You are being redirected to Archer's sister brand Cosmos.
Sorry, this holiday is not currently available.Please call us and we'll let you know as soon as it goes on sale.0330 0588 237
We're just checking prices and availability... nearly there!
Or you can call us on:
0330 0588 237
Call us today for help
Checking prices and availability… nearly there!
Call 0330 0588 238 to book
Globus escorted tours
Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.
From B.B. King to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, trace the rhythms, histories and folk tales of American music in its southern states on a fascinating tour of Delta Blues, New Orleans Jazz, and the country music of Nashville. Be at Graceland to experience the candlelight vigil that will commemorate the anniversary of Elvis's death.
With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.
You'll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, and we'll be waiting to take you home too.
Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.
Read more about our private home pick-up service.
Total meals included:
Fly to Nashville where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights. Meet the Tour Director this evening as well as your travelling companions for a welcome drink.
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Nashville, including Centennial Park's full size replica of Athens' Parthenon, the recording studios of Music Row and famous Honky Tonk Row. Learn the history, the importance and the celebrities that got their starts here. Afterwards, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame to see its collection of costumes, memorabilia, instruments and photographs. There is free time this afternoon to explore at leisure before this evening's visit to the Grand Ole Opry. There are reserved seats for an unforgettable show at this world famous Country Music mecca.
A free day to explore all that Nashville has to offer. Perhaps, visit the Johnny Cash Museum or explore the city's many honky-tonks. During lunch you will be treated to a special 'Coal Miners Daughter' Tribute. The granddaughter of the legendary Loretta Lynn will engage you with songs and stories of growing up and performing with her grandmother. It will be an unforgettable experience.
Today starts with a visit to RCA Studio B, Nashville's oldest surviving 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. Afterwards leave for Memphis, 'Home of the Blues'. First 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. Next 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 MGs, Aretha Franklin and many more. Dinner this evening is on Beale Street. A vibrant street with neon signs and many music clubs.
Enjoy a tour of Memphis this morning. A local guide will play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage, along with generous amounts of comedy and interaction. Arrive at Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion and one of the highlights of the tour. See the themed rooms, the trophy building with the enormous collection of gold records and awards, his original business office and the racquetball court that houses a collection of his ornate jumpsuits and capes. The tour ends at the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, return to Graceland for the official Candlelight Vigil. You may walk through the gate and up the drive to Elvis' grave site and pay your respects to the King and his legacy. NOTE: Due to the large anticipated crowds expected at Graceland, you can expect to wait in line for several hours during the candlelight vigil. It is likely to be very humid and the night time temperatures will be high. Please consider these factors when deciding if you wish to participate.
A full day to explore Memphis at your leisure. Perhaps visit the National Civil Rights Museum, housed at the historic Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. A charming event to witness is the march of the Peabody Ducks at the Peabody Hotel. There are many clubs to check out on Beale Street.
Today, follow the path of the 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. Considered by many to be the only truly indigenous American music, the blues has influenced musicians worldwide. Blues legends such as Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, Ike Turner and John Lee Hooker honed their music talents here first. Visit the Delta Blues Museum, dedicated to exploring the history and heritage of this unique American music. Exhibits contain historical images, artifacts, musical instruments and the remains of the cabin where Muddy Waters lived as a sharecropper. Enjoy a photo stop at the 'Cross Roads' where blues guitarist Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to play like no one else. Enjoy a special lunch at Ground Zero Blues Club, owned by Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman. Spend time at the Rock & Blues Museum before continuing to Greenwood where many of the city's downtown buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy a tour showing the sites and locations used for the award winning movie 'The Help'.
This morning enjoy a visit to the BB King Museum in Indianola, hometown of the legendary musician. Explore King's 60 year plus career, from his time as a sharecropper and his time on Memphis' Beale Street to the international music star he has become. Continue further into the Deep South to Natchez, Mississippi for an included horse-drawn carriage ride. The driver tells of the stories and history that make this such a special place. Dinner this evening is at an elegant Antebellum Mansion.
First stop today is Frogmore Plantation, where you can learn about life on the plantation from the 1700s to today. Continue to the Louisiana Delta Music Museum for a guided tour to learn intimate stories about Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Conway Twitty and other Louisiana Delta musicians. Later, head through Louisiana into the heart of Cajun country. Arriving in Layfayette, participate in a unique experience at Martin Accordions and learn the history of accordion making and enjoy music and storytelling by the Martin family.
Enjoy a short visit to St Martinville to see the famous oak tree from Longfellow's poem, Evangeline. Later enjoy a cruise through the swampy waterways of the Atchafalaya Basin. See the Spanish Moss draped trees and even a lingering alligator or two. Continue on to the Great River Road, where wealthy plantation owners built their monumental homes. Afterwards, enjoy authentic Cajun home cooking along the banks of the Atchafalaya. Later, 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 a stroll around the magnificent gardens. End the day in New Orleans.
A local guide will show 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. Visit the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park which preserves the history of the people of New Orleans. The afternoon is at leisure to explore independently. Tonight, celebrate this musical journey with a festive farewell dinner at one of the oldest restaurants in New Orleans.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in New Orleans.
Due to the large anticipated crowds expected at Graceland, you can expect to wait in line for several hours during the candlelight vigil. It is likely to be very humid and the night-time temperatures will be high. Please consider these factors when deciding if you wish to participate.
Accommodation as stated or similar
This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.
Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £100 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.
Price per person
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 31 May 19
11 dates available
Price based on May 31, 2019 - June 11, 2019
11 matching dates available
The beautiful South comes alive on this wonderful holiday featuring locations that have played a role in the evolution of American music. This southern U.S. tour starts with two nights in Chicago, ends with two nights in New Orleans, includes two nights in Nashville and Memphis, and an overnight in St. Louis. Enjoy a sightseeing tour or an orientation tour in each of the cities.
Highlights of this tour include places near and dear to music lovers’ hearts. In Nashville, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, with its rare instruments and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold” Cadillac, and RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio and where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and many more stars recorded their biggest hits. You’ll also enjoy the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, a must for any country music fan and where you’ll have reserved seating for a show. In Memphis, see where the film, “Walk the Line,” was filmed and visit Graceland, Elvis’ palatial estate.
Other tour highlights include a trip to the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Experience a ride on the Amtrak City of New Orleans train from Memphis to New Orleans. Watch for cotton fields and catfish ponds as you pass through Mississippi. In Louisiana, perhaps enjoy an optional boat cruise through the swampy waterways.
On this southern U.S. tour, you’ll also have plenty of time to explore on your own or to join optional outings. In Memphis, you may want to join an optional excursion to Sun Studio or visit a blues club on famous Beale Street. In New Orleans, you may want to visit a plantation or shop in the French Quarter.
For music lovers and those desiring to experience the South, this value-minded tour is the perfect holiday!
Price based on 04 Nov 19
20 dates available
Price based on November 4, 2019 - November 15, 2019
20 matching dates available
How can we help you today?
Our travel specialists are available:Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pmSat: 9am - 5pmSun: 11am - 5pm
0330 0588 237
All fields are required *
We will call you back as soon as one of our travel specialists is available.
Thank you for your request. We will come back to you as soon as one of our agents is available.
Thank you for contacting us. One of our travel specialists will get back to you shortly.