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Adventures Afloat: Bluegrass, Blues and Blue Suede Shoes: Nashville to Memphis

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8 Days | 7 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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Tap your feet to the heartbeat of American music on a river voyage between two of the country’s great musical cities: Nashville and Memphis. Attend the Grand Ole Opry and delve into the evolution of country music. Learn about the pickin’ and strummin’ of bluegrass in Kentucky. Pay a visit to the home of the blues and the King, Memphis. Aboard the riverboat enjoy great concerts and expert presentations that bring these musical styles to life.


• Step inside historic Ryman Auditorium for a performance of the Grand Ole Opry, “the show that made country music famous.”
• Learn about bluegrass, a uniquely American style of music featuring banjos, fiddles, mandolins and more.
• Experience Memphis’s deep musical identity at Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion, and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

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Walking up to one mile per day.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Nashville, Tenn., embark Grand Mariner, 7 nights (ports of call include Clarksville, Kuttawa, Ky.); disembark Memphis, Tenn., departure.

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7 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences
12 Performances


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