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America's Music Heritage

From £4,749
Duration 12 Days
Departures from: Apr 2024 - Sept 2025
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From £4,749
Duration 12 Days
Departures from: Apr 2024 - Sept 2025
Tour Overview
Discover the country music capital of the world, Nashville, stepping foot in some of the city's most famed venues, visited by the likes of Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley. Speaking of Elvis, we'll also visit his birthplace, Tupelo, before heading to his opulent mansion, Graceland, in Memphis, where the 'King of Rock and Roll' lived. Finally, we'll head to the cultural melting pot of New Orleans, a city which everyone should visit at least once!
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from London
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 10 nights in hotels of a great standard plus 1 night in flight
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 11 included meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 brunch & 1 welcome dinner
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Nashville tour
  • Visit Studio B & Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame & the Muscle Shoals Studio
  • Visit Tupelo, Elvis Presley's birthplace
  • Tour of Sun Studios, "the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll"
  • Graceland and Elvis Experience tour
  • Visit historic Natchez and tour an antebellum mansion
  • Sightseeing tour of New Orleans
  • Walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Jazz brunch in New Orleans

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Atlanta

You will make your way to the airport for your flight to Georgia's capital Atlanta today.

Day 2 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. Get to know your travelling companions better over a welcome dinner this evening. Meals included: B,D

Day 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 Memphis

Today 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. Later you can explore Memphis at your own pace. 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 7 Memphis - Natchez

We'll leave Memphis today and head to Natchez, a historic river town on the banks of the Mississippi. This laid back destination is filled with grand mansions and we’ll visit one today to learn about southern life in the “antebellum” period, before the civil war. 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 8 Natchez - New Orleans

New 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 our hotel is located steps away from the French Quarter. We'll enjoy an included sightseeing tour on arrival.

This evening, why not head in to the French Quarter with your travelling companions to enjoy a drink and a meal and soak up the lively atmosphere of this iconic area, where music spills from every doorway.

Meals included: B

Day 9 New Orleans

This morning we'll discover even more of New Orleans on an included walking tour of the French Quarter. We'll finish at a restaurant for a buffet brunch accompanied by live jazz music, served in a pretty outdoor courtyard.

The rest of the day is all yours to explore the galleries and boutiques of the French Quarter, or join an optional Louisiana swamp and bayou tour.

Meals included: B

Day 10 New Orleans - at Leisure

Today you can spend the day 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.

This evening, 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 with dinner. Meals included: B

Day 11 New Orleans - UK

Today we'll head to the airport in New Orleans for our overnight flights to the UK.

Meals included: B

Day 12 UK

You arrive back in the UK today.

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Courtland Grand Hotel

The Courtland Grand Hotel (formerly Sheraton Atlanta) is a downtown hotel located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia's capital city, minutes from the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Aquarium, Philips Arena, Centennial Park and the Georgia Dome. All rooms come with air conditioning, an iron, refrigerator & flatscreen TV. Hotel facilities include a fitness centre & pool.

Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown

The Cambria Hotel Downtown Nashville is located in the heart of Music City, just three blocks from the Country Music Hall Fame and two blocks from Broadway, the central downtown street with a live music scene and fantastic restaurants and bars. Rooms feature music-inspired decoration, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

The Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa is ideally situated within the Muscle Shoals area. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi (in public areas), indoor & outdoor pools, fitness centre & sauna. Additionally there is a restaurant & bar within the hotel. Rooms are furnished with a safe & TV.

Comfort Inn Memphis Downtown

The Comfort Inn Memphis Downtown is conveniently located overlooking the Mississippi River and close to the Beale Street entertainment district and the National Civil Rights Museum. The trolley line that runs to the city's top attraction stops behind the hotel. The hotel features rooftop deck and fitness room.  Rooms feature coffee maker and fridge.

Hampton Inn & Suites Natchez

Hampton Inn & Suites Natchez is located in downtown of Natchez. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, flats-screen TVs, coffee-making facilities, minifridges and microwaves. Hotel further benefit from an outdoor swimming pool and a gym.

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a contemporary hotel located near to the French Quarter. Hotel amenities include a bistro which serves New-Orleans inspired cuisine, a bar, fitness centre and rooftop pool.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

New Orleans - Paddlesteamer with dinner

New Orleans - Paddlesteamer with dinner

The evening jazz cruise sets sail every night at 7 pm for a romantic cruise aboard the Mississippi River. This offers unique views of the stunning evening skyline, and a delicious buffet dinner - all to the tunes of The Dukes - New Orleans music at its finest.
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Nashville - Grand Ole Opry Evening

Nashville - Grand Ole Opry Evening

The Grand Ole Opry is an American Icon and Nashville’s number one attraction, drawing thousands of people every year all looking to experience this one of a kind entertainment. This world famous venue has been referred to as the “Home of American Music” and “country music’s most famous stage”. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend an unforgettable performance at either the Ryman Auditorium or Grand Ole Opry House. (Operates subject to availability).

Evening – moderate walking – A Must See
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USA - New Orleans - Swamp and Bayou tour

USA - New Orleans - Swamp and Bayou tour

Nowhere is Louisiana’s wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans. Step on board a boat that will sail through the swampy waters. As you keep your eyes peeled for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds, a local guide will talk about local Cajun culture and share stories around the mysteries of the swamps and bayous.
Nowhere is Louisiana’s wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans. Step on board a boat that will sail through the swampy waters. As you keep your eyes pee...

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