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9 Days
1 Country

United States

5 Cities

Nashville, Memphis, Graceland, Natchez, New Orleans

13 Meals

3 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunchs

Comfortable

Mainly 2–3-night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires 1-3 miles of walking per day that might involve some uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones and stairs.

Average group size average 20
Tour brand Luxury Gold
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Enjoy everything from rock 'n roll to Creole cuisine on this 9-Day guided tour that stretches from Nashville to New Orleans. In the birthplace of country music, take a tour of historic Studio B, in Nashville, with a professional sound engineer, who will record you and your fellow travelers singing for a once-in-a-lifetime keepsake. Later, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame on private tour and meet a local singer who will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the songwriting process. In Memphis, marvel at the mansion where Elvis once lived: Graceland. At the Houmas House plantation, take part in a Creole cooking demonstration, then feast on traditional Southern dishes for dinner. Allow a Local Expert to lead you through New Orleans’ best sites, from bustling Jackson Square to idyllic City Park.


The Activity Level of this tour is Leisurely, meaning there is 1 to 2 miles of walking per day on primarily flat surfaces with some stairs.

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Day 1

Arrive in Nashville

Your journey through the South begins by private transfer to your luxurious hotel. Tonight, get your first taste of Deep South cuisine.

Guitars Nashville, Tennessee
Accommodation Grand Hyatt Nashville
Included Meals Dinner
Exceptional Dining Welcome Dinner, Nashville, Tennessee
Welcome Dinner in Nashville

Get acquainted with Nashville's burgeoning food scene as you join your Traveling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner at Henley’s modern American brasser...

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Day 2

Nashville's Musical History

Visit Nashville’s highlights and participate in a rare recording session at Studio B - Nashville's oldest remaining record studio. At the Country Music Hall of Fame, join a private session with a singer/songwriter to learn the stories behind the hits. Enjoy a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

Record  a Song in Nashville's Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee
Accommodation Grand Hyatt Nashville
Included Meals Breakfast
Passport Moments RCA Studio B Recording, Nashville, USA
Record a Song at Nashville's Studio B

You’re in for a treat, joining a professional sound engineer to record a take-home song just as legends like Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton have at...

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Passport Moments

Curated Experiences Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, USA
Nashville Country Music Hall Private VIP Visit

Experience the “Smithsonian of country music,” the Country Music Hall of Fame, for a private, behind-the-scenes look at the songwriting process wit...

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Curated Experiences

Founder's Collection Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville​, USA
Meet a Music Legend in Nashville

If you are traveling on a Founder's Collection departure, you will have the privilege of meeting a living legend in the country music sphere. Get t...

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Founder's Collection

Passport Moments Performance, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, USA
Grand Ole Opry

Celebrate the incredible experience of seeing a live country music show at the Grand Ole Opry, the show that made country music famous showcasing t...

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Passport Moments

Day 3

Memphis and Graceland

Personalise your day in Memphis with a tour of Elvis’ Graceland or afternoon tea at The Peabody. Learn about the personal side of "The King" or enjoy the only traditional English afternoon tea in Memphis at the opulent Chez Philippe dining room.

Elvis Presley Museum, Graceland, Memphis, USA
The Peabody Memphis View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

The Peabody Memphis

About the Hotel

Memphis, United States

Opening its doors in 1849, the Peabody Memphis has a long, grand history that has earned it the reputation of the "South's Grand Hotel". With Beale Street being just a short distance away, guests can take in the culture and explore the music scene of the city's famous entertainment district.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Historic
Personalise your day Graceland Museum, Memphis, USA
Graceland Visit

Visit Graceland, a National Historic Landmark and museum dedicated to the late, great, Elvis Presley. Tour Graceland Mansion walking through the li...

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Personalise your day

Personalise your day Afternoon Tea, The Peabody, Memphis, Tennessee
Afternoon Tea at the Peabody

The only traditional English afternoon tea in Memphis is served at Chez Philippe of The Peabody. Complement your tea with a three-course menu of sa...

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Day 4

The Best of Memphis

Delve into the Memphis music scene with a visit to Sun Studio, "The Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll." Continue your exploration of Memphis with a backstage pass to visit Central BBQ, one of the city's oldest and most iconic BBQ establishments. Meet Clint Cantwell, a renowned grilling expert over a hosted lunch of Central BBQ's famed Pulled Pork, Brisket & Ribs accompanied by tempting sides like slaw and other barbecue classics on a rare event usually only local insiders get to experience. Later, enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with a guided tour of the National Civil Rights Museum.

City Tour Memphis, Tennessee
The Peabody Memphis View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

The Peabody Memphis

About the Hotel

Memphis, United States

Opening its doors in 1849, the Peabody Memphis has a long, grand history that has earned it the reputation of the "South's Grand Hotel". With Beale Street being just a short distance away, guests can take in the culture and explore the music scene of the city's famous entertainment district.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Historic
Passport Moments Huge Gibson guitar outside Sun Studio, Memphis, USA
Sun Studio Visit

Explore Sun Studios, "The Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll," on a guided tour. At this circa-1950 recording studio, walk in the footsteps of Elvis and o...

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Passport Moments

Exceptional Dining Central Bbq Downtown in Nashville, USA
Central BBQ Downtown

Continue your exploration of Memphis with a backstage pass to Central BBQ Downtown.

Included in Trip

Exceptional Dining

Day 5

Mississippi Mystique in Natchez

The South’s unique architecture comes to life in Natchez’s antebellum homes. Tour an 1850s home or visit the Dunleith Historic Inn for a mixology class. At Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens, sit back and enjoy the property's veranda or stroll through the gardens before dinner this evening.

Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge, Natchez, USA
Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens

About the Hotel

Natchez, United States

Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens was built in 1818, and is a National Historic Landmark. As a charter member of Southern Living's Hotel Collection, Monmouth is the perfect choice for travelers seeking an authentic southern travel experience with a unique combination of hospitality, world-class service and luxurious surroundings, set in a historic background.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Style

  • Heritage
Personalise your day Antebellum Mansion Tour, Natchez, USA
Antebellum Mansion Tour

Awaken your imagination on a private tour of an antebellum mansion. Explore the interior and grounds as you learn about its past and distinct archi...

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Personalise your day

Personalise your day Mint Julep tasting-cocktail, Natchez, USA
Mixology Class at Dunleith Historic Inn

Visit Dunleith Historic Inn,  a National Historic Landmark built in 1855 that remains Mississippi’s sole example of a pre-civil-war mansion. Join t...

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Personalise your day

Exceptional Dining Natchez Southern Dinner in Monmouth Historic Inn, Natchez, Mississippi
Natchez Southern Dinner at the Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens

Enjoy an elegant three-course Southern dinner at the Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark in Natchez. As you take in you...

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Exceptional Dining

Day 6

Frogmore, Houmas House, and New Orleans

Gain insight into the history of the South at Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins, then visit Houmas House and Gardens. The French Quarter’s historic Ritz Carlton New Orleans welcomes you for the evening.

Oldest southern live oak in New Orleans Audubon park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

About the Hotel

New Orleans, United States

Relax in luxury at the elegant 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building in the French Quarter. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans retains the grace and charm of this mansion, and is centrally located to the area's most popular attractions, including Bourbon Street.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Spa

Style

  • Traditional
Passport Moments  Houmas House near New Orleans​, USA
Tour Houmas House

Visit Houmas House, the crown jewel of Louisiana's River Road, tour the estate and gardens while you learn about daily life on this former sugarcan...

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Included in Trip

Passport Moments

Magnificent Stays Ritz Carlton Lounge New Orleans, Louisiana
The Ritz Carlton New Orleans 

Relax in luxury at the elegant 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building in the French Quarter. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans retains the grace and c...

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Magnificent Stays

Day 7

New Orleans Sightseeing

Explore the Big Easy’s iconic sights and stroll through a beautiful above-ground cemetery. Embark on a behind-the-scenes tour of Mardi Gras World or visit the National WWII Museum.

French Quarter, New Orleans, USA
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

About the Hotel

New Orleans, United States

Relax in luxury at the elegant 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building in the French Quarter. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans retains the grace and charm of this mansion, and is centrally located to the area's most popular attractions, including Bourbon Street.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Spa

Style

  • Traditional
Personalise your day Mardi Gras World, New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras World Behind-the-Scenes-Tour

Tour Mardi Gras World’s Blaine Kern Studios, a workshop that has created breathtaking floats for Mardi Gras and other parades around the world sinc...

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Personalise your day

Personalise your day National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
National World War II Museum

Embark on an immersive tour of World War II through the exhibits, multimedia experiences and thousands of personal accounts at the National World W...

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Day 8

Exploring the Big Easy

Dive into the Mississippi River Delta. Discover wildlife in the wetlands and explore the “Islenos” fishing villages over a Bayou-side lunch with a local fisherman. 

Honey Island Swamp tree forest in Louisiana, USA
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

About the Hotel

New Orleans, United States

Relax in luxury at the elegant 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building in the French Quarter. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans retains the grace and charm of this mansion, and is centrally located to the area's most popular attractions, including Bourbon Street.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Spa

Style

  • Traditional
Curated Experiences Swamp Eco Tour, Mississippi, Louisiana
The Great Delta Tour

Follow the path of the Mississippi River that has created one of the most distinctive and important American cities and coastal environments in the...

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Curated Experiences

Day 9

Depart New Orleans

Bid 'au revoir' to the Big Easy. Sit back and relax as your complimentary transfer escorts you to the Louis Armstrong Airport.

Tram in Canal street, French Quarter, New Orleans, USA
Included Meals Breakfast

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Passport Moments
Record a Song at Nashville's Studio B

You’re in for a treat, joining a professional sound engineer to record a take-home song just as legends like Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton have at...

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Included in Trip
Curated Experiences
Nashville Country Music Hall Private VIP Visit

Experience the “Smithsonian of country music,” the Country Music Hall of Fame, for a private, behind-the-scenes look at the songwriting process wit...

See More
Included in Trip
Founder's Collection
Meet a Music Legend in Nashville

If you are traveling on a Founder's Collection departure, you will have the privilege of meeting a living legend in the country music sphere. Get t...

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Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Grand Ole Opry

Celebrate the incredible experience of seeing a live country music show at the Grand Ole Opry, the show that made country music famous showcasing t...

See More
Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Graceland Visit

Visit Graceland, a National Historic Landmark and museum dedicated to the late, great, Elvis Presley. Tour Graceland Mansion walking through the li...

See More
Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Afternoon Tea at the Peabody

The only traditional English afternoon tea in Memphis is served at Chez Philippe of The Peabody. Complement your tea with a three-course menu of sa...

See More
Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Sun Studio Visit

Explore Sun Studios, "The Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll," on a guided tour. At this circa-1950 recording studio, walk in the footsteps of Elvis and o...

See More
Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Antebellum Mansion Tour

Awaken your imagination on a private tour of an antebellum mansion. Explore the interior and grounds as you learn about its past and distinct archi...

See More
Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Mixology Class at Dunleith Historic Inn

Visit Dunleith Historic Inn,  a National Historic Landmark built in 1855 that remains Mississippi’s sole example of a pre-civil-war mansion. Join t...

See More
Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Tour Houmas House

Visit Houmas House, the crown jewel of Louisiana's River Road, tour the estate and gardens while you learn about daily life on this former sugarcan...

See More
Included in Trip
Magnificent Stays
The Ritz Carlton New Orleans 

Relax in luxury at the elegant 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building in the French Quarter. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans retains the grace and c...

See More
Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Mardi Gras World Behind-the-Scenes-Tour

Tour Mardi Gras World’s Blaine Kern Studios, a workshop that has created breathtaking floats for Mardi Gras and other parades around the world sinc...

See More
Included in Trip
Personalise your day
National World War II Museum

Embark on an immersive tour of World War II through the exhibits, multimedia experiences and thousands of personal accounts at the National World W...

See More
Included in Trip
Curated Experiences
The Great Delta Tour

Follow the path of the Mississippi River that has created one of the most distinctive and important American cities and coastal environments in the...

See More
Included in Trip

About this trip

Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.  
In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.  
Included at all hotels.
Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.  
On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.
Enjoy complimentary hotel Wi-Fi. And, on select coaches, onboard Wi-Fi may also be available.
Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.  

Authentic Dining

3 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunchs

Great food is at the heart of every journey with us. Here is a selection of the incredible dining experiences you'll enjoy on this tour.

Welcome Dinner in Nashville

Get acquainted with Nashville's burgeoning food scene as you join your Traveling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner at Henley’s modern American brasserie where inventive small plates and entrées using classical French technique meet sociable Southern dining. Perhaps start with a grilled broccolini Caesar salad followed by American Wagyu strip or parsnip gnocchi before finishing with banana pudding. Raise a glass with one of their signature cocktails such as “Queen’s Cure” and “Henley G & T” and toast to a grand adventure ahead.

Central BBQ Downtown

Continue your exploration of Memphis with a backstage pass to Central BBQ Downtown.

Natchez Southern Dinner at the Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens

Enjoy an elegant three-course Southern dinner at the Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark in Natchez. As you take in your surroundings of this early 19th-century antebellum mansion set in within manicured gardens, let the flavors of the "Crown Julep" show off the best of the South.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

The Peabody Memphis
Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Languages across USA: English the official language of USA.
  • Currency used in USA: The currency of USA is the American Dollar ($).
  • Capital:: The capital of USA is Washington, DC.
  • Time Zone(s) in USA: Several time zones are used across different regions of the USAs to establish standard time: Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Alaska Standard Time (AKST), Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST). It's important to note that some regions within each time zone may observe daylight saving time, which would result in a one-hour shift during the daylight saving time period.

 

The climate and weather in the United States vary greatly due to its large size and diverse geography. The country experiences a wide range of climate types, including temperate, Mediterranean, subtropical, arid, and alpine climates. In general, the eastern and central parts of the United States have a humid continental climate, characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters. The western coastal regions, such as California and the Pacific Northwest, have a more Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The southern states have a subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The southwestern and western regions, including states like Arizona and Nevada, have a desert or arid climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. The northernmost parts of the country, particularly Alaska, have a subarctic and alpine climate, with extremely cold winters and cool summers.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Comfortable walking shoes. North and Central America, along with Canada, offer a vast range of terrains. To make the most of your trip, it is vital to pack shoes that can cater to all your activities, from strolling on Hawaii's beaches to dining at a sophisticated restaurant in Toronto.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: From the snowy peaks of the Rockies to the steamy jungles of Costa Rica, you’ll encounter a myriad of climates. To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing. We advise you to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall. 
  • Modest attire: In some religious sites, modest clothing is required, so we suggest carrying a shawl or scarf to cover your shoulders or legs when necessary.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

As an American traveler going on a guided tour within the USA, there are a few essential things to know about electricity and adaptors to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Since you are traveling within the USA, you won't need to worry about voltage and plug type differences. Just pack your electronic devices as you would for any domestic trip, and you'll be all set to enjoy your guided tour in the United States!

  • Voltage and Plug Type: As an American traveler, you won't need a voltage converter or plug adapter for your electronic devices within the country.
  • Compatibility: Since you are traveling within the USA, your electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and camera chargers, should be compatible with the standard voltage and plug type used in the country. You can use your regular chargers and power cords without any issues.
  • Hotels and Accommodations: Most hotels and accommodations in the USA provide electrical outlets compatible with American plugs. You won't need to worry about adaptors or converters within the country.
  • Airports and Public Places: Airports, train stations, and other public places in the USA will have outlets that match the American standard, so you can quickly charge your devices while on the go.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are standard accessories in hotels. Since you don't have to worry about converting the voltage, you can bring a travel dryer or pack one from home. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in most hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in the USA, especially in major cities and tourist areas.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. 

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included or available on tours that operate in the United States and Canada. Guests will be provided local transfer options after booking so they can make their travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while traveling.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include COVID, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Judith Hauser
Review date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
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Everything went smoothly and the places we visited were great. Our tour guide Ann was excellent!
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I loved the historic sights, the food and the people. Our guide was great, knowledgeable and funny and very organized!
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