Nashville & Memphis
A twin-centre holiday that hits the right notes! Nashville & Memphis a musical twin-centre holiday in the USA. Spend 4 nights in Nashville before heading to Memphis for a further 4-night stay.
Nashville & Memphis Twin Centre
4 nights Nashville
3 nights Memphis
from £879 pp
Nashville & Memphis Twin Centre:
From its very beginnings, Nashville grew from a foundation built on music. Music has been the common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people. And visitors have ventured here to experience the music that weaves such a fundamental pattern in its cultural, business and social fabric.
Once you have finished reading about Nashville’s rich history, don’t forget to come visit and experience it for yourself. The Beginning
Nashville’s earliest settlers celebrated in the late 1700s with fiddle tunes and buck dancing after safely disembarking on the shores of the Cumberland River. Nashville’s first “celebrity,” the noted frontiersman and Congressman Davy Crockett was known far and wide for his colourful stories and fiddle playing.
The Name Music City
As the 1800s unfolded, Nashville grew to become a national centre for music publishing. The first around-the-world tour by a musical act was by the Fisk Jubilee Singers from Nashville’s Fisk University. Their efforts helped fund the school’s mission of educating freed slaves after the Civil War – and also put Nashville on the map as a global music centre. In fact, upon playing for the Queen of England, the queen stated the Fisk Jubilee Singers must come from the “Music City.”
Nashville is Music City and with the name comes every type of genre to play. Looking to rock the night away, check out our music scene and nightlife. Trying to fill the belly with some groovy cuisine, explore our food scene. Be inspired by our attractions, arts, and history. Channel your inner fandom at a live sporting event. Find the latest trend by shopping our boutiques, malls, and shopping districts. Or get down with the kiddos at our hotspots where family fun never sounded so good.
Memphis is the Home of the Blues, Soul & Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Memphis is rich in musical history, so much so, that you may not get to tour all of the hot spots on your first visit to Memphis. (More reason to come back!). The Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum is a great place to start because it tells the complete story of the blues, soul and the birth of rock ‘n’ Roll.
Of course, Graceland is the obvious stop for Elvis fans, and it is especially fun during Elvis Week (August 11-18). The Candlelight Vigil (August 15) is definitely something to add to your bucket list whether you are a diehard fan or not.
Music fans should also visit Sun Studio, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, and the Blues Hall of Fame. There are several tour companies that can give you an overview of the scene and allow you to visit the spots you like best. For a truly one of a kind experience, book Tad Pierson’s American Dream Safari which takes place in the comfort of his ’55 Cadillac.
After exploring our musical history, see what the current Memphis music scene is like. For the blues, Beale Street is the place to go. B.B. King’s is the most upscale, Blues City Cafe is usually the most festive, and the Blues Hall most approximates a juke joint vibe. Speaking of, head to Wild Bill’s on Friday and Saturday nights to experience one of our last surviving juke joints. Ernestine & Hazel’s always has jazz on Sundays. Down in Overton Square, Lafayette’s books live music acts of all flavors every single night of the week. The Hi-Tone, Growlers, and Bar DKDC are the places to go for late night, indie acts. The Levitt Shell in Overton Park has free concerts Thursday through Sunday throughout the year and is family friendly. Take a blanket or chairs. You can also bring your own food and drinks, or buy some there.
- Return flights from the UK
- 4 nights Nashville hotel stay
- Transfer from Nashville to Memphis
- 4 nights Memphis hotel stay
Any applicable hotel / resort fees – payable locally.
Price based on 2 share, departing Glasgow 10 November 2020.
Year-round flights are available from most UK airports. Please call for full details