Soundtrack of the south

Soundtrack of the south

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$3349

Soundtrack of the south

14 Days Starting in New Orleans, LA, USA and ending in Memphis, TN, USA

Visiting: New Orleans, Pensacola, Muscle Shoals, Nashville, Memphis

Tour operator:

Travelling Time

Tour code:

TT-USA46

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

12 - 40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

21-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Beach Tours, History, Music

Activities:

Dolphin Watching

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$3507
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NB: Prices correct on 19-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

A combination of the best Music Cities and the fabulous Gulf Coast make our Soundtrack of the South an absolute must for music and beach lovers alike! Travel along the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida before travelling North through the Hit Recording Capital of the World - Muscle Shoals, Alabama - and on to Music City USA - Nashville, Tennessee - this fabulous Music Tour finishes with you “Walking in Memphis!”

Highlights

  • Mardi Gras Museum

  • USS Alabama

  • Florabama Roadhouse

  • Elvis Presley’s Birthplace

  • Muscle Shoals Sound

  • Graceland Tour

Itinerary

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Day 1 : New Orleans

Location: New Orleans

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Welcome to New Orleans. Nicknamed the “Big Easy” it’s known for its round-the-clock vibrant live-music scene, nightlife and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. After your arrival and check in at the hotel you will have free time to try out the bar and say hello to your fellow travellers before going out for an evening stroll through the French Quarter.

Day 2 : New Orleans

Location: New Orleans

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring the city at your leisure. Perhaps you’d like to take a trolley ride through the tree lined streets or maybe a haunted house and “above ground” graveyard tour is more your thing? Take a Mississippi river cruise or just enjoy the famous Coffee and Beignet of Cafe du Monde while you watch world go by Whatever you want to do you’ll find it in NOLA – New Orleans, Louisiana – one of America’s most fascinating cities!

Day 3 : Pensacola Beach

Location: Pensacola

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we wave au revoir to New Orleans and make our way to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. On our way to Pensacola Beach in Florida we will stop by the Mardi Gras Museum in Mobile, Alabama (Mobile hosts the oldest annual Carnival celebration in the United States) and pay a visit to the USS Alabama at Battleship Park. Once we arrive in our hotel you will be free to enjoy Pensacola Beach.

Day 4 : Pensacola Beach

Location: Pensacola

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today – chill out on Pensacola Beach or around the pool at the hotel. This evening we will take you to the FloraBama Roadhouse. On the state line between Florida and Alabama, Florabama has great food and hosts great live music for a wonderful music filled evening by the beach!

Day 5 : Pensacola Beach

Location: Pensacola

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Take it easy again today – and enjoy the relaxation a beach resort brings to any holiday! Maybe spend time dolphin watching until this evening’s visit to a great little beach bar called the Pink Pony Pub where we can sing and dance the night away.

Day 6 : Muscle Shoals

Location: Muscle Shoals

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

On our way to the USA’s Hit recording Capital of the World – Muscle Shoals, Alabama – we will make a stop at the State Capital, Montgomery and visit the black granite Memorial which Commemorates the Civil Rights Movement. After lunch we will have time to pay our respects at Country Legend Hank Williams’ final resting place before heading further north to “The Shoals”. This evening we will enjoy live music and dancing at Champy’s!

Day 7 : Muscle Shoals

Location: Muscle Shoals

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we will celebrate the music of Muscle Shoals. “The Shoals” is the collective name for the four cities that make up this hidden gem. We will visit all four of the cities – Tuscumbia, Florence, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals as we discover the music that made this little corner of Alabama so famous. This evening we head out for dinner and music at the Rattlesnake Saloon!

Day 8 : Muscle Shoals

Location: Muscle Shoals

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we travel the short distance to Tupelo and the Elvis Presley Birthplace. Then, as we make our way back to Muscle Shoals, we will make a stop in Red Bay, Alabama – credited as being the home town of Tammy Wynette. Tonight, our last night in town, we will visit downtown Florence where we will have a bite to eat and visit one of the finest music bars in the area – Flobama!

Day 9 : Nashville

Location: Nashville

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Before waving goodbye to Muscle Shoals we have time to visit Alabama’s Music Hall of Fame (Look out – there may be mention of a few of the people you have met during your time here). We will then travel a short way north to Lynchburg, Tennessee and tour the world famous Jack Daniel’s Distillery before a special lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s. After lunch you can stretch your legs in the little town square before boarding the bus and heading for Music City USA! Once we arrive in Nashville you will be free to enjoy the wonderful live music that can be found in the Honky tonks on Broadway!

Day 10 : Nashville

Location: Nashville

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy free time discovering all that makes Nashville such a special city. Be sure to visit music attractions like The Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline museums and the Ryman Auditorium before joining us for an evening of fabulous entertainment at The Grand Ole Opry!

Day 11 : Nashville

Location: Nashville

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is all yours to see more of Music City. Perhaps a visit to Nashville’s Parthenon, the fantastic Musicians Hall of Fame, a lunch cruise on the General Jackson or just a stroll down Broadway and a visit to Printer’s Alley.

Day 12 : Memphis

Location: Memphis

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we bid a fond farewell to Nashville and make our way to Memphis…home of the Blues and Rock & Roll! Music landmarks include the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Today you will have free time to enjoy some of these great attractions.

Day 13 : Memphis

Location: Memphis

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, the final day of our tour, features a visit to the Legendary Sun Studio, founded by Sam Phillips in the 1950s. We will travel to the former home of The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself – Graceland Mansion – for a VIP tour of the home. Later we will come back to the downtown area and visit the Memphis Pyramid and the Peabody Ducks before enjoying a night of music and fun on Beale Street!

Day 14 : Tour Ends

Location: Memphis

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

It’s time to say goodbye to your group and Memphis!

What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

What's Not Included

  • Additional Services

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

  • Optional

Check out our Q&As

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Yes

  • Does Travelling Time offer financial protection and bonding?

    Yes. In fact every penny of your money is protected by our TTA Membership - Q1893 and for flight inclusive trips we have an Air Travel Organisers Licence ATOL T7516

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    30 + Years

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes - Our tours are very flexible and you can join us for all or part of the tour. Please get in touch to discuss.

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  • Free Date Changes

    Travelling Time allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Travelling Time allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform travelling time, 90 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Travelling Time requires a minimum deposit of 100 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of travelling time charges.

    Up to 57 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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