This fantastic fly-drive holiday includes 2 nights at the Residence Inn Louisville Downtown with free breakfast, 1 night at the Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green, 2 nights at the Loews Vanderbilt in Nashville and 2 nights Bed & Breakfast at the Hampton Inn & suites Beale street, 1 night at the Holiday Inn Express & suites Bed & Breakfast before ending in the fabulous Roosevelt hotel in New Orleans.
Not only are we offering you a free car with fully inclusive insurance but we are also offering £200 per person discount!!
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Discover Nashville Tour, £35 per person - Spend an enjoyable morning or afternoon discovering beautiful Nashville, Tennessee, the Country Music Capital of the World. An experienced tour guide will provide you with incredible stories and fascinating local insight into Music City USA as you drive round all the main sights and attractions in an air-conditioned bus. Visit the best sights and landmarks in town including the Ryman Auditorium, Honky Tonk Row, the Country Music Hall of Fame and much, much more!
In this exciting three-and-a-half hourtour you’ll travel in air-conditioned bus around the best sights in town. Some of the Nashville landmarks we’ll visit include the world-famous Ryman Auditorium, the impressive Parthenon, the Country Music Hall of Fame and much more!
Then enjoy fascinating commentary as you tour historic Downtown Nashville, including Fort Nashborough with its American Civil War Heritage, the State Capitol, Vanderbilt University and Music Row.
This great value tour also includes admission the Ryman Auditorium - the Mother Church of Country Music, long-time home of the Grand Ole Opry and recently voted the finest concert venue in the United States. In this self-guided tour you will get a privileged behind the scenes look around this iconic music venue and museum. Exhibits feature artefacts from the Ryman's Opry years including the dress Dolly Parton wore the night she became an official cast member, Hank Williams' suit and the first Nudie suit ever worn on the Opry by Little Jimmy Dickens.
You will also tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the world’s largest museum of popular music and a beautiful tribute to Country Music and the artists who have made it great.
Tribute to the King, £25 per person - A Tribute to the King: Thru the Years 1953 – 1977 is a high-energy, two-hour musical tribute to Elvis, starring John Beardsley who portrays all six eras of The King's career. With over 30 songs and five costume changes, this amazing show has received rave reviews and great accolades from critics and audiences from all over the world. You’re going to be thrilled, moved and entertained by the music of the King, interpreted masterfully by John Beardsley.
The legend lives on in Nashville’s first and only continuously running show paying tribute to Elvis in the town where he recorded over 300 songs! This live musical biography will take you through all six phases of his career, from the raw energy of his earlier hits such as Mystery Train and Hound Dog right up to the glitz of the Las Vegas years.
John Beardsley’s world renowned show-stopping performance with over 30 songs and 5 costumes has wowed audiences of all ages from New York to Moscow. The show has received impressive accolades from people who saw Elvis perform many times and spent time on the road with him. DJ Fontana, Elvis’ long-time drummer described it as “a great show, very authentic!”
Time after time, Beardsley’s searingly honest performance continues to bring audiences to their feet. You’ll be greeted by a friendly smile and the meet and greet after the show is a favourite for everyone. A must-see show while you’re in Nashville. Come and see why!
Daytime Jazz Cruise, £35 per person - Let us take you back to when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. Experience New Orleans as it can best be seen from the river and enjoy a two-hour cruise by day from the heart of the French Quarter, including Calliope concert!
Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner, £65 per person - Savour the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the Dinner / Jazz Cruise on the authentic Steamboat NATCHEZ... New Orleans' only authentic Steamboat!
French Quarter Walking Tour, £25 per person - Let your own ‘local expert’ unravel the mysteries of one of America’s oldest and most unique living neighborhoods! Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mighty Mississippi, through the French Market and Jackson Square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from our European past.Learn about the Creoles on this tour through the original city, founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand all it has to offer - architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art.Your tour ends at the Cabildo, built under Spanish rule in 1795-1799, and the site of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Featuring a comprehensive exhibit on Louisiana's early history, the Cabildo served as a city hall, a courthouse and a prison. It was the headquarters of the Louisiana State Supreme Court for the landmark Plessy vs. Ferguson decision.One of the most legendary artifacts on display here is the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Some of his former officers schemed to rescue him from exile on the island of St. Helena and bring him to Louisiana but he died a few days before this plan was finalized.
Meeting point:Gray Line ticket office at 400 Toulouse Street.
Start or opening time:10.00 am
Others:This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes! During warmer months, we recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing; caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested. Another museum/historic home will be substituted for the Cabildo, which is closed on Mondays and State Holidays.
Ghosts and spirts walking tour, £26 per person - New Orleans has been referred to as "The most haunted city in America". After this tour, you be the judge!. With its colourful history and unique traditions, it is no wonder so many New Orleans homes and taverns have been investigated by paranormal investigators. You will visit several haunted sites and hear about the stories featured on The History Channel and The Discovery Channel. When it rains in the French Quarter, the locals swear a beautiful voice floats out of the mist. After you hear the story of Pere' Dagobert vs. "Bloody" O'Reilly and the "singing rain," you might hear it too. Will you see any of the ghosts that inhabit the famous Bourbon Orleans Hotel - formerly a theatre, ballroom, orphanage and convent? The staff and guests report regular sightings of uninvited guests! There is no guarantee you will see a ghost, but you will go where you're most likely to meet one!
New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour, £29 per person - Take a walk through the french quarter's famous bars and restaurants and discover the famous "spirits" of New Orleans. It's history... with a twist! From the Sazerac and Pimm's Cup to the Hurricane and Hand Grenade, you'll enjoy a different view of New Orleans through classic stories of the unique concoctions made famous here and the characters that brought them to life. Go behind the scenes at the oldest restaurant in the city to visit the wine cellar and private dining rooms.
Super City Tour, £38 per person - 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.Visit one of our 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 we make our way to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. View the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.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.
Swamp and Bayou, £43 per person - After a short motorcoach ride across the Mississippi River, take a fascinating boat trip into the Louisiana Swamps & Bayous. Experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana in a custom built, all weather swamp boat. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun "joie de vivre". Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife is more numerous during the warmer months of the year. Learn about the efforts made to preserve and restore Louisiana's vanishing wetlands. These tours have been featured on The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, CBS, NBC and ABC. Bring your camera to capture the "bon temps" (good times) on the bayou!.
The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant, Jazz brunch breakfast = £40 per person - A trip to New Orleans would not be complete without enjoying our world-famous live Jazz Brunch Buffet served in the French Quarter's largest courtyard. Enjoy more than 80 different items such as Eggs Benedict and spicy Oysters Bienville all prepared fresh daily. For a quiet, romantic evening enjoy a Creole Dinner featuring dishes such as Lobster Etouffée and Veal Royal Court.
Day by day
Day 1 London to Louisville
Fly from London to Louisville. When you arrive pick up your car and drive to your hotel. Enjoy the evening relaxing after your flight.
Day 2 Louisville
Churchill Downs- Backstretch Breakfast Tour- Start your day by experiencing the exclusive atmosphere of a morning at the track with a preview of the magical process of training world-class Thoroughbreds during the early morning workout. Kentucky Derby Museum- Experience Derby Day from the starting gate to the finish line. The Kentucky Derby Museum brings the pageantry and excitement of the Kentucky Derby to life. Feel the excitement of the crowds and hear the thunder of the hoofs with a presentation of “The Greatest Race”. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory- Tour the World- famous bat factory. Admire the world’s largest baseball bat before going inside to see how Louisville Sluggers are made. Have an all-star experience by swinging a bat just like Babe Ruth’s, facing down a 90 mph fastball and sharing a dugout with Mickey Mantle. The “Louisville Slugger” has been essential in the sport of baseball since 1884.
Day 3 Louisville to bowling green
After some breakfast continue your short drive to Bowling Green where you will spend 1 night here. Don’t miss the Corvette museum which is well worth a visit!
Day 4 Bowling Green to Nashville
This morning enjoy some breakfast before taking a visit to the Mammoth Cave National park. Why not take a picnic and enjoy a spot of lunch before continuing your journey to Nashville. When you have arrived at your hotel check in and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 5 Nashville
Begin the day with an amazing, original, scientific adventure at the Adventure Science Center! Complete your astronaut training and tour the solar system in the new Space Chase exhibit wing. Make your way Down the Hatch to The Heart of It All, Body Battles, Brain Storm Theatre, and other interactive exhibits in Body Quest, as you learn how your body works. Plus, experience the Adventure Tower, Sudekum Planetarium, BlueMax, and more!
Enjoy lunch at the Nashville Farmers' Market, featuring exciting culinary experiences from all over the world in their food hall. After lunch visit the Country Music Hall of Fame before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Day 6 Nashville to Memphis
After 2 fun nights in Nashville continue your journey to Memphis where you will spend your final 2 nights, enjoy the day at leisure after you have checked in.
Day 7 Memphis
Today why not pre-book a Graceland Platinum Tour. Graceland, the ultimate rock 'n' roll pilgrimage, will take you on an unforgettable journey that showcases why Elvis is still the king. Step inside Graceland Mansion and follow in the same steps as Elvis himself as you enjoy an audio-guided tour featuring commentary and stories by Elvis and his daughter Lisa Marie. See where Elvis lived, relaxed and spent time with his friends and family. The Graceland Mansion tour includes Elvis' living room, music room, parents' bedroom, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous Jungle Room. Tour other great parts of the 14-acre estate, and finish the tour at the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. Choose to visit Elvis' two custom airplanes, the Automobile Museum and four different exhibits on the Platinum Tour.
Day 8 Memphis to Natchez
Spend this morning doing some last minute shopping before making your way for your overnight stop in Natchez which is the perfect place to break your drive up.
Day 9 Natchez to New Orleans
Today continue the final part of your journey onto New Orleans. When you arrive check into your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 10-11 New Orleans
Spend your 2 days exploring one of the most vibrant and captivating cities in North America. One of the finest areas of the city is the French Quarter, here you can sample the atmosphere and buzz that generates from all parts. The architecture is stunning and the food and music even better.
Day 12 New Orleans to London
Drop your car back off to the airport ready for your flight home
Day 13 London
Arrive back into the UK after a fantastic holiday.