Perfect Pairings: Memphis & Nashville

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5 nights private tour from $8,300
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Perfect Pairings Memphis and Nashville
At a glance
  • Lean into luxury staying at the iconic Peabody Hotel, soaking up Memphis’ role in music and history (don’t miss the famous Peabody ducks!) 

  • Pinch yourself on a private VIP tour at Elvis Presley's Graceland with full access to Presley Motors Automobile Museum, Career Museum and Discovery Exhibits 

  • Honky tonks a go go! Brace yourself for an epic and enthralling night out in Nashville

  • Lose yourself in the iconic birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, as you are guided through Memphis and Sun Studios, learning stories of the local musical heroes 

Journey highlights
  • Lean into luxury staying at the iconic Peabody Hotel, soaking up Memphis’ role in music and history (don’t miss the famous Peabody ducks!) 

  • Pinch yourself on a private VIP tour at Elvis Presley's Graceland with full access to Presley Motors Automobile Museum, Career Museum and Discovery Exhibits 

  • Honky tonks a go go! Brace yourself for an epic and enthralling night out in Nashville

  • Lose yourself in the iconic birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, as you are guided through Memphis and Sun Studios, learning stories of the local musical heroes 

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

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The best times to visit Memphis are April and May or October and November. These short seasons are brief relief's from the uncomfortable (and long) summer and winter seasons. Average summer temperatures often climb to the mid 30s°C with high humidity. However, the summer remains Memphis' peak tourism season because of school vacations.

The best time to visit Nashville is from April through October, when the warm weather brings this music city to life. Between June and August the city becomes very hot and humid, which can feel uncomfortable. Meanwhile, winter months (December and January) can get quite cold, with snow a possibility.

Your Itinerary

Get ready to put your hands together for an itinerary dripping in history and live music that only Memphis and Nashville can deliver! With insider music tours and VIP access, letting you in on all the industry secrets as you experience these iconic gems like never before. You will be transported back to the glitz and glamour of a bygone era as you submerge in a journey through the history of American music, staying in iconic luxury hotels peppered with a mix of surprising delights as you go.

Graceland Memphis

Your Itinerary

Dive straight into the buzz of Memphis as you relish in its legendary charm, gracious hospitality, and rich history - you will get this in abundance at the grand Peabody Hotel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and world-famous for its five resident ducks (who march daily through the lobby at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m!) The perfect gateway for exploring everything from the birthplace of rock ‘n roll, the home of the blues and Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion. 


Calling all music lovers, your first private tour takes you to explore Memphis’ role in music as you visit some of the most iconic locations in town, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with the Peabody’s famous duck master as he leads the daily march of the Peabody Ducks. Walk the iconic birthplace of Rock ‘n' Roll at the Sun Studios, where your guide will share stories of the musical heroes such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison who all recorded here. Stand in the footsteps of musical pioneers and hear stories of Elvis's forays onto Beale Street as a teenager along the way.


End your tour at the Lorraine Motel, now the National Civil Rights Museum, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. After lunch plunge into the must-do tour for all Elvis and music lovers as you explore the world and home of Rock and Roll's most legendary singer with a VIP tour at Elvis Presley's Graceland! Immerse yourself alongside the artifacts that he loved as you walk through his living room, bedroom, kitchen, famous Jungle Room and more. Explore other areas with full access to Presley Motors Automobile Museum, Career Museum and Discovery Exhibits and an exclusive VIP exhibit. Round off the day with an evening to yourself choosing to dine in one of Memphis’ iconic restaurants and discuss your amazing day. 


After breakfast bid farewell to Memphis as you sit back and relax into a scenic transfer to Nashville, letting your driver highlight all the key landmarks as you go. 
Nashville Skyline

Your Itinerary

Welcome to the Music City Nashville. Sink into a bygone era as you arrive at The Hermitage Hotel, standing proud in downtown Nashville, a most iconic hotel bursting with legendary status. You will instantly be taken back to the glitz and glamour of yesteryear with its painted glass skylight, grand staircase, marble floors and ornate chandeliers.  
Fuel yourself with a hearty breakfast as you prepare to be blown away with an epic tour past the live music honky tonk venues, iconic eateries, and famous landmarks creating a thrilling day in this buzzing city. You will drive by live music honky tonks adorned with colourful posters, neon signs and sounds of music, with your private guide pointing out their favorite eateries and live music venues, sharing personal stories of how Nashville has changed over the years to a booming city. Stopping to visit the iconic famous Nashville landmarks: Grand Ol’ Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and Belle Meade Plantation. Gliding seamlessly into the evening for an incredible night of live music that only Nashville can deliver as you embark on a private Honky Tonk live music walking tour. With your guide you will weave the city's history, culture and local lore as you hop from bar to bar enjoying the drink specials and amazing music all around you as go, this is a truly exhilarating tour. 
 

Itinerary

Day 1-3

Memphis

Dive straight into the buzz of Memphis as you relish in its legendary charm, gracious hospitality, and rich history - you will get this in abundance at the grand Peabody Hotel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and world-famous for its five resident ducks (who march daily through the lobby at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m!) The perfect gateway for exploring everything from the birthplace of rock ‘n roll, the home of the blues and Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion. 


Calling all music lovers, your first private tour takes you to explore Memphis’ role in music as you visit some of the most iconic locations in town, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with the Peabody’s famous duck master as he leads the daily march of the Peabody Ducks. Walk the iconic birthplace of Rock ‘n' Roll at the Sun Studios, where your guide will share stories of the musical heroes such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison who all recorded here. Stand in the footsteps of musical pioneers and hear stories of Elvis's forays onto Beale Street as a teenager along the way.


End your tour at the Lorraine Motel, now the National Civil Rights Museum, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. After lunch plunge into the must-do tour for all Elvis and music lovers as you explore the world and home of Rock and Roll's most legendary singer with a VIP tour at Elvis Presley's Graceland! Immerse yourself alongside the artifacts that he loved as you walk through his living room, bedroom, kitchen, famous Jungle Room and more. Explore other areas with full access to Presley Motors Automobile Museum, Career Museum and Discovery Exhibits and an exclusive VIP exhibit. Round off the day with an evening to yourself choosing to dine in one of Memphis’ iconic restaurants and discuss your amazing day. 


After breakfast bid farewell to Memphis as you sit back and relax into a scenic transfer to Nashville, letting your driver highlight all the key landmarks as you go. 
Accommodation: The Peabody Memphis ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

DC and The South

Welcome to the Music City Nashville. Sink into a bygone era as you arrive at The Hermitage Hotel, standing proud in downtown Nashville, a most iconic hotel bursting with legendary status. You will instantly be taken back to the glitz and glamour of yesteryear with its painted glass skylight, grand staircase, marble floors and ornate chandeliers.  
Fuel yourself with a hearty breakfast as you prepare to be blown away with an epic tour past the live music honky tonk venues, iconic eateries, and famous landmarks creating a thrilling day in this buzzing city. You will drive by live music honky tonks adorned with colourful posters, neon signs and sounds of music, with your private guide pointing out their favorite eateries and live music venues, sharing personal stories of how Nashville has changed over the years to a booming city. Stopping to visit the iconic famous Nashville landmarks: Grand Ol’ Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and Belle Meade Plantation. Gliding seamlessly into the evening for an incredible night of live music that only Nashville can deliver as you embark on a private Honky Tonk live music walking tour. With your guide you will weave the city's history, culture and local lore as you hop from bar to bar enjoying the drink specials and amazing music all around you as go, this is a truly exhilarating tour. 
 
Accommodation: The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville ( 3 nights )
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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

The best times to visit Memphis are April and May or October and November. These short seasons are brief relief's from the uncomfortable (and long) summer and winter seasons. Average summer temperatures often climb to the mid 30s°C with high humidity. However, the summer remains Memphis' peak tourism season because of school vacations.

The best time to visit Nashville is from April through October, when the warm weather brings this music city to life. Between June and August the city becomes very hot and humid, which can feel uncomfortable. Meanwhile, winter months (December and January) can get quite cold, with snow a possibility.

Perfect Pairings: Memphis & Nashville
Perfect Pairings: Memphis & Nashville

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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