Nashville, New Orleans & Elvis Presley's Memphis 2017
7 nights' accommodation with 5 continental breakfasts (days 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8)
Fully escorted in the USA by a Leger Tour Manager
Return flights to Atlanta
Hotel porterage (1 bag per person)
Air-conditioned coach travel
Tupelo and Memphis - The story of Elvis and the Blues
Chattanooga - Famous train and song
9 Day Itinerary
IMPORTANT NOTE: Visa/ESTA is required prior to travelling
Fly to Atlanta. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Montgomery, Alabama for an overnight stay.
Day 2 - New Orleans; Dinner Jazz Cruise on the Mississippi River
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.
Day 3 - New Orleans City Tour and Oak Alley Plantation
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.
Day 4 - Tupelo and Memphis
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.
Day 5 - 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’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.
We travel to 'Music City', Nashville for a two-night stay.
Day 7 - Nashville, Studio B and 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 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?
Day 8 - Chattanooga
Depart Nashville and head to Chattanooga, synonymous with the famous train and song, for a short visit before continuing to Atlanta airport for the overnight return flight.
Arrival in the U.K.
- Included meals: Breakfast
All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard and have a restaurant or bar on site or nearby.
You will stay at hotels such as:
- La Quinta, Montgomery
- Hotel Modern, New Orleans
- La Quinta Memphis Airport
- Guest House Inn and Suites, Nashville
- Please note due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.
- Dinner Jazz Cruise - On the Mississippi
- New Orleans City Tour and Oak Alley Plantation
- Graceland and Sounds of the South Excursion
- Nashville: Studio B & the Country Music Hall of Fame and Opry Mills