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12 Days
1 Country

United States

6 Cities

Nashville, Memphis, Greenwood, Natchez, Lafayette, New Orleans

17 Meals

4 Dinner with Wines, 11 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch

Average group size average 20
Tour brand Insight Vacations

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If you typically fly business with extra legroom and appreciate 4 and 5-star hotels and one-of-a-kind experiences, Insight Vacations is a great fit for you. Get all the sights and insights, up close and personal on these premium guided tours and enjoy business class seating on luxury motorcoaches designed just for Insight Vacations, with double the legroom and personal space of a regular touring coach. Engage your curiosity with hand-selected experiences, immerse yourself in local culture with superior dining and stay in style at highly rated hotels. Every tour includes at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. These immersive impact experiences are not only a positive force for change in the destinations you visit, by advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also offer you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community.

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Embark on empowering women-only vacation limited to 24 guests. Connect, inspire, and explore with like-minded women as you delve into new destinations, cultures, and experiences led by an expert female Travel Director. Whether you seek adventure or cultural immersion, these trips are tailor-made to celebrate the strength and camaraderie of women travelers.

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Travel with a small group as you delve into country music and indulge in New Orlean’s cuisine. Fall in love with the Deep South during this 12-day women-only tour. Let the lights and music of Nashville wash over you as you walk down Broadway. Take a guided tour of Studio B, Nashville's oldest remaining recording studio. Head to the Country Music Hall of Fame to meet a songwriter who shares her insights. In Memphis, enjoy A MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience over a Courageous Women Fighting in Women’s Rights, Civil Rights & Justice for All tour and a private tour of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Get the chance to explore the mansion which was the private retreat of the King of Rock 'n Roll on your own. Embrace Cajun Country taking a crawfish farm tour, where a Local Expert will help you catch your lunch. In New Orleans walk the city with a Local Expert, who will guide you through its vibrant art scene and unique architecture. Then end your trip with a bang with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Mardi Gras World and a chef-led cooking class.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Nashville

Welcome to Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and the USA’s glittering center stage. From the Everly Brothers' “Bye Bye Love," to Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman," the streets are paved with talent. Relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and mingling with guests at 18:00 followed by a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Sunset view of Nashville, Tennessee, USA
The Banker's Alley Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton View Hotel Details
Included Meals Dinner with Wine

The Banker's Alley Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

About the Hotel

Nashville, United States

21c Museum Hotel has re-imagined the historic Gray Dudley Building into a public contemporary art museum and hotel. The 21c Museum Hotel is woven into the fabric of downtown, welcoming both visitors and members of the community to enjoy its curated exhibitions.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Authentic Dining Enjoy a Welcome Dinner
Welcome Dinner in Nashville

Relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow guests to mingle before sitting down to a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Day 2

Take center stage in Nashville

Start your day with an orientation tour of music city. Visit the picturesque Riverfront Park, Tennessee State Capitol and the 132-acre Centennial State Park, where you'll encounter an exact replica of the Parthenon. Pass by the city's lively honky-tonks and street performers on Broadway. Make your way to historic RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio for a guided tour. Studio B became a cradle of the Nashville Sound in the late 1950s and early 1960s with over 35,000 songs being recorded here by iconic artists such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and even more recently, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood. On this guided tour, hear the fascinating stories behind the legendary recordings and view some of the original instruments used in producing over 1,000 hit records. Continue to another home to Nashville royalty, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for a self-guided tour and visit with a woman songwriter. Tonight, head to the famous Grand Ole Opry, the world-renowned country music stage and longest-running radio broadcast in U.S. history for even more Country fun.

The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
The Banker's Alley Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

The Banker's Alley Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

About the Hotel

Nashville, United States

21c Museum Hotel has re-imagined the historic Gray Dudley Building into a public contemporary art museum and hotel. The 21c Museum Hotel is woven into the fabric of downtown, welcoming both visitors and members of the community to enjoy its curated exhibitions.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights RCA Studio B Recording, Nashville, USA
Visit RCA Studio B

On a guided tour walk the hallowed halls of Historic RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio.  It became a cradle of the Nashvi...

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Country Music Hall Fame Museum Admission Female Songwriter Experience, Nashville, Tennessee USA
Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, Admission & Female Songwriter Experience

The famous Nashville Sound comes alive as you learn about the country music legends, such as Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison, at The Country Music Hall ...

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Performance, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, USA
Grand Ole Opry

Nashville is a treasure trove of country music. See where it all started, taking in a live performance at the Grand Ole Opry, the show that made co...

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Day 3

Choose your Nashville Exploration

Make a stop at the Nashville Farmer’s Market to explore its artisanal crafts and produce. You decide how to discover Nashville this afternoon with Insight Choice. Choose to visit Nelson’s Green Brier, a local Tennessee distillery and home of the Original Tennessee Whiskey for a guided tour of the distillery and tasting of the product. Or choose to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® with a visit to The National Museum of African American Music, the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced and inspired by African Americans. This is for music lovers of all generations and inspires, educates and transforms your appreciation of American music all while celebrating the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville​, USA
The Banker's Alley Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

The Banker's Alley Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

About the Hotel

Nashville, United States

21c Museum Hotel has re-imagined the historic Gray Dudley Building into a public contemporary art museum and hotel. The 21c Museum Hotel is woven into the fabric of downtown, welcoming both visitors and members of the community to enjoy its curated exhibitions.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Insight Choice Green Brier Distillery Tour Nashville, Tennessee
Visit Nelson's Green Brier Distillery in Nashville

Visit Nelson’s Green Brier, Nashville's most historic distillery and home of the Original Tennessee Whiskey. Learn more about the process that creates this drink's unique taste.

Included in Trip

Insight Choice

Insight Choice Visit National Museum African American Music, Tennessee
Visit the National Museum of African American Music

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® with a visit to the National Museum of African American Music, the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many...

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Insight Choice

Optional Experiences Explore Nashville on an old town trolley tour, USA
Old Town Trolley Tours - Nashville

Discover the rich heritage of America and some of its most enthralling destinations on board Old Town Trolley Tours. For more than a quarter of a c...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit the Ryman Auditorium, one of the most active and celebrated venues in modern music in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Soul of Nashville

It’s more than a Nashville landmark. Ryman Auditorium is one of the most active and celebrated venues in modern music. Generations of artists, seek...

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Day 4

Heading back home to Memphis

This morning you'll head to Memphis. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time visiting this vibrant city, you’ll be drawn in by the lively melodies coming from Beale Street, a melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, R&B, and gospel music. Spend the morning on a sightseeing tour of the city passing the Memphis Pyramid and the historic Peabody Hotel. A MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience awaits over a Courageous Women Fighting in Women’s Rights, Civil Rights & Justice for All tour through the city. End your day by joining another MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with a private evening at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The museum is part of The Soulsville Foundation, which aims to prepare young adults for life success and inspire future artists.

Beale Street Exploration Memphis, Tennessee
Accommodation The Guest House at Graceland
Included Meals Breakfast
Make Travel Matter Courageous Women Fighting Women Rights, Memphis, USA
Courageous Women Fighting in Women’s Rights, Civil Rights & Justice for All

Explore the sights and insights of Memphis over this tour focusing on women’s rights and civil rights movements. You’ll be led by Elaine Lee Tumer,...

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Included in Trip

Make Travel Matter

Make Travel Matter Stax Museum of American Soul, Memphis, USA
Private Visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis

End your day with an exclusive after-hours private tour at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is the wo...

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Make Travel Matter

Day 5

A day dedicated to the King

This morning it's off to Graceland, where you will get to explore the mansion, the private retreat of the King of Rock 'n Roll, where he went for a reprise when not on the stage or in the movies. The tour of Graceland Mansion includes the living room and the famous Jungle Room. Visit the Entertainer Career Museum with hundreds of artefacts and photos from significant events in Elvis’ life as well as the Presley Motors Automobile Museum. Then continue onto Sun Studios for an authentic guided tour led by a local musician. Learn all about the recording studio where Elvis got his start along with so many of the greatest and therefore known as "The Birthplace of Rock'n'roll". Dinner this evening will be served at The Beauty Shop, a former parlour turned whimsical New American eatery where Elvis’ ex-wife, Priscilla, was said to get her hair done.

The Elvis Presley Car Museum In Memphis, Tennessee
Accommodation The Guest House at Graceland
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Top Rated Highlights Elvis Presley Museum, Graceland, Memphis, USA
Visit Graceland Mansion in Memphis

Explore the mansion which served as the private retreat for royalty, the King of Rock 'n Roll himself, Elvis Presley.  Graceland, a National Histor...

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Huge Gibson guitar outside Sun Studio, Memphis, USA
Visit Sun Studio in Memphis

Visit Sun Studio, also known as the “birthplace of rock and roll," where music legends, including B.B. King, Johnny Cash and Elvis recorded some of their iconic hits.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining Highlight Dinner in Memphis, USA
Highlight Dinner in Memphis

Dinner this evening will be served at The Beauty Shop, a former beauty parlour turned whimsical New American eatery, where Elvis’ ex-wife, Priscill...

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Authentic Dining

Day 6

Memphis to Greenwood

Travel through the Mississippi Delta down the Mississippi Blues Trail, a route that tells the stories of businessmen and women. Your Travel Director will give you background information on Greenwood’s significance in the Civil Rights Movement, being a center for protests and voter registration struggles from 1962 to 1965. Head to the Viking Cooking School, for a hot tamales cooking class where we learn how it became a regional specialty. End the experience with a delicious three-course dinner with wine, before heading back to your hotel.

City Tour Memphis, Tennessee
The Alluvian, Greenwood View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

The Alluvian, Greenwood

About the Hotel

Greenwood, United States

The Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood provides you with a mixture of small-town charms and modern city amenities. The Mississippi Delta area where the hotel stands gives you a mystical ambiance, situated in a historical area that's provided inspiration for Southern writers.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Laundry
  • Gym

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Viking Cooking School Experience Greenwood, Mississippi
Hot Tamales Demonstration at the Viking Cooking School in Greenwood

Explore the Delta town of Greenwood at your own pace, before heading to the Viking Cooking School for a demonstration class that introduces you to ...

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Day 7

Moving on to Natchez

Learn more about Southern history and hospitality as you head to Natchez. Tour the historic antebellum mansions and discover the preservation efforts of later generations to tell the story of African Americans through the decades, understanding that slavery and cotton allowed plantation owners to build these mansions. Test your mixologist skills as you concoct a traditional Southern cocktail, the Mint Julep. Minty, cooling and with a touch of sweetness, you're sure to learn a few party tricks to bring back home with you. Arrive at your hotel where you will enjoy an evening to yourself. Ask your Travel Director for restaurant suggestions and discover one of the wonderful options in town.

Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge, Natchez, USA
Natchez Grand Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Natchez Grand Hotel

About the Hotel

Natchez, United States

The Natchez Grand Hotel was built brand new in 2008 and is centrally located with a magnificent view of the Mississippi River. The Natchez Grand Hotel offers a comfortable place to stay with friendly service and gracious amenities, and is the perfect place to host meetings, corporate retreats, social events and much more.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Antebellum Mansion Tour, Natchez, USA
Visit Natchez and an Antebellum Mansion

Visit one of the beautiful Antebellum mansions while reflecting on the reality of America's history, and learning new lessons about the preservation efforts of later generations.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Mint Julep tasting-cocktail, Natchez, USA
Cocktail- Making Demonstration in Natchez

Test your mixologist skills as you concoct a traditional Southern cocktail, the Mint Julep. Minty, cooling and with a touch of sweetness, you're su...

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Day 8

Natchez to Lafayette

Move on to Lafayette for a taste of the Cajun and Creole Countryside. Get ready for a boat tour of a lifetime through moss-draped cypress trees, where graceful egrets perch just out of the reach of lingering alligators! While on the excursion, you'll explore the diverse natural beauty and rich ecological systems of America's largest and most mysterious swamp ecosystem, the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp. A Native Cajun tour guide will explain from personal experience what it is like to live on a houseboat or survive off the swamp, while pointing out the abundant plants of the area and getting you up close and personal with the wildlife.

Cajun Music Experience Lafayette, Louisiana
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette View Hotel Details
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette

About the Hotel

Lafayette, United States

Take in the ambiance of the American South during your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette. The property is set on the banks of the Vermilion River, providing you with water front views and downtown activities from just a short distance away. You can also enjoy locally-inspired dishes at the hotel's restaurant, SoLA. Relax with DoubleTree's many amenities while you bask in the magic of the South.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Eco Tour and Swamp Tour, New Orleans, USA
Swamp Tour in Lafayette

Get ready for a tour of a lifetime as you adventure through moss-draped cypress trees, where graceful egrets perch just out of the reach of lingeri...

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Day 9

Lafayette for foodies

After breakfast, start the day with a visit to the Acadian Cultural Center to learn more about the people, music, and sounds that give Lafayette its distinct and charming character. This evening you will join a Local Expert for a tour of their crawfish pond. If you visit during Crawfish season, you will catch your dinner the old-fashioned way, using hand nets. Later, guests will be treated to an authentic Cajun meal.

Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette

About the Hotel

Lafayette, United States

Take in the ambiance of the American South during your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette. The property is set on the banks of the Vermilion River, providing you with water front views and downtown activities from just a short distance away. You can also enjoy locally-inspired dishes at the hotel's restaurant, SoLA. Relax with DoubleTree's many amenities while you bask in the magic of the South.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Authentic Dining Crawfish Excursion Lafayette, Louisiana
Highlight Dinner in Lafayette

You will be joined by a Local Expert who will help you catch your lunch the old-fashioned way, using hand nets (Seasonal). Later enjoy an authentic Cajun meal. 

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Top Rated Highlights Visit Arcadian Cultural Centre, Lafayette, Louisiana
Visit the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette

Visit the Acadian Cultural Center. Your Local Expert, a park ranger from the National Park Service, will guide you through the fascinating history,...

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Day 10

Welcome to the Big Easy

New Orleans is a lively and dynamic city, known for its vibrant culture and electric jazz festivals. On the way down south, take a spicy stop at the Tabasco® Factory for a self-guided tour and discover how the world-famous red hot pepper sauce is made. A family recipe - TABASCO® Brand products are made by McIlhenny Company, founded by Edmund McIlhenny in 1868 on Avery Island, Louisiana. Continue your culinary journey at the New Orleans School of Cooking for lunch and a chef-led cooking demonstration highlighting the flavors of New Orleans.

Tram in Canal street, French Quarter, New Orleans, USA
New Orleans Marriott View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

New Orleans Marriott

About the Hotel

New Orleans, United States

The New Orleans Marriott Hotel is located between the French Quarter and the Warehouse District, close to popular attractions such as Jackson Square, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and Harrah's Casino. The New Orleans Marriott Hotel features intuitively designed rooms and suites with views of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Tabasco Factory Tour Lafayette, Louisiana
Visit the Tabasco Factory in New Orleans

Make a spicy stop at the Tabasco Factory for a guided tour as you discover the process of making this world-famous red hot pepper sauce. A long-sta...

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Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining New Orleans School of Cooking with Female Chef, Lousiana, USA
New Orleans School of Cooking Demo with Female Chef

Embark on a culinary adventure at the New Orleans School of Cooking for a captivating lunch and demonstration. Delve into the heart of Creole and C...

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Day 11

Festivities in New Orleans

Your Great Women of the Mississippi River Delta will find you experiencing architecture, heritage and art shaped by a range of female influences. Continue getting to know the city with a Local Expert as you delve deeper into each neighborhood's unique architecture and explore the vibrant art scene. Join an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Mardi Gras World, where the magic happens and the extravagant floats are built each year. One of the Mardi Gras World certified artists will lead you through designing your very own Mardi Gras mask and creating your masterpiece, premium felt-backed mask with glitter, feathers and more to take back as an eclectic memento of your time in The Big Easy. Show off the piece of art you just made by enjoying a masquerade themed dinner on the Mardi Gras Plaza, which boasts a stunning view of the Mississippi River.

French Quarter, New Orleans, USA
New Orleans Marriott View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

New Orleans Marriott

About the Hotel

New Orleans, United States

The New Orleans Marriott Hotel is located between the French Quarter and the Warehouse District, close to popular attractions such as Jackson Square, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and Harrah's Casino. The New Orleans Marriott Hotel features intuitively designed rooms and suites with views of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Dong Phuong Bakery in New Orleans, Usa
Great Women of the Mississippi River Delta

On this exclusive tour, gain an insider look at how the Mississippi River has shaped one of the most diverse places and cultures. Hear the stories ...

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Top Rated Highlights

Insight Experiences Mask Making in New Orleans, Usa
Mask Making on the Mississippi at Mardi Gras World

Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Mardi Gras World, where the magic happens and the extravagant, vibrant floats are built each year. One...

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Included in Trip

Insight Experiences

Authentic Dining Celebration Dinner in New Orleans, Usa
Celebration Dinner in New Orleans

End your day with a Celebration Dinner with your fellow travelers.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences Visit the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, USA
The National WWII Museum

Visit the WWII Museum, designated by Congress as America’s official museum about World War II, The National WWII Museum features a rich collection ...

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Optional Experiences

Day 12

Depart New Orleans

It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your adventure comes to an end. Departure to the airport will be at leisure.

Arrive Downtown New Orleans, Louisiana
Included Meals Breakfast

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Learn more about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

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Visit RCA Studio B

On a guided tour walk the hallowed halls of Historic RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio.  It became a cradle of the Nashvi...

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Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, Admission & Female Songwriter Experience

The famous Nashville Sound comes alive as you learn about the country music legends, such as Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison, at The Country Music Hall ...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Grand Ole Opry

Nashville is a treasure trove of country music. See where it all started, taking in a live performance at the Grand Ole Opry, the show that made co...

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Included in Trip
Insight Choice
Visit Nelson's Green Brier Distillery in Nashville

Visit Nelson’s Green Brier, Nashville's most historic distillery and home of the Original Tennessee Whiskey. Learn more about the process that creates this drink's unique taste.

Included in Trip
Insight Choice
Visit the National Museum of African American Music

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® with a visit to the National Museum of African American Music, the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many...

See More
Included in Trip
Make Travel Matter
Courageous Women Fighting in Women’s Rights, Civil Rights & Justice for All

Explore the sights and insights of Memphis over this tour focusing on women’s rights and civil rights movements. You’ll be led by Elaine Lee Tumer,...

See More
Included in Trip
Make Travel Matter
Private Visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis

End your day with an exclusive after-hours private tour at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is the wo...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Graceland Mansion in Memphis

Explore the mansion which served as the private retreat for royalty, the King of Rock 'n Roll himself, Elvis Presley.  Graceland, a National Histor...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Sun Studio in Memphis

Visit Sun Studio, also known as the “birthplace of rock and roll," where music legends, including B.B. King, Johnny Cash and Elvis recorded some of their iconic hits.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Hot Tamales Demonstration at the Viking Cooking School in Greenwood

Explore the Delta town of Greenwood at your own pace, before heading to the Viking Cooking School for a demonstration class that introduces you to ...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Natchez and an Antebellum Mansion

Visit one of the beautiful Antebellum mansions while reflecting on the reality of America's history, and learning new lessons about the preservation efforts of later generations.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Cocktail- Making Demonstration in Natchez

Test your mixologist skills as you concoct a traditional Southern cocktail, the Mint Julep. Minty, cooling and with a touch of sweetness, you're su...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Swamp Tour in Lafayette

Get ready for a tour of a lifetime as you adventure through moss-draped cypress trees, where graceful egrets perch just out of the reach of lingeri...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette

Visit the Acadian Cultural Center. Your Local Expert, a park ranger from the National Park Service, will guide you through the fascinating history,...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit the Tabasco Factory in New Orleans

Make a spicy stop at the Tabasco Factory for a guided tour as you discover the process of making this world-famous red hot pepper sauce. A long-sta...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Great Women of the Mississippi River Delta

On this exclusive tour, gain an insider look at how the Mississippi River has shaped one of the most diverse places and cultures. Hear the stories ...

See More
Included in Trip
Insight Experiences
Mask Making on the Mississippi at Mardi Gras World

Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Mardi Gras World, where the magic happens and the extravagant, vibrant floats are built each year. One...

See More
Included in Trip

About this trip

Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas. 
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

Authentic Dining

4 Dinner with Wines, 11 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch

Welcome Dinner in Nashville

Relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow guests to mingle before sitting down to a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Highlight Dinner in Memphis

Dinner this evening will be served at The Beauty Shop, a former beauty parlour turned whimsical New American eatery, where Elvis’ ex-wife, Priscilla, was said to get her hair done.

Highlight Dinner in Lafayette

You will be joined by a Local Expert who will help you catch your lunch the old-fashioned way, using hand nets (Seasonal). Later enjoy an authentic Cajun meal. 

New Orleans School of Cooking Demo with Female Chef

Embark on a culinary adventure at the New Orleans School of Cooking for a captivating lunch and demonstration. Delve into the heart of Creole and Cajun cooking as you're treated to live demonstrations on the preparation of iconic dishes like gumbo, jambalaya and pralines. As you learn secrets behind these classic recipes, indulge in a tasting of their rich, local flavors.

Celebration Dinner in New Orleans

End your day with a Celebration Dinner with your fellow travelers.

Hand-Picked Hotels

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Old Town Trolley Tours - Nashville

Discover the rich heritage of America and some of its most enthralling destinations on board Old Town Trolley Tours. For more than a quarter of a c...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Soul of Nashville

It’s more than a Nashville landmark. Ryman Auditorium is one of the most active and celebrated venues in modern music. Generations of artists, seek...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
The National WWII Museum

Visit the WWII Museum, designated by Congress as America’s official museum about World War II, The National WWII Museum features a rich collection ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

USA

  • 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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