Call us today from 09:00 - 17:30 020 8106 2403 Start Planning
Book and travel with confidence. Find out more

Experience some of the Deep South's most interesting destinations as you journey from Country Music capital Nashville to the Jazz filled streets of New Orleans.

Your 15 day adventure will start in the Country music Mecca that is Nashville where you can explore the lively Honk-Tonks along Broadway, learn more about the history of this very American music tradition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and experience it first hand at the Grand Ole Opry.

From Nashville hit the open road as you make your way to Memphis, known as the Birthplace of Rock n Roll. Discover Sun Studios where Elvis recorded his first record and visit to his former home Graceland before boarding historic paddle steamer, the American Queen for a luxurious seven-day steamboat voyage down the Mississippi to New Orleans.

Your Mississippi river expedition will include plenty of stops along the way at some of the fascinating cities and sights which thrive on the banks of this might river. Take advantage of the included standard shore excursions or upgrade to a premium shore excursion for an unforgettable Deep South experience.

Round out your adventure with a stay in vibrant New Orleans where you can discover the cobbled streets and hanging balconies of the historic French Quarter, the beautiful mansions of the Garden District and the lively bars of Bourbon Street.

Duration

15 Days

Guide Price

£5,299 pp

Recommended For

City, Cruise, Culture, Fly Drive, Iconic Journeys, Self Drive, USA Road Trips

Sun Studios

Trip Highlights

  • Visit a Nashville Honky Tonk on Broadway
  • Experience the lively atmosphere of Beale Street in Memphis
  • Cruise down the Mississippi River on a traditional paddle steamer
  • Take a stroll through New Orleans' Historic French Quarter

Start your Journey

Day 1

Nashville

The State Capital of Tennessee, Nashville is famous for its strong connection to country music. Explore some of Music City's iconic sights from the Ryman Auditorium the original home of the Grand Ole Opry radio show or catch the show for yourself at its new home at the Opryland complex. Downtown Nashville is brimming with music related museums from Historic RCA Studio B where Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley recorded some of their greatest hits and the Country Music Hall of Fame to the Johnny Cash Museum. For a firsthand taste of the fantastic music created in Nashville head to Downtown's Second Avenue and Broadway district and discover the lively Honky Tonks.

  • Suggested Accommodation Thompson Nashville
Day 1

Memphis

Hit the open road as you make your way by car from the Country Music filled streets of Nashville to Memphis, Home of the Blues.

You can take the I-40 directly to Memphis however a stop en-route at Casey Jones Village in Jackson is a great way to break up the drive. Stop for lunch at Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store for an authentic southern buffet before heading back on the I-40 to Memphis.

This vibrant southern city is known not only as the 'Home of the Blues' but also as the 'Birthplace of Rock n Roll'. Discover the rich musical history of this energetic city at Sun Studio, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and of course no visit to Memphis would be complete without a visit to Elvis' former home Graceland.

Day 1

New Orleans

Explore the lively streets of the 'Big Easy' during your stay in New Orleans. Take a stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the history French Quarter, stop by the Cafe Du Monde for a delicious Beignet, board a trolley and take a ride through the beautiful Garden District or sip a cocktail in the city where they were first invented.

Day 1

American Queen River Cruise

Board the elegant American Queen to start your seven night voyage down the mighty Mississippi River. Enjoy decadent dining and Broadway quality entertainment as you meander through Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. Learn more about the fascinating history of the region from the onboard Riverlorian and enjoy included standard shore excursion when you dock in Greenville, Vicksburg, Natchez, St Francisville, Baton Rouge and Nottoway Plantation on your way to New Orleans.

You might also like these


Take a look at these other inspiring itineraries. Our Destination Specialists would love to create something perfect for you.

American Queen

Mississippi River Cruise Memphis To New Orleans

  • 9 Days
  • Guide Price £4,399 PP
Immerse yourself in the essence of America’s Deep South as you journey down the Mississippi aboard the luxurious American Queen...
View Tour
Cultural holidays
American Queen

River Cruise - New Orleans to Memphis

  • 9 Days
  • Guide Price £4,499 PP
Sit back, relax and unwind as you voyage up the iconic Mississippi River. Climb aboard the luxurious American Queen River...
View Tour
Iconic journeys
Grand Ole Opry

Deep South Usa Road Trip

  • 14 Days
  • Guide Price £2,599 PP
Hit the road on a Rhythms of the South self drive tour and explore Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida...
View Tour
USA road trips

Let’s talk


There’s no question too small. Start planning your dream trip by talking to our Destination Specialists.

Sign up to our newsletter


Receive the latest travel inspiration and destination news.

Swimming pools

How we tailor make your holiday

1. Browse

Look through our website for inspiration, then call our Destination Specialists

2. Create

We'll listen to your wish-list and use our knowledge to design a unique itinerary

3. Customize

We'll keep on refining until we've created your perfect personalised holiday

020 8106 2403 Call us today from 09:00 - 17:30

The Hayes & Jarvis Way


We've been tailor making holidays for 65 years. With over 60 destinations to choose from, talk to us and we'll listen to your travel ideas to create unforgettable holiday experiences.

Award Winning

Our unrivalled knowledge is recognised through numerous accolades and nominations.

Exceptional Service

Our unrivalled knowledge is recognised through numerous accolades and nominations.

In the Know

Our unrivalled knowledge is recognised through numerous accolades and nominations.

Fully Protected

Our unrivalled knowledge is recognised through numerous accolades and nominations.