Discover Elvis Presley's Memphis, as well as New Orleans and Nashville on a holiday to America
Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams... BB King, Robert Johnson... Louis Armstrong... Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins... the one and only Elvis Presley.
No doubt you can add many more names to the role call of country music, blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll greats. And on this special tour you can celebrate your love of their music, as well as their legacy, by visiting the places that inspired these great artists. You'll also be able to see the studios where they recorded their classic tracks.
American culture and history are an essential part of this holiday in other ways, too. And you can enjoy a variety of included and optional excursions.
So whether you're visiting the St. Louis cemetery, dining aboard a traditional paddle steamer or cruising through Cajun swampland, every part of this tour is designed to make the absolute most of your time in this unique part of the USA.
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Your Elvis Presley's Memphis, New Orleans and Nashville Tour Itinerary
Fly into Atlanta, then transfer by coach to the Alabama state capital, Montgomery. Spend the night in the city where country legend Hank Williams lies at rest, and where a dedicated museum celebrates his all-too-short but spectacular career.
Day One: arrive in Atlanta and transfer to Montgomery
The gentle landscape of Harper Lee's Alabama gives way to the vast wetlands of Louisiana as we follow the Gulf Coast to New Orleans, the 'Big Easy.' When you arrive, you can head out to absorb the energy and atmosphere of this famous city. Or, for a real taste of Americana, come aboard Natchez, a traditional style steamboat for our optional dinner jazz cruise.
Day Two: travel to Louisiana, explore New Orleans and enjoy a riverboat jazz cruise
Take advantage of our optional guided tour and have the Big Easy really brought to life by an enthusiastic, expert guide. No doubt you've seen the iron-balconies and covered sidewalks of the French Quarter in movies, online, on TV and probably in brochures. But today you'll be able see them all for real. You'll also get to walk among (and photograph) the brightly painted wooden houses of Treme and the three spires of St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square.
Day Three: take a guided tour of the Big Easy, visit the swampland and explore the 'Quarter'
Later, head into the surrounding countryside on our optional Louisiana swampland excursion which takes you, by boat, through the famous Manchac Swamp. You'll learn about Louisiana's wetlands and wildlife, including the alligators you'll be looking out for along the way. Plus, you'll find out more about the history of the Cajun town of Frenier.
You'll then return to the 'Quarter' for a night exploring the bars and clubs where the sounds and spirits of Louis Armstrong and 'King' Oliver live on.
In a change of tempo, jazz switches to rock 'n' roll as you leave New Orleans to head to Elvis Presley's birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi. There, you'll have time to visit the tiny house where 'The King' was born (entrance payable locally), and after paying homage at the place where history was made, you'll continue on to Memphis.
Day Four: head to Tupelo, Mississippi then on to Memphis
Settle in to your hotel, then perhaps head to the legendary Beale Street for an evening of food, drink and blues: the perfect combination.
Today's full-day optional excursion is an unmissable pilgrimage. First to Sun Studio where musical greats including Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and BB King all recorded. Later, you'll also have plenty of time to explore, and pay your respects, at Elvis's beloved home and estate: the world's most famous rock 'n' roll residence at Graceland.
Day Five: visit Sun Studio and Graceland
Sit back and relax as our air-conditioned coach chauffeurs you through the rolling woods and farmland of Tennessee to Nashville, the city that remains the heart and soul of country music.
Day Six: journey through Tennessee to Nashville
Don't miss today's optional excursion to the Country Music Hall of Fame, one of the world's largest museums and research centres dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American vernacular music. You'll also discover the recording studio that spawned more hit songs than any other in America: Studio B.
Day Seven: visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Studio B
Our final day takes us south, via Chattanooga (of 'Choo Choo' fame) as we return to Atlanta Airport to check in for your flight back to the UK.
Day Eight: travel south and through Chattanooga to Atlanta
Arrive home, after an overnight flight, with a head full of memories and (probably) an irresistible desire to revisit your Elvis, country, blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll music collections.
Day Nine: arrive home in the UK