Southern Grace (Small Groups)

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Enjoy everything from rock 'n roll to Creole cuisine on this 9-Day guided tour that stretches from Nashville to New Orleans. In the birthplace of country music, take a tour of historic Studio B, in Nashville, with a professional sound engineer, who will record you and your fellow travelers singing for a once-in-a-lifetime keepsake. Later, visit the Country Mu...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    Enjoy everything from rock 'n roll to Creole cuisine on this 9-Day guided tour that stretches from Nashville to New Orleans. In the birthplace of country music, take a tour of historic Studio B, in Nashville, with a professional sound engineer, who will record you and your fellow travelers singing for a once-in-a-lifetime keepsake. Later, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame on private tour and meet a local singer who will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the songwriting process. In Memphis, marvel at the mansion where Elvis once lived: Graceland. At the Houmas House plantation, take part in a Creole cooking demonstration, then feast on traditional Southern dishes for dinner. Allow a Local Expert to lead you through New Orleans’ best sites, from bustling Jackson Square to idyllic City Park.The Activity Level of this tour is Leisurely, meaning there is 1 to 2 miles of walking per day on primarily flat surfaces with some stairs.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 24 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityNashville (TN)
End CityNew Orleans

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural


  • North America
  • United States


  • Culture
  • Luxury Travel


Travel Map

Day 1: Arrive in Nashville

Your journey through the South begins by private transfer to your luxurious hotel. Tonight, get your first taste of Deep South cuisine.

Grand Hyatt Nashville


Day 2: Nashville's Musical History

Visit Nashville’s highlights and participate in a rare recording session at Studio B - Nashville's oldest remaining record studio. At the Country Music Hall of Fame, join a private session with a singer/songwriter to learn the stories behind the hits. Enjoy a performa...

Day 3: Memphis and Graceland Relaxed Start Your Way

Personalise your day in Memphis with a tour of Elvis’ Graceland or afternoon tea at The Peabody. Learn about the personal side of "The King" or enjoy the only traditional English afternoon tea in Memphis at the opulent Chez Philippe dining room.

The Peabody Memphis.


Day 4: The Best of Memphis

Delve into the Memphis music scene with a visit to Sun Studio, "The Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll." Continue your exploration of Memphis with a backstage pass to visit Central BBQ, one of the city's oldest and most iconic BBQ establishments. Meet Clint Cantwell, a renow...

Day 5: Mississippi Mystique in Natchez

The South’s unique architecture comes to life in Natchez’s antebellum homes. Tour an 1850s home or visit the Dunleith Historic Inn for a mixology class. At Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens, sit back and enjoy the property's veranda or stroll through the gardens before dinner this evening.

Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, Natchez.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Frogmore, Houmas House, and New Orleans

Gain insight into the history of the South at Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins, then visit Houmas House and Gardens. The French Quarter’s historic Ritz Carlton New Orleans welcomes you for the evening.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.


Day 7: New Orleans Sightseeing Relaxed Start

Explore the Big Easy’s iconic sights and stroll through a beautiful above-ground cemetery. Embark on a behind-the-scenes tour of Mardi Gras World or visit the National WWII Museum.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.


Day 8: Exploring the Big Easy Relaxed Start

Dive into the Mississippi River Delta. Discover wildlife in the wetlands and explore the “Islenos” fishing villages over a Bayou-side lunch with a local fisherman.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Depart New Orleans

Bid 'au revoir' to the Big Easy. Sit back and relax as your complimentary transfer escorts you to the Louis Armstrong Airport.


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Meals Included
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Lunch (L)
  • Nashville: Get acquainted with Nashville's burgeoning food scene as you join your Traveling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner at Henley’s modern American brasserie where inventive small plates and entrées using classical French technique meet sociable Southern dining. Perhaps start with a grilled broccolini Caesar salad followed by American Wagyu strip or parsnip gnocchi before finishing with banana pudding. Raise a glass with one of their signature cocktails such as “Queen’s Cure” and “Henley G & T” and toast to a grand adventure ahead.
  • Memphis: Continue your exploration of Memphis with a backstage pass to Central BBQ Downtown.
  • Natchez: Enjoy an elegant three-course Southern dinner at the Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark in Natchez. As you take in your surroundings of this early 19th-century antebellum mansion set in within manicured gardens, let the flavors of the "Crown Julep" show off the best of the South.
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