Nightlife in Nashville
Nightlife in Nashville
Bustling nightlife at New Orleans' French Quarter
Bustling nightlife at New Orleans' French Quarter
Dunleith Plantation Home, Natchez, Mississippi
Dunleith Plantation Home, Natchez, Mississippi
Nashville bar, Tennessee
Nashville bar, Tennessee
Graceland, Memphis and the French Quarter in New Orleans
Graceland, Memphis and the French Quarter in New Orleans
Beale Street and Sun Studio in Memphis
Beale Street and Sun Studio in Memphis
New Orleans' bridge across Mississippi River
New Orleans' bridge across Mississippi River

Rhythms of the South

10 nights from €3,199 per person Including Flights

Overview

Embark on a lively journey through America's music-rich Southern cities on this 10-night escorted tour through the Deep South! Begin in Nashville, the heart of country music, then groove your way to Memphis, with a tribute to the King at Graceland. Next, dive into the vibrant energy of New Orleans. Experience Creole cuisine, the intrigue of voodoo, and swamp adventures, in a city that celebrates life daily. Enjoy warm smiles, grand barbecues, and legendary music, ensuring your Southern adventure leaves you with heartfelt memories. (CS)

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the iconic scenery of Nashville with the musical history blessed with Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton
  • Dive into American history with a visit to the Human Civil Rights Museum in Memphis
  • Take a riverboat ride down the Mississippi River to witness the beautiful views and sights Memphis has to offer
  • Visit the WWII Museum in New Orleans and enjoy the local cuisine and the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

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Itinerary Overview

Fly into Nashville: 3 nights - Memphis 3 Nights - Natchez 1 Night - New Orleans 3 nights - Fly home from New Orleans

Tour departs between March - October. Speak to our sales experts today to discuss your tour

2024 Definite Departure Dates

Sep: 16, 23
Oct: 14

2025 Definite Departure Dates

Apr: 17
Oct: 13

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  • Checked baggage
  • CAR licensed & bonded
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Arrive in Nashville

Experience the warmth of Southern hospitality in Nashville, the heart of country music. Make your way independently to your hotel from the airport. This city, a haven for musicians and songwriters, has shaped country music's evolution and popularity. Legends began their journeys in Music Row's studios and on the Grand Ole Opry stage. After meeting your Travel Director, unwind in your hotel for a leisurely evening.

Overnight Hotel: The Inn at Opryland or similar, Nashville

Day 2

Nashville Sightseeing and Free Time

Nashville offers a diverse experience for travellers. Explore Riverfront Park, the Tennessee State Capitol, and Centennial State Park, home to a full-scale Parthenon replica. Visit Music Row and RCA Studio B, where icons like Dolly Parton recorded. Don't miss the Country Music Hall of Fame, showcasing legends from Elvis to Loretta Lynn. Later, sample delicious hot chicken and biscuits, and end your day with a live show from America's longest-running live radio program.

Overnight Hotel: The Inn at Opryland or similar, Nashville (Breakfast Included)

Day 3

Nashville Free Time

Continue your country music exploration with a self-guided tour at Ryman Auditorium and the 'Soul of Nashville' theatre experience. Don't miss Nashville's newest gem, The National Museum of African American Music, showcasing American music history through interactive exhibits. Later, dive into the vibrant nightlife and experience a honky-tonk on Broadway's neon-lit strip.

Overnight Hotel: The Inn at Opryland or similar, Nashville

Day 4

Nashville - Memphis

Leaving Nashville, you'll head to Memphis, a city pulsating with the rhythm of music, especially on bluesy Beale Street. Start with an orientation tour featuring the Memphis Pyramid and the historic Peabody Hotel. Visit the significant Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Spend your free afternoon exploring optional activities, like the Rock N' Soul Museum and a lively BBQ dinner on Beale Street, complete with live music and Southern flavours.

Overnight Hotel: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown or similar

Day 5

Memphis Sightseeing and Free Time

Start your morning in Memphis with an iconic Southern breakfast, full of hospitality and delicious flavours. After indulging in a classic diner, head to Sun Studio, the birthplace of Elvis' career. Today is a treat for Elvis fans, offering a chance to visit Graceland and immerse in the legacy of the 'King of Rock n' Roll'.

Overnight Hotel: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown or similar (Iconic Breakfast Included)

Day 6

Memphis Free Time

On your last day in Memphis, embrace the essence of this city known for Blues, Soul, and Rock-n-Roll. Consider a Civil Rights History & Culture tour, including visits to the National Civil Rights Museum and the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, for an in-depth and moving experience into America's fight for equality. In the late afternoon, join the Backbeats Musical Mojo Tour for a deep dive into the world of Blues music.

Overnight Hotel: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown or similar

Day 7

Memphis - Natchez

Guided by your knowledgeable Travel Director, discover the historical significance of this route, once a Native American footpath and later used by explorers and 'kaintucks'. Arriving in Natchez on the Mississippi, you'll see the South's unique architecture through its antebellum homes. Opt to visit the Grand Stanton Hall Mansion. In the evening, consider a mixology class at the historic Dunleith Inn, capped off with a gourmet Southern dinner.

Overnight Hotel: Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel or similar

Day 8

Natchez - New Orleans

Journey south today, crossing the world's longest continuous bridge over water, en route to New Orleans, 'The Big Easy'. Known for its exuberant Mardi Gras, vibrant culture, and unique daily celebrations, New Orleans captivates. Upon arrival, join a Local Specialist for a city tour, including a visit to one of its renowned cemeteries. For dinner, indulge in authentic Creole cuisine at the iconic Dooky Chase.

Overnight Hotel: La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham New Orleans Downtown or similar, (Breakfast Included)

Day 9

New Orleans Sightseeing and Free Time

Start your day in New Orleans energized and ready to explore. The day is yours, with options aplenty. Wander through the charming Garden District, seek fortunes in Jackson Square, or savour the city's renowned culinary delights. For adventure seekers, consider a boat trip through Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, where a local guide will help spot alligators, eagles, and other wildlife in these captivating wetlands.

Overnight Hotel: La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham New Orleans Downtown or similar, (Breakfast Included)

Day 10

New Orleans Free Time

On your last full day in New Orleans, immerse yourself in the city's culture. Consider a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, where local chefs share their culinary secrets and provide tasty samples. Alternatively, visit the Congress-designated National WWII Museum with its extensive collection of artifacts. Jazz enthusiasts might enjoy a Mississippi River Jazz Dinner Cruise, featuring live music by the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland.

Overnight Hotel: La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham New Orleans Downtown or similar, (Breakfast Included)

Day 11

Depart New Orleans

Today concludes your wonderful tour through the Deep South. Make your way independently to the airport New Orleans airport. If you want to see more of NOLA speak to us about extending your stay!

(Breakfast Included)

  • International return flights
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach with audio headsets
  • Hotel accommodation as described or similar (10 nights)
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 iconic breakfast
  • All non-optional sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • The services of a tour manager throughout
  • Audio-headsets to enhance your sightseeing experience

What's not included

  • Gratuities, this may be pre-paid at the time of booking. Please ask for further details.
  • Overseas arrival transfer, this can be bookable
  • Optional excursions

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