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BBQ Trial from Nashville to Memphis - Escorted by Karen Hollern AAA Journey Manager
from $1,779 pp

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Destinations: United States
  • Bookable Online

BBQ Trial from Nashville to Memphis - July 30 - August 3, 2023

Y ’all ready to savor the flavor?! We hope so because we’re heading out to taste authentic, mouth-watering BBQ. Nashville & Memphis style!

AAA Group Coordinator and Journey Manager

Karen Hollern

Member Price:$ 1,779.00 (double) per person

Non-Member Price:$ 1,854.00 (double) per person

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Included With Your Trip

Y’all ready to savor the flavor?! We hope so because we’re heading out to taste authentic, mouth-watering BBQ. Nashville & Memphis style!

Tour Inclusions

Roundtrip motorcoach transportation

4 Nights Lodging

Johnny Cash Museum

Nashville BBQ and Bourbon Foodie Adventure

Sun Recording Studio

Edge Motor Museum

Free Time on Beale Street & Downtown Nashville

Taste of Memphis tour with Backbeat Tours

Local Guide in Nashville

Guides and driver gratuities

All taxes & tips on these services

Meals: 9

4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners

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Additional Information

Day 1: (D)Travel to Nashville, TN to begin your BBQ trail tour. Check into the Drury Inn in Nashville downtown for a two night stay.

This afternoon we visit the Johnny Cash Museum. The Johnny Cash Museum features the world's largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Walk through the life of the Man in Black depicted in interactive exhibits, films and much more. Officially endorsed by the Cash Family.

Tonight enjoy welcome dinner included at local favorite BBQ restaurant- Martin's Bar-B-Que downtown location Joint is a big roadhouse-style eatery known for its BBQ, with chicken, taco and burgers. Beyond their dining room, they have a massive beer garden in the back with seating, games and a stage for live music. After dinner you can enjoy free time downtown Nashville.

Day 2: (B, L)After an included breakfast, Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning at your leisure. Enjoy a free morning to explore downtown Nashville

This afternoon we will meet a Guide and depart for your Nashville BBQ and Bourbon Foodie Adventures!

· Learn the stories behind three of Nashville’s most popular culinary and drinking destinations! You’ll go behind the scenes to get a taste of the best of the Music City on this foodie tour.

· This tasting experience will have you immersing yourself in culinary traditions at a local Nashville barbecue restaurant sampling a flight of house-smoked meats paired with southern-inspired spirits and traditional southern sides.

This evening return to hotel. Enjoy Free time to explore downtown Nashville.Enjoy the evening on Honky Tonk Row. Many of Nashville's famous nightspots are found on Broadway between First and Fifth avenues—better known as “Honky Tonk Row.” Honky Tonk Row consists of several nightclubs, pubs and bars that have become renowned for the country music musicians who have used these stages as a platform for fun, fame and fortune. Regional musicians play for gracious tips in these bars, and you can witness some pure talent floating out of them at all hours of the day and night. This is where a lot of country stars have been discovered.

Day 3: (B, L) Enjoy breakfast includedat the hotel this morning prior to checking out.We depart to Memphis. Arrive to Memphis and enjoy lunch included at Central BBQ – Midtown voted #1 barbecue in Memphis. This Midtown restaurant offers not only a full range of barbecue options (pulled pork, brisket, ribs), but also large, meaty wings, smoked sausage, and their famous barbecue nachos. The homemade potato chips make an excellent accompaniment to any entree.

This afternoon we visit the legendary Sun Studio,the birthplace of Rock N Roll. We also visit Edge Motor MuseumHome to "American Speed" - an exhibit featuring the evolution of the American Sports car. America's obsession with the automobile can be traced back to the first gasoline-powered horseless carriages of the late nineteenth century. But no vehicle is more memorable or conjures more raw fervor than the American sports car. And no era is filled with more freedom, optimism, and confidence than post-war United States.

Tonight, we check in to Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtownfor a two-night stay.Enjoy a free evening and dinner on own along exciting Beale Street.

Day 4: (B, L, D)Enjoy breakfast includedat the hotel this morning.

Today we depart on Taste of Memphis tour with Backbeat Tours! Come savor the Memphis BBQ flavor! We give you the history of BBQ and head out to taste authentic, mouth-watering BBQ – Memphis style! Dry-rubbed or saucy wet ribs, pulled pork, pork nachos and BBQ spaghetti, all delicious regional favorites that round out this restaurant tasting tour. Your guide will provide a sampling of Memphis culture and history sprinkled throughout this tour.

This afternoon you will have some free time on Beale Street.

Tonight, enjoy a Farewell dinner: delicious BBQ meal with live music included at BB King's Blues Memphis.The original opened in Memphis in 1991 and has remained a favorite of locals and visitors alike. At BB King's Blues Club is more than the Blues, it is a classic soul, rock and roll, great barbeque. With two levels of dining and a dance floor, house band, The BB King's Blues Club All-Star Band will have you dancing all night long.

Day 5: (B)After breakfast at the hotel we will load up and depart for home.

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Payment Date:
April 30, 2023

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Time of Booking to Final Payment- Full

Final Payment to Departure- No Refund

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