Tastes and Sounds of the South Trafalgar Tours

Tastes and Sounds of the South

Toe-tapping tunes, southern hospitality, and delicious country flavors are around every bend on this 10 Day Tastes and Sounds of the South tour. You'll visit Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, Natchez, Mississippi to Oak Alley and New Orleans, Louisiana. See famous studios, museums, plantations, eclectic cities and iconic landmarks. The song of this vacation will play on for years to come.

Smooth jazz, old time Rock n’ Roll, and country music surround you while spending time with a pianist, at RCA’s Studio B, and with a member of Johnny Cash’s family. Every meal features the sweet and savory cooking made famous in this region including a special visit with a local chef. Visit and learn about cotton plantation heritage. Elvis Presley fans will be thrilled to visit Graceland. Join a local guide and explore vibrant Memphis the home of Rock and Roll. Discover the allure of New Orleans and why it’s a favorite destination for so many. With this vacation you will add an exciting soundtrack to your vacation memories.


10 Daysfr. $3,050

  • CITY TOUR in Memphis, Tennessee
  • ORIENTATION of Nashville
  • DELVE into the life and foot-tapping tunes of Johnny Cash
  • JOIN a pianist and a chef for an evening of southern hospitality
  • EXPLORE two beautiful Natchez homes
  • LEARN Louisiana cotton plantation heritage.
  • SIGHTSEEING in Memphis, the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll
  • VIEW Graceland
  • TOUR Oak Alley Plantation
  • SPEND time at Country Music Hall of Fame
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST educates at Frogmore Plantation
  • LIVE the music at Studio B and Sun Studios
  • WITNESS history at Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
9 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Sheraton Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee (3 nights)
  • Hu Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee (2 nights)
  • Magnolia Bluffs in Natchez, Mississippi (1 night)
  • Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana (3 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE NASHVILLE Location Information Description

Nashville, USA

The beating heart of America's Music City will chart your pace as you prepare to embark on a leisurely pilgrimage to discover the tastes and sounds of the South. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Dinner

Sheraton Nashville

NASHVILLE SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Nashville, USA

The famous Nashville Sound comes alive this morning as RCA's Studio B reveals the legends of Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison. 'Dive into Culture' and gain insights into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of original Cash tunes with one of Johnny's family members.

Your acoustic journey continues with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see Elvis' Solid Gold Cadillac limousine and Jim Reeves' tuxedo jacket.

Breakfast

Sheraton Nashville

NASHVILLE AT LEISURE AND SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Nashville, USA

In the morning, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Continue the discovery of Nashville on a 'Your Choice' sightseeing experience, exploring either the Johnny Cash Museum or the Ryman Auditorium.

Spend some time checking out Broadway's honky-tonk scene or perhaps enjoy the gut-busting flavors of homegrown hot chicken or biscuits.

This evening, the sound of country music fills the air as you head to the Grand Ole Opry for a performance of America's longest running live radio program. Then, you can choose to spend the day at leisure or to join an optional backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry.

Breakfast

Sheraton Nashville

NASHVILLE - MEMPHIS Location Information Description

Memphis, USA

Head to Beale Street, the birthplace of Blues, Soul, and Rock 'n' Roll, where you'll meet a musician and Local Specialist to learn about the musical heritage of Memphis. In the afternoon, you may take the optional tour of a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum.

This evening enjoy a Regional Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hu Hotel

GRACELAND EXCURSION Location Information Description

Memphis, USA

Worship at the altar of the King, Elvis Presley, and head to Graceland, paying tribute to the man who changed the face of American popular music and culture.

Pay a visit to Sun Studios, which sought to immortalize the raw energy of Beale Street, recording the first Rock 'n' Roll single in 1951. Enjoy your free evening and explore Memphis on your terms.

Breakfast

Hu Hotel

MEMPHIS - NATCHEZ Location Information Description

Memphis, USA

Kick off this morning's musical interlude at the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum before saying so long to Memphis, bound for the city of Natchez, Mississippi.

Location Information Description

Natchez, USA

With a little French flair and a flowering antebellum culture, Natchez is the perfect showcase of Southern history and hospitality. You'll have an opportunity to experience this when you 'Connect with Locals' in their gracious homes. Meet Joe Stone, a pianist and historian, in his 1850s home and visit the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons Hotel chef, with whom you'll enjoy a traditional three-course Deep South 'Be My Guest' dinner with wine.

Breakfast, Dinner

Magnolia Bluffs

NATCHEZ - OAK ALLEY - NEW ORLEANS Location Information Description

Concordia Parish, USA

'Dive into Culture' at Frogmore Plantation and Gins and 'Make a Difference' as you learn about efforts to preserve the cotton plantation heritage of the Mississippi Delta. Continue through the Louisiana countryside to Oak Alley Plantation along a quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old oak trees.

Location Information Description

New Orleans, USA

The spicy scents of Creole cuisine linger long after this evening's visit to the New Orleans School of Cooking where we enjoy a fun cooking demonstration and a Regional Dinner of Creole cuisine.

Breakfast, Dinner

Sheraton New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Location Information Description

New Orleans, USA

Let the good times roll in New Orleans today, tracing the cosmopolitan history of one of America's oldest cities with a Local Specialist, stopping at City Park and one of the ornate above-ground cemeteries.

Spend the afternoon soaking up the laid-back vibes of The Big Easy. The afternoon is yours to explore on your own.

Breakfast

Sheraton New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS AT LEISURE Location Information Description

New Orleans, USA

Today is yours to explore the French, Spanish and Creole sights and sounds of New Orleans on your own. If you're feeling adventurous, visit Marie Laveau's Historic Voodoo Museum.

This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of Two Sisters.

Breakfast, Dinner

Sheraton New Orleans

DEPART NEW ORLEANS Location Information Description

New Orleans, USA

For now, it's 'Au Revoir' New Orleans, but not 'Adieu'. Take a transfer to New Orleans International Airport or extend your stay in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, Oct 29, 2021
$3,186.00
Thu, Nov 11, 2021
$3,186.00
Fri, Jan 28, 2022
$3,250.00
Fri, Feb 11, 2022
$3,250.00
Fri, Mar 11, 2022
$3,460.00
Fri, Apr 08, 2022
$3,361.00
Fri, Apr 15, 2022
$3,460.00
Fri, May 06, 2022
$3,394.00
Fri, May 13, 2022
$3,460.00
Thu, May 19, 2022
$3,295.00
Fri, May 20, 2022
$3,361.00
Fri, May 27, 2022
$3,361.00
Fri, Jun 17, 2022
$3,315.00
Fri, Sep 02, 2022
$3,050.00
Fri, Sep 16, 2022
$3,295.00
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
$3,295.00
Fri, Oct 07, 2022
$3,295.00
Fri, Oct 14, 2022
$3,295.00
Fri, Oct 21, 2022
$3,295.00
Fri, Nov 11, 2022
$3,050.00
Fri, Dec 09, 2022
$3,050.00
Fri, Jan 06, 2023
$3,250.00
Fri, Jan 13, 2023
$3,250.00
Fri, Jan 20, 2023
$3,250.00
Fri, Jan 27, 2023
$3,250.00
Fri, Feb 03, 2023
$3,250.00
Fri, Feb 10, 2023
$3,250.00
Fri, Feb 17, 2023
$3,250.00
Fri, Feb 24, 2023
$3,250.00
Fri, Mar 03, 2023
$3,775.00
Fri, Mar 10, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Mar 17, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Mar 24, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Mar 31, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Apr 07, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Apr 14, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Apr 28, 2023
$3,295.00
Thu, May 04, 2023
$3,450.00
Fri, May 05, 2023
$3,295.00
Thu, May 11, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, May 12, 2023
$3,295.00
Thu, May 25, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, May 26, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Jun 02, 2023
$3,295.00
Sat, Jun 03, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Jun 09, 2023
$3,795.00
Fri, Jun 16, 2023
$3,795.00
Fri, Jun 23, 2023
$3,795.00
Fri, Jun 30, 2023
$3,795.00
Thu, Sep 14, 2023
$3,795.00
Fri, Sep 15, 2023
$3,825.00
Thu, Sep 21, 2023
$3,825.00
Fri, Sep 22, 2023
$3,295.00
Thu, Sep 28, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Sep 29, 2023
$3,295.00
Thu, Oct 05, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Oct 06, 2023
$3,295.00
Thu, Oct 12, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Oct 13, 2023
$3,295.00
Thu, Oct 19, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Oct 20, 2023
$3,295.00
Thu, Oct 26, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Oct 27, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Nov 03, 2023
$3,295.00
Fri, Nov 10, 2023
$3,050.00
Fri, Nov 24, 2023
$3,050.00
Fri, Dec 01, 2023
$3,050.00
Fri, Dec 08, 2023
$3,050.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more prior to departure the deposit is non-refundable
  • 59-16 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $200 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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