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Tastes and Sounds of the South Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour

Tastes and Sounds of the South Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour
Duration: 10 Days
Countries: USA
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: - USA, Canada and Central America 2019
Descriptions: Join us for a little honky-tonk, home cookin", hot-footed hoedown and a whole lot of Rock "n" Roll on this inspiring At Leisure jaunt through the Deep South.
from €2,550 pp Tour Only

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Nashville (3 Nights)
The beating heart of America"s Music City will chart your pace as you prepare to embark on a leisurely pilgrimage to discover the tastes and sounds of the South. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.?Welcome Reception

Accommodation at Renaissance Nashville

Day 2

Nashville Sightseeing
The famous Nashville Sound comes alive this morning as RCA"s Studio B reveals the legends of Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison. Dive into Culture and gain insights into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of original Cash tunes with Johnny and June"s granddaugher (or another family member). Our acoustic journey continues with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see Elvis" Solid Gold Cadillac limousine and Jim Reeves" tuxedo jacket. Discover the iconic and unexpected on a your choice sightseeing experience, exploring either the Johnny Cash Museum or the Ryman Auditorium.Full Breakfast

Day 3

Nashville At Leisure And Sightseeing
Today is a free day for you to explore. Amble through Broadway"s honky-tonk scene or perhaps enjoy the gut-busting flavours of homegrown hot chicken and biscuits. This evening, the sounds of country music fill the air as we head to the Grand Ole Opry to watch a performance of America"s longest running live radio programme.Full Breakfast

Day 4

Nashville – Memphis (2 Nights)
We head for the birthplace of Rock "n" Roll and meet a musician and Local Specialist amidst the sounds of Blues on Beale Street. This afternoon, perhaps join an optional to the National Civil Rights Museum, home to the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.Full Breakfast

Accommodation at Sheraton Memphis Downtown

Day 5

Graceland Excursion
Pay a visit to Sun Studios, which sought to immortalise the raw energy of Beale Street, recording the first Rock "n" Roll single in 1951. Then worship at the altar of the King and head to Graceland, paying tribute to man who changed the face of American popular music and culture. This evening, embark on a?your choice dining?experience where you choose from a selection of local eateries.?Full Breakfast, Your Choice Dining

Day 6

Memphis – Natchez
Visit the Memphis Rock "n" Soul Museum before travelling to Natchez. Connect with Locals as you meet Joe Stone in his 1850s home and visit the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons chef, with whom you"ll enjoy a traditional three-course Deep South Be My Guest dinner with wine.Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Accommodation at Magnolia Bluffs

Day 7

Natchez – Oak Alley – New Orleans (3 Nights)
Dive into Culture at Frogmore Plantation and Gins and Make a Difference as you learn about efforts to preserve the cotton plantation heritage of the Mississippi Delta. Continue through the Louisiana countryside to Oak Alley Plantation along a quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old oak trees. The spicy scents of Creole cuisine linger long after this evening"s visit to the New Orleans School of Cooking where we enjoy a fun cooking demonstration and a Regional Meal of Creole cuisine.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal

Accommodation at Sheraton New Orleans

Day 8

New Orleans Sightseeing And At Leisure
Let the good times roll in New Orleans today, tracing the cosmopolitan history of one of America"s oldest cities with a Local Specialist, stopping at City Park and one of the ornate above-ground cemeteries. Spend the afternoon soaking up the laid-back vibes of The Big Easy.Full Breakfast

Day 9

New Orleans At Leisure
Today is yours to explore the French, Spanish and Creole sights and sounds of New Orleans. If you"re feeling adventurous, visit Marie Laveau"s Historic Voodoo Museum which traces the mysteries, legends and traditions of voodoo. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of Two Sisters.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 10

Depart New Orleans
For now, it"s "Au Revoir" New Orleans, but not "Adieu". Take a transfer to New Orleans International Airport or extend your stay in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans.Full Breakfast

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What's included

Dining Highlights

  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners


First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • 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


Not included

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Any internal air unless otherwise stated
  • Meals (not specified)
  • Transfers (not specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal items
  • Meals (not specified)


Sightseeing Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Memphis, New Orleans
  • Orientation of Nashville
  • Visit Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation, Frogmore Plantation, Rock "n" Soul Museum, Sun Studios, Country Music Hall of Fame

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