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America's Music Heritage

USA & Canada
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSUTDS

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Music is at the heart of this fantastic tour, with visits to country music capital Nashville, Elvis' opulent Graceland mansion and home of jazz New Orleans.

​Music is at the heart of this fantastic tour, with visits to country music capital Nashville, Elvis' opulent Graceland mansion and home of jazz New Orleans.

PRICE FROM ? £3799 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return direct flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 13 nights in hotels of a great standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 14 included meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 brunch & 1 welcome dinner
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage
  • ​Tour of Atlanta, including Martin Luther King Center
  • Nashville tour
  • Visit Studio B & Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame & the Muscle Shoals Studio
  • Visit Tupelo, Elvis Presley's birthplace
  • Sun Studios & Graceland
  • Tour of Stanton Hall, an antebellum mansion
  • Walking & sightseeing tours of New Orleans
  • Jazz brunch in New Orleans
  • Tour of Mobile, on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Visit Monroeville, the birthplace of author Harper Lee

Not Included

Itinerary

  • Day 1 UK - Atlanta
  • ​Depart on your scheduled flight to Georgia's capital Atlanta today.​
  • Day 2 Atlanta
  • ​Our day begins with an included tour of Atlanta, including entrance to the Martin Luther King Center.

    Get to know your travelling companions better over a welcome dinner this evening. ​

  • Days 3 & 4 Atlanta - Nashville
  • ​Nashville is both the capital of Tennessee and the country music capital of the world. This is where we spend the next two nights, with a sightseeing tour of its highlights included on day 3. Enjoy dinner and live music with our optional evening out.

    On day 4 we'll visit Studio B, which became famous in the 1960s for its part in the Nashville Sound, which revived the popularity of country music. We'll also head to the Country Music Hall of Fame to see a huge collection of artefacts connected with the genre.

    The perfect way to end the day is with an optional evening concert at the Grand Ole Opry, one of the most important venues for country music anywhere in the world.​

  • Day 5 Nashville - Muscle Shoals
  • ​Another day inspired by music begins with a visit to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to see exhibits ranging from gold discs to costumes worn by the likes of Hank Williams and the Commodores. We also step inside the FAME Studios, where music legends such as Aretha Franklin, Little Richard and Otis Redding have recorded, as well as the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. ​
  • Day 6 Tupelo​ - Memphis
  • ​We make our way to another great musical city today – Memphis, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    En route we call at Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. We'll see the house where he was born and visit a museum which is home to one of the finest collections of Elvis memorabilia in the world.​

  • Days 7 & 8 Memphis
  • ​On day 7 we'll learn more about Elvis, starting with a visit to Sun Studios, where he made his first recordings. Next we'll head to Graceland, the opulent mansion where the King of Rock 'n' Roll lived until his untimely death in 1977.

    You can explore Memphis at your own pace on day 8. A stroll along Beale Street, which is lined with blues clubs, restaurants, shops and bars, is a great way to soak up the city's vibrant atmosphere​.

  • Day 9 Memphis - Natchez
  • ​We'll leave Memphis today and head to Natchez. This historic city boasts a great number of well-preserved antebellum mansions and we will step inside one of these today. Stanton Hall was built in 1859, and was occupied by Union troops during the American Civil War. Our guided tour here will give us a fascinating glimpse into the life of wealthy cotton merchant, Frederick Stanton, and his family.​
  • Day 10 Natchez - New Orleans
  • ​New Orleans is our destination today, and we'll stay here for two nights. Also known as the 'Big Easy', this exciting city is the home of jazz, and on our walking tour of the French Quarter we'll hear snatches of music as we stroll along historic streets.

    This evening, why not head to Bourbon Street with your travelling companions to enjoy a drink and a meal and soak up the lively atmosphere of this iconic street, where music spills from every doorway.​

    Alternatively, if you want to enjoy a real southern experience, why not join our optional excursion. You'll board an authentic paddle steamer and cruise along the Mississippi River. 

  • Day 11 New Orleans
  • This morning we'll head to a courtyard in the French Quarter and enjoy brunch as jazz musicians play. ​Afterwards we'll discover even more of New Orleans on an included sightseeing tour this morning.

    The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you wish. Why not join one of our optional excursions. You can explore Louisiana's swamps and visit a plantation. ​

  • Day 12 New Orleans​ - Mobile
  • Founded in 1702 as Louisiana's original capital, Mobile is in our sights today. Our afternoon tour will introduce its highlights, which include beautiful mansions and pristine gardens.

    This evening why not head to a seafood restaurant - Mobile's location on the Gulf of Mexico means you'll be spoilt for choice.​

  • Day 13 Mobile - Montgomery
  • ​Our final destination is Montgomery, where we stay tonight. En route we'll make a stop at Monroeville, the hometown of Harper Lee, whose novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is a classic of modern American literature. On a short sightseeing tour we'll see the courthouse which appeared in the film adaptation.

    After time for lunch we continue to Montgomery. This is where, in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, therefore violating segregation laws and ultimately helping to initiate the civil rights movement.​

  • Days 14 & 15 Montgomery​ - UK
  • ​Today we'll head to Atlanta for our overnight flight back to the UK, arriving on day 15.​
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Accommodation

    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Downtown
    • The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Downtown is situated in Atlanta.

      Hotel facilities include a breakfast buffet and a gym. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.
    • Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown
    • This hotel, located in downtown area, is a short walk away from many local attractions like Ryman Auditorium and Johnny Cash Museum. Rooms feature music-inspired decoration, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.
    • Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
    • The Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa is ideally situated within the Muscle Shoals area. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi (in public areas), indoor & outdoor pools, fitness centre & sauna. Additionally there is a restaurant & bar within the hotel. Rooms are furnished with a safe & TV.
    • Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
    • Hampton Inn & Suites Natchez
    • Hampton Inn & Suites Natchez is located in downtown of Natchez. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, flats-screen TVs, coffee-making facilities, minifridges and microwaves. Hotel further benefit from an outdoor swimming pool and a gym.
    • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
    • The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a contemporary hotel located near to the French Quarter. Hotel amenities include a bistro which serves New-Orleans inspired cuisine, a bar, fitness centre and rooftop pool.
    • Hampton Inn & Suites Mobile-Downtown Historic District
    • In the historic district of downtown Mobile, this modern hotel features stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as coffeemakers. Daily hot breakfast (served on-site) is included and takeout breakfast bags available during weekdays. There''s an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
    • Doubletree by Hilton Montgomery Downtown
    • This contemporary downtown hotel offers a modern restaurant, buffet breakfast and lunch, plus all-day Southern-style meals. There''s also a fitness center and an outdoor terrace garden. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as chic decor and custom-designed beds.
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Optional Excursions

  • Nashville night out with dinner & live music
  • ​Enjoy an evening at the iconic Grand Ole Opry
  • Explore Louisiana's swamps & visit a traditional Southern plantation
  • Paddle Steamer cruise
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Further Information

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