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Rhythms of the South

Duration 11 days

Destinations visited :
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Spend this CostSaver trip being immersed in the music, culture and romance of the enchanting Deep South. Meander through charming squares admiring the stately mansions and Spanish moss-draped oaks, feel the buzz of Bourbon and Beale streets, toe tap at the local honky tonks and pay homage to the “King” as you tour Graceland. From Jazz to Blues, to Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country this is a journey that is steeped in musical history and full of Southern charm; a recipe for success.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Arrive Nashville (3 Nights)
Welcome to Nashville, “Music City, U. S. A. ” Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Hotel: Clarion Nashville Downtown – Stadium
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DAY 2

Nashville Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning, tour Nashville, passing historic Riverfront Park, the Tennessee State Capitol and Centennial State Park, home to the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the ancient Parthenon in Athens. Explore the vibrant heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry at Music Row. Visit Studio B where the Everly Brothers and Dolly Parton recorded some of their albums. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see memorabilia from Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Your afternoon is free. This evening, attend a live recording session at the Grand Ole Opry, home to America’s longest-running live radio program.
Meal: Continental Breakfast

DAY 3

Nashville Free Time
A full day at leisure in Nashville to do as you please. Chose from the variety that Nashville has to offer, perhaps visit the Johnny Cash museum, or journey to the Belle Meade Plantation, or maybe visit the Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Your Travel Director will be on hand to help plan your day.
Meal: Continental Breakfast

DAY 4

Nashville – Memphis (3 Nights)
This morning, drive to Memphis, a city steeped in music history from B. B. King to Elvis. On arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the city. See iconic sites like the massive Memphis Pyramid and the luxurious Peabody Hotel. Check out the mighty Mississippi before stopping in the Victoria Village neighbourhood to see fabulous houses from an elegant era. Drive past the historically significant Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. This evening is at leisure.
Hotel: Guest House at Graceland
Meal: Continental Breakfast

DAY 5

Memphis Sightseeing and Free Time
Start the day with an Iconic Breakfast of Southern fare served family-style at one of the oldest cafés in Memphis. Next, visit Sun Studios where Elvis was discovered, followed by a pilgrimage to Graceland. The mansion was purchased by the “King” back in 1957 for $100,000 when he was just 22 years old. Back in town, the remainder of the day is at leisure, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you plan.
Meal: Iconic Breakfast

DAY 6

Memphis Free Time
Enjoy Memphis at your leisure or as an option, travel to Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of Elvis Presley.
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DAY 7

Memphis – Natchez
Set out for Natchez on the Mississippi River and drive along a portion of the famous Natchez Trace Parkway through exceptional scenery. Used by American Indians, “Kaintucks,” settlers and future presidents, you’ll learn why the Old Trace played an important role in American history. As you arrive, you will see some of Natchez’s many beautiful antebellum homes that remained untouched during the plight of the South.
Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites Natchez
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DAY 8

Natchez – New Orleans (3 Nights)
Head south to New Orleans, travelling over the world’s longest overwater bridge. On arrival in New Orleans, soak up the “Big Easy” as you are joined by a Local Specialist for a city tour. Highlights include the French Market, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Garden District and an above-ground cemetery with elaborate stone crypts and mausoleums. This evening is free.
Hotel: Wyndham New Orleans-French Quarter
Meal: Continental Breakfast

DAY 9

New Orleans Sightseeing and Free Time
The day is yours to explore New Orleans with many optional activities. Perhaps visit the French Quarter with a jazz brunch, head out to the swamps to see alligators or take an evening jazz cruise along the Mississippi.
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DAY 10

New Orleans Free Time
Today, you have the entire day to explore this vibrant city on your own-visit a jazz club, Oak Alley or take a cooking class. The choice is entirely yours.
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DAY 11

Depart New Orleans
Bid farewell to New Orleans and your newfound friends or extend your stay at the Wyndham in New Orleans.
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Sightseeing Highlights

  • Memphis Iconic Breakfast at a classic American “greasy spoon” restaurant for a typical Southern family-style breakfast
  • Memphis Visit Sun Studios where Elvis recorded some of his revolutionary albums before heading to his home, Graceland, to tour the grounds
  • Nashville Explore Studio B, the Country Music Hall of Fame and enjoy an evening at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Natchez Revel in the pure beauty of the South’s antebellum estates
  • New Orleans Spend the early afternoon with a Local Specialist touring the downtown area and Garden District before visiting one of the above-ground cemeteries

Dining Highlights

  • 5 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
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Rhythms of the South

Spend this CostSaver trip being immersed in the music, culture and romance of the enchanting Deep South. Meander through charming squares admiring the stately mansions and Spanish moss-draped oaks, feel the buzz of Bourbon and Beale streets, toe tap at the local honky tonks and pay homage to the “King” as you tour Graceland. From Jazz to Blues, to Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country this is a journey that is steeped in musical history and full of Southern charm; a recipe for success.