Music City is such a beautiful and exciting place, especially during the holidays! Stay at the world-renowned Opryland Hotel for 3 nights, visit The Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium, and so much more.
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. This afternoon, a local guide shows us around the highlights of Nashville. After our city tour, we check into the elegant Opryland Hotel! This is southern hospitality at its finest, the hotel is decorated with millions of lights and spectacular decorations for the holiday season. This is our home for 3 nights. Tonight, we get the pleasure of seeing a Grand Ole Opry show at the amazing Grand Ole Opry House. (B, L)
Day 3: This morning you can explore the Opryland Hotel and enjoy an included Delta River Boat ride through the 4.5-acre indoor garden and the included ICE! presentation, which is always a memorable experience! Next, we take a ride on the General Jackson Showboat for a mouth-watering lunch. Cruise down the Cumberland River on a paddlewheel riverboat while being entertained by some of Nashville’s finest performers. This evening, it’s on to the historic Ryman Auditorium. Sit back and be entertained by superstars Vince Gill and Amy Grant (entertainment pending) in one of the iconic landmarks in Nashville. (B, L)
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 enjoy one of the real treats of this tour, a tasty Christmas Dinner in an elaborate holiday setting inside our fabulous hotel. Sit back and be entertained during dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 5: This morning it is time to say goodbye to Nashville as we head toward home. We stop at the famous Pattis’ 1880 Settlement for lunch and time to explore. Back on the road, we travel 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! (B)