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Tracks of the Deep South

(Tour code: DSG17)The soundtrack of Deep South USA

Historic tracks lead us on a rail tour through the heartland of great American music - from Nashville, home of Country Music, to the Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll of Memphis and the jazz of New Orleans. Then enjoy an unforgettable private dinner and performance with a member of the Cash Family.

Tour Highlights
  • Chattanooga's railroads
  • Exclusive concert with member of the Cash family
  • Jack Daniel's Distillery
  • Nashville
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Memphis and Tupelo
  • Graceland "Home Of the King"
  • Sun Studio and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • New Orleans and an authentic Creole dinner
  • Mississippi steamboat cruise
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
    Amtrak rail travel
  • 12 nights' hotel accommodation (room only)
  • All Transfers Included
    Selected Porterage
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Arriving in Atlanta
Days 1-2

To Atlanta

We fly from London Heathrow to Atlanta and tour the city's key Civil War sights on Day 2.

Includes:
  • Scheduled flights
Jack Daniels Distillery
Days 3-4

The Tennessee Valley to Nashville

Today we experience a ride on two of Chattanooga's most impressive heritage railways. On Day 4, we travel through Tennessee to Lynchburg, where we enjoy a tour of the Jack Daniel's distillery, before continuing on to Nashville. This evening there is an optional excursion to the legendary Grand Ole Opry.

Nashville Country Music Hall Of Fame
Days 5-6

Nashville, Tupelo and Memphis

We tour the key Country music landmarks in Nashville, the birthplace of the genre. This evening we enjoy a true highlight of the trip, an exclusive dinner talk and performance by a member of Johnny Cash's family, as part of the Cash Family Experience. Our journey through Tennessee continues to Memphis on Day 6. En route we stop at Tupelo to visit the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

Graceland
Days 7-8

Graceland, Sun Studios and Stax

Today introduces the sights of Memphis' extraordinary musical history. We visit Sun Studios, which lays claim to being the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. By contrast, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music covers another of the city's musical phenomena. In the afternoon we visit Graceland, Elvis' 14 acre mansion. Day 8 is free for you to explore Memphis independently.

New Orleans Steamer
Days 9-12

New Orleans and a Cruise

This morning we board Amtrak's City of New Orleans service, heading through Mississippi to Louisiana. It is claimed that the Blues spread along this route by rail. The pretty, floral towns of Brookhaven and McComb lead into the exotic Cajun swamps of the Louisiana Bayou. Following our arrival into the city of New Orleans, we transfer to our hotel for three nights, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. On Day 10 we take a guided tour of this fascinating city. The afternoon and Day 11 are spent at leisure, ahead of a sightseeing cruise along the Mississippi before and a creole dinner. On Day 12, we board our Amtrak service to Houston.

Flying home
Days 13-14

Houston and homeward

We begin our day in Houston with a guided tour of the city's main landmarks, including the Allen's Landing and NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. That afternoon, we transfer to the airport for our return flight to London.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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