The Land Of Music And The Delta Blues

Begins in and ends in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • All year round
  • Roundtrip scheduled flights
  • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
  • Accommodations as stated
  • Personalised Road Book

From £2355 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

Day 1

Arrive Memphis

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Memphis. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

The Peabody
Day 2

Mississippi Delta

130mi / 209km

Today you commence your journey through this amazing region by heading south on historic Highway 61, also known as the Blues Highway. Your first place of interest is Clarksdale in the heart of the Delta, which has a rich musical heritage. Whilst in town make sure to visit Blues Alley, home to the Delta Blues Museum. Next you’ll continue your journey to Indianola for a stop at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Centre.

The Alluvian Hotel
Day 3, 4

Vicksburg & Jackson

101mi / 163km

This morning we suggest a stop by The Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum and Gallery, home to a vast array of Blues memorabilia. Culinary enthusiasts may also choose to visit the Viking Cookery School to learn how to prepare traditional Southern dishes and delicacies. Next take the scenic drive to Vicksburg, where you will enjoy the next two nights at one of Vicksburg’s antebellum homes. Next morning, why not take a carriage ride, to discover Vicksburg’s many beautiful homes?

Anchuca Historic Mansion & Inn
Day 5


231mi / 372km

We’ve allowed a full day for you to experience Tupelo, undoubtedly best known as Elvis’ birthplace. Visit the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum, where you can tour the home, museum memorial chapel, fountain of life and see the story wall. Make sure to stop by the Tupelo Hardware Store; this timeless gem is where Gladys Presley bought Elvis his first guitar (Elvis wanted a gun, they compromised on guitar and music has never been the same since!).

Sightseeing in Tupelo

Hilton Garden Inn, Tupelo
Day 6, 7


88mi / 142km

Your exciting journey continues, and today it’s to the Northern tip of Alabama. Set in the stunning Tennessee River Valley, Marriott Shoals has a beautiful setting which has been reflected in the resort’s design. Just minutes from the hotel are two Robert Trent Jones Trail golf courses, which attract players of all levels from across the globe. Whilst in Florence, take a trip to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, WC Handy’s Birthplace and Museum.

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
Day 8, 9


122mi / 196km

Crossing the border back into Tennessee, today you’re heading to the home of country music! There is so much to keep you entertained in this city, but you shouldn’t miss Grand Ole Opry, the Wildhorse Saloon and the Ryman Auditorium. A paddlewheeler cruise down the Cumberland River provides an insight into the historic heritage of the waterways and is also great fun! If you have time, drop into Opry Mills Mall, which combines both outlet shopping and boutique options.

Sightseeing in Nashville

Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Day 10, 11


213mi / 343km

Switching from country music to the rhythm and blues, you end your journey in Memphis. This is yet another exciting city with lots to do, whatever your interests. Visit Mud Island, a unique 52 acre park showcasing America’s greatest river, The Mississippi. No visit to Memphis is complete without touring Graceland. See the house, tour the Lisa Marie Airplane and see the artifacts in the museum including many of Elvis’ flamboyant outfits. We also suggest a trip to Sun Studios where Elvis recorded some of his earliest music, and one evening perhaps enjoy a cool drink and some vibrant tunes on Beale Street.

Sightseeing in Memphis

The Peabody
Day 12

Time for some last minute shopping before you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

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