Ultimate History of America's Deep South

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Best time to go: April to August, October to December

12 Nights | from £13,900pp

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Road trip of a lifetime through the grass routes of America culture with all the bell’s and whistle’s
  • Sample creole delights whilst foot stomping to the sweet sounds of bluegrass
  • Savour a private dinner on Graceland grounds for your last night in Memphis
  • Exclusive A&K behind the scenes tours at Churchill Downs Racetrack, home to the Kentucky Derby
  • Experience a private mixology class with a local celebrity mixologist whilst in New Orleans!

Day 1 - 4 London to Louisville, Kentucky
Your southern adventure begins in Louisville on a night filled with bluegrass, history and authentic Kentucky cuisine. Staying at the iconic The Seelbach, the next few days in Louisville will take you behind the scenes of Horse Country, along the famed Bourbon Trail for a private tour and tasting and to Churchill Downs Racetrack for a private Backside Barn tour where you will meet the horses and take a few pictures! End your stay with a progressive dinner, sampling the very best of what Kentucky has to offer.
The Seelbach | Meals: Room Only

Day 4 - 6 Nashville, Tennessee

Next, head to Nashville where you will be staying at the historic Hermitage Hotel. Your expert guide will meet you here and bring you to the Country Musical Hall of Fame for a private tour of RCA Studio B and VIP backstage access to the Grand Ole Opry. The next two days you will take a private tour of a whiskey distillery, have back stage access to the "Carnegie Hall of the South", the Ryman Auditorium, and experience an authentic, Deep South honkey tonk with a Nashville singer/songwriter. Embark on a food tour with your guide on the last day in this city. You can't leave Nashville without tasting their famous Hot Chicken!
The Hermitage Hotel | Meals: Room Only

Day 6 - 8 Memphis, Tennessee

Your road trip continues as you make your way to The Peabody Memphis. You have now officially landed in Elvis Country! Go behind the scenes at Sun Studio to channel your inner musician in the very same room previously used by Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Visit the Civil Rights Museum and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music before a VIP tour of Graceland, the home of The King. Savour a private dinner on Graceland grounds for your last night in Memphis.
Peabody Hotel | Meals: Room Only

Day 8 - 9 Natchez, Mississippi - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
In the morning, continue south towards New Orleans. Stop along selected sites of the Blues Trail and visit the B.B King Museum before arriving at your hotel, a captivating 19th century antebellum mansion, Monmouth Historic Inn. In the morning, pass through Baton Rouge and make a stop at the Rural Life Museum, an agricultural research experiment station, operated by Louisiana State University.
Monmouth Historic Inn | Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - 11 New Orleans, Louisiana

Arrive in New Orleans just in time for a private mixology class with a local celebrity mixologist, learning how to make the cocktails born in New Orleans, while tasting perfectly paired cuisine. The Windsor Court Hotel will be the base from which you explore the Big Easy. Head on a walking food and drink tour through the French Quarter, indulge in deep Southern fare by day and have an aural feast with an expert local musicologist on a walking tour through the city by night. End your adventure with a private meet-and-greet with one of New Orleans’ current jazz greats, followed by prime seats at their performance as their special guest!
Windsor Court | Meals: Room Only

Day 12 Return Home
Y’all its time to pack up and return to home with plenty of vibrant memories of the Deep South

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 13 day suggested holiday will cost from £13,900 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights and exclusive experiences

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