NASHVILLE, BRANSON, MEMPHIS & PIGEON FORGE CHRISTMAS – 15 Days | November 2, 2024
- Double $TBD
- Single $TBD
Included Meals: • 14 Continental Breakfasts • 1 Dinner • 1 Special Fehr-Way Dinner
DEPOSIT: $200 per person, plus optional travel insurance due at booking. Final payment due September 3, 2024.
$50 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT if deposit made by AUGUST 5, 2024.
DAY 1 WINNIPEG – MINNEAPOLIS, MN Today, we will be heading south for a country music lover’s dream vacation.
DAY 2 MINNEAPOLIS – LE ROY, IL Travel from Minnesota through Wisconsin’s Dairyland to our overnight lodging in Le Roy, Illinois.
DAY 3 LE ROY – PIGEON FORGE, TN (3 NIGHTS) This morning, we continue our journey through Indiana and Kentucky to the Smoky Mountains.
DAY 4-5 PIGEON FORGE A full day of fun awaits us at Dollywood! This theme park brings to life the folklore of the Smoky Mountains. Tour the Dolly Parton Chasing Rainbows Museum in Dollywood. On our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour, we will visit Clingmans Dome, where you can put each foot in a different state. During our stay, we will enjoy the exciting Dolly Parton Stampede Show and Dinner. We will also visit the Ole Smoky Mountain Distillery and the quaint Resort Town of Gatlinburg.
DAY 6 PIGEON FORGE – NASHVILLE, TN (3 NIGHTS) This morning, we depart the Great Smoky Mountains and arrive in Music City USA – the country music capital of the world. It’s where dreamers turn to legends, and where moments are turned into lasting memories.
During your stay in Nashville, you will have the opportunity to explore the vibrant downtown on your own during three evenings, creating your own unique experiences. Delight your palate with an array of delicious dining options and discover the lively nightlife scene. After a night of fun and exploration, you can return to the comfort of our hotel, La Quinta Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown/Stadium, located in a prime location just across the street from the Nissan Stadium and minutes away from the excitement of Broadway and amazing dining options.
DAY 7 NASHVILLE Our Tour of Nashville takes you through the city’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Bicentennial Mall, Belmont University, Marathon Village, Printers Alley, the Parthenon, and the world-famous Honky Tonk Row. You’ll get an up-close look at the city’s unique architecture and cultural heritage, all while immersing yourself in the vibrant sights and sounds of Music City.
This afternoon, you may want to relax at the hotel or enjoy a free afternoon in Nashville’s downtown. Perhaps take in some free live music at one of the many Honky Tonks in Downtown Nashville.
Tonight, we will embark on a truly unforgettable experience at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. This magnificent resort boasts a stunning glass atrium surrounded by nine acres of indoor gardens, complete with winding rivers and cascading waterfalls. It truly is a sight to behold, and an resort unlike any other!
DAY 8 NASHVILLE This morning, wander through the Country Music Hall of Fame and RCA Studio B tour, where they preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music. This afternoon we will provide transportation downtown and you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon. A highlight of your visit to Nashville will be a performance this evening at the Grand Ole Opry – one of the most iconic venues in Nashville! You’ll have the pleasure of enjoying a live radio broadcast featuring talented artists from all over the country. You’ll be seated in Tier 2 balcony seats, which provide a complete view of the stage, ensuring that you don’t miss a single moment of the show. This is a rare opportunity to experience the magic of the Opry, enjoyed by thousands of fans every week.
DAY 9 NASHVILLE – MEMPHIS, TN This morning we continue our journey to Memphis – the Land of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Today we enjoy a self-guided tour of Graceland, the legendary home of Elvis Presley where we will immerse ourselves in the Elvis Experience – the mansion, Elvis The Entertainer Career Museum, Automobile Museum, and his airplanes. Today is all about The King, where he lived, the clothes he wore, the music he made famous and so much more. This evening, we have the pleasure of staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Memphis, conveniently located just a short 10-minute walk away from the world-famous Beale Street. Immerse yourself in the sounds of jazz and the vibrant atmosphere of one of the most iconic streets in the country.
DAY 10 MEMPHIS – BRANSON, MO (3 NIGHTS) Journey from Tennessee to Missouri through the spectacular Ozark Mountains. This evening we will enjoy a wonderful time together with our new friends at a Fehr-Way Dinner at Branson Landing where shopping, dining, and entertainment take centre stage.
DAY 11 BRANSON Get your camera ready for a scenic City Tour. During our tour of Branson, we will make a stop at the College of the Ozarks, known as “Hard Work – U”, and pick up some student made goodies.
This afternoon is your opportunity to take in all the sights and sounds that Branson has to offer, tailored to your own pace and preferences. From attending an optional music show to browsing the shops at an outlet mall or wandering the streets of Downtown Branson, the possibilities are endless. The choice is yours!
The Presleys’ Country Music Jubilee Show takes centre stage this evening to entertain us with a mix of country, gospel, bluegrass, and comedy. Featuring the legendary Presley family, who have performed in the Ozarks for generations, this Jubilee is a must-see variety show experience sure to be fun for the whole family.
DAY 12 BRANSON This morning’s show will be Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express Morning Show featuring an incredible cast of dancers, singers and musicians that will capture audiences attention of all ages. This show features music of all styles, including country, rock n roll, and gospel! If you are a music lover or love good entertainment, you won’t want to miss a moment of this show.
This afternoon, immerse yourself in the legendary life and times of Elvis Presley as you experience the heartwarming stories and rocking tunes of Elvis: Story of a King. This electrifying tribute show is sure to leave you captivated and entertained!
As we approach our last evening in Branson, get ready for a spectacular performance by one of the city’s most beloved acts – The Haygoods. This dynamic and talented family of six, comprised of five brothers and one sister, is renowned for their high-energy, thrilling performances that showcase their incredible musical skills and unique style.
DAY 13 BRANSON – KANSAS CITY, MO As we head north, we stop to visit Fantastic Caverns, where we’ll board the Jeep-drawn tram and experience the natural beauty and wonders of the caves. Afterwards, we stop at the Bass Pro Shop, the “Granddaddy” of all outdoor stores.
DAY 14 KANSAS CITY – BROOKINGS, SD This morning, learn about Jesse James and the famous Pony Express with a visit to the Patee House Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri.
DAY 15 BROOKINGS – WINNIPEG, MB You have dove into musical history by learning the stories behind the songs and visiting venues where artists became legends. Arrive home inspired by musical memories of a fun-filled vacation.
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