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The Deep South

14 Days from £2,299

​A must for music fans, this journey clocks up visits to places graced by the likes of Johnny Cash, BB King and Elvis. The Mississippi River, New Orleans' French Quarter and a paddle steamer trip are other highlights. For a real treat, why not visit during Mardi Gras.

Departure from: Oct 2018 - Nov 2020

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

 

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Delta Airlines
  • 12 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage

CLASSIC TOURING

Included holiday highlights

 

  • 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' former home Graceland and Sun Studios
  • New Orleans tour
  • Private performance by Johnny Cash's brother or son
  • Explore the BB King Museum
  • Visit the Jack Daniel's Distillery
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Studio B
  • Antebellum mansion tour

 Make your own way

If you prefer the flexibility of booking your own flights and transfers and meeting us overseas, then you can! A price reduction of £725 applies. To book this tour without flights and transfers, please call our Holiday Advisors on 01858 898138. See terms & conditions.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Atlanta

You'll fly to Atlanta, Georgia, today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your overnight hotel, which is located downtown.​

DAY 2 Atlanta

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before beginning your exploration of the Deep South in the company of your Tour Manager. Atlanta has been through many incarnations since it was founded as a railroad terminus in 1837. On your tour of the city you'll see its main highlights, including the Martin Luther King Museum.
This afternoon we're going to drive to Chattanooga, where the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel is our unique base for the next two nights.​

DAY 3 Chattanooga

You've a free day to explore Chattanooga at leisure. You could take a walk along one of the waterfront trails or explore downtown on foot. There's a wealth of historic buildings to discover and the Bluff View Art District is full of restaurants, coffee houses, art galleries and gardens.

Alternatively you could opt to take a trip on the incline railway to Rock City. These incredible rock formations and gardens sit atop Lookout Mountain and offer fantastic views of seven states, including Alabama, North Carolina and Kentucky.

DAY 4 Nashville

Leaving Chattanooga, we're bound for Nashville today, and en route we're going to visit the Jack Daniel's distillery in Lynchburg for a tour and tasting. 
On arrival in Tennessee's capital, a short orientation tour with your Tour Manger will help you to find your bearings. You'll see plenty more tomorrow, when a full day of exploration is planned.​

DAY 5 Nashville

Here you are in the country music capital of the world, so of course the theme of the day is going to be music! First you're going to step inside the hallowed halls of Studio B, which became famous in the 1960s for its part in the Nashville Sound. Here, more than 35,000 songs have been recorded by artists including Elvis Presley, and you'll step inside the studio where he recorded 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' As the lights are dimmed, just as they would have been for the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and you hear his incredible voice flowing from the speakers, you will be sharing a truly special moment.
This is followed by the ultimate treat for Johnny Cash fans. Johnny's son, John Carter Cash, or the legendary musician's brother, Tommy Cash, will perform a private concert just for us. This promises to be a wonderful experience not to be missed. To round off the day you'll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame.
There's one more exciting experience to come if you choose to join an optional excursion – an evening of live music at the Grand Ole Opry. This is one of the most important venues for live country music in the world.

DAY 6 Memphis

The next great musical city you'll visit is Memphis, stood proud on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. On arrival in the afternoon, we're going to set off together to discover some of its many highlights. They include the Riverfront and Beale Street, the home of the blues. On this iconic street, music emanates from every open door and street performers entertain the crowds.

DAY 7 Memphis

Memphis is synonymous with Elvis Presley, and today we're going to find out about this connection. Our first visit is to Sun Studios, where the 'King of Rock 'n' Roll' made his first recordings back in 1954.
This is followed by Graceland, where we'll take a fascinating guided tour of the opulent mansion that was his home from 1957 until his death in 1977. Here you can fully immerse yourself in his life and career as you go back to his roots. You'll see the living room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous Jungle Room among other highlights. The tour ends at the Meditation Garden, where Elvis is buried alongside his parents. This is sure to be a wonderful highlight of your holiday, and there's more to come tomorrow.

DAY 8 Memphis

Today is yours to explore more of Memphis at leisure. Maybe you'll choose to visit one of the city's fascinating museums, which include the National Civil Rights Museum and the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum.
Alternatively, if you enjoyed your visit to Graceland yesterday, today's optional excursion is sure to be tempting. Why not come with us to Tupelo, where you'll see the house where Elvis was born. You'll also get to visit a fantastic museum displaying one of the most remarkable collections of Elvis memorabilia in the world.​

DAY 9 Vicksburg

We're going to take to the road today, leaving marvellous Memphis behind, and crossing the border into Mississippi.  On the way to our base for the evening, Vicksburg, we're going to visit the BB King Museum. Here you'll learn all about the life and music of the legendary 'King of the Blues'.​

DAY 10 New Orleans

As we head deeper south we're going to make a stop today in Natchez for a tour of an antebellum mansion. Our ultimate destination is the 'Big Easy', or New Orleans, home to another musical genre – jazz. Your hotel here is just steps from the famous French Quarter – the oldest district and cultural hub of the city – so you're well placed to make your own discoveries. Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional walking tour of the French Quarter, taking in Jackson Square, Pirate's Alley and the world-famous Bourbon Street. Whichever way you explore, as you stroll past the open doors of bars and cafés, you'll hear snatches of music as you go.

DAY 11 New Orleans

Prepare to see even more of New Orleans' highlights on an included tour this morning. As we drive around the city we'll see St Louis Cathedral and cemeteries full of above-the-ground tombs, known as Cities of the Dead. The rest of the day is all yours to do just as you wish. You could discover the art galleries and boutiques of the French Quarter, stopping at a pavement café to enjoy a spot of people-watching.
However, if you're still keen to discover more, your Tour Manager is hosting an afternoon optional trip on an authentic paddle steamer. Once the only way to travel along the waterways of the South, this trip will take you on a glorious journey back to the 19th century heyday of these iconic vessels.

DAY 12 New Orleans

With so much to discover in New Orleans you might want to spend the day exploring at your own pace, with guidance from your Tour Manager. However, you can also join an optional excursion which shows you two very different sides of Louisiana. You'll head off into the swamps by boat, where you can look for plenty of wildlife, including alligators. You'll also visit a plantation house to learn all about traditional Southern-style farming methods.

DAY 13 New Orleans/UK

Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK via Atlanta.

DAY 14 UK

​You'll arrive back in the UK today.​

Please note: We no longer include visit to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery for 2019 departures, however, 2 more breakfasts will be included.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

HIDE ACCOMMODATION ITINERARY

Day 1 :

Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Downtown
The 3-star Holiday Inn Express & Suites 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.

Day 2 - 3 :

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
The 3-star 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.

Day 4 - 5 :

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.

Day 6 - 8 :

Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown
Modern rooms come with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, room service and sitting areas. Amenities include an informal restaurant/bar, an outdoor pool and a fitness room.

Day 9 :

La Quinta Inn & Suites Vicksburg
The 3-star La Quinta Inn & Suites is situated in Vicksburg.

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

Day 10 - 12 :

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.


Dates and Prices

 
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18:08 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Arrives

07:20 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

FRI 23 OCT 20

London (Heathrow)

£2,549

£2,399

Available

Outbound
Delta Airlines

Friday 23 October 2020

Departs

12:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:01 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

Inbound
Delta Airlines - DL

Wednesday 04 November 2020

Departs

14:02 New Orleans (L Armstrong)

Arrives

16:37 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines - DL

Wednesday 04 November 2020

Departs

18:08 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Arrives

07:20 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

FRI 06 NOV 20

London (Heathrow)

£2,499

£2,349

Available

Outbound
Delta Airlines

Friday 06 November 2020

Departs

12:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:01 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

Inbound
Delta Airlines - DL

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Departs

14:02 New Orleans (L Armstrong)

Arrives

16:37 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines - DL

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Departs

18:08 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Arrives

07:20 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

FRI 26 OCT 18

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£2,698

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Friday 26 October 2018

Departs

11:00 Manchester

Arrives

15:05 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Delta Airlines - DL

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Departs

13:30 New Orleans (L Armstrong)

Arrives

16:05 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

Virgin Atlantic - VS

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Departs

18:00 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Arrives

07:00 Manchester

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

FRI 26 OCT 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£2,549

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Delta Airlines

Friday 26 October 2018

Departs

12:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:01 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

Inbound
Delta Airlines - DL

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Departs

13:45 New Orleans (L Armstrong)

Arrives

16:12 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines - DL

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Departs

19:18 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Arrives

08:25 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Delta Airlines

FRI 26 OCT 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£2,748

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
British Airways

Friday 26 October 2018

Departs

16:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

20:15 Atlanta (Hartsfield)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Departs

20:20 New Orleans (L Armstrong)

Arrives

11:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

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Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Chattanooga's Incline Railway and the natural marvel Rock City

FROM £45

We start the excursion at Rock City, which is located at the top of Lookout Mountain. Just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, it is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking panoramic views of seven states.

We then take a one way trip down “America’s Most Amazing Mile”. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains and valleys from the observation windows on the train as well as the panoramic views from the observation tower at The Incline’s top station.

Half Day - Moderate walking - Exhilarating scenery

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Tupelo - Home of Elvis where the King was born

FROM £30

Take a visit to Tupelo, otherwise known as Elvis Presley’s Birthplace. The most significant landmark of Tupelo’s modern history is a modest, two-room house where the King of Rock & Roll was born. From this humble beginning, Elvis Presley began his swift rise to become the world’s most popular entertainer. The house, built by his father with $180, draws over 50,000 visitors each year. Learn about Elvis, visit his childhood church and don’t miss the photo opportunities by the statues of Elvis as a child.

Full Day – Minimum walking – Unforgettable experience

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Scenic Louisiana swamp and a traditional Southern plantation

FROM £46

For many years people have travelled extensively to locate a unique and exciting form of entertainment that you can only experience here – the famous Manchac Swamp. Join us for a unique journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations.

Destrehan Plantation was established in 1787 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the oldest documented plantation in the lower Mississippi Valley. Wander around the authentic buildings on the plantation and lovingly restored main house. Find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana and understand what it was like to live in another time, when French was the language and the white gold of sugar drove the economy.

Half Day – Minimum walking – Not to be missed!

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Atmospheric French Quarter Walking Tour

FROM £20

A licensed Tour Guide will walk you along the streets of the old city of New Orleans, also called the Vieux Carre (Old Square). Some of the things you will see include the Mississippi River, Jackson Square, Café du Monde, Pirates Alley, Royal Street and the world famous Bourbon Street. Buses are not allowed in the French Quarter so this is an excellent way to get a true feeling of the original city. The tour last approximately an hour and a half. At the end of the tour, you will have an opportunity to go back to some of the places you have seen, take in some of the music of New Orleans and experience the delicious food and drink that New Orleans has to offer.

Evening tour – This is a must – Moderate Walking

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Prebookable Package

FROM £115

You can save money and enhance your holiday with this Prebookable excursion package...

Chattanoogas Incline Railway and the natural marvel Rock City / Tupelo - Home of Elvis where the King was born / Scenic Louisiana swamp and a traditional Southern plantation

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Grand Ole Opry Evening - a must for Country music fans

FROM £72

Opry is an American Icon and Nashville’s number one attraction, drawing thousands of people every year all looking to experience this one of a kind entertainment. This world famous venue has been referred to as the “Home of American Music” and “country music’s most famous stage”. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend an unforgettable performance at either The Ryman or Grand Ole Opry House in Opryland USA. (Operates subject to availability).

Evening – moderate walking – A Must See

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Journey back in time on a New Orleans Paddle Steamer

FROM £39

Enjoy a two-hour jazz cruise by day from the heart of the French Quarter aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ …this fabulous excursion takes you back to when cotton was king and life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. Let us show you New Orleans, one of the world's most active ports, as it can best be seen from the river aboard New Orleans' only authentic Steamboat. Enjoy live narration of historical facts and highlights of the port.

2 hour jazz cruise – Minimal Walking – Historical Interest

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Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

FAVOURITE MOMENTS

The magical memories of an exclusive, private performance by the son of Johnny Cash will stay with you forever.


Featured Excursions - Memphis and Tupelo

Day 7 Memphis

Memphis is a must-see for anyone who wants to visit the birthplace of the blues, soul and rock 'n' roll. In the 1950s and 60s Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were among the many musicians who recorded at the city’s Sun Studios and went on to achieve international stardom.

No visit to Memphis would therefore be complete without the chance to delve into its musical heritage, and that’s just what you’ll do today. Firstly, you'll visit Sun Studios, opened in 1950 by pioneering producer Sam Philips. It’s here that in 1953, Elvis Presley was first heard as he recorded a personal disc for his mother’s birthday. The rest, as they say, is history! Just three years later, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was an international sensation, and his unique sound – a blend of musical styles from country to gospel – was set to influence an entire generation.

You’ll see where the King’s music was recorded, and then tour the museum gallery to view photographs and vinyl records, and learn all about the other artists who made their names here. Explore this at your own pace, and maybe pick up a souvenir or two from the gift shop.

Memphis is also where you’ll discover the magnificent Graceland mansion, home to Elvis from 1957 until his untimely death in 1977. Here you’ll see various rooms, including the famous Jungle Room, and visit the poignant Meditation Garden, where he is buried alongside his parents. This is one of the most visited houses in America, second only to the White House.

Sun Studios
Sun Studios
Sun Studios

Day 8 Memphis

If you enjoyed yesterday's visit to Sun Studios and Graceland, then you’re sure to want to join today’s optional excursion to Tupelo – where Elvis Presley was born. On 8th January 1935, in a tiny two-room house, Vernon and Gladys Presley became parents to twin boys, Elvis Aaron and Jessie Garon, who was stillborn. It was at his family's local church, the Pentecostal First Assembly of God here in Tupelo, where the young Elvis first experienced gospel music. His family would also listen to country music on the radio, and as they lived close to the Shake Rag African American neighbourhood, they would hear the blues as it spilled from every home, café and restaurant. All three musical styles influenced this gifted young boy, who would go on to musical superstardom in less than 20 years.

On this tour you’ll see the house where Elvis was born, and visit a museum displaying one of the best collections of Elvis memorabilia in the world.

Rock and Soul Museum
Rock and Soul Museum
Rock and Soul Museum


Do you know these interesting dates in New Orleans history?

This year New Orleans marks its 300th anniversary. Find out more about the important dates that shaped its history, and made it the place it has become today.


1718: Explorers pass through the region in the 16th and 17th centuries but it is the French coloniser Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville who founds the city.

1722: The city is all but destroyed by a hurricane. The subsequent rebuild sees the streets laid out in a grid pattern, creating what we now know as the French Quarter. New Orleans is made the capital of Louisiana.

1763: Control of the city passes to the Spanish, who will rule for 40 years.

1781: Although its roots can be traced to medieval Europe, Mardi Gras’ heart lies well and truly in New Orleans. The earliest reference to it as a ‘carnival’ appears in a report to the Spanish colonial governing body.

1801: Napoleon negotiates with Spain, and France is given back control of the territory but not for long…

1803: New Orleans is sold to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase.

1892: Homer Plessy, a man of mixed racial heritage, boards a ‘whites-only’ section of a train, declares himself to be one eighth African and is subsequently arrested. This stand against segregation will become one of the most famous acts of civil disobedience in American history.

1900: Although no recordings exist, New Orleans native Buddy Bolden begins playing what is believed to be the original jazz music. This genre sweeps the nation over the next few decades.

1978: Ernest Morial is sworn in as New Orleans’ first African-American mayor. His son Marc becomes mayor in 1994 and is re-elected in 1998.

2005: Disaster strikes in the shape of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms to ever hit the US. Over the years that follow, the city is rebuilt and regains its spark.

2018: As New Orleans marks its 300th anniversary, it is named as one of the must-see destinations by 25 influential travel and lifestyle publications. What better year to visit the ‘Big Easy’ and celebrate the resilience and resourcefulness of its people.



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