Holiday Classic 4.5 feefo-stars

America's Music Cities Holiday

featuring New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville
8 DAYS
$4,549 pp*
*Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.

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Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays in America’s most famed musical cities - New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville. Experience New Orleans, where jazz, food, and fun are always on the menu. Discover Mardi Gras World, where the massive, magical parade floats are crafted. Spend 1 night in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues," and tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland decked out for the holidays. Marvel at the more than two million holiday lights along with acres of stunning décor at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Create your own Goo Goo Cluster Candy at a chocolate-making lesson. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry. See where country legends recorded hit tunes at RCA Studio B. Delight in a magical holiday dinner and show at the Opryland Resort. Discover America’s musical legacy wrapped in dazzling lights and seasonal décor.

Your Tour Includes
  • 3 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 11 Meals
  • 4 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • French Quarter
  • Choice on Tour
  • Swamp Tour
  • Mardi Gras World

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

8 Days

7 Nights


Meals

11 Meals

7 Breakfasts

4 Dinners


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Pre Night: Sheraton New Orleans
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Nights 5-7

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Trip Reviews

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Rating

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Overall Trip Rating
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    5star
    Elizabeth Williams was great, very organized and enjoyed all the places we went too. The basilica of Saint Louis in New Orleans was beautiful. So glad we went to Graceland as well.
    Cheryl Daughenbaugh
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    5star
    Everything is so well taken care of and well planned, so we just leave it in their hands.
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    4star
    The air transportation was ridiculous. My favorite experience was the Grand Ole Oprey and also the Swamp Tour.
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    5star
    Well organized… packed full of sights and activities. The points of interest were very good.
    Denise Kimberg
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    5star
    This was my first solo trip. Every aspect of it was so very special. I particularly liked listening to Jazz in New Orleans; visiting the interactive museums, visiting Graceland and Studio B as well as the Grand Ole Opry. I bonded with the loveliest people who shared these experiences with me. Equally important were the accommodations were excellent and food delicious and plentiful. Last but not least was Michael , our tour guide, who made sure that everyone was involved and was very responsive to questions and special needs. The Bus Driver Drew was especially supportive and helpful, particularly when I locked myself out of my room. Kudus to CSA Travel Director Gary and his lovely wife for joining us on this adventure. For me it was memorable.
    Molly Fine
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    5star
    Excellent hotels and daily itineraries .... wonderful dining options.
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    Well organized - great tour director - busy every day!
    mayoch
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    4star
    My most memorable experience was the Grand Ole Opry. I would have given the review 5 stars but I would like to be given the option in New Orleans to attend the swamp boat ride or a walking Garden District tour. I would chosen the Garden District. There wasn't enough time to do it on your own.
    Marie Neven
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    Graceland and recording studios visit
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    excelent tour, tour tour tour
    Ralph Meyr
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    The entire trip was planned and executed meticulously.
    Edie Simon
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    The Mardi Gras factory. Visiting the different hotels to see their decorations in new Orleans
    Linda Drozd
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    Very pleased with the entire tour.
    John Nolan
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    4star
    Not a fan of eating at malls and food courts. Would rather eat on our own in town at a restaurant.
    Bonnie Brennan
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    4star
    Would have preferred the hotels in Memphis and Nashville to have been located in the downtown area for walking access to downtown
    Dennis Kerbaugh
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    5star
    EXCELLENT TOUR! The tour was terrific, Haydee (our tour guide) was friendly, personable and made sure that we received the best tour possible. We experienced a variety of tours, museums and experiences which made our tour memorable.
    Henry Green
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    5star
    Enjoyed the cities we visited, could have spent 1 more day in Memphis. Did not care for the Gaylord Opryland it needs updated. Second trip with Collette Tours and looking forward to more.
    Raymond Lane
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    5star
    Loved the trip as a whole. Everything went very smoothly. Enjoyed all 3 stops that we made to tour.
    Connie Lane
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    4star
    Tour director was ok but she talked too much and treated us like children. I found it very annoying.
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    Excellent tour for money. Activities were amazing. Tour guide and driver were informative and helpful.
    Pamela Green
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    4star
    Different hotels in Memphis and Nashville closer to downtown
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    5star
    Great experience overall. Very friendly informed staff. New Orleans and Nashville are going to be busted again.
    Dorislee Utter
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    5star
    It was our first tour and enjoyed the all inclusive nature. We had never been to any of the cities on the tour so it was all an adventure that was thoroughly enjoyable and without any problems or difficulties.
    Mark Calonico
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    3star
    Collette venues were super, but the confusion caused by the tour manager made this day to day hard and confused. Collette could provide some training for her. The bus driver was outstanding.
    Marjorie Hansen
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    3star
    It was very unorganized. Timings for our tours were wrong when we arrived at venues at which we were scheduled. Not enough time in Memphis or Nashville, especially on our own. The Sheraton in New Orleans was disappointing. Our tour manager was unorganized and late most days. Just disappointed all around.
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    2star
    Worst your manager I ever had. Disorganized, held initial meeting day 2 just didn’t have things right, no commentary on long drives, spoke to us like we were 5 year olds, no group pix at end or email list….I can go on and on…more interested in her wine than the customer, unprepared overs.
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    3star
    Grand Ole Opry show was great.
    Bonnie Allen
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    Grand Ole Opry show was terrific.
    Richard Wesner
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    4star
    Long bus ride. Buffet good cold. It was our first collette trip. We did enjoy ourselves. Would of liked a little more free time
    Deena Abbott
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    4star
    Most arrangements were done well or as expected but some were really poorly done. The transportation to and from the airport was not handled well; first, it was not offered to me until I discovered that other on the trip were being given the service and asked about it; secondly, the limo service was given an incomplete address to our home, and thirdly I never was notified that Collette had arranged for a return limo service on our return from the trip so we had to arrange for and pay for our own trip home. The goodbye meal was really poor with very bad service. The hotels were great and most experiences on tour were very good. We had an excellent tour guide. Because we had very little time to spend in our hotel in Nashville (the hotel was very beautiful), it would have been nice to be put in a hotel in the city itself.
    Elizabeth De Vincenzi
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    3star
    See my comments on earlier collette survey
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    5star
    it is the air schedule that was sorely in need of change - On our return we needed to get up at 2:30 AM to make our flight. What type of vacation is this for people 75 and older especially since we just had two days in Nashville so how could we enjoy night number 2 if we had to get up at this hour.
    Maxine Amundson
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    5star
    Wondferful tour combing civil rights and music history.
    Robert Neumann
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    4star
    Too many of the locals (Uber drivers, local tour guides) warning us not to go out at night due to the high crime rate in Memphis and New Orleans.
    Beverly Serafini
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    4star
    LOTS TO SEE and do also great to see how other people live
    Harvey Heise
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    4star
    Would have liked more time in Nashville
    Carol Huhner
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    5star
    Excellent tour from leaving the house to returning g home. We are well taken care of.
    Jean Nuelle
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    2star
    I already submitted a review within a few weeks of returning from the tour. I gave a complete breakdown of what happened and how disappointed we were with our tour manager and the complications that travelers are now facing in an understaffed post covid travel industry. Collette's only response was to send out another review? Thanks so much for your concern. I'm not looking for any type of compensation but it would be nice to know that someone in the company actually reads the reviews and addresses the problems.
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    5star
    The planning was excellent as well as the service and our guide was over top.
    Angela Clark
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    4star
    Panoramic tour of each of the 3 cities would have been most informative. Saw music venues but did not get to get a feel for the cities overall. Some meals stand improvement. Bus driver was also excellent. Think the pricing was too high for a single occupancy ,Not a good value.
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    4star
    Gaylord Opryland Resort resort was disappointing and a taxi ride away from Nashville. The optional tours included unnecessary and very mediocre meals. Included dinners were standard "on any tour" meals. Court of Three Sisters "Collette Group Menu" also very disappointing, especially as they had a very extensive and local to New Orleans a la carte menu.
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    5star
    The variety of locations and accommodations were excellent. Plus Chad, tour director, was unreal. So was the tour bus driver! Very detailed, considered everything!
    Vanessa Butler
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    4star
    Some venues were to rushed. River boat cruise was cancelled.stopped for lunch at a outlet mall when outdoor cafes on the river were just a couple of blocks away. Overall enjoyable fun and educational
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    5star
    Very fun trip made even better by Ann - great tour guide!
    Kathleen Rust
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    5star
    Had I gone on my own I wouldn’t have seen half of what we saw
    Kevin Duffy
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    5star
    Most of the tours were very interesting, Our tour manager was outstanding because she was very knowledgeable and organized about our activities for the day, smoothly deal with unexpected situations, and had a wonderful sense of humor.
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    5star
    I enjoyed the people who were on the tour. Everyone was exceptionally nice.
    Michael Tyson
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    5star
    Everything we hoped for!!
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    5star
    Great itinerary
    Alan Smith
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    5star
    Loved sitting on our balcony at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville with a fabulous view of the Christmas light display!
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    4star
    Organised very well by Collette.
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    5star
    I saw a lot and learned a lot of new information about the places we visited.
    William Johnson
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    5star
    Most of teh tours were good to great. Unfortunately, our first walking tour was disorganized and poorly prepared. Folks who took the competing bus tour described a much better experience.
    Peter Sullivan
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    5star
    organized tour director, knowledgeable, locations of hotels, different types of cuisine. Attending the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Theater in Nashville.
    Jane Maryoung
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    5star
    Love gran ole osprey and the recording studio tour in Nashville
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    5star
    Well trained and experianced provided answeers to questions and provided points of interest along the way. Used DVD's on the bus to keep us entertained.
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    5star
    Excellent overview of major music styles. So much fun to stand on the actual floor where Elvis recorded!
    Karen Masors
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    5star
    Dolly Parton at Grand Ole Opry
    Kathleen Hoskins
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    4star
    Hotels: Gaylord was very nice, but a bit confusing. Guest House at Graceland was too far from downtown Memphis.
    Dennis Hoskins
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    5star
    Nashville and the Grand Old Opry were memorable.
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    4star
    Loved New Orleans city bus tour. Got to see the famous above ground cemeteries. Also loved jazz music trip to Bourbon Street. Loved being able to visit Graceland in Memphis & amount of time allowed. Also loved visit to Grand Ole Opry. Lots of music in every city made this a fun tour.
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    5star
    Loved the itinerary, lots of great venues to visit.
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    5star
    Elizabeth Williams the tour manager and Alvin the bus driver went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable. I appreciated the restaurant tips for non covered meals and the great directions for negotiating the city streets. They were always on time and seemed happy to see us and enjoy the trip with us.
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    5star
    The itinerary was excellent. All the places included in the tour gave us memorable experience
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    5star
    NOLA! Bourbon Street, the cemetery tour, a riverboat cruise, getting to hold a baby alligator! All exciting and first time experiences! Memphis' Graceland was a step back in time. Elvis' home was pretty much as I expected it to be. Hardly extravagant by today's standards, it was a place he loved and felt save. It was both a little sad, and enlightening. I felt Beale Street was a little seedy, but that's just me. The tour of Sun City Studio was so interesting. Our on-board singer as we traveled to various city sites was so good. It was great fun singing along with her. Nashville was the most fun! Every bar was a venue for country music groups. Loved the Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole' Opry. Making a recording at Studio B was great fun! The guide filled us in on all the famous people, besides Elvis, who recorded there. She reminded us to stand on the blue X where he stood, but discouraged kissing it! Bethany emailed us a link to hear ourselves singing. Such a thoughtful gesture on her part!
    Jane Nocella
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    5star
    Best was Grand Ole Opry ,,
    Brian Kearney
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    5star
    Bourbon Street-Jazz players. Broadway Street in Nashville.
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    5star
    Everything was dreat Even the weather
    Cynthia Lake
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    5star
    This tour was A1. From start to finish we had a fantastic time. Our time in New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville was great. We enjoyed The Grand Old Opry which was amazing, a swamp cruise, a visit to Mardi Gras World, Graceland and much much more. Our hotels were well picked and very comfortable. The included meals were excellent. Our tour manager Elizabeth was awesome, she had everything arranged efficiently and looked after us very well. We enjoyed every minute and laughed and sang all week. Our group were from all over and we all got on so well. We have come home with some very special memories made better by Elizabeth’s excellent tour and Alvin’s great driving. Thank you so so much.
    Nigel Hooper
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    5star
    I loved Graceland and the amount of time allocated for such an awesome place. My second favorite was the Grand Ole Opry radio show.
    Claudia Troiano
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    4star
    The 3 cities were great. Nashville was my favorite, but all cities were fun." The lunch stop was OK but not great (Picadelly) All things about Elvis were great. The Gaylord was enormous and had a "learning curve" to navigation.
    Jeffrey Schlageter
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    5star
    Too many to list....every day was memorable!
    May Delucchi
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    5star
    The swamp boat ride with the alligators was exciting along with the tour of New Orleans. The meals were very good and the paddle boat ride enjoyable. Graceland should be seen by all. Nashville is a fun city, restaurants galore, and music history museums everyone should visit. I will visit Nashville again.
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    5star
    I enjoyed every city and every tour. I’m thinking of taking the New Orleans spotlight tour if Elizabeth is the manager
    Karen Caito
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    4star
    Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans need more efficient staff. When I arrived, tired from long journey, it took Staff nearly two hours to sort out my room. I had added three nights before the tour and had been assured that I would be given the same room throughout my stay. I was given a low floor room facing ugly buildings. I Mississippi view would have been nice. I don’t eat breakfast and was prevented from making a bacon sandwich to take out. It was difficult to obtain tea for use in the room. The shower was not suitable for an amputee, although I had explained my requirements. I had paid for a room wit a VIP ticket to the JazzFest, but no record of this was available to front of house staff. Eventually, the events manager organised a regular entry ticket. I spent many hours negotiating room for 3 extra nights, tea, shower, and JazzFest ticket, which spoiled my experience of staying at the Sheraton. I heard other tour guests complain about incompetent hotel staff. Another complaint about early breakfast was thr staff were slow allocating seating and waiting for drinks and gluten free bread/toast. The lack of any tomatoes or mushrooms. I am not a vegetarian, but omelette, fried/scrambled eggs, sausages and bacon are a bit heavy on their own before 7.30am. Perhaps tour days start to early for this hotel to cope with early breakfasts! I will not use Sheraton Hotels again. I am happy for you to pass my complaints onto Sheraton.
    Maria Jones
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    4star
    Overall excellent but poor quality of barbecue restaurant in Memphis and not enough time in blues museum in Memphis stopped it being 5 stars together with non existent waitress service in delta restaurant in Graceland guest house
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    3star
    sun studio tour (should have been inc.) enjoyed it a lot. breakfast buffet's were very good. Bell Meade Plantation and lunch was very nice. Elvis tour of mansion and history was good. Historian on the cemetery and old sections of New orleans was excellent. Dinner walk to cooking class was interesting and good food.. Swamp tour was interesting , Opry Land hotel is totally amazing , I took a tour there before it was flooded out a zillion yrs ago and couldn't believe 20 acres under glass. For the price we could have taken much better tours with other co. and even yours. Still waiting for pictures taken and supposed to be emailed to us. WE WERE NOT THE ONLY ONE'S WHO WALKED OUT ON THE JAZZ FESTIVAL IN new orleans we know of at least 2 more couples that left the almost 90' noon day heat that didn't want to wander to find where they wanted to go and IF it had a tent and fans. what a fiasco of being ill planned and no one there to direct us.
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    5star
    The step on tour guide in Memphis was excellent singing as she went around the city. Graceland was surprisingly good, but we had low expectations to start with.
    John Pigott
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    5star
    We had a few memorable experiences Swamp tour in New Orleans Graceland in Memphis and Grand olde Opry in Nashville was a dream come true
    Allan Macdonald
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    Graceland and Grand Ole Opera
    Shirley Lahti
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    Tour guide & couch driver were excellent. Local guide in Memphis was very entertaining.
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    4star
    The cooking lesson in New Orleans and Ryman Opryland.
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    Nashville - All music locations Memphis - Graceland & city tour New Orleans -French Quarter walk & cooking school
    Louise Landry
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    liked the accommodations and tours
    Linda Butterworth
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    3star
    The flight time is too early I must get up at 2:30 to meet the transportation service therefore I’m a zombie the first couple days after missing a night sleep I know it cost more to fly a little bit later in the day but charge us a little more
    Maureen Hilling
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    4star
    New Orleans experience was good, Graceland also would like more southern plantations included.
    Betty Lewis
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    Graceland. Hotel was great. Loved the live entertainment nightly.
    Margaret Lewis
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    Excellent tour manager an coach driver.
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    Best time in Nashville. Love the studio tour the best.
    Robert Morra
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    Great and professional in every way.
    Thomas Cummiskey
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    touring memphis with the guitar player guide on the bus and recording a song in studio rca b in nashville
    Barbara Cummiskey
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    5star
    Graceland, Belle Mead Plantation, Sun Studios, the Grand Ole Opry..... The food was delicious. Guide and bus driver were top notch. Loved everything!
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    4star
    Too much time riding on the bus.
    Julie Tucker
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    Cooking school evening in New Orleans.
    Carol Frommelt
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    too many favorites on this tour
    Sonja Swartz
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    CAFE DEMONTE, STUDIO B SWAMP CRUISE, 2 SISTERS AND THE GREATEST OF HOTELS
    Geraldine Haskins
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    There were several memorable experiences!!! Cooking school in New Orleans; Sun Studios in Memphis, Rock & Soul Museum, the Memphis City guide; of course, Graceland; and the Grand old Opry. (and I'm not really an country music fan).
    Ernestine Bianchi
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    4star
    we got to see a lot of places! the hotel in New Orleans had slow service but their buffet breakfasts were the best! The bathroom outlet didn't work in the Graceland hotel which made us have to dry our hair at the nightstand near the bed.
    Donna Tavis
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    5star
    See my customer experience comments
    Richard
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    5star
    The singing guitar-playing tour guide in Memphis and the evening show at the Grand Ol Opry were the highlights for me. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip.
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    4star
    Stacey was awesome and so was Alvin
    Sherri Pellegrini
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    5star
    I really was surprised and happy to go to the RCA Studio B in Nashville and learn the history of the famous recording studio. Then they let us record our group singing an Elvis tune, and just 10 minutes later they handed each of us the CD of our recording that they had just produced. How cool was that ?? We were all thrilled, and later referred to ourselves as "recorded artists!"
    Jana Hunking
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    5star
    Can't chose just one, they were all my favorite, !
    Bonnie Fairbanks
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    5star
    it was very good I really don't like writing reviews
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    4star
    enough with the questions
    Jeanette Griffiths
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    2star
    We went to places not on you list that were the best. World war 2 museum, civil rights museum and Jackson plantation. The grand ol Opry was very good.
    Linda Kanner
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    5star
    Great tour and got to go to recording studio and record our own Cd. That was the highlight of the tour.
    Lester Schumacher
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    3star
    Tour Ok could of had more cooking related as it was a culinary tour.
    Gay Hahn
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    5star
    Great Tour! Loved it! Molly was great
    Tammy Young
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    5star
    Superb intiniery with the right amount of time at each stop and in each city!
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    5star
    Great tours, great tour managers, great company. This is our 4th trip with Collette and we are very pleased.
    Edward Thomas
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    5star
    Loved the Gaylord in Nashville and the cooking school in new orleans
    Diane Bevacqua
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    5star
    Nashville was best. Nice city.
    Louis Iozzi
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    5star
    It was excellent leadership, hotels outstanding and itinerary outstanding
    Patricia Ricci
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    5star
    wonderful tours great tour guide and very informative, bus driver could have been a little friendlier
    James Silvestrini
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    4star
    Great itinerary. Nice hotels. Bus driver was excellent
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    3star
    OVERALL IT WAS MOST OF ALL ON OUR OWN
    Robert Winkler
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    5star
    We had no problems everything went smoothly. It was a little to munch walking in New Orleans but that cannot be avoided unless there would be smaller vehicles order to take people from the hotel to dinner etc. Not sure that would be feasible.
    Jimmy Weishaar
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    4star
    Was a great tour but some back up plans should have been in place in case of bad weather
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    5star
    Everything!!! Grand Ole Opry, museums, etc.
    Donna Mckinnon
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    5star
    Visiting Graceland was our main reason for booking this tour and it didn't disappoint. We also enjoyed our visits to New Orleans and Nashville.
    William Norman
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    5star
    Itinerary,hotels,food,tour guide and driver.Le get of trip just right.
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    5star
    Although we initially though the tour was expensive, we found that with breakfast, lunch and or dinner included in the price PLUS all of the attractions it is well worth it.
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    5star
    Everything! It is a vacation we would do again and again!
    Marilyn Lipsitz
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    4star
    I gust did in the previous section.
    Robert Viscardi
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    4star
    Attending the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, eating at all of the famous New Orleans restaurants pre tour and holding a small alligator.
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    5star
    the music was great, however getting to the venue was complicated by the set up.. there was no area for bus drop off close to the entrance. This wasted significant time to be at the festival.
    Barry Berman
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    5star
    I thought what we received was good value with the exception on one dinner.
    David Bailey
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    4star
    If you love music, this is highly recommended. but there is too much time in New Orleans and perhaps you should add another day in Memphis and another day in Nashville. Many museums and places to see in those two cities. Noot so much in New Orleans.
    Ruth Seeber
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    5star
    Great tour. Loved the Grand Ole opera.
    Paul D. Jones (Doug)
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    5star
    New Orleans was great . Erin was the best.
    Leonard Kwarta
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    5star
    Every trip on our tour was skilfully arranged. My favourite was the visit to the RCA studio B.
    Jean Hatherley
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    5star
    The live music in Memphis and New Orleans
    Charles Hughes
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    4star
    Overall tour was excellent. Sun studios, Rca studios. Graceland would have been better with more time.
    Elizabeth Raeburn
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    4star
    I think hotels should have ben better located. Example: Peabody Hotel in Memphis.
    Kimberly Becherer
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    4star
    We experienced a variety of music during the tour.
    Elaine Ching
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great all around - music culture cuisine
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour was jammed packed with wonderful stops, museums, recording studios, city environs and culture. We also walked away with a fine appreciation of the birth and development of the three major musical genres: the Blues, Jazz, and Country.
    Steven Tullin
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    5star
    My favorite part was the French Quarter in New Orleans,the food,the music,just being a part of it all.
    Susan Ranno
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    3star
    Bed time was grand ole opery and Graceland as well the recording studios were great.
    Diane Farwell
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    4star
    Best tours we're grand ole opery, recording studios and Graceland.
    Herbert Farwell
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    4star
    loved Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry
    Rita Quinn
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    5star
    The recording studio's were the best.
    Jean Nilson
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    4star
    A lot was covered in 8 days. I think it would have been better to do 10days or skip New Orleans. It was an 8 hour ride from N.O. to Memphis. I do enjoy the trip and Molly worked hard to provide information.
    Maureen Rocks
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    5star
    We thoroughly enjoyed being exposed to good music, appreciated the historical value of each, participated in all. Gained appreciation for beautiful city of Nashville.
    Judith Panza
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    5star
    It achieved everything it set out to do. The locations and visits were excellent with the exception of Graceland where there were enormous queues, little ongoing status information and nothing to keep us entertained while waiting for the shuttle bus. Not Collette's fault but some participants may have preferred to see more music in Memphis instead.The tour was full of interest, great hotels and a great deal achieved in a week. Favourite memorable experience was Nashville, where the group recorded an Elvis song, and the honkytonk venues. I would love to return there one day
    Robert Prance
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    4star
    The chosen activities were all excellent! We did all of the important things; more optional activites in New Orleans would have been beneficial. Also, a welcoming drink, dinner or meeting would have been helpful. It would have also helped to orient people. We didn't get together until it was time for a tour.
    Joan Hart
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    1star
    Nashville was very enjoyable
    Margaret O'Brien
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    4star
    great tour guide *Personal Details removed by Feefo*
    Alvin Bannister
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    4star
    hotel in memphiswas out of the way food cold,did not clean rooms
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    4star
    The visits to the RCA and Sun studios were the highlights for me. The BBQ meal in Memphis was not that good, I thought the venue was below par.
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    4star
    Loved the Grand Ole Opry and the Opry Land hotel.
    Kenneth Grube
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    5star
    Great trip. Well planned! Excellent tour manager.
    Gina Falcigno
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    5star
    I enjoyed every destination. Each one was different. As a music lover it was perfect. We were lucky with the group too, we all got on so well. It was a lot of fun. Thank you for th memories.
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    3star
    Bayou tour, step in guide in Natchez, Nashville, Ryman and Grand Ol Opry
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    5star
    The tour was very well planned. There were many memorable experiences. I especially enjoyed the location of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel and the beautiful Gaylord settings. The Studio B tour and the Grand Ole Opry were great.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great combination of fun cities, good food, history and great music. Favorite moment...Graceland and the recording studios that Elvis made most of his music.
    Kevin Greeley
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    4star
    Overall the tour, the hotels and most of the places of interest in the music cities were great.
    Catherine O Brien
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything we did was memorable from the Swamp Tour to the Grand Old Opry.
    Elizabeth Reid
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    5star
    The Grand Ole Opry show was the best. Loved the Country Music Hall of Fame and the studios tours.
    Donna Utley
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    5star
    New Orleans Cooking School wonderful Peabody Hotel so amazing Nashville and Memphis wonderful music and of course Elvis legacy.
    Susan Hunnell
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    5star
    A visit to the RCA B recording studio in Nashville and making a record. Also enjoyed Sun Studio in Memphis and the show at the Grand Ole Opry.
    Christopher Sheppard
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Had to be Gracelands with the bonus of Garth Brooks turning up at the Opry.
    Doreen
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    3star
    See above Hide and driver bad sites good
    Winifred Carr
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    5star
    Our tour guide was excellent. Memphis and Nashville were the most fun, as I didn't enjoy New Orleans as much. It was the first time I had visited any of those cities.
    LaRayne Welman
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    5star
    Good tours and excellent tour manager.
    Thomas Keating
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    3star
    Swamp tour in New Orleans and the Grand Ole Opry
    Elsa Dinis-Mcveigh
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    5star
    It had everything I wanted to see. too much walking for my husband I think should have been a 3. I don't think you should have to choose a walking tour or a bus tour at time of signing up. Best to have the tour manager tell you what is involved. I called and spoke to agents but they weren't positive about either. All but 2 took the bus tour and you saw much more than you would when you walk. We would not have seen Esplanade Ave, the cemeteries and more if we walked. I believe the walk was just the French Quarter and a little more. Loved the bus tour!
    Agnes Fleming
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    5star
    Tour exceeded our expectations. Outstanding tour guide with knowledge that connected all historical connections to era of music.
    Ellen Ashbaugh
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    5star
    Selection of tours was great, restaurants very good. Saw lots of good things. Transportation was well arranged.
    Pauline Desantis
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    5star
    RCA studio B, Graceland, fritzels great musicians Pirates Bar next door Hotel locations were great 3 sisters excellent In our opinion the choices for restaurant's in the Gaylord resort lacked choices other then fast food type dinners Only one really expensive restaurant had any decent food.
    Dallas Gray
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    5star
    Loved Graceland & Memphis! Despite a poorer city we saw it all & loved the BBQ place for dinner!
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    3star
    The tour overall was only average, just! Most memorable for me was our visit to The Grand Ole Opry plus the friendliness of the other passengers on the coach. Should have been Graceland but not enough time allowed to have a proper look round.
    Shirley Montgomery
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    1star
    All inclusive meals and hotels not to a Collette standard. Memorable experience: When it was over.
    Michael Hutton
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Visiting the clubs in Bourbon Street New Orleans, and the visit to the Grand Ole Opry
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    4star
    Pay for all trips in basic fees, rather than add them on -- tips also!!
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    5star
    Awesome tour, the best way to see the Music Cities!!
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    5star
    Everything we did was a great experience!
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    5star
    There were many memorable moments. I enjoyed the cooking school in New Orleans and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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    5star
    I loved the majority of this trip...I had already been to New Orleans and would have preferred the bus tour to the walking tour in the French This was a great tour for me, since I love music...given the mobility and age of the group, it would have been better to do a morning sight-seeing tour of New Orleans by bus as opposed to the walking tour of the French Quarter,,which really could be done on your own since our hotel was basically in the French Quarter, I personally would have preferred this because I wanted to get a feel of other parts of the city ie the Garden District, Treme etc. Other than that it was a great tour for me... I cant say the same for others as they only seemed to be interested in Graceland ,, Also, some of the restaurants were better than others, especially in New Orleans... I would have preferred a different restaurant in Memphis...All in all, it was a comprehensive tour with a wonderful and accommodating tour guide...Derek was just the best....
    Elizabeth
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    4star
    See above. The Sheraton on Canal in New Orleans was poor with our rooms not cleaned until after 6 pm. Please drop this hotel.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Gaylord Opryland hotel was spectacular. After that nothing quite was the same. The other hotels were good, but not spectacular like tapas hotel. There were so many experiences.....the grand ole Opry,Graceland and the French quarter were fabulous.
    Carmella

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