• Rhythms of the Deep South

    27 days from£4,895 PP
    Join tour escorts Carol and Arthur on a journey through the Deep South, taking in the music and history that defines this friendly region of America.
    Enjoy the musical beats of Nashville and Memphis, along with a visit to Graceland that is sure to leave you "All Shook Up" on our 27 day Escorted Tour. This is an incredible experience and one not to be missed by music fans. You will explore the many famous places throughout the Southern states known for their rhythmic connections as you walk in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest musicians, such as BB King, Dolly Parton and the unforgettable Elvis Presley.

    Spend time soaking up the vibrant live music scene of New Orleans’, experience the French Quarter and head into Mississippi to visit a typical plantation estate. Take in legendary country music venues along the way including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Country Music Hall of Fame and historic Ryman Auditorium on this melody of adventure.
     

    tour highlights

    • Two nights hotel stay in Orlando 
    • Visit to Graceland, Elvis Presley'€s former home
    • A night at the Grand Ole Opry
    • The Big Easy -€ New Orleans
    • The music cities of Nashville and Memphis
    • Visit to Kennedy Space Centre
    • Plantation visit

    27 day escorted tour

    DAYS 1 - 2
    Fly from London to Orlando where you will meet your Tour Escorts and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a free day exploring Orlando and its many attractions followed by a welcome meal in the company of your fellow travellers. 2 nights Orlando hotel.
    DAY 3
    Pick up your motorhome and familiarise yourself with your vehicle before traveling north to Ocala (74 miles). Overnight Ocala campsite.
    DAY 4
    Today we will head west to the golden sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico along Florida'€s panhandle (205 miles). Overnight Carrabelle campsite.
    DAYS 5 -€ 6
    Continuing west along the Gulf, we cross the state border into Alabama (223 miles) where you can soak up the sun on the white sands. Seafood lovers will be delighted by the daily fresh catch. 2 nights Gulf Shores campsite. 
    DAYS 7 -€ 9
    Take two full days to experience New Orleans, Louisiana (195 miles) or the "€Big Easy"€, known for its vibrant live music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. A ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the city is included. 3 nights New Orleans campsite.
    DAYS 10 -€ 11
    Another day and another exciting state to explore as we head into Mississippi (174 miles) where you will travel in your own vehicle to visit a typical plantation estate to hear about the early days of cotton picking and the music of the slaves. 2 nights Natchez campsite.
    DAY 12
    Today we will follow in the historic footsteps of the Native Americans along part of the Natchez Trace Parkway and then the Blues Highway 61 to Lake Village, just over the border in Arkansas (161 miles). B.B. King fans won’t want to miss the chance to call in at his museum in Indianola. Overnight Lake Village campsite.
    DAYS 13 -€ 15
    We will spend three nights in the grounds of Graceland (161 miles). Enjoy a Platinum and Airplanes tour of Graceland including an audio-guided tour of the mansion and the opportunity to look at Elvis’ private aircraft. Head into Memphis where you can choose to visit one of the many famous museums – Sun Studio, Stax of Soul or the Rock and Soul Museum. 3 nights Graceland campsite.
    DAYS 16 - 18
    Continue through Tennessee to Music City -€ Nashville (225 miles). Keen Elvis fans will want to make a detour to Tupelo, the King's birthplace. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, the Country Music Hall of Fame and historic Ryman Auditorium. As well as a day trip to Nashville, we will include a group night out at the Grand Ole Opry. 3 nights Nashville campsite.
    DAYS 19 -€ 20
    Travel to Pigeon Forge (214 miles) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Dolly Parton fans will be able to visit her birthplace as well as Dollywood, the giant theme park dedicated to her. 2 nights Pigeon Forge campsite.
    DAY 21
    Georgia will be "€on your mind"€ in the words of Ray Charles as we travel south and head into the lyrical state (250 miles). Overnight Milledgeville campground.
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    DAYS 22 -€ 23
    Head for the Atlantic Coast and Savannah (165 miles), the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia with stunning architecture and 23 historic squares. Included is a ticket to ride on the Savannah trolley bus to see the sights. 2 nights Savannah campsite.
    DAYS 24 -€ 25
    Travelling south we will make our way along the coast to Titusville (250 miles). Included is a visit to the Kennedy Space Center (own vehicles required) where you can learn about America’s epic journey into space. Enjoy a farewell meal in the company of your new friends. 2 nights Titusville campsite.
    DAY 26
    Return your motorhome to the depot and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to London.
    DAY 27
    Arrive in London. This ends the tour arrangements.

    what's included

    • The services of experienced Tour Escorts
    • Return standard flights (London to Orlando)
    • All airport taxes
    • 24 days 5-berth motorhome hire with unlimited mileage and GPS
    • VIP vehicle insurance (excess $1000 per incident)
    • Two personal and one motorhome convenience kits, including camp chairs
    • Full propane tank
    • 23 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available)
    • Two nights hotel accommodation in Orlando on a room only basis
    • Transfers (as stated)
    • New Orleans hop-on hop-off bus ticket
    • Graceland entry
    • Memphis and Nashville excursions
    • Plantation visit
    • Grand Ole Opry tickets
    • Kennedy Space Center visit
    • Welcome and farewell meals
    • Tour daybook and road map
    Prices are per person based on two
    adults sharing a motorhome
    EXCLUSIONS
    • Personal insurance -€ please ask for a quote
    • Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas
    • Meals and drinks (unless stated)
    • Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated)
    • Road tolls
    • Personal expenditure, tips etc
    • Park entry fees
    • Refundable motorhome security/cleaning deposit
    • Single supplements, extra person supplements – available on request

    driving

    Please note that unlike the other tours in this brochure, a lot of the driving on this trip will be on busy Interstate highways, which is a necessity in order to take in the many fascinating destinations we will visit.