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Rail Discoveries America's Deep South
from £2095 pp
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  • Location
    Tennessee, United States of America
  • Board Basis
    Tour Only
  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
  • Brochure/Itinerary
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Celebrate the long history of great American music on this fascinating tour across the Deep South - from Nashville, home of Country, to the Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll of Memphis and the jazz of New Orleans.

Tour Highlights
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  • Atlanta
  • Chattanooga
  • Nashville
  • Jack Daniel’s distillery
  • Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Memphis
  • Graceland
  • New Orleans
  • St. Louis Cathedral
What's Included
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  • The services of a local Tour Manager from Atlanta
  • Flight from London to Atlanta and from New Orleans to London
  • Rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Tour of the Martin Luther King Church and Center
  • Entrance to the Tennessee Valley Railway Museum and journey on the Lookout Mountain Railway
  • Guided tour of the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg
  • Guided tour of Nashville, including Country Music Hall of Fame and Studio B
  • Guided tours of New Orleans, Graceland and Sun Studios
  • Visit Tulepo and an optional excursion to the Grand Ole Opry
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: To Atlanta

Begin your exploration of the American Deep South with an outbound flight to Atlanta, transferring to your overnight hotel on arrival.

Day 2: Chattanooga

Your first full day in the United States begins with a visit to the Martin Luther King Center. One of Atlanta's most famous sons, the Center provides a fascinating insight into the Civil Rights leader and the political repercussions of his famous movement in 20th century America. You also visit Ebenezer Baptist Church, where both King and his father were pastors. You then depart for nearby Chattanooga.

Day 3: Nashville

This morning, begin your journey to Nashville by coach. Along the way, you take a detour to the Jack Daniel's Distillery for a tour and a look at how this iconic beverage is made. From there, continue on your journey towards Nashville, arriving in late afternoon and check into the Holiday Inn Express Downtown, which boasts an enviable location right in the heart of Nashville.

Day 4: Nashville 

You begin your exploration of the 'Birthplace of Country Music' with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the renowned Studio B.

Day 5: Memphis 

Depart for Memphis today, and transfer to your hotel for a two night stay. Tonight, you may like to visit one of the popular live music venues around the city. Beale Street's music scene draws the crowds in and it was here that the Delta Blues artists of the 20th century found a home before moving on to influence the world's musical tastes.

Day 6: Memphis 

You begin today with a visit to Graceland, the famous mansion home of the late Elvis Presley. Enjoy a tour of the impressive estate, viewing the interiors as they were during Elvis' life here as well as much of his private car collection.

Day 7: New Orleans 

Transfer to the station this morning and board the Amtrak service to New Orleans aboard the 'City of New Orleans' train. It is claimed that the blues spread along this route by rail.

Day 8: New Orleans 

This morning starts with a walking tour of the bustling French Quarter, the inspiring Jackson Square and the 18th century St Louis Cathedral. New Orleans is a fascinating blend of Spanish, French, Creole and American influences, representative of the cultural melting pot that the city has since become.

Days 9-10: Homeward

After a free morning, board your flight at New Orleans airport and return to the UK, arriving on Day 10.

 

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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