Tour Duration 12 Nights - From £2159*
Our Southern Style Escorted Tour is fun filled, attraction packed and offers truly unbeatable value!
Join Travelling Time on this exclusive one of a kind Music Themed Holiday where short journeys mean you’ll have more time to enjoy yourself. On our flagship tour “Southern Style” you’ll make lifelong friends, unforgettable memories and best of all get great value for money!
This unique music themed tour will give you a taste of the South as it really is. It’s informal, friendly and fun and designed with music lovers in mind!
We have unique and exclusive access to people and places other companies simply cannot reach. So as we travel along the music highways, we’ll take you to meet some of the people who created the fantastic music born in the Deep South. Everything from Country in Nashville to Rock and Roll, Blues & Soul in Memphis!
DAY BY DAY TOUR ITINERARY
Welcome to Nashville and the beginning of your Southern Style Escorted Tour. After you check in to the Clarion Hotel, it's time to relax and refresh. Then it's time to meet your tour manager and travel companions for welcome drinks in the hotel bar.
This morning after breakfast, you'll enjoy a guided tour of Historic RCA Studio B. Then it's back to downtown for a Self-Guided Tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame! Use this afternoon’s free time to explore the Honky-tonks of Broadway at your own pace.
Today, we make the short trip to Franklin, Kentucky where we will experience small town America at its very best. Upon our return to Nashville you will be free to relax and explore at your own pace.
Free time in Music City today, perhaps enjoy ribs at Rippy’s or a tour of the Ryman Auditorium. We will travel to Opryland this evening for a meal at The Nashville Palace. Then it's time for a fantastic show at the Grand Ole Opry!
The choice is yours, a lazy day or chat to your tour manager about our optional shopping and sightseeing trip.
It’s your last full day in Nashville, Tennessee. Perhaps you’ll want to go shopping for souvenirs, travel with us to some more optional attractions. Or, if the mood takes you, simply enjoy more fabulous live music in Downtown Nashville. There is really so much to see and do in Music City - you will be spoilt for choice.
It is time to say goodbye to Music City! First stop will be Lynchburg, Tennessee for a visit to Jack Daniel’s Distillery. After a short stroll through the historic square, its lunchtime at Miss Mary Bobo’s. Then it is time to make our way to Muscle Shoals, Alabama!
This morning starts with a trip to Rick Hall’s FAME Studios. Then it's off to the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound building at 3614 Jackson Highway. From there we make the short journey to the second home of Muscle Shoals Sound. This larger facility is now known as Cypress Moon! The current owner, a cousin of Elvis Presley, is always happy to meet our groups and show us around. You may even see some session Musicians and songwriters at work. A group lunch and the Water, Light & Music Show in Spring Park follows.
Today we will continue our Muscle Shoals discovery with visits to Tom’s Wall and Helen Keller’s birthplace - Ivy Green. Finally for today, it's a tour of Big River Broadcasting. This evening we will enjoy a meal, live music and Dancing at the Rattlesnake Saloon!
This morning we will set out for the day and travel along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway to Tupelo Mississippi. We'll take you to see the birthplace of Elvis Presley. We all know about his meteoric rise to fame and here you can see how it began! After a quick lunch stop at Johnny's Drive-In you'll visit the hardware store where Elvis bought his first guitar! Then we’ll travel to Red Bay, Alabama, home of the late great Country Superstar Tammy Wynette. After lunch we’ll learn all about her at The Red Bay Museum.
Before leaving Muscle Shoals we'll visit to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Thenit's time to travel to Memphis, Tennessee. In this vibrant city, where the “King” called home we’ll learn about all the music that was born there. This evening, enjoy the sounds of Memphis Blues and Soul and, of course, some good old Rock ‘n’ Roll at Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe & Honky Tonk on Beale!
Today, take a step back in time on a visit Sam Phillip’s Sun Studio. This is followed by a tour of one of the most famous homes in the world - Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion. Then you are free to explore Memphis at your own pace.
Your Southern Style Escorted Tour has come to an end. The last stop is Nashville Airport for your onward journey!