December 12-17, 2020
Day 1: Departing Yoder this morning, we head east as we get acquainted with our traveling family. We arrive east of St Louis for our first night.
Day 2: Today we continue making our way to Nashville, crossing some beautiful terrain in Kentucky and Tennessee. By mid-afternoon, we arrive at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Sit back and be entertained by Vince Gill and Amy Grant in one of the iconic landmarks in Nashville. This evening we check into the elegant Opryland Hotel! This is southern hospitality at its finest, with more than 2,800 rooms and decorated with millions of lights and spectacular decorations. This is our home for 3 nights. (B, L)
Day 3: This morning, we get a step-on guide to show us around the highlights of Nashville. Next, we take a ride on the General Jackson Showboat for an included, mouth-watering lunch. We cruise down the Cumberland River on the 300 foot-long paddlewheel riverboat while being entertained by some of Nashville’s finest performers. This afternoon you can explore the Opryland Hotel and enjoy a Delta River Boat ride through the 4.5-acre indoor garden. You may also visit the included ICE! presentation, which is always a memorable experience! Tonight we enjoy one of the real treats of this tour, an elaborate and tasty Christmas Dinner in an elaborate holiday setting in our fabulous hotel. During dinner, we are entertained by the world-famous, Oak Ridge Boys! (B, L, D)
Day 4: This morning we walk in the footsteps of legends with a tour of the Historic RCA Studio B. Hear inside details from famous recording sessions, learn about the timeless tools of the trade (from microphones and recording consoles to a Steinway piano that Elvis favored), and hear hits in high-fidelity, right where they were born. Next, there is time to see many exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, starting with the roots of country music. Tonight, we get the pleasure of taking in The Grand Ole Opry show at the amazing Grand Ole Opry House. (B, L)
Day 5: This morning it is time to say goodbye to Nashville as we head towards home. For lunch, we stop at the newly re-built Pattis’ 1880 Settlement for lunch and shopping. We arrive west of St. Louis for our last night. (B, L)
Day 6: Today we return to Yoder reminiscing about the fun, beauty, and great music we enjoyed in Nashville!