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Discover the true rhythm of the south on this music themed road trip. Music is a way of life in this region, from jazz and blues to country, rock ‘n’ roll and soul.
Destinations > The Deep South > Rockin Down the Highway
Nine nights accommodation, Nine days car rental, maps, driving directions and information package.
Daily, 01 Apr - 30 Dec '19
Discover Memphis, the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll and take a trip to Graceland; spend time at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and try some line dancing; unearth the spooky history and unique, ornate tombs at Lafayette Cemetary in New Orleans, featured in many movies, and visit the blues and jazz clubs the city has to offer.
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Discover the famous Muscle Shoals Sound
Learn to line dance in a Nashville honky tonk
Visit authentic jazz clubs in New Orleans
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Discover the best of 'Music City'. Spend some time at the Country Music Hall of Fame , exploring the fascinating exhibits. Tour Historic RCA Studio B, where more than 35,000 songs were brought to life. Taking in a performance at the Grand Ole Opry should also be on the to-do list while here. No visit is complete without checking out a honky tonk and trying some line dancing.
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Travel to Memphis, the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, home of the blues and the starting place of soul. Music history abounds in this city, and visiting the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, the Stax Museum of American Soul and the iconic Sun Studios is a must for music fans. In the evening, check out one of the delicious barbecue restaurants and the live music on Beale Street.
Tour Graceland, home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, a fitting tribute to a musical legend. Cross the border to Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Visit FAME Recording Studios, where artists including Aretha Franklin, Otis Reading and Etta James recorded. Muscle Shoals Sound Studio is one of the most photographed locations in the area, as music pilgrims from around the world come to see where the Rolling Stones, Cher and Rod Stewart created some of the biggest hits of the 70s.
Before departing the Shoals area, visit the birthplace of Helen Keller in Tuscumbia. En route to Mobile, stop in Tuscaloosa, where you will find one of the best barbecue restaurants in the South – Dreamland.
Mobile is home to America’s original Mardi Gras and is a melting pot of people, flavours, cultures and tradition. Tour the USS Alabama Battleship or enjoy delicious fresh seafood.
Travel along the coast to New Orleans, where you can stroll the French Quarter or board an authentic Paddlewheeler for a lively jazz dinner cruise along the Mississippi River.
With a spooky history and unique, ornate tombs, Lafayette Cemetery is a popular location for movies shot in New Orleans. In the evening, take your pick of music venues, from duelling pianos to smooth blues and funky jazz clubs.
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