Programme Highlights

•    Dollywood, baby!
•    Chattanooga Choo Choo
•    Nashville
•    Bristol
•    Graceland
 

This programme can be applied to the following subjects:

  • Music
  • Performing Arts

Description

Amazing food, amazing music, amazing culture. The Deep South is so unique – we haven’t been anywhere quite like it! It’s Southern Hospitality! This programme takes you on a musical adventure through the ages and genres, from rock to country, from pop to R&B, and everything in between. On this tour we will see the musical influences of greats including Elvis Presley & Dolly Parton, to Aretha Franklin & more recently Usher!


Sample Deep SOuth Musical Adventure Programme:

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Days 1 & 2: Atlanta
Visit the King Center in the 'Sweet Auburn' historic district, soon to be a stop on the Atlanta Streetcar 'Down Town Loop' and be sure to explore 'Atlantic Station' for a great dining and shopping experience.

Day 3: Atlanta to Birmingham
The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is located in downtown Birmingham and offers tours and the nearby Carver Theatre is where jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton once played and local jazz artists and comedy can often be heard.

Day 4: Birmingham to Muscle Shoals
Visit The Shoals, the four musical cities in northwest Alabama (Florence, Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals) where superstars such as The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and Aretha Franklin made this area the 'Hit Capital of the World' in the 1960s and 1970s.

Day 5: Muscle Shoals to Tupelo
Drive the back roads of Tennessee to the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway and Tupelo where you can visit the humble two-room birthplace of Elvis and the Elvis Presley Museum.

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Day 6: Tupelo to Oxford
Oxford is the home of Nobel Prize-winner William Faulkner and the historic University of Mississippi, known as Ole Miss. Its town square is alive with shops, restaurants, bars and galleries.

Days 7 & 8: Oxford to Memphis
Drive across north Mississippi to Memphis, home of the blues and birthplace of rock'n'roll. Visit Graceland, Elvis' beloved mansion and the fantastic Automobile Museum. Don't miss Sun Studio, Stax and the Rock'n'Soul Museum. Dance the night away on historic Beale Street.

Days 9 & 10: Memphis to Nashville
Make a lunch stop at the Old Country Store at Casey Jones Village in Jackson. In Nashville see the Grand Ole Opry, the multi-storey Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, RCA Studio B and be sure to hear live music at a classic honky tonk like Tootsie's. Or take a cabaret dinner cruise aboard the General Jackson Showboat on the Cumberland River.

Day 11: Nashville to Knoxville to Smoky Mountains
Head for Knoxville but make time for the 'secret' city of Oak Ridge and the Museum of Appalachia in Norris. Lunch at Volunteer Landing on the Tennessee River and stroll the Cradle of Country Music tour around the Old City of Knoxville. Continue the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, all nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

Day 12: Great Smoky Mountains
Walk, hike, cycle or ride a horse in the Smokies, America's most visited national park. Visit Dolly Parton's celebrated country music and entertainment theme park, Dollywood and literally shop 'til you drop at the 200+ factory outlet shops in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.

Day 13: Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga
Drive along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to Chattanooga and visit the Tennessee Aquarium. Spend time on Lookout Mountain, ride the Incline Railway, explore Point Park and visit Ruby Falls and Rock City Gardens.

Day 14: Chattanooga to Atlanta
Make time for last-minute shopping at Warehouse Row in Chattanooga before driving south to Atlanta, for your flight home.

 


Whats Included

As standard in our quotes we include the following for this programme (based on our experience this just works best):

  • Half Board Accommodation
  • Activities as mentioned above
  • All excursions
  • Private transfers in destination
  • Group travel Insurance
  • Assistance of local in-destination partners on the ground
  • 24 hrs emergency contact locally & in the UK
  • Parents evening representation
  • Glo-Ed Basic Travel Pack: Travel t shirts, lanyards, ID cards, wristbands

Whats not included 

As standard in our quotes the following are not included but most can be added for a supplement:

  • Flights (unless otherwise stated - please add to your quote form)
  • Visas - please see your country's embassy or home office website
  • Inoculations - as above
  • Airport transfers in your country of origin

Optional Extras

  • Glo-Ed Travel Pack Premium: Everything in Basic, plus team travel hoodies, water purification/filtration bottle, Glo-Ed trucker hat, day pack, micro-fiber towel, sweatband, sanitizer, torch, sunscreen.
  • Glo-Ed Luggage Bonanza: Canvas backpack, canvas holdall, bumbag/fannypack, rip wallet