Book any of the below 2019 Southern USA tours and upgrade your inbound flight to premium economy for just £99 per person. Simply call us or contact your travel agent to book before 15 Feb 2019.
Enjoy extra legroom, premium dining and a complimentary drinks service, as well as a dedicated check-in and bag drop. Choose from the hundreds of in-flight films, TV shows, music videos and games at your fingertips, or simply stretch out on a comfortable seat. Available on all inbound transatlantic flights from selected US airports on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operated flights.
What's more, if you have travelled either with us or with our sister brand Archers before, you can enjoy a doubled loyalty discount of £100pp for bookings made between 20 December 2018 and 28 February 2019.
With deposits just £49pp on all 2019 tours booked between 5 February and 31 March, what are you waiting for?
Love music? Then this is the tour for you. You’ll begin your tour with a two-night stay in New Orleans, where an expert Local Guide will show you the sights and sounds of the ‘Big Easy’. You’ll then travel to Tupelo, Mississippi, to see the Elvis Museum and birthplace – a small, two-room shack built by Elvis’s father, Vernon, that’s filled with fascinating memorabilia from The King’s childhood. Explore Memphis on a three-night stay with an expert Local Guide, who will unpack the city’s musical history – including ‘backstage’ stories from the folks who were there. You’ll visit the Stax Museum and learn about the origins of soul; trace the cultural and musical part of Memphis at the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum; and see the famous Sun Studio, where the first ever rock ‘n’ roll record was cut. Naturally, you’ll spend time at Graceland, grand estate where Elvis spent time working, playing and writing music. You’ll get to board his private jet and walk through the same rooms he once did – and pay your respects to the legend at his resting place in the Meditation Garden, where he often went to spend time alone. You’ll spend two nights in Nashville, the home of country music, and discover RCA Studio B – America’s oldest surviving recording studio. You’ll also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, home of Elvis’s famous ‘solid gold’ Cadillac, before taking your reserved seats at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry for an unforgettable live country performance. The perfect memory of an unforgettable music tour of the Deep South.
Price based on 03 Nov 19
6 dates available
This Nashville and Memphis tour is the perfect holiday for music fans who want to see and experience America's musical heritage. Enjoy southern hospitality during your 3-night stay in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and your 3-night stay in Memphis at the Guest House at Graceland, just steps away from the Graceland mansion. In Nashville—the city that “music calls home”—visit the Ryman Auditorium, a National Historic Landmark that served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry for over 30 years and has more than a century of showcasing legendary performances. Globus has arranged a private guided tour of this famous place, along with reserved seats for a show at the Grand Ole Opry. Also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, where you’ll immerse yourself in the history and sounds of country music with its unrivalled collection of costumes, memorabilia, instruments, and photographs. In Memphis, home of the Blues and birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, visit Sun Studios. This historic and still-active studio launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. No Memphis holiday is complete without a visit to Graceland, where you’ll tour Elvis Presley’s mansion, see his vintage automobile collection, and more. Finally, visit the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, where you’ll tour the antebellum home and learn about the owner’s dedication to helping with the anti-slavery movement. Accompanied by a tour director who’ll bring these cities to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge, this Nashville and Memphis tour is sure to delight.
Price based on 27 Sep 19
4 dates available
Explore the evolution of American music on this sensational holiday that brings the beautiful south to life. You’ll start your Deep South tour with two nights in the ‘windy city’ of Chicago, end it with two unforgettable nights in New Orleans with nights in Nashville, Memphis and St Louis along the way. With guided sightseeing or an orientation tour in each place, you’ll get to know the back story behind each city. For music fans, this tour is a pilgrimage to all the important sites in popular music history. You’ll visit the Country Music Hall of fame in Nashville and admire its rare instruments and artefacts – including Elvis Presley’s solid gold Cadillac! You’ll take a tour around RCA Studio B, where Elvis, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and many other stars recorded their biggest hits. You’ll take your reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry to see an unforgettable nightly performance that’s been broadcast live on air since 1925 – the longest running in US history! In Memphis, you’ll visit the film locations for ‘Walk the Line’: the story of Johnny Cash and his wife June. Of course, no visit here would be complete without a tour of Graceland, legendary home of Elvis Presley himself. You’ll take a trip to the top of St Louis’s iconic Gateway Arch, 630 feet high, to enjoy phenomenal views. You’ll also enjoy tranquil views of the dreamy Mississippi landscapes travelling on the Amtrak City of New Orleans train from Memphis to New Orleans. Look out for catfish ponds and cotton fields before reaching Louisiana – where you can take an optional cruise through the swampy waterways. You’ll find plenty of time to explore on your own or to join optional outings on this tour, whether that’s a tour of Sun Studio in Memphis, visiting a plantation in New Orleans or just hitting some blues clubs and soaking up the vibes. This tour offers the chance to experience the best of the music, culture and history of the Deep South at excellent value!
Price based on 04 Nov 19
11 dates available
Discover the major cities and historic sites of Texas, the ‘Lone Star State’, on this exhilarating and diverse tour. You’ll explore Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston before crossing into Louisiana to spend time in Lafayette and New Orleans in the Deep South. Go behind the scenes on a tram tour at Johnson Space Center, home of the US Space Program and NASA. You’ll see engineers, astronauts and scientists working on current space projects and visit the Historic Apollo Mission Control, where the team at NASA monitored Gemini and Apollo missions from earth. Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide in San Antonio and explore San Fernando Cathedral – the oldest cathedral in the USA – as well as the Downtown sights and pretty River Walk area. Enjoy views of the Atchafalaya Basin on a cruise. In historic Fredericksburg, pick up a unique souvenir from its many independent shops and boutiques, art galleries and museums. Revisit American history at the Sixth Floor Museum, where Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to shot President John F Kennedy. Discover the legacy of the vice president who took over from JFK at the Lyndon B Johnson National Historic Park and at the Texas White House. Hear the story of Texas at the Bob Bullock State History Museum, and visit the iconic Alamo. In North Texas Horse Country, your knowledgeable Tour Director will take you round a real working horse ranch so you can get a taste of life as a cowboy!
Price based on 10 Oct 19
2 dates available
Experience the beautiful scenery, rich history, and vibrant cultures of the South on this southern U.S. tour that begins and ends in Atlanta with overnights also in Charleston and Savannah. Also enjoy time in St. Simons Island, with its unspoiled beauty and beaches, laid-back lifestyle, and charming communities. History comes to life during your visits to Atlanta’s Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, where you’ll learn more about the man and his legacy; Charleston’s Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, America’s most photographed plantation and where you’ll tour the mansion, see the slave cabins, and visit the beautiful gardens; and Savannah’s American Prohibition Museum, bringing the roaring 20s to life. In Charleston, Globus has included a special Gullah luncheon, where you’ll learn about the rich history and culture of the Gullah people, the descendants of slaves who lived in the lowcountry. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the narrow, oak-lined streets in picturesque Beaufort and sightseeing trolley tours in both Savannah and Jekyll Island. Of course, no southern U.S. tour would be complete without sampling the flavours of the South. In Atlanta, Globus has included dinner at Pittypat’s Porch, where you’ll be immersed in southern atmosphere as you savour traditional southern cuisine. Globus has also included another special treat…a festive luncheon at the Jekyll Island Club, once a retreat for some of the world’s wealthiest families, such as the Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Morgan families. From the traditional southern food to the picturesque scenery and rich historic opportunities, this southern tour is a holiday of a lifetime!
Price based on 01 Nov 19
6 dates available
Soak up the sights of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida on this diverse and exhilarating Deep South tour! Begin with a three-night stay in New Orleans and finish with one night in Orlando, and discover the delights of Memphis, Nashville and Savannah with two nights in each city. You’ll also stay in Natchez and Atlanta, with the chance to spend time in Louisiana’s capital Baton Rouge, Chattanooga and St Augustine – the oldest city in the USA. Music fans will love experiencing some of the most important sites in American music history: Graceland, where Elvis Presley lived, worked and played; RCA Studio B, ‘cradle of the Nashville sound’; the Country Music Hall of Fame; and the famous Grand Ole Opry, where you’ll take your reserved seats for a fantastic performance – who you will see is the luck of the draw! You’ll also have the chance to discover the cultural heritage of Southern USA in the beautiful Colonial Spanish architecture of St Augustine and the stately mansions and clanging street cars of New Orleans’ French Quarter – and then there’s the live jazz that spills out nightly onto the pavement! You’ll visit a pre-Civil War home in Natchez to see beautifully preserved collections of period paintings and furniture. You’ll stop in Atlanta to pay your respects to the grave and eternal flame that’s dedicated to conserving the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. And on a Savannah trolley tour, you’ll discover the many attractions of this charming seaport, including the 19th-century Madison Square, Forsyth Park and River Street. This Southern US tour offers widescreen views of the unique countryside along the way from Cajun country in New Orleans to Baton Rouge, and through rural Mississippi from Natchez to Memphis and inside Chattanooga National Forest. Unique wildernesses, eclectic culture and all the exciting sites in musical history: this Deep South tour has it all.
Price based on 06 Nov 19
12 dates available
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.
Price based on 09 Dec 19
11 dates available
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 blues. Other musical landmarks on this tour include the B.B. King Museum and the Louisiana Delta Music Museum, where you will learn more about Louisiana Delta musicians such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, and more. In New Orleans, visit the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. But that’s not all…in addition to musical heritage, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about life on a plantation and cruise through the swampy waterways of Atchafalaya Basin. Plus, Globus has arranged unique experiences for you throughout this Southern US tour. Enjoy a special lunch at Ground Zero Blues Club, owned by actor Morgan Freeman, and dinner at an antebellum mansion in Natchez. A special treat is the opportunity for you to make a recording at RCA Studio B that you can take home with you! It’s a holiday no music lover should miss!
Price based on 10 May 19
9 dates available
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Flight upgrade of £99pp to Premium Economy is valid on new bookings made through our Contact Centre or travel agent between 20 Dec 2018 and 15 Feb 2019, departing the UK between 1 Jan 2019 and 31 Dec 2019.
The upgrade is valid only for the inbound transatlantic flight on tour or cruise holidays returning from New Orleans, Orlando, Atlanta, Memphis or Nashville airports. This is available on the following holidays:
The Lone Star State to the French Quarter
Dixieland and Rhythms
Memphis, New Orleans and Western Caribbean Cruise
America’s Musical Heritage
Music Cities: Nashville and Memphis
Valid on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operated flight numbers only and subject to availability.
Our doubled loyalty discount of £100pp off a new 2019 tour booking made between 20 December 2018 and 28 February 2019 is available to all Cosmos and Archers customers with a previous or forward booking.
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