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Escorted - Music Cities - New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville

Sep 15, 2024 - Sep 22, 2024


New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville

Come Explore these three fabulous Musical Cities

BOOK EARLY! Prices will increase $100.00 per person after 2/1/2024 EXTENDED to 3/1/2024

8 Day(s) | 11 Meals


  • Motorcoach transportation to Bradley Airport (based on minimum number)
  • Roundtrip Air Flights FROM HARTFORD/BRADLEY
  • Seven (7) Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
  • French Quarter Riding & Walking Tour
  • Jazz Review
  • Grammy Museum
  • Visit Graceland, home of Elvis Presley
  • Civil Rights Tour
  • Memphis Sun Studios
  • Rock N Soul Museum
  • Historic RCA Studio B
  • Ryman Auditorium
  • Grand Ole Opry Show
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Motorcoach to Bradley Airport for your flights to New Orleans. Step back in time on a cultural getaway that opens in the “Jazz Capital of the World,” New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouthwatering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and of course, an incomparable soundtrack. Take in the sights, flavors, and sounds of New Orleans on your own today.

Day 2

Explore the many sides of New Orleans and how jazz began and thrives here. Start with a panoramic city tour, seeing the famous St. Louis Cemetery #3 and Esplanade. Then, it’s a walking tour of the French Quarter viewing St. Louis Cathedral, Pirates Alley and more. Tonight enjoy a New Orleans-style dinner before going to Maison Bourbon, a live jazz club in the French Quarter. B, D

Day 3

Leave New Orleans on a high note and head to the next music landmark. Explore the history of one of the world’s most prestigious awards in music at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. Later, arrive in the charming college town of Oxford for a laid-back evening. B, D

Day 4

Travel to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Soul. Enjoy Southern hospitality at your hotel before jiving along to “Jailhouse Rock” as you visit Graceland, the stately mansion of the “King” himself, and tour Elvis’s 14-acre estate, including his home, private jets, and Meditation Garden. B, D

Day 5

This morning, embark on a civil rights history tour via coach and follow the route of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last march, stopping at Mason Temple where he gave his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech the night before he was assassinated. Take time to explore the National Civil Rights Museum and grab lunch on your own. Later, get acquainted with the musical history of Memphis with a visit to Sun Studio, perhaps the most famous recording studio in the world before continuing on to the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Highlighting the musical journey of the city! B

Day 6

Roll along Music Highway to Nashville – the “Music Capital of the World.” Tour the historic Ryman Auditorium*, the original home of the 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* (* based on performance schedule) B

Day 7

Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the world’s largest museum of popular music, and check out the vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings, and instruments. Tour RCA Studio B and gain an insider’s look at Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio, where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Charley Pride once recorded classic hits. You may even have the opportunity to record your own hit! After one more lunch together, it’s your choice! Join a hands-on chocolate-making lesson at the iconic Goo Goo Candy Shop -OR- visit the Johnny Cash Museum where you’ll be immersed in the life and legacy of Johnny Cash, a "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" honoree and the biographical inspiration for the blockbuster film, Walk the Line. B, L

Day 8

Your rockin’ musical journey comes to a close today. Return flight to Bradley Airport and motorcoach home. The country music of Nashville, the sounds of Memphis and New Orleans Jazz & food compromise a journey full of experiences that will be with you long after you return home! B

Departure Locations


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Park & Ride Lot, 575 Colt Highway (Rte 6) & South Road


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Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

Meet at Bradley Airport - Airline Ticket Counter

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DOUBLE - PER PERSON - IF BOOKED BY 2/1/2024 - PRICES INCREASE $100.00 per person after 2/1/2024 - EXTENDED TO 3/1/2024


SINGLE - PER PERSON - IF BOOKED BY 2/1/2024 - PRICES INCREASE $100.00 per person after 2/1/2024



Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $900 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: June 25, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit date to June 25, 2024 the cancellation fee is $700 pp; June 26, 2024 to July 25, 2024 the cancellation fee is $2500 pp; no refunds if cancelled after July 25, 2024. All cancellation fees are plus any non-refundable airline fees.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Friendship Tours offers Travel Protection insurance through 2 insurance providers: NTA Travel Protection Plan and Travel Insured International. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068

OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

Travel Insured International offers the Worldwide Trip Protection plan with the option to add upgrade benefits (available for additional cost) including CFAR when purchased within 21 days of your initial deposit. Other upgrades include , Electronic Equipment, Event Ticket Fee Protection, Travel Inconvenience.

To enroll: https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan Agency #18649

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply.

Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan.

Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.

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