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2024027 Country Blue Christmas in Tennessee


12/02/2024-12/09/2024  Mon-Mon  Trip# 2024027


Country Blue Christmas in Tennessee


Experience the ultimate Blue Christmas with a country twist on our special Christmas tour to Memphis, Nashville and the Smoky Mountains! Immerse yourself in the magic of the season as we travel through Tennessee. Stopping at iconic destinations along the way. Our journey begins in Bristol, Tennessee, where we will kick off the holiday season with festive lights and decorations. From there, we will head to Memphis, where we will stay at the luxurious Guest House Inn at Graceland and enjoy a special holiday dinner show featuring the Elvis Holiday Tribute. With stunning lighting and unforgettable renditions of classic Christmas songs, you do not want to miss this show! The next day explore Memphis in a unique way with the Merry Merry Mojo Tour. Before spending free time on Beale Street and enjoying a private event at Graceland, including a delicious barbecue dinner. Our journey continues as we visit Tina Turner's schoolhouse on the way to Nashville, where you will stay at the renowned Opryland Hotel and take in the sights and sounds of the Country Music Christmas celebration.  In Nashville, we will also embark on the Tennessee Troubadour Tour and take a cruise on the General Jackson with lunch and special music and entertainment on board. Finally, we will make our way to the Great Smoky Mountains for a truly unforgettable experience at Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner and Christmas Show. We will end our journey with a stop back in Bristol, where we will reflect on the memories we have made and the joy we have experienced during this incredible Christmas tour. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the holiday season in Tennessee with a country twist. Book your Blue Christmas tour today!


*If you have mobility issues please inquire if this trip is for you*


***Itinerary is subject to change or be modified***

Day 1

Today we start our adventure to Tennessee where we will overnight at the Hampton Inn by Hilton

Day 2

Start your morning off right with a deluxe hot breakfast that the Hampton Inn is famous for
At the end of this travel day, you arrive in Memphis and check into the Guest House Hotel at Graceland for a 2-night stay. This evening is a special dinner as you join a dozen other tour groups the Blue Christmas Holiday Dinner Show. This feature event is an Elvis Holiday Tribute show with a live band, back-up singers, full stage lighting and sound, as well as one of America's best known tribute
artists. You'll hear such great songs as "Merry Christmas Baby", "White Christmas", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", and many other traditional Holiday Songs all performed in the classic Elvis-style including his title song "Blue Christmas". Plus you can be sure a few of his greatest hits will be featured too.


Day 3

Breakfast at Guest House @ Graceland. Enjoy your breakfast voucher before beginning your day. Daytime features "The Merry, Merry Mojo Tour" with a Memphis MoJo musician tour guide showing you the sights of the city while history sings. As you rock on down the road, you will also visit Sun Studio, the Birthplace of Rock n' Roll. And walk the halls where Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny, Carl Perkins and a hundred others made music. Also included is a visit to the Memphis Rock n' Soul Museum, a Smithsonian Institution, it features the complete history Memphis Music. It tells of the musical pioneers and legends of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds who, for the love of music, overcame obstacles to create the sounds that changed the world. You will have free time on Beale Street to have lunch on your own at one of the several restaurants. Tonight is the Highlight of your tour. Arrivals a Elvis Presley's home should start at 5:30pm. Typically the Graceland Mansion closes at 4:00pm, by special arrangement it is available exclusively to our groups this evening. we have rented the entire complex as you enjoy an
experience not available to the General Public.
The highlight of this evening is, of course, your visit to the Mansion. Holiday decorations just aren't the Same in daylight as they are at
night. You will see traditional lights and decorations including hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene and
Santa on his sleigh. the interior is decked out in Christmas decor and includes his traditional red velvet drapes and the Presley family
Christmas artifacts - just as they were displayed by Elvis.
Memphis Barbecue Dinner Graceland
The evening also includes a buffet dinner in the new Elvis Presley Memphis Complex. It’s a Memphis Barbecue with buffets and tables in
set locations. While here you will be able to tour the Presley Motors Automobile Museum where you are surrounded by an awesome
collection of hot cars, motorcycles and toys. Plus, the Elvis the Entertainer Career Museum with artifacts: photos, Gold Records, Costumes.
You also have time to see the Elvis Discovery Exhibits showcasing the influences, and important things in his life.

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Day 4

Breakfast at Guest House at Graceland then Tina Turner Schoolhouse on the way to Nashville. You will visit the Western Tennessee Heritage Center celebrating the music, cotton and beauty of the Tennessee Delta. Located on the Heritage Center grounds is the one-room schoolhouse attended by a young Anna Mae Bullock (aka Tina Turner). It is now home to a collection of the Queen of Rock's personal emorabilia including costumes and gold records. Even her high school yearbook is included among the treasures.
On the way to Nashville you visit the Western Tennessee Heritage Center celebrating the music, cotton and beauty of the Tennessee Delta. Located on the Heritage Center grounds is the one-room schoolhouse attended by a young Anna Mae Bullock (aka Tina Turner). It is now home to a collection of the Queen of Rock's personal memorabilia including costumes and gold records. Even her high school yearbook is included among the treasures.
Arrive in Nashville for a Country Christmas celebration at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel for a two night stay. You will marvel at more than 3 million holiday lights and acres of magnificent decorations, plus spectacular holiday activities and events that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season and create lasting family memories. You will have tickets to visit ICE! and take the Delta River Flatboat ride during your stay at the hotel. You may do this at your leisure before departing!


Day 5

Troubadour Music Sightseeing is an Only in Nashville” kind of experience. Bringing new meaning to the phrase Entertaining Narrative it’s sightseeing with a singer/songwriter guide. The tour will include Downtown Nashville’s colorful history with drive-bys of the historic Ryman auditorium, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Honky Tonk Row, Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop and The Bluebird Cafe. Plus, you will hear what it’s like trying to break into Nashville’s music scene, both the struggles and the victories. As an added bonus your Troubadour will perform some of his or her original songs! (Troubedour tour subject to availability) Today enjoy the lunch cruise and show on the General Jackson Showboat.
The balance of your day is free time to explore the garden conservatories, holiday displays and shops inside the Gaylord Hotel. Tonight you enjoy the Gaylord Hotel's Country Christmas Dinner Show. Entertainment to be announced.

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Day 6

Arrive in Sevierville and check in at The Lodge at Five Oaks. This property is located directly across from Tanger Five Oaks shopping center and very close to great restaurants, shows, and attractions!
Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner & Christmas Show . Dinner this evening is a four course feast at the Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Show at 6:00 PM. The holiday festivities get playful as Elves from the North Pole & South Pole compete in a friendly rivalry while your festive dinner is served. Snow falls
softly as the breathtaking scenes fill you with tidings of good cheer. The Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true
fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music. You'll also love the live nativity; it is both dramatic and spectacular. The true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before your very eyes as three kings ride atop camels on their way to Bethlehem. The stunning beauty of angels ascending from above will amaze you as the songs inspire audience members of all ages.

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Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel. Start your morning off right with a continental breakfast at the hotel including; Jimmy Dean's Sausage Biscuits, Variety of Cereals, Blueberry Muffins, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Fresh Fruit (Bananas, Apples, or similar), Yogurt, Oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar, Hard-boiled eggs, Juice, Coffee, Milk (menu subject to change). By mid-morning you will be rolling into Bristol, TN and VA (The State Line runs right down Main Street.) First stop here is the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institute, tells the story of our music heritage. From the Bristol Sessions and beyond, our region continues to influence music around the world. The museum embodies this accomplishment and promotes Bristol as the Birthplace of Country Music. See why Bristol is home to the "big bang" of country music and browse the award-wining interactive exhibits. You will then have free time for lunch on own. The Burger Bar across the street is purportedly where Hank Williams had his last meal. There are a number of restaurants up and down Main Street as well antique shops. You'll have a couple of hours for shopping. Gospel Dinner at Heartwood Craft Center. Moving on this afternoon you roll into Abingdon, VA and visit the SW Virginia Cultural Center - (formerly Heartwood). A modern artisan center in nearby Abingdon, Heartwood blends Appalachian heritage, local craftsmanship (arts) with culinary delights. After time for shopping you will be seated for a Gospel Music Show by local mountain musicians. Followed by a beautiful buffet filled with farm fresh Virginia foods. Overnight in Abingdon VA for an overnight stay.

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Day 8

Enjoy a full hot breakfast before departure for home.


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Package Price Includes: 


Nashville Country Christmas


* Country Christmas Dinner Show

* "Ice" and the Delta River Flatboats

* General Jackson Luncheon Cruise

* Nashville Troubador Tour Elvis Blue Christmas

* Elvis Holiday Concert

* Graceland Private Evening & BBQ Dinner

* Merry Merry MoJo Tour * Sun Studio Tour

* Memphis Rock N Soul Museum

* Tina Turner Schoolhouse

* Seven Nights Lodging - Two Nights Gaylord Opryland - Two Nights Guest House at Graceland

* Seven Hotel Breakfasts

* Two Lunch

* Four Dinners

* Luggage Handling

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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Audubon - SCUCS 537 West Nicholson Rd Audubon NJ 08106
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