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  • Deep South

    Alabama Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi Tennessee

    Where do you go for a generous helping of music, festivals, cuisine, culture, history, civil rights, family fun, golf and the great outdoors? Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee can’t wait to meet you. Here, you’re always only a song away from incredible natural wonders and exciting adventures for music fans, history buffs, experienced travellers and families great and small in all seasons. The Deep South is where America keeps its heart and soul.

    • New Orleans, Louisiana

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    • Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee

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    • Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee

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    • Nashville, Tennessee

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    • My Old Kentucky Home, Kentucky

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    • Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Alabama

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    • Montgomery, Alabama

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    • Mobile Mardi Gras, Alabama

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    • Louisville, Kentucky

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    • Huntsville, Alabama

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    • Gulf Shores, Alabama

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    • Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Kentucky

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    • Dunleith Plantation, Mississippi

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    • Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, Tennessee

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    • Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, Alabama

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    • Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

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    Alabama has been at the crossroads of American history since the beginning. See Civil War battlefields, tour antebellum mansions or visit Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others changed the nation and the world in its wake. Explore the final frontier in Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the largest space attraction on the planet. Got rhythm? Meet the King of Country Music Hank Williams and hear the stories behind the music of Muscle Shoals’ FAME studios. Enjoy live music and fresh from the Gulf seafood in Mobile by the Bay and nearby Gulf Shores.

    Kentucky’s geography varies from the Appalachian Mountains in the east to America’s largest inland peninsula “Land between the Lakes” to the west. In between are beautiful rolling hills, enticing waterways and bluegrass horse country. Kentucky is best known for horse farms (with Lexington being the horse-breeding centre and many of its surrounding farms welcome visitors on free tours), bourbon distilleries, mountain hollows and moonshine stills, fried chicken, bluegrass music and, of course, the famous Kentucky Derby which is held annually in Louisville.

    In Louisiana, you pick your passion and let the good times roll. The exotic sister state has a unique blend of food, music, history, sports and nature at their best, steeped in the colourful legacy of the French, Spanish, British, Caribbean and African cultures. Discover bayous and gators in the Southern wild and tour historic towns and stately plantation homes while you’re at it. Immerse yourself in lively places like Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Lafayette and New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and home to Mardi Gras and the stunningly beautiful French Quarter. It’s all Louisiana, all the time.

    Still got the blues? Come on down to Mississippi for some thrilling live music, history, outdoor fun and authentic down-home cooking. You’ll be glad you did! Everybody’s a winner in America’s second largest casino destination, because there’s a lot to love between the lush Mississippi Delta and the year-round sunny Gulf Coast beaches. Explore the historic Natchez Trace Parkway or look for more than 150 markers along the Mississippi Blues Trail. Remember to find your way to the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo.

    Lasting memories are bound to be made in Tennessee. Enjoy world-renowned live entertainment in Nashville on any night of the week, right around the corner from the Grand Ole Opry, RCA Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Fans and families will love Dolly Parton’s theme park Dollywood in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As the home of the blues and birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, Memphis knows its way around legends. Meet Otis, Isaac and Aretha in the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, visit Elvis at his beautiful home Graceland or tour the original Sun Studio. You’ll remember Tennessee forever.

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  • Tunes of Tennessee

    Begins in Memphis, Tennessee and ends in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Honky Tonk, Nashville

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    • Graceland, Memphis

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    • Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

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    • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    • Lower Broadway, Nashville

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    • Dollywood, Pigeon Forge

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    Day 01

    Arrive Memphis

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Memphis International Airport. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Guesthouse at Graceland.

    Hotel: The Guesthouse at Graceland

    Day 02 Day 03

    Memphis

    Immerse yourself in the city renowned as the home of the blues and birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. We’ve allowed two days for you to experience Memphis, an exciting city with a plethora of things to see and do. No visit to Memphis is complete without touring Graceland! In addition, don’t miss a tour to the Sun Studio and be sure to see the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Smithsonian’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Gibson Guitar Factory.

    Hotel: The Guesthouse at Graceland

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    Nashville

    Today, you depart Memphis and head to one of the most musical cities in the USA, Nashville. The next three days are yours at leisure in one of the most vibrant cities in the Deep South. Known as the home of country music, explore some of the myriad of musical attractions such as the Country Music Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash Museum or the Rhyman Theatre, before sampling some live music in one of the many honky tonks on Lower Broadway, known locally as the Honky Tonk Highway. Although music plays a huge part in Nashville's culture, there is much more to explore in the city and we recommend a visit to one of the many museums or galleries in downtown Nashville.

    Hotel: Kimpton Aertson Hotel

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    Pigeon Forge

    Depart Nashville and take the scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountains in the east of Tennessee and the town of Pigeon Forge. Spend the next 3 nights exploring this charming mountain town, which is also home to the famous Dollywood Resort. Enjoy one of the biggest theme parks in the US and a 35 acre waterpark, all based on the life of country music superstar, Dolly Parton. Take time to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains region by taking a short drive out of town and along one of the mountain trails.

    Hotel: Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa

    Day 10

    Journey Home

    It is just a short drive back to Knoxville, where you return your rental car at the airport, and check in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1804 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    A one way drop off charge on the car hire of $150 is not included and payable locally.

     

    Simply Southern Music & Golf

    Begins in New Orleans, Louisiana and ends in Memphis, Tennessee

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Alabama Golf Trail

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    • Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

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    • Live Music Venues Across The Deep South

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    Day 01

    Arrive New Orleans

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

    Hotel: Le Meridien New Orleans

    Day 02

    New Orleans

    Welcome to the ‘Big Easy’. Today, you have a full day to explore the city. Visit the French Quarter, stroll along the narrow streets, visit the jazz clubs and experience Creole and Cajun cooking at its best. Ride the famed ‘Streetcar named Desire’, walk through the historic garden district or take a paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River.

    Hotel: Le Meridien New Orleans

    166Mi/267Km

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    Point Clear

    This morning’s short drive along the coastline brings you into Alabama and the impressive Grand Hotel Marriott Resort Golf Club & Spa. Spend two nights enjoying the resort's two fabulous golf courses, relaxing in the European-style spa and swimming in one of the resort's two outdoor pools. If you can pull yourself away from the resort there are many attractions close by.

    Hotel: Grand Hotel Marriott Resort Golf Club & Spa

    112Mi/180Km

    Day 05

    Destin

    Your journey today takes you along historic Route 10, into the western Florida Panhandle. Skirting along the coast, you may choose to stop in Pensacola before arriving at your beach resort in Destin. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach or explore more of Florida’s breathtaking coastline and small towns.

    Hotel: Hilton Sandestin Beach & Golf Resort

    186Mi/299Km

    Day 06

    Montgomery

    Journeying northwest, today you venture back into Alabama. We suggest a stop at Monroeville, home of Harper Lee, author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, before arriving in Montgomery. Whilst in the state capital, perhaps visit the Rosa Parks Museum and learn more about the Civil Rights Movement and tour the King Memorial Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached his message of hope and brotherhood.

    Hotel: Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa

    84Mi/135Km

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    Hoover & Birmingham

    Just a short journey today through the central region of Alabama to the rolling hills and beautiful scenery of Birmingham’s countryside. Sitting in the quaint town of Hoover, Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort boasts the third longest golf course in the world. This Robert Trent Jones Course is surrounded by sweeping hills and offers challenging holes. Away from the courses, stimulate your senses at the spa or relax by the signature pool. A visit to the state's largest city, Birmingham, offers attractions including The Civil Rights Institute, Barber Vintage Motorsport’s Museum and Kelly Ingram Park.

    Hotel: Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

    126Mi/202Km

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    Florence

    Today it’s on to the northern tip of Alabama and the last of its superb resorts. Set in the Tennessee River Valley, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa has retained the area's beauty in the design of the resort. Just minutes from the hotel are two Robert Trent Jones Trail courses which attract players of all levels and skill. Take a trip to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, WC Handy’s Birthplace and Museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House.

    Hotel: Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

    122Mi/196Km

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    Nashville

    Cross the border into Tennessee, and head toward the home of Country Music. During your stay in Nashville visit the Grand Ole Opry, the Wildhorse Saloon and the Ryman Auditorium. A paddlewheeler cruise down the Cumberland River offers the sights of the waterway's historic heritage and is great fun. If you have time for shopping drop by Opry Mills, combining outlet and boutique shopping opportunities.

    Hotel: Gaylord Opryland Resort

    215Mi/346Km

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    Memphis

    Switching from country music to the home of the blues, today brings you to Memphis. Visit Mud Island, a unique 52 acre park showcasing America’s greatest river, the Mississippi. No one should ever visit Memphis without going to Graceland where the Lisa Marie airplane can also be viewed, or Sun Studios, where Elvis recorded some of his earliest music.

    Hotel: The Peabody

    Day 15

    Journey Home

    Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before making your way to Memphis Airport, to return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2775 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    A one way drop off fee of £150 on the car hire is not included and is payable locally.

    Carolinas & Country

    Begins in and ends in Atlanta, Georgia

    16 Days / 15 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Boone Hall, South Carolina

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    • Nashville By Night

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    • Sun Studios, Memphis

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    Day 01

    Arrive Atlanta

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Atlanta. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel. If time allows, enjoy visits to some of Atlanta's fabulous attractions; including the Coca Cola Museum, Atlanta History Center and Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site.

    Hotel: Grand Hyatt Atlanta

    114Mi/182Km

    Day 02

    Chattanooga

    Travel north today into the Appalachian Mountains and on to Chattanooga, a diverse city with a variety of cultural activities. Don’t miss the Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls and, of course, the infamous Chattanooga Choo Choo.

    Hotel: The Chattanoogan

    340Mi/547Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Memphis

    Today’s journey takes you along the southern state line of Tennessee from east to west, and to Memphis, the home of the Blues. Beale Street, W. C. Handy and Elvis Presley are all very much a part of Memphis, as is Mud Island, a 52 acre park showcasing the mighty Mississippi River.

    Hotel: The Peabody

    222Mi/357Km

    Day 05 Day 06

    Nashville

    From the southwest corner of Tennessee, today you head northeast to Nashville, the home of country music. Visit the homes and museums of the country music giants, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium and, of course, Grand Ole Opry.

    Hotel: Gaylord Opryland Hotel

    293Mi/469Km

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    Great Smoky Mountains

    From Tennessee to North Carolina, and the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains. In Chimney Rock Park, reach the top of legendary Chimney Rock for a spectacular view and explore the nature trails, waterfalls and caves. Then head onwards to Asheville, where you will spend the next two evenings.

    Hotel: Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

    267Mi/430Km

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    Charleston

    Today’s drive takes you into the rural surroundings of South Carolina. Visit the small-town city of Newberry and the State Museum in Columbia en route to historic Charleston, one of the South’s best preserved cities. Stroll through Magnolia Plantations and Gardens, one of many plantations in the area and view the historic buildings and cobbled stone streets. There’s no shortage of restaurants to keep you busy into the evening.

    Hotel: Belmond Charleston Place

    107Mi/172Km

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    Hilton Head Island

    Enjoy a coastal drive today as you head south along South Carolinas' Atlantic Coastline, perhaps taking a stop at historic Beaufort to experience the Civil War history and fine antebellum homes. Hilton Head Island offers over 12 miles of beautiful beaches, providing an ideal opportunity to relax and enjoy the sunshine. We suggest a boat tour of the area for the best orientation, and visits to the fresh fish restaurants and boutique shops.

    Hotel: Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

    132Mi/213Km

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    Jekyll Island

    Stop at the small beach town of Tybee Island, boasting an 18th century lighthouse, as you continue journeying south to the pretty destination of Jekyll Island. Your hotel for the next two nights, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, was a 19th century retreat for the wealthy industrialists. Top up your tan on the beach or if the great outdoors is your passion, try the exceptional golf, wildlife watching or horseback riding.

    Hotel: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

    92Mi/148Km

    Day 15

    Savannah

    Arrive in romantic Savannah and explore the revitalised waterfront, wander the shops and visit the iconic white steeple church as seen in Forrest Gump. Many of the old mansions and churches have been restored and are open for touring.

    Hotel: Andaz Savannah

    241Mi/389Km

    Day 16

    Journey home

    Drive along the Antebellum Trail through Macon, famous for its plantation-style homes, as you make your way back to Atlanta, where you will return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2385 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Bluegrass & Country

    Begins in Cincinnati, Ohio and ends in Atlanta, Georgia

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Equestrain Delights

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    • Majestic Paddlewheel Voyages

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    • Bourbon Country

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    • A Diverse Range of Music Venues

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    • Historical Architecture

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    Day 01

    Cincinnati

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

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

    Day 02

    Covington & Newport

    Today you commence your exploration. Start by crossing the Ohio River on a trip to Covington where you can perhaps enjoy a saunter across the Roebling Suspension Bridge. Next we suggest the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which portrays three centuries of slavery from its introduction to abolition.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

    88Mi/142Km

    Day 03

    Louisville

    Louisville is renowned for the annual Kentucky Derby. Horse racing enthusiasts will enjoy the Kentucky Derby Museum, offering a hands-on experience. Once in town, visit the Slugger Museum and Factory, take a river cruise on the Belle of Louisville or follow the Urban Bourbon Trail.

    Hotel: Galt House Hotel

    101Mi/162Km

    Day 04

    Lexington

    Your first point of interest is The Muhammad Ali Center, which has majestic views of Kentucky’s largest city. Continue onto Lexington, the horse capital of the world, for a true equine experience at Kentucky Horse Park. During your stay we suggest a visit to Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, which was once home to America’s largest and best-known communal society.

    Hotel: Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

    167Mi/268Km

    Day 05

    Bowling Green

    This morning, visit Bardstown – voted America’s most beautiful small town. Mammoth Cave National Park is your next point of interest, where four hundred miles of passages and caverns can be explored.

    Hotel: Hyatt Place Bowling Green

    149Mi/239Km

    Day 06

    Paducah

    Today’s journey takes you towards the heart of America’s inland waterways. We suggest visiting The River Discovery Center, which chronicles life on the river and a stop at the National Corvette Museum. Paducah is renowned for its creativity, and is home to the National Quilt Museum.

    Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, Paducah West

    178Mi/286Km

    Day 07 Day 08

    Memphis

    Continue to Memphis along the Mississippi River and immerse yourself in the city renowned as the home of the blues and birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. We’ve allowed two full days for you to experience Memphis, an exciting city with a plethora of things to see and do. No visit to Memphis is complete without touring Graceland! In addition, don’t miss a tour to the Sun Studio and be sure to see the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Smithsonian’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Gibson Guitar Factory.

    Hotel: The Peabody

    212Mi/341Km

    Day 09 Day 10

    Nashville

    Today head east through picturesque cotton fields to Nashville. Visit the homes and museums of the country music giants, the Country Music Hall of fame & Museum, Johnny Cash Museum, Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry.

    Hotel: Renaissance Nashville Hotel

    205Mi/330Km

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    Great Smoky Mountains

    Next it’s on to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s most visited park, which stretches across half a million acres of Tennessee and North Carolina. Hike, bike, drive or even take a horseback ride through the scenic byways. You may also choose to visit Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park, which celebrates the heritage and people of the East Tennessee region.

    Hotel: Oak Haven Resort & Spa

    136Mi/218Km

    Day 13

    Chattanooga

    Heading south, you journey into the ancient homeland of the Cherokee Indians before arriving into Chattanooga. Don’t miss the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Fort Loudoun and, of course, the infamous Chattanooga Choo Choo.

    Hotel: The Chattanoogan Hotel

    116Mi/186Km

    Day 14

    Atlanta

    Ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, go underground at Ruby Falls, or stroll to the National Park Service’s American Civil War Battlefield at Point Park before leaving Chattanooga. En route to Atlanta we suggest a visit to Rock City Gardens.

    Hotel: Grand Hyatt Atlanta

    Day 15

    Journey home

    There’s time for some last minute sightseeing in Atlanta, before returning your rental car and checking-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2289 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    One way drop off charge on car hire is not included and payable locally.

    Louisiana Sampler

    Begins in and ends in New Orleans, Louisiana

    11 Days / 10 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Mississippi River

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    • Louisiana Plantation House

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    • Louisiana Architecture

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    • Vicksburg

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    • Kayaking in Lafayette

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    • French Quarter, New Orleans

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    • Anchucha Historic Mansion, Vicksburg

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    • Downtown Shreveport

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    • Lake Ponchatrain

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    Day 01

    Arrive New Orleans

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to New Orleans. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to the W New Orleans.

    Hotel: Le Meridien New Orleans

    Day 02

    New Orleans

    New Orleans, affectionately known as ‘The Big Easy’, is a wonderful city with plenty to keep you entertained. Stroll along the narrow streets, enjoy a typical Creole meal or perhaps a spot of jazz in the renowned French Quarter.

    Hotel: Le Meridien New Orleans

    138Mi/222Km

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    Lafayette

    Your journey commences southwest into Cajun Country. Visits to Southdown Plantation House and The Terrebonne Museum will give you an insight into the areas unique plantation history and Bayou Terrebonne Wildlife Museum brings to life the importance of the state's waterways. Next, why not relive the golden age of aviation at Louisiana State Museum in Patterson or perhaps take a visit to Avery Island, where you can tour the Tabasco factory? Lafayette is home to The Acadian Cultural Center, the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Lafayette Natural History Museum and Acadian Village.

    Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette

    103Mi/166Km

    Day 05

    Alexandria

    Travelling north towards Eunice, the Cajun Hall of Fame and Savoy Music Center are definitely great stops. Alexandria will be your final stop for the day; a charming and supposedly haunted town in the heart of Louisiana.

    Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, Alexandria

    127Mi/204Km

    Day 06

    Natchitoches & Shreveport

    It's a short but scenic drive today as your route runs adjacent to Kisatchie National Forest. Natchitoches, Louisiana's oldest town is a great stop where you can tour the French colonial Fort St Jean Baptiste. Next, continue north towards Shreveport. Sample delicious Cajun cuisine, head to a local jazz club or try your luck in one of the casinos.

    Hotel: Hilton Shreveport

    176Mi/283Km

    Day 07

    Vicksburg

    Spanning Louisiana, today's journey takes you from the far west to the far east of the state, and crosses the state border into Mississippi. En route, visit the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum in Gibsland, which sits in the location where the outlaws ate their very last meal before meeting their fate just a few miles away. Vicksburg, Mississippi, is a great town where fascinating historic sites, archietecture and antebellum mansions await you.

    Hotel: Anchuca Historic Mansion

    93Mi/150Km

    Day 08

    Natchez

    Get your cameras ready as today you travel the famous Natchez Trace Parkway. Historic sites en route include the Grand Gulf Military Park, Port Gibson, the Windsor Ruins, Mount Locust Inn, Church Hill and Emerald Mound. Tonight you'll stay in an antebellum home in the pretty city of Natchez.

    Hotel: Monmouth Historic Inn

    94Mi/151Km

    Day 09 Day 10

    Baton Rouge

    Leaving Mississippi, you cross back into Louisiana en route to Baton Rouge your base for the last two nights. The state capital, Baton Rouge has a diverse range of arts, culture and cuisine. A bustling metropolis, there's a choice of two great malls, and the evening music scence of jazz, blues and rock is exceptional. Be sure to visit the USS Kidd and Old State Capitol.

    Hotel: Radisson Hotel, Baton Rouge

    69Mi/111Km

    Day 11

    Journey Home

    Heading east brings you back into the heart of Plantation Country. Your route takes you between Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain before returning to New Orleans Airport where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2080 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.  

    Sweet Home Alabama

    Begins in Huntsville, Alabama and ends in Pensacola, Florida

    13 Days / 12 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • The First White House of the Confederacy, Montgomery

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    • State Capital, Montgomery

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    • Antebellum Home, Alabama

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    • To Kill A Mockingbird, Monroeville

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    • Talladega National Forest

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    • US Space & Rocket Centre, Huntsville

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    • Gulf Shores, Alabama

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    • Historic Fort Morgan

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    • Birmingham, Alabama

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    • USS Alabama, Mobile

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    Day 1

    Arrive Huntsville

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

    Hotel: Westin Huntsville

    Day 02 Day 03

    Huntsville

    The next two days are free to explore Huntsville and its surrounding areas. Nicknamed 'Rocket City', Huntsville is also home to the US Space and Rocket Centre. Take some time to wander around the Rocket Park and marvel at the machines that took man into space. We also recommend a visit to the beautiful Huntsville Botanical Gardens, or tour the Twickenham Historic District, which is home to the largest concentration of the iconic antebellum homes in Alabama.

    Hotel: Westin Huntsville

    61Mi/97Km

    Day 04 Day 05

    Florence

    Today, take the short drive to the North West corner of Alabama and the city of Florence. Famous for its music history, the city boasts a number of recording studios, with the most famous two being the FAME Recording Studios, where Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin among many others recorded classic hits and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, where the iconic hit 'Sweet Home Alabama' was recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Take some time out from your sightseeing to enjoy lunch at Champy's Famous Fried Chicken, a staple food of the state.

    Hotel: Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

    121Mi/195Km

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    Birmingham

    Journey down through the beautiful Alabama scenery, perhaps taking in a stop at the William B. Bankhead National Forest, as you head toward Birmingham. The state's largest city, Birmingham, offers attractions including The Civil Rights Institute, Barber Vintage Motorsport’s Museum and Kelly Ingram Park. There is also a replica of the Statue of Liberty located within the city!

    Hotel: Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook

    89Mi/142Km

    Day 09 Day 10

    Montgomery

    A short drive today from Birmingham down to the state capital Montgomery. We highly recommend stopping along the way at the Talladega National Forest, to see some of the most beautiful scenery that Alabama offers visitors. Take time out to visit some of Montgomery’s famous historical sites including Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Rosa Parks Library and Museum, Old Alabama Town, the First White House of the Confederacy, and the Civil Rights Memorial and Center. Afterwards, head to The Alley and enjoy a meal and a drink in downtown’s liveliest nightspots or catch a show at the Montgomery Center for the Performing Arts.

    Hotel: Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa

    169Mi/271Km

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    Mobile

    Today's drive takes you South West from the state capital Montgomery, to the coastal city of Mobile. We suggest a stop at Monroeville, home of Harper Lee, author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, before arriving in Mobile. Famous as being the birthplace in the US of Mardi Gras, the city hosts one of the biggest and most vibrant Mardi Gras festivals every year. Attractions such as the USS Alabama, Mobile Carnival Museum and Mobile Botanical Gardens are all worth a visit during your stay. On your second day, take the short drive to the Gulf Coast resort of Gulf Shores. Here you can visit attractions such as the Gulf Park Zoo, Alabama State Park and the historic Fort Morgan.

    Hotel: The Battle House Renaissance

    Day 13

    Journey Home

    Time for some last minute relaxation before making your way to Pensacola Airport in the afternoon, where you will return your rental car and check in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2175 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    A one way drop off fee on the car hire is not included and is payable locally.

    The Land Of Music And The Delta Blues

    Begins in and ends in Memphis, Tennessee

    12 Days / 11 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Beale Street, Memphis

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    • Graceland, Memphis

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    • Music City

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    • Tupelo Automobile Museum, Tupelo

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    • Sun Studios, Memphis

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    • General Jackson, Nashville

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    • Dunleith Plantation, Natchez

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    • Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

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    • Illinois Monument, Vicksburg

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    Day 01

    Arrive Memphis

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

    Hotel: The Peabody

    130Mi/210Km

    Day 02

    Greenwood

    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.

    Hotel: The Alluvian

    101Mi/163Km

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    Vicksburg

    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?

    Hotel: Anchuca Historic Mansion

    231Mi/372Km

    Day 05

    Tupelo

    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!).

    Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo

    88Mi/144Km

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    Florence

    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.

    Hotel: Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

    122Mi/197Km

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    Nashville

    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.

    Hotel: Renaissance Nashville

    213Mi/343Km

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    Memphis

    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.

    Hotel: The Peabody

    Day 12

    Journey home

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

    Prices

    From £2587 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • New Orleans & Mississippi River Plantation Country

    Begins and ends in New Orleans, Louisiana

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: March, April, May, September and October

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 7 nights as specified
    • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
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    • Kayaking in Lafayette

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    • New Orleans

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    • Alligator

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    • Houmas House Gardens

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    Day 01

    Arrive New Orleans

    Depart the UK on your chosen flight to New Orleans. Upon arrival, take the complimentary transfer to your hotel, which is located in the heart of the French Quarter. This evening, meet your fellow travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.

    Hotel: Hotel Monteleone (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    New Orleans

    As your hotel boasts a wonderful location, today you set out on foot for a walking tour from picturesque Jackson Square to bustling Bourbon Street. En route, discover the cool sounds of jazz as you meander through Canal Street, the waterfront and the Warehouse District. Discover the French Quarter from venerable Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo and Bourbon Street on a guided walking tour. Savour local culinary delights including beignets and etouffee, whilst enjoying a private demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Later, you’ll be introduced to the magical world of Mardi Gras, with an insider's view of how this festivity is planned and created. This evening, enjoy a private jazz experience at the legendary Preservation Hall. 

    Hotel: Hotel Monteleone (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day 03

    New Orleans Nature & Music

    Begin the day with a flightseeing tour of New Orleans for views of the French Quarter, Mississippi River, canals, and wetlands, with commentary by your pilot. Sitting below sea level, New Orleans has experienced the destructive force of mother nature, which you'll learn more about at a private lecture by Nellie Watson, an expert on the interplay of humans, architecture and the environment. In the city that many consider the birthplace of jazz and the hometown of prominent jazz greats from Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Sidney Bechet to Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr., you'll check out the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter, where the focus is on jazz as an art form. For dinner tonight, get a true taste of New Orleans' famous cuisine at a restaurant of your choosing.

    Hotel: Hotel Monteleone (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Vermilionville & Lafayette

    Leaving New Orleans, you'll head out into the countryside for an alligator bayou tour in an excursion boat with a local guide, then begin your discovery of Louisiana's "River Road" plantations with a visit to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens along the "big bend" of the Mississippi River. Enjoy a private Houmans House tour,  have lunch at the plantation and stroll at your leisure through some of its 38 acres of exquisite gardens. Continue on to Nottoway Plantation & Resort, home to the largest existing antebellum mansion in the South, where's you'll spend the next two nights. Your stay begins in style in the Mansion House with a guided tour and a private mint julep reception, followed by an elegant private dinner accompanied by a string quartet in the White Parlor.

    Hotel: Nottoway Plantation & Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Baton Rouge

    Travel to Baton Rouge today and step back in time at the LSU Rural Life Museum, a living-history museum re-creating the lifestyles and folkways of rural Louisianans in the 18th and 19th centuries. Continue on to downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana's capital city, and learn about the life and legacy of Huey P. Long, Louisiana's controversial populist Governor of the 1930s, in a guided visit to the Old State Capitol. After lunch at a local restaurant, head back to Nottoway Plantation for an afternoon and evening spent as you please.

    Hotel: Nottoway Plantation & Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Atchafalaya Basin

    Return to New Orleans this morning for another two-night stay in the Crescent City, which begins with a guided visit and time on your own at the National World War II Museum. Your visit begins with a viewing of the award-winning “4-D” multi-media experience Beyond All Boundaries, produced and narrated by Tom Hanks and featuring the voice talents Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, and more. Enjoy brunch accompanied by an entertaining USO-style musical show at the museum’s BB’s Stage Door Canteen, featuring cuisine by The American Sector restaurant. Take time to explore the museum’s many state-of-the-art exhibits at your own pace. Late this afternoon, check into your stylish accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, on Canal Street in the French Quarter, then spend an evening as you please in this unique American city.

    Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day 07

    New Orleans

    Visit more iconic destinations as you continue to tour New Orleans today. Begin with sightseeing in the Garden District, then hop aboard an authentic New Orleans streetcar for a private tour along Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue, accompanied by a New Orleans resident. Return late morning to your hotel, and spend the rest of the day exploring more of New Orleans at your leisure. Tonight, experience the best of the Cresent City as you head to celebrated Arnaud's Restaurant to enjoy a private farewell jazz reception, followed by dinner at this French Quarter institution.

    Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Journey Home

    There’s time for some last minute souvenir shopping before taking your transfer back to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3459 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Bluegrass and Blue Ridges: Louisville to Nashville

    Begins in Louisville, Kentucky and ends in Nashville, Tennessee

    9 Days / 8 Nights

    Departures: May, June, August and September

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 8 nights as specified
    • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • My Old Kentucky Home

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    • General Jackson, Nashville

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    • Equestrian Kentucky

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    • Derby Museum

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    • Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

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    • Blueridge Parkway

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    Day 01

    Arrive Louisville

    Depart the UK on your chosen flight to Louisville. A transfer is included from Louisville International Airport to The Brown Hotel, a landmark in the heart of downtown Louisville near the theatre district. Since 1923, this gracious hotel has entertained celebrities and dignitaries with its opulence, charm, and impeccable Southern hospitality, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. A welcome reception and dinner is held at the hotel this evening.

    Hotel: The Brown Hotel (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Churchill Downs & Stephen Foster

    You'll begin the day with a visit to Churchill Downs, the legendary thoroughbred racetrack that has hosted The Kentucky Derby since 1875. Your visit includes a Tauck Exclusive tour of the backstretch with a professional jockey who’ll share insider views of the track’s history and daily operation while the horses take their morning exercise. On the racetrack grounds, you’ll also visit The Kentucky Derby Museum for insights into the race’s celebrated history, and what goes into the breeding and training of a thoroughbred champion. A short drive to Bardstown takes you to another iconic landmark, Federal Hill, a Georgian-style plantation house built in 1795 by Judge John Rowan that once entertained dignitaries like Andrew Jackson and Marquis de Lafayette, but is better known as the inspiration for Stephen Foster’s 'My Old Kentucky Home'. You'll tour the impeccably preserved mansion and formal gardens. After lunch at a historic tavern, you head to Frankfort for a guided tour of the Buffalo Trace Distillery, famous for its fine Kentucky bourbon, which it has produced continuously since 1775. During Prohibition, the distillery was permitted to output whiskey 'for medicinal purposes'. You arrive late afternoon in Lexington where the evening is free.

    Hotel: Griffin Gate Marriott Resort (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

    Day 03

    Shakers, Bourbon & Bluegrass

    This morning you'll drive to Pleasant Hill, site of what was once the largest, most successful Shaker community in America. Founded in England in the 18th century, the sect known as Shakers had a profound effect on 19th century America, as documented in Ken Burns’s film, Hands to Work, Hearts to God. Known locally as 'Shakertown', the village, which flourished here from 1805 to 1910, comprises 34 original buildings, wonderfully restored as a living museum with costumed interpreters, where you’ll gain insights into the hearts and minds of the Shakers, and marvel at their engineering achievements; besides their fame for furniture making, the Shakers invented the circular saw, the clothespin, the wheel-driven washing machine, and numerous other labor-saving devices. Following lunch at the village, delve deeper into equine culture at The Kentucky Horse Park, a working horse farm and theme park showcasing breeds from around the world; you’ll also visit the International Museum of the Horse. Next, you return to your hotel for a special, private 'Bluegrass & Bourbon' evening, including a banquet dinner, a live band, and bourbon tasting.

    Hotel: Griffin Gate Marriott Resort (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

    Day 04

    Cumberland Gap

    Once you've stood at the Cumberland Gap you’ll never forget it. You’re standing at the first frontier, the first gateway to the west. Off the beaten pathway, it was a break in the Appalachian Mountains that provided a gateway to the west for migrating buffalo herds, American Indian tribes, and restless pioneers – including Daniel Boone, who blazed a trail known as the Wilderness Road here in 1775. And today you will join that long list of travellers when you pass through the gap yourself. Explore its rich history and cultural currents at a private presentation at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park visitors’ centre. The park also features unique geologic sandstone formations, magnificent underground caverns, and restored log cabins from an early 20th-century pioneer settlement. Next, its on to Asheville, North Carolina, where your accommodation is both historic and gracious, exemplifying the best of Southern hospitality. Asheville has emerged as one of America’s top culinary destinations – a 'foodie haven' with many new twists on traditional southern cuisine.

    Hotel: The Inn on Biltmore Estate (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

    Day 05

    The Biltmore Estate

    Back in 1895 George Vanderbilt II, grandson of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, decided to build himself 'a little mountain escape' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The result was the Biltmore Estate, a fabulous 250-room French château for which he employed architect Richard Morris Hunt for the castle design and Frederick Law Olmsted (the designer of Central Park) to lay out the woodlands and formal gardens. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about this magnificent estate on tours of both the estate grounds and through the mansion itself. See Antler Hill Village, a town built to house the employees who worked on the estate and tended its crops and livestock. After lunch on the estate, return to Asheville where the remainder of the day is free to spend as you please.

    Hotel: The Inn on Biltmore Estate (Breakfast & lunch included)

    Day 06

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Today you’ll experience one of the most beautiful, and one of the oldest, places on Earth – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the US. Historically, it is known as a place of refuge; the fascinating story of its creation includes the heroic efforts of Horace Kephart, George Masa and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Ecologically, it is one of the world’s best examples of a deciduous hardwood forest – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, it is dedicated as an international biosphere reserve. Scenically, the grandeur and beauty of the Southern Appalachians is at its very core – from mist-shrouded mountains with their wide range of elevations to fresh streams and miles of forests; it is the very definition of the word 'vista'. In Cherokee, North Carolina, you'll explore 19th-century wilderness settlement life with period interpreters at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitors’ centre. You’ll also visit the Museum of the Cherokee Indian for a guided tour and exclusive private viewing of its archival collection of artefacts. A catered private lunch at the museum includes samples of traditional Cherokee flavours and is accompanied by a Cherokee flute musician. You arrive into Knoxville late afternoon.

     

    Hotel: Hilton Knoxville (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

    Day 07

    Nashville

    You'll travel today to what has emerged as the music capital of America, the infamous Nashville, Tennessee. First up is a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, where you’ll truly get a behind-the-scenes look at the industry during lunch with a Nashville songwriter. Enjoy time on your own to explore the museum, then head to the Ryman Auditorium for a private front-of-house and backstage tour. The venerable hall is best known as the former home of the Grand Ole Opry, from 1943 to 1974, having hosted the biggest country stars of its day. Your downtown hotel is a palatial Beaux-Arts landmark built in 1910.

    Hotel: The Hermitage (Breakfast & lunch included)

    Day 08

    General Jackson & Grand Ole Opry

    Today you will visit The Hermitage, the plantation home of Andrew Jackson, military hero, populist, and 7th President of the United States. Dayton Duncan notes that you can understand Andrew Jackson by his own words – “I was born for a storm. And a calm does not suit me.” Jackson lived here until his death in 1845 and his brick mansion is considered the most accurately preserved presidential home in the US, with restored décor and original furnishings. Drive along Music Row to your hotel and enjoy some free time to explore Nashville as you please before an early farewell reception and dinner.

     

     

    Hotel: The Hermitage (Breakfast & dinner included)

    Day 09

    Journey Home

    A transfer is included from the hotel to Nashville International Airport, where you check in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £4,781 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Experience Nashville with a Songwriter Tour

    Nashville

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    • Experience Nashville with a Songwriter Tour

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    • Nashville

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    Nashville is a songwriter's town. Literally thousands of people come annually to try their hand at the music business, but only a few can actually make a living doing what they love best. Experience a once in a lifetime private sedan tour of "Music City" accompanied by a singer/songwriter who is "living the dream". This 3 hour tour showcases the highlights of Nashville as seen through the eyes of a working singer/songwriter. The guide will give insight into the songwriters craft and explain how a song goes from concept through to hit recording. There is also a private performance by your guide at a picturesque location during the tour. This is truly an "Only in Nashville" experience.

    Prices

    From £520 based on a maximum group of 3

    Nashville Attraction Pass

    Nashville

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    • Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

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    Explore the country music city of Nashville! This pass includes the city’s best attractions, restaurants and shopping facilities:

    • Johnny Cash Museum
    • Ryman Auditorium Tour
    • Country Music Hall of Fame & Studio B Tour
    • Hard Rock Café OR B.B King's Blue's Club ($15.00 food/beverage provided)
    • Opry Mills - Tennessee's largest outlet (A discount book is provided)

    (VIP upgrade available - additional cost)

    Pre-booking takes away any worries of missing out and saves you time and money, often allowing you to skip the queues.

    Prices

    From £86 per Adult

    From £72 per Child (4-11 years)

    Memphis Attraction Pass

    Memphis

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    • Memphis Rock and Soul Museum

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    Explore the music city of Memphis and visit four of the city’s best attractions:

    • Sun Studio: the birthplace of rock and roll
    • Rock and Soul Museum
    • Stax Museum of American Soul Music
    • Graceland Platinum admission

    (VIP upgrade available - additional cost)

    Pre-booking takes away any worries of missing out and saves you time and money, often allowing you to skip the queues.

    Prices

    From £84 per Adult

    From £42 per Child (6-11 years)

    New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour

    New Orleans

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    • New Orleans Cocktail Walking Tour

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    From the Sazerac and Pimm's Cup to the Hurricane and Hand Grenade, you'll enjoy a view of New Orleans through its history of fine dining and drinking.

    Hear classic stories of the unique concoctions made famous in New Orleans and the characters that brought them to life, including Southern Comfort, created by M.W. Heron in a French Quarter bar in 1874. Go behind the scenes at the oldest restaurant in the city and visit it's wine cellar and private dining rooms.

    You'll be shaken (not stirred) by the recipes of the city's most infamous cocktails along the way. Take home a Southern Comfort Recipe Book and try mixing them yourself!

    Duration: 2.5 Hours

    Prices

    From £25 per person.

    US Space & Rocket Centre Admission

    Huntsville, Alabama

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    • US Space & Rocket Centre Admission

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    General admission to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center includes access to historic Shuttle Park, Rocket Park and all indoor exhibit areas such as the main museum atrium and the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. With each ticket purchase, enjoy daily guided tours of the Saturn V Hall, featured traveling exhibitions, hands-on demonstrations and presentations, museum simulators and a behind-the-scenes tour of Space Camp. Also includes ticket to one IMAX or National Geographic movie

    Prices

    From £27 per adult and £21 per child.

    Dollywood Admission

    Pigeon Forge

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    • Dollywood, Pigeon Forge

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    Spanning 150 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 rides, 15 exceptional shows, five of the South’s largest festivals, Southern-style dining, and the friendliest employees in the world!  In addition to standard amusement park thrill rides, Dollywood features traditional crafts and music of the Smoky Mountains area.  Dollywood is organized into ten themed areas, The Showstreet, Rivertown Junction, Craftsmen’s Valley, Village, Country Fair, Timber Canyon, and Jukebox Junction areas reflect the historical eras and culture of East Tennessee, while the Owens Farm and Adventures in Imagination areas explore Dolly Parton’s life and imagination. Many attractions focus on the history and culture of the Southern Appalachian region.

    Prices

    From £73 per adult and £59 per child.

    Graceland Elvis Experience

    Memphis

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    • Graceland Elvis Experience

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    Delve into the history and legend of the 'King of Rock and Roll' on this tour of his home at Graceland. Choose from either the standard tour or upgrade to the VIP for unlimited access to exclusive exhibits.

    Elvis Experience Tour:  Approximately 3.5 – 4 hours
    • Graceland Mansion Audio-Guided Tour with New Orientation Film
    • Full Access to State-of-the-Art Visitor Entertainment Complex -NEW
    • Elvis’ Two Custom Airplanes
    • Elvis Presley Car Museum – ALL NEW, EXPANDED
    • Elvis: The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum – NEW
    • Elvis Discovery Exhibits – NEW

    VIP Tour upgrade:

    The VIP tour upgrade adds:
    • Unlimited admission to all attractions all day
    • Exclusive VIP Exhibit
    • Front-of-the-line Mansion Access
    • Keepsake Backstage Pass

    Transportation to Graceland is not included. Sun Studio operates a free, first-come, first-served, space available shuttle hourly from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm between Heartbreak Hotel, Graceland, Sun Studio, & Rock n Soul Museum downtown.

    Prices

    Elvis Experience Tour

    From £59 per adult and £31 per child.

    VIP Tour

    From £94 per person.

    New Orleans Steamboat Dinner Jazz Cruise

    New Orleans

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    • Natchez Steamboat

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    • Live Jazz onboard

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    • BBQ Shrimp Salad

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    Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans skyline aboard the 7:00 pm Dinner Jazz Cruise on the authentic Steamboat NATCHEZ.  The Steamboat NATCHEZ decks, engine room and bars will be open for your enjoyment either before or after dinner depending upon your seating time. Included in the Dinner Jazz ticket price is the Steamboat cruise, buffet dinner, and Jazz Band entertainment, and applicable taxes. Gratuities and Alcoholic Beverages are not included in the price of the Ticket.

    Cruise Highlights:

    • Breathtaking view of the city
    • Enjoy casual buffet-style dining
    • Meals prepared fresh on board
    • Indoor and Outdoor seating
    • Featuring live jazz by the Grammy nominated Dukes of Dixieland
    • Museum quality Engine Room
    • Departs from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery

    Duration: 2 Hours

    Prices

    From £73 per adult and £34 per child.

    New Orleans Sightseeing Tour

    New Orleans

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    • Jackson Square, New Orleans

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    • French Quarter, New Orleans

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    Travel Through Three Centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!”  Absorb the sights & sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums.  Travel through historic neighborhoods such as Treme & Faubourg Marigny.  Visit one of the historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above ground burial system.

    Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John, the waterway used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates, as you make your way to City Park, one of the ten largest urban parks in America.  Here you may visit either the Morning Call Cafe or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.  Follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world (until service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina).  See the homes of former Kings & Queens of Mardi Gras, stately mansions and the world-famous, exclusive Garden District.  View Tulane and Loyola Universities across from Audubon Park, home to one of the top five zoos in the nation, The Audubon Zoo.

    Duration: 2 Hours

    Prices

    From £40 per adult and £14 per person.

    Smoky Mountain Attraction Pass

    Great Smoky Mountain Region

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    • Great Smoky Mountains

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    The great Smoky Mountains National Park is America's most visited national park, with more than nine million visitors a year. Drawn by sweeping mountain views, 730 miles of pristine streams, carpets of wildflowers, lush forests and abundant wildlife, the attraction of this destination is no secret. The Smoky Mountain Attractions Pass includes:

    • Admission to Anakeesta - 70 acre forested outdoor theme park
    • Admission to Dollywood - more than 40 world-class rides and attractions
    • Admission to Titanic Museum
    • Old Smoky Moonshine tasting experience
    • The Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge
    • Tanger Outlet shopping coupon
    • $15 Hard Rock Café meal voucher
    Prices

    From £140 per adult

    From £98 per child (6-11 years)

    Bourbon Distilleries Tour from Louisville

    Kentucky

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    • Bourbon Barrels

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    • A little sample

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    Sample the best of authentic Kentucky bourbon from big-league bourbon distilleries on this guided tour from Louisville. Head to Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark, and Jim Beam American Stillhouse for tastings and a behind-the-scenes look at the distilling process of brand-name Kentucky bourbons. Tour includes all tastings, transportation with narrated commentary, and lunch.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Prices

    From £165 per person.

    Minimum age is 12 years. Minimum drinking age is 21 years

    Half Day Horse Farm Tour, Lexington

    Lexington, Kentucky

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    • Lexington Horse Farm

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    • Admiring the view

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    Visit two horse farms and the renowned Keeneland Racecourse during a 3 hour 30 minute tour from Lexington, Kentucky. At each stop, your guide provides commentary about the farms' inner workings and history as you tour parts of the grounds. You'll also drive by Calumet Farm, which is known for raising thoroughbred race horses that have won the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown. Discover why the Bluegrass State is known as the 'Horse Capital of the World’ on this informative tour that includes pickup and drop-off from Lexington.

    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

    Prices

    From £39 per person

    Bourbon in the Bluegrass, Lexington

    Lexington, Kentucky

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    • Bourbon in the Bluegrass

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    • Four Roses Bourbon

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    Enjoy a day of Kentucky bourbon whiskey tastings and tours without any transportation hassles on this small-group trip from Lexington. Visit three Bluegrass-region distilleries, see first-hand how their whiskeys are made on guided tours, and sample selections of their small-batch and historical bourbons. Plus, as you travel, hear tales about the bourbons and the Bluegrass region from your driver-guide that you may never hear if alone.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Prices

    From £127 per person

    Mammoth Cave's Canopy Zipline, Kentucky

    Kentucky

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    • Mammoth Cave's Canopy Zipline

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    • Ready to go!

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    Soar through the trees on this epic adventure through the Mammoth Cave countryside. Primary Canopy Zip Tour includes 5 ziplines ranging in length 500-1000 ft plus 3 sky bridges that span over 60 acres of scenic woodland. Secondary Canopy Zip Tour includes 4 ziplines designed just for children. The Secondary Zip tour connects with the Primary Tour after 2 zips and they share the last 2 zips. This gives us the opportunity to allow adults and children some quality family time ziplining together for a portion of the tour.  All Zipline adventures are full service, ACCT certified and supervised by trained staff for the safety and enjoyment of all guests.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Prices

    From £69 per person

    Bardstown Bourbon Distillery Tour and Tastings

    Kentucky

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    • Bardstown Bourbon Distillery Tour and Tastings

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    • Brewing Machinery

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    Public Bourbon Distillery tour and tasting:  This small group tour provide an intimate, fun, social, and lighthearted way to see and taste Bourbon's best. The informed local guides will introduce you to the local history and culture and show you why Kentuckians are so strong in spirit. Tour includes one distillery tour and tasting with another tasting at a 2nd distillery.

    Duration: Up to 4 hours

    Prices

    From £69 per person

    Minimum age is 12 years. Minimum drinking age is 21 years

    Kentucky Craft Beer Tours

    Kentucky

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    • A few samples!

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    • Cheers!

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    • Behind the Scenes

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    • Schnitzelburg

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    Saturday Beer Lovers Tour

    Get a taste of Louisville’s thriving beer scene on this small-group, half-day tour. You will meet your guide at the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company. Over the course of an afternoon, you’ll go behind the scenes at three different Louisville breweries, will enjoy numerous different beers, and will discover more about the brewing process.

    Sunday Funday Beer Tour

    Spend a lively Sunday afternoon out on the town, and get to know Louisville’s thriving craft beer scene, on this small-group tour. Don’t worry about logistics: traveling via minibus makes it simple to get around. Go behind the scenes at three different breweries, and taste four samples at each stop (including flagship beers, seasonal specials, and more). Over the course of the tour, you’ll learn more about the brewing process, and will have snacks and water at your disposal along the way.

    Craft Beer Tour and Tasting

    Go behind-the-scenes of three local-approved Louisville craft breweries on this all-inclusive brewery tour. Unlike most brewery tours, this one offers unlimited five ounce pours, so you can sample everything on the menu at top breweries like Akasha, Mile Wide, and Monnik. You get a pretzel necklace, too, for convenient snacking between beers.

    Prices

    Saturday Beer Lovers Tour

    From £51 per person

    Sunday Funday Beer Tour

    From £56 per person

    Craft Beer Tour and Tasting

    From £76 per person

    Minimum drinking age is 21 years

    Gulf Coast Triple-Splash Duck Boat Tour, Alabama

    Mobile, Alabama

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    • Triple-Splash Duck Boat Tour

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    See the sights of Mobile from both land and water on a 70-minute duck tour by amphibious vehicle. Hear stories about the USS Alabama and more at Battleship Memorial Park during this experience that's both entertaining and educational. The fun really begins when you splash into Mobile Bay as your vehicle becomes a boat. Select your preferred departure time when booking.

    Duration: 70 minutes

    Prices

    From £29 per adult and from £16 per child

    Birmingham Civil Rights Tours, Alabama

    Birmingham, Alabama

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    • Baptist Church

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    Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

    Birmingham is known for its civil rights history, but matching landmarks to their significance can be difficult on a self-led tour. Visit notable locations, including the 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, and the site of the 1961 Freedom Riders attack, and discover their history from your guide. Travel between sites with ease via air-conditioned vehicle, and benefit from the small-group size for a more intimate experience.

    • Visit landmarks including Dynamite Hill and Bethel Baptist Church
    • Avoid hidden costs with all entrance fees included
    • Gain intimate insight into the battle for civil rights from your guide
    • Save time with included pickup and drop-off from central hotels

     

    Duration: Up to 3 hours

    Prices

    Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

    From £56 per person

     

    Muscle Shoals Sound Studio tour, Alabama

    Muscle Shoals, Alabama

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    • Muscle Shoals Sound Studio tour

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    • Muscle Shoals Sound Studio tour - Jackson Highway

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    When in the Shoals area, visiting the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio is a must—an option only available with a guided tour. This tour of the legendary music studio not only shows you where music icons such as Keith Richards and Paul Simon recorded their hits, but also lets you play the actual instruments used by rock ‘n’ roll greats.

    • Muscle Shoals Sound Studio tour
    • Guided tour shares behind-the-scenes stories of rock legends
    • See where artists such as Keith Richards recorded top songs
    • Tour operates every hour so it’s sure to fit your schedule

    Duration: 90 minutes

    Prices

    From £13 per person

    Historical Highlights of Birmingham, Alabama

    Birmingham, Alabama

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    • Historical Highlights of Birmingham

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    • Sloss Furnaces

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    Explore Birmingham without the hassle of planning and navigating on a historical highlights tour with round–trip transport from the doorstep of your accommodation. In addition to providing stories you won’t find in guidebooks, your guide points out landmarks that visitors often miss if exploring on their own. Snacks, beverages, and air conditioning on board are included for your comfort and convenience.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Prices

    From £56 per person

    Brewery Tasting Tour of Birmingham, Alabama

    Birmingham, Alabama

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    • Brewery Tasting Tour

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    • Just a few samples

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    As a visitor, knowing the top spots for a taste of the city’s local beers can be difficult. Discover Birmingham’s craft beer culture and savor a range of IPAs, ambers, and porters on a brewery tasting tour. Save time finding a meeting point with optional pickup from downtown hotels, and receive insight and tips from your small-group guide to help you make the most of your visit.

    • Enjoy a complimentary pint in 3 of the city’s craft breweries
    • Gain insight into Birmingham’s brewing culture and history
    • Save the stress of navigation with pickup and drop-off from central hotels
    • Benefit from the small-group size with a more personalized experience

    Duration: 3 hours

     

    Prices

    From £71 per person

    Minimum drinking age of 21.