“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash!”
No one has shaped country music like Johnny Cash. This brand-new group tour explores the life and legacy of “the man in black,” as we walk in his footsteps throughoutÂ hisÂ Music City and the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee he called home.
Arrive into Music City where you will meet your Sweet Magnolia Tour Guide who will be with you during your stay in Nashville. You will begin your afternoon exploring the Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Museums. The Johnny Cash Museum features the largest collection of Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world! Items include stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork, and handwritten lyrics as well as contributions from family members and notable friends. The Patsy Cline Museum celebrates the life of the legendary songstress and features hundreds of never before seen artifacts, personal belongings, interactive touch screens, films, videos and much more.
After your time at the museums, enjoy a delicious treat across the street at The Goo Goo Shop, where your group can sample the worldâ€™s oldest combination candy bar, The Goo Goo.
Your evening entertainment will include a scrumptious dinner in a private room at one of Nashvilleâ€™s most popular restaurants and world-class performance of Cash: The Legend Continues. In this one-hour show, your group will hear the stories behind the Cash and Carter familyâ€™s hits straight from Johnny Cashâ€™s family members.
Day 2 begins with a Johnny Cash Sightseeing Tour. Your Sweet Magnolia Tour Guide will take you to many of the locations the â€śman in blackâ€ť held near and dear, including his Hendersonville, TN Homesite. We will also visit Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter Cashâ€™s, gravesites.
Following our time in Hendersonville, we will travel to the small rural town of Bon Aqua, TN to visit Johnny Cashâ€™s Hideaway Farm and Storytellers Museum. Here, your tour begins at the Storytellers Museum, where you will see rare video footage of the propertyâ€™s history and its importance to Johnny Cash. Then, you will be treated to a live performance by house musicians, such as Mark Alan Cash (Johnnyâ€™s nephew), David Langley and Rachel Dawson. Also, enjoy memorabilia from Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl and the â€śone piece of a time car.â€ť Next, your group travels one mile down the road to The Hideaway Farm, where you can explore the farmhouse that Johnny Cash owned for over 30 years, the Cinnamon Hill Gallery (with never-before-seen photographs of Cashâ€™s life and home in Jamaica), and the various cars in the collection. After the tour, enjoy lunch in Johnny Cashâ€™s barn.
After your time at the farm, we will travel back to Nashville where your group will have a little free time to relax before we head off to a delicious dinner at your choice of Opry Backstage Grill or Santa Fe Cattle Company.Â After a hearty dinner, we will head to the Grand Ole Opry, the worldâ€™s longest-running live radio show.Â Nothing says â€śNashville” like a night at the Grand Ole Opry. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today an entertainment phenomenon showcasing a mix of country music greats– new stars, superstars, and legends. Known around the world as “the show that made country music famous,” you can count on things happening at the Opry that you just can’t see anywhere else.
This morning, your group will check out of your Nashville hotel and head to Historic RCA Studio B, where over 1,000 Top Ten Hits have been recorded. See where Elvis recorded over 200 songs! Explore the control room where the greats, like Chet Atkins, produced countless hits. With a repertoire of over 35,000 songs recorded by artists such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Marty Stuart, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, the Everly Brothers, Waylon Jennings and Roy Orbison, Studio B presents an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience.
Next, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the worldâ€™s largest popular music museum, during your self-guided tour. The â€śHallâ€ť isÂ the definitive home of Americaâ€™s music, safeguarding more than 2.5 million priceless artifacts, including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments and more.
After your time at the Hall, your group will enjoy lunch on your own at one of the delicious eateries in and around the Country Music Hall of Fame before you depart for home with musical memories of your time spent in Music City.
Follow the footsteps of the King from “rags to riches” starting with Elvis’ early life in Memphis as a teenager atÂ Lauderdale Courts, to his sky rocking career after recording his first record at Sun Studio.
- Elvis from Rags to Riches Tour
- Graceland Platinum Tour & Sun Studio Tour
- The highlight of this one-of-a-kind adventure will be at Lauderdale Courts, where you will visit Elvis’ apartment, which has been carefully restored to replicate the original furnishings and Decor.
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For the history buff! Chattanooga’s legacy during the civil war will be explored throughout this travel tour. The package includes the Battles of Chattanooga, a walk through Point Park, and a Civil War-themed dinner show and so much more!
Leap into an exciting vacation with the Outdoor Adventure in the Scenic City package in Chattanooga. For anyone who loves to relax while staying active, this package includes cave tours, ghost tours, and adventure courses and more while exploring this beautiful city.
- Beale Street Blues Tour 3hrs
- Rock n Roll Tour 3hrs
- Soul Music Tour 3hrs
In the quest to identify the roots of American music, all roads led to Memphis, as stated by to the Smithsonian Museum. The Music of Elvis and Graceland, BB King and the Blues, the Gospel of Al Green, Isaac Hays, Otis Redding, and the sounds of soul … Memphis, the epicenter of the Blues, Rock ‘n Roll, Gospel and Soul … this is where it all began.
Each one of our “Rhythms of Memphis” tours begin with a music related sightseeing tour, a visit to the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and one other music attraction. All tours end on Beale Street, making it convenient to add an optional Sweet Magnolia lunch and/or dinner package at B. B. King’s Blues Club, Alfred’s on Beale, Kings’ Palace, Pig on Beale or the Blues City CafĂ©.
Memphis, the Gateway to the Old South, is one of the most beautiful cities in the Southern United States. Filled with Southern charm, beautifully restored mansions, sculptured tree-lined parkways, on a setting high on the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff, this river city boasts of glowing sunsets over the Mississippi, the world’s finest BBQ restaurants, and the “Red, Hot and Blue” sounds of the Beale St. Historic Entertainment Distinct. Come with us on this inclusive tour to explore the city that is called, “The City of Good Abode.”
Our African American Civil Rights Tour will take you to historic sites related to our Black Heritage and present-day places significant in the development of the African American community in Memphis. Please take a moment to review just some of the interesting places that you will see on this tour.
This tour is a narrated riding tour with picture stops. Click below to see African American Civil Rights Tour packages that include stopping to tour inside various attractions described below.
In 1968 an important labor dispute brought Dr. Martin Luther King to Memphis. A strike was raised by the City of Memphis Sanitation Workers that escalated into a full-fledged commitment to human dignity, economic equity, and segregation. On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, now the National Civil Rights Museum. Your Sweet Magnolia tour guide will take you to the spot of the assassination for a presentation.
Explore the richness of the Smokies! Sweet Magnolia Tours has assembled the ultimate group package to explore the sites, culture, and beauty of Pigeon Forge. You’ll be treated to everything from dinner shows to museums against the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Explore one of Tennessee’s most beautiful cities with our Discover Chattanooga group travel tour. Visit the Tennessee Aquarium, enjoy a dinner show, and take a vintage train ride through the city. You can marvel at the natural beauty with a visit to Ruby Falls and lunch at Rock City.
Feel the magic of Christmas in Chattanooga with the Enchanted Christmas in the Scenic City package. From Christmas caroling to visits with Santa, this tour has everything to remind you that the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year.
Get a taste for Music City with the Nashville Student Performance package. Each group will have the opportunity to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, receive a tour of RCA Studio B, and explore the Country Music Hall of Fame. The perfect package for music students of all ages.