Travel 2 Touring 18/19

UNITED STATES

Nashville

2 3

Tennessee

Memphis

2 3

Mississippi

LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Louisiana

1

Natchez

1

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

New Orleans

2 3

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 1

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

ESCORTED COACH TOUR

• Visit the legendary Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville • Enjoy and iconic breakfast at one of the oldest cafés in Memphis • Visit Graceland once home to and now a museum dedicated to Elvis Presley • Discover North American history and exceptional scenery on the Natchez Trace Parkway • Join a local Specialist in New Orleans and see the unique above ground cemeteries • Free time in Nashville, LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 Memphis and New Orleans to explore independently or join recommended optional tours LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

PRICES FROM £1259pp

11 day Rhythms of the South Nashville • Memphis • Natchez • New Orleans

Day 1: Arrive Nashville Welcome to Nashville, “Music City, U.S.A.” Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon. Quality Inn Nashville Downtown- Stadium (3 nights) Days 2 & 3: Nashville After a morning orientation tour that includes the vibrant heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry Music Row, Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum enjoy the rest of the afternoon to pursue your own interests. This evening, attend a live recording session at the Grand Ole Opry, home to America’s longest-running live radio program. Day 3 is a full day to explore as you please or sign up to some of the optional sightseeing tours. Perhaps visit the Ryman Auditorium, the live performance venue once home to the Grand Ole Opry or head to the Johnny Cash Museum to see the world’s largest collection of This morning, drive to Memphis, a city steeped in music history from BB King to Elvis. On your orientation tour of the city see iconic sites like the massive Memphis Pyramid and the luxurious Peabody Hotel. This evening is at leisure to sample the music scene on Memphis’ famous Beale Street and experience some authentic Memphis-style BBQ or enjoy dinner at the Blues City Cafe. (B) Hilton Memphis (3 nights) Days 5 & 6: Memphis Start the day with an Iconic Breakfast of Southern fare served family-style at one of the oldest cafés in Memphis. Next, visit Sun Studios where Elvis was discovered, followed by a pilgrimage to the museum dedicated to the late Elvis Presley, Graceland. Back in town, perhaps visit the famous Gibson Guitar Factory, the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, the National Civil War Museum at the Lorraine Motel or the Stax Museum of American Soul Museum. The following day is free to explore – perhaps head out to Tupelo, Mississippi to see the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Your Travel Director will be on hand to help you best plan your time in Memphis. (B*) *day 5 only Day 7: Memphis – Natchez Set out for Natchez on the Mississippi River and drive along a portion of the famous Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and Johnny Cash memorabilia. (B) Day 4: Nashville – Memphis

10,000 years of North American history. Used by American Indians, “Kaintucks,” settlers and future presidents, you’ll learn why the Old Trace played an important role in American history. In Natchez, you will see a great number of beautiful antebellum homes and historic structures that remained untouched during the plight of the South. Day 8: Natchez – New Orleans Head south to New Orleans, travelling Lake Pontchartain Causeway, the world’s longest overwater bridge at almost 24 miles, the bridge is so long that for about 8 of these miles you cannot see land in any direction. On arrival in New Orleans, soak up the “Big Easy” as you are joined by a Local Specialist for a city tour. Highlights include the French Market, Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, the Garden District and an above-ground cemetery. (B) Wyndham New Orleans-French Quarter (3 nights) Days 9 & 10: New Orleans Enjoy 2 full-days at leisure to soak up New Orleans unique vibe, with influences from Europe, the Caribbean and Africa it is a melting pot of cultures. Perhaps join an optional guided walking tour of the French Quarter with a jazz brunch, head out to the swamps for a guided tour to see alligators in the Cajun backwaters of Louisiana, take an optional excursion to Oak Alley or slow it down on a jazz cruise along the Mississippi. The choice is entirely yours and your Travel Director will be happy to plan your day. Day 11: Depart New Orleans Bid farewell to New Orleans and your new found friends as your tour concludes today.

TOUR DETAILS

£1259 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 10 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 5 breakfasts • Touring by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of an expert Travel Director and separate driver • Sightseeing as per itinerary (excluding optional) DEPARTURES 2019: Apr 19; May 20; Jun 17; Jul 22; Sep 16, 23; Oct 7

TOUR STYLE: Escorted Coach

GROUP SIZE: 52 max

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ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Nashville and New Orleans. Please call for details.

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