Music lovers will love this trip, from Blues and Rock and Roll to the home of Country music, a holiday to Memphis and Nashville will take you back to a bygone era full of nostalgia and traditions. Charter Travel can help with this great tailormade holiday to Memphis and Nashville.
Duration: 10 Nights
Summary: 5 Nights Memphis & 5 Nights Nashville
Start your trip from London or Manchester flying to Memphis with one of our airline partners British Airways, US Airways, United, American Airlines or Delta Airlines. Upon arrival in Memphis collect your car hire and make your way to your hotel for the first 6 nights. We have chosen a central hotel -the Holiday Inn Select Downtown Memphis, conveniently located and just a short walk from popular sights. The choice of hotel can be changed to suit your requirements.
A short 2 hour drive from Memphis Tennessee is the town of Tupelo in Mississippi the birth place of Elvis -the King of Rock and Roll, where you can visit the home where Elvis was born and learn how Elvis grew up and started his singing career before moving to Memphis. In Memphis, a visit to the Graceland mansion is the top of the list of things to do, there are a couple of tours to choose from and we recommend the VIP tour of Graceland, which gives an audio guided tour of the Graceland mansion and grounds, along with self-guided tours of the Elvis two custom airplanes, Elvis' automobile Museum and Elvis' personal wardrobe.
After walking in the footsteps of Elvis, take a trip to the world famous Beale Street. You can spend the afternoon and evening soaking up the atmosphere of this famous street with many clubs, live music, bars restaurants and shops to choose from.
During your time in Memphis including spending the day the banks of the Mississippi river which provides great parks and recreational areas, visit the Gibson Guitar Museum on Beale Street, popular with music lovers, or the superb Civil Rights Museum which gives an interactional display of the struggle for the Civil Rights in the USA.
Head north east, and move from the home of Rock and Roll and the Blues across to the home of country and western, Nashville. This easy 4 hour drive takes you from Memphis to Nashville. On arrival in Nashville, check into your hotel for the next 5 nights, the Millennium Maxwell House Nashville. The hotel has been chosen for its location and its music themed and art memorabilia. Enjoy the sights of Nashville by visiting such sites as the Grand Ole Opry House - a must see whilst in Nashville, being the longest running live radio program in the world and the start to many of the biggest country and western singers careers. See the Parthenon, a full size replica of the one to be found in Athens, allowing you to take a look at its history and how Nashville came to have this replica of the ancient building.
Take a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, dedicated to showing the world the history of country music with its recordings and dynamic exhibits and state of the art design, an unforgettable museum experience. The Tennessee state Museum is one of the largest state Museums in the nation gives a feel for real American history through the ages.
If its history and traditions you are looking for, then the Belle Meade Plantation has been restored to its youth and shows both pride and regret through the years of how life on the plantation would have been with tours and guides in period dress, within the grounds is also a slave cabin as a reminder of the past.
For some evening entertainment spend an unforgettable time on the General Jackson showboat, styled in the grand tradition of the paddlewheel riverboats- whether you are looking for dining or dancing under the stars, this trip will bring back memories of a bygone era.
Time to re cap on the history and traditions you have seen and spend your last few hours shopping before heading back to the airport for your vehicle drop and to board your flight back to the UK.