Rhythms of the South summer 2017

Tour Type: CostSaver
Brochure Type: USA and Canada Costsaver 2017

Spend this CostSaver trip being immersed in the music, culture and romance of the enchanting Deep South. Meander through charming squares admiring the stately mansions and Spanish moss-draped oaks, feel the buzz of Bourbon and Beale streets, toe tap at the local honky tonks and pay homage to the "King" as you tour Graceland. From Jazz to Blues, to Rock & Roll and Country this is a journey that is steeped in musical history and full of Southern charm; a recipe for success.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Atlanta: Orientation tour seeing CNN and Coca Cola Headquarters
  • Memphis: Visit Sun Studios where Elvis recorded some of his revolutionary albums before heading to his home, Graceland, to tour the grounds
  • Memphis: Iconic Breakfast at a classic American "greasy spoon" restaurant for a typical Southern family-style breakfast
  • Montgomery: Orientation tour where you will learn about the civil rights movement
  • Nashville: Sightseeing of Nashville, including a visit to Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • New Orleans: Spend the morning with a Local Specialist seeing the downtown area and the Garden District before visiting one of the above-ground cemeteries the city is known for
Dining Highlights
  • 8 Breakfasts
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Hand-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13368413

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
12 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1AtlantaArrive Atlanta: Welcome to Atlanta, a city with charming Southern hospitality. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Courtyard by Marriott Buckhead
Day 2SavannahAtlanta - Savannah (2 Nights): This morning's drive through Atlanta takes you past the headquarters of two of America's best known corporations: CNN and Coca Cola. After, head to Savannah, where visitors from around the world are drawn to the charming antebellum homes and cobblestone streets. Continental Breakfast
Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District
Day 3SavannahSavannah Sightseeing and Free Time: This morning, why not board an optional trolley for a guided sightseeing tour through Savannah's Historic District, driving past stately mansions and parks with hanging Spanish moss, Davenport House, Forsyth Park, River Street, City Market, Colonial Park Cemetery and Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace. Later, join your travelling companions for an optional excursion to Fort Pulaski followed by lunch at The Crab Shack, a local landmark on Tybee Island. Continental Breakfast
Day 4MontgomerySavannah - Montgomery: Travel from Savannah to Alabama's state capital, Montgomery. The streets of Montgomery are steeped in civil rights history from Rosa Parks to Martin Luther King Jr. Learn about the civil rights movement and see many of these historic sites.Continental Breakfast
Comfort Suites Montgomery
Day 5New OrleansMontgomery - New Orleans (2 Nights): This morning, set out for "The Big Easy" where you are taken on an orientation tour experiencing unique cultures, food and music with a Local Specialist. The rest of the day is yours to relax, settle in or explore further on your own. Continental Breakfast
Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter
Day 6New OrleansNew Orleans Sightseeing and Free Time: This morning, perhaps head out to the swamps for a guided tour to see alligators in the Cajun backwaters of Louisiana or join an optional walking tour of the French Quarter ending with a jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters. This afternoon is free to explore this vibrant city on your own - visit a jazz club or enjoy beignets with coffee at Café du Monde. This evening, perhaps take an optional jazz cruise along the Mississippi.
Day 7NatchezNew Orleans - Natchez: Set out for Natchez, where have a chance to join an optional visit to Stanton Hall, one of the fully restored antebellum homes Natchez is renowned for.
Hampton Inn and Suites
Day 8MemphisNatchez - Memphis (2 Nights): This morning, drive to Memphis, a city steeped in music history from BB King to Elvis. On arrival in Memphis, enjoy an orientation tour of the city. This evening is at leisure to sample the music scene on Memphis' famous Beale Street and experience some authentic Memphis-style BBQ or take an optional visit to the Rock n' Soul Museum with dinner at Blues City Cafe. Continental Breakfast
Holiday Inn Memphis Downtown
Day 9MemphisMemphis Sightseeing and Free Time: Start the day with a visit to Sun Studios where Elvis was discovered, followed by a pilgrimage to the museum dedicated to the late Elvis Presley, Graceland. The mansion was purchased by the "King" back in 1957 for $100,000 when he was just 22 years old. Later, perhaps take an optional musical tour of historic Memphis as musicians entertain you while you travel the streets of Memphis.
Day 10NashvilleMemphis - Nashville (2 Nights): This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast of Southern fare served family style at one of the oldest cafe's in Memphis. Then, the morning takes you from the home of the blues to the home of country music - Nashville, "Music City USA" for a two-night stay.Iconic Breakfast
Quality Inn and Suites Downtown Nashville
Day 11NashvilleNashville Sightseeing and Free Time: This morning explore Nashville with an orientation tour, passing well-known sites including historic Riverfront Park, the Tennessee State Capitol and Centennial State Park, home to the world's only full-scale reproduction of the ancient Parthenon in Athens. Explore the vibrant heart of Nashville's entertainment industry at Music Row, home to hundreds of businesses dedicated to music. Visit Studio B where the Everly Brothers and Dolly Parton, among others, recorded some of their albums. Next is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to view memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. This afternoon is free to pursue your own interests. This evening, perhaps attend an optional live recording session at the Grand Ole Opry, home to America's longest-running live radio program Continental Breakfast
Day 12Depart Nashville or AtlantaDepart Nashville or Atlanta: Depart from Nashville International Airport at your leisure or head south toward Atlanta where your trip comes to an end upon arrival at Atlanta International Airport. A stop will also be made at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Atlanta Downtown Hotel for guests extending their stay in Atlanta.Continental Breakfast

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