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Texas, Presley's Memphis & New Orleans

16 days from £2249*
Departing: September 2017 - May 2019
* Price shown: 09 October 2017 from London Heathrow - LHR
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Dallas, San Antonio and Austin

Discover the Big Country sights and sounds of the Lone Star State, Texas, before the fitting finale of the great music cities Memphis and Nashville. Each day of this wonderful escorted tour brings a new delight - from New Orleans, Houston and Tex-Mex capital San Antonio to bohemian Austin, 'cattle-town' Forth Worth and oil-rich Dallas.

America Music Tour Highlights

  • Montgomery, the resting place of country legend Hank Williams
  • Journey through the sleepy Alabama countryside
  • Spend two nights in New Orleans, the irrepressible Big Easy
  • Take in the atmosphere of NOLA's famous 'French Quarter'
  • Visit the historic Oak Alley Plantation
  • Discover Louisiana's Creole nature trail, the 'All-American Road'
  • Houston, home to the world-famous NASA Space Centre
  • San Antonio, capital of Tex-Mex culture
  • Relive the heroics of Davy Crockett at The Alamo
  • Colourful Austin is Texas's music capital
  • Enjoy two nights in 'cowboy town' Fort Worth
  • Catch a cattle drive at the Stockyards
  • Explore historic Dallas
  • Cotton capital Memphis, Tennessee, was home to Elvis Presley
  • Discover Nashville, world country music capital

What does the price include?

  • 14 nights' room-only accommodation in a series of good-quality hotels in Montgomery (1 night), New Orleans (2), Lake Charles (1), Houston (1), San Antonio (2), Austin (1), Forth Worth (2), Little Rock (1), Memphis (2) and Nashville (1)
  • Entrance to Sun Studios and Elvis's beloved Graceland
  • Return scheduled flights
  • Coach touring as described in the itinerary
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Atlanta, and upon arrival, meet your Tour Manager and transfer by coach to Montgomery, Alabama, resting place of country superstar Hank Williams.

Day Two

Board the coach to head south across sleepy Alabama, into Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast to New Orleans, the fabled 'Big Easy', for a two-night stay. Enjoy your first evening in this intoxicating place, perhaps joining the optional Steamboat Dinner Jazz Cruise.

Day Three

This morning's optional guided tour introduces the 'Big Easy', including the fabled French Quarter. This afternoon, take the optional Louisiana Swampland excursion for a glimpse of the city's surrounding countryside. Head back to the 'Quarter' tonight, to enjoy the atmosphere of the place that gave the world Jazz Music a century ago.

Day Four

Travel west across Louisiana, crossing the Mississippi and calling at Oak Alley Plantation, where the events that shaped the history of the South are brought to life in this great antebellum mansion and grounds. Continuing west, you'll overnight in Lake Charles, in the heart of 'Creole Country'.

Day Five

Today's fascinating tour takes in the Creole Nature Trail, a feast for wildlife-lovers and sightseers, with visitor centres bringing opportunities to spot birds and other swampland creatures, including alligators. Drive along the Gulf Coast, and enjoy the journey to Houston.

Day Six

A visit to the NASA Johnson Space Centre, the heart of the moon-landings nearly 50 years ago, is an incomparable taste of modern history, brought to life in restored 'Mission Control' and by the sight of the towering 'Saturn V' rocket that fired the astronauts into orbit. Continue to San Antonio for two nights.

Day Seven

Discover the capital of Tex-Mex culture today, reliving the Siege of The Alamo, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, when Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie held out heroically before finally succumbing to the overwhelming forces of General Santa Anna, and exploring the famous River Walk that snakes its way across the city.

Day Eight

Head to Texan State Capital Austin, home to countless music clubs and bars, including the famous Broken Spoke. Listings' magazines might spawn a famous name or two, when they're in town. Always home is the world's largest urban bat colony, a thrilling sight when it takes to the skies at dusk!

Day Nine

Journey north to 'cattle-town' Fort Worth, the starting point of the famous Chisholm Trail. The famous Stockyards are the focal point of the Historic Quarter, with its wooden boardwalks and store fronts, recreating the days of the Old 'Wild' West.

Day 10

Spend the morning at the Stockyards, perhaps witnessing a 'cattle-drive', before travelling to glittering Dallas, forever associated with the events of November 1963, which are faithfully recreated in the Sixth Floor Museum (entrance payable locally) of the Texas Schoolbook Depository overlooking Dealey Plaza. This evening, back in Fort Worth, perhaps visit Billy Bob's Texas, the world's most rip-roarin' Western Saloon.

Day 11

Sit back and relax on today's journey from Fort Worth to Little Rock, Arkansas, home to the William J Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, which honours Arkansas' most famous son. Perhaps visit the colourful River Market District, with its restaurants and bars.

Day 12

Journey into Tennessee and Memphis, on the bank of the 'Big Muddy' Mississippi. Elvis's hometown boasts a musical heritage to match any world city and a host of historic landmarks. Enjoy a free afternoon, perhaps checking out the Stax Records Museum or the more sombre Museum of Civil Rights, then soak up the atmosphere of famous Beale Street.

Day 13

Enjoy the included full-day Memphis Sounds excursion, which will include a visit to legendary Sun Studio as well as Elvis's beloved Graceland, home and final resting place of 'the King'. This evening, why not try some delicious pork ribs? Memphis is America's barbeque capital!

Day 14

Head to Nashville, undisputed capital of Country Music, and home to countless 'guitar-pickers' and songwriters. An optional excursion will introduce you to the legendary Studio B - where countless country standards and Elvis' RCA hits were recorded - and to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Day 15

Enjoy a scenic drive through the wooded hills and farmland of Tennessee, to historic Chattanooga, of 'Choo-Choo' fame, a quintessential southern trading town beautifully set on bend in the river, then continue to Atlanta Airport for the return overnight flight.

Day 16

Arrive back in the UK, after a wonderful journey through America's fascinating Southern Heartland.
Departure Airport Date Price From
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 11 September 2017 £2269
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 September 2017 £2269
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 October 2017 £2249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 April 2018 £2299
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 May 2018 £2349
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 21 May 2018 £2349
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 September 2018 £2349
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 September 2018 £2349
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 24 September 2018 £2329
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 October 2018 £2299
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 25 March 2019 £2299
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 April 2019 £2349
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 May 2019 £2399
Manchester
Manchester 11 September 2017 £2469
Manchester
Manchester 18 September 2017 £2469
Manchester
Manchester 09 October 2017 £2449

Texas, Memphis and New Orleans Touring Hotels 

The hotels used will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours.

Passports and visas

When travelling to the USA, British citizens require passports with an integrated chip (shown on the front by a small rectangular symbol beneath the word PASSPORT), valid beyond the return date from the USA. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must apply for an ESTA online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.cbp.gov/esta . The current charge is $14 for British Citizens. British subjects and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested should consult the US Embassy as a visa may be required. Note too that if you have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationality with any of these countries, you do require a US visa and cannot travel on the Visa Waiver Program.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.

Tipping

Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.

Casino age restrictions

Local laws stipulate that that there must be at least one person aged 21 or over occupying each room booked. Casino floors cannot be entered by under 21s unless they are accompanied by an adult aged over 21.

On your flight

All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Hotel rooms

Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

*This offer applies to the tours departing on 11th September, 18th September and 9th October 2017 only, and is valid on bookings made between 19th and 31st July 2017 (inclusive). Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Texas, Presley?s Memphis & New Orleans reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Texas, Presley?s Memphis & New OrleansScores 9.1 out of 10 based on 39 reviews
(10 out of 10)

SUSAN

Newcastle-under-Lyme Couple
Prior to our holiday all correspondence from Newmarket was excellent.
Tour manager (Jim) - was excellent - he was a Brit! Very informative, excellent guide and he played music and DVD when we were travelling from place to place and the music was in keeping with our visits. Texas ' The Big Country' ; Elvis DVD and Country and Western.
He made everything easy - where everything was, no queuing at attractions etc.
Rik the coach driver was also excellent and together they made a great team. Both also went out of their way to 'fit in' great addition photos.
Confirmed traveller: 23 May 2017
Published on: 23 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

PHILIP

Inverness Couple
Amazing holiday from start to finish.
Confirmed traveller: 23 May 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

ELIZABETH

Blackpool Couple
We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the holiday. The itinerary was very varied and the hotels used really nice. We were looked after very well by the Guide and the Coach Driver and their vast knowledge.
Confirmed traveller: 23 May 2017
Published on: 20 June 2017