Southern Belles

From smooth saxophone to electric guitar, America's South is known for its auditory pleasures. Feel the beat from Atlanta to New Orleans in 10 days.

10 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,795
  • 2017 Atlanta > New Orleans

    Wonderful rhythms

    The charm of America’s Deep South - this is an itinerary where laidback meets easy-going.

    Explore the jewels of the southern United States, from Graceland in Memphis to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, and you’ll be left with an abiding sense that you’ve been transported to a place where things move to a very different beat. This is a region where music isn’t just part of the culture, it’s part of the rhythm of daily life.

    Tour Code:

    SBUL

    Duration:

    10 Days

    Departure City:

    Atlanta

    Return City:

    New Orleans

  • 10 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Atlanta
      Highlights:
      Welcome Dinner

      This is a journey that will allow you to unravel the wonders of America’s vibrant southern states. You’ll arrive in Atlanta for your overnight stay at Grand Hyatt. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm. Tonight join your Tour Director and travel companions in celebrating your impending adventures over a ‘welcome to the USA’ dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Atlanta > Nashville
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Record a song at Studio B

      Travel to Nashville, the home of country music.

      Enrich

      Take a trip down memory lane at Nashville’s Studio B. Arranged exclusively for Scenic guests, you’ll get to record a song there, just as the likes of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers have done before you.

      For the next two nights you’ll be based at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Nashville
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Country Music Hall of Fame performance and Grand Ole Opry
      Enrich

      Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and learn of the fascinating country music culture in Tennessee, with an exclusive performance by one of Nashville’s acclaimed musicians.

      Enrich

      Sing and clap along during an evening performance at Nashville’s famous Grand Ole Opry. ‘The Opry’ began as a radio broadcast in 1925 and today is a live entertainment phenomenon and American icon. You’ll gain backstage access to the Ryman Theatre on an exclusive tour of this incredible venue, which has hosted country music’s most famous musicians.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Nashville > Memphis
      Highlights:
      Elvis Presley’s Graceland

      Make the ultimate Rock ‘n’ Roll pilgrimage and delight in a tour of Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Later, dine in the original B.B. King’s Blues Club and revel in live blues tunes. Tonight you’ll get to stay at the Westin Memphis.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Memphis > Natchez
      Highlights:
      Antebellum estates

      Today, travel deeper south to Natchez where you can learn of the antebellum era, where grand estates maintained by enslaved servants turned into desperate ruins following the Civil War. The Monmouth Plantation is typical of the type and today has been restored and transformed into an opulent hotel. Enjoy your Special Stay, it’s your opportunity to immerse yourself in the plantation experience.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Natchez > Lafayette
      Highlights:
      Cruise Louisiana’s bayous, Enrich - Bal de Maison

      Cruise through one of Louisiana’s bayous, natural habitat of the alligator.

      Enrich

      This evening, join in the celebrations of a Cajun-style Bal de Maison, a house party, as you enjoy authentic cuisine and live local music.

      Tonight, you’ll stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton-Lafayette.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Lafayette > New Orleans
      Highlights:
      New Orleans city tour, Freechoice Dining

      You’ll be amazed by the culture of New Orleans. Explore this vibrant city and witness how the magic of the annual grand spectacular, the famous Mardi Gras, is created. Also, see the ongoing recovery since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight, you’ll get to choose from an array of local restaurants.

      Later, you’ll begin a three night stay at the venerable Hotel Monteleone in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - New Orleans
      Highlights:
      Mississippi River steamboat cruise

      To truly round off your New Orleans experience, enjoy soulful sounds while cruising down the Mississippi River on a nostalgic paddle boat cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 9 - New Orleans
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose from a range of diverse activities on offer. Take a Cajun cooking class, a New Orleans movie tour, or a quaint horse and carriage ride. Alternatively visit the National World War II Museum.

      Enjoy a lively dinner and dance the evening away with your fellow travellers to the tunes of a local band.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - New Orleans
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Your journey concludes today and you will transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.

      Meals included: Breakfast