Exploring the diverse music of the Deep South:
Trip Highlights


Day One

Resort: Chicago »
Hotel: Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown »

Arrival. Vehicle pick-up at the airport. You will have a chance to have a first look at the “Windy City”. Kick off your tour by grabbing a slice of real Chicago deep-dish pizza, you can be sure you will thank us.



Day Two

Resort: Chicago »
Hotel: Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown »

Chicago looks great from every angle, whether you’re exploring its astonishing architecture during a boat cruise, enjoying the birds-eye view atop the Willis Tower’s Skydeck or the Skywalk of 360 CHICAGO. The city’s 29 miles of lakefront paths are just one reason Chicago is one of the world’s most walkable and beautiful cities. Don’t forget to relax in Lincoln or Millennium Park before finishing the night with live music at one of the many and historic jazz clubs.




Day Three

Resort: Chicago »
Hotel: Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown »

Chicago looks great from every angle, whether you’re exploring its astonishing architecture during a boat cruise, enjoying the birds-eye view atop the Willis Tower’s Skydeck or the Skywalk of 360 CHICAGO. The city’s 29 miles of lakefront paths are just one reason Chicago is one of the world’s most walkable and beautiful cities. Don’t forget to relax in Lincoln or Millennium Park before finishing the night with live music at one of the many and historic jazz clubs.




Day Four

Resort: St Louis »
Hotel: Best Western Saint Louis »

Hit the road on the world-famous Route 66. Keep an eye out for the roadside attractions and drive-in restaurants on your way to Saint Louis, the largest city in the Great Plains. You can’t miss the iconic Gateway Arch on the banks of the Mississippi River: this is the world’s tallest one. Enjoy an evening in one of the blues clubs in the Laclede’s Landing or Soulard neighborhoods where Miles Davis or Chuck Berry got their start.




Day Five

Resort: Nashville »
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Nashville »

You will cross into Tennessee and arrive in Nashville. Called “Music City USA”, Nashville is the capital of Country Music. Make a stop at the Grand Ole Opry, home of the world’s longest running live radio program, that made Country Music famous. Check out the program of the Ryman Auditorium, the stage of weekly concerts with the biggest stars of the genre.




Day Six

Resort: Nashville »
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Nashville »

Visit the museums of music giants; stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the historic RCA Studio B where stars like Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, the Everly Brothers, Elvis and many more recorded their hits. Dance the night away in one of underground saloons themed with country music for a real experience of “Nash Vegas”.




Day Seven

Resort: Memphis, TN »
Hotel: Guest House at Graceland »

Continue south towards Memphis. Welcome to the home of the blues, Beale Street, the strip with plenty of clubs to enjoy another evening of live music. Elvis will do you the honor of hosting you at his Guest House at Graceland, his famous mansion for the two nights of your stay.




Day Eight

Resort: Memphis, TN »
Hotel: Guest House at Graceland »

Start your day with a visit of Graceland and follow in the footsteps of the King. Dedicate your afternoon to a visit of Sun Studio where Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash first recorded their hits. Continue with more music history at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.




Day Nine

Resort: Natchez »
Hotel: Hotel Vue »

Your amazing road trip down the “Mighty Mississippi” along the scenic Great River Road will lead you to Natchez. On the bank of the Mississippi, Natchez is the oldest town on the river, be prepared to feel the real Southern vibes.




Day Ten

Resort: New Orleans, LA »
Hotel: Bienville House in the French Quarter »

Today is the day. As you enter the state of Louisiana, your final destination is New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and the soul of the South.




Day Eleven

Resort: New Orleans, LA »
Hotel: Bienville House in the French Quarter »

Now is your chance to explore the famous New Orleans. A breakfast at the famous Café du monde would be the perfect way to start the day. Walk through the French Quarter to discover the French Market and Canal Street, take a cruise on a steamboat and shop away at Magazine Street, or just lose yourself in the back lanes of this vibrantly mystic city. If you’re able to get away from this jewel, leave for Oak Alley Plantation to tour a superb home whose alleys are shaded by rows of magnificent live oaks. Continue to Nottoway Plantation, the “White Castle”, in Louisiana with its impressive 64 room mansion displaying the opulence of the region’s economy before the Civil War. Finish your day with Cajun or Creole food.




Day Twelve

Resort: New Orleans, LA »
Hotel: Bienville House in the French Quarter »

Now is your chance to explore the famous New Orleans. A breakfast at the famous Café du monde would be the perfect way to start the day. Walk through the French Quarter to discover the French Market and Canal Street, take a cruise on a steamboat and shop away at Magazine Street, or just lose yourself in the back lanes of this vibrantly mystic city. If you’re able to get away from this jewel, leave for Oak Alley Plantation to tour a superb home whose alleys are shaded by rows of magnificent live oaks. Continue to Nottoway Plantation, the “White Castle”, in Louisiana with its impressive 64 room mansion displaying the opulence of the region’s economy before the Civil War. Finish your day with Cajun or Creole food.




Day Thirteen

Resort: New Orleans, LA »

Your musical adventure ends today. You’ll check out of your hotel and return your car to New Orleans airport, before your return flight home.




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