Whether you want to celebrate the life of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, see the tiny school house where Tina Turner studied or soak up the live jazz of New Orleans, we have a musical touring adventure across the pond for you.
Get to know the blues legacy of Memphis on a guided tour and discover Sun Studios, where Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ike Turner made musical history. Explore Nashville, the home of country music synonymous with Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Gram Parsons. Tour the legendary Ryland Auditorium, 'the mother church of country music' and take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry.
Visit Graceland and see where Elvis played guitar, wrote his hit songs and kept his fleet of beautiful cars - and then pay your respects to the King in the Meditation Garden, where he and his family were laid to rest. Then go out along Beale Street for the evening to listen to the next generation of talented musicians persuade your feet to start moving. This is a musical tour, after all...
TOUR WITH FLIGHTS
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!
based on 30th Sep 2019
15 dates available
TOUR WITH FLIGHTS
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.
based on 25th Aug 2019
9 dates available
TOUR WITH FLIGHTS
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! Special Departure Extension: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast. The music encompasses every style associated with New Orleans, plus the hottest names in music from around the world. In addition to the music, enjoy locally made specialties—from classic New Orleans gumbo, po-boys, and jambalaya to fine international cuisine. Don’t miss the craft and marketplaces, where you’ll find tempting handcrafted clothing, leather goods, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. Your New Orleans Jazz Fest package includes a 1-day pass to the festival plus transportation to and from the festival grounds. Available on the 16 April 2020 departure.
based on 1st May 2020
11 dates available
TOUR WITH FLIGHTS
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.
based on 6th Nov 2019
22 dates available
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