Spirit of the South

Trace Tennessee’s jazz and juke joints and the bourbon and bluegrass plains of Kentucky horse-racing country along this Deep South musical meander to The Big Easy.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Charlotte

Immerse yourself in the elegance and style of the South. Your interlude with Dixieland begins in Charlotte. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Hilton Charlotte Center City

Day 2: Charlotte – Asheville

This morning, after a city orientation, learn about the history and heritage of NASCAR at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Enjoy lunch on your own in downtown Charlotte before heading to Asheville.

Hotel: Cambria

Day 3: Asheville – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Pigeon Forge

Explore the elegance of yesteryear, starting your day with a self-guided visit to the Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned home in America and former luxurious homestead of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Stroll through acres of landscaped gardens and gain insight into the lives of a great family once considered American Royalty. We continue to the iconic UNESCO-listed Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stop at the Sugarlands Visitor Center and explore 19th century wilderness settlement life. We’ll also visit the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then travel through the centre of the park. We overnight in Pigeon Forge.

Hotel: Black Fox Lodge, 2 nights

Day 4: Pigeon Forge Free Time

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the beautiful natural landscapes of the Smoky Mountains, so named for the “smoky” mist of blue haze that surrounds these peaks. Consider a visit to Dollywood, owned by country music legend Dolly Parton and embark on an evening of invigorating fun, stampeding at Dolly Parton’s famous Dinner Attraction.

Day 5: Pigeon Forge – Lexington

Drive through Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Heritage Highway stopping, en route, in Berea. Upon arrival in Lexington visit Alltech Brewing & Distilling Co., offering the unique distinction of being a brewery and distillery, for a tour and tasting.

Hotel: Hilton Lexington Downtown

Day 6: Lexington – Louisville

‘Dive into Culture’ today, saddling up for a soulful encounter with the equine residents of a local horse retirement farm, where you’ll Make a Difference by contributing to the dignified retirement of thoroughbreds whose careers have come to an end. Then delve into the equestrian heritage of this bluegrass city at the Kentucky Horse Park or explore the International Museum of the Horse, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. This evening, we ‘Connect with a Locals’, at our ‘Be My Guest’ dinner at the Muhammad Ali Center, where you’ll learn about the life of the legendary sportsman, through one of his friends, who’ll regale stories of the past amongst the artifacts at the Muhammad Ali Center.

Hotel: Embassy Suites Louisville, 2 nights

Day 7: Louisville Sightseeing

After an orientation tour, choose to spend the morning at the Kentucky Derby Museum where you may imagine the thundering sounds of thoroughbred hoofs on the celebrated Churchill Downs racetrack as you visit the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875. Feel the thrill of the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” or perhaps head to the Louisville Slugger Museum showcasing the story of the Louisville Slugger baseball bats in baseball and in American history. Then spend the afternoon at leisure before we tuck into a traditional Kentucky Regional Dinner.

Day 8: Louisville – Bowling Green – Nashville

Satisfy the petrol-head in you with a visit to Bowling Green’s National Corvette Museum where you can admire the sleek lines and engineering feats of this all-American sports car. Leave your need for speed behind and continue south into Tennessee, arriving in Nashville this afternoon to meet your new travel companions.

Hotel: Renaissance Nashville, 3 nights

Day 9:Nashville Sightseeing

Tune into the intoxicating sights and sounds of Music City this morning. Find your rhythm as your ‘Dive into Culture’ at RCA’s Studio B and gain insights into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of Cash tunes with Johnny’s granddaughter (or another family member). We’ll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and explore the collection of memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams and Garth Brooks. Later, embark on a your choice sightseeing experience, exploring the Johnny Cash Museum or enjoy a tour of the Ryman Auditorium.

Day 10: Nashville At Leisure and Sightseeing

Write your own song of the South on a full day at leisure before heading to the Grand Ole Opry, the home of American music since 1925. Take an optional walk in the footsteps of country music’s superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous.

Day 11: Nashville – Memphis

From country to blues, we head for the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll on Beale Street, where we’ll meet a musician and Local Specialist to learn about the musical heritage of Memphis. Our final stop today is the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was gunned down. Perhaps visit the National Civil Rights Museum, home to the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Enjoy a Regional Dinner this evening.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, 2 nights

Day 12: Graceland Excursion

Visit Graceland to worship at the altar of the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Our next stop is Sun Studio, which recorded the first Rock ‘n’ Roll single. This evening, perhaps enjoy the sounds of Beale Street with your new friends.

Day 13: Memphis – Natchez

Kick off this morning’s musical interlude at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before heading to Natchez. ‘Connect with Locals’ at a 1850s private residence of Joe Stone, who performs on his 1903 Steinway grand piano. We head to the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons chef, with whom we’ll enjoy a traditional three-course Deep South dinner.

Hotel: Magnolia Bluffs

Day 14: Natchez – Oak Alley – New Orleans

‘Dive into Culture’ at Frogmore Plantation and Gins to discover the Mississippi Delta’s cotton plantation heritage. We continue through the Louisiana countryside to Oak Alley Plantation where the spicy scents of Creole cuisine will linger long after our visit to the New Orleans School of Cooking comes to an end. Enjoy a fun cooking demonstration before indulging in a Regional Dinner of Creole cuisine.

Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans, 3 nights

Day 15: New Orleans Sightseeing and At Leisure

Trace the cosmopolitan history of one of America’s oldest cities with a Local Specialist, stopping at City Park and one of the famous above-ground cemeteries. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring New Orleans. This evening, consider an optional jazz cruise on the Mississippi River.

Day 16: New Orleans At Leisure

Today is yours to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Easy. Take an optional boat trip into the Louisiana swamps or explore the streets of the French Quarter and sample the city’s cuisine, which Mark Twain once described “as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin”. This evening, join new friends for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of Two Sisters.

Day 17: Depart New Orleans

Your unforgettable encounter through America’s South at its end, we take a transfer to New Orleans International Airport or consider extending your stay in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 15$7,125.00$10,000.00
April: 30$7,195.00$10,070.00
May: 07$7,325.00$10,200.00
May: 14$7,350.00$10,225.00
June: 03$7,350.00$10,225.00
June: 10$7,295.00$10,170.00
September: 02, 09$6,995.00$9,870.00
October: 14$6,995.00$9,870.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 16 breakfasts, 9 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 16 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Tastes & Sounds of the South

Join us for a little jazz, home cookin’, country music honky-tonks and a whole lot of Rock ‘n’ Roll on this inspiring At Leisure jaunt through the Deep South.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Nashville

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.

Hotel: Sheraton Nashville, 3 nights

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 one of Johnny’s family members. 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.

Day 3: Nashville At Leisure and Sightseeing

In the morning, we will visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then continue our discovery of Nashville on a ‘Your Choice’ sightseeing experience, exploring either the Johnny Cash Museum or the Ryman Auditorium. Amble through Broadway’s honky-tonk scene or perhaps enjoy the gut-busting flavours of homegrown hot chicken or biscuits. This evening, the sound of country music fills the air as we head to the Grand Ole Opry to watch a performance of America’s longest running live radio programme. Then, you will have the option to join a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry or you can spend the day at leisure.

Day 4: Nashville – Memphis

Head to Beale Street, the birthplace of Blues, Soul, and Rock ‘n’ Roll, where we’ll meet a musician and Local Specialist to learn about the musical heritage of Memphis. In the afternoon, you have the option of visiting the National Civil Rights Museum. Enjoy a Regional Dinner this evening.

Hotel: Hotel Hu, 2 nights

Day 5: Graceland Excursion

Worship at the altar of the King, Elvis Presley, and head to Graceland, paying tribute to the man who changed the face of American popular music and culture. Then, 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. This evening is free.

Day 6: Memphis – Natchez

Kick off this morning’s musical interlude at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before saying so long to Memphis, bound for the city of Natchez, Mississippi. With a little French flair and a flowering antebellum culture, Natchez is the perfect showcase of Southern history and hospitality, which you’ll have an opportunity to experience when you ‘Connect with Locals’ in their gracious homes. Meet Joe Stone, a pianist and historian, in his 1850s home and visit the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons Hotel chef, with whom you’ll enjoy a traditional three-course Deep South ‘Be My Guest’ dinner with wine.

Hotel: Magnolia Bluffs

Day 7: Natchez – Oak Alley – New Orleans

‘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 Dinner of Creole cuisine.

Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans, 3 nights

Day 8: New Orleans Sightseeing and At Leisure

Let the good times roll in New Orleans today, tracing the cosmopolitan history of one of America’s oldest cities with a Local Specialist, stopping at City Park and one of the ornate above-ground cemeteries. Spend the afternoon soaking up the laid-back vibes of The Big Easy. The afternoon is yours to explore on your own.

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. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of Two Sisters.

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.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
March: 25, 16$4,050.00$5,675.00
April: 22, 29$4,095.00$5,720.00
May: 06, 07$4,125.00$5,750.00
May: 13$4,150.00$5,775.00
May: 14, 20, 21$4,125.00$5,750.00
June: 10, 17$4,125.00$5,750.00
September: 09$3,995.00$5,620.00
September: 10, 16, 23, 24. 30$4,050.00$5,675.00
October: 14, 15, 21$4,050.00$5,675.00
October: 28, 29$3,825.00$5,450.00
November: 11$3,825.00$5,450.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Old South & Florida

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the South on this wondrous holiday through the heart of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. This southern U.S. tour starts with three nights in New Orleans and ends with one night in Orlando. In between, you’ll stay two nights in Memphis, Nashville, and Savannah, and one night each in Natchez, and Atlanta. You’ll also spend time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital; Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo; and St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans, 3 nights

Day 2: New Orleans

The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old –  World city with a guided tour. First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city’s unique burial customs at an aboveground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3: New Orleans

A day to explore at your own pace. Stroll through the centuriesold French Quarter or take a carriage ride while listening to tales of voodoo queens and pirates. History enthusiasts can roam through sprawling Victorian mansions and celebrated museums, catching a glimpse of life the way it used to be in the Old South. Tonight, you might like to experience the city’s beauty and romance on a 2 – hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter.

Day 4: New Orleans – Baton Rouge – Natchez

Drive through the heart of Cajun Country to Baton Rouge for an orientation tour that features the Governor’s Mansion and the State Capitol. Next, on to elegant Natchez, a thriving port in the golden years of the cotton trade. Visit a gracious Pre – Civil War Home featuring fine collections of period furniture and paintings. In the evening, relax and perhaps sip a refreshing mint julep on our optional dinner.

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites

Day 5: Natchez – Memphis

Drive through rural Mississippi to Memphis. On arrival, acquaint yourself with the town during an included orientation tour.

Hotel: Springhill Suites Memphis Downtown, 2 nights

Day 6: Memphis – Visit To Graceland

A trip to Memphis would not be complete without visiting Graceland, the palatial home of “The King,” Elvis Presley. Our guided audio tour focuses on the memorial garden and the opulent 4574 square metre (15,000 – square – foot) mansion. Afterward, if you haven’t done so already, get a taste of Memphis with some authentic southern barbecue or visit the National Civil Rights Museum. This evening, you may want to visit Beale Street and explore more of the melting pot that is of delta blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, R & B, and gospel.

Day 7: Memphis – Nashville

This morning, leave the “Home of the Blues” as you head for Nashville, the “Capital of Country Music.” Afternoon arrival in Nashville. This evening, you have reserved seating for an unforgettable show at the world – famous Grand Ole Opry, a mecca for country musicians since 1925.

Hotel: The Inn at Opryland, 2 nights

Day 8: Nashville

Its association with country music has made the name “Nashville” world famous, but it’s not just music fans who will find this charming Southern city a delight. Start your day with a visit to RCA Studio B, one of the country’s most revered, and Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio. Afterward, sightseeing with a local guide includes the recording studios of Music Row, the State Capitol, and Bicentennial State Park. Then, visit the Country Music Hall Of Fame with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid – gold” Cadillac.

Day 9: Nashville – Chattanooga – Atlanta

First stop today is Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Then, enter the “Peach State” of Georgia and journey to its fast – growing metropolis, Atlanta, home of 1996 summer Olympics. Enjoy an orientation tour, followed by a short visit to the grave and eternal flame dedicated to preserving the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Hotel: Quality Suites Buckhead Village

Day 10: Atlanta – Savannah

Head south through rich, rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah for a 2 – night stay. On this afternoon’s Trolley Tour, you will see attractions like the City Market, Forsyth Park, Mercer House, Madison Square (where General Sherman concluded his “March to the Sea”), Colonial Park Cemetery, and the world – famous River Street. The evening is free to explore this charming city on your own.

Hotel: Best Western Savannah Historic District, 2 nights

Day 11: Savannah

A day at leisure. Shop on cobblestoned River Street or stroll among the many squares surrounded by elegant homes and gardens. Don’t miss the impressive Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum to learn about Savannah’s important role in maritime history.

Day 12: Savannah – St. Augustine – Orlando

Travel into the “Sunshine State” of Florida, stopping first at St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. You will see the Government House and the Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, on your orientation tour. Then, drive to magical Orlando.

Day 13: Depart Orlando

Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the “Sunshine State” further.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
March: 11, 18$3,149.00$4,535.00
April: 01, 15$3,149.00$4,535.00
May: 06, 13, 20$3,149.00$4,535.00
June: 03, 10, 17, 24$3,149.00$4,535.00
July: 15$3,149.00$4,535.00
August: 19, 26$3,149.00$4,535.00
September: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$3,149.00$4,535.00
October: 07$3,149.00$4,535.00
November: 04$3,149.00$4,535.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 12 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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America’s Musical Heritage

On this Southern US tour, visit the cities and landmarks that have influenced America’s musical heritage—country, rock – n – roll, soul, blues, and jazz with Elvis Presley also thrown into the mix. Start in Nashville and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame; RCA Studio B, one of the country’s most important recording studios; and the Grand Ole Opry, where you have reserved seats. In Memphis, visit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, celebrating the great Memphis soul music; Sun Studio, the most famous recording studio, which launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and more; and Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Travel deep into the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the “Birthplace of the Blues,” and visit the Delta Blues Museum, dedicated to the history and legends that made this style of music popular.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Nashville

Welcome to Music City, USA! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink.

Hotel: Gaylord Opryland Hotel, 2 nights

Day 2: Nashville

Start your day with a visit to RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest recording studio and one of the country’s most important studios. Between 1957 and 1977, more than 35,000 songs were recorded here. Make a special recording and take it home as a memory of your time in Nashville. Then, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Nashville, including Centennial Park’s full – size replica of Athens’ Parthenon. See the legendary recording and performing venues of Music Row and Honky Tonk Row – where music history was made and the famous artists got their breaks. We then visit the Country Music Hall Of Fame to see its collection of costumes, memorabilia, instruments, and photographs. Tonight, you have reserved seats for an unforgettable show at the worldfamous Grand Ole Opry, the mecca for country musicians.

Day 3: Nashville – Memphis

This morning, depart for Memphis, “Home of the Blues.” Upon arrival, visit Sun Studio, probably the most famous recording studio in the world and where rock ‘n’ roll was first recorded. This historic studio launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. Then, visit the Stax Museum Of American Soul Music, a celebration of the great Memphis soul music made famous by Otis Redding, Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Aretha Franklin, and others. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight.

Special Feature: Spend the next two nights at the Guest House at Graceland, located just a few steps from Graceland. The hotel is designed with classic elegance, modern luxury, and is uniquely Elvis.

Hotel: Guest House at Graceland, 2 nights

Day 4: Memphis – Excursion to Graceland

This morning, see all the landmarks of Memphis. A Local Guide will play and sing selections from the city’s rich musical heritage, along with generous amounts of comedy and interaction. We then travel to Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Tour the mansion, see his original business office, his enormous collection of gold records and awards. The tour ends at the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. There’s also time to see Elvis’ collection of ornate jumpsuits and capes, the automobile museum, and his collection of planes. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Memphis – Clarksdale – Greenwood

Today, we follow the path of the mighty Mississippi River and travel deep into the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the “Birthplace of the Blues.” From the cotton fields, street corners, and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta came a new kind of music – the blues. Blues legends such as Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, Ike Turner, and John Lee Hooker honed their incredible music talents here before sharing them with the world. Visit the Delta Blues Museum, dedicated to exploring the history and heritage of this unique American musical art form. Exhibits contain historical images, artifacts, musical instruments, and the remains of the cabin where Muddy Waters lived during his days as a sharecropper. Enjoy a photo stop at the “Cross Roads,” where legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to play like no one else. Then, a special lunch with a local musician at Ground Zero Blues Club, owned by Academy Award – winning actor Morgan Freeman. After lunch, continue to Greenwood, where many of the city’s downtown buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Upon arrival, take a guided Tour to see the sites and locations used for the Oscar – winning movie The Help.

Special Feature: Overnight at the historic Alluvian Hotel. Originally opened in 1917, it has undergone a major transformation and is now rated as one of the Top 10 Hotels in the United States by Conde Nast magazine.

Hotel: The Alluvian

Day 6: Greenwood – Indianola – Natchez

This morning, we visit the B.B. King Museum in Indianola, hometown of the legendary musician. Explore King’s 60 – plus year career, from his time as a sharecropper and his time on Memphis’ Beale Street to the international music star he became. Artifacts, images, and a guitar studio where visitors can play instruments bring it all to life. We then continue south to beautiful Natchez. Dinner tonight is at an elegant Antebellum Mansion.

Hotel: Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel

Day 7: Natchez – Frogmore – Lafayette

First stop today is the Delta Music Museum, where you are treated to a guided tour and will learn intimate stories about Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Conway Twitty, and other Louisiana Delta musicians. Head through Louisiana into the heart of Cajun Country. Then, visit the historic Frogmore Plantation, where you’ll learn about the trials and triumphs of life on the plantation, from the 1700s to today. Arrive in Lafayette and participate in a unique experience at Martin Accordions, where you learn the history of accordion making, and enjoy music and storytelling by the Martin family.

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Lafayette

Day 8: Lafayette – Houmas House Plantation – New Orleans

Enjoy a morning visit to St. Martinville to see the famous oak tree from Longfellow’s poem, Evangeline. Then, CRUISE through the swampy waterways of the Atchafalaya Basin. See moss – draped trees, wildlife, and maybe even a lingering alligator or two. On to the Great River Road, where wealthy plantation owners built their monumental homes. Afterward, enjoy authentic Cajun home cooking along the banks of the Atchafalaya. Visit Houmas House Plantation, the “Crown Jewel of the Great River Road.” Tour the mansion, which is filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork, and enjoy some time to stroll the magnificent gardens. We then continue to exciting New Orleans for a 2 – night stay.

Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans, 2 nights

Day 9: New Orleans

This morning, a Local Guide shows you the sights and sounds of New Orleans. Visit the French Quarter, including Jackson Square and Pirate’s Alley, then stop at an above – ground cemetery and learn about the city’s unique burial customs. Drive along tree – lined St. Charles Avenue to see the stately homes bordering the historic Garden District. This afternoon is free to explore New Orleans on your own, shop for a favourite souvenir, or relax with a fresh cup of cafe au lait and a beignet. Tonight, celebrate your musical journey with a festive farewell dinner at one of the oldest restaurants in New Orleans.

Day 10: Depart New Orleans

The tour ends after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
April: 16$4,329.00Price on Application
May: 01, 08, 22, 29$4,149.00Price on Application
September: 04, 18, 25$4,149.00Price on Application
October: 02, 09, 16$4,149.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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