Tastes and Sounds of the South with Mardi Gras - 2017

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This trip gives you time to enjoy the South's music and food – from Elvis's Graceland to Creole cooking in New Orleans and grand antebellum hospitality in Natchez.You'll enjoy Insider moments like... experiencing Southern hospitality at two period homes in one amazing evening. Joe Stone plays the piano for you as you sip cocktails, while Esther Carpenter – on...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • City tour inMemphisand New Orleans
    • Orientations of Nashville and Natchez
    • Visit Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation, Frogmore Plantation,Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame

What's this trip about?

    This trip gives you time to enjoy the South's music and food – from Elvis's Graceland to Creole cooking in New Orleans and grand antebellum hospitality in Natchez.You'll enjoy Insider moments like... experiencing Southern hospitality at two period homes in one amazing evening. Joe Stone plays the piano for you as you sip cocktails, while Esther Carpenter – once listed among America's top 20 female chefs – invites you to dinner. It's getting to know the home of Rock n' Roll with our passionate Memphis expert, and learning about the city's role in the civil rights movement. And it's learning about ‘white gold' and the stark contrasts between life on a modern and pre-Civil War cotton plantation.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Transformative

Destinations

  • North America
  • United States

Attractions

  • Memphis
  • Nashville

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
    • VIP entry to many sights
    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • 9 nights First Class accommodation

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Day 1 ARRIVE NASHVILLE (3 NIGHTS)

Welcome to Music City. Get settled at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to explore. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. ...

Day 2 NASHVILLE SIGHTSEEING

Today brings your choice of sightseeing with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where you'll see memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Get a unique look into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private pe...

Day 3 NASHVILLE AT LEISURE AND SIGHTSEEING

The day is yours to discover Nashville. Perhaps enjoy some live music at a honky tonk on Broadway street. This evening, head to the Grand Ole Opry, home to America's longest-running live radio program. is on your own tonight to venture out and sample delicious Southe...

Day 4 NASHVILLE – MEMPHIS (2 NIGHTS)

This morning, hit the highway to Memphis along the Mississippi Delta. Upon arrival in Memphis, visit the National Civil Rights Museum before joining a Local Specialist who shares stories about Beale Street and Sun Studios, the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll. See the hote...

Day 5 GRACELAND EXCURSION

Graceland is as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the late, great Elvis Presley. Marvel at the Jungle Room and walls full of gold and platinum records. Stroll the grounds and you just might find yourself humming “Blue Suede Shoes.” If so, don't wor...

Day 6 MEMPHIS – NATCHEZ

This morning, depart for Natchez. Founded by the French in 1716, Natchez was home to a flowering antebellum culture. Tonight, enjoy an incredible evening highlighting Southern hospitality at a Be My Guest dinner. Explore the private residence of Joe Stone, whose home,...

Day 7 NATCHEZ – OAK ALLEY – NEW ORLEANS (3 NIGHTS)

After breakfast, stop at Frogmore Plantation and Gins to learn about the white gold of the Mississippi Delta. With your costumed hosts, Local Specialists, on a visit to a reconstructed 19th century cotton plantation and compare it to the modern-day operation that prod...

Day 8 NEW ORLEANS SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

Delight in a hearty New Orleans breakfast and coffee before today's exploration of the Crescent City. Join a tour with a Local Specialist and see the atmospheric French Quarter and Jackson Square, originally called Place d'Armes when it was the centre of the old city,...

Day 9 NEW ORLEANS AT LEISURE AND MARDI GRAS

Enjoy a leisurely day to explore this vibrant city and partake in one of the city’s most famous events with your included tickets to the Mardi Gras Parade (Note: For guests on the 02Feb departure, this event will take place on Day 8 of the Tastes of Sounds itinerary i...

Day 10 DEPART NEW ORLEANS

Extend your stay in New Orleans Marriott or say ‘Au Revoir' to the Big Easy this morning with a transfer provided to New Orleans International Airport. Full Breakfast

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  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
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