Simply Southern

Tour Duration 12 Nights - From £2389*

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. This fun filled tour is not to be missed! If you want to make unforgettable memories and get great value for money, then join us on “Simply Southern” . 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! You’ll discover all the different types of music born in the Deep South, from Country in Nashville to Rock and Roll & Blues in Memphis. As we have unique and exclusive access to people and places other companies simply cannot reach, we’ll take you to meet some of the people who created the music you’ll hear as we travel along the music highways!

Whistling Tunes That You Know and love so
3614 Jackson Highway
Brickyard Cafe


After you arrive in Nashville and check in to the Clarion Hotel, it will be time to meet your tour manager and travel companions for welcome drinks in the hotel bar.

This morning after breakfast feel free to join us for optional guided tours of Historic RCA Studio B followed by a Self-Guided Tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame! Alternatively, use today's free time to explore the Honky-tonks of Broadway at your own pace.

After breakfast in the hotel you are free to join us on an optional tour to Franklin, Kentucky where we will experience small town America at its very best. Alternatively, you can explore Nashville at your own pace.

Free time in Music City today, perhaps enjoy ribs at Rippy’s or a tour of the Ryman Auditorium. The coach will travel to Opryland this evening for an optional meal at The Nashville Palace followed by a 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 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 as we head off to Lynchburg, Tennessee. Enjoy an optional visit to Jack Daniel’s Distillery and lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s or spend some time shopping in the historic town square. Then it is time to make our way to Muscle Shoals, Alabama!

Today the group will be taking an optional tour of Rick Hall’s FAME Studios followed by a tour and photo op. at the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound building at 3614 Jackson Highway. Muscle Shoals sound relocated to a larger facility now known as Cypress Moon where the 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. An optional lunch and the Water, Light & Music Show in Spring Park follows. Ask about our Muscle Shoals All Inclusive Pass!

After breakfast we will continue our Muscle Shoals discovery with visits to Tom’s Wall, Helen Keller’s birthplace (Extra Charge) and a tour of Big River Broadcasting. This evening we will enjoy live music and dancing at the Rattlesnake Saloon!

This morning we will leave Muscle Shoals for the day and travel along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway to Tupelo Mississippi and Elvis Presley’s Birthplace. (admission to the Birthplace and Church are an optional extra - payable locally) We all know about his meteoric rise to fame and here you can see how it began, you can even 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.

It’s time to say goodbye to Muscle Shoals with an optional visit to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame before leaving for Memphis, Tennessee. During our time in this vibrant city, we’ll learn about the music that was born there and the “King” who called it home! Spend some time on Beale Street, where you can enjoy the sounds of Memphis Blues and Soul and, of course, some good old Rock ‘n’ Roll at Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe & Honky Tonk!

It’s time to pay an optional visit Sam Phillip’s Sun Studio, followed by a tour of one of the most famous homes in the world - Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion. Alternatively, you are free to explore Memphis at your own pace.

The tour ends after breakfast today and the last stop on Simply Southern is Nashville Airport.

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Our Simply Southern Escorted Group Tours are scheduled to depart:
7th September 2023 & 23rd May 2024
If these dates are not suitable, please call us on 01738 643737 to discuss our small group option.

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