Experience Memphis Soul and New Orleans Jazz on this 8-day tour.  Visit Graceland, take a sightseeing tour at the Rock “n” Soul Museum, enjoy a 90-minute musical bus tour around Memphis, the home of the blues.  Tour Oak Alley Plantation and learn about the powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south. In New Orleans, enjoy the music and activity on Bourbon St. 

Highlights

  • Admission to Graceland with auto and airplane
  • BarBecue dinner at Interstate Barbecue
  • Rock “n” Soul Museum admission
  • Memphis Mojo musical tour
  • Dine around card Memphis
  • Cotton Exchange Museum Admission
  • Coca Cola Museum Vicksburg Admission
  • Vicksburg Military park admission and tour
  • Ameristar Casino bonus package
  • Admission Oak Alley Plantation
  • Creole House Taste of the Bayou dinner
  • New Orleans sightseeing tour
  • Admission WW II Museum
  • Admission Katrina and Mardi gras exhibit
  • Café Du Monde Beignets and coffee
  • New Orleans School of cooking
  • Natchez Dinner Cruise New Orleans

Languages:

English

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival transfer and visit to Graceland. Enjoy three and a half hours to tour the museum, car collection and gift shops before being transferred to your hotel the Comfort Inn Downtown for a three night stay.   Tonight we will visit the famous Interstate barbecue for dinner. Depending on your perspective, Interstate Bar-B-Que is notable for a number of diverse reasons. To many connoisseurs of chopped pork and beef, it offers the best tasting barbecue in Memphis, a city regarded by many as the barbecue capital of the world. To neighborhood residents and businesses, it’s a perfect example of one man’s successful urban renewal campaign. Dinner

Day 2:  Enjoy a hot breakfast in the hotel before beginning your sightseeing tour at the Rock “n” Soul Museum. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum is the only Memphis TN museum which tells the complete story of Memphis music history, as researched by the Smithsonian Institution. A Memphis Must See, museum tells of the musical pioneers and legends of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds who, for the love of music, overcame obstacles to create the musical sound that changed the world.  In the afternoon shake, rattle and roll through Memphis on this guided, 90-minute musical bus tour around the home of the blues. Local musicians lead the way on a fun-loving ride through musical Memphis, complete with live music and tambourines, shakers and bongos for all to enjoy. Visit historic Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America, plus Stax Studio, the Lorraine Motel and much more. Your package includes admission to Sun Studio, the birthplace of rock and roll and the most famous recording studio in the world. Tonight we feature a dine around card so you can enjoy the restaurant of your choice on Beal St. Breakfast and Dinner Included.  

Day 3: Our day begins with a visit to the  Al Green’s Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. Enjoy lunch on your own before a visit to the Cotton Exchange museum. It’s been said that downtown Memphis is the place where the Mississippi Delta begin, and whether you are a visitor, Memphis native, or Visitor, the Cotton Museum is a great place to start an exploration of the Delta’s history and the dynamic urban culture of Memphis. The Museum tells the story of how Memphis came to be. Engaging exhibits help visitors understand the city’s place in time and explain how the art, history and music that is so important to Memphis culture evolved from the confluence of people that were originally gathered here around the cotton industry.  This afternoon Optional visit to Gold Strike Casino Tunica with Casino bonus package ( includes buffet dinner) . Breakfast. Included

Day 4 Travel from Memphis to Vicksburg
The day begins with breakfast and a trip through history on the Blues Highway. A road is a road, but sometimes it’s more. Sometimes a road sings. Drive the old Blues Highway—Route 61 between Memphis and Vicksburg—in search of music, and you’ll find it everywhere you turn. Soul, gospel, and R&B spill out of car windows and church doors. Sometimes the music is played on guitars picked with calloused fingers in juke joints tucked under the pine trees. Muddy Waters rode the Blues Highway. So did John Lee Hooker, Bessie Smith, and B.B. King. Elvis knew it, too—his rock-and-roll is as rooted in the delta as a cypress tree in the lowland muck. On arrival in Vicksburg our first stop is the Coca cola museum. The museum houses a wide variety of exhibits interpreting the beginnings of Coca-Cola, the history of the Biedenharn family, the process used to first bottle Coca-Cola, a reproduction of the equipment first used to bottle Coke, the history of Coca-Cola advertising, and Coca-Cola memorabilia from past to present.  The authentically-restored candy store and office area feature furnishings and displays of the 1890s and offers ice cream, fountain Cokes, Coke floats and a wide selection of Coca-Cola souvenirs. We will be joined by a local guide this afternoon for a historical tour of Vicksburg. Confederate President Jefferson Davis remarked, “Vicksburg is the nail head that holds the South’s two halves together.” At the start of the Civil War, Confederates controlled the Mississippi River south of Cairo, Illinois all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. With it’s valuable commercial port and railroad hub, the city was of tremendous importance. From points west of the Mississippi River, men, food, salt, and weapons, funneled through Mexico, made their way to Vicksburg and Confederate armies in the East.

Confederate engineers capably fortified strategic positions like Vicksburg. With its riverfront artillery batteries and a ring of forts with over 170 cannon, the Confederate leadership was confident that Vicksburg was safe from Union incursions. Even from the north and east, the natural topography with a maze of swamps and bayous offered a seemingly impregnable defense that kept General Grant’s army at bay for much of the eighteen month campaign. 

President Abraham Lincoln also realized the necessity to capture Vicksburg. Remarking, “Vicksburg is the key the key! The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket.” The capture of this “Gibraltar of the Confederacy” was an immediate priority for Lincoln. If Vicksburg fell, Union forces could isolate Texas, Arkansas, and much of Louisiana, cutting off Confederate supplies and personnel. As the war progressed, Federal naval and ground forces pushed south from Illinois, and north from the Gulf of Mexico as they closed in on Vicksburg. In 1863, they set their sights on Vicksburg, the Fortress City. The fate of the Confederacy would lie largely with the fate of Vicksburg.

We overnight tonight at the Ameristar Casino Hotel where each member of the group receives $10 in gaming free play each guest will receive a $10 food voucher redeemable at any restaurant and a breakfast voucher

Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 5 Travel to New Orleans

Breakfast at Hotel , our first stop is Oak Alley Plantation  A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past. Explore 28 historic acres, walk under the iconic alley and experience the exhibits that share so much of this plantation’s history. The Oak Alley experience offers visitors an unrestricted opportunity to explore at their own pace.On the way to the hotel your guide will provide an orientation tour to help you become acquainted with the hotel and what is nearby.   This evening enjoy dinner in the French Quarter of New Orleans followed by time to enjoy the music and activity on Bourbon St. You might want visit to Pat O’Brien’s known for its piano bar and Hurricanes (if you don’t want to take the souvenir glass home be sure to let your server know so you are not charged) Tonight we will visit the Creole house restaurant for their famous taste of the Bayou dinner Your Hotel for the next three night will be the Hampton Inn Downtown Breakfast and Dinner  

Day 6 Breakfast After breakfast your local guide will take you on a tour to see the highlights of New Orleans City tour. On the city tour you will see the Garden District, the Parks, cemeteries, landmarks from movies, the Super Dome and so much more. WW11 Museum with three D movie. After the show you will have some time to enjoy yourself or shop in the French quarter. This afternoon visit the Katrina Exhibit, and the Mardi Gras Museum. The Katrina exhibit tells the story of survival and courage of the people who went through the storm that changed New Orleans. On the second floor enjoy the costumes, the history and the trinkets of past Mardi Gras Seasons. This evening enjoy a dinner Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi.   Breakfast & Dinner 

Day 7: Depart for a breakfast of beignets, coffee, orange juice, hot chocolate at Café du Monde. Next it is on to the New Orleans School of Cooking where you will assist in the preparation of your lunch. There will be plenty of time to shop for products either before or after the class.  After the Cooking School this is a perfect time to take a horse drawn carriage ride or a bike taxi tour of the French quarter. Your tour director will make reservations for dinner for those that wish to join. Breakfast & Lunch  

Day 8

Breakfast

Transfer to airport for return flight

Accommodations

  • 3 nights Comfort Inn Memphis
  • 1 night Ameristar Vicksburg
  • 3 night Hampton Inn New Orleans

What's Included

  • Transportation 8 days Memphis to New Orleans
  • 3 nights Comfort Inn Memphis
  • 1 night Ameristar Vicksburg
  • 3 night Hampton Inn New Orleans
  • Admission to Graceland with auto and airplane
  • BarBecue dinner at Interstate Barbecue
  • Rock “n” Soul Museum admission
  • Memphis Mojo musical tour
  • Dine around card Memphis
  • Cotton Exchange Museum Admission
  • Coca Cola Museum Vicksburg Admission
  • Vicksburg Military park admission and tour
  • Ameristar Casino bonus package
  • Admission Oak Alley Plantation
  • Creole House Taste of the Bayou dinner
  • New Orleans sightseeing tour
  • Admission WW II Museum
  • Admission Katrina and Mardi gras exhibit
  • Café Du Monde Beignets and coffee
  • New Orleans School of cooking
  • Natchez Dinner Cruise New Orleans
  • Tour Director through out
  • Hotel taxes and restaurant gratuities

 

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