Enjoy a journey of discovery in America's Deep South, from the lively jazz of New Orleans to the blues and rock 'n' roll in Memphis and the country sounds of Nashville. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.
Journey through Mississippi and on to New Orleans for a two-night stay. This evening, join our optional dinner cruise aboard a paddle-wheeler on the world-famous Mississippi River, with live jazz and traditional Cajun and Creole cuisine.
To discover the life, history and stories of this colourful city, try our optional city sightseeing tour combined with Oak Alley Plantation. You will visit and see many of New Orleans’ most famous attractions. Later, we travel out of the city to visit Oak Alley Plantation, with its quarter-mile canopy of giant oak trees and grand Antebellum house. In the evening, enjoy free time, perhaps soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of the historic French Quarter.
Morning departure for Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis, where you will have free time to visit the museum and the tiny, two-roomed house in which Elvis was born (Admission is extra, paid locally). We continue to Memphis, Tennessee for a two-night stay. Home to the blues and birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, you will enjoy some good old-fashioned southern hospitality in this vibrant city. This evening, why not venture to famous Beale Street? With jazz clubs, bars, eateries and street entertainers, it’s a great place to take in the live music and enjoy fantastic food.
Don’t miss our optional, full-day excursion to visit Elvis Presley’s mansion, Graceland, and join an audio tour which will guide you around the house and grounds. Then it’s on to Sun Studio, where you can hear outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis’s first microphone, see loads of memorabilia, hear how Elvis came to record there and the story of the studio that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and many more.
Join our optional excursion, first to the undisputed home of country music, Studio B; your chance to visit the most famous recording studio in America. Then it’s on into Nashville to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame with exhibitions spread over two floors. After free time to explore the city of Nashville, we visit a local shopping mall for some US-style retail therapy. This evening, why not head into the city?
IMPORTANT NOTE: Visa/ESTA is required prior to travelling. Please call for more details.
Prices are per person, based on two sharing.
Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £220; travel insurance from £70; visa/ESTA application fees; admissions and gratuities except those mentioned; regional connection flight supplements will apply; Heathrow flight supplements may apply depending on availability; visa application fee.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
"I actually stood where Elvis had stood and held his microphone- Amazing!"
"What we all had in common was our appreciation of Jazz, Rock & Roll and Country & Western."