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7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Susan from New Cumberland, PA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 09/27/15 - 10/03/15
I wanted to experience iconic places in US culture. Wow! what a trip. The musical spots...Studio B, Sun Studio, The Ryman Auditorium, Beale Street, etc. There was also the Martin Luther King memorial & museum. And I even saw the famous "Peabody Ducks". The trip was well organized and the presentations were varied and interesting. This was a great trip.

Emma from Potomac, MD Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/27/15 - 10/03/15
The Nashville and Memphis trip was wonderful. Even more wonderful was our tour leader, Carol Burton, who was so outgoing and had a sincere goal to make this the best trip ever for the entire tour group. It was a pleasure traveling with her.

Rosemarie from Laramie, WY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/27/15 - 10/03/15
Well-organized, diverse, and lively. Great events and locations - something for everyone and not just music-lovers. Learned lots of good things painlessly! And the music memories it brought back were wonderful. Go!

Anne from Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/27/15 - 10/03/15
The Music of Nashville and Memphis is an excellent program. Since I've always loved country music, it was wonderful to finally visit the Ryman Auditorium and view their informative movie about its history. The various tour guides made the museums and recording studios come alive. The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Soul Museum were a wonderful surprise to me and I could have spent a lot more time there listening to the music. I appreciated Richard's excellent performance; I bought his cd and have been enjoying it at home. Carol and Bill were wonderful leaders. They were enthusiastic, charming and organized. I definitely recommend this tour.

Ginny from Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/27/15 - 10/03/15
If you like music, this tour is for you. Carol and Bill are great to travel with, the sites visited were extremely interesting and very educational regarding the music we were interested in. It was just a great tour.

Sue from Silver Spring, MD Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 09/27/15 - 10/03/15
I loved the program. this is my 14th program. Carol and Bill were outstanding with their enthusiasm, wit and positive attitudes. I enjoyed all of the programs and was impressed by how much dedication went into everything making it interesting and informative for the public. I especially loved the movie at Ryman Center and of course Richard's piano playing.

Annette from Bedminster, NJ Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/27/15 - 10/03/15
I have always enjoyed country, blues, ragtime, jazz, and more types of music. The Music of Nashville and Memphis program exposed me to the history of the music development, the key players, the locations where significant events occurred,the culture of the area, and current day performances. the lecturers/performers were all knowledgeable and presented well. the group leader was a delight - organized, clear, pleasant, and helpful. I would recommend this program to anyone enjoying this type of music, or wanting to get new exposure to it.

John from La Crescenta, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/09/15
Certain aspects of this program provide dramatic and deep experiences at the heart of american culture in the mid-20th century: the Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Civil Rights Museum. It also has breadth, with information covering many aspects of the modern music industry and its development. It is very informative and entertaining, and at times moving. Well worth the time and money.

Richard from Pittsburgh, PA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
The Music Cities USA tour was just a fabulous experience. Our guides for this experience, Carol & Bill, were just so interesting and kept us all laughing. I enjoyed the music and the tours even though "country" is not my favorite genre. The "soul" experience in Memphis is more to my taste. It's a good tour made better by all the friendly people we met.

Debby from West Chester, PA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
This was a marvelous trip full of music and history and magical performers. It changed the whole way I listen to a song - so much to know about who and why different kinds of music developed.

Grace from Ozone Park, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
Coming from New York City we think we saw it all but this trip was over the top! Nashville and Memphis are places I would never have thought to venture, however, with our Leader Carol Burton and Bill it was wonderful. The history of the musical performers and the presentations were out of this world, "WONDEREFUL" I would recommend this trip to anyone, of any age, etc etc. etc.!!!!!!!!!

Stan from Arvada, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/17/14
Thinking back on this trip, I probably enjoyed meeting, conversing with, and hearing the stories of my fellow travelers as much as I enjoyed any of the sites we visited. The tour is a good sampling of Tennessee's most famous music cities, their attractions, and other popular sites in and around the area. Not only did we visit the most famous - The Ryman Auditorium, RCA Studio B, The Grand Ole Opry, Sun Records, and Beale Street - but, we also got a good taste of the local cuisine, visits to a variety of other area attractions, and a fair amount of free time to explore the two, main cities on our own. Through it all, I could tell that Carol and Bill were working very hard to make sure we stayed on schedule, we all enjoyed our trip, and that we all got the complete tour we signed up for. Nice job!

Joan-Marie from Arvada, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/17/14
We thoroughly enjoyed the music on this trip! Tours of the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Rock 'n Soul Museum, Studio B and Sun Studios were amazing. Group leaders, tour guides and speakers added to our experience. Our first Road Scholar trip, but not our last.

Harriet from Milton, MA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/17/14
Great to visit Nashville if you are a Country Western Music fan. Grand Ol' Opry was delightful.Informative lectures at both Nashville and Memphis. More blues, jazz, rock and soul. Even had a big band experience that we loved. A jazz trio at The Majestic restaurant in Memphis.

Barbara from Lafayette, CO Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/17/14
This was a fantastic trip! I liked it so much that I may do it again sometime. Nashville and Memphis are the home of the music that I grew up with. This was a wonderful opportunity to see live performances, experience two 'music cities', meet new friends, visit Graceland, and enjoy Southern cooking! Don't miss it!

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