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Memphis, Tennessee - 5 Days

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October 19, 2021 - October 23, 2021 $987
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll, Memphis is where you can find some of the biggest legends and iconic landmarks in American music history. It is also a hub for cultural experiences, from visiting Elvis Presley’s home, to stepping back in time at the National Civil Rights Museum. And, of course, you can’t talk about Memphis without mentioning their famous BBQ and Southern-style food. Memphis has so much to offer!

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Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Memphis & Louisville
  • Jack O’ Lantern Festival
  • Sun Studio Tour
  • Dinner at B.B. King’s House of Blues
  • Graceland Tour
  • Free Time to Explore
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Churchill Downs & Derby Museum Breakfast Tour
  • Memphis Pyramid
  • Galt House Hotel Stay
  • 4 Night Hotel Accommodations
  • 7 Included Meals
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Motor Coach Transportation

Day 1
October 19, 2021

Depart the downriver area this morning and make your way to Louisville, KY and check into your hotel for an overnight stay. This evening, attend the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular. The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular began in Oxford, Massachusetts in 1988. The Louisville event, celebrating its 9th year in 2021, is held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins illuminated at night as an “art show”. Dinner is included at the event. Overnight at Comfort Inn Louisville. (D)

Day 2
October 20, 2021

After breakfast this morning, depart Louisville for Memphis, TN. Our first stop is a tour of Sun Studios, known worldwide as “The Birthplace of Rock'n'roll”. It is the discovery location of musical legends and genres of the 50’s from B.B. King and Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis; from Blues and Gospel to Country and Rock'n'roll. Check into your hotel after the tour. Tonight, dinner is included at B.B. King’s Blues Club. B.B. King’s is an iconic restaurant and live music club that brings classic soul, rock ’n’ roll and great barbecue together. Overnight at the Doubletree Downtown Memphis. (B,D)

Day 3
October 21, 2021

Breakfast is included at the hotel. This morning, make a special visit to The Pyramid, which has a long history in Memphis, and is now the home of the Bass Pro Shops. It’s more than a store; it’s an adventure! In addition to an incredible assortment of fishing, boating, hunting and outdoor gear, the mega store includes a 103-room hotel with treehouse cabins; 600,000 gallons of water teeming with over 1,800 fish; a cypress swamp with alligator pools and duck aviaries; and a breathtaking observation deck at the top of the 32-story steel pyramid. For just $10 you can step onto the country’s tallest free-standing elevator and journey 300 feet in the air to take in the sights of Memphis. This 28-story elevator features floor to ceiling glass on all four sides and leads guests to a glass observation deck at the top. Our next stop is Graceland– home of Elvis Presley. You've heard the music, now see the place Elvis called home. Explore the beautiful mansion, walk the gardens where he found peace, tour the aircraft that he traveled on from show to show, and encounter Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment complex for an unforgettable experience featuring legendary costumes, artifacts, and personal mementos from Elvis and his family. This afternoon is free time to explore the city on your own. Make sure to take some time to ride the trolley and stop at the Peabody Hotel for the 5pm March of the Ducks. Dinner is included tonight at The Kooky Canuck. Overnight at the Doubletree Downtown Memphis. (B,D)

Day 4
October 22, 2021

Breakfast is included at the hotel. Head to the National Civil Rights Museum. Established in 1991, the National Civil Rights Museum is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Through interactive exhibits, historic collections, dynamic speakers and special events, the museum offers visitors a chance to walk through history and learn more about a tumultuous and inspiring period of change. Head to Louisville, KY for an overnight at the historic Galt House Hotel. The first Galt House Hotel opened in 1835 on Second and Main Streets by Colonel Ariss Throckmorton. The site had once been the home of Dr. W.C. Galt, noted physician and botanist of his day, who was friends with such distinguished men as John James Audubon. (B)

Day 5
October 23, 2021

Check out of your hotel this morning and hop on the bus for The Backstretch Breakfast Tour at The Kentucky Derby Museum. There's no experience quite like a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend a morning on a private backside tour at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Get a behind the scenes view of Thoroughbred racing at the "World's Most Legendary Racetrack.” Along with more than 1,400 stalls that are mostly all full during the peak season, enjoy breakfast in the Horsemen’s Track Kitchen, see the horses training rail side, catch them during a bath and learn about life at the track. Be sure to bring your cameras because on any given day of training, visitors will get an up close and personal view of the horses, jockeys, trainers, and other connections who love the sport of horse racing. Now it’s time to head home and tell your friends about your wonderful trip! (B)

Trip Facts

  • October 19-23, 2021
  • $987
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