Experience the music of the south as you explore Alabama, a land rich in history, awe-inspiring scenery, sun-drenched beaches, vibrant cities, and the mountains of the Appalachia.
Experience the music of the south as you explore Alabama, a land rich in history, awe-inspiring scenery, sun-drenched beaches, vibrant cities, and the mountains of the Appalachia. Alabama is within easy driving distance of Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans but with a flavour of its own.
No wonder that Lynyrd Skynyrd was inspired to write the hit song ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, one of the best examples of Southern rock, as a tribute to this wonderful state which epitomises the easy going, laid back way of life long associated with the Deep South.
Other international superstars like Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and The Rolling Stones all came to Muscle Shoals, a small southern town on the banks of the Tennessee River to record hit songs. Native Alabamian Sam Phillips discovered Elvis and the contract between Sam Phillips and RCA located in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in nearby Tuscumbia. Hank Williams, the ‘King of Country Music’ and W.C.Handy, the ‘Father of the Blues’ were both born in Alabama and singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett grew up here.
This musical heritage is celebrated across the state with countless live music venues in every town and a number of festivals including the Big Spring Jam in Huntsville, the W.C.Handy Festival in Muscle Shoals and the Hank Williams Festival in Montgomery.
In the heart of Alabama’s Mountain region Huntsville, nicknamed Rocket City, offers an abundance of restaurants, shops, craft breweries and other social hotspots, boasting venues like the Furniture Factory Bar and Grill, Campus No.805 and Humphrey’s Bar and Grill to name a few. 2 nights’ accommodation at Comfort Suites Huntsville or similar standard hotel.
Home of the Fame Studio and Alabama Music Hall of Fame and ‘The Swampers’ a famous backing group working with artists such as Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan to name a few. Discover how Muscle Shoals influenced the music industry in the 1960’s to the 1980’s. 2 nights’ accommodation at Hampton Inn & Suites Florence-Downtown or similar standard hotel.
Alabama’s largest city, home to Jazz Hall of Fame, Ona’s Music Room, the Blue Monkey and The Five Points entertainment district. 2 nights’ accommodation staying at Hampton Inn Birmingham/Mountain Brook or similar standard hotel.
Alabama’s state capital and birthplace of the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement. The state’s capital is also home toa thriving arts and entertainment scene which includes The Hank Williams Museum. 2 nights’ accommodation staying at Staybridge Suites Montgomery - Downtown or similar standard hotel.
One of the oldest cities in America and boasts the original Mardi Gras dating back to 1703. 2 nights’ accommodation staying at the The Admiral Hotel Mobile or similar standard hotel.
Please find our suggested length of stays below:
Huntsville - 2 nights
Florence/Muscle Shoals - 2 nights
Birmingham - 2 nights
Montgomery - 2 nights
Mobile - 2 nights
Prices From £1149pp for 10 Nights including Schedule Flights from London Heathrow with 23kg hold baggge per person, an Intermediate Automatic Car* for the duration and Free Breakfast throughout.
Book for only £149 Deposit per person
* One-way car Hire Fee payable locally $170
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No matter the era, Huntsville has always seemed to be on the cutting edge. Here, leaders came together to sign the Constitution that made Alabama a state in 1819, scientists put a man on the moon and craft brewers launched Alabama’s burgeoning brewing industry. It remains a city of ingenuity, particularly in the field of space exploration, since the U.S. Space & Rocket Center continues to be a key component of NASA’s future as scientists are currently working on flights to Mars.
Once an industrial town known for its iron and steel, Birmingham has developed into a sophisticated urban city that celebrates diversity—from its civil rights ties and bustling entertainment districts to its outdoor spaces and award-winning culinary scene. Thus, it’s no surprise that Southern Living named Birmingham one of its Top 10 Cities in the South and Zagat voters named it the No. 1 'Next Hot Food City' in the country. Enjoy all the great attractions Birmingham offers, and don’t forget to eat—often.
As the birthplace of both the Civil War and the modern Civil Rights Movement, it’s no surprise that Montgomery has been voted America’s most historic city and one of the best destinations for history bus byUSA Today. But walk along its Riverwalk to take a riverboat ride along the Alabama River, or party in its two entertainment districts, and you realize its future is just as vibrant.
The Shoals, defined as the area comprising Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia and Sheffield, is home to Helen Keller, famous fashion icons and a house designed by America’s most famous architect, but music is what makes The Shoals a must-see destination. Actor/musician Kiefer Sutherland, who recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in May 2017, explains it best: “If you’re into something like auto racing, you go to the Indy 500. If you’re into music, this is an absolutely necessary destination.”
Equally serious about having a good time as having an economic backbone, Mobile embraces its port location. The harbor bustles with industry and cruise ships; a little more than 300 years ago, it provided a safe place for the French to eventually settle. Their influence in Alabama’s oldest city remains, notably during North America’s original Mardi Gras carnival (1703, should anyone ask), when floats roll down parade routes and the past is preserved in exquisite costumes. A celebratory spirit lingers year-round, hanging out in seafood restaurants and whispering through the leafy oaks shading antebellum homes. Another bonus: the waterfront city won’t break the bank. Travel site Trivago lists Mobile among its 17 Best Value Destinations.