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$3,889 per person (Double Occupancy)
$4889pp/Single - $3599pp/Triple
A new and exciting tour is planned that will make Christmas 2022 a most memorable Christmas celebration! Lights Under Louisville, an Elvis Blue Christmas in Memphis, TN, and a visit to the Elvis Presley birthplace and Museum -Tupelo, MS, a stop in Muscle Shoals, AL, an area with a vibrant music history Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones and many more, the outstanding and beautifully Christmas decorated Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN featuring country music legends - the Oakridge Boys Christmas Dinner Show , the Nightlife Dinner Theater, a truly Nashville guided tour featuring Johnny and June Carter Cashs home and a respectful stop with some of country musics greatest star-studded performers of the past at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, a superb Christmas Show aboard the General Jackson riverboat on the Cumberland River, a Grand Ole Opry show at the Ryman Theater, an RCA Studio B and Country Music Hall of Fame visits, the Cincinnati Zoos Christmas Lights, a Smuckers Country Store Christmas shopping stop, The Christmas Story House and so much more!!! This is truly a Christmas Celebration!
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book and Pay in Full by September 3, 2022 and receive $150 off per person! (Be sure to mention this offer as it is not an automatic deduction.)
FREE PRE-TRIP HOTEL STAY: If you live more than 50 miles from Yankee Trails office in Rensselaer, WE'LL PAY for your hotel room the night before departure. Call for details.
Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 7:00am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 7:30am
Walmart - Catskill Commons, Catskill - 8:30am
Kingston Plaza, Kingston - 9:00am
Sun, December. 4:
Today we board our motor coach for our overnight destination, the Holiday Inn, Akron, Ohio. Dinner is included this evening at the Spaghetti Warehouse, a short drive from our hotel.
Mon, December 5:
Following an included breakfast at the Holiday Inn, our journey continues to Louisville, KY and our first Christmas encounter…. the Mega Cavern for Lights Under Louisville! Every year the Cavern is transformed into an underground holiday light spectacular for the Christmas season. Our accommodations this evening are the Drury Inn, Louisville with Drury’s famous dinnertime “Kickback” with a rotating menu of light evening food choices included.
Tues, December 6:
A Drury hot breakfast buffet is included this morning before our departure for Memphis, TN with our first stop at the Western Tennessee Heritage Center, home of a one room schoolhouse attended by a young Anna Mae Bullock, (aka Tina Turner) where a collection of the Queen of Rock’s personal memorabilia, costumes, gold records and her high school yearbook are on display. Our accommodations for the next two evenings are the Guest House at Graceland. This evening we will join with other tour groups for a very special Blue Christmas Holiday Dinner Show. This feature is an Elvis Holiday Tribute Show, with many of Elvis’s favorite Christmas songs as well as some of his greatest hits performed by a live-band and sensational Elvis tribute artist.
Wed, December 7:
Breakfast is included at the Guest House at Graceland before we are off to witness a Memphis iconic tradition, the March of the Peabody Ducks! Known world-wide, the Peabody Hotel’s famed ambassadors take their elevator ride and make their red carpet walk to John Philip Sousa’s King Cotton March arriving at the travertine marble fountain in the Peabody’s Grand Lobby! We will also be joined by a Memphis Mojo musician tour guide who will show the sights of the city while singing history and stopping at Sun Studios. There will be time for lunch on your own on Beale Street, Home of the Blues and a stop at the Memphis Rock n’ Soul Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution . The highlight of our time in Memphis will, of course, be the Holiday Lights Tour of Graceland Mansion exclusively made available after hours for this privately arranged tour group event! Holiday decorations in the Mansion are so much more beautiful at night with the interior decked out in red velvet drapes and Presley family artifacts arranged just as Elvis would. The evening also includes a Memphis Barbecue buffet dinner in the Elvis Presley Memphis Complex. While in the Complex you will be able to tour the Presley Motors Automobile Museum, the Elvis the Entertainer Career Museum and the Elvis Discovery Exhibits.
Thurs, December 8:
Breakfast is included at the Guest House at Graceland. This morning we leave Memphis and head to Tupelo, MS where a step on tour guide will join us as we see where Elvis was born and visit the Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum. Our lodging for the next two nights is the elegant Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Muscle Shoals, AL. The Muscle Shoals music scene featured many well- known recording artists, many accompanied by the very famous Swampers. Dinner is included this evening at the Swampers, a name that continues today and where their musical story will be presented on stage of their time as backup players.
Fri, December 9:
Following an included breakfast at the hotel, our first stop will be The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. In 1969 the Swampers, originally with Fame Studios, opened this studio where music is still made today. The museum features exhibits of talented Alabamians who have influenced the course of music history, Nat “King '' Cole, Hank Williams, Sam Phillips, the group Alabama and many more. Our time here includes a tour, a recording and lunch. Also included is a tour at Fame Studio where the Muscle Shoals sound was born through artists like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Wilson Picket and so many more. Dinner this evening is included at the beautiful Marriott’s 360 Grille, a revolving restaurant high atop a tower overlooking the Tennessee River . A truly gourmet meal with incomparable views.
Sat, December 10:
Following an included breakfast, we depart for Nashville, TN and an on your own lunch stop at the new Assembly Food Hall, a premier downtown Nashville location offering multiple choices for a fun lunch break. After lunch we ‘ll enjoy an introductory tour of Nashville prior to our check-in for the next four nights at the spectacularly Christmas decorated Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Dinner is included this evening at the Opry Backstage Grille, then we are off to enjoy tonight’s Grand Ole Opry performance at the Grand Ole Opryhouse.
Sun, December 11:
Following an included breakfast at the Gaylord Hotel, we’ll depart for a tour at RCA Studio B, known as the birthplace of the Nashville sound and, of course, home to Elvis Presley for many years following Sun Studios. There will be time for lunch on your own before we continue to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Following the Hall of Fame, we will return to the hotel before our departure for the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater where southern home cooking and a great evening of country music and performance awaits. We will return to the hotel following the show.
Mon, December 12:
Following an included breakfast at the Gaylord Hotel, we will be joined by the fabulous step on tour guide duo of Kenny and Diana Jansen, (from last night’s dinner show!) who will introduce us to neighboring Hendersonville, home to the late Johnny and June Carter Cash and where our tour will touch memories of days gone by….. and where we will pay our respects at Hendersonville Memory Gardens and more. Following our tour lunch is included at the Hermitage Buffet before returning to the hotel and enjoying our evening at the Oakridge Boys Christmas Dinner Show. The rest of your evening is free at the hotel.
Tues, December 13:
Following and included breakfast at the Gaylord Hotel we will stop at the included ICE Display where wonderful ice sculptures are created and on display for your “chilly” enjoyment. We will then board the General Jackson Riverboat for an amazing Christmas Show and Lunch while enjoying time on the mighty Cumberland River. Returning from our river cruise, we will return to the hotel where you will have time for browsing and dinner on your own. As part of your hotel stay you will also receive tickets to take a ride on the Delta Boats in the Delta Wing at the Gaylord hotel! This could be a perfect time for your boat ride. Also, when booking this tour, you might consider contacting the hotel and make reservations before you go for their amazing evening horse drawn carriage rides to enjoy the beautiful outdoor Christmas decorations. Group bookings are not available.
Wed, December 14:
Following an included breakfast at the Gaylord Hotel we must leave Nashville and the Gaylord and begin our journey northeast. Our overnight destination is Columbus, Ohio at the Hampton Inn, with dinner included at Bob Evans on the hotel property. Following dinner we’ll take in the beautiful Christmas Conservatory Aglow light display at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Thurs, December 15:
A hotel lobby breakfast is included this morning. We are off to Orville, Ohio and a stop at the J. M. Smucker Company Store for some Christmas shopping as we continue to our last Christmas spectacular, Castle Noel, America’s largest indoor Christmas Entertainment Attraction where Christmas Movieland props and costumes from “Elf”, “The Grinch”, “A Christmas Carol'' and more, as well as New York’s fabulous window displays of Christmases past are assembled and displayed for our enjoyment. This is a Christmas delight! A lunch is included (TBA) Our farewell dinner and last stop will be the Holiday Inn, Mentor, OH. Dinner is included this evening in a hotel banquet room.
Fri, December 16:
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Today we travel home with our memories of the wonderful Christmas experiences we’ve enjoyed. Arrival in the Capital District will be approximately 5pm.
Round-Trip Motorcoach Transportation
Yankee Trails Program Director
Lights Under Louisville
Western Tennessee Heritage Center
Elvis Blue Christmas Holiday Dinner Show
Peabody Hotel and Ambassador Duck Parade
Singing MoJo Memphis Tour
Evening Christmas Lights Graceland Tour
Elvis Presley Birthplace and Tupelo Museum
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Fame Music Studio
Nashville City Tour
Grand Ole Opry Show
RCA Studio B
Country Music Hall of Fame
Nashville Nightlife Theater
Johnny Cash & more Hendersonville Tour with the Jansens
Opryland Christmas Dinner Show featuring the Oakridge Boys
Opryland ICE Sculpture Display
General Jackson River Showboat Christmas Lunch & Show
Opryland Delta Riverboat ride
Franklin Park Conservatory Christmas Aglow
J M Smucker Co Store
2,000 Travel Points
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Catskill - Overnight|| Wal-Mart - Catskill Commons- Wal-Mart Tire Center |
Catskill, NY 12414
|Kingston|| Kingston Plaza - Lot E (next to baseball field) |
Westbrook Ln, Kingston, NY 12401
|Latham Farms|| Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms |
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
|Yankee Trails|| Yankee Trails |
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY
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