America's Music Heritage

From $6,099
Duration 14 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Oct 2020
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From $6,099
Duration 14 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Oct 2020
Tour Overview

​Music is at the heart of this fantastic tour, which takes you to the capital of country music, Nashville, Elvis Presley's opulent mansion Graceland and New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. We'll also visit sites linked to the US Civil Rights Movement and see author Harper Lee's hometown.

  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 13 nights in hotels of a good standard 
  • 14 meals: 13 breakfasts including 1 brunch, 1 dinner
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Tour of Atlanta, including Martin Luther King Museum
  • Nashville tour
  • Visit Studio B & Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame & the Muscle Shoals Studio
  • Visit Tupelo, Elvis Presley's birthplace
  • Sun Studios & Graceland
  • Tour of Stanton Hall, an antebellum mansion
  • Walking & sightseeing tours of New Orleans
  • Tour of Mobile, on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Visit Monroeville, the birthplace of author Harper Lee

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Atlanta

Make your own way to Atlanta, where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Your Tour Manager will meet you at your hotel for your welcome meeting that evening.  ​

Day 2 Atlanta

​Our day begins with an included tour of Atlanta, including entrance to the Martin Luther King Museum.

Get to know your travelling companions better over a welcome dinner this evening. ​

Meals included: B,D

Days 3 & 4 Nashville

​Nashville is both the capital of Tennessee and the country music capital of the world. This is where we spend the next two nights, with a sightseeing tour of its highlights included on day 3. Enjoy dinner and live music with our optional evening out.

On day 4 we'll visit Studio B, which became famous in the 1960s for its part in the Nashville Sound, which revived the popularity of country music. We'll also head to the Country Music Hall of Fame to see a huge collection of artefacts connected with the genre.

The perfect way to end the day is with an optional evening concert at the Grand Ole Opry, one of the most important venues for country music anywhere in the world.​

Meals included: B

Day 5 Muscle Shoals

​Another day inspired by music begins with a visit to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to see exhibits ranging from gold discs to costumes worn by the likes of Hank Williams and the Commodores. We also step inside the FAME Studios, where music legends such as Aretha Franklin, Little Richard and Otis Redding have recorded, as well as the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. ​

Meals included: B

Day 6 Memphis

​We make our way to another great musical city today – Memphis, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River.

En route we call at Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. We'll see the house where he was born and visit a museum which is home to one of the finest collections of Elvis memorabilia in the world.​

Meals included: B

Days 7 & 8 Memphis

​On day 7 we'll learn more about Elvis, starting with a visit to Sun Studios, where he made his first recordings. Next we'll head to Graceland, the opulent mansion where the King of Rock 'n' Roll lived until his untimely death in 1977.

You can explore Memphis at your own pace on day 8. A stroll along Beale Street, which is lined with blues clubs, restaurants, shops and bars, is a great way to soak up the city's vibrant atmosphere​.

Meals included: B

Day 9 Natchez

​We'll leave Memphis today and head to Natchez. This historic city boasts a great number of well-preserved antebellum mansions and we will step inside one of these today. Stanton Hall was built in 1859, and was occupied by Union troops during the American Civil War. Our guided tour here will give us a fascinating glimpse into the life of wealthy cotton merchant, Frederick Stanton, and his family.​

Meals included: B

Day 10 New Orleans

​New Orleans is our destination today, and we'll stay here for two nights. Also known as the 'Big Easy', this exciting city is the home of jazz, and on our walking tour of the French Quarter we'll hear snatches of music as we stroll along historic streets.

This evening, why not head to Bourbon Street with your travelling companions to enjoy a drink and a meal and soak up the lively atmosphere of this iconic street, where music spills from every doorway.​

Alternatively, if you want to enjoy a real southern experience, why not join our optional excursion. You'll board an authentic paddle steamer and cruise along the Mississippi River. 

Meals included: B

Day 11 New Orleans

This morning we'll discover even more of New Orleans on an included sightseeing tour.

The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you wish. Why not join one of our optional excursions. You can explore Louisiana's swamps and visit a plantation. ​

Meals included: B

Day 12 Mobile

Before leaving New Orleans we'll head to a courtyard in the French Quarter and enjoy brunch as jazz musicians play. ​

Founded in 1702 as Louisiana's original capital, Mobile is in our sights today. Our afternoon tour will introduce its highlights, which include beautiful mansions and pristine gardens.

This evening why not head to a seafood restaurant - Mobile's location on the Gulf of Mexico means you'll be spoilt for choice.​

Meals included: B

Day 13 Montgomery

​Our final destination is Montgomery, where we stay tonight. En route we'll make a stop at Monroeville, the hometown of Harper Lee, whose novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is a classic of modern American literature. On a short sightseeing tour we'll see the courthouse which appeared in the film adaptation.

After time for lunch we continue to Montgomery. This is where, in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, therefore violating segregation laws and ultimately helping to initiate the civil rights movement.​

Meals included: B

Day 14 Departure

Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers

Meals included: B

Additional Information



Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Downtown

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Downtown is situated in Atlanta.

Hotel facilities include a breakfast buffet and a gym. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

The Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa is ideally situated within the Muscle Shoals area. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi (in public areas), indoor & outdoor pools, fitness centre & sauna. Additionally there is a restaurant & bar within the hotel. Rooms are furnished with a safe & TV.

Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites Natchez

Hampton Inn & Suites Natchez is located in downtown of Natchez. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, flats-screen TVs, coffee-making facilities, minifridges and microwaves. Hotel further benefit from an outdoor swimming pool and a gym.

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a contemporary hotel located near to the French Quarter. Hotel amenities include a bistro which serves New-Orleans inspired cuisine, a bar, fitness centre and rooftop pool.

Hampton Inn & Suites Mobile-Downtown Historic District

In the historic district of downtown Mobile, this modern hotel features stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as coffeemakers. Daily hot breakfast (served on-site) is included and takeout breakfast bags available during weekdays. There's an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Doubletree by Hilton Montgomery Downtown

This contemporary downtown hotel offers a modern restaurant, buffet breakfast and lunch, plus all-day Southern-style meals. There's also a fitness center and an outdoor terrace garden. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as chic decor and custom-designed beds.