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Country Music Tour- Branson/Nashville/Memphis 2023

Country Music Tour With Branson, Memphis & Nashville

Kick up your heels as you "boot scootin boogie" across the heartland to explore the roots of music & the legends that set the standards for today's artists. It begins in Branson, the Live Music Show Capitol of the World, pour in the classic mix of Blues, Country and Gospel made famous in Memphis by the pioneers of the rock 'n soul industry and shake it up with Nashville where the bloodlines run deep and the heart & soul of the city is music, and you have the perfect music trip!

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Kick up your heels as you "boot scootin boogie" across the heartland to explore the roots of music & the legends that set the standards for today's artists. It begins in Branson, the Live Music Show Capitol of the World, pour in the classic mix of Blues, Country and Gospel made famous in Memphis by the pioneers of the rock 'n soul industry and shake it up with Nashville where the bloodlines run deep and the heart & soul of the city is music, and you have the perfect music trip!

Package Includes: 

8 Nights' Lodging, 8 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners (Including 1 Dinner Cruise), 6 Shows: Grand Jubilee Evening Performance, Smoke on the Mountain Morning Show, Presleys' Country Music Jubilee, Grand Ole Opry Evening Show, Wolf's Exclusive Singer/Songwriter Entertainment Event, Music at Southwest Virginia Cultural Center, Cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle, City Sightseeing Tour of Memphis, Tour of Sun Records Recording Studio, Admission to Graceland and the New Elvis Experience, Tour & Storytelling at Johnny Cash Storyteller's Museum and Hideaway, City Sightseeing Tour of Nashville, Admission & Tour of Southwest Virginia Cultural Center, Baggage Handling and Transportation

 

 

***ALL WOLF'S TOURS - Times and Itinerary are subject to change. ***

 

 

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DAY 1

Following meal and rest stops along the way, your first day's travel takes you as far as Indianapolis, Indiana for an overnight stay at the Drury Inn & Suites Indianapolis Northeast (317-849-8900). The hotel features an indoor/outdoor pool & whirlpool, 24-hour fitness center, guest laundry and 24-hour business center. In-room amenities include a mini refrigerator, microwave, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, flat screen TV and complimentary high-speed wireless internet. Dinner is on your own with the remainder of the evening to relax in your room or perhaps stretch out those stiff muscles in the fitness center or relax in the whirlpool.

DAY 2

Breakfast is included at the hotel before you check out and depart for Branson, Missouri. Following lunch on your own and rest stops as needed along the way, you will arrive in Branson early evening for check in at your host hotel (TBA) for a two-night stay. Dinner this evening is included at a local restaurant followed by the Grand Jubilee Evening Performance. The show incorporates spectacular Top 40 Country & Gospel classics along with Rock 'n Roll hits from the 70's, 80's and 90's by talented musicians, as well as family-friendly comedy and Ozarks hospitality. Following the show, you return to the hotel for the night.

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DAY 3

Wake to breakfast included at the hotel prior to departure for the Smoke on the Mountain Show at Little Opry Theatre. It's a drama, comedy and glorious gospel music production all rolled in one to delight audiences by a smart, but slightly off-kilter clan of church choir members - The Sanders Family Singers. Imagine…a devoted congregation, an era when the nation was approaching the end of the great depression, a small town in North Carolina and the Saturday Night sing at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church was the biggest thing happening in town every week. Sing along with this talented bunch of actors, singers and musicians in this uniquely entertaining performance. Next, you will have time for lunch on your own and time to browse the downtown shops. Early evening, you will board the majestic 1890s-style paddle wheeler the Showboat Branson Belle. Once on board, the four-grand wrap-around decks afford you the opportunity to take in the panoramic views of the Ozarks. Once seated in the 3-level atrium, you'll be sure to enjoy the delicious three-course dinner followed by a show with a dynamic cast of performers. It will be an unforgettable 2-hour dinner cruise complete with dancing, singing, comedy and magic. The night is not over yet, you will finish with the melodious sounds of the Presley's Country Jubilee Evening Show. A variety show for all ages, the show features high-energy musical entertainment accompanied by side-splitting humor, there's a little something for everyone. Following the show, you will return to the hotel.

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DAY 4

Breakfast is including at the hotel before you check out and depart for Memphis, Tennessee. While enroute, you have lunch on your own and rest stops as needed. Early evening, you will check in at the Drury Inn & Suites Memphis Southaven (662-349-6622) for a two-night stay. Hotel amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center and business center with complimentary Wi-Fi. Guest rooms feature a mini refrigerator, microwave, hairdryer and iron/ironing board. Dinner this evening is included at a local restaurant with the remainder of the night to relax and unwind.

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DAY 5

Following breakfast included at the hotel, board the motorcoach with your local guide for a City of Memphis Sightseeing Tour. Known as the "The City of Kings", Memphis is also the home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock 'n Roll. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River the city's first inhabitants were Native American Indians. In 1819, the city was surveyed and designed and considered its founders were General/President Andrew Jackson, General James Winchester and Judge John Overton. During the tour, as time permits, you will drive-by the Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion located on the campus of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dedicated to the late entertainer Danny Thomas and founder of the hospital, the building emits a star-like shape and symbolizes the far-reaching scope of ALSAC and the work of St. Jude. Next, you will take a tour of Sun Studio opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950. Originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the building with the Sun Records label business, it was here is 1951 that Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats' "Rocket 88" was recorded and reputedly became the first rock-and-roll single. 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. Stand in the same spot that Elvis first recorded. See priceless memorabilia of music legends and hear the voices of musicians that still haunt the studio as you listen to outtakes from recording sessions and feel the energy of the music created here. Next, what is a trip to Memphis without a visit to Elvis Presley's Graceland. Lunch is on your own while at Graceland. Admission is included to Graceland and the new Visitors Center Complex, "Elvis Presley's Memphis." Guests will fully immerse themselves in his life and career like never before - his roots, his influences and his artistry. Admission includes Graceland Mansion with new orientation film, Elvis' two custom airplanes, the new "Elvis Presley Motors" Automobile Museum which showcases 20 of Elvis' favorite vehicles including his iconic Pink Cadillac, "Elvis: The Entertainer" Career Museum that takes visitors on an unprecedented journey through his life and career from Tupelo to Hollywood movie days and the Las Vegas years and more, and the new themed Discovery Exhibits that highlight Elvis' influences, important facets of his incredible life and his role in launching a music and pop culture revolution. Dinner this evening is on your own as you are dropped on Beale Street in downtown Memphis before returning to the hotel for the night.

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DAY 6

This morning, breakfast is included at the hotel before you check out and depart for Nashville, Tennessee. Following lunch on your own enroute, you will make a stop in Bon Aqua, Tennessee to visit the Storytellers Hideaway Farm and Museum for a tour and storytelling. The Hideaway Farm was a place that Johnny Cash would visit to escape the public life, he called it "the center of his universe." Cash took ownership of this storied property in the early 1970's after finding out that his accountant had been embezzling his money and buying properties. Johnny immediately fell in love with the 107-acre farm and spent more than 30 years in the house. You will also visit the Storytellers Museum that was near collapse in 2016 until its current owners purchased it and opened the museum and the Little Stage for country fans around the world. There is interesting memorabilia and rare film footage for you to explore. After your visit, you will continue to Nashville where you check in to your host hotel for two nights the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nashville-Opryland (615-829-2777). The hotel amenities include an indoor pool and complimentary internet access, as well as spacious guest rooms with a microwave, coffeemaker and hairdryer. Dinner tonight is included at a local southern favorite and followed by a performance at the legendary Grand Ole Opry Evening Show. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 has evolved into a live entertainment phenomenon. Dedicated to honoring country music's rich history, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. Afterwards, you return to the hotel for the night.

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DAY 7

Enjoy a hot breakfast included at the hotel this morning before you depart with your local guide for sightseeing tour of Nashville including driving by the Parthenon and Music Row. As the "Country Music Capital of the World," Nashville is world renowned for its music as well as the honky-tonks where many aspiring musicians play in the hopes that one day they will be discovered and rise to stardom. Did you know that Nashville's earliest settlers celebrated in the late 1700's with fiddle tunes and buck dancing after safely landing on the shores of the Cumberland River? Music history runs deep in the heart of Nashville and many of country legends alive and gone performed and/or wrote music on these streets and in these Honky Tonks. Hear stories about the music legends who got their start here and drive down Music Row, home to record label offices, radio stations and recording studios and is the heart of Nashville's country music industry. Various stars are honored with street names in the area. Following your driving tour, you will have free time in downtown Nashville for lunch on your own. Next, you will have admission included at the Country Music Hall of Fame where the legends and their lyrics come to life. Created by the Country Music Association in the mid-1960's, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum tells the story of America's music through dynamic exhibits including artists clothing and instruments, historic country video clips and recorded music. From their humble beginnings in the honky-tonks that fill the sidewalks of Nashville's Lower Broadway to their rise to stardom on stage and learn about the legends that paved the way for the musicians of today. You then return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner that includes a private room with exclusive entertainment by a singer/songwriter (to be announced at a later date). At the conclusion of the entertainment, you return to the hotel for the night after the performance.

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DAY 8

Once again, breakfast is included at the hotel before you check out and depart for Abingdon, VA. You will stop for lunch on your own and rest stops as needed. Upon arrival in Abingdon, you will visit the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace. Tucked in the ancient Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia, the Cultural Center serves as a visitor center and retail center for local crafts and souvenirs. Enjoy some time to browse the marketplace and discover the unique people, places and stories about the region. Next, you will check in to the New Holiday Inn Express & Suites (276-477-1200) for an overnight stay. Hotel amenities include an indoor heated pool, fitness center and business center with complimentary Wi-Fi. Guest rooms feature a mini refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hairdryer and complimentary high-speed internet access. Dinner is included at a local restaurant prior to returning to the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center for musical entertainment. At the conclusion of the performance, you will return to the hotel to turn in for the night.

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DAY 9

Rise and shine to breakfast included this morning before you check out and hit the road for the final leg of your journey home to Pennsylvania with fond memories of your Country Music Circle Tour.

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ALL WOLF'S TOURS - TIMES AND ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Camp Hill Capital City Mall - Behind JCPenney's
3506 Capital City Mall Drive, Camp Hill, PA
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Carlisle Carlisle Point Mall, 800 East High Street
Park in mall lot across from Pizza Hut
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Chambersburg Chambersburg Weis Market -1056 Wayne Ave.
Park lot behind Applebee's along grass.
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Hanover Hanover - Petco Shopping Ctr, 416 Eisenhower Dr
Park in small parking area to the left of Petco
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York York Four Points Sheraton, 1650 Toronita St.
Go to the right and park in the far corner of lot
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York Springs York Springs - Wolf's Terminal
200 Old US Rt. 15 - Park near large sign
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