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8 Day Escorted Tour Itinerary

A Southern Story Tour

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Discover the vibrant cities of the USA’s Deep South on this unique eight day small group adventure.

This fantastic tour focuses on offering you a wonderful mix of culinary, historic and musical activities and best of all you will have the chance to tailor your trip to your own interests, allowing you to choose between a Memphis Food Tour or a visit to the Gibson Guitar Factor in Memphis, and between a Country Music Stars’ Homes Driving Tour or a trip to Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville.

As you journey across this fascinating region your Tour Manager will share interesting insight into the diverse cities and magnificent sites you visit from the Jazz filled streets of New Orleans and the Blues bars of Memphis to the Country sounds of Nashville and the musical legacy of Muscle Shoals in Alabama.

You will also have plenty of free time to explore and discover local secrets along the way, this is so much more than an escorted tour, it’s a Southern experience.

Select departure dates between April and October, please contact our Destination Specialists for more details.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Explore New Orleans' dynamic French Quarter
  • Discover the Blues clubs along Beale Street
  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Tour FAME Studios - home to the Muscle Shoals Sound

Sample Itinerary Summary

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8 days
Guide Price
£2,919 per person
Price based on
Based on 19 October 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with British Airways, meal basis as per itinerary.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Group basis, Escorted
  • International flights
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Welcome reception
  • 1 dinner
  • Transportation via air-conditioned small coach, sprinter or van
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Sightseeing to include: New Orleans Historic districts, Rock 'n Soul Museum, Sun Studio, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, FAME Studio, Alabama Music Hall of Fame and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Experiences to include: French Quarter Food Tour, Memphis' Beale Street, Graceland Experience Tour, Memphis Food Tour or Gibson Guitar Factory, Nashville's Broadway, Country Music Star's Homes Driving Tour or Belle Meade Plantation
Not included
  • Transportation upon arrival to first hotel
  • Meals unless highlighted
  • Gratuities
  • New Orleans

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Vibrant Bourbon Street
    • French Quarter Food Tour
    • See a second line parade in Tremé
  • Memphis

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore lively Beale Street
    • Visit Elvis' former home - Graceland
    • Sample world-class barbeque
    • Tour Sun Studio
  • Nashville

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take a special backstage tour of the Ryman Auditorium
    • Experience the Honky-tonks along Broadway
    • Tour Historic RCA Studio B
    • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Alabama

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Tour FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals
    • Discover the Alabama Music Hall of Fame
    • Visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    • Enjoy authentic Alabama BBQ