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    Sydney Australia - credit Jackie Appleton

Rhythms of The South

Atlanta is a city of gleaming skyscrapers, the home of Coca Cola and a shopping Mecca to equal New York! Nashville is home not only to country music but also to a much broader spectrum of music for everyone. New Orleans is a strange mixture of Jazz, Creole and Cajun food.  Memphis is a city of music with the famous Beale Street of entertainment with its bars where budding musicians play.

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Rhythms of the South

Welcome to America’s South – an old world of sophistication with a modern touch, a land of warmth and romance, of food, music and much more.

Day 1 – UK to Atlanta

Day 4 – Atlanta to Chattanooga

Day 5 – Chattanooga to Nashville

Day 8 – Nashville to Memphis

Day 10 – Memphis to Greenwood

Day 11 – Greenwood to Vicksburg

Day 12 – Vicksburg to Natchez

Day 14 – Natchez to New Orleans

Day 17 – New Orleans to UK or Delta Queen.

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Day 1 – UK to Atlanta

Fly to Atlanta. Visit the Coca Cola Museum, CNN News, the Martin Luther King Museum and shop!

Three nights Atlanta

 

Day 4 – Atlanta to Chattanooga

Drive through Red Top Mountain State Park to the river side town of Chattanooga, made famous by Glen Miller’s Chattanooga Choo Choo.

One night Chattanooga

 

Day 5 – Chattanooga to Nashville

Drive to Nashville home to the famous Grand Ole Opry where the radio regularly transmits live music to the 52 States. Visit one of the many honky-tonk bars where budding musicians try to make their names.

Three nights Nashville

 

Day 8 – Nashville to Memphis

Drive to Memphis where Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others recorded at the Sun Studios. For Elvis fans, a visit to Graceland is a ‘must do’. Visit the famous Peabody Hotel where the ducks parade twice a day.

Two nights Memphis

 

Day 10 – Memphis to Greenwood

Drive South through Mississippi to Greenwood. Stop off en route at the Delta Blues Museum at Clarksdale.

One night Greenwood

 

Day 11 – Greenwood to Vicksburg

Discover rural Mississippi, which will lead you to Vicksburg. Visit the vast Military Park or the Old Court House Museum.

One night Vicksburg

 

Day 12 – Vicksburg to Natchez

Take the Natchez Trace Parkway to the delightful little town of Natchez where you will see sprawling plantations, majestic townhouses, colourful gardens and riverboats that float along the Mississippi.

Two nights Natchez

 

Day 14 – Natchez to New Orleans

Continue to New Orleans – famous for riverboats, jazz and Creole cuisine. Take a stroll through the French Quarter.  Ride the famed streetcars and because the city is below sea level, no visit is complete without the cemetery tour!

Three nights New Orleans

 

Day 17 – New Orleans to UK or Delta Queen.

Delta Queen Steam Boat Company

The famous steamboats of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company offer some of the finest cruises along the Mississippi on the unique paddle steamers that ply the waterways of the USA.

Picture courtesy of Jackie Appleton

Picture courtesy of Jackie Appleton

Picture courtesy of Yvonne Dann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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