Deep South Music Tour
Journey through the musical hotspots of the USA: Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans on a thrilling city hop tour - includes flights and transfers
Nashville - 3 Nights
Your USA musical city tour begins in Nashville, the birthplace of country music where the sound of foot-tapping honky tonk beats mingles with the hum of country crooners taking to the mic. Often known as Music City, a visit isn’t complete without hitting up The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry to learn about the stars who started their careers here. After a night of bar hopping along the famous Music Row, drink in the fresh air at the city’s expanse of open spaces, from Cheekwood Botanical Garden to Warner Parks.
You will be staying at the Millenium Maxwell House in a Standard Room
Memphis - 2 Nights
Arrive by Greyhound bus in Memphis, a vibrant city on the banks of the Mississippi River where the dulcet tones of blues guitar riffs collide with the scent of smoky BBQ and Elvis is always in the building. While you’re here, explore the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s former mansion on an incredible Graceland tour or visit the legendary Sun Studios where everyone from Elvis Presley to BB King and Johnny Cash recorded now iconic albums.
You will be staying at the Guest house at Graceland in a Standard Room
New Orleans - 3 Nights
Take an Amtrak train to your final destination, New Orleans, a uniquely eclectic city where history, music and gastronomy combine to dazzling effect. You’ll be staying in the French Quarter, right in the beating heart of The Big Easy where jazz musicians burst into impromptu street performances, steam ships cruise along the Mississippi and creole cuisine reigns supreme. If you’re here during Mardi Gras, watch the city come alive in a kaleidoscopic mix of parades, live music and all-night street dancing.
You will be staying at the Homewood Suites French Quarter in a King Studio
Total Price: £2598 Deposit: £600pp
Includes: Flights, Transfers, Accommodation
Departs: London Heathrow
For those who think Nashville is only about country music - think again. Located in the centre of the state, Nashville is one of the largest cities in the South. A wealth of museums, the arts and professional sports call the city home. But country music remains the city's claim to fame and visitors from all over the world flock here for just that reason. Nashville boasts the Johnny Cash Museum, George Jones Museum and the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum. The Parthenon is the world's only full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece and houses art galleries and a statue of Athena - the tallest indoor statue in the Western Hemisphere! Nashville is 215 miles east of Memphis and can easily be combined in a twin centre holiday.
Known as the birthplace of rock ‘n roll and blues, Memphis is home to Graceland, served as a recording base for artists like Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis; plus, its famous Beale Street was the location of the first blues notes. Key locations during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement help make Memphis a sacred pilgrimage for Martin Luther King admirers. Situated on a high bluff overlooking the muddy Mississippi River, the city of Memphis is well known for its historical and cultural contributions to the American South. Trace the path of American music in Memphis, exploring Beale Street, where the first Blues song was written and where you can still immerse yourself in the music scene.
New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities – it's home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. New Orleans is one of America's most culturally and historically rich destinations. A culture-lover's dream, the city boasts awarding-winning museums; everything from experimental to big Broadway show theatre; art galleries displaying the work of local treasures and renowned masters; a number of historic and heritage attractions and an unparalleled music scene, from Gospel, Jazz, and Rhythm and Blues, just to name a few.