Tales of the Deep South

Slow things down and get lost in a rich southern culture. Warm smiles, mouth-watering cuisines and some of the greatest music you’ll ever hear await you.

12 Days
Atlanta to New Orleans
From (AUD)
$ 9,240
$ 8,740
Dates & Pricing

2020 Atlanta > New Orleans

Wonderful rhythms

Meandering through America’s Deep South, this is an itinerary where laidback meets easy-going.
Explore the jewels of 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. Trace the roots of American music in the Deep South and experience the unique cultural landscape and fascinating history that gave birth to the blues, jazz, country and rock ‘n’ roll. This is a region where music isn’t just part of the culture, it is a part of the rhythm of daily life.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
12 days
Departure City:
Return City:
New Orleans

Selected Itinerary

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Atlanta

    This is a journey that will allow you to unravel the wonder of America’s vibrant southern states. Arrive in the bustling metropolis that is Atlanta. Check into the Grand Hyatt for a two night stay. Tonight join your Tour Director and travel companions in celebrating your impending adventures over dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Atlanta

    Visit the Atlanta History Center, which features a range of innovative exhibits on all things Atlanta. Continue to the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Mitchell, author of the classic Civil War novel ‘Gone With the Wind’. The afternoon is yours to unwind.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Atlanta > Nashville

    Travel to the beating heart of America’s Music City as you prepare to discover the tastes and sounds of the South.


    Record a song at Nashville’s Studio B, arranged exclusively for Scenic guests.

    Stay two nights at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Nashville

    Get in the mood with a backstage tour where the Grand Ole Opry all began.


    See an exclusive musical performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum.


    Enjoy an evening performance at Nashville’s famous Grand Ole Opry.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Nashville > Memphis

    Travel to Memphis, known as ‘Blues City’. Discover Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley, and enjoy a night out at BB King’s. Stay for two nights at the River Inn of Harbor Town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Memphis

    Visit the Civil Rights Museum on a self-guided tour, walk through Martin Luther Kings motel room from his fateful night at the Lorraine Motel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Why not explore Beale Street with its many music clubs?

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Memphis > Baton Rouge

    Head to Baton Rouge today, stopping in at enchanting Natchez a great example of late 19th century architecture. Immerse yourself with a two night Special Stay at Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a magnificent 1850’s sugar cane estate. The massive white columns and grand balconies of this enormous mansion stand guard over the Mississippi River and its famed River Road.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Baton Rouge

    Explore Louisiana’s bayous. Today, use the afternoon to further explore or simply relax.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Baton Rouge > 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. Experience southern hospitality for the next three nights at Hotel Monteleone.

    Freechoice Dining

    Tonight, select your dining venue of your choice.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - New Orleans

    To truly round off your deep south experience, listen to soulful sounds as you cruise down the Mississippi River.  Late afternoon and evening at leisure to explore this pulsating city. Shop for a favourite souvenir, or relax with a fresh cup of cafe au lait and beignet.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - New Orleans


    Choose how you want to spend your day with an activity of your choice.

    Enjoy a farewell evening of dinner and entertainment by a local jazz band.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - New Orleans

    It’s time to say goodbye at the end of a wonder-filled journey. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 7 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • 18 meals – 11 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 5 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability