Mix together Memphis' musical roots, New Orleans' folklore and a stirring railroad trip through the Louisianan swamplands. Then head south to the sparkling turquoise waters, coral reefs and white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. The perfect ingredients for a truly memorable holiday.
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Travel to Memphis and transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. Our local rep will help you make the most of your stay in Memphis.
Enjoy an included visit to 'Graceland', the legendary home of Elvis Presley to see Elvis' two custom designed planes. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Memphis, built on the Mississippi River, well known for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. In the Downtown area experience the sound of Jazz along Beale Street and visit the Civil Rights Museum where Martin Luther King was assassinated.
Another day to discover Memphis.
You will be transferred to Memphis Central Station today for your Amtrak® journey to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and the home of Mardi Gras. On arrival in New Orleans, transfer to your hotel for three nights. Our local rep will help you make the most of your stay in New Orleans.
You have two full days to explore the birthplace of jazz and home of the colourful Mardi Gras. New Orleans is lively, historically-rich and known for its raucous nightlife, pulsing live music scene and spicy cuisine. A city where French, African and American cultures come together, it embodies the spirit of Mardi Gras, the fiery festival known for its street parties and wild costumed parades. Why not take an optional city tour to see the French Quarter, including St Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square and Bourbon Street, and the Garden District, to admire its stately mansions. If there is time, experience the Algiers Ferry on the iconic Mississippi River.
Another full day to discover New Orleans.
Today, transfer to your cruise ship Carnival Dream for embarkation.
Enjoy two days at sea soaking up the entertainment and food and drink on board.
Key West is known as the 'Conch Republic' and is a vibrant island with colourful bars and a lively atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit on earth, with the warmest ocean waters anywhere in the United States and romantic-style buildings. Join an optional excursion to Hemingway's house, to see original manuscripts and many of his famed six-toed cats. While on the island, sample its culinary treasures, such as Conch Salad and the world-famous Key Lime Pie.
Freeport is the lively resort centre of Grand Bahama Island, with great shopping opportunities in Port Lucaya Marketplace. For those who wish to venture further afield, the eastern and western ends of the island offer serene and quaint hideaways.
The capital of the Bahamas is also one of the most popular ports in the Caribbean. An idyllic place with stretches of perfect white-sand beaches, gracefully swaying coconut palms offering oases of shade, and warm, crystal-clear waters revealing the secrets of incredible multi-coloured marine life. Whether you spend the day shopping for duty-free gifts and mementoes, taking a carriage ride past sorbet-coloured buildings, or touring in a glass-bottom boat, you'll leave the Bahamas with lots of beautiful memories.
After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
A visa is required to travel on this holiday. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.
Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.
Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Our convenient downtown Memphis hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the Memphis trolley system which provides easy access to the convention center and business district as well as the local tourist attractions that help make Memphis a great holiday destination.
300 North 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
Located on historic Canal Street just steps from the French Quarter, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a short walk from Bourbon Street, the Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, Riverwalk Marketplace and the assortment of renowned restaurants, boutiques, and live music clubs. The hotel has an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, business centre, gift shop, concierge service, Internet access, restaurant, lounge, and room service.
500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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