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Discover the true rhythm of the south on this music themed road trip. Music is a way of life in this region, from jazz and blues to country, rock ‘n’ roll and soul.
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11 nights accommodation, 11 days car rental, maps, driving directions and information package.
Daily, 01 Apr - 30 Dec '18
Discover Memphis, the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll and take a trip to Graceland; spend time at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and try some line dancing; unearth the spooky history and unique, ornate tombs at Lafayette Cemetary in New Orleans, featured in many movies, and visit the blues and jazz clubs the city has to offer.
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Discover the famous Muscle Shoals Sound
Learn to line dance in a Nashville honky tonk
Visit authentic jazz clubs in New Orleans
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Arrive in this southern capital and make your way to your hotel.
Spend the day exploring this city – go behind the scenes at CNN Studios, visit the world’s biggest aquarium or Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace or take in a local sporting event.
En route to Nashville, stop at Chattanooga, where you can visit the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. On arrival in Nashville, check into your hotel and head out to explore the best of Music City. No visit is complete without checking out a honky tonk and trying some line dancing.
Discover all the city has to offer. Spend some time at the Country Music Hall of Fame, exploring the fascinating exhibits. Tour Historic RCA Studio B, where more than 35,000 songs were bought to life. Taking in a performance at the Grand Ole Opry should also be on your to-do list while here.
Travel to Memphis, the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, home of the blues and the starting place of soul. Music history abounds in this city, and we recommend visiting the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, the Stax Museum of American Soul and the iconic Sun Studios. In the evening, check out one of the delicious barbecue restaurants and stroll down Beale Street to listen to the live music that Memphis makes today.
Make sure you visit Graceland, home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, a fitting tribute to a musical legend. Make your way to Muscle Shoals this afternoon.
Visit FAME Recording Studios, where artists including Aretha Franklin, Otis Reading and Etta James recorded. Muscle Shoals Sound Studio is one of the most photographed locations in the area, as music pilgrims from around the world come to see where the Rolling Stones, Cher and Rod Stewart created some of the biggest hits of the 70s.
Before departing the Shoals area, visit the birthplace of Helen Keller in Tuscumbia. En route to Mobile, stop in Tuscaloosa, home to the University of Alabama where you will find one of the best barbecue restaurants in the South – Dreamland.
The coastal city of Mobile is home to America’s original Mardi Gras and is a melting pot of people, flavours, cultures and tradition. Tour the USS Alabama Battleship or enjoy some delicious fresh seafood.
Travel along the coast to New Orleans, where you can stroll the French Quarter or board an authentic Paddlewheeler for a lively jazz dinner cruise along the Mississippi River.
With a spooky history and unique, ornate tombs, Lafayette Cemetery is a popular location for movies shot in New Orleans. Take an exciting swamp airboat tour to see alligators, pelicans and osprey. In the evening, take your pick of music venues, from duelling pianos to smooth blues and funky jazz clubs.
Your southern music journey ends this morning.
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