Branson, Nashville & Memphis: An Old Time Christmas Fly & Coach
It’s all about country music and Christmas lights! Fly into Louisville, Kentucky and begin this epic adventure to Branson, Nashville and Memphis. For the country music enthusiast, we’ll head to Dollywood Theme Park, Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, and Grand Ole Opry. We may even spot a country music star on our Nashville City Tour. See Elvis Presley’s home at Graceland. Finish the tour off with four nights in Branson, where the fun continues as we explore the best that Missouri has to offer.
12 Days 1 Country All Breakfasts & Dinners
Day 1 - Home City to Louisville, KY
Today fly from your home city to Louisville. The transfer to the hotel is included. Fly passengers please arrive at the hotel by 7:00 p.m. to enjoy an included dinner.
Day 2 - Louisville to Pigeon Forge, TN (Gatlinburg, TN)
The first stop will be at Churchill Downs for a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum. From there, pass through the Lexington Bluegrass Region and the Smoky Mountains on the way to Gatlinburg, home for the next two nights. This evening, visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner & Show for a unique dinner show.
Day 3 - Pigeon Forge
A fun-filled afternoon at Dollywood, where there’s music, shows, crafts, displays, and Chasing Rainbows, Dolly’s very own museum. After dinner stay awhile to enjoy the 4 million or so lights throughout the park.
Day 4 - Pigeon Forge to Nashville, TN
If Nashville is the heart of country music, your venue this evening is its soul. You’ve seen your favourite country artists perform here on TV, or heard them on the radio, and tonight you’ll see them live at The Grand Ole Opry. This will be an evening to remember!
Day 5 - Nashville
Today starts with a tour of the famous RCA Studio B which is the oldest surviving recording studio in Nashville and one of the most famous studios in the world. Then it’s over to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. This museum is home to thousands of priceless artifacts, images, and sounds that have inspired young and old from around the globe. After lunch, there will be a locally guided City Tour of Nashville.
Day 6 - Nashville to Memphis, TN
This morning, it’s off to the Land of the Blues, Memphis and a fabulous Elvis Experience Tour & Airplanes at Graceland, legendary home of The King, the late, great Elvis Presley.
Day 7 - Memphis to Branson, MO
Travelling through the beautiful Ozark Mountains to your home for the next four nights, Branson. First up is the production of “Queen Esther” at the Sight & Sound Theatre. Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this? Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects, and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production from Sight & Sound Theatres.
Day 8 - Branson
This morning, tap your feet to the beat with the Petersen Family Bluegrass Band for a talented, family-friendly music show performance. Enjoy the Petersen band show, complete with an award-winning family that showcases their musical talent as they blend their voices and instruments for beautiful harmonies and a first-rate bluegrass sound. The Petersen family of six perform traditional standards of the bluegrass genre by artists like Bill Monroe, Doyle Lawson, and Rhonda Vincent, and contemporary artists like Alison Krauss and Balsam Range. They will wow you with their twin fiddle action, gospel a capella, original songs, and stunning yodeling. This afternoon’s show is the Dutton Family Matinee Show. You'll be amazed by the incredible talent showcased by the talented family of the Dutton’s as they sing, dance, and play a huge collection of instruments as part of their musical celebration, The talent within this group is tremendous! After mastering the violin (at three years old), the kids moved on to the banjo, piano, guitar, and a variety of other musical instruments and are known for their instrumental virtuosity. You're in for a magical surprise when you see this outstanding and amazing family perform on stage. No matter what your musical taste may be, from pop to contemporary rock to bluegrass, this show is going to deliver you smiles. When you combine the amazing musical talent, the side-splitting comedy, and energetic dancers, you have an array of phenomenal performances that are sure to please travellers of all sorts. This evening’s show will be Clay Cooper’s Country Christmas Music Express Show. This show features talented performers who showcase a variety of musicians who, including bass playing, dancing, country gospel, vocals, showmanship and more, provide an amazing music show experience. A live band and live music on the stage helps to create one of the most unforgettable shows of the year, so do not miss out on this awesome time. A troupe of 24 seasoned entertainers brings a high-energy variety show that will have the whole audience tapping their toes, laughing, and singing along to the music. Featured performers include a group of 11 dancers; and Colt and Caden Cooper, Clay's sons, who are beginning to follow in their father's footsteps. Plus, you will not find side splitting comedy and spot-on impersonations with anyone besides the talented comedian Matt Gumm. This show features rock n roll, classic country rock, other live music, as well as joyful music to celebrate the Christmas season. You will easily be able to get into the holiday spirit with this lovely production.
Day 9 - Branson
A free morning is at leisure to catch up on some rest, go shopping, or take in an optional show. This afternoon, enjoy a fabulous Christmas Dinner Cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle. This classic showboat-style activity transports guests to the days of paddleboats along the Mississippi River right on Table Rock Lake. A great Branson dinner cruise allows guests to relax and unwind while enjoying amazing sightseeing opportunities along the sparkling Table Rock Lake. As well as offering panoramic views of picturesque scenery, these cruises also feature energetic entertainment that will impress and delight and delicious meals that will make your mouth water. Tonight’s show is the Haygoods Evening Show. The Haygoods allow visitors to enjoy incredibly tight harmonies and modern hits. The band is comprised of 5 brothers and 1 sister who have made it their life's goal to bring amazing music and the classic Haygood experience to every show they perform! Time after time, night after night, the group entertains and impresses. Their presentation features a variety of spirited music that will have the whole crowd toe-tapping to the beat. It is entirely live, featuring a multitude of 20 instruments each played by a member of this six-piece group full of talent. It also features state-of-the-art light and sound, stunning visual elements, beautiful costumes, intricately woven harmonies, dancing, and tons of energy. For the holiday season, the first half of the show features songs from the regular line up and the second half features a holiday celebration.
Day 10 - Branson
A last free morning for optional shows or shopping. This afternoon, take in some of the local sights to see in Branson. This evening’s show is The Presley’s Country Christmas Jubilee Show, the perfect country gospel variety show that the whole family can enjoy. The show features the popular Presley family, a troupe of local musical legends who have performed in the Ozarks for four generations. Combining hilarious comedy and classic country music, Presley's Country Jubilee is a must-see experience! As well as gospel and country music, the show entertains with hilarious comedy! During the show, the star comedians will take you on a journey to enjoy some hilarious and zany antics and funny stories of beloved characters. With clean-cut and family-friendly jokes, this comedic flair is perfect for the entire family.
Day 11 - Branson to Kansas City, MO
Bidding farewell to Branson, it’s off to Kansas City for the last night. Join your fellow travellers for one last dinner together this evening.
Day 12 - Kansas City to Home Cities
Today transfer to the airport for your flight home.
All prices are per person and include taxes and fees. Prices are in CAD.
Not included in price:
- Gratuities for Tour Director and Driver
- Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
- Any personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Pre or post tour arrangements
Elvis Experience Tour & Airplanes at Graceland
Graceland is an amazing cultural & historical experience. We will take you on the ultimate fan experience.
Churchill Downs Track & Museum
Immerse yourself in everything that makes the Kentucky Derby a unique experience.
Dollywood Theme Park
Spend the afternoon at leisure taking in all that is Dolly Parton.
Nashville City Tour
We will take to the streets to explore the must-see sites, culture and entertaiment the Country Music Capital of the World has to offer!
Country Music Hall of Fame & RCA Studio B Tour
Where Nashville got it’s sound. Step into Nashville’s musical Where Nashville got it’s sound. Step into Nashville’s musical heritage by exploring these creative interactive exhibits.
Grand Ole Opry
If Nashville is the heart of country music, our venue this evening is its soul. You’ve seen your favourite country artists perform here on TV, or heard them on the radio, and tonight you’ll see them live.
Cooper's Country Music Express Morning Show
The must-see variety show of Branson.
Presley's Country Jubilee Evening Show
Immerse yourself in an evening of country favorites, Southern Gospel and hilarious Ozarks comedy
Showboat Branson Belle
Enjoy an evening of good food, entertainment, and sightseeing aboard this authentic paddle wheel boat.
The Beautiful Smoky & Ozark Mountains
Stays in Branson, Piegeon Forge & Nashville
With 4 nights in Branson, 2 nights in Piegeon Forge & Nashville you will have plenty of time to enjoy these cities.
“Queen Esther” at Sight & Sound Theatre
Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner & Show
Clay Cooper’s Country Christmas Music Express Show
Dutton Family Show
The Peterson Family Morning Show
Haygood’s Evening Show
It is difficult to reach the top when you are already there! Can't improve on perfection.
Helen Bradbury - Victoria, BC
This is my third trip with WestWorld. Wonderful Tour Director Debbie. hard to get any better.
June McCurdy - Sidney, BC
2015 - Most of the shows were excellent, also the optional tours. The trip was well organized, full of activity and I felt it was good value. The tour guide went over & above what was required of her. I would highly recommend WestWorld because of her.
June Frandsen - Mapple Ridge, BC
An excellent, fun packed, very entertaining tour. And our tour guide and driver were wonderful!
Maureen Crockett - Port Moody, BC - 2015
Most of the shows were excellent, also the optional tours. The trip was well organized, full of activity, and I felt it was a good value. The tour guide went above and beyond what was required, I would highly recommend WestWorld!
June Frandsen - Maple Ridge, BC - 2015
Yes we had very good value (and) I will report back to my travel agent.
Vic Belisle - Fort Sask, AB
Did we give you value? YES. I expected to pay for optional tours to Beale Street & Gatlinburg (and it was included).Also a surprise picnic lunch in Little Rock.
Sheila King - Duncan, BC
A great trip with just the little extras added and so many laughs. It was great.
Gail Lenning - Vancouver, BC
I have just come home from a trip = An Old Time Christmas. It was the best bus trip I have ever taken. Both Fred And Don went out of their way to make it special. It was a great way to start the festive season. I would not hesitate to travel with WestWorld Tours again and will recommend them to my friends.
Janis Pappin - Delta, BC