This fun tour highlights three cities rich in history and music. Arrive on Day one in Nashville, the “Music Capital of the World.” Day two visit the historic RCA Studio B where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pride once recorded some of their classic hits. Later, a local guide will share the history and lore of Music City on a sightseeing tour. View the State Capitol, Music Row and the Parthenon – a full scale replica of the Athenian original! Following your city tour, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world. This afternoon taste famous Tennessee whiskey at a historic distillery. This evening take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry. What began as a building where a local radio broadcast show aired once a week in 1925 has grown to become an entertainment complex that attracts music fans from all over the world. Day three your day begins with a tour of WSM Radio Station where you will meet a local radio show personality. Next, visit the old Ryman Auditorium. Then, step back in time and relive days gone by during a tour the sprawling Belle Meade Plantation and indulge in a local wine tasting. Later depart Nashville for a two night stay in Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock’n’Roll and Soul. This evening enjoy dinner with some of the best live music in town. Day four embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of the city. Local musicians board the coach and tell the story of Memphis’ musical heritage and history as you view the city’s many highlights. Afterwards travel to Graceland and tour Elvis’ 14 acre estate. See his home, original business office, trophy building and the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Day five head to the exciting city of New Orleans for your final three night stay. Day six perhaps you’ll choose a walking tour of the famous French Quarter that includes the majestic St. Louis Cathedral. Continue on to the French Marketplace where you’ll explore Pirates Alley, the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba; stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite – beignets at Café Du Monde. Or maybe you’d prefer a panoramic motorcoach tour of New Orleans with a local guide. Begin along historic Esplanade Avenue; see St. Louis Cemetery #3 dating back to 1854. Next, relax on a leisurely drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain that leads into to St. Charles Avenue, past mansions as well as Tulane and Loyola, two world-famous universities. Day seven journey through Louisiana’s swamp on a cruise narrated by your captain. Learn about the history and ecology while keeping an eye out for wildlife. Return to New Orleans. Tonight a hands-on cooking demonstration and dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking awaits you. Following dinner, enjoy a jazz review at a local French Quarter jazz club. Day eight the tour ends and you head home.