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Visit the birthplaces of the blues, jazz and rock’n’roll, journey to famous musical landmarks, and sample some Cajun cuisine and creole charm – all in the one eclectic experience. This Deep South tour is a must for music lovers, food fiends and culture vultures!
Arrive to the airport and hop on your transfer to your Nashville base for the night, the GuestHouse Inn on famous Music Valley Drive. You will be greeted by your tour escort to learn more about your Deep South adventure!
check Accommodation at 2 star Guest House Inn Music Valley Drive, Nashville
Today, you will head out on a Nashville Sightseeing Tour, which will see you visit famous musical landmarks, including Music Row, the Ryman Auditorium, and Nashville’s Parthenon. In the afternoon, you will visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, followed by a tour of the historic RCA Studio B, once the recording studio of musical legends including Elvis Presley. Tonight, you will attend a performance of the Grand Ole Opry, an authentic country and bluegrass music experience, after which you will also be treated to a tour backstage!
check Accommodation at 2 star Guest House Inn Music Valley Drive, Nashville check Sightseeing tour of Nashville check RCA Studio B tour check Grand Ole Opry performance
On we go to Memphis! Here, you will thoroughly enjoy a fascinating tour of Graceland, after which you will have some time to do your own thing. Why not wander down the famous Beale Street, where you will find a vast selection of great eateries, live music bars and a variety of shops and boutiques. You will stay for the next two nights at the Comfort Inn Downtown.
check Accommodation at 3 star Comfort Inn Downtown, Memphis check Tour of Graceland
Your first port of call today? The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, after which you’ll visit Sun Studio, aka the birthplace of rock’n’roll! This afternoon, the Memphis City Tour will see you visit the Mississippi Riverfront, Harbor Town and the historic district. Time permitting, you will also take in some other fantastic sights, including University of Memphis and Rhodes College. Finally – arguably the pièce de résistance of the entire holiday! – you will see the famous Peabody Duck March, a charming tradition where ducks, yes ducks!, waddle from the lobby foundation of the Peabody hotel, via a red carpet, to their pond in the penthouse! It’s an exceptionally cute tradition and one not to be missed!
check Accommodation at Comfort Inn Downtown, Memphis check Stax Museum of American Soul Music visit check Sun Studio Tour check Memphis City Tour
Depart Memphis, and drive down the famous Highway 61, en route to Clarksdale, the centre of the blues world thanks to its location, smack bang in the middle of the Mississippi Delta. It’s also the birthplace of many a famous face, including Ike Turner and Sam Cooke. Here, you will visit the Delta Blues Museum, after which you will tour the new Grammy Museum.
check Accommodation at 3 star Holiday Inn Express, Cleveland, Mississippi check Delta Blues Museum visit
Today will see us continue on through the rich Delta farmland to the famous river city of Natchez. En route, we will drive to B.B King's hometown of Indianola, where you will tour the fascinating B.B King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center. You will have free time in the afternoon to to walk around downtown Natchez and peruse its many quaint shops, bars and restaurants. Tonight, you can can to Natchez Under-the-Hill, which in its day, was the most notorious river landing on the entire Mississippi River.
check Accommodation at 3 star Vue Hotel in Natchez, Mississippi check B.B. King Museum visit check Grammy Museum Mississippi visit
This morning, we will tour Stanton Hall, the stunning home of Irish immigrant and cotton merchant, Frederick Stanton, before making our way to Lafayette. Here, we will tour the fascinating Vermilionville Historic Village, which provides very interesting insight into the Acadian, Native American and Creole cultures, spanning from 1765 to 1890. Enjoy some authentic Cajun music and charm at Angelle's Whiskey River Landing. Located on the levee, overlooking the Atchafalaya Basin swamp, this secret spot has been named as one of America’s top 50 bars.
check Accommodation at 3 star Comfort Suites Hotel in Lafayette, Louisiana check Vermilionville Historic Village tour check Angelle’s Whiskey River Landing visit
En route to New Orleans, we will drive though Cajun backcountry, where stagnant swamps and enchanting bayous abound. We will make a stop at Avery Island to tour the Tabasco Factory, before our next stop – The Cajun Man’s Swamp Cruise! This is a must-do for anyone who visits the Deep South. See where the ‘gators lurk under murky waters and unique wildlife thrives, and don’t forget to bring the camera! We will check into the Staybridges Suites French Quarter Downtown Hotel. Tonight, you will have free time to explore the famous French Quarter.
check Accommodation at 4 star Staybridge Suites French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana check Tabasco Factory tour in Avery Island check Cajun Man's Swamp Cruise
This morning, we will head out on a New Orleans City Sightseeing tour. Expect a fascinating and engaging affair, as you visit a historic cemetery, marvel at voodoo tales, see the longest overwater bridge in the world, and more. Your final night promises to be a really special one. First up? Enjoy a three course dinner at Tujague’s Restaurant, the Big Easy’s second oldest. After, continue on to Bourbon Street to get a true feel of New Orleans’ hedonistic charm. You will visit a local nightclub here and take in some jazz music and a complimentary cocktail! Top the evening off with a café au lait and beignets (delicious French doughnuts!), before you retire back to your hotel.
check New Orleans Sightseeing Tour check Tabasco Factory tour in Avery Island check 3 course dinner at Tujague Restaurant & French Quarter Tour
Time to say goodbye to the Deep South and hop on your flight back home!
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