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Melodies of Branson, Nashville & Memphis

Delight in the roots of Americana with a musical tour of The Heartland focusing on rock ‘n’ roll, country music, and faith-based entertainment and attractions. Visit the College of the Ozarks, the National Civil Rights Museum, Graceland, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Be inspired by the rustic elegance and historical significance of the Belle Meade Plantation, and enjoy the good down-home country atmosphere at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Savor quintessential flavors of Mid-South cuisine, prepared with generational and regional pride. Try local favorites like Nashville Hot Chicken, Memphis-style barbecue, and experience some of the best comfort food in America. This tour of Branson, Nashville & Memphis includes many live music and theater performances.


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Day 1 : Fly to Springfield

Today, arrive in Springfield, Missouri, the “Birthplace of Route 66.” We check-in to our hotel and start to get in the spirit of the Mid-South.

Day 2 : Branson

After breakfast, we depart for Branson, beginning the morning with a tour of the College of the Ozarks where you'll get a sense of its unique intersection between faith and the liberal arts that permeates this part of the country. Appreciate the beauty of the campus including its towering chapel and quaint walkways. Dubbed “Hard Work U” by The Wall Street Journal, students work for their tuition and are not allowed to take out loans for their education.

Enjoy lunch on your own at Branson Landing, choosing from a wide selection of restaurants while strolling its scenic boardwalk along Lake Taneycomo.

In the evening, we start our musical adventures with a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner four-course Southern feast followed by Dolly Parton’s Stampede, an exciting variety show featuring music, live animals, comedy, and pyrotechnics.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : Heartland Entertainment

You have the morning and midafternoon to yourself to explore Branson or relax. Visit the Titanic Museum, marvel at the massive Shepard of the Hills Fish Hatchery, or get lost in nostalgia at the World’s Largest Toy Museum.

This afternoon we come together for the Mike Walker Show at Hamners' Variety Theater. Laugh out loud at his hilarious impersonations and be captivated by spot-on tributes to musical legends.

We’ll continue entertainment into the evening with a George Strait “King of Country” tribute show.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Memphis

Today, say goodbye to Branson as we make our way through the heartland on a drive to Memphis where we'll stay for two nights.

Upon arrival, we visit the Rock 'n' Soul Museum before checking-in to our hotel. Spend the night relaxing and resting up for an active day to follow.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Graceland

Get ready to explore home of “the King” himself, Elvis Presley. Graceland is considered the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll for this reason. We take a Graceland tour that will tickle your imagination as you consider how Elvis purchased the 10,266-square-foot mansion on the 14-acre property when he was only 22 years old. There is also a museum and exhibition center where you can see his famed jumpsuits, film memorabilia, platinum and gold records, and interactive exhibits.

Enjoy lunch on your own before we embark on a Memphis city tour.

The evening will be yours to explore or relax.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Arrive in Nashville

Before we head to Nashville, we pay a visit to one more site in Memphis, the National Civil Rights Museum, where we’ll learn about and reflect on the history of civil rights in our country. The exhibits trace a comprehensive history of the American Civil Rights Movement from the 17th century to present. Once the Lorraine Motel, the museum site is precisely where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 after giving his powerfully faithful and controversial “I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

After, we head out to Nashville, stopping for a lunch break on your own in Jackson, the city made famous by the Johnny Cash and June Carter country hit single.

When we arrive in Nashville, we’ll visit Loretta Lynn’s Ranch for a down-home country welcome before going to our hotel for the evening. At the ranch, experience “Western Town” which sits upon the historic Grist Mill waterfall. Here, you may explore the various museums and gift shops while also soaking up the classic country vibes on a massive deck overlooking the waterfall and Hurricane Creek.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Country Music Hall of Fame

Start the day with a savory breakfast before we go on a Nashville city tour followed by an included lunch.

After, we visit the Country Music Hall of Fame where we celebrate the rich musical genre with digital archives and collections including Bob Pinson Recorded Sound, Photograph, Oral History, Moving Image, and Objects. The collections contain 98% of all pre-WWII country recordings and hundreds of interviews with songwriters, recording artists, and performers as well as stage costumes, microphones, and much more that documents and honors the history of country music.

Later, enjoy free time and dinner on your own, perhaps venturing out to experience some Nashville local favorites like its famed hot chicken, fried catfish, and regionally-specific style of barbecue.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Ryman Auditorium

This morning, we begin at the Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery to learn the story of this mansion and museum.

We stop for lunch at Merchants Restaurant before taking part in a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium.

The Grand Ole Opry put down roots at the Ryman in 1943 when live TV and radio was sweeping the country.

We conclude with a farewell dinner and live show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Fly Home

Breakfast

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in Springfield
  • 2 nights in Branson
  • 2 nights at the Hilton Garden Inn Memphis Downtown
  • 3 nights in Nashville

Attractions & Highlights

  • College of the Ozarks guided tour
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show
  • Leisure time in Branson
  • Mike Walker Show at Hamners' Variety Theater
  • A Tribute to George Strait Show
  • Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • Graceland tour
  • Memphis city tour
  • Leisure time in Memphis
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
  • Nashville city tour
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Leisure time in Nashville
  • Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
  • Ryman Auditorium tour

13 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Lunch at Merchants Restaurant
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double

$3499

Single

$4399

Final Payment Date: 08/12/2021

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Price Per Person

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Double

$3499

Single

$4399

Final Payment Date: 08/19/2021

Tour Map for Melodies of Branson, Nashville & Memphis

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham Municipal Airport

Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee Regional Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Mid-Continent Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Field Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore Washington International

Detroit - Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Airport

Lansing - Capital Region International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Rochester - Rochester International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - Lambert St. Louis International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson International Airport

Billings - Billings Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula County Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Lincoln - Lincoln Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo-Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati-NKY International Airport

Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee-Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Ft Worth International

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

La Crosse - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Mosinee - Central Wisconsin Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport

Day 1 : Fly to Springfield

Today, arrive in Springfield, Missouri, the “Birthplace of Route 66.” We check-in to our hotel and start to get in the spirit of the Mid-South.

Day 2 : Branson

After breakfast, we depart for Branson, beginning the morning with a tour of the College of the Ozarks where you'll get a sense of its unique intersection between faith and the liberal arts that permeates this part of the country. Appreciate the beauty of the campus including its towering chapel and quaint walkways. Dubbed “Hard Work U” by The Wall Street Journal, students work for their tuition and are not allowed to take out loans for their education. Enjoy lunch on your own at Branson Landing, choosing from a wide selection of restaurants while strolling its scenic boardwalk along Lake Taneycomo. In the evening, we start our musical adventures with a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner four-course Southern feast followed by Dolly Parton’s Stampede, an exciting variety show featuring music, live animals, comedy, and pyrotechnics.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : Heartland Entertainment

You have the morning and midafternoon to explore Branson at leisure or simply relax. Consider a visit the Titanic Museum, home to the largest collection of artifacts from the original ship. You may also want to marvel at the massive Shepard of the Hills Fish Hatchery who raises over 350,000 pounds of brown and rainbow trout each year, get lost in nostalgia at the World’s Largest Toy Museum, or visit Silver Dollar City, Branson’s 61-acre theme park packed with thrilling rides, artisanal demonstrations, and other attractions. Tonight we are guests at a dinner and show featuring the music of the “King of Country,” George Strait.

We’ll continue entertainment into the evening with a George Strait “King of Country” tribute show.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Memphis

Today say goodbye to Branson as we make our way through the heartland on a drive to Memphis where we stay for two nights. Upon arrival we visit the Rock 'n' Soul Museum that tells the story of soul music, from the fields of sharecroppers to the tops of popular music charts. Spend the night relaxing and resting up for an active day to follow.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Graceland

Get ready to explore home of “The King of Rock” himself, Elvis Presley. Graceland is considered the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll for this reason. We take a Graceland tour that will tickle your imagination as you consider how Elvis purchased the 10,266-square-foot mansion on the 14-acre property when he was only 22 years old. There is also a museum and exhibition center where you can see his famed jumpsuits, film memorabilia, platinum and gold records, and interactive exhibits. Enjoy lunch on own at Graceland, plus ice cream and candy from Minnie Mae's Sweets. Enjoy lunch on your own before we embark on a Memphis city tour. The evening is yours to explore or relax.

Enjoy lunch on your own before we embark on a Memphis city tour.

The evening will be yours to explore or relax.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Arrive in Nashville

Before we head to Nashville we pay a visit to one more site in Memphis, the National Civil Rights Museum, where we’ll learn about and reflect on the history of civil rights in our country. The exhibits trace a comprehensive history of the American Civil Rights Movement from the 17th century to present. Once the Lorraine Motel, the museum site is precisely where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 after giving his powerfully faithful and controversial “I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. After, we head out to Nashville, stopping for a lunch break on your own in Jackson, the city made famous by the Johnny Cash and June Carter country hit single. When we arrive in Nashville, we’ll visit Loretta Lynn’s Ranch for a down-home country welcome before going to our hotel for the evening. At the ranch, experience “Western Town” which sits upon the historic Grist Mill waterfall. Here, you may explore the various museums and gift shops while also soaking up the classic country vibes on a massive deck overlooking the waterfall and Hurricane Creek.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Country Music Hall of Fame

Start the day with a savory breakfast before we go on a Nashville city tour followed by an included lunch. After, we visit the Country Music Hall of Fame where we celebrate the rich musical genre with digital archives and collections including Bob Pinson Recorded Sound, Photograph, Oral History, Moving Image, and Objects. The collections contain 98% of all pre-WWII country recordings and hundreds of interviews with songwriters, recording artists, and performers as well as stage costumes, microphones, and much more that documents and honors the history of country music. Later, enjoy free time and dinner on your own, perhaps venturing out to experience some Nashville local favorites like its famed hot chicken, fried catfish, and regionally-specific style of barbecue.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Ryman Auditorium

For our last morning in Music City, we begin at the historic Belle Meade Plantation and cast our minds back to a time when this Greek Revival style mansion existed on an operational plantation prior to the Civil War. The Harding family who ran the plantation had 136 slaves. After the war, some previously enslaved families remained working for the Harding family while others used their new freedom to find their own homes around Nashville. We stop for lunch at Merchants Restaurant before kicking off this evening’s night of entertainment with a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium. Dating back to the 1800s, the Ryman was originally a Union Gospel Tabernacle before the 1920s when it was leased as an entertainment venue, hosting acts such as Charlie Chaplin and Katharine Hepburn. Finally, the Grand Ole Opry put roots down at the Ryman in 1943 when live TV and radio was sweeping the country with unforgettable new sounds and styles from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and many others. In this spirit, we conclude the evening with a farewell dinner and live show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Fly Home

Arrive home with whimsical memories of our time in the heartland.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Request a Quote

Double

$3499

Single

$4399

Final Payment Date: 08/04/2022

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Request a Quote

Double

$3499

Single

$4399

Final Payment Date: 08/18/2022

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham Municipal Airport

Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee Regional Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Mid-Continent Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Field Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore Washington International

Detroit - Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Airport

Lansing - Capital Region International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Rochester - Rochester International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - Lambert St. Louis International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson International Airport

Billings - Billings Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula County Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Lincoln - Lincoln Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo-Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati-NKY International Airport

Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee-Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Ft Worth International

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

La Crosse - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Mosinee - Central Wisconsin Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport