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Southern Grace

9 Day Luxury Tour - from £2,899

Nashville and Memphis, two legendary cradles of modern music, offer exceptional opportunities to immerse yourself in their heritage, from seats at the famous Grand Ole Opry to the Jungle room at Graceland. Your unforgettable journey culminates in the multicultural melting pot of New Orleans.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Iconic Sun Studios
  • Natchez on the Mississippi
  • New Orleans’ music and food
  • Enjoy a private tour of Graceland

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Your Luxury Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Nashville

Upon arrival at Nashville International Airport, you will be met and taken to your luxury hotel. Relax and settle in or start your exploration of the world's country music capital. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Hotel: Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown. 2 nights
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Enjoy Nashville’s Musical History

Enjoy a tour of historic Studio B, work with a professional sound engineer in a 30-minute, choir-style recording session. Take home your own copy of the recording as a one-of-a-kind souvenir. How many people can say they recorded a song in the same studio Elvis created so many of his hits? Then visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, full of memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Your Local Expert, a songwriter and singer will tell you the stories behind the biggest hits sung by well-known country music stars. End your day with a trip to the Grand Ole Opry or "country's most famous stage", for a live performance.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Memphis and the Birthplace of the Blues

Travel from the home of country music to the birthplace of blues and rock 'n' roll, where your day is at leisure to explore. The evening is devoted to Graceland, as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the great Elvis Presley. From the flowers outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture. Enjoy a memorable Dinner with wine at the Graceland mansion itself.

Hotel: The Westin Memphis Beale Street, 2 nights
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4: Sun Studios and National Civil Rights Museum

Experience Memphis Your Way by visiting Sun Studios or the Memphis Rock n' Soul Museum. Later, visit the National Civil Rights Museum and trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. Offering over 260 artefacts and more than 40 new films, you'll be guided through five centuries of American history.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Mississippi Mystique in Natchez

Depart for Natchez, founded by the French in 1716 when it became home to a flowering colonial culture. At your charming, luxury country mansion inn, whet your palate during a mixology class and learn the 'science' behind the signature drink of the South, the Mint Julep. Then enjoy a delectable four-course Highlight Dinner with wine in the stunning main house.

Hotel: Monmouth Plantation, Natchez
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6: Frogmore, Houmas House and New Orleans

With your costumed hosts, tour the reconstructed 19th century Frogmore Plantation and compare it to the modern day operation. Get a glimpse into the sweet side of the South with a visit to Houmas House Plantation, often referred to as 'The Sugar Palace' during its antebellum heyday. In the evening, visit the New Orleans School of Cooking. Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a lively cooking demonstration and enjoy the culinary creations over a special Highlight Dinner with wine.

Hotel: Hotel Monteleone New Orleans, 3 nights
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7: New Orleans Sightseeing

Join a Local Expert for an atmospheric tour of the city. Learn about its rich history steeped in the myriad of cultures that have found a new home here over the centuries. See Jackson Square and the Treme neighbourhood. Explore City Park and take a moment to perhaps enjoy a café au lait while admiring the graceful oak trees. Next, visit one of the city's famous above ground cemeteries and learn about the local's uniquely joyful perspective on life and death.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Exploring New Orleans, The Big Easy

Start the day with a bayou expert on the rural side of the Crescent City, as you board a boat to meet the resident alligators and other fauna and flora. Enjoy some free time before gathering with your new friends and toasting to lifelong memories during a Farewell Celebration Dinner, with wine, at the famous New Orleans restaurant, Arnaud's.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9: Depart New Orleans

Bid 'Au Revoir' to the Big Easy this morning. A complimentary transfer is provided to New Orleans International Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

9 Day Luxury Tour - from £2,899

with flights from £3,423

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Nashville – from £177
  • Add extra nights in New Orleans – from £178
  • Add a luxury Miami Beach stay  – from £142 per night

DEPARTURE DATES

20 & 27 September 2019
11 & 18 October 2019
1, 15 & 29 May 2020
12 & 19 June 2020
18 & 25 September 2020
30 October 2020

Tours are subject to availability. Call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online to check your departure date

EARLY BIRD OFFER - Book by 28th February and SAVE 10%

**Early Bird Offer - Book by 28th February 2020 and save 10%. Valid on new bookings only for select departure. subject to availability, seasonal variations apply**

All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom America for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply - call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2020 onwards.

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Your Touring Experience

First class luxury touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your luxury tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Expert tour director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options
  • Door to door UK transfers

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