May 16-23, 2018

Where the Music is Inspired, Created, Recorded and Performed

Located on the Cumberland River in north-central Tennessee, you will find Nashville a place like no other. Renowned as a music recording center, where musicians such as Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pride once recorded some of their classic hits, has earned the nickname "Music City". Your Nashville experience would not be complete without a stay at one of the largest resorts in the world, the premiere Gaylord Opryland Resort. This beautiful and impressive resort has everything you could imagine all under one roof. Join us on this unforgettable tour to Nashville as we walk in the footsteps and learn the history of the past and present celebrities that got their start here.


INCLUDED TOUR FEATURES

  • Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation
  • Baggage Handling (1 per person)
  • 7 Nights Quality Class Accommodations, Including 3 Nights at the Opryland Resort
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour of Nashville
  • Premium Reserved Seats for the World Famous Grand Ole Opry at the Opry House
  • Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Music City Walk of Fame
  • Visit the Ryman Auditorium
  • Tour Historic RCA Studio B
  • Backstage Experience at the Opry House
  • Explore Honky Tonk & Entertainment District
  • Shopping at Opry Mills Mall
  • Duty Free Shopping
  • Services of a Professional Tour Director, Driver and Much More!

DAY 1 WINNIPEG TO MINNEAPOLIS, MN.
Our amazing musical adventure begins as we head south this morning with a stop at the Emerson Duty Free Store followed by lunch and coffee breaks en route. Soon the Minneapolis skyline appears and our first overnight.

DAY 2 MINNEAPOLIS TO CHAMPAIGN, IL
We continue on today and travel through the dairy state of Wisconsin and enter Illinois for our next overnight in Champaign.

DAY 3 CHAMPAIGN TO NASHVILLE
Our journey continues southward crossing the bluegrass state of Kentucky with its opulent horse farms on our way to Tennessee. We arrive at our destination and settle into our traditional rooms at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, the heart and soul of any Nashville visit! An entire city housed under a magnificent glass atrium, enjoy strolling through acres of lush indoor gardens, along winding pathways and past sparkling waterfalls. The resort offers you a multitude of shops, eateries and activities. This evening we have premium reserved seats for an unforgettable show at the world famous Grand Ole Opry, the mecca for country musicians. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925, is today a live entertainment phenomena. Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry show cases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

DAY 4 NASHVILLE
This morning we get acquainted with America’s capitol of Country Music. A local guide will officially welcome you to Nashville by sharing history, stories of the people and music on a fascinating panoramic city tour. See the sites like the Tennessee State Capitol Building, Bicentennial Park, The Parthenon - a full scale replica of the original in Greece, Music Row - the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, home to record labels, radio stations and recording studios, and more. Enjoy free time for shopping and exploring the downtown, honky tonk and entertainment district. After lunch enjoy a tour of the Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music. Then examine music’s past and present at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world. As you explore this shrine to country music you will gain insight into the lives and music of many music icons through the museum’s vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings, photographs and instruments. Explore its interactive exhibits and tear-stained lyric sheets an absolute must for all music fans. Balance of afternoon and evening is free for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful Opryland Resort.

DAY 5 NASHVILLE
Start your day with a visit to RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio and one of the country’s most important studios. Between 1957 and 1977, more than 35,000 songs were brought to life by the Studio B magic, including 1,000 top 10 American hits and over 200 Elvis Presley recordings. Free time for shopping and lunch on your own at Opry Mills Mall. Later enjoy a behind-the-scenes look on a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House, discover the history and learn about the operations of the show during a talk with the Grand Ole Opry staff. This evening you will have another chance to explore and experience the downtown Honky Tonk and entertainment district which comes to life after dark.

DAY 6 NASHVILLE TO BLOOMINGTON, IL
This morning take a last minute stroll through the lush gardens and cascading waterfalls of your resort before we begin our journey north. We travel through scenic Tennessee and Kentucky and into the central plains of Illinois, with a stop for our overnight outside of Chicago.

DAY 7 BLOOMINGTON TO HINCKLEY, MN.
After breakfast we continue on through Bluff Country along the Mississippi and into Hinckley for our last overnight. This evening join your fellow traveler for our Embassy Farewell Dinner.

DAY 8 HINCKLEY TO WINNIPEG
As our journey comes to a close, we return home with our fellow travelers with a wealth of memories of our musical experience that will have us humming a new tune.


Cost: $1699 Double, $2199 Single

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