Per person, twin share
Dust off those vintage cowboy boots and grab the expandable underwear – the deep South has come a-knockin’. Hipsters, history, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm ‘n’ blues and southern fried everything are on the agenda as you explore the very best of the Southern states. Explore Austin’s vibing music scene, cook up some classic gumbo in New Orleans and visit the home of the King at Graceland. This trip is a musical mecca, a foodies idyll and a good old rootin’ tootin’ adventure all rolled into one.
• 11 nights accommodation
• Experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
• 14 meals: 9 breakfasts & 5 dinners.
• Sightseeing and Activities included:
o See the state capital building, Moon Towers & The Driscoll Hotel
o See the University of Texas
o Visit Congress Street
o Feast on Texas BBQ
o Walking tour - visit the Alamo, San Antonio Mission, Riverwalk and South Alamo Street
o See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market
o Visit Beale Street, home of Blues music
o Pay tribute to the 'King of Rock & Roll' at Elvis' home Graceland
o Visit the Civil Rights Museum
o Dinner & Music City Roots show
o Tour & tasting at Jack Daniel’s Distillery
o See CNN Centre, Atlanta Aquarium & the World of Coca Cola
05 June – 17 July 2018 and 28 Aug – 25 Sep 2018
Other departures available, seasonal surcharge may apply
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
DAY 1: DALLAS TO AUSTIN
Get your boots on as we head down to Austin. Known for its laid back vibe, delicious BBQ & hip music scene we have two days to explore this vibrant city.
See the state capital building, Moon Towers & The Driscoll Hotel, See the University of Texas, Visit Congress Street and Feast on Texas BBQ
DAY 2: AUSTIN
Get out on two wheels & explore or grab a kayak & get out on Lady Bird Lake. Shop for cowboy boots on South Congress, stuff yourself with BBQ or simply relax at Barton Springs pool. Tonight, we head to Sixth Street to take in the live music scene that makes Austin famous.
DAY 3: AUSTIN TO SAN ANTONIO
After keeping “Austin Weird” we change scenes as we make the short drive to San Antonio, home of the Alamo. A blend of Spanish, Mexican & American culture San Antonio is full of history. On arrival join us for a walking tour taking in Market Square, the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico, then on to San Fernando Cathedral & the Alamo. This afternoon stroll along the Riverwalk lined with shops & restaurants; grab a bite & a brew & chill out.
DAY 4: SAN ANTONIO TO HOUSTON
Yes, Houston we are comin' in hot! This afternoon we take to the city to see what else is on offer. Don't be fooled, Houston may be the biggest city in Texas but you still experience the quintessential Texas honky-tonk complete with cowboy hats & oversize belt buckles. Yee ha! Hotel
Hotel Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5: HOUSTON TO NEW ORLEANS
Leave the boots behind as we scoot on over to New Orleans. Let the good times roll as we take you sightseeing through the stunning French influenced city, & the birthplace of jazz music.
DAY 6: NEW ORLEANS
With a full day to yourself, it's time to get fully immersed in everything New Orleans. Start out at Cafe Du Monde for a tasty beignet, and pick up some treasures at the French Market if you're feeling like dropping some dollar. This diverse city has so much going on; visit the Garden District, spend a few hours in the soul kitchens and jazz clubs of the French Quarter or even hang out in Jackson Square with the musicians, artists and fortune tellers. There's a cooking school on offer for those looking to fine-tune (or learn) their Gumbo, jambalaya and creole recipes, or for those keen to see the bayou why not jump on an airboat cruise, and even have a go at holding a baby gator. Back in the city, the Mardi Gras Museum could be calling, most likely tempting you to come back to the city and experience the event first hand.
DAY 7: NEW ORLEANS TO MEMPHIS (VIA JACKSON)
Home of the Blues and the King. Say goodbye to the home of jazz and Dixieland as we head for the Mecca of Rhythm and Blues… Memphis, Tennessee. Join us for a night out on the street that made it famous, Beale Street.
DAY 8: MEMPHIS
Today we pay homage to Elvis, the late and great King of Rock & Roll. We'll visit and tour his former home, Graceland, where you will get up close and personal with his fabulously flamboyant jumpsuits and many gold records. The afternoon is then yours to do with Memphis what you will - we recommend a visit to Sun Studios where many of the greats have recorded albums over the years.
DAY 9: MEMPHIS TO NASHVILLE
Pull those boots out one more time – we’re on to Nashville, “Music City U.S.A.” Experience this city up-close & personal with a sightseeing tour of Nashville’s landmarks, including the Parthenon, Ryman Auditorium & the homes of famous country-western music performers & the recording studios of Music Row. Tonight, join us for a southern meal & Music City Roots!
Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner & Music City Roots show
DAY 10 NASHVILLE
Today is yours to explore Nashville. Opt for an insider’s tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a visit to Music Row with a guided tour of famous RCA Studio B. Since the day is free head out to the Grand Ole Opry or visit Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Tonight, we’ll head out on the town to experience what Nashville has to offer!
DAY 11: NASHVILLE TO ATLANTA
Today we head south to the capital of Georgia, Atlanta. On our way we’ll stop in Lynchburg, TN home to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. You’ll learn the art of whiskey making on a guided tour. View the sights on your orientation tour of Atlanta, including Peachtree Plaza, CNN Center, and Peachtree Street with its charming neighbourhoods before arriving at our hotel. Tonight, experience Atlanta’s vibrant nightlife.
DAY 12: ATLANTA TO ORLANDO
Hello Mickey! We say goodbye to Atlanta today as we travel through the state of Georgia en route to Florida, America’s most visited city, where your trip ends on arrival.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 17 Jan 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings are included in the advertised price. Discount applies to the land portion of the tour only excluding food funds, permits, port or air taxes. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person, per trip is due within 7 days of booking. Full payment is required 45 days prior to departure from Australia. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers except Brochure Discounts. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Contiki Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 17 Jan 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings are included in the advertised price. Discount applies to the land portion of the tour only excluding food funds, permits, port or air taxes. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person, per trip is due within 7 days of booking. Full payment is required 45 days prior to departure from Australia. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers except Brochure Discounts. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Contiki Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.Read more