Branson, Nashville & Memphis: An Old Time Christmas
It’s all about country music and Christmas lights! Depart from Alberta, or fly into Indianapolis, Indiana 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.
November 07-24, 2023 - All Coach
November 10-22, 2023 - Fly & Coach
13 or 18 Days 1 Country All Breakfasts & Dinners
Day 1 - Edmonton to Swift Current, SK
Starting in Edmonton and then heading south through Red Deer, Calgary, and Medicine Hat, our first evening will be in Swift Current.
Day 2 - Swift Current to Devil's Lake, ND
Travel day heading south across the prairies.
Day 3 - Devil's Lake to Rochester, MN
A change of scenery today with trees and lakes replacing the prairies.
Day 4 - Rochester to Indianapolis, IN
The fly passengers will fly into Indianapolis today to meet up with the rest of tour. Airport transfers included.
Day 5 - Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
“Ladies & Gentlemen start your engines”, the highlight of the day will be the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Then it will be on to Louisville to Churchill Downs for a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Day 6 - Louisville to Pigeon Forge, TN (Gatlinburg, TN)
Pass through the Lexington Bluegrass Region and the Smoky Mountains on the way to Gatlinburg your home for the next two nights. This evening, visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner & Show for a unique experience.
Day 7 - 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 8 - Pigeon Forge to Nashville, TN
If Nashville is the heart of country music, the 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - 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, enjoy a fabulous 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 13 - Branson
Free morning to relax or take in an Optional Show. This afternoon’s show, The #1 Hits of the 60's Production Matinee Show is a fun and exciting show that takes you through the 60's with hits from genres like the British Invasion, Motown, California Surfin', and the Age of Aquarius. Whether you grew up listening to these groups and know every single word to every single song or are a new listener, this show is sure to be an amazing time. High energy and tons of talent await! Hear the best 60's hits with the greatest hits and your favorite songs from artists such as: Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, Paul Anka, Buddy Holly, Petula Clark, The Beatles, and more! Each of these live shows is authentic and fun, capturing the true essence of these artists and their music. There are amazing elements as well that set it apart from other musical productions and turns it into a high energy party. Guests will witness more than 100 costume changes along with video through state-of-the-art equipment and a group of seven talented performers. Guests will also be able to play a fun trivia game and be transported back to the days of their youth with the fun high school dance experience. Of course, audience participation and talented performers makes it truly unique. Rounding out the evening is The Clay Cooper Country Christmas Music Express Show which 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 14 - Branson
The last morning in Branson is at leisure to catch up on some rest, go shopping, or take in an Optional Show. This afternoon, take in some of the local sights. The last show of the trip 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 15 – Branson to Sioux City, IA
After all the non-stop excitement, it will be nice to sit back and relax on the journey back home. This evening, join your fellow travellers, tour director and bus driver for a WestWorld Tours Farewell Dinner and show (you may even find yourself assisting with the entertainment). The Fly passengers will be dropped off in Kansas City to fly home tomorrow. Dinner will be at the hotel. Airport transfers included.
Day 16 – Sioux City to Bismarck, ND
After a day of travelling, the stop overnight is Bismarck, ND.
Day 17 – Bismarck to Swift Current, SK
After a duty-free stop, we continue the way home overnighting in Swift Current, SK.
Day 18 – Swift Current to Edmonton, AB
This is the last day of the tour as we make our way to back home.
All Coach November 7-24, 2023
Fly Coach November 10-22, 2023
All prices are per person, land only and include all taxes and fees. Prices are in CAD.
Not included in price:
- Airfare (Fly coach only)
- Gratuities for Tour Director and Driver
- Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
- Any personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Pre or post tour arrangements