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Southern Grace

Operated by: Luxury Gold

9 Days from $4,673 per person
MAY - OCT 2021
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Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Nashville, Memphis, St Louis, Natchez, Lexington, Louisville, New Orleans ...more Nashville, Memphis, St Louis, Natchez, Lexington, Louisville, New Orleans
  1. Day 1 Arrive in Nashville.

    Upon arrival at Nashville International Airport, you will be met and taken to your downtown hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel JW Marriott Nashville.
  2. Day 2 Nashville's Musical History.

    Enjoy a tour of historic Studio B with a professional sound engineer in a 30-minute, choir-style recording session. You'll be able to take home a copy of the recording as a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Head on to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, full of memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Once there, you'll join your Local Expert, a songwriter and singer, who will tell you the stories behind the biggest hits sung by well-known country music stars. End your day with a trip to the Grand Ole Opry or "country's most famous stage", for a live performance.[CC] If you are traveling on a Chairman's Collection departure, you will meet one of two music legends, either Country Hall of Fame musician Charlie McCoy or Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Brenda Lee, for a special introduction to the city's impressive music history. [/CC](Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Memphis and Graceland, Home of The King.

    Travel from the home of country music to the birthplace of Blues, Soul and Rock ’n’ roll, Memphis. This afternoon visit Graceland. See the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture as you marvel at the mansion set on 13.8 acres of land.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Peabody Memphis.
  4. Day 4 The Best of Memphis.

    Sun Studio is known worldwide as 'The Birthplace of Rock’n’roll'. Learn about Memphis’ history and culture through the music that made this city famous. Experience Memphis Your Way by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum or the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, where you'll learn the stories of musical pioneers who overcame racial and socioeconomic barriers to create music that shook the world.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Mississippi mystique in Natchez.

    Depart Memphis for Natchez, where you'll arrive for your stay at a well-preserved National Historic Landmark, the antebellum-era Monmouth Historic Inn. Many historic homes dot the landscapes of the American South and your visit here offers the opportunity to learn about their past. Learn the science behind the signature mint julep during a mixology class before enjoying a delectable three-course Highlight Dinner with wine.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, Natchez.
  6. Day 6 Frogmore, Houmas House, and New Orleans.

    Tour Frogmore Plantation and Gins with your hosts to learn about the history of planters and slaves. See a Smithsonian quality steam cotton gin and compare with modern day methods. Next, visit Houmas House plantation, which was once part of the largest sugar empire in the South. Learn about Creole cuisine during your cooking demonstration followed by a Highlight Dinner.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans.
  7. Day 7 New Orleans Sightseeing.

    Join a Local Expert for a tour of the city as you learn about its rich history steeped in the myriad of cultures that have found a new home here. See Jackson Square and the Treme neighbourhood before exploring City Park. Take in this picturesque scene and admire the oak trees with a warm café au lait in hand. Next, visit one of the city's famous above ground cemeteries and learn about their uniquely joyful perspective on life and death. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Exploring the Big Easy.

    Start the day with a bayou expert on the rural side of the Crescent City, as you board a boat to meet the resident alligators and other fauna and flora. Enjoy some free time before gathering with your new friends and toasting to lifelong memories during a Celebration Dinner with wine at the famous New Orleans restaurant, Arnaud's, with toe-tapping live jazz as your backdrop.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  9. Day 9 Depart New Orleans.

    Bid 'au revoir' to the Big Easy in the morning. A complimentary transfer is provided to Louis Armstrong Airport or choose to extend your stay at Hotel Monteleone.(Breakfast)

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Price Includes

Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • 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.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

Chairman's Collection

  • Country Music Hall of Fame

Exceptional Dining

  • Nashville: At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine.
  • Memphis: Enjoy a private, after hours visit to Graceland, followed by a home-style cooked meal, favoured by the King himself.
  • Natchez: Learn to make the signature drink of the South, the Mint Julep, before an elegant, three-course Southern dinner in the period surroundings of the Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens.
  • New Orleans: Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a cooking demonstration and special Highlight Dinner.
  • New Orleans: Join your Travelling Concierge for a Farewell Celebration Dinner accompanied by a lively jazz trio at Arnaud’s.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfasts (B) and 5 Dinners with wine (DW).

Journey Highlights

  • Nashville: Join the ranks of superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson and record a song at legendary Studio B, take home the recording as a truly unique souvenir.
  • Nashville: Attend a live taping of the Grand Ole Opry, America's longest-running live radio program.
  • Memphis: Visit Sun Studios, where famous music icons like Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Johnny Cash recorded revolutionary albums or the National Civil Rights Museum.
  • New Orleans: Visit Houmas House, the crown jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, previously voted best Louisiana attraction.

VIP Experiences

  • Memphis: Experience Memphis Your Way by visiting the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum or the National Civil Rights Museum.
  • Nashville: Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and get a private behind-the-scenes look at the songwriting process with a local songwriter and singer.
  • Memphis: Take a private, after-hours tour of Graceland before sitting down to a special dinner inside the Presley Motors Automobile Museum.

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