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Rhythms of the South
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Tour Type: CostsaverBrochure Type: America's CostSaver 2021Shake, rattle and roll your way through the big hearted, musically influenced southern cities of America.
 
Rhythms of the South
Tour Type: Costsaver
Brochure Type: America's CostSaver 2021

Shake, rattle and roll your way through the big hearted, musically influenced southern cities of America. Starting off in the county music Mecca of Nashville, you'll toe tap your way towards Memphis, paying homage to the King at Graceland before heading on to the life and soul of the party, New Orleans. Creole cooking, voodoo mysteries and alligator filled swamps all await you here, not to mention NOLA's ability to turn every single day into a life loving celebration. Sunny smiles, massive barbecues and musical legends will all ensure you leave the south with a very full heart.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Memphis Visit Sun Studios where Elvis recorded some of his revolutionary albums before heading to his home, Graceland, to tour the mansion
  • Memphis Iconic Breakfast at Memphis' oldest cafe for a typical Southern-style breakfast
  • Nashville Explore Studio B, the Country Music Hall of Fame and enjoy an evening at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Natchez Revel in the pure beauty of the South's antebellum estates
  • New Orleans Spend the early afternoon with a Local Specialist touring the downtown area and Garden District before visiting one of the above-ground cemeteries
Dining Highlights
  • 8 Breakfasts
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Details
Tour OperatorTrafalgar Tours
OfferOffer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1NashvilleArrive Nashville (3 Nights): Good old fashioned Southern hospitality, charm and big smiles from locals will welcome you to 'Music City', otherwise known as Nashville. A place of pilgrimage for country music enthusiasts, Nashville has been attracting musicians, song writers as well as starlets since the 1920's and whilst country music wasn't born here, this city is certainly responsible for the evolution and popularity of the genre we know and love. The careers of some of the biggest names in the music industry started right here in the basement studios of Music Row or on stage at the famous Grand Ole Opry, and you'll notice this legacy is apparent all across town. Settle into your hotel and meet up with your Travel Director this afternoon, then retire to your room to enjoy a relaxing evening at your leisure.
Clarion Hotel Nashville Downtown - Stadium
Day 2NashvilleNashville Sightseeing and Free Time: Get your bearings this morning on a tour that will take you to Riverfront Park, Tennessee State Capitol and the 132 acre Centennial State Park, where you'll be transported straight to Athens as you admire the Parthenon, a jaw-dropping exact replica of the original. Icons visited, you'll then delve into the incredible musical history of the city with a visit to Music Row, stopping off at Studio B where industry legends like Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers have all recorded albums. No Nashville musical tour would be complete without a snoop around the Country Music Hall of Fame, which traces the history of country music and proudly displays priceless memorabilia from Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn. Scout out the tastiest hot chicken and biscuits on your own this afternoon, then this evening you're off to the Grand Ole Opry to listen to a live recording of America's longest running live radio program.
Day 3NashvilleNashville Free Time: Ready to continue your country music education today? If so there's no better place to head than the Ryman Auditorium, where you can take a self-guided tour and watch music magic come to life through the 'Soul of Nashville' theatre Optional Experience. Jonny Cash fans will likely make a beeline to the museum that delves into the personal story of one of the best selling music artists of all time, whilst those interested in the history of the South could opt for a visit to the Belle Meade Plantation for a tour of the magnificent 1853 Greek Revival mansion. Tonight, it would only be right to experience a good old fashioned honky tonk under the neon lights of Lower Broadway if you wish to do so on your own.
Day 4MemphisNashville - Memphis (3 Nights): From one music obsessed city to another, you'll leave Nashville this morning and travel to Memphis. Home to "The King" who needs little introduction, music is the life blood of this toe tapping city with bluesy Beale St. a fine example of this. Arriving here you'll dive straight in with an orientation tour viewing the impressive Memphis Pyramid, the historic Peabody Hotel and the Lorraine Motel, perhaps the most significant place of the entire civil rights movement given the fact that Martin Luther King was assassinated here in 1968. With an evening free, you might want to check out our Optional Experiences. You could visit the Rock N' Soul Museum, which displays wonderfully curated exhibits telling the story of the birth of rock and soul music and groove on over to Beale Street for dinner at a lively joint that serves up Southern treats accompanied by live music, naturally.
Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis
Day 5MemphisMemphis Sightseeing and Free Time: Prepare to start your morning with a taste of the local Memphis cuisine that is sure to have your mouth watering. We hope you didn't peak too soon on last night's dinner, because this morning's Iconic Breakfast is Southern food, served with the same hospitality you'll find all throughout this charming city. You'll likely find yourself rolling out of the classic 'greasy spoon' restaurant, full of good eats and ready for all the excitement your next stop has to offer. Today will be a special one for Elvis fans as you have the chance to make the pilgrimage to Graceland. Later, arrive at Sun Studio, where Elvis was first discovered back in 1954 and where you'll experience the legacy left behind by the 'King of Rock n' Roll' himself.
Day 6MemphisMemphis Free Time: It's your final day in Memphis today so be sure to make the most of it before bidding a fond farewell to the Home of the Blues. Enjoy an Optional Experience, and head to the National Civil Rights Museum. This museum is a complex of museums and historic buildings and its cultural exhibits trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Learn about this pivotal point in the history of the United States from the 17th century to the present.
Day 7NatchezMemphis - Natchez: Follow the path of the famous Natchez Trace today. Originally used as a footpath by Native Americans, as a trail for the Ohio Valley farmers who were known as 'kaintucks', 'Old Trace' is steeped in legend and makes for fascinating story telling. Arriving into Natchez, the rich history of the south will be further brought to life as you admire the antebellum homes that are scattered here during our Optional Experience. These large and elegant mansions were originally built as plantation homes and remained untouched throughout the plight of the South. This afternoon you'll have the chance to visit perhaps the finest example of an antebellum home, the grand and palatial Stanton Hall that was designed in the Greek Revival style and offers a glimpse into how a wealthy cotton merchant would have lived.
Hotel Vue
Day 8New OrleansNatchez - New Orleans (3 Nights): Heading south today, travel over the world's longest overwater bridge as you journey towards 'The Big Easy'. Famed for its Mardi Gras celebrations and diverse culture, everything in New Orleans is a little larger than life. The weddings are bigger, the funerals are louder, the food is richer, and every single day is a cause for celebration. Meeting up with a Local Specialist on arrival you'll head out on a city tour. You'll also visit one of the city's many unique cemeteries, taking a peek around the elaborate stone crypts and mausoleums. Tonight, we recommend you sample some good old fashioned Creole cooking, and in our opinion there's only one place to go for the best food in town - the New Orleans institution, Dooky Chase.
La Quinta New Orleans Downtown
Day 9New OrleansNew Orleans Sightseeing and Free Time: Waking up with an extra NOLA induced spring in your step, today is entirely free for you to explore and perhaps try an Optional Experience. Head back to the cute cafes and decadent mansions of the Garden District, have your fortune told in Jackson Square or take advantage of the many activities we have on offer. You may wish to have breakfast at the hotel, or you may join our locally led walking tour of the lively and ever so beautiful French Quarter, learning the history of this charming neighbourhood before finishing off at the Court of Two Sisters restaurant for their famous Creole inspired Jazz Brunch. If the swamps and bayous of the Mississippi are of interest to you, why not join a boat trip through the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Led by a native guide, spot 'gators, eagles, snakes and egrets as you cruise these lush waters.
Day 10New OrleansNew Orleans Free Time: It's your final full day in NOLA and the final day of your trip, so make sure you go out in style. Why not join an Optional Experience cooking demonstration to learn how you can recreate some of the city's tastiest dishes once you return home. The New Orleans School of Cooking is hosted by local chefs who share tips and stories, plus there are plenty of tasters to keep appetites at bay. Jazz fans can opt into a Jazz Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River, accompanied by the sounds of the Grammy nominated band Dukes of Dixieland.
Day 11Depart New OrleansDepart New Orleans: With the bluesy beats of Beale Street and the southern smiles of Nashville still fresh in your mind, your trip will come to an end today. A little heavier around the waistline but undoubtedly richer in memories, you'll say goodbye to your new friends as you head your separate ways. If you can't bear to leave NOLA just yet, you can also choose to extend your stay at the La Quinta New Orleans Downtown.
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March 15, 2021$1,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 12, 2021$1,850.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 03, 2021$1,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 24, 2021$1,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
June 07, 2021$1,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
June 21, 2021$1,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 20, 2021$1,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 27, 2021$1,950.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
October 04, 2021$1,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
October 25, 2021$1,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
November 15, 2021$1,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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