Holiday Itinerary The Deep South

Day 1 - UK/Atlanta

Travelsphere’s Private Chauffeur Service collects you from home for your flight to Atlanta, Georgia, today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your overnight hotel, which is located downtown.

Day 2 - Atlanta 

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before beginning your exploration of the Deep South in the company of your Tour Manager. Atlanta has been through many incarnations since it was founded as a railroad terminus in 1837. On your tour of the city you'll see its main highlights, including the Martin Luther King Museum.

This afternoon we're going to drive to Chattanooga, where the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel is our unique base for the next two nights.​ (B)

Day 3 - Chattanooga

You've a free day to explore Chattanooga at leisure. You could take a walk along one of the waterfront trails or explore downtown on foot. There's a wealth of historic buildings to discover and the Bluff View Art District is full of restaurants, coffee houses, art galleries and gardens.

Alternatively you could opt to take a trip on the incline railway to Rock City. These incredible rock formations and gardens sit atop Lookout Mountain and offer fantastic views of seven states, including Alabama, North Carolina and Kentucky. (B)

Day 4 - Nashville

Leaving Chattanooga, we're bound for Nashville today. 
On arrival in Tennessee's capital, a short orientation tour with your Tour Manager will help you to find your bearings. You'll see plenty more tomorrow, when a full day of exploration is planned.​

If you want to experience a night out in the city that "calls music home", why not join an optional excursion which gives you the chance to enjoy dinner and an evening of live entertainment Nashville style! (B)

Day 5 - Nashville

We've a fabulous music-themed day in store for you today. It begins as you step inside the hallowed halls of Studio B, which became famous in the 1960s for its part in the Nashville Sound. Here, more than 35,000 songs have been recorded by artists including Elvis Presley, and you'll step inside the studio where he recorded Are You Lonesome Tonight? As the lights are dimmed, just as they would have been for the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and you hear his incredible voice flowing from the speakers, you will be sharing a truly special moment.
This is followed by a unique performance by two of Waylon Jennings' band members, sharing their personal stories of Walyon Jennings, Willie Nelson and the so called Outlaw artists from the 1970s. ​To round off the day you'll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame.
There's one more exciting experience to come if you choose to join an optional excursion – an evening of live music at the Grand Ole Opry. This is one of the most important venues for live country music in the world. (B)

Day 6 - Memphis

The next great musical city you'll visit is Memphis, stood proud on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. On arrival in the afternoon, we're going to set off together to discover some of its many highlights. They include the Riverfront and Beale Street, the home of the blues. On this iconic street, music emanates from every open door and street performers entertain the crowds. (B)

Day 7 - Memphis

Memphis is synonymous with Elvis Presley, and today we're going to find out about this connection. Our first visit is to Sun Studios, where the 'King of Rock 'n' Roll' made his first recordings back in 1954.
This is followed by Graceland, where we'll take a fascinating guided tour of the opulent mansion that was his home from 1957 until his death in 1977. Here you can fully immerse yourself in his life and career as you go back to his roots. You'll see the living room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous Jungle Room among other highlights. The tour ends at the Meditation Garden, where Elvis is buried alongside his parents. This is sure to be a wonderful highlight of your holiday, and there's more to come tomorrow.

Day 8 - Memphis 

Today has been left free for you to explore more of Memphis at leisure. Maybe you'll choose to visit one of the city's fascinating museums, which include the National Civil Rights Museum and the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum.
Alternatively, if you enjoyed your visit to Graceland yesterday, today's optional excursion is sure to be tempting. Why not come with us to Tupelo, where you'll see the house where Elvis was born. You'll also get to visit a fantastic museum displaying one of the most remarkable collections of Elvis memorabilia in the world.​

Day 9 - Vicksburg

We're going to take to the road today, leaving marvellous Memphis behind, and crossing the border into Mississippi.  On the way to our base for the evening, Vicksburg, we're going to visit the BB King Museum. Here you'll learn all about the life and music of the legendary 'King of the Blues'.​

Day 10 - New Orleans

As we head deeper south we're going to make a stop today in Natchez for a tour of an antebellum mansion. Our ultimate destination is the 'Big Easy', or New Orleans, home to another musical genre – jazz. Your hotel here is just steps from the famous French Quarter. This is the oldest district and the cultural hub of the city, so you're well placed to make your own discoveries. Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional walking tour of the French Quarter, taking in Jackson Square, Pirate's Alley and the world-famous Bourbon Street. Whichever way you explore, as you stroll past bars and cafés, you'll hear snatches of music. (B)

Day 11 - New Orleans

Your day begins with a buffet brunch accompanied by live jazz music, which is served in a pretty outdoor courtyard in the French Quarter. Prepare to see even more of New Orleans' highlights on an included tour this morning. As we drive around the city we'll see St Louis Cathedral and cemeteries full of above-the-ground tombs, known as Cities of the Dead. The rest of the day is all yours to do just as you wish. You could discover the art galleries and boutiques of the French Quarter, stopping at a pavement café to enjoy a spot of people-watching.
However, if you're still keen to discover more, your Tour Manager is hosting an afternoon optional trip on an authentic paddle steamer. Once the only way to travel along the waterways of the South, this trip will take you on a glorious journey back to the 19th century heyday of these iconic vessels.

Day 12 - New Orleans 

With so much to discover in New Orleans you might want to spend the day exploring at your own pace, with guidance from your Tour Manager. However, you can also join an optional excursion which shows you two very different sides of Louisiana. You'll head off into the swamps by boat, where you can look for plenty of wildlife, including alligators. You'll also visit a plantation house to learn all about traditional Southern-style farming methods.

Day 13 - New Orleans/UK

Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK via Atlanta.

Day 14 - UK

You'll arrive back in the UK today. Upon arrival, your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home.

Meals included B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner

Accommodation

Day 1 Sheraton Atlanta 

Day 2 - 3 Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, lounge and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea/coffee-making facilities

Day 4 - 5 Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown. 

Day 6 - 8 Holiday Inn Memphis Downtown. Holiday Inn Memphis Downtown is located in the heart of the city, just one block away from famous Beale Street. Sophisticated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, cable TV and coffee-making facilities.

Day 9 La Quinta Inn & Suites Hotel facilities include a breakfast barbar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, complimentary wi-fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Day 10 - 12 Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a contemporary hotel located near to the French Quarter. Hotel amenities include a bistro which serves New-Orleans inspired cuisine, a bar, fitness centre and rooftop pool.

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Departure dates and prices 2022 The Deep South

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11 March - Manchester £3048 2 September - Manchester £3348
11 March - Heathrow £2849 2 September - Heathrow £3149
22 April - Manchester £3398 16 September - Manchester £3498
22 April - Heathrow £3199 16 September - Heathrow £3299
20 May - Manchester £3398 21 October - Manchester £3398
20 May - Heathrow £3199 21 October - Heathrow £3199
3 June - Manchester £3248 4 November - Manchester £3148
3 June - Heathrow £3049  4 November - Heathrow  £2949

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions

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The Deep South

Holidays by Air 14 Days 2022

Prices from £2849

This tour takes you on an exhilarating journey through America's Deep South and is a must for music fans. Your adventure begins in Atlanta, where a tour includes a visit to the Martin Luther King Museum. Next is Chattanooga, and a unique treat is a stay in the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel.

You then head to the city that "calls music home", Nashville, where a host of musical highlights await. Step inside Studio B, where Elvis Presley recorded famous tracks, and enjoy a private concert by the relative of another singing legend, Johnny Cash.

On to Memphis, where you'll learn even more about Elvis with tours of Sun Studios and his opulent mansion, Graceland. You can also opt to visit Tupelo, where the King of Rock 'n' Roll was born, before travelling further south into Mississippi, with a visit to the BB King Museum en route.

Your final destination is New Orleans, whose famous French Quarter rings to the sounds of jazz and blues. Here you'll also have the option to journey back in time on a paddle steamer cruise and at an historic plantation house.

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Included Holiday Highlights

  • Atlanta, including the Martin Luther King Center
  • Chattanooga, historically a major railroad hub
  • Nashville, the city that "calls music home"
  • Home of the blues, Memphis
  • Elvis' former home Graceland and Sun Studios
  • New Orleans tour
  • Special performance by two of Waylon Jennings' band members
  • Explore the BB King Museum
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Studio B
  • Antebellum mansion tour

What's Included

  • Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines, via Atlanta on the return
  • 12 nights in hotels of a great quality plus 1 night in flight
  • 6 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 brunch and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation
  • Porterage

Optional Excursions

Chattanoogas Incline Railway and Rock City from £45

We start the excursion at Rock City, which is located at the top of Lookout Mountain. Just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, it is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking panoramic views of seven states. We then take a one way trip down “America’s Most Amazing Mile”. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains and valleys from the observation windows on the train as well as the panoramic views from the observation tower at The Incline’s top station.

Half Day - Moderate walking - Exhilarating scenery

Tupelo - Home of Elvis where the King was born from £30

Take a visit to Tupelo, otherwise known as Elvis Presley’s Birthplace. The most significant landmark of Tupelo’s modern history is a modest, two-room house where the King of Rock & Roll was born. From this humble beginning, Elvis Presley began his swift rise to become the world’s most popular entertainer. The house, built by his father with $180, draws over 50,000 visitors each year. Learn about Elvis, visit his childhood church and don’t miss the photo opportunities by the statues of Elvis as a child.

Full Day – Minimum walking – Unforgettable experience

New Orleans - Paddlesteamer with lunch from £45

"Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter shows you why the city was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River. Let us show you New Orleans, one of the world's most active ports, as it can best be seen from the river aboard an authentic Steamboat. Includes historical commentary and lunch aboard.
2 hours – minimal walking – fun and factual, not to be missed."

Nashville Night Out -  from £50

The Grand Ole Opry is an American Icon and Nashville’s number one attraction, drawing thousands of people every year all looking to experience this one of a kind entertainment. This world famous venue has been referred to as the “Home of American Music” and “country music’s most famous stage”. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend an unforgettable performance at either the Ryman Auditorium or Grand Ole Opry House. (Operates subject to availability).

Evening – moderate walking – A Must See

Nashville - Grand Ole Opry Evening - from £72

The Grand Ole Opry is an American Icon and Nashville’s number one attraction, drawing thousands of people every year all looking to experience this one of a kind entertainment. This world famous venue has been referred to as the “Home of American Music” and “country music’s most famous stage”. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend an unforgettable performance at either the Ryman Auditorium or Grand Ole Opry House. (Operates subject to availability).

Evening – moderate walking – A Must See

New Orleans Louisiana swamp and a traditional Southern Plantation - from £45

For many years people have travelled extensively to locate a unique and exciting form of entertainment that you can only experience here – the famous Manchac Swamp. Join us for a unique journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations.

Destrehan Plantation was established in 1787 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the oldest documented plantation in the lower Mississippi Valley. Wander around the authentic buildings on the plantation and lovingly restored main house. Find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana and understand what it was like to live in another time, when French was the language and the white gold of sugar drove the economy.

Half Day – Minimum walking – Not to be missed!

New Orleans - French Quarter walking tour - from £20

A licensed Tour Guide will walk you along the streets of the old city of New Orleans, also called the Vieux Carre (Old Square). Some of the things you will see include the Mississippi River, Jackson Square, Café du Monde, Pirates Alley, Royal Street and the world famous Bourbon Street. Buses are not allowed in the French Quarter so this is an excellent way to get a true feeling of the original city. The tour last approximately an hour and a half. At the end of the tour, you will have an opportunity to go back to some of the places you have seen, take in some of the music of New Orleans and experience the delicious food and drink that New Orleans has to offer.

Evening tour – This is a must – Moderate Walking 


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