- 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.
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Discover the musical heritage of the American Deep South on this circular Saga tour from Atlanta to New Orleans
From Nashville to New Orleans, this exciting tour gives you a real flavour of the American deep south, especially its musical heritage. Stay in the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, visit Elvis’ birthplace in Tupelo and his home at Graceland, explore Nashville, New Orleans and Memphis, and join a jazz-themed dinner cruise on a Mississippi River paddle steamer.Perhaps make your trip extra special…
Music enthusiasts may want to join the April 23 departure in 2018, as New Orleans will be celebrating its annual Jazz Heritage Festival from the last week in April to the beginning of May.
Alternatively, join our February 25, 2019 departure which is timed so that you can enjoy watching the extravagant Mardi Gras celebrations.Please note: 2019 departures will follow the same route, but some of the excursions will be different.
12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
13 meals: 12 breakfasts (B) and 1 dinner (D)
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50s, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage at all hotels
Excursions and visits
- Ride the Incline Railway up Lookout Mountain
- Tour of Jack Daniel's Distillery
- Tours of Nashville and Atlanta
- Visit to Tupelo
- Orientation tour of Memphis
- Audio tour of Graceland
- Tour of National Military Park, Vicksburg
- Visit an antebellum mansion in Natchez
- Paddle steamer jazz cruise
Day 1 UK-Atlanta
After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart for your flight to Atlanta. Stay for one night at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Atlanta Galleria (4Q).
Day 2 Atlanta-Chattanooga
Stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown (3Q). 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. B
Day 3 Chattanooga-Lynchburg-Nashville
Join an included tour of the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, then continue to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel (4Q) or the Millennium Maxwell hotel (4Q) where you stay for two nights. B
Day 4 Nashville
Enjoy an included morning tour of Nashville, known as the country music capital of the world. B
Day 5 Nashville-Tupelo-Memphis
Stop at Elvis Presley’s birthplace, Tupelo, and see the shack where the young Elvis lived, before continuing to Memphis for a two-night stay at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown (3Q). B
Day 6 Memphis
Take a short included orientation tour this morning before visiting Presley’s legendary home, Graceland. Enjoy an audio tour of the mansion and grounds. The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. B
Day 7 Memphis-Vicksburg
Travel south and cross the border into Mississippi to Natchez. Stay overnight at the Hotel Vue (3Q). B
Day 8 Vicksburg-New Orleans
Continue to New Orleans pausing en route at mansion Stanton Hall. Enjoy an included orientation tour in New Orleans and stay three nights at the Omni Riverfront Hotel (4Q). 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. B
Day 10 New Orleans
Spend a further day at leisure exploring the city. In the evening step aboard a traditional paddle steamer on the Mississippi River for a jazz cruise with dinner included. B, D
Day 11 New Orleans-Birmingham
Leave New Orleans and head to Birmingham in Alabama. 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 Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. (3Q). B
Day 12 Montgomery-Atlanta
Travel back to Atlanta and in the afternoon enjoy an included city tour. Your final night is at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Atlanta Galleria (4Q). B
Day 13 Atlanta-UK
Perhaps join an optional tour of CNN studios and the World of Coca Cola. Fly back to the UK overnight. B
Day 14 UK
Arrive in the UK this morning and take the included UK door-to-door travel service home.
After your tour, extend your holiday with a two night stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Buckhead (4Q), where you stay on the first and final nights of the main tour.