- Elvis Presley's Graceland
After the presidential White House, the 'King's' home is the most visited in America.
- Nashville – home of country music
Visit the ‘Grand Ole Opry’, a weekly country music concert and radio show that started in 1925 as a barn dance.
- Ol' man river...
Celebrated in song and literature, the mighty Mississippi is the third longest river in the US.
- New Orleans – the Big Easy
Colourful N'Awlins is a melting pot of cultures and a dream destination for lovers of live music.
- The boy who made Bourbon
At Lynchburg, join an included guided tour of the Jack Daniel’s whiskey distillery.
- Local flights
- VIP door to door
- Breakfasts included
Discover the musical heritage of the American Deep South
From Nashville to New Orleans, this exciting tour gives you a real flavour of a Deep South American holiday - especially its musical heritage. Visit Elvis’ birthplace in Tupelo and his home at Graceland, explore Nashville, New Orleans and Memphis, and take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry. USA Deep South holidays can take you to all of these legendary hotspots and more in one epic adventure.
12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
12 meals: 12 breakfasts (B)
Saga tour manager
- Return flights and transfers
- Welcome drink
- Porterage at all hotels
Included excursions and visits
- Ride the Incline Railway up Lookout Mountain
- Tour of Jack Daniel's Distillery
- Tours of Nashville and Atlanta
- Orientation tour of Memphis
- Audio tour of Graceland
- Show at the Grand ole Opry
- Explore the Delta Blues Museum
- Visit Oak Alley plantation
Use of audio headsets on guided tours
- Day 1 UK-Atlanta
- Day 2 Atlanta-Chattanooga
- Day 3 Chattanooga-Lynchburg-Nashville
- Day 4 Nashville
- Day 5 Nashville-Tupelo-Memphis
- Day 6 Memphis
- Day 7 Memphis-Natchez
- Day 8 Natchez-New Orleans
- Day 9 New Orleans
- Day 10 New Orleans
- Day 11 New Orleans-Birmingham
- Day 12 Birmingham-Atlanta
- Day 13 Atlanta-UK
- Day 14 UK
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel
Holiday Inn & Suites
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown
New Orleans Marriott
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel
Day 1 UK-Atlanta
Depart for your flight to Atlanta. Stay for one night at the locally rated 4-star Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel (4Q).
Day 2 Atlanta-Chattanooga
Travel to Chattanooga (118 miles, two hours). Take an included trip on the Incline Railway up Lookout Mountain – the world’s steepest passenger railway – where you can enjoy views over the mountains.
Stay overnight at the 3-star Holiday Inn & Suites, Chattanooga Downtown (3Q). Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Each of the 139 air-conditioned bedrooms are equipped with a television, telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities, microwave, mini fridge and hairdryer. B
Day 3 Chattanooga-Lynchburg-Nashville
Travel to Lynchburg (91 miles, one hour and 40 minutes).
Join an included tour of the Jack Daniel’s distillery, and enjoy a tasting of its famous whisky.
Continue to the 4-star Gaylord Opryland Hotel (4Q), where you stay for two nights. Take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry, where many country legends – from Patsy Cline to Dolly Parton – have performed. The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is located ten miles south of the city centre. The hotel is a vast complex with a choice of restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, gardens, waterfalls and even an indoor river with a replica steamboat! The 2,881 rooms have a television, direct-dial telephone, coffee maker, hairdryer and ironing facilities. B
Day 4 Nashville
Enjoy an included morning tour of Nashville, known as the country music capital of the world. You’ll also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. B
Day 5 Nashville-Tupelo-Memphis
Travel to Memphis (212 miles, four hours). Stop at Elvis Presley’s birthplace, Tupelo, and see the shack where the young Elvis lived, visit the museum with its collection of Presley memorabilia, as well as explore the greater complex which also houses a chapel and the Assembly of God church where the Presley family would worship.
Continue to Memphis for a two-night stay at the 3-star Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown (3Q). B
Day 6 Memphis
After a short included orientation tour this morning, visit Elvis Presley’s legendary home, Graceland, where he lived from 1957 until his death in 1977. Enjoy an audio tour of the mansion and grounds.
The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. B
Day 7 Memphis-Natchez
Travel south and cross the border into Mississippi to Natchez (304 miles, five hours). En route stop at the Delta Blues Museum.
Stay overnight at the 4-star Hotel Vue (3Q) situated on the outskirts of the town, close to the river. The hotel has a restaurant and bar, outdoor pool, exercise room and free Wi-Fi. Each of the 91 air-conditioned rooms has a television, telephone, microwave, fridge, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. B
Day 8 Natchez-New Orleans
Continue to New Orleans (176 miles, three hours), pausing en route to visit the Oak Alley Plantation.
Enjoy an included orientation tour in New Orleans and stay three nights at the 4-star New Orleans Marriott (4Q) on the famed Canal Street. The hotel has a restaurant, wine bar, burger bar, outdoor heated pool and fitness centre. Each of the air-conditioned rooms has a television, telephone, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, coffee-maker, a safe and Wi-Fi (extra charge). B
Day 9 New Orleans
Enjoy the day at leisure. Perhaps shop at the Riverwalk, visit the Jackson Square museums or ride on the St Charles streetcar. Perhaps take an optional city tour. B
Day 10 New Orleans
Spend a further day at leisure exploring the city. Be sure to explore the historic French Quarter, the oldest neighbourhood in the city. Despite the name most of the buildings were built during Spanish rule, after two fires destroyed much of the original French architecture, but the charming area is still a joy to explore. The quarter is home to the celebrated 'House of the Rising Sun' and the delightful Cathedral of St Louis. Perhaps join an optional cruise around the Louisiana swamps and bayous. In the evening you might like to hop aboard a traditional paddle steamer on the Mississippi River for an optional jazz cruise with dinner included. B
Day 11 New Orleans-Birmingham
Leave New Orleans and head to Birmingham in Alabama (343 miles, six hours). Martin Luther King pioneered the civil rights movement from Alabama and your coach tour includes the sights of the Civil Rights District and also takes in a replica of the Statue of Liberty.
Spend the night at the 4-star Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel (4Q) on a bed-and-breakfast basis. The hotel has a restaurant and lobby bar.
Day 12 Birmingham-Atlanta
Travel back to Atlanta (160 miles, two hours and 30 minutes) and in the afternoon enjoy an included city tour. The USA’s self-proclaimed ‘Capital of the South’, Atlanta was founded as a railroad town in the mid-19th century. Your tour includes a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which comprises King’s birthplace, the Ebeneezer Baptist Chapel where he preached, and his grave.
Your final night is at the 3-star Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel (4Q). B
Day 13 Atlanta-UK
Enjoy some time at leisure before travelling to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK overnight. B
Day 14 UK
Arrive in the UK for your included door-to-door travel service.
After your tour, extend your holiday with a two-night stay at the 3-star Atlanta Marriott Buckhead (4Q), where you stay on the first and final nights of the main tour.
New Orleans – nicknamed ‘The Big Easy’ and regarded as the birthplace of jazz – is famous for the music and street parties that dominate life in the city, particularly between February and April. Our February 20, 2022 departure is perfectly timed to let you access all the fun and great music of the Mardi Gras.
Alternatively, our April 24, 2022 departure of this tour coincides with The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an unmissable celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.