Southern Belles

Discover the charm of the Deep South on a 10 day tour from Atlanta to New Orleans. Visit the home of country music, Cajun cuisine & cruise the Mississippi.

11 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,895
  • 2018 Atlanta > Miami

    Wonderful rhythms

    Be enchanted by the charm of America’s Deep South on this itinerary where laidback meets easy-going. Explore the jewels of the southern United States, a region where music isn’t just part of the culture, it’s part of the rhythm of daily life.

    From Graceland in Memphis to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, you’ll be left with an abiding sense that you’ve been transported to a place where things move at a very different beat.

    Tour Code:

    ONUS

    Duration:

    11 Days

    Departure City:

    Atlanta

    Return City:

    Miami

  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Atlanta

      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. 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

      Travel to Nashville, the home of country music for a two night stay.

      Enrich

      Today you’ll get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to record a song in Nashville’s Studio B, just as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers did before you.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Nashville
      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 both a live entertainment phenomenon and an American icon. You’ll gain backstage access on an exclusive tour of the Ryman Theatre, which has hosted country music’s most famous musicians.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Nashville > Memphis

      Make the ultimate Rock‘n’Roll pilgrimage and delight in a tour of the famous home of the King of Rock‘n’Roll, Elvis Presley. Tonight, you’ll also get to dine in the original BB King’s and revel in live blues tunes. Overnight stay in Memphis.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Memphis > Natchez

      Travel deeper south to Natchez. Learn of the antebellum experience, where after the Civil War grand estates maintained by enslaved servants became desperate ruins. The Monmouth Plantation typifies this experience and today has been restored to an opulent hotel. Immerse yourself in the plantation experience with an overnight Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Natchez > Lafayette

      Cruise through one of Louisiana’s bayous, the 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.

      Overnight stay in Lafayette.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Lafayette > New Orleans

      You’ll be amazed by the culture of New Orleans. Explore this vibrant city and get to see just how the magic of its annual grand spectacular, the famous Mardi Gras, is created. Also, witness the ongoing recovery since the city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Later, begin a three night stay at the venerable hotel in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - New Orleans

      To truly round off your Deep South experience, listen to soulful sounds as you cruise down the Mississippi River on a nostalgic paddle boat cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 9 - New Orleans
      Freechoice

      What to choose? Take a Cajun cooking class or a New Orleans movie tour, or a quaint horse and carriage ride. Alternatively, visit the National World War II Museum.

      Enjoy a lively dinner, dancing the evening away to tunes from a local band.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - New Orleans > Miami

      Transfer to the airport for your flight to Miami, Florida, for an overnight stay. Raise a glass this evening with your fellow travellers to toast the end of your soulful southern journey and discuss the exciting days ahead on your Caribbean cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Miami

      Bid a fond farewell to sunny Miami as you embark your luxurious cruise on board Scenic Eclipse.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • The intimacy of small group fully escorted touring
    • 1 memorable Special Stay
    • 4 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • 7 Freechoice activities and dining
    • Visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis
    • Cruise through one of Louisiana’s bayous
    • All internal flights
    • 18 meals – 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners
    • And all tipping and gratuities