Steeped in musical history, the southern states of Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama present a spellbinding celebration of jazz, blues, country and rock’n’roll. This magnificent music-themed tour includes visits to a legendary recording studio in Muscle Shoals and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, where you can step up to the microphone, the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Memphis’ Beale Street and Graceland, Elvis Presley’s ultra-opulent mansion - part museum and part shrine to the King - as well as non-musical highlights of the region, from the Jack Daniel’s Distillery to Belle Mead, the ‘Queen of the Tennessee Plantations’.
8 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
Included excursions and visits: 11
Guided tour of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery
Entrance to Belle Meade Plantation
Tour of Nashville with local guide
Entrance to the Country Music Hall of Fame
Included show at the Grand Ole Opry
Visit to the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum
Orientation tour of Memphis
Entrance to Graceland
Entrance to the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
Visit to Muscle Shoals Studio
Tour of Atlanta with local guide
Plus all these benefits:
Titan‘s VIP Home Departure Service®
Free connecting flights from regional airports
Check-in service by Titan staff with porterage
Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
Scheduled British Airways or Virgin Atlantic flights
Best available coaches with experienced drivers
Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service® collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow and a direct, scheduled British Airways or Virgin Atlantic flight to Atlanta. On arrival our coach transfers you to the Hotel Indigo Midtown.
Day 2 Atlanta - Lynchburg - Nashville
This morning we travel to the small town of Lynchburg and the Jack Daniel’s Distillery where we take a guided tour. Established in 1866, it is the oldest registered distillery in America. Later today we visit the ‘Queen of the Tennessee Plantations’, Belle Meade. Our included visit centres on the 1853 Greek Revival mansion and its fascinating antique carriage collection. We then continue our journey to Nashville and your base for the next three nights, the Gaylord Opryland Resort.
Jack Daniel's Distillery
Belle Meade Plantation
Day 3 Nashville
Nashville is a city of contrasts, famous as the country music capital of the world and also called the ‘Athens of the South’ having, as it does, the only full scale replica of the Greek Parthenon. This morning we visit Studio B, one of the world’s most important recording studios used regularly by artists like Elvis Presley, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Here you will discover an array of artefacts and memorabilia telling the story of its musical history and the legendary stars. We also take a guided tour which introduces you to the facets of the city including the Parthenon replica, after which the afternoon is at your leisure to explore. Here you will find typical southern civility combined with unabashed good humour.
Day 4 Nashville - Grand Ole Opry
Today is a free day to explore at leisure. Tonight’s included entertainment is a visit to the mecca of country music, the Grand Ole Opry. Enjoy the wide variety of country music and its many colourful performers, as the show is broadcast live, as it has been since it began in 1925.
Grand Ole Opry
Day 5 Tupelo - Memphis
This morning we depart south from Nashville via the state of Alabama to Tupelo where we visit the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum. See the famous two room house built by Elvis’ father and the personal exhibits held in the museum in tribute to the legend. Later today we complete our journey back into Tennessee to Memphis and the Holiday Inn Select or Sheraton Memphis, located in the heart of downtown.
Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum
Day 6 Day 6 Graceland
This morning we take an orientation tour of Memphis before our included visit to Graceland, home of Elvis Presley. Our comprehensive tour includes exploration of the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. The rest of the day is free to make your own discoveries in Memphis. Maybe relax by the mighty Mississippi or visit Beale Street, ‘home of the blues’, where bars and clubs offer live music.
Day 7 Memphis - Tunica
This morning we visit the Rock ‘n’ Soul exhibition, a fascinating and memorable experience showcasing the Blues of B.B. King to the Rock of Jerry Lee Lewis. You have a further afternoon at leisure then, for those who wish, we journey south into Mississippi this evening, to the historic town of Tunica which has recently become a major gambling attraction with its many Las Vegas-style casinos. Here you are free to gamble or simply relax in the many restaurants available before we transfer back to Memphis and our hotel.
Day 8 Memphis - Muscle Shoals, Florence
Today we travel into Alabama to Muscle Shoals, the ‘Hit Recording Capital of the World’. We visit a famous recording studio and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, which holds personal memorabilia from stars including Tammy Wynette, The Commodores, Wilson Picket and Percy Sledge. We travel on to our hotel for the night - the Hampton Inn & Suites Muscle Shoals, located in Florence on the Tennessee River.
Day 9 Florence - Atlanta - In flight
Today we travel to Atlanta, home to Coca Cola and a city with a political past. Take a tour of the city which includes a visit to the Martin Luther King Memorial. We then transfer you to Atlanta Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways or Virgin Atlantic flight to London.
Martin Luther King Memorial
Day 10 London
Arrival at London Heathrow Airport where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
This incredible hotel is centred underneath its huge signature glass atriums beneath which is housed individually themed 'cities', botanical gardens and remarkable water features including cascading indoor waterfalls, streams, ponds and fountains. You will also find a great choice of outstanding restaurants from casual to fine dining, and bars to suit all tastes from live musical entertainment to refined lounges.
Standard rooms are comfortable with exterior views, alternatively you may wish to upgrade to a Premium Room that overlooks one of the three stunning interior Atriums.
Rooms upgrade prices start from £45 per person. (Based on twin share).