Day 1 UK - Atlanta
Depart on your flight to Georgia's capital Atlanta today.
Day 2 AtlantaOur day begins with an included tour of Atlanta, including entrance to the Martin Luther King Center.
Get to know your travelling companions better over a welcome dinner this evening. Meals included: B,D
Day 3 Atlanta - Nashville
Nashville is both the capital of Tennessee and the country music capital of the world. This is where we spend the next two nights, with a sightseeing tour of its highlights included. Enjoy dinner and live music with our optional evening out.Meals included: B
Day 4 Nashville
Today we'll visit Studio B, which became famous in the 1960s for its part in the Nashville Sound, which revived the popularity of country music. We'll also head to the Country Music Hall of Fame to see a huge collection of artefacts connected with the genre.
The perfect way to end the day is with an optional evening concert at the Grand Ole Opry, one of the most important venues for country music anywhere in the world.Meals included: B
Day 5 Nashville - Muscle Shoals
Another day inspired by music begins with a visit to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to see exhibits ranging from gold discs to costumes worn by the likes of Hank Williams and the Commodores. We also step inside the FAME Studios, where music legends such as Aretha Franklin, Little Richard and Otis Redding have recorded, as well as the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. Meals included: B
Day 6 Tupelo - Memphis
We make our way to another great musical city today – Memphis, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River.
En route we call at Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. We'll see the house where he was born and visit a museum which is home to one of the finest collections of Elvis memorabilia in the world.Meals included: B
Day 7 Memphis
On day 7 we'll learn more about Elvis, starting with a visit to Sun Studios, where he made his first recordings. Next, we'll head to Graceland, the opulent mansion where the King of Rock 'n' Roll lived until his untimely death in 1977.Meals included: B
Day 8 Memphis
You can explore Memphis at your own pace today. A stroll along Beale Street, which is lined with blues clubs, restaurants, shops and bars, is a great way to soak up the city's vibrant atmosphere.Meals included: B
Day 9 Memphis - Natchez
We'll leave Memphis today and head to Natchez. This historic city boasts a great number of well-preserved antebellum mansions and we will step inside one of these today. Stanton Hall was built in 1859, and was occupied by Union troops during the American Civil War. Our guided tour here will give us a fascinating glimpse into the life of wealthy cotton merchant, Frederick Stanton, and his family.Meals included: B
Day 10 Natchez - New OrleansNew Orleans is our destination today, and we'll stay here for three nights. Also known as the 'Big Easy', this exciting city is the home of jazz, and on our walking tour of the French Quarter we'll hear snatches of music as we stroll along historic streets.
This evening, why not head to Bourbon Street with your travelling companions to enjoy a drink and a meal and soak up the lively atmosphere of this iconic street, where music spills from every doorway.
Alternatively, if you want to enjoy a real southern experience, why not join our optional excursion. You'll board an authentic paddle steamer and cruise along the Mississippi River.Meals included: B
Day 11 New Orleans
This morning we'll discover even more of New Orleans on an included sightseeing tour this morning.
The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you wish. Why not join one of our optional excursions. You can explore Louisiana's swamps and visit a plantation. Meals included: B
Day 12 New Orleans - at Leisure
We'll head to a courtyard in the French Quarter and enjoy brunch as jazz musicians play.
You can spend the rest of today making your own discoveries in New Orleans. You could return to the French Quarter, explore some of the city's museums or stroll through one of the lovely parks.
Day 13 New Orleans - UK
Today we'll head to the airport in New Orleans for our overnight flights to the UK, arriving on Day 14.
Day 14 UK
Arrive back in the UK today.