Rhythm, Roots & Cowboy Boots
Tour Duration 15 Nights - From £2469*
Our New & Exclusive Escorted Music Holiday – “Rhythm, Roots & Cowboy Boots”
Taking its inspiration from George Jones’ tribute to the stars of Music’s golden age in his hit song “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?” – Rhythm, Roots & Cowboy Boots takes us on a musical journey through America’s Heartland States. As we follow in the footsteps of Music’s most famous sons and daughters, we will meet some new musicians who keep their flame burning bright. On this unique round trip from Dallas, you’ll visit the places and learn about events that inspired the careers and songwriting of some of our favourite singers. With great dining, live music and attractions, this is a music lover’s dream tour!
DAY BY DAY TOUR ITINERARY
Welcome to Dallas Texas, where your tour manager will meet you at the hotel. After check in it’s time to get acquainted with your fellow travellers in the hotel bar for welcome drinks.
Today we will travel south of Dallas to visit the home towns of Country Legends Lefty Frizzell & Willy Nelson, we’ll spend time exploring the Roadside America Museum and the Hill Country Cell Block. Then it’s back to Dallas for an evening at the entertainment area in downtown Grapevine.
After breakfast we will make our way to Oklahoma City, passing through Tishomingo for lunch at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red and Norman, Oklahoma to visit Hollywood Corners - a unique filling station restored by Toby Keith. This evening we will enjoy a meal and entertainment in the city’s famous Bricktown Area.
Today we will visit OKC’s main attractions, the National Cowboy & Heritage Museum, The National Memorial and the Stockyards! Then you will have some free time to explore this fabulous city!
After breakfast we will make our way along Historic Route 66 to Tulsa, stopping en route at a few quirky attractions. Then we will explore downtown Tulsa’s Music Attractions including the Woodie Guthrie Center, Leon Russell’s Church Studio and Cains Ballroom.
This morning we will leave Tulsa for a day trip to Ponca City, and learn the secret of the Marland Mansion, before travelling to the home of Pioneer Woman Bree Drummond - Pawhuska. This evening we will enjoy the local entertainment in Tulsa.
This morning we will travel the short distance to Talequah - home of The Cherokee Nation. We will learn about their history before moving on to the home town of Merle Haggard and Ms Carrie Underwood - Muskogee, Oklahoma. We will visit the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & the Muskogee Brewing Co. Where we can enjoy a tour, a taste and some great live music!
We will visit the War Memorial Park and the USS Batfish - a real WWII Legend ths morning. Then it is on to Bentonville and a stop at the Walmart Museum, before ending our journey in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This beautiful little town is nestled in the mountains and the whole Downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. You will have plenty of free time to discover all of the town’s hidden treasures.
This morning we will set off for the Ozarks Entertainment Capital - Branson Missouri. In the evening we will go out for dinner as a group and enjoy the local cuisine followed by a wonderful musical show - performed in one of the many theatres found on the Branson “Strip”
You will have free time today to explore Branson at your own pace. You may want to go shopping at Branson Landing or step back in time during a visit to the Silver Dollar Theme Park. The choice is yours, but you will definitely want to enjoy another one of the many shows in town!
As we leave Branson and make our way to Memphis we will stop along the way at Pocahontas, the oldest town in Arkansas. After lunch, and a photo opportunity at The Rock & Roll Marker on Highway 67, our journey ends in the home of Rock & Roll, Blues & Soul. Spend tonight enjoying live music on the world famous Beale Street!
After breakfast we will pay a visit to Sam Phillip’s Sun Studio - home of the Million Dollar Quartet. From there it is off to Graceland for a tour of the property Elvis Presley called home! Later you will have freetime to explore Memphis.
Leaving Memphis we’ll travel to Hot Springs in Arkansas where we will visit Bathhouse Row before making our way to Broken Bow, Oklahoma for a little wine tasting and music in a one of a kind venue.
This morning it is time to make our way back to Dallas, where a tour of Southfork Ranch, the home of TV’s Ewing family, will be followed by a visit to Dealey Plaza and the 6th Floor Museum. This evening we will visit the world’s biggest Honky Tonk - Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth.
Today we are off to the famous Fort Worth Stockyards, where you will have plenty of free time to explore and enjoy the cattle drive. Then in the evening we will visit Sundance Square for our farewell group dinner.