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Soundtrack of the South

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13 Nights

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Specific Tour

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Group Size

40 people

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Overview

A combination of the best Music Cities and the fabulous Gulf Coast make our Soundtrack of the South an absolute must for music and beach lovers alike! Travel along the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida, before travelling North through the Hit Recording Capital o the World Muscle Shoals Alabama and on to Music City USA – Nashville USA before this fabulous Music Tour finishes with you “Walking in Memphis!”

At Travelling Time – we listen to our clients, who want to spend longer in each area, with short driving distances between stops and they don’t like one night stops either.  So on one of our tours, you will have plenty of time to see the best attractions each area has to offer, enjoy the music and culture of each place we visit and…have plenty of free time to chill and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace!

By joining one of our exclusive tours, you will enjoy short journeys between towns and cities in a comfortable vehicle suitable for your group size.  Both your knowledgeable driver and a member of the Travelling Time Team will be on hand to provide a deeper understanding of the landmarks and make sure that your trip is as enjoyable as possible. You wont have to study maps or use navigation systems – as you will travel around as our distinguished guest: exactly as you deserve!

A combination of perfectly planned sightseeing trips, live music experiences, fantastic attractions and loads of free time to explore the wonderful towns and cities you visit – make Travelling Time’s Tours the best way to see the USA!

During our Soundtrack of the South Tour you will spend  2 Nights in New Orleans, 3 Nights in Pensacola Beach Florida,  3 Nights in Muscle Shoals Alabama, 3 Nights in Nashville Tennessee and 2 Nights Memphis Tennessee PLUS Visits to Red Bay Alabama & Tupelo Mississippi.

OUR PRICE INCLUDES

2 Nights in New Orleans
3 Nights in Pensacola Beach
3 Nights in Muscle Shoals
3 Nights in Nashville
2 Nights in Memphis Tennessee
Day trip to Tupelo Mississippi and Red Bay Alabama

TOURING

Escorted Travel throughout
Travelling Time & Local Guides

MEALS

Daily Breakfast
2 Group Meals

PREPAID ATTRACTIONS

Explore Bourbon Street & The French Quarter
Dinner & Music at Pat O’Briens
Visit The Florabama Roadhouse
Music at the Pink Pony Pub
FAME, Muscle Shoals Sound Tours
Cypress Moon Studio Tours
Visit the Helen Keller Home
Tom’s Wall
Big River Broadcasting
Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour
Lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s
Graceland & Sun Studio Tours

 

and…a few Travelling Time Surprises along the way!

 All of our tours have limited availability – You can secure your place(s) on “Soundtrack of the South” for next year or beyond with a £200pp Deposit – Just call us on 01738 643737 or email us at sales@travellingtime.biz
Alternatively, you can book and pay in full online today, just choose your preferred departure date below.

All Prices are based on 2 people sharing, A single supplement will be applied at checkout.

Soundtrack of the South

A combination of the best Music Cities and the fabulous Gulf Coast make our Soundtrack of the South an absolute must for music and beach lovers alike!

*Travelling Time are pleased to take private group bookings for Soundtrack of the South. If you are booking for your group – and our schedule departure dates do not suit – please call our group department to check the availability of alternative dates. (Minimum group size 8)

Please see the full day by day Itinerary below…

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Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 1 Arrive New Orleans, Louisiana

Welcome to New Orleans. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties. Upon your arrival, your guide and driver will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to our hotel. You will have free time to try out the bar, say hello to your fellow travellers or go out for an evening stroll through the French Quarter.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Day 2 - New Orleans

Spend the day exploring the city at your leisure. Perhaps you'd like to take a trolley ride through the tree lined streets, enjoy a haunted tour, perhaps the "above ground" graveyards are your thing? Maybe a Mississippi river cruise, or Coffee and Beignet at Cafe du Monde watching the world go by...whatever you want to do - you'll find it in New Orleans.

Day 3 - New Orleans, Mobile & Pensacola
Day 3 - New Orleans, Mobile & Pensacola

Today we wave goodbye to New Orleans and make our way to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. On our way to Pensacola Beach in Florida, we will stop by the Mardi Gras Museum in Mobile Alabama (Mobile hosts the oldest annual Carnival celebration in the United States) and pay a visit to the USS Alabama at Battleship Park. Once we arrive in our hotel - you will be free to enjoy Pensacola Beach!

Day 4 - Pensacola Beach
Day 4 - Pensacola Beach

Today - chill out on Pensacola Beach or around the pool at the hotel. This evening we will take you to the FloraBama Roadhouse. On the state line between Florida and Alabama - Florabama has great food and hosts great live music - for a wonderful misic filled evening by the beach!

Day 5 - Pensacola Beach
Day 5 - Pensacola Beach

Take it easy again today - and enjoy the relaxation a beach resort brings to any holiday! Maybe go out looking for Dolphins???
This evening we will take you to a great little beach bar - called the Pink Pony Pub - where we can sing and dance the night away!

Day 6 - Pensacola, Montgomery & Muscle Shoals
Day 6 - Pensacola, Montgomery & Muscle Shoals

On our way to the USA's Hit recording Capital of the World - Muscle Shoals Alabama, we will make a stop at the State Capital - Montgomery, where a black granite Memorial commemorates the Civil Rights Movement. We will stop here for a spot of lunch and have time to pay our respects to Country Legend Hank Williams before heading further north to "The Shoals" This evening we will enjoy live music and dancing at Champy's.

Day 7 Muscle Shoals Area Alabama
Day 7 Muscle Shoals Area Alabama

Today we will celebrate the music of Muscle Shoals. "The Shoals" is the collective name for the four cities that make up this hidden gem. We will visit all four of the cities - Tuscumbia, Florence, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals as we discover the music that made this little corner of Alabama so famous! This evening we will head out for dinner and music at The Rattlesnake Saloon!

Day 8 Muscle Shoals, Tupelo & Red Bay
Day 8 Muscle Shoals, Tupelo & Red Bay

This morning, we will travel the short distance to the small town in Mississippi where a King was born...Tupelo! Known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, who is commemorated with numerous statues, his childhood home and the nearby Elvis Presley Museum traces his early life and music. We will also visit downtown and Tupelo Hardware...where the staff will tell you all about a little boy who bought his first guitar there in the 1940s. After lunch we will make our way back to Muscle Shoals, stopping off in Red Bay Alabama - credited as being the home town of Tammy Wynette, and we will stop by the towns museum to learn more about the lady herself and small town Alabama! Tonight - our last night in town, we will visit downtown Florence where we will have a bite to eat and visit one of the finest music bars in the area - Flobama!

Day 9 Muscle Shoals, Lynchburg & Nashville
Day 9 Muscle Shoals, Lynchburg & Nashville

Before waving goodbye to Muscle Shoals, we will pay a visit to Alabama's Music Hall of Fame (Look out - there may be mention of a few of the people you have met during your time here). We will then travel a short way north to Lynchburg Tennessee and tour the world famous Jack Daniel's Distillery before a special lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's. After lunch, we will stretch or legs in the little town square, before boarding the bus and heading for Music City USA! Once we arrive in Nashville - you will be free to enjoy the wonderful live music that can be found in the honkytonks on Broadway!

Day 10 Nashville Tennessee
Day 10 Nashville Tennessee

Enjoy free time discovering all that makes Nashville such a special city! Be sure to visit music attractions like The Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline museums and the Ryman Auditorium, before joining us for an evening of fabulous entertainment at The Grand Ole Opry!

Day 11 - Nashville Tennessee
Day 11 - Nashville Tennessee

Today is all yours to see more of Nashville. Perhaps a visit to Nashville's Parthenon, the fantastic Musicians Hall of Fame, a lunch cruise down the Cumberland River on the General Jackson or just a stroll down Broadway and a visit to Printer's Alley...the choice is entirely yours...Enjoy!

Day 12 Nashville - Memphis Tennessee
Day 12 Nashville - Memphis Tennessee

This morning we bid a fond farewell to Nashville and make our way to Memphis...home of the Blues and Rock & Roll! Memphis sits on the mighty Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee and is famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll that originated there. Music landmarks include the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Today - you will have free time to discover some of these attractions.

Day 13 - Memphis Tennessee
Day 13 - Memphis Tennessee

Today on this final day of our tour - we will visit the Legendary Sun Records, founded by Sam Phillips in the 1950s. Sun was the first company to record Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. We will travel to the former home of The King of Rock n Roll himself - Graceland Mansion for a VIP tour of the home. Later we will come back to the downtown area and visit the Memphis Pyramid and the Peabody Ducks before enjoying a night of music and fun on Beale Street!

Day 14 - Tour Ends
Day 14 - Tour Ends

It's time to say goodbye to your group and to the USA! We hope you have enjoyed the tour and you will book your next music themed holiday with Travelling Time!

Included/Exclude

  • 2 Nights in New Orleans Louisiana
  • 3 Nights in Pensacola Beach Florida
  • 3 Nights In Muscle Shoals Alabama
  • 3 Nights in Nashville Tennessee
  • 2 Nights in Memphis Tennessee
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Attractions:
  • Enjoy Bourbon Street & The French Quarter
  • Tour the Mardi Gras Museum in Mobile Alabama
  • Explore The USS Alabama at Battleship Park
  • Visit The Florabama Roadhouse
  • Enjoy music at the Pink Pony Pub
  • Tour FAME Studios
  • Visit Muscle Shoals Sound & Cypress Moon
  • Water & Light Show at Spring Park
  • Day trip to Tupelo and Red Bay Alabama
  • Visit The Alabama Music Hall of Fame
  • Enjoy music and Dancing at The Rattlesnake Saloon
  • Live Music at FloBama and Champy's
  • Jack Daniel's Distillery & Miss Mary Bobo's
  • Grand Ole Opry Show
  • Graceland Mansion Tour
  • Visit Sun Studio, The Memphis Pyramid & Peabody Ducks
  • Additional Services
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights

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FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
The tour ends in Memphis Tennessee
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore New Orleans.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are included in the price of this tour.
What is the age range?
This tour is designed for people of 21 and over. Children and teenagers are welcome to join us - but please be aware that there may be restrictions on some of the evening entertainment as we visit bars and clubs throughout the tour.

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