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Texas, Presley's Memphis & New Orleans

16 days from £2399*
Departing: May 2018 - May 2019
* Price shown: 25 March 2019 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

America Music Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Atlanta

Fly to Atlanta, meet your Tour Manager and transfer by coach to Montgomery, Alabama - birthplace of country superstar Hank Williams - for your first night in the USA.

Day Two: Travel to New Orleans and optional jazz cruise

Head south across the sleepy countryside of Harper Lee's Alabama, into Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast to the great city of New Orleans, the unmistakable Big Easy. Enjoy your first evening in this intoxicating place, perhaps joining our optional Steamboat Dinner Jazz Cruise.

Day Three: Explore New Orleans

This morning's optional guided tour introduces the Big Easy, and will include the famous French Quarter of time-warped, iron-balconied buildings centred on Jackson Square.

This afternoon, join our optional Louisiana Swampland excursion to explore the surrounding countryside, and later head back to the 'Quarter' to enjoy the nighttime atmosphere of the place that gave the world jazz.

Day Four: Visit the Oak Alley Plantation

Travel west across Louisiana, crossing the Mississippi, to stop at Oak Alley Plantation. Here the history of the South - including slavery, cotton and the Civil War - is brought to life in a great antebellum mansion and its grounds.

Continuing west, you'll head to Lake Charles, in the heart of 'Creole Country' and your next overnight stop.

Day Five: Follow the Creole Nature Trail

Today's fascinating tour takes us along the Creole Nature Trail, one of only 43 designated 'All-American Roads' in the US. Visitor centres bring opportunities to spot birds and other swampland creatures, including alligators.

Later, we'll head along the Gulf Coast, and catch the ferry across the ship canal, as we enjoy the scenic journey to Houston.

Day Six: Visit NASA's Lyndon B Johnson Space Centre

NASA's world-famous Lyndon B Johnson Space Centre was the heart of the moon-landings nearly 50 years ago, and remains a working base for the International Space Station. The site offers an incomparable taste of modern history, with its restored 'Mission Control' and the sight of the towering 'Saturn V' rocket that fired the astronauts into orbit.

Later, we'll continue to San Antonio, our base for the next two nights.

Day Seven: Explore San Antonio

San Antonio, capital of Tex-Mex culture and one of the USA's most attractive cities, greets you today. Discover the famous River Walk that snakes its way across the city, and relive the siege of The Alamo - when Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie held out heroically for almost two weeks before finally succumbing to the overwhelming forces of Mexican general Santa Anna.

Day Eight: Travel to Austin and join an optional bat cruise

Today you'll make your way to the Texan State Capital of Austin for an overnight stay. The city's thriving music scene is home to countless clubs and bars, including the famous Broken Spoke, and listings magazines might reveal some famous names when they're in town.

Join our optional river cruise to view the world's largest urban bat colony, a thrilling sight when one-and-a-half million of the critters take to the skies at dusk.

Day Nine: Travel to Forth Worth

Journey north to the cattle-trading town of Fort Worth, the starting point of the famous Chisholm Trail, and still home to authentic Western culture. The famous Stockyards are the focal point of the Historic Quarter, where wooden boardwalks and old-fashioned store fronts recreate the days of the Old West.

Day 10: See a Texan cattle-drive and visit Dallas

Spend this morning at the Stockyards, perhaps witnessing a Texan cattle-drive, before you continue to glittering Dallas, forever associated with the tragic events of November 1963. Today the Sixth Floor Museum (entrance payable locally) of the Texas Schoolbook Depository overlooking Dealey Plaza - unchanged since the Kennedy assassination - recreates the hideout from which the fatal shots were fired.

This evening, back in Fort Worth, perhaps visit Billy Bob's Texas, the world's most rip-roarin', all-singin', all-line-dancin' Western Saloon.

Day 11: Travel to Arkansas

Sit back and relax on today's journey east from Fort Worth to Little Rock, Arkansas. The city is home to the William J Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, which honours the work of the state's most famous son. Later, why not visit the restaurants and bars of the colourful River Market District?

Day 12: Explore Memphis, Elvis's hometown

We'll cross into Tennessee, today, heading to the great city of Memphis on the bank of the Mississippi. the 'Big Muddy'. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening exploring the heritage of Elvis's hometown, perhaps visiting the Stax Records Museum or the more sombre Museum of Civil Rights, before soaking up the party atmosphere of Beale Street.

Day 13: Optional Sun Studios and Graceland excursion

Today's full-day Memphis Sounds excursion will include a visit to legendary Sun Studio and to Elvis's beloved Graceland, home and final resting place of The King. This evening, why not try some delicious pork ribs? After all, Memphis is America's barbecue capital!

Day 14: Optional Studio B and Country Music Hall of Fame visit

Journey east to Nashville, the undisputed world capital of country music. An optional excursion will introduce the legendary Studio B - where countless country standards and a galaxy of Elvis's RCA hits were recorded - and to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Day 15: Travel to Atlanta Airport

Enjoy a scenic drive through the wooded hills and farmland of Tennessee, heading for historic Chattanooga. This quintessential southern trading town, of 'Choo-Choo' fame, enjoys a beautiful setting on a bend in the river. From here, you'll continue to Atlanta Airport to catch your overnight flight home.

Day 16: Arrive home

Arrive back in the UK, after a wonderful journey through America's fascinating Southern Heartland.
Departure Airport Date Price From
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 21 May 2018 £2469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 24 September 2018 £2449
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 25 March 2019 £2399
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 April 2019 £2469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 May 2019 £2519
Newcastle
Newcastle 21 May 2018 £2669

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

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.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st November and 30th November 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, and Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM). This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

**This offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays made between 24th November and 27th November 2017 (inclusive). Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied 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 9.0 out of 10 based on 51 reviews
(8 out of 10)

LINDA

Peterborough Family
This was our first coach trip, we thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it.
All of the places we visited were so interesting, with so much history to learn about from the knowledgeable tour guide to the added excursions - which were fantastic additions.
Each place we visited had it's own charm, from little cowboy towns to a casino hotel. The hotels in Little Rock and Austin were a little too far from town though.
Confirmed traveller: 24 October 2017
Published on: 11 November 2017
(10 out of 10)

JULIE

Merthyr Tydfil Couple
Really enjoyed the whole tour, hotels were all very good quality, however, Austin was a waste of time and the hotel too far out from the centre, the same with Little Rock, would have rather have spent an extra night in Nashville or another city.
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017
(9 out of 10)

Christine

Newcastle Upon Tyne Couple
This was our 2nd trip to the USA with Newmarket and it didn't disappoint.Overall the holiday was very well organised with good quality hotels and attractions throughout.The tour guide was efficient and came into his own in Memphis and Nashville where he was able to display his knowledge of music.A special mention of our driver "Rodders" who was excellent.Well done
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017
(10 out of 10)

IRENE

Torquay Friends
Enjoyed it all e wry thing was well thought out
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2017
Published on: 15 October 2017