Journey to Nashville, Tennesse, to learn how the rhythm and backbeat of the South influenced the music of America. Highlights of this new Specialty tour include private tours of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the historic Ryman Auditorium, and the Grand Ole Opry; live performances; and meetings with guitar guru George Gruhn and a songwriter. 

Starting at: $3,495 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Music group performing in Nashville. Credit: Courtesy Tennessee Tourism Bureau

Nashville Rhythms

5 days from $3,495

Journey to Nashville, Tennesse, to learn how the rhythm and backbeat of the South influenced the music of America. Highlights of this new Specialty tour include private tours of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the historic Ryman Auditorium, and the Grand Ole Opry; live performances; and meetings with guitar guru George Gruhn and a songwriter. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Accommodations

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Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown

Nashville, TN, United States

The Drury Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of “Music City,” steps from Nashville’s most popular attractions including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium. The property features comfortable and spacious rooms, indoor and outdoor pool, on-site restaurant and bar, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Guests are invited to “Kickback” daily at the hotel’s complimentary happy hour which includes both food (e.g., a taco bar) and wine.

Number of nights: 4

Activity Level

Activity Level 1: Easy

Expectations: Shorter tour featuring one state and one hotel stay. Light pace with walking on city streets. All coach rides are very brief. Comfortable shoes recommended, particularly for the culinary walking tour on Day 3.  

Appropriate for: Travelers in good health with overall good mobility and stamina.

Reading List

Highly Recommended

Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline
By: Don Cusic
Fodor's Inside Nashville (Full-color Travel Guide)
By: Fodor's Travel Guides
Hidden History of Nashville
By: Zepp, George R.
A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry (Co-published with the Country Music Foundation Press)
By: Wolfe, Charles K.

Also Recommended

The New Nashville Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Music City
By: Stewart-Howard, Stephanie
Historic Photos of Nashville
Nashville Songwriter: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits
By: Brown, Jake
Nashville Streets and Their Stories
By: Wills II, Ridley
The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music
By: Hemphill, Paul
Guide to Civil War Nashville
By: Zimmerman, Mark
Nashville's Mother Church: The History of the Ryman Auditorium
By: Eiland, William U.
24x36 World Wall Map by Smithsonian Journeys - Tan Oceans Special Edition (24x36 Laminated)
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.