New Orleans, the Old South and Florida

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Price per person
from £2,244

Price based on
London Heathrow
14th Mar 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 14 days

  • Southern USA

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Soak up Old South rhythms from the birthplace of jazz in New Orleans, Graceland in Memphis and the country grace of Nashville; with a drive through Cajun country and a Sunshine State finale in Florida.

At a glance


  • New Orleans Explore the city’s French Quarter and Garden District.
  • Memphis Visit the Graceland Mansion: home of Elvis Presley.
  • Nashville See Studio B, Nashville's oldest surviving recording studio.
  • Savannah Explore this elegant coastal city.
  • Orlando Take advantage of the many attractions in the area.
New Orleans, the Old South & Florida

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP 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.

Customer Reviews

Good value for money ..hotels in a nice position for...

9th September 2017
Trusted Customer

Good value for money ..hotels in a nice position for shopping

Brilliant, great variety. Particularly the Gran Ole Opry....

2nd April 2017
Trusted Customer

Brilliant, great variety. Particularly the Gran Ole Opry.

Overview

Soak up Old South rhythms from the birthplace of jazz in New Orleans, Graceland in Memphis and the country grace of Nashville; with a drive through Cajun country and a Sunshine State finale in Florida.

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

UK - New Orleans

Day
1

Fly to New Orleans where you will transfer to your hotel for three nights.

No meals included

New Orleans

Day
2

From its famous French Quarter balconies to the mansions on St. Charles, New Orleans oozes a sultry and intoxicating cool. Experience the laidback streets of the French Quarter with stops at St Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square on your morning city tour. Then head across lively Canal Street to the elegant tree-lined streets of the Garden District to see its grand mansions and a typical New Orleans above-ground cemetery. The rest of the day and evening are yours to do some more sightseeing, go shopping for souvenirs or simply relax.

No meals included

New Orleans

Day
3

Another full day to experience more of this exuberant and attractive city. For keen shoppers, Canal Street and the French Quarter offer an extensive array of unique stores and designer boutiques; or alternatively join an optional excursion on a swamp boat ride through the atmospheric bayous.

No meals included

New Orleans - Baton Rouge - Natchez

Day
4

Drive through the heart of Cajun country to Baton Rouge for an orientation tour, featuring the stucco Georgian architecture of the Governor's Mansion, reported to be a copy of the White House, and the Louisiana State Capitol. Then on to elegant Natchez, once a thriving port in the golden years of the cotton trade. Your tour includes a visit to a graceful pre-Civil War home featuring fine collections of period furniture and paintings. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

No meals included

Natchez - Memphis

Day
5

Drive through rural Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee, and acquaint yourself with the city during an orientation tour. This evening, head to Beale Street and check out some of the city’s famous blues clubs.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Memphis - Graceland - Nashville

Day
6

This morning is all about The King. No trip to Memphis is complete without a trip to the iconic home of Elvis Presley. On the Graceland Mansion Tour, you’ll explore the uniquely-decorated rooms he hung out and wrote music in; and the Memorial Garden, where Elvis and his parents were laid to rest. Afterwards, travel through the fertile farmlands of Tennessee to the 'Capital of Country Music', Nashville. The evening is at leisure.

No meals included

Nashville

Day
7

Nashville is the ideal destination for all kinds of visitors: music fans, history buffs and southern lovers. Start the day with a visit to Studio B, Nashville's oldest surviving recording studio. From 1957-1977 there were more than 35,000 songs recorded here including 262 Elvis Presley recordings. Your sightseeing city tour passes the famous recording studios of Music Row; then behind the scenes of the music industry on a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame to see musical memorabilia and the solid gold Cadillac that belonged to Elvis Presley. Tonight, enjoy reserved seats for an entertaining show at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.

No meals included

Nashville - Chattanooga - Atlanta

Day
8

First stop today is Chattanooga, home of the ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’. Enter the 'Peach State' of Georgia and continue through the pine and hardwood trees of Chattahoochee National Forest to the fast-growing metropolis of Atlanta, former home and burial place of assassinated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. A short visit to see the eternal flame and the graves of Martin Luther King and his wife is followed by an orientation tour of the city. The rest of the day is yours to explore further or relax.

No meals included

Atlanta - Savannah

Day
9

Head through rich rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah where your trolley tour highlights such attractions as the City Market, Madison Square, River Street and the Mercer House - which was the scene of numerous macabre deaths and featured in the 1994 John Berendt book ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’, later made into a film starring Kevin Spacey. Your evening is free to discover the city at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Savannah

Day
10

A free day to explore this picturesque coastal city. Shop on cobblestoned River Street or stroll among the many squares surrounded by elegant homes and pretty gardens. Don't miss Forsyth Park, with its famous fountain and flowerbeds – great for lunchtime concerts and people-watching – or the impressive Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, where you can learn about Savannah's important role in maritime history.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Savannah - St Augustine - Orlando

Day
11

Travel into the famous 'Sunshine State' of Florida, stopping first at St Augustine, the oldest European city in the United States. Your tour takes you to the city's historic district and the Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos. Then drive to Orlando - USA's fun capital.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Orlando

Day
12

The day is yours to take advantage of the many attractions in the area, such as Universal Studios Florida and its companion parks, Islands of Adventure and of course, the world-famous Walt Disney World Resort.

No meals included

Orlando - UK

Day
13

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Orlando or Clearwater Beach.

No meals included

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

No meals included

Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • New Orleans: Sheraton New Orleans
  • Natchez: Hampton Inn and Suites
  • Memphis: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown
  • Nashville: The Inn at Opryland
  • Atlanta: Holiday Inn Express Atlanta - Buckhead (2017) / Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta - Buckhead (2018)
  • Savannah: Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown/Historic District
  • Orlando: Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Center

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