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Christmas at the Galt House and the Opryland Hotel

Featuring Louisville, Memphis and Nashville

7 DAYS • 12 MEALS Experience a musical Christmas from the boogie-woogie and blues all the way through to the King of Rock and Roll on this guided tour to Nashville, Louisville, and Memphis.

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The Mayflower Tours Way
  • 12 Meals (4 dinners, 2 lunches and 6 breakfasts)
  • Spend 2 nights at the beautiful Galt House Hotel in Louisville
  • Enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Ladies for Liberty Dinner Show featuring holiday swing and boogie-woogie melodies of this USO-inspired show
  • Stroll through the stunning KaLightoscope Christmas, with its festive towering luminaries
  • Tour the Muhammad Ali Center, dedicated to telling the life story of this incredible man
  • Visit the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, MajorLeague Baseball’s official bat
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner and live entertainment at the Derby Dinner Playhouse
  • Have lunch at Patti’s 1880’s Settlement in Kentucky
  • Spend 2 nights in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, the Music City
  • Take a “MusicalTour” of Memphis with a local musician guide
  • Visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion, beautifully decorated for the holidays
  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner in Memphis
  • Visit Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm
  • Spend 2 nights at the fabulous Opryland Resort Hotel, beautifully decorated for the holidays
  • Experience Opryland’s traditional ICE! Show, featuring hand-carved ice sculptures crafted by international artists
  • Stroll through the Hall of Christmas Trees and shop for Christmas gifts at the Treasures for the Holidays Craft and Art Show
  • Take a Delta River Boat ride through the Opryland Resort
  • Reserved seats to Opryland’s Diamond Rio Christmas Dinner Show
  • $35 in Mayflower Money
Day One — Ladies for Liberty Christmas Dinner Show at the Galt House Welcome to Louisville for the holidays! Arrive at The Galt House and meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. Get into the spirit of Christmas at the Ladies for Liberty Christmas Dinner Show, holiday swing and boogie-woogie melodies in a USO-inspired musical show. Dinner Day Two — KaLightoscope Christmas and Derby Dinner Playhouse Begin the day at The Galt House’s fabulous holiday luminary experience KaLightoscope Christmas, to see the stunning luminaries The Lighted Forest, the Candy House, Toyland and The Nativity. The Muhammad Ali Center, an award-winning multicultural museum which captures the inspiration derived from the story of Ali’s incredible life. At the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory see the world’s largest baseball bat and learn the history of Major League Baseball’s official bat. Tonight, a delicious dinner and exciting live entertainment await at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. Breakfast and dinner Day Three — Patti’s 1880’s Settlement and Memphis Traveling across Kentucky today we come to the “Land Between the Lakes” area. Here, our destination is Patti’s 1880’s Settlement. What began in 1977 as a hamburger and ice cream parlor, Patti’s has grown into an institution famous for its thick pork chops, mile-high meringue pie and flowerpot bread. Enjoy and included lunch and spend time on the gift shop before we depart for Memphis. Breakfast and lunch Day Four — Memphis Musical Tour and Graceland Mansion This morning we embark on a musical tour of Memphis, the “Home of the Blues.” Our guide is a professional Beale Street musician who will play and sing selections of the city’s rich musical heritage. See Sun and Stax Studios, Cotton Row the Lorraine Motel and the Peabody Hotel. Later, we visit Elvis Presley’s beautiful Graceland Mansion which has been richly decorated for the holidays. See the living rooms, music room and jungle den along with Elvis’s gold records, awards and costumes. You will also see the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest as well as the Automobile Museum with over 15 vehicles owned by the King. Breakfast and dinner Day Five — Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm and Opryland Resort Hotel Leaving Memphis we stop at the Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm, the only freshwater pearl-culturing farm operation in North America. Here, we learn about this remarkable iridescent product of nature, the freshwater pearl. Then, we arrive at the world-renowned Opryland Resort Hotel. Here, you will experience southern hospitality at its finest as you stroll through nine acres of lush gardens and flowing waterfalls inside a glass atrium. Take a ride on a Delta River Boat through the Resort and see this remarkable complex from a whole new perspective. This evening enjoy Opryland at your own pace with dinner on your own at one of the many varied dining venues inside the Resort. Breakfast and lunch Day Six — Opryland’s ICE! Show and Diamond Rio Christmas Dinner Show We begin the day with the Opryland’s annual ICE! show. This winter holiday attraction is an interactive world of colorful hand-carved ice sculptures created by artists from around the world. Later, take a stroll through the Hall of Christmas Trees, a display of specially decorated trees that benefit various charities and is located in their Winter Wonderland. Also, visit the Treasures for the Holidays Art and Craft Show, featuring a variety of hand-made crafts and gifts ranging from candles and jewelry to clothing, artwork and food. In the evening, we join Diamond Rio for their Christmas Dinner Show. Breakfast and dinner Day Seven — Travel Home Return home filled with warm holiday memories from our Galt House and Opryland Resort Hotel holiday. Breakfast
Days One and Two The Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky Days Three and Four Doubletree Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee Days Five and Six The Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee
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November 27, 2017 $2,359 add $949 Available
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December 4, 2017 $2,359 add $949 Available
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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Louisville is $279 and in Nashville is $309, tax included.

Tour Activity Level
LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.