Southern Grace

9 day Luxury Tour - from £3749 £3375

With flights from £3895

Immerse yourself in the heritage of Nashville and Memphis, two legendary cradles of modern music, before time in the multicultural melting pot of New Orleans.

Highlights:

  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and the iconic Sun Studios
  • Enjoy a live performance at the famous Grand Ole Opry
  • Dine at Graceland Mansion, the home of ‘The King’
  • Take a mixology class at your luxury country mansion inn in Natchez
  • Explore the history of New Orleans’ on a private tour
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Nashville

Upon arrival at Nashville International Airport, you will be met and taken to your luxury hotel. Relax and settle in or start your exploration of the world’s country music capital. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a welcome dinner with drinks.

Hotel: JW Marriott Nashville
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Nashville

Enjoy a tour of historic Studio B with a professional sound engineer in a 30-minute, choir-style recording session. You’ll be able to take home a copy of the recording as a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Head on to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, full of memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Once there, you’ll join your local expert, a songwriter and singer, who will tell you the stories behind the biggest hits sung by well-known country music stars. End your day with a trip to the Grand Ole Opry or ‘country’s most famous stage’, for a live performance.

Hotel: JW Marriott Nashville
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Memphis

Travel from the home of country music to the birthplace of blues and rock ‘n’ roll, where your day is at leisure to explore. The evening is devoted to Graceland, as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the great Elvis Presley. From the flowers outside the gates to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture. Enjoy a memorable dinner with wine inside the Presley Motors Automobile Museum.

Hotel: The Peabody Memphis
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Memphis

Experience Memphis your way today. After visiting Sun Studios you have a choice to make, you can visit the Memphis Rock n’ Soul Museum, where you’ll learn the stories of musical pioneers who overcame racial and socioeconomic barriers to create music that shook the world, or the National Civil Rights Museum where you can trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. Offering over 260 artefacts and more than 40 new films, you’ll be guided through five centuries of American history.

Hotel: The Peabody Memphis
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Natchez

Depart for Natchez, founded by the French in 1716 when it became home to a flowering colonial culture. There you will experience a private, owner-led tour of Sunnyside, a restored antebellum cottage. At your charming luxury country mansion inn, whet your palate during a mixology class and learn the science behind the signature drink of the South, the Mint Julep. Then enjoy a delectable three-course dinner with wine, in the stunning main house.

Hotel: Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, Natchez
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - Frogmore, Houmas House - New Orleans

With your costumed hosts, tour the reconstructed 19th century Frogmore Plantation and compare it to the modern day operation. Get a glimpse into the sweet side of the South with a visit to Houmas House Plantation, often referred to as ‘The Sugar Palace’ during its antebellum heyday. In the evening, visit the New Orleans School of Cooking. Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a lively cooking demonstration and enjoy the culinary creations over a special dinner with wine.

Hotel: Windsor Court Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 - New Orleans

Join a local expert for an atmospheric tour of the city. Learn about its rich history steeped in the myriad of cultures that have found a new home here over the centuries. See Jackson Square and the Treme neighbourhood. Explore City Park and take a moment to perhaps enjoy a café au lait while admiring the graceful oak trees. Next, visit one of the city’s famous above ground cemeteries and learn about the local’s uniquely joyful perspective on life and death.

Hotel: Windsor Court Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - New Orleans

Start the day with a bayou expert on the rural side of the Crescent City, as you board a boat to meet the resident alligators and other fauna and flora. Enjoy some free time before gathering with your new friends and toasting to lifelong memories during a celebration dinner with wine, at the famous New Orleans restaurant, Arnaud’s.

Hotel: Windsor Court Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 - Depart New Orleans

Bid ‘Au Revoir’ to the Big Easy this morning. A complimentary transfer is provided to New Orleans International Airport.

Meals:Breakfast

9 day Luxury Tour - from £3749 £3375

With flights from £3895

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Nashville from £245
  • Add extra nights in New Orleans from £120
  • Add a Miami beach stay from £148
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1 April 2022 onwards.

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Enjoy first class luxury touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your luxury tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Expert Travel Director
  • Dedicated Wellbeing Director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options
  • Door to door UK transfers

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Departure Dates

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2021-04-09

2021-05-14

2021-07-02

2021-09-10

2021-09-24

2021-10-08

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