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Southern Grace

8 Nights Platinum Tour from £3,379 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Immerse yourself in Southern charm with this tour through some of the most popular destinations of America's Deep South. From the vibrant culture to the friendly welcome and beautiful scenery, the Southern states really are breath-taking. This 9 day tour showcases some of its many highlights and offers up some amazing experiences along the way, from Nashville to New Orleans

Highlights:

  • Take a tour or the Country Music Hall of Fame and Studio B, before taking part in a 30-minute choir-style recording session to create a unique souvenir
  • Visit Graceland, including an audio tour of the Jungle Room
  • Journey back in time at the Frogmore Plantation, where costumed hosts recreate a 19th century plantation
  • Enjoy a Creole Highlight Dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking
  • Tour New Orleans and learn about its fascinating history, exploring the French Quarter, Jackson Square and 'Cities of the Dead'

Details

Day 1

Nashville

Take the complimentary private VIP transfer in the UK to your airport and upon arrival in Nashville, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a welcome reception and a light meal to get to know your tour guide and fellow travellers.

Welcome dinner included

Overnight: Hotel Gaylord Opry Resort

Day 2

Nashville

Enjoy a leisurely morning before visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, packed with memorabilia from stars like Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Tour Studio B and then join a professional sound engineer in a 30-minute choir-style recording session, to create a unique souvenir copy of the recording. Then attend a live taping of America's longest running live radio programme - the Grand Ole Opry.

Breakfast included

Overnight: Hotel Gaylord Opry Resort

Day 3

Memphis

Travel to the birthplace of Blues and Rock n' Roll.  Your day is at leisure to explore museums, shops or try some Memphis barbeque.

Breakfast included

Overnight: The Westin Memphis Beale Street

Day 4

Graceland

Spend your morning at leisure.  Then travel to Sun Studios, where artists like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash recorded revolutionary albums.  The evening is devoted to Graceland, as much an abject of pilgramage as a museum dedicated to the late, great, Elvis Presley.  From the flowers and painted and painted signs outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture.  Spend your evening with George Klein, Elvis' close friend before enjoying a private Highlight Dinner on Graceland's grounds.

Breakfast included and Hihglight dinner

Overnight: The Westin Memphis Beale Street

Day 5

Natchez

Continue to Natchez, founded by the French in 1716 when it became home to a flowering colonial culture.  Check in to your charming, luxury country mansion hotel.  Whet your palate before dinner during a mixology class to learn the 'science' of mixing a signature drink of the south, the Mint Julep.  Then enjoy a delectable four-course Highlight Dinner in the stunning main house.

Breakfast and Highlight Dinner included

Overnight: Monmouth Plantation Natchez

Day 6

Frogmore & New Orleans

Stop at Frogmore Plantation and journey back in to a time when cotton was king.  With your costumed hosts, tour a reconstructed 19th century plantation and compare it to the modern day operation that produces more than 900 bales of cotton each day.  Get a glimpse into the sweet side of the South with a visit to Houmas House Plantation.  Once the largest producer of sugar in the country, the mansion was often referred to as 'The Sugar Palace' during its antebellum heyday.  In the evening, visit the New Orleans School of Cooking.  Discovery the flair of Creole cuisine during a lively cooking demonstration and enjoy the culinary creations with a special Highlight Dinner.

Breakfast and Highlight Dinner included

Overnight: Hotel Montelone New Orleans

Day 7

New Orleans

Join a local expert for a tour of New Orleans, through the French Quarter, Jackson Square and through the twisted paths of the 'City of the Dead' - the final resting place of pirates, politicians and voodoo queens.

Breakfast included

Overnight: Hotel Montelone New Orleans

Day 8

New Orleans

Embark on a boat tour to meet the resident alligators and other flora and fauna in the New Orleans area. Then enjoy some free time, before joining your fellow guests at a farewell Celebration Dinner

Breakfast and Celebration Dinner included

Overnight: Hotel Montelone New Orleans

Day 9

Depart New Orleans

What's Included:

  • International flights; VIP return transfers; airport to hotel transfers in America
  • Hotels (8 nights) as described above, or similar
  • All baggage handling and tips included
  • 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners, including a welcome dinner, 3 highlight dinners and a celebration dinner
  • Guided tours and experiences as described above
  • Tour guide throughout; local guides

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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