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Destination

Tennessee Holidays

Where the soundtrack of America is made

Holidays in Tennessee offer music, natural beauty and fascinating culture, backed by the breathtaking slopes of the Great Smoky Mountains, home of the legendary Appalachian Trail for scenic hikes among ancient woodland.

Music fans will feel at home in Nashville’s honky-tonks or in the blues bars on Beale Street in Memphis. Explore the state’s rich musical heritage along the Tennessee Music Pathway, stop in at the Tina Turner Museum in Brownsville, join candlelit vigils in honour of Elvis at Graceland or visit the Dolly Parton theme park in Pigeon Forge.

On a culinary level, Tennessee is a constant discovery of mouth-watering flavours and fresh seasonal dishes, from award-winning barbeque in Memphis and the iconic Loveless Café in Nashville which has been serving comforting home-cooked Southern favourites, like hot biscuits and country ham, for over 65 years to trendy farm-to-table restaurants and the booming local distilleries and brewhouse scene. While historically there are fascinating battlefield tours to uncover the secrets of the American Civil War.

Or why not combine Nashville and Memphis with the capital of jazz, New Orleans, for a music-filled journey through America’s soulful Deep South?

Destination Highlights
  • Learn to line dance in Nashville
  • Explore the great outdoors at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Visit Elvis' former home in Memphis
  • Stop by the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -5 hours in eastern Tennessee and GMT -6 hours in middle and west Tennessee
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information British Passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit Memphis. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx 9 hours; direct flights from the UK are available to Nashville
  • Health Information No vaccinations are required for travel to Nashville. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Our favourite hotels

The Peabody Memphis

Memphis

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,229 pp

The Peabody Memphis
Marsh House

Thompson Nashville

Nashville

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,819 pp

Thompson Nashville

The Guest House at Graceland

Memphis

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,249 pp

The Guest House at Graceland

Our Tennessee destinations

Sun Studios

Tennessee

Memphis

Memphis
The Stage on Broadway

Tennessee

Nashville

Nashville

Types of Tennessee holidays

Cades Cove

Tennessee Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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