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Sights & Sounds of the South

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This Southern vacation is a must for music buffs, as it explores some of the locations that played a critical role in the evolution of American music. In Tennessee, your trip includes: Memphis, the “birthplace of rock ’n’ roll”; Nashville, country music’s mecca; and Gatlinburg, a mountain resort destination. You’ll also spend time in Asheville, North Carolina, and two of Kentucky’s famous cities—Louisville and Lexington. Begin your trip in Memphis with a sightseeing tour and visits to Elvis Presley’s Graceland and the Rock ’n’ Soul Museum. On to Nashville, “Music City U.S.A.,” for a city tour and to attend the Grand Ole Opry with reserved seats. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and legendary RCA Studio B, once a recording home of Elvis Presley. Travel from Nashville to Louisville, the heart of Kentucky bluegrass country. On the way, visit Sinking Spring Farm, Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace, and the Maker’s Mark Distillery, showcasing some of the world’s finest bourbon. In Louisville, visit Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. From Gatlinburg, visit Dollywood, an 88-acre theme park inspired by Dolly Parton, and drive through the Great Smoky Mountains, America’s most visited national park. In Asheville, visit George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned home in America. All of this and more await you on this marvelous vacation highlighting the sights and sounds of the South.

City Highlights

MEMPHIS Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide; visit Graceland and the Rock ‘n’ Soul MuseumNASHVILLE Sightseeing tour; visit Country Music Hall of Fame; reserved seats at Grand Ole Opry show; [LF] visit RCA Studio B and record your own hit HODGENVILLE Abraham Lincoln’s birthplaceBARDSTOWN Visit My Old Kentucky Home State Park and Maker’s Mark DistilleryLOUISVILLE [LF] Tour of Churchill Downs with breakfast; visit the Kentucky Derby MuseumLEXINGTON [LF] Behind-the-scenes Kentucky Horse Farm visitGATLINBURG Orientation tour DOLLYWOOD Explore the parkGREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Orientation tour ASHEVILLE Tour Biltmore Estate; farewell dinner


MEMPHIS Sheraton Memphis Convention Center Downtown (SF)NASHVILLE Opryland Hotel (MD)LOUISVILLE Seelbach Hilton Louisville Downtown (D)LEXINGTON Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel (SF)GATLINBURG Park Vista Resort (F)ASHEVILLE Hilton Asheville Biltmore (F)


Breakfast (B) daily, 1 lunch (L), 3 three-course dinners (D) including a special farewell dinner in Asheville


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