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Cosmos The Old South & Florida

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Soak up the sights of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida on this diverse and exhilarating Deep South tour! Begin with a three-night stay in New Orleans and finish with one night in Orlando, and discover the delights of Memphis, Nashville and Savannah with two nights in each city. You’ll also stay in Natchez and Atlanta, with the chance to spend time in Louisiana’s capital Baton Rouge, Chattanooga and St Augustine – the oldest city in the USA.

Music fans will love experiencing some of the most important sites in American music history: Graceland, where Elvis Presley lived, worked and played; RCA Studio B, ‘cradle of the Nashville sound’; the Country Music Hall of Fame; and the famous Grand Ole Opry, where you’ll take your reserved seats for a fantastic performance – who you will see is the luck of the draw!You’ll also have the chance to discover the cultural heritage of Southern USA in the beautiful Colonial Spanish architecture of St Augustine and the stately mansions and clanging street cars of New Orleans’ French Quarter – and then there’s the live jazz that spills out nightly onto the pavement!

  • New Orleans Sightseeing with Local Guide
  • Baton Rouge Orientation tour
  • Natchez Visit Pre Civil War Home
  • Memphis Orientation tour; visit Graceland
  • Nashville Reserved seating at Grand Ole Opry; tour RCA Studio B; Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Chattahoochee National Forest Scenic drive
  • Atlanta Orientation tour
  • Savannah Guided trolley tour
  • St. Augustine Orientation tour
  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

Day 1 – New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 – New Orleans

The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old-World city with a guided tour. First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city’s unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars (trams). The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 -New Orleans

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Stroll through the centuries-old French Quarter or take a carriage ride while listening to tales of voodoo queens and pirates. History enthusiasts can roam through sprawling Victorian mansions and celebrated museums, catching a glimpse of life the way it used to be in the Old South. Tonight, you might like to experience the city’s beauty and romance on a 2-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter on New Orleans’ only steamboat.

Day 4 – New Orleans – Baton Rouge – Natchez

Drive through the heart of Cajun Country to Baton Rouge for an orientation tour that features the Governor’s Mansion and the State Capitol. Next, on to elegant Natchez, a thriving port in the golden years of the cotton trade. Visit a gracious Pre-civil War Home featuring fine collections of period furniture and paintings. In the evening, relax and perhaps sip a refreshing mint julep as the sun goes down.

Day 5 – Natchez – Memphis

Drive through rural Mississippi to Memphis. On arrival, acquaint yourself with the town during an included orientation tour. For your first night in the “Home of the Blues,” why not visit one of the famous music clubs on Beale Street, immortalised in WC Handy’s famous songs?

Day 6 – Memphis

Visit to Graceland. A trip to Memphis would not be complete without visiting Graceland, the palatial home of “The King,” Elvis Presley. Our guided audio tour focuses on the memorial garden and the opulent 15,000-square-foot mansion. Return to Memphis mid-afternoon and, if you haven’t done so already, get a taste of Memphis with some southern barbecue at Central BBQ. Perhaps stop by the Gibson Guitar Factory for a tour or visit the National Civil Rights Museum. This evening, you may want to visit famous Beale Street, and explore the melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, R and B, and gospel.

Day 7 – Memphis – Nashville

This morning leave the home of the blues for Nashville, the “Capital of Country Music.” Afternoon arrival in Nashville. This evening, you have reserved seating for an unforgettable show at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, a Mecca for country musicians since 1925.

Day 8 – Nashville

Its association with country music has made the name “Nashville” world-famous, but it’s not just music fans who will find this charming southern city a delight. Start your day with a visit to Studio B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio and one of the country’s most importaAfterwardsward, sightseeing with a local guide includes the State Capitol, Bicentennial State Park, and the recording studios of Music Row. Then, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presleysolid-goldgold” Cadillac.

Day 9- Nashville – Chattanooga – Atlanta

First stop today is Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Then, enter the “Peach State” of Georgia and continue through Chattahoochee National Forest to the fast-growing metropolis of Atlanta, former home and burial place of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Enjoy an orientation tour, followed by a short visit to the grave and eternal flame dedicated to preserving his legacy.

Day 10 – Atlanta – Savannah

Head south through rich, rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah for a 2-night stay. On this afternoon’s Trolley Tour, your tour highlights attractions such as the City Market, Forsyth Park, Mercer House, Madison Square (where General Sherman concluded his “March to the Sea”), Colonial Park Cemetery, and the world-famous River Street. This evening is free to explore this charming city on your own.

Day 11 -Savannah

A day at leisure. Shop on cobblestoned River Street or stroll among the many squares surrounded by elegant homes and gardens. Don’t miss the impressive Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum to learn about Savannah’s important role in maritime history.

Day 12 – Savannah – St. Augustine – Orlando

Travel into the “Sunshine State” of Florida, stopping first at St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. You will see the oldest Government House and the Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, on your orientation tour. Then, drive to the magical city of Orlando.

Day 13 – Orlando

Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the “Sunshine State” further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote

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