Southern Sounds Cosmos

Southern Sounds

Music-lovers will be in their glory on an exciting 8-day Southern Sounds tour that takes you from New Orleans where you will spend two nights to enjoy the music, restaurants and more, to Nashville, on this fun-filled affordable vacation. Delight in visiting Tupelo, Mississippi -- the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee.

Exciting highlights include such New Orleans icons as the French Quarter, where you can experience its unique Creole heritage and enjoy the jazz that is synonymous with this incredible city. No music tour is complete without visiting Memphis, known as the “Home of the Blues” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll,” where you can stop at the legendary Country Music Hall of Fame. Elvis Presley fans will have the thrill of a lifetime when they visit the two-room house where he was born in Tupelo and his famous palatial estate in Memphis called Graceland, his home of 20 years his final resting place. More exciting experiences are offered in Nashville, when you visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and the historic Grand Ole Opry. In Memphis, visit the Stax Museum, dedicated to American soul music and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Sun Studio. See a show at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. If you are a music fan, don’t miss this this Southern Sounds tour!

8 Daysfr. $1,979

  • A sightseeing tour with a local guide in New Orleans
  • Visit Elvis’ Birthplace & Museum and the Elvis Presley Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • A sightseeing tour of Memphis with a local guide including a visit to the Stax Museum, the Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum, Sun Studio and a guided audio tour of Graceland
  • An orientation tour of Nashville
  • A visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville
  • A tour of RCA Studio B
  • Reserved seating at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation, except on Cosmos Lite vacations and unless otherwise noted above. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your Tour Director, Local Hosts®, Local Guides, driver, and ship’s crew are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary. Gratuities are not included on Cosmos Lite vacations and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
2 breakfasts
  • Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter in New Orleans, LA (2 nights)
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Memphis, TN (2 nights)
  • Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, TN (1 night)
  • Drury Plaza Hotel in downtown Nashville, TN (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Cosmos reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN NEW ORLEANS Location Information Description

New Orleans, United States

Welcome to New Orleans! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Wyndrum New Orleans French Quarter

NEW ORLEANS Location Information Description

New Orleans, United States

The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old World city on a guided sightseeing tour. First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square.

Next, learn about the city’s unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars.

Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter

NEW ORLEANS–TUPELO Location Information Description

Tupelo, United States

Visit Elvis' Birthplace &* Museum, a small 2-room house built by the singer's father, Vernon Presley. You will also visit the Elvis Presley Museum, featuring “Remembrance of Things Past,” an exhibit displaying memorabilia from Elvis’ childhood. It’s here that you can see, feel, and touch where the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” began his musical journey.

MEMPHIS Location Information Description

Memphis, United States

Afterward, journey to Memphis, where you spend the next two nights.

Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

MEMPHIS Location Information Description

Memphis, United States

This morning, experience this amazing city on your guided city sightseeing tour. Your expert local guide knows the history of Memphis like no one else—including the inside, “backstage” stories from the folks who were there.

For music lovers, a visit to the STAX MUSEUM of American Soul Music is next. Then, on to the ROCK ‘N’ SOUL MUSEUM, which traces Memphis’ cultural and musical past.

End the day with a visit to SUN STUDIO, probably the most famous recording studio in the world, where rock ‘n’ roll was first recorded. Hear outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis’ first microphone, see memorabilia, and relive the history of the studio that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, BB King, and many other music legends.

Crown Plaza Memphis Downtown

EXCURSION TO GRACELAND Location Information Description

Memphis, United States

Today is dedicated to a guided audio tour of Graceland. Experience life as Elvis did by walking through the decadent and quirky rooms where he felt truly at home. Finish your tour of Graceland with a visit to the Meditation Garden, where Elvis often went to reflect on life, and where he is now laid to rest along with members of his family. You's also be able to boiard "The King's" private jet! Tonight check in to the Guest House at Graceland.

Guest House at Graceland

NASHVILLE Location Information Description

Nashville, United States

Today we head to Nashville - "Music City USA." Upon arrival, go behind the scenes of the music industry by visiting the Country Music Hall fo Fame with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold” Cadillac.

Overnight in the heart of “Music City”. This evening, join the optional outing and be entertained with songs from so many of country music’s greats!

Drury Plaza Hotel Downtown Nashville

NASHVILLE Location Information Description

Nashville, United States

Nashville is the ideal destination for music fans, history buffs, and lovers of the South. Start your day with a visit to RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio and one of the country’s most important. Between 1957 and 1977, more than 35,000 songs were recorded here, including 262 Elvis Presley recordings. Studio B is a “must-see” for any music fan, but especially for those who love Elvis.

Afterward, enjoy an orientation tour of teh city, passing by Music Row recording studios, the center of the recording industry, which first developed in the 1950s.

Tonight, see an unforgettable show at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, the world’s premier country music venue since 1925 and the setting for the nation’s longest-running music show.


Drury Plaza Nashville Downtown

NASHVILLE Location Information Description

Nashville, United States

Your vacation ends this morning. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore “Music City USA” further.


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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
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  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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