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The Deep South - Mardi Gras Special Departure

USA & Canada
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAUTDSM

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Combine the music of New Orleans during Mardi Gras with the Deep South. A must for music fans, this journey clocks up visits to places graced by the likes of Johnny Cash, BB King and Elvis and also includes a ticket to the Mardi Gras parade in the company of a Tour Manager.

​Combine the music of New Orleans during Mardi Gras with the Deep South. A must for music fans, this journey clocks up visits to places graced by the likes of Johnny Cash, BB King and Elvis and also includes a ticket to the Mardi Gras parade in the company of a Tour Manager.

PRICE FROM ? £2849 per person
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What's Included

  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow with Delta Airlines or similar scheduled airline
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 12 nights' accommodation with 6 breakfasts and 1 night in flight
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Hotel porterage
  • Atlanta, including the Martin Luther King Museum
  • Chattanooga, historically a major railroad hub
  • Nashville, the capital of country music
  • Home of the blues, Memphis
  • Elvis Presley's former home Graceland and Sun Studios
  • New Orleans, the 'Big Easy'
  • Private performance by Johnny Cash's brother or son in Nashville
  • Learn all about the 'king of the blues' at the BB King Museum
  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and the hallowed halls of Studio B
  • The past is brought to life on a tour of an elegant antebellum mansion
  • Tickets for the Mardi Gras parade

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Atlanta
  • ​Your exploration of America's Deep South begins with a flight to Atlanta, Georgia, where we've arranged an overnight stay.​
  • DAY 2 Atlanta
  • ​Atlanta has been through many incarnations since it was founded as a railroad terminus in 1837, and these days is one of America's foremost cities. After breakfast, an included sightseeing tour will introduce you to some of the city's best-loved highlights, including the Martin Luther King museum. 
This afternoon, you'll travel on to Chattanooga for two nights at the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, the former Terminal Station building that has been carefully restored and turned into a hotel.​
  • DAY 3 Chattanooga
  • ​Today you can explore Chattanooga at your own pace, or perhaps you'll choose to join your Tour Manager for an optional trip along the incline railway and Rock City. Sat high above Chattanooga on Lookout Mountain, Rock City's incredible rock formations and views of seven states will amaze you.​
  • DAY 4 Nashville
  • ​Leaving Chattanooga behind, we're bound for Nashville today. 
Nashville is both the capital of Tennessee and the country music capital of the world, home to the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. This afternoon, you'll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Nashville.​
  • DAY 5 Nashville
  • ​Today is a very special day for music lovers and especially fans of Johnny Cash. This morning, you'll step inside the hallowed halls of Studio B, and then you'll travel on to a private performance by either John Carter Cash, Johnny Cash's son, or Tommy Cash, the legendary musician's brother. Travelsphere guests will be the only people in attendance, making this an exciting, intimate experience that's not to be missed. 
Following the performance, you'll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame.​
  • DAY 6 Memphis
  • ​Leaving Nashville behind, you will journey to another great musical city – Memphis. Stood proudly on the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi River, Memphis is an old town with a new face, an intriguing blend of 'Old South' hospitality and modern American metropolis. 
This afternoon, your Tour Manager will lead you in a tour of Memphis' highlights, including the famous Riverfront and Beale Street, the home of the blues.​
  • DAY 7 Memphis
  • ​No visit to Memphis would be complete without discovering more of its musical heritage, and today offers the opportunity to do just that. 
Firstly, you'll visit Sun Studios, where Elvis Presley famously made his first recordings, and after that you'll head to Graceland, Elvis' opulent mansion. Today really is a must for any fan 
of Elvis!​
  • DAY 8 Memphis
  • ​If you enjoyed yesterday's visit to Sun Studios and Graceland, then you're sure to want to be on today's excursion to Tupelo – the birthplace of Elvis Presley. 
Your tour includes a visit to the house where the musical star was born and a museum displaying one of the finest collections of Elvis memorabilia in 
the world.​
  • DAY 9 Vicksburg
  • ​Leaving marvellous Memphis behind, you'll cross the border into Mississippi as you travel to Vicksburg for an overnight stay. En route, you'll get the chance to discover more about another musical legend at the BB King Museum.​
  • DAY 10 New Orleans
  • ​You'll leave Vicksburg this morning, stopping in Nachez for a tour of an antebellum mansion en route to New Orleans. 
This fabulous city, also known as the 'Big Easy', is home of another musical genre – jazz. With its laid-back attitude, narrow streets, wrought iron balconies and flower-bedecked verandas, the French Quarter has been attracting visitors for many years. Stroll past the open doors of bars and cafés, where you'll hear snatches of music.​
  • DAY 11 New Orleans - Mardi Gras
  • ​Mardi Gras is music, parades, picnics, floats, one big holiday in New Orleans! Everyone is wearing purple, green, and gold, and adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful floats. Your Tour Manager will issue you with your ticket for the special parades of Mardi Gras.​
  • DAY 12 New Orleans
  • ​You'll discover more of New Orleans' highlights on an included sightseeing tour by coach this morning. 
The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you wish. Perhaps you'll choose to wander around the art galleries and boutiques of the French Quarter, stopping at a pavement café or two for a coffee, a bite to eat or to enjoy a spot of people watching. 
For another traditional Deep South experience, why not join your Tour Manager on an optional trip aboard a paddle steamer this afternoon? Once the only way to travel along the waterways of the south, this really is like heading back in time to another era.​
  • DAY 13 New Orleans/UK
  • ​Your Deep South adventure comes to a close and you travel to the airport for your return flight home.​
  • DAY 14 UK
  • ​Arrive in the UK.​
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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.
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
    • The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel is situated in downtown Chattanooga.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, lounge and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea/coffee-making facilities.
    • Clarion Hotel Nashville Downtown-Stadium
    • Clarion Hotel Downtown Stadium is located in Nashville city centre. Hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, microwaves, fridges and a desk. Other hotel amenities include an indoor heated pool, a fitness room, a restaurant and bar.
    • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown
    • The Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Memphis is located in a great position within walking distance of many of Memphis' attractions.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer, coffee-maker and iron.
    • La Quinta Inn & Suites Vicksburg
    • The La Quinta Inn & Suites is situated in Vicksburg.

      Hotel facilities include a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.
    • 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.
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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