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Journey through America’s south, hear soothing soul music or simply savour a Southern style reception.
The beating heart of America’s Music City of Nashville will chart your pace as you prepare to embark on a leisurely pilgrimage to discover the tastes and sounds of the South. Follow the steps of the great music legends Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison on this amazing journey in the South. Visit the legendary Sun Records Studio in Memphis, the “Most Famous Recording Studio in the World.” Learn how the blending of Blues and Country music came together in the Big Bang of Rock N’ Roll. Discover Louisiana’s peaceful countryside and explore the Oak Alley Plantation – a quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old oak trees. Experience the French, Spanish and Creole sights and sounds of New Orleans.
CONNECT WITH LOCALS
Join a pianist and a chef for an evening of true southern hospitality and an opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of two beautiful Natchez estates. (Day 6)
DIVE INTO CULTURE
Delve into the life and foot-tapping tunes of Johnny Cash with a member of his family and with costumed guides at the Frogmore Plantation. (Days 2, 7)
For sightseeing in Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, on a reconstructed cotton plantation and in New Orleans. (Days 4, 7, 8)
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Meet the Tanners on their cotton plantation and learn how your visit helps them to preserve the history of their estate and Mississippi cotton plantation heritage. (Day 7)
City tour in Memphis, New OrleansOrientation of Nashville. Visit Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation, Frogmore Plantation, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Sun Studios, Country Music Hall of Fame
Day 1 – Arrive Nashville
The beating heart of America’s Music City will chart your pace as you prepare to embark on a leisurely pilgrimage to discover the tastes and sounds of the South. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Day 2 – Explore Nashville
The famous Nashville Sound comes alive this morning as RCA’s Studio B reveals the legends of Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison. Dive into Culture and gain insights into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of original Cash tunes with Johnny and June’s granddaughter (or another family member). Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see Elvis’ Solid Gold Cadillac limousine and Jim Reeves’ tuxedo jacket.
Day 3 – Today is a free day for you to experience Nashville.
Day 4 – Nashville to Memphis
Head for the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and meet a musician and Local Specialist amidst the sounds of Blues on Beale Street. This afternoon, perhaps join an optional to the National Civil Rights Museum, home to the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.
Day 5 – Graceland Excursion
Pay a visit to Sun Studios, which sought to immortalise the raw energy of Beale Street, recording the first Rock ‘n’ Roll single in 1951. Then worship at the altar of the King and head to Graceland, paying tribute to man who changed the face of American popular music and culture.
Day 6 – Memphis to Natchez
Visit the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before travelling to Natchez. Connect with Locals as you meet Joe Stone in his 1850s home and visit the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons chef, with whom you’ll enjoy a traditional three-course Deep South Be My Guest dinner with wine.
Day 7 – Natchez – Oak Alley – New Orleans
Dive into Culture at Frogmore Plantation and Gins and learn about efforts to preserve the cotton plantation heritage of the Mississippi Delta. Continue through the Louisiana countryside to Oak Alley Plantation. Visit the New Orleans School of Cooking where you will enjoy a fun cooking demonstration and a Regional Meal of Creole cuisine.
Day 8 – Explore New Orleans
Let the good times roll in New Orleans today, tracing the cosmopolitan history of one of America’s oldest cities with a Local Specialist, stopping at City Park and one of the ornate above-ground cemeteries. Spend the afternoon soaking up the laid-back vibes of The Big Easy.
Day 9 – Today is yours to explore New Orleans.
Day 10 – Depart New Orleans
Take a transfer to New Orleans International Airport or extend your stay in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans.
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