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Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage, Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville
 

Tour Features   Top of Page

8 Day/7 Night Tour Features

  • 2 nights in the Great Smoky Mountains including a scenic ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railway
  • 2 nights in New Orleans' French Quarter
  • 2 nights in downtown Memphis
  • 1 night Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville
  • Sightseeing in Nashville including the Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studios and Studio B
  • Reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Sightseeing tours in Memphis including Beale Street and Graceland
  • Sightseeing in New Orleans including the New Orleans Cooking School and a paddlewheel cruise on the Misssissippi
  • Reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Sightseeing in the Smoky Mountains
  • 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Fully escorted and narrated so you won't miss a thing!

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Departure Dates
  • October 10-17, 2017
  • October 17-24, 2017
Price Per Person
$2199 per person, double occ. USD
$2109 per person, triple occ. USD
Single supplement: $599
Upgrades available: Private room w/private bath $495 per person, double occ.
Call for pre or post tour hotel nights.

Reserve space now by calling toll-free 1-888-544-RAIL
or make a reservation using our website reservation form.


Detailed Itinerary   Top of Page

Day 1-Arrive in New Orleans

Step back in time for a cultural getaway to the "Jazz Capital of the World" - New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and fun. Upon arrival, transfer to your lovely hotel for the next two nights.. (meals on own)

Day 2-New Orleans

Enjoy a tour of New Orleans along historic Esplanade Avenue. See St. Louis Cemetery #3, which opened in 1854 and features some of the most elaborate crypts found in New Orleans' cemeteries. Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans-style! During a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. By your visits end, you'll actually make your own bread pudding dessert! (B, D)

Day 3-New Orleans to Memphis

Travel north today en route to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Soul. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in Memphis' energetic musical scene as you feast on southern cuisine on world-famous Beale Street. (B, D)

Day 4-Memphis Sightseeing

This morning, see the famous Peabody Duck March, which began in the 1930s, when the general manager placed his live hunting decoys in his lobby fountain and started a tradition. Today the Peabody Ducks have become a world-famous symbol for The Peabody and for Memphis hospitality. Every day at precisely 11 a.m., the ducks arrive marching on their own red carpet to John Philip Sousa's "King Cotton March." The fanfare repeats at 5 p.m. when they retire to their penthouse pond. Throngs of spectators gather daily in the mornings and evenings to witness this charming tradition in the spectacular Grand Lobby of The Peabody Hotel. Then, don your blue suede shoes when you visit Graceland, the palatial home of Elvis Presley. Enter Elvis' 14-acre estate and visit his home, original business office, trophy building and the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. The rest of your evening is free to enjoy this city's vast musical offerings on your own. Dance to the live music that may fill the open air or spend the evening exploring Beale Street's vibrant musical clubs! (B)

Day 5-Memphis-Nashville

In the morning after breakfast, continue on to the "Music Capital of the World," Nashville! 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. 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. (B)

Day 6-Nashville-the Smoky Mountains

After breakfast tour the County Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studios and Studio B before heading south to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Great Smoky Mountains are among the oldest mountains in the world, formed perhaps 200-300 million years ago with elevations in the park ranging from 875 to 6,643 feet. Overnight in Gatlinburg. (B)

Day 7-Fall Colors in the Great Smoky National Park and Railroad

In the morning, after breakfast, we depart the hotel for a ride on The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Travel through Nantaha Gorge along the Tennessee River with highlights like Horseshoe Curve and Fontana Lake Trestle. (B, D)

Day 8-Tennessee-Home

In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home, full of experiences that will have you humming and smiling long after you return. (B)

(B)= Breakfast (L)= Lunch (D)= Dinner (R)= Reception

 

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