Elvis Presley’s Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville: America’s Music Cities

From£1853 Per Person
  • Multiple departures available

  • Flights from London Heathrow & Manchester (Other airports may be available)

  • Birthplace of Icons

  • The Blues of Beale Street

  • Country Music Capital

  • New Orleans’s French Quarter

  • Stay at The Guest House at Graceland

  • Southern Charm

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Elvis Presley’s Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville: America’s Music Cities

Immerse in the Rhythms of America’s Musical Legacy

Embark on a 9-day escapade from £1853pp through the vibrant narrative of America’s music history. Departing from London Heathrow, or Manchester (with potential options from other airports), venture from April 2024 to December 2026 into the heartlands of jazz, blues, and country music.

Your Tour Through America’s Music Culture: The Pulse of the South

Dive into the melodies that shaped a nation, from Georgia’s soulful strains to Tennessee’s twang. This tour is not just a holiday; it’s a pilgrimage for music lovers and an odyssey through the South’s rich tapestry of sound.

Tour Highlights

  • Birthplace of Icons: Visit Tupelo, the hallowed ground of Elvis’s early days.
  • The Blues of Beale Street: Experience Memphis’s legendary musical avenue.
  • Country Music Capital: Discover the roots and modern beats of Nashville.
  • New Orleans’s French Quarter: Absorb the vibrant culture and history of jazz.
  • Stay at The Guest House at Graceland: Enjoy proximity to the King’s famous mansion.
  • Southern Charm: Traverse the landscapes of Alabama’s countryside.

What’s Included?

  • Premier Accommodations: Seven nights in quality hotels, with a room-only basis for flexibility.
  • Flights and Transfers: Return flights to Atlanta with comfortable coach travel.
  • Expert Guidance: Fully escorted by a tour manager versed in musical heritage.
  • Upgraded Stays: Opportunity to enhance your experience with room upgrades at select locations.

Your Accommodations on Tour: Comfort and Class Combined

Your journey through America’s musical heartland is as much about the places you’ll stay as the sights and sounds you’ll enjoy. Our handpicked hotels not only provide a comfortable base for your explorations but are chosen for their character and location, ensuring they contribute to your experience of each destination.

  • Montgomery’s Southern Hospitality: Begin with a warm welcome in Montgomery at the Drury Inn and Suites, where the blend of modern amenities and Southern charm sets the perfect tone for your tour.
  • New Orleans’ French Quarter Flair: At the Wyndham French Quarter, step out directly into the pulsating heart of jazz. With its traditional décor and proximity to iconic music venues, it’s a portal to the past and a luxurious retreat from the city’s bustling nightlife.
  • Memphis’ Graceland Elegance: The Guest House at Graceland, inspired by Elvis’s iconic style, offers a stay that’s fit for music royalty. Just steps from the mansion, this hotel is steeped in the legacy of The King and is a highlight for any fan.
  • Nashville’s Music City Rhythm: In Nashville, the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt is a harmony of comfort and convenience. Located within reach of the city’s famed music venues, it’s your front-row seat to the country music capital.
  • Chattanooga’s Panoramic Views: As you pass through Chattanooga, enjoy the scenic beauty and historical significance of the city, known for its pivotal role in the Civil War and the Golden Age of the American railroad.

The Soundtrack to Your Journey From the home of the blues to the birthplace of jazz and the pinnacle of country, this tour curated by Newmarket Holidays is an exploration of America’s musical roots. With every city’s story, uncover a new note in the symphony that is the United States’ musical legacy.

Tune Into America’s Music History Ready to walk in the footsteps of music legends? Reserve your spot on this iconic tour with Newmarket Holidays. Whether you’re swaying to jazz in New Orleans, getting all shook up in Memphis, or boot-scooting in Nashville, this journey harmonises the sights, sounds, and soul of America’s music culture. Contact us by phone at 01698829511, fill out an enquiry form or book an online or in-store appointment.


View a full breakdown of your holiday to help you plan your trip
Meet your tour manager at the airport, and transfer to your first hotel, in the Alabama state capital, Montgomery. Spend the night in the city where country legend Hank Williams was laid to rest, and where a special museum celebrates his short, spectacular career. Rest and relax after your journey, and enjoy your first evening in the South.
Today you’ll head south across Alabama, into Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast to the great city of New Orleans. You spend two nights in the Big Easy, but you should waste no time in soaking up the atmosphere of one of the most exuberant places on the face of the planet.
This morning’s optional guided tour is the perfect introduction to New Orleans. See the iron balconies and covered sidewalks of the iconic French Quarter, the brightly painted wooden houses of Tremé and the three spires of St Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square.

This afternoon, take the optional Louisiana Swampland excursion for a glimpse of the surrounding countryside and a taste of Creole life. Tonight, head back to the French Quarter to immerse yourself in the incomparable atmosphere of the place that gave the world jazz, a century ago, and where the sounds and spirits of Louis Armstrong and 'King' Oliver still live on in the many, many bars and clubs.
Bidding farewell to New Orleans, you’ll travel north into Mississippi, cradle of the Delta blues and home to the likes of Robert Johnson and Sonny Boy Williamson. You'll visit Tupelo, home of the tiny house in which Elvis Aaron Presley was born, in January 1935, (entry payable locally). You’ll then continue to Elvis's beloved hometown, Memphis, the bustling city on the bank of the Big Muddy. As well as being forever linked with The King, Memphis boasts a musical heritage to match any city in the world. This evening, why not soak up the atmosphere of colourful Beale Street and its near endless choice of restaurants and bars, many of which offer live music?
Don’t miss today's optional, full-day Memphis Sounds excursion, which will include legendary Sun Studio where rock and roll was born, in 1951, with the recording of 'Rocket 88', and where music history changed forever three years later with Elvis's live recording of Arthur Crudup's 'That's Alright, Mama'.

From Sun Studio, you'll make your way to Elvis Presley Boulevard to pay a visit to Graceland, the King’s home, last recording studio and final resting place. After a fascinating day, enjoy another evening in Memphis, perhaps sampling the pork ribs that have led to its unofficial position as The Barbecue Capital of America.
There's a change of musical genres, today, as you journey east to Nashville – the country music capital of the world and your base for the next two nights. Home of the legendary Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, and to scores of hugely accomplished guitarists and songwriters, Nashville is every inch one of America’s foremost music cities. Why not head out, tonight, to catch some more live music?
Our final optional excursion will take you to legendary Studio B – home to countless country hits and a galaxy of Elvis's RCA recordings – and to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

You'll have the afternoon free to experience still more of Nashville's musical delights.
Take a scenic drive south to Chattanooga (of "choo-choo" fame), a quintessential southern trading town beautifully set on the Tennessee River, before heading to Atlanta airport to check in for your flight back to the UK.
Arrive home, this morning, after an overnight flight and at the end of a wonderful journey through America's musical heritage.
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