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Southern Grace

Southern Grace (Insight Vacations Luxury Gold)
 
Summary:

Enjoy everything from rock 'n roll to Creole cuisine on this 9-Day guided tour that stretches from Nashville to New Orleans. In the birthplace of country music, take a tour of historic Studio B, in Nashville, with a professional sound engineer, who will r...

Duration
9 Days
Cities
5
Next Departure
03-Jun-2022
Starting at
USD 5,650.00
Price per day
USD 628.00

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Southern Grace
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Summary

Enjoy everything from rock 'n roll to Creole cuisine on this 9-Day guided tour that stretches from Nashville to New Orleans. In the birthplace of country music, take a tour of historic Studio B, in Nashville, with a professional sound engineer, who will record you and your fellow travelers singing for a once-in-a-lifetime keepsake. Later, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame on private tour and meet a local singer who will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the songwriting process. In Memphis, marvel at the mansion where Elvis once lived: Graceland. At the Houmas House plantation, take part in a Creole cooking demonstration, then feast on traditional Southern dishes for dinner. Allow a Local Expert to lead you through New Orleans’ best sites, from bustling Jackson Square to idyllic City Park.

Southern Grace (Insight Vacations Luxury Gold)

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Arrive In Nashville.
Day 2.
Nashville's Musical History.
Day 3.
Memphis And Graceland. Relaxed Start
Day 4.
The Best Of Memphis.
Day 5.
Mississippi Mystique In Natchez.
Day 6.
Frogmore, Houmas House, And New Orleans.
Day 7.
New Orleans Sightseeing. Relaxed Start
Day 8.
Exploring The Big Easy. Relaxed Start
Day 9.
Depart New Orleans.

Visited cities (5): Jackson, Lynn, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans

Highlights

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Memphis: Visit the Stax Museum and learn the story of American Soul music, Stax Records and the Memphis sound.
  • Memphis: Explore Sun Studios where Elvis got his start along with many of the greats. Stand in the very same spot that Elvis first recorded. Sun Studio is known as "The Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll." It is the discovery location of musical legends and genres of the 50's from B.B. King and Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis; from Blues and Gospel to Country and Rock 'n' Roll.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Natchez: Learn about the beer of the South and it's distinct local flavour as you tour the family-owned Natchez Brewing Company.
  • Natchez: Partake in a private tour of an antebellum mansion. Explore the interior and grounds as you learn about its past and its distinct architectural style.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • New Orleans: Get a taste of the city to learn what Cajun and Creole food is all about- you can taste Cajun and Creole originals like king cake, crawfish etouffee, cracklin' and a boil.
  • New Orleans: Enjoy a tasty selection of creole cuisine such as shrimp etouffee, jambalaya, and freshly baked desserts.

Well-being

  • Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Exceptional Dining

  • Nashville: Get acquainted with Nashville's burgeoning food scene as you join your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests at your hotel for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Memphis: Get to know all about Memphis BBQ from the experts themselves this evening before enjoying a meal. With a passion for all things barbecue and grilling, top grilling expert Clint Cantwell is Senior Vice President of “Whatever” for AmazingRibs.com, Director of Smoke and Flame for Grillocracy.com, and winner of Travel Channel's "American Grilled." Described as a "backyard griller on steroids" and the "mad scientist of grilling," Clint was named one of the "10 Faces of Memphis Barbecue" by Memphis Magazine and is frequently featured in a variety of media outlets as an outdoor cooking authority. Clint will host our Luxury Gold groups at Leonard's Pit Barbecue. He will eat with our groups and talk about BBQ in Memphis and his experience.
  • Natchez: Learn to make the signature drink of the South, the Mint Julep, before an elegant, three-course Southern dinner at the Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens.
  • New Orleans: Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a cooking demonstration and special Highlight Dinner.
  • New Orleans: Get a taste of the city to learn what Cajun and Creole food is all about- you can taste Cajun and Creole originals like king cake, crawfish etouffee, cracklin' and a boil.
  • New Orleans: Enjoy a tasty selection of creole cuisine such as shrimp etouffee, jambalaya, and freshly baked desserts.
  • New Orleans: Gather at the famous Arnaud's for a Celebration Dinner featuring live jazz. Classic Creole cuisine and exceptional service are just steps away from Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, and within the beautifully restored, turn of the century dining rooms, Arnaud’s remains true to its over 100-year tradition. Today, the restaurant is operated by the fourth generation of owners dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the original Arnaud Cazenave.
  • Dining Summary: 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), 8 Breakfast (B), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW), and 1 Lunch (L)

Chairman's Collection

  • Nashville: What better way to discover Music City than alongside one of the stars who contributed to its legacy? Charlie McCoy, a Country Music Hall of Fame musician and Grammy-winning artist, has collaborated with famous musicians like Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Loretta Lynn. Brenda Lee is the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to music, being the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s. Only as a Luxury Gold guest will you meet one of these legendary locals during your time in Nashville.

VIP Experiences

  • Nashville: Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and get a private, behind-the-scenes look at the songwriting process with a local songwriter and singer.

Journey Highlights

  • Nashville: Join the ranks of superstar musicians Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton as you record a take-home song at legendary Studio B.
  • Memphis: Visit Graceland, as much as an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the late, great, Elvis Presley. From the flowers and painted signs outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture.
  • Memphis: Visit the Stax Museum and learn the story of American Soul music, Stax Records and the Memphis sound.
  • Memphis: Explore Sun Studios where Elvis got his start along with many of the greats. Stand in the very same spot that Elvis first recorded. Sun Studio is known as "The Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll." It is the discovery location of musical legends and genres of the 50's from B.B. King and Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis; from Blues and Gospel to Country and Rock 'n' Roll.
  • Memphis: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and visit the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, and embark on a poignant and important tour through five centuries of the Civil Rights Movement. Pay your respects to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn about his impact on the world.
  • New Orleans: Visit Houmas House, the crown jewel of Louisiana's River Road, previously voted best Louisiana attraction. Tour the estate and gardens while you learn about daily life on this former sugarcane plantation. Gain a deeper understanding of the architecture, heritage and history surrounding this 1800's mansion.
  • New Orleans: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you embark on a unique, immersive, insider's perspective tour of the Great Mississippi River and how it shaped a richly important tapestry of land, people and cultures through a memorable eco excursion. You'll get to explore places, cultures and history that visitors rarely get to experience. Meet local fishermen and sample fresh seafood, "Gulf to Table".

Your Way

  • Natchez: Learn about the beer of the South and it's distinct local flavour as you tour the family-owned Natchez Brewing Company.
  • Natchez: Partake in a private tour of an antebellum mansion. Explore the interior and grounds as you learn about its past and its distinct architectural style.

Included in Price

Additional Included Highlights

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

Travel Package

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Tour Nashville New Orleans

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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