Jackson Square, New Orleans
Jackson Square, New Orleans
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Beale Street, Electric Street Trolley & Downtown Memphis, Tennessee
Beale Street, Electric Street Trolley & Downtown Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio & Graceland, Memphis
Sun Studio & Graceland, Memphis
Natches Plantation Home & Sights in New Orleans, Louisiana
Natches Plantation Home & Sights in New Orleans, Louisiana

Southern Grace

8 Nights from £3,549 Including Flights

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
  • Highlight Dinner at Itta Bena, a 1920's speak-easy restaurant above BB Kings Blues Club on Beale Street
  • 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', ending in The Sazerac Bar where you will learn how to make their signature cocktail

If you would like a longer tour, then it is possible to join this itinerary to Splendour in the American Heartland to make a 14 night holiday

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Day 1

Nashville

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.

Overnight: JW Marriott Nashville (Welcome dinner included)

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.

Overnight: JW Marriott Nashville (Breakfast included)

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. Dinner this evening is inside the Presley Motors Automobile Museum.

Overnight: The Westin Memphis Beale Street (Breakfast & dinner included)

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 pilgrimage 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. 

Overnight: The Westin Memphis Beale Street (Breakfast included)

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 three-course Highlight Dinner in the stunning main house.

Overnight: Monmouth Plantation Natchez (Breakfast and dinner included)

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.

Overnight: Hotel Montelone New Orleans (Breakfast and dinner included)

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.

Overnight: Hotel Montelone New Orleans (Breakfast included)

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

Overnight: Hotel Montelone New Orleans (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 9

Today it’s time to fly home!

 

What's Included:

  • International flights
  • VIP return transfers from home to your UK departure airport within a 150 mile radius
  • 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

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