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Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Nashville & Graceland in Memphis

Overview

Day 1 / 27th Feb - Arrive in New Orleans

Welcome to the “Big Easy”! After transferring to your hotel in downtown New Orleans you'll be able to jump straight in as there'll be plenty of parades for you to enjoy.

Day 2 / 28th Feb - New Orleans

Monday is known as Lundi Gras. There are only a couple of parades today so Woldenberg Park is the place to be with plenty of food, drinks and of course live music. It's also a perfect time to explore the city, take a wander around the French Quarter, making sure to stop off for some iconic beignets at Cafe du Monde.

Day 3 / 1st Mar- New Orleans

Fat Tuesday, the final day of the Carnival season! With parades going on throughout the day make sure you're dressed up and ready to catch those all-important "throws".

Day 4 / 2nd Mar - New Orleans to Memphis

Don't worry about setting an early alarm today, if you've had a late night today is a day to relax. You'll be taking an Amtrak train ride north to your next destination Memphis, Tennessee.

Day 5 / 3rd Mar - Memphis

Take a trip to Graceland and discover the place that Elvis Presley called home, then continue this music pilgrimage with a stop at the legendary Sun Studios or the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. In the evening head to the Home of the Blues, Beale Street, you'll soon realize why it was voted “America's Most Iconic Street” by USA Today.

Day 6 / 4th Mar Memphis to Nashville

"A leisurely coach ride will take you across the state from Memphis to Nashville. Check-in to your boutique downtown hotel and you'll soon discover why Nashville is known as one of America's friendliest cities, you'll experience Southern hospitality like nowhere else. "

Day 7 / 5th Mar - Nashville

"Continue your Music City pilgrimage with complimentary tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame. From there why not visit Historic RCA Studio B, "The Home of 1,000 Hits" or head to The Johnny Cash Museum, dedicated to the life and music career of the late Man in Black and located just off Lower Broadway. "

Day 8 / 6th Mar - Nashville

You could spend all day and all night hopping from one honky-tonk bar to the next, Nashville is home to some of America's best musicians, however, if you want to venture further afield why not take a trip to Lynchburg, home of Jack Daniel's, you are in bourbon country after all.

Day 9 / 7th Mar - Depart Nashville

After checking out of your hotel you'll be transferred to Nashville airport for your flight to the UK. Don't worry if you get to the airport a bit early, there are often musicians to entertain you even as you wait to head home.

What's Included
  • Secure this Amazing 'Carnival' Experience for only £49pp
  • Departure Dates - 27th Feb 2022 & 19th February 2023
  • Return flights from London
  • 23Kgs baggage allowance per person
  • Return airport transfers throughout
  • 4* centrally located hotels 
  • Complimentary Elvis Experience Tour
  • Complimentary Country Music Hall of Fame Tour
  • 3 Night 4* Cumbria Hotel | New Orleans Stay over Mardi Gras
  • Amtrak train from New Orleans to Memphis (Wi-Fi included)
  • 2 Night 4* Central Station Hotel | Memphis Stay
  • Coach transfer from Memphis to Nashville Hotel | Door to door coach transfers
  • 3 Night 4* Hutton Hotel | Nashville Stay
  • Regional airports including - Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow available (supplement may apply)
  • Graceland - Elvis Experience Tour + Airplanes
  • Tour Highlights
  • Explore Elvis Home
  • The perfect day for Elvis Fans
  • Enjoy an audio-guided tour
  • Country Music Hall of Fame Ticket
  • Summary
  • Mardi Gras
  • Welcome to the “Big Easy”! This sweaty, sultry Southern town nestled in the Mississippi River’s crescent is more than just Bourbon Street. New Orleans is the cradle of American music, satisfying all tastes from jazz to rock and even sludge metal. What better time to visit than over Mardi Gras, the greatest free show on earth. If you’ve forgotten to pack your costumes make sure to at least dress in purple, green, and gold, you’ll stand a better chance of catching those all-important beads.
  • Memphis Graceland
  • Whether it’s the throb of blues guitars on the legendary Beale Street or the home of The King himself, Graceland, which has attracted you to Memphis, we’re sure that music lovers alike will revel in the cities unique vibe. Food lovers will not be disappointed either, from smoky bbq ribs to melt in the mouth pulled pork, this is Southern cooking made with pure love.
  • Nashville Music City
  • For country music fans a trip to Nashville is the ultimate pilgrimage. The city’s nightlife is a mix of equal parts whiskey, honky-tonk dancing, and remarkable live music. The legendary honky-tonks are no-cover-charge joints however ensure you have some change to hand in order to tip the incredible live bands. Step inside Graceland Mansion and follow in the same steps as Elvis himself as you can audio-guided a tour featuring commentary and stories by Elvis and his daughter Lisa Marie. See where Elvis lived, relaxed, and spent time with his friends and family. The Graceland Mansion Tour includes Elvis' living room, music room, parents' bedroom, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room, and the famous Jungle Room. Tour other great parts of the 14-acre estate, and finish the tour at the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest.
  • (1) Elvis Experience Tour Includes
  • Graceland mansion Audio-Guided Tour with New Orientation Film
  • Full Access to State -of-Art Visitor Entertainment Complex-New
  • Elvis Two Custom Planes
  • Elvis Presley Car Museum - ALL-NEW, EXPANDED
  • Elvis The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum - NEW
  • Elvis Discovery Exhibits - NEW​​​
  • (2) Country Music Hall of Fame Ticket
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, located in downtown Nashville, has been called the 'Smithsonian of country music,' celebrated for its broad cultural impact, educational mission, and unrivaled collection of historically important artifacts. Stories of the music's roots through artists of today unfold before your eyes through displays, interactive photo archives, engaging films, listening stations - and, of course, the inspiring Rotunda, where the plaques of all Country Music Hall of Fame members reside.
Upgrades & Add Ons
Graceland - Elvis Experience Tour Included
Country Music Hall of Fame Ticket Included
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Things To Do
  • Departure Dates 27th Feb 2022 & 19th February 2023
  • Visit some of America’s most iconic music cities: New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville
  • Join in the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans
  • Visit Elvis Presley’s mansion at Graceland
  • Take a stroll down Beale Street, the heart of the Memphis music scene
  • Experience the home of country music, Nashville
  • Flights & airport transfers included
  • Stay in 4* hotels with central locations throughout
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