Tastes and Sounds of the South with Mardi Gras Summer 2019

Tastes and Sounds of the South with Mardi Gras Summer 2019


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

United States

Tour Itinerary

Join us for a little honky-tonk, home cookin', hot-footed hoedown and a whole lot of Rock 'n' Roll on this inspiring At Leisure jaunt through the Deep South.

Day 1 - Arrive Nashville (3 Nights)
The beating heart of America's Music City will chart your pace as you prepare to embark on a leisurely pilgrimage to discover the tastes and sounds of the South. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.'''Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Renaissance Nashville
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Nashville Sightseeing
The famous Nashville Sound comes alive this morning as RCA's Studio B reveals the legends of Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison. Dive into Culture and gain insights into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of original Cash tunes with Johnny and June's granddaugher (or another family member). Our acoustic journey continues with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see Elvis' Solid Gold Cadillac limousine and Jim Reeves' tuxedo jacket. Discover the iconic and unexpected on a your choice sightseeing experience, exploring either the Johnny Cash Museum or the Ryman Auditorium.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 3 - Nashville At Leisure and Sightseeing
Today is a free day for you to explore. Amble through Broadway's honky-tonk scene or perhaps enjoy the gut-busting flavours of homegrown hot chicken and biscuits. This evening, the sounds of country music fill the air as we head to the Grand Ole Opry to watch a performance of America's longest running live radio programme.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 4 - Nashville --- Memphis (2 Nights)
We head for the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll and meet a musician and Local Specialist amidst the sounds of Blues on Beale Street. This afternoon, perhaps join an optional to the National Civil Rights Museum, home to the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Memphis Downtown
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 5 - Graceland Excursion
Pay a visit to Sun Studios, which sought to immortalise the raw energy of Beale Street, recording the first Rock 'n' Roll single in 1951. Then worship at the altar of the King and head to Graceland, paying tribute to man who changed the face of American popular music and culture. This evening, embark on a'''your choice dining'''experience where you choose from a selection of local eateries.'''Full Breakfast, Your Choice Dining
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Your Choice Dining

Day 6 - Memphis --- Natchez
Visit the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum before travelling to Natchez. Connect with Locals as you meet Joe Stone in his 1850s home and visit the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons chef, with whom you'll enjoy a traditional three-course Deep South Be My Guest dinner with wine.Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Natchez Grand
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 7 - Natchez --- Oak Alley --- New Orleans (3 Nights)
Dive into Culture at Frogmore Plantation and Gins and Make a Difference as you learn about efforts to preserve the cotton plantation heritage of the Mississippi Delta. Continue through the Louisiana countryside to Oak Alley Plantation along a quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old oak trees. The spicy scents of Creole cuisine linger long after this evening's visit to the New Orleans School of Cooking where we enjoy a fun cooking demonstration and a Regional Meal of Creole cuisine.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Accommodation: Sheraton New Orleans
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal

Day 8 - Mardi Gras
See the brightly themed floats carrying krewe royalty, celebrities and masked members lead marching bands and riders on horseback during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 9 - New Orleans At Leisure
Today is yours to explore the French, Spanish and Creole sights and sounds of New Orleans. If you're feeling adventurous, visit Marie Laveau's Historic Voodoo Museum which traces the mysteries, legends and traditions of voodoo. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of Two Sisters.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner

Day 10 - Depart New Orleans
For now, it's 'Au Revoir' New Orleans, but not 'Adieu'. Take a transfer to New Orleans International Airport or extend your stay in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Memphis, New Orleans
  • Orientation of Nashville
  • Visit Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation, Frogmore Plantation, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Sun Studios, Country Music Hall of Fame

Dining Highlights

  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Notes

Check out our similar 'Rhythms of the South' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.comCrossovers: All 2018 departure dates will operate as per the 2018 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.2020 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2020 brochure.(Ref: DTSG) 26 Feb 2018 and 17 Apr 2019 departures will include tickets to the Mardi Gras Parade and will not visit The Grand Ole Opry.(Ref: DTSJ) 26 Apr 2019 departure will include tickets to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and will not visit Grand Ole Opry.Choose to attend one of these events to enhance your trip through the South. See price panel for special departure dates. Mardi Gras: See the brightly themed floats carrying krewe royalty, celebrities, and masked members, lead marching bands and riders on horseback during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Jazz Festival: Spend a day at the annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.

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Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

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