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March - June & September - November

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Holiday Length

8 nights

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Price guide

From £4,695pp

All of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this nine-day suggested holiday will cost from £4,695 per person, based on two sharing, flights, car hire, accommodation and guided excursions throughout.
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Tailor-made

Highlights

Classic Deep South

Discover all the sights, sounds, tastes and sensations of the Deep South. In the heartlands of American country music, take a live music tour of the Nashville strip and enjoy backstage VIP status at the Grand Ole Opry. Your destination is the wacky city of New Orleans. Here, you’ll indulge in Creole flavours and explore the jazz-loving culture with a musicologist on hand. But life’s about the journey too, and as you travel you’ll encounter many unforgettable experiences. Take a private Tennessee whisky tour, visit iconic Elvis landmarks in Memphis and go behind the scenes at world-famous Sun Studios.

UK – Nashville, United States

Fly into Nashville International Airport, pick up your rental car and make your way to the historic Hermitage Hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure as you get acclimated to your new surroundings.

Nashville

Tour the historic RCA Studio B, once graced by Eddy Arnold, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson. Enjoy lunch and the afternoon at leisure before your evening excursion to Nashville’s longest-running country music stage show, The Grand Ole Opry. As a VIP, take a behind-the-scenes tour and watch the beginning of the night’s performance backstage.

Nashville

After a scenic drive, discover the history of whiskey making and try some samples on your private distillery tour. Afterwards, eat at a classic country cafe. Back in Nashville, take a backstage tour of the Ryman Auditorium before following in the footsteps of Hank Williams and sneaking through the back door to a Nashville honkytonk establishment. Meet a local singer/songwriter guide to tour the Nashville Strip. Finish with a hot chick dinner and musical accompaniment by up-and-coming country stars.

Nashville – Memphis

Travel to the Memphis, birthplace of soul music and rock‘n’roll. Tour a palatial estate once owned by Elvis Presley, sampling Elvis’ favourite meals for lunch. Admire his Jungle Room and other opulent living spaces, all restored exactly to the way they looked in 1977. You also have full access to Presley Motors Automobile Museum, his two private jets and the artefacts, memorabilia and costumes of the Career Museum. On checking into the Peabody Hotel, look out for the famous Peabody ducks. 

Memphis

Visit the National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel, infamous site of Martin Luther King’s death. Next, meet your music-historian guide and discover where Elvis grew up. At the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, musical home of Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett, observe more than 2,000 soul artefacts.

Memphis – New Orleans

Follow the Mississippi Blues Trail to New Orleans. This series of historic markers traces the growth of Blues music in the Mississippi Delta. Stop for private touring at Blues landmarks such as the “Crossroads of the Blues”, the first town to put blues on the radio and the B.B. King Museum. Your hotel in Natchez is a 19th-century plantation mansion converted into a luxurious historic inn with 10 hectares of perfectly manicured garden.

New Orleans

Meet your expert guide in New Orleans. You can focus today’s tour on anything from voodoo to piracy, or simply let your guide take the reins. Feast on tasty creole cuisine accompanied by a musicologist and a prominent local jazz performer, and join your guide to visit historic jazz venues. At Preservation Hall, enjoy reserved seating and expedited entry to a brief performance by the legendary Preservation Hall All-Stars. Head back to your hotel or stay out to see more of the Big Easy.

New Orleans

Today begins at Mardi Gras World, a 300,000-square-foot warehouse and museum where dedicated artists construct spectacular parade floats for Mardi Gras, and set pieces and props for Disney World and Universal Studios. Then venture deep into the Louisiana Bayou by high-speed airboat with your Cajun naturalist guide and captain. With your knowledgeable guide on hand, get up close and personal with wild alligator, turtle and many exotic birds. 

New Orleans – UK

This morning, check out of your hotel and make your way to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport where you will drop off your rental car in time for your flight home.

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