Mardi Gras in New Orleans plus Nashville and Elvis Presley's Memphis

  • 11 Day Tour

Day 1

Fly to Atlanta. Transfer to Montgomery, Alabama for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - New Orleans

Journey to New Orleans for a four-night stay.

  • Included meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 3 - Mardi Gras - Happy Mardi Gras!

Attended by people from all over the world, experience and celebrate Mardi Gras at its very best, which will prove to be a party you will never forget.

Day 4 - New Orleans City Tour & Oak Alley Plantation; Jazz Cruise on the Mississippi

Free day or join our optional sightseeing tour which visits many of New Orleans’ most famous attractions before continuing to Oak Alley Plantation, with its quarter-mile canopy of giant oak trees and grand Antebellum house. 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.

Day 5 - Jazz Brunch and Swamp Tour

Day at leisure or join our optional jazz brunch and swamp tour excursion.

Day 6 - Tupelo and Memphis

To Memphis for a two-night stay, visiting Tupelo en route. Tupelo is 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, 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.

Day 7 - Graceland and Sounds of the South Excursion

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’ first microphone, see plenty 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.

  • Included meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 8 - Nashville

We travel to ‘Music City’, Nashville for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 9 - Nashville; Studio B & The Country Music Hall of Fame

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 to 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?

  • Included meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 10 - Chattanooga

Depart Nashville and head to Chattanooga for a short visit before continuing to Atlanta airport for the overnight return flight.

  • Included meals: Continental Breakfast

Day 11

Arrival in the U.K.

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £380; visa/ESTA application fees; travel insurance from £70; admissions and gratuities except those mentioned; regional connection flight supplements will apply; Heathrow flight supplements may apply depending on availability; visa application fee.

FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
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.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.