Quarter. The street’s music venues feature the best live music New Orleans has to offer. You can also find some of the cities premiere restaurants, bars, shops, and galleries all within a 3 block area.
Evening - Enjoy a night out on famous Bourbon St.
On Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, it's Fat Tuesday every day of the week. Don't be shy. Order a hurricane from Pat O'Brien's in a "go-cup" (it's legal to drink on the streets in New Orleans), put on your beads and take a stroll down New Orleans' most famous party street. Take your chances riding a mechanical bull, take in a sexy burlesque performance or jam to the sounds of traditional jazz. Whatever your preference, Bourbon offers something for everyone. Heck, just walking this legendary street is bound to create a night to remember.
Evening-Enjoy a night out on Beale St, starting with dinner at the famous BB Kings.
Three blocks of nightclubs, restaurants and shops in the heart of downtown Memphis, the Beale Street Entertainment District is a melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, R&B and gospel. This National Historic Landmark was declared the Home of the Blues by an act of Congress, and with its rich history of legendary performers gracing the district (think Albert King, Louis Armstrong, Memphis Minnie, Muddy Waters and B.B. King), it's not hard to see why. With cold beer and hot music, Beale Street is one of the coolest places in Memphis.
Wed Nov 7th-Explore downtown Memphis on this guided, comprehensive 3-hour motor coach tour. Learn about the history of this rowdy blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll river town. Visit many of the city’s top attractions, like Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America, the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and much more. Also, enjoy a barbecue lunch, watch the famous duck march at the Peabody Memphis hotel and tour the Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum.
Thursday Nov 8th-Depart Memphis to Los Angeles, return flight to Australia.