Nashville – Memphis – Natchez – New Orleans
Luxury Gold put sophistication and comfort at the heart of their philosophy. With almost 100 years’ experience as leaders in the luxury travel industry, they have plenty of expertise at their disposal to ensure your holiday is meticulously planned and customised. Along the way, you will have a knowledgeable Travelling Concierge to help tailor your journey to meet your needs and desires and share details about the places you visit. They will also reserve exclusive VIP experiences for guests, including remarkable dining at upscale restaurants and world-class hotels hand-selected for their chic style and high quality service. However you choose to travel, Luxury Gold guarantee your journey includes only the finest hotels, restaurants and more.
At Nashville International Airport, a transfer will take you directly to your hotel in downtown Nashville. During your stay here, you will be perfectly-situated near many popular attractions nearby, including Nashville Historic District, Nissan Stadium, Music City Centre and the Tennessee Performing Arts Centre. Once you enter the lobby, instantly escape the hustle and bustle of Nashville and enter a modern oasis. Redesigned rooms are sleek and modern, combining luxury bedding with high-speed Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and a sophisticated seating area. In-between activities on your escorted tour, swim in the indoor pool or head to the 24-hour fitness centre for a refreshing break from travelling. Savour some delicious cuisine at Library Bar, serving only the freshest dishes with local ingredients and over 50 different varieties of Bourbon.
On the first evening, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at 6pm; at the end of the evening turn in for the night in your plush bed. The next day, after enjoying a hearty breakfast, enjoy a tour of historic Studio B with an experienced sound engineer for a 30-minute choir-style recording session. You can take a copy of the recording home as a unique, personalised souvenir. Then it’s time to go to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, bursting with memorabilia from country stars such as Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn. Join your Local Expert, who’s a singer and songwriter themselves, so they can tell you the stories and meanings behind the biggest songs by famous country musicians. Your day will conclude at Grand Ole Opry for a live performance.
After your final evening at the Sheraton in Nashville, it’s time to head off from the home of country music to the birthplace of the blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll. The evening will be spent on a private after-hours tour of Graceland, showcasing the museum dedicated to Elvis Presley amongst other sites. At the museum, you’ll see Elvis’ impact first-hand on listeners and American popular culture. Finally, you will have an unforgettable dinner with wine at the Graceland mansion, before heading to your hotel for the evening: The Westin Memphis Beale Street. This hotel is a relaxing haven in itself which remains connected to the distinct sound and culture of the blues. Well-appointed near the Rock ‘N Soul Museum, Gibson Guitar Factory and Beale Street’s lively atmosphere, The Westin also includes its exclusive WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio and an upscale restaurant and lounge. Rooms feature a complimentary tea service and coffee maker, with Starbucks® coffee, bottled water, ironing facilities and a flat screen TV with premium channels and Netflix.
Continue exploring Memphis your own way after a relaxing start to the day by visiting the Sun Studios or perhaps the Memphis Rock ‘N Soul Museum. Later that day, you will visit the National Civil Rights Museum, tracing the history of the Civil Rights Movements in the United States from the 17th century to the modern day. With over 260 different artefacts and 40 new films, you will be taken on a tour through time, experiencing 500 years of American history. After returning to The Westin, have a revitalising sleep before you depart for Natchez the next morning. Natchez was founded by the French in 1716, quickly becoming home to a flourishing colonial culture. Take a private, owner-led tour of a restored antebellum cottage called Sunnyside. Back at the enchanting Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, go to a mixology class and learn about the signature drink of the South- the Mint Julep. Afterwards, enjoy an impeccable three-course Highlight Dinner complete with wine in the spectacular main house.
The Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens boasts high levels of hospitality and service in a luxurious, historic setting. With an atmosphere echoing the past, the house is surrounded by 26 acres of beautifully-kept gardens with vibrant magnolias, roses and azaleas. Guest rooms feature antebellum-era antiques and period furnishings with luxurious touches, so you can experience colonial-era Natchez for yourself. After a delicious breakfast, continue on your journey towards New Orleans. The first stop of the day is Frogmore Plantation, where you can travel back in time with costumed guides to tour a reconstructed 19th century cotton plantation. Next stop is Houmas House plantation, where you’ll discover what was previously the largest sugar producer in North America. Later, the evening is complete with a visit to the New Orleans School of Cooking, where you will learn about Creole cuisine in a cooking demonstration. Savour the culinary creations at a special-edition Highlight Dinner with wine.
Tonight will be spent at Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. This famous, family-owned hotel combines southern hospitality and service with historic surroundings in the French Quarter. Boasting timeless, classic styling and the chic Criollo Restaurant and Carousel Bar & Lounge, which features an old carousel as the bar itself, guests will be spoilt with the luxurious touches and attention to detail at this unique hotel. New Orleans’ popular tourist attractions are within walking distance of the hotel, from Bourbon Street to the French Market and the Riverwalk, the perfect spot for watching the steamboats touring along the Mississippi River. Visitors love the charming guestrooms, which include a Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, mini refrigerator, HD LCD TV, hair dryer, plush robes and marble and granite bathrooms.
After a leisurely breakfast and relaxing start to the next day, join a Local Expert for a tour of New Orleans, learning more about its history and its unique fusion of cultures it is home to today. See Jackson Square and the Treme neighbourhood before going to admire the idyllic scenery framed by oak trees in City Park. Next, head to one of the city’s famous above ground cemeteries and learn about their unusually joyous views about life and death. After another night at Hotel Monteleone, have another relaxed start before joining a bayou expert aboard a boat to meet the alligators who live near the rural side of the Crescent City and see other glorious landscapes. Enjoy some free time before the Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at the iconic New Orleans restaurant, Arnaud’s, with live jazz music giving the place a chic ambiance. The next morning, it’s time to say ‘au revoir’ to your new travel companions before heading to your complimentary transfer to Louis Armstrong Airport.
This fabulous multicentre escorted tour is the ultimate way to experience the hidden gems of America’s southern states. From historical mansions to modern hotels, experience world-class hospitality and luxury from your arrival in Nashville to your departure from New Orleans. There really isn’t a better, more seamless way to explore some of America’s premier destinations. Your Travel Concierge will also be on hand at all times to ensure your trip creates lasting memories.
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