Nashville at Christmas

  • the Grand Ole Opry | the Country Music Hall of Fame | old Nashville neighborhoods | the Opryland hotel and ballroom


December 6-8, 2023


  • Lodging for two nights at the festive Opryland Hotel
  • A guided tour of the historic RCA Studio B; visit of the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • A backstage guided tour of Opryland
  • Delightful small group camaraderie; spontaneous caroling in the van!

Trip Description

Deck the Halls, with a Country Twang!

Let’s go to fun and festive Nashville for the Holidays! We’ll enjoy accommodation in the one-of-a-kind Opryland Hotel, including a Christmas dinner-show in the hotel ballroom. We’ll explore Nashville’s musical heritage, including stops at the Country Music Hall of Fame and a tour of historic RCA Studio B. We’ll also drive through several of Nashville’s beautiful residential neighborhoods, showing off their holiday flavor and décor.


The Grand Ole Opry

Enjoy a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry!  Get up close to where legends, stars and country music are made every week live at the Grand Ole Opry, as well as Circle TV and WSM Radio. Kick things off with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in our brand-new immersive theater experience, then walk backstage, hear insider stories about country greats, and even stand in the famous circle


The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Discover the magic of Music City at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum!  Home to an extensive collection that features more than eight hundred stage costumes, over six hundred instruments, and hundreds of other objects—from microphones to automobiles—documenting the history of country music.

RCA Studio B

Built in 1957, RCA Studio B became known as the birthplace for the “Nashville Sound,” a style characterized by background vocals and strings that helped establish Nashville as an international recording center

Photo courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Featured Experiences

The Gaylord Opryland Resort

Experience the energy and excitement of Music City at Gaylord Opryland Resort. Located on the banks of the Cumberland River in Nashville, this luxury hotel is located a short drive from the city's vibrant downtown district. Underneath climate-controlled signature glass atriums, explore nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river with the resort's popular Delta flatboat. Decked out for the holiday season, this unique hotel experience is not to be missed!

What's Included

  • Comfortable transportation
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Breakfast, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • All activities / admissions per the itinerary
  • Guide and concierge service throughout the trip

Trip Price

$1,789 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $240)

What's Not Included

Price does not include alcohol, other meals, or optional trip insurance.

..well-planned, from interesting and fun excursions planned each day, to comfortable lodging and transportation. Our trip leaders, Chumley and Khal, were impressive with their knowledge of each area we explored and gracious in their planning of every aspect of our trips.

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This trip departs from Greenville / Spartanburg, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. If you live elsewhere, please contact us to discuss travel arrangements, and we will look forward to assisting you!

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