8D/7N - 2020 Rhythms of the South

    Rhythms of the South 

    New Orleans-Baton Rouge-Natchez-Mississippi River Valley-Memphis-Nashville-Chattanooga-Atlanta

    8days/7nights, New Orleans/Atlanta

    2020 depart Fri:  Apr 24. May 08, 29. Jun 12. Sep 04, 18. Oct 02,16.

    Child rates 07-12 years on request 

day 01 New Orleans Arrival

Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana’s most important port city. People from all over the world have been arriving in New Orleans since the Sieur de Bienville laid out the city’s streets in 1718. The city today is a unique blend of Spanish, French, Caribbean, African and Anglo-Saxon influences. This is obvious in the food, architecture, and of course, the music. Your Tour Director will be available to you in the evening to plan your stay in this charming and bustling city.

day 01 New orleans

The day is yours to immerse yourself in the charm and excitement of one of America’s most unique cities and for you to take in the French flavor & grandeur of New Orleans. May we suggest starting the day with a visit to a working plantation (optional). Explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow cobblestone streets.

day 3 New Orleans-Baton Rouge-Natchez

This morning, we will travel to the capitol of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, and conduct a brief city tour. From there, we will travel via the historic

Natchez Trace Parkway to Natchez. The parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and years of Native American and European

history. Natchez is the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River. Before the Civil War, wealthy plantation owners from Louisiana built

magnificent Antebellum homes here because the area was considered safer from flooding. This afternoon, we will visit one of the homes and learn about the wealth of these 19th century millionaires.

day 4 Natchez-Mississippi River Valley-Memphis

Leave Natchez and drive on to Memphis, home of ‘Sun Records’. As a large river port, it was one of the most important links in the cotton

trade before the Civil War. Memphis is also known as the “home of the blues.” A brief city tour will take you to the city’s liveliest street, Beale Street, where the blues and other types of music are played nightly in almost a dozen clubs. Travel along historic Front Street, known as Cotton Row in the days when cotton traders and merchants conducted business here. Of course, no visit to Memphis would be complete without a visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley (optional).

day 5 Memphis-Nashville

Continue on to Nashville, known as the capital of country music. The city earned its title with the very first airing of the WSM Barn Dance radio program, the forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry. The newly renovated Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, once home of the Grand Ole Opry, the studios near Music Row, and Opryland itself attest to Nashville’s reputation as the most important city in country music.

day 6 Nashville

Begin your day in this dynamic and thriving cultural and state capital of Tennessee with a morning city tour. While exploring the city’s landmarks, perhaps you’ll discover a new country music classic before they even hit the charts while visiting one of the many recording studios around town. Perhaps enjoy dinner and a show in the evening as a optional excursion.

day 7 Nashville-Chattanooga-Altanta

Leaving Music City, we head to Chattanooga, home to the famous Choo Choo and which has received national recognition for the renaissanceof its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. In the afternoon, our trails lead us back to Atlanta where you may want to check our one of the sites you were not able to experience at the start of the tour like the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, CNN Center.

day 8 Atlanta

Morning at your leisure before departure. Your tour director will be available to assist you in arranging individual transfers to Atlanta International Airport or with sightseeing recommendation for the day should you want to enjoy this great city further. We hope you have had a memorable journey and look forward to you the opportunity to host your next visit to America.

Inclusions: twin share, welcome reception, tour director, deluxe coach, porterage, service charges and taxes.
Sightseeing: Atlanta, Memphis.
Hotels: New Orleans-Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Natchez-Hotel Vue,, Memphis-Crowne Plaza Memphis downtown, Nashville-Inn at Opryland, Atlanta-Hotel Indigo Vinings (or similar).

Notes: All departures are bilingual. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.

Optional excursions: steamboat dinner jazz cruise on the Mississippi, swamp tour and jazz brunch in New Orleans, Explore Elvis Presleys estate Gracelands, tour Nashville’s Coutry Hall of Fame & Studio B

Please book the optional excursions with your tour director at the start of the tour.

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