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Tastes and Sounds of the South with Jazz Festival

10 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Journey through America's south, hear soothing soul music or simply savour a Southern style reception.

"An experience of a lifetime"

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    • Check out our similar 'Rhythms of the South' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com
    • 2020 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2020 brochure.
    • Crossovers: All 2018 departure dates will operate as per the 2018 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • (Ref: DTSJ) 26 Apr 2019 departure will include tickets to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and will not visit Grand Ole Opry.
    • (Ref: DTSG) 26 Feb 2018 and 17 Apr 2019 departures will include tickets to the Mardi Gras Parade and will not visit The Grand Ole Opry.
    • Choose to attend one of these events to enhance your trip through the South. See price panel for special departure dates. Mardi Gras: See the brightly themed floats carrying krewe royalty, celebrities, and masked members, lead marching bands and riders on horseback during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Jazz Festival: Spend a day at the annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
    • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      • Check out our similar 'Rhythms of the South' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com
      • 2020 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2020 brochure.
      • Crossovers: All 2018 departure dates will operate as per the 2018 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • (Ref: DTSJ) 26 Apr 2019 departure will include tickets to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and will not visit Grand Ole Opry.
      • (Ref: DTSG) 26 Feb 2018 and 17 Apr 2019 departures will include tickets to the Mardi Gras Parade and will not visit The Grand Ole Opry.
      • Choose to attend one of these events to enhance your trip through the South. See price panel for special departure dates. Mardi Gras: See the brightly themed floats carrying krewe royalty, celebrities, and masked members, lead marching bands and riders on horseback during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Jazz Festival: Spend a day at the annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Join us for a little honky-tonk, home cookin', hot-footed hoedown and a whole lot of Rock 'n' Roll on this inspiring At Leisure jaunt through the Deep South.


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      Trip code: DTSJ

      9 Nights

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      14 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 5 dinners

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      What's Included

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        • City tour in Memphis, New Orleans

        • Orientation of Nashville

        • Visit Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation, Frogmore Plantation, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Sun Studios, Country Music Hall of Fame


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        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive Nashville (3 Nights)

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      Nashville Sightseeing

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      Nashville At Leisure and Sightseeing

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      Nashville – Memphis (2 Nights)

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      Graceland Excursion

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      Memphis – Natchez

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      Natchez – Oak Alley – New Orleans (3 Nights)

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      New Orleans Sightseeing and At Leisure

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      Jazz Festival

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      Day 1

      Arrive Nashville (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Nashville (3 Nights)

      The beating heart of America's Music City will chart your pace as you prepare to embark on a leisurely pilgrimage to discover the tastes and sounds of the South. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. 

      Hotel

      Renaissance Nashville

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Renaissance Nashville

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Nashville Sightseeing Day 2 - Nashville Sightseeing

      The famous Nashville Sound comes alive this morning as RCA's Studio B reveals the legends of Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison. Dive into Culture and gain insights into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of original Cash tunes with Johnny and June's granddaugher (or another family member). Our acoustic journey continues with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see Elvis' Solid Gold Cadillac limousine and Jim Reeves' tuxedo jacket. Discover the iconic and unexpected on a your choice sightseeing experience, exploring either the Johnny Cash Museum or the Ryman Auditorium.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry

      There's nothing like a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House - it's a must-see for everyone in Music City! Walk in the footsteps of country music's superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous! Your knowledgeable guide will share stories about the Opry and country music greats, past and present (from Minnie Pearl to Carrie Underwood, you might say), show you photos from the Opry's biggest moments in history and take you to the artist entrance - where legends, new artists, and superstars alike enter the Opry House on the night of an Opry show. You may even have the chance to step on stage and into the famed wooden circle as decades of artists have done. Tours may also make a stop in Studio A, a live television studio and former home of HEE HAW. Approx. duration: 1 hour

      Adult Price: US$29.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Nashville At Leisure and Sightseeing Day 3 - Nashville At Leisure and Sightseeing

      Today is a free day for you to explore. Amble through Broadway's honky-tonk scene or perhaps enjoy the gut-busting flavours of homegrown hot chicken and biscuits. This evening, the sounds of country music fill the air as we head to the Grand Ole Opry to watch a performance of America's longest running live radio programme.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 4

      Nashville – Memphis (2 Nights) Day 4 - Nashville – Memphis (2 Nights)

      We head for the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll and meet a musician and Local Specialist amidst the sounds of Blues on Beale Street. This afternoon, perhaps join an optional to the National Civil Rights Museum, home to the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Memphis Downtown

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Sheraton Memphis Downtown

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Memphis Sun Records Studio Visit

      Experience a guided tour of the legendary Sun Records Studio, the “Most Famous Recording Studio in the World.” Learn how the blending of Blues and Country music came together in the Big Bang of Rock N’ Roll. Hear the outtakes from sessions, see loads of memorabilia, and re-live the history of the studio that launched the musical careers of Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Charlie Rich, Little Milton, Roy Orbison, Howlin’ Wolf, Carl Perkins, Rosco Gardon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and many other music legends! Approx. duration: 1.5 hours.

      Adult Price: US$15.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      National Civil Rights Museum & Blues City Cafe

      Situated around the former Lorraine Motel - the site of the assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. the National Civil Rights Museum traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. The museum offers 260 artifacts, more than 40 new films, oral histories, interactive media and external listening posts that guide visitors through five centuries of history — from the beginning of the resistance during slavery, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the seminal events of the late 20th century that inspired people around the world to stand up for equality. Following your visit, put some South in your mouth and dine in the footsteps of former President Bill Clinton, Tom Cruise, and Alice Cooper (to name a few) at Blues City Cafe - made famous for their ribs. Approx. duration: 2 hours

      Adult Price: US$49.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 5

      Graceland Excursion Day 5 - Graceland Excursion

      Pay a visit to Sun Studios, which sought to immortalise the raw energy of Beale Street, recording the first Rock 'n' Roll single in 1951. Then worship at the altar of the King and head to Graceland, paying tribute to man who changed the face of American popular music and culture. This evening, embark on a your choice dining experience where you choose from a selection of local eateries. 

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Your Choice Dining

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Your Choice Dining

      Optional Experiences

      Graceland - Elvis Experience Upgrade to VIP Tour

      Die-hard fans will want to make the most of their visit to Graceland with this VIP Tour option. In addition to all of the added features accessed with the Elvis Experience, VIP guests at Graceland will have access to an exclusive, VIP Exhibit and front-of-the-line privileges for the Graceland Mansion tour which can be reused anytime during your stay.

      Adult Price: US$39.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Graceland - VIP Tour Upgrade

      Die-hard fans will want to make the most of their visit to Graceland with this VIP Tour upgrade. In addition to all of the added features accessed with the Elvis Experience, VIP guests at Graceland will have access to an exclusive, VIP Exhibit, and front-of-the-line privileges for the Graceland Mansion tour which can be reused anytime during your stay.

      Adult Price: US$46.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Memphis – Natchez Day 6 - Memphis – Natchez

      Visit the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum before travelling to Natchez. Connect with Locals as you meet Joe Stone in his 1850s home and visit the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons chef, with whom you'll enjoy a traditional three-course Deep South Be My Guest dinner with wine.

      Hotel

      Natchez Grand

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Natchez Grand

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Natchez – Oak Alley – New Orleans (3 Nights) Day 7 - Natchez – Oak Alley – New Orleans (3 Nights)

      Dive into Culture at Frogmore Plantation and Gins and Make a Difference as you learn about efforts to preserve the cotton plantation heritage of the Mississippi Delta. Continue through the Louisiana countryside to Oak Alley Plantation along a quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old oak trees. The spicy scents of Creole cuisine linger long after this evening's visit to the New Orleans School of Cooking where we enjoy a fun cooking demonstration and a Regional Meal of Creole cuisine.

      Hotel

      Sheraton New Orleans

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Sheraton New Orleans

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 7

      Day 8

      New Orleans Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 8 - New Orleans Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Let the good times roll in New Orleans today, tracing the cosmopolitan history of one of America's oldest cities with a Local Specialist, stopping at City Park and one of the ornate above-ground cemeteries. Spend the afternoon soaking up the laid-back vibes of The Big Easy.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

      Enjoy your evening in New Orleans aboard the newly minted City of New Orleans steamboat for a jazz dinner cruise on the Mississippi River. Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner while taking in lovely views of downtown New Orleans all while enjoying the sounds of the Grammy nominated "Dukes of Dixieland". A full bar is also available for your pleasure. Approx. duration: 2 hours

      Adult Price: US$86.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Jazz Festival Day 9 - Jazz Festival

      Spend a day at the annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart New Orleans Day 10 - Depart New Orleans

      For now, it's 'Au Revoir' New Orleans, but not 'Adieu'. Take a transfer to New Orleans International Airport or extend your stay in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-au/tours/tastes-and-sounds-of-the-south-with-jazz-festival?tripcode=dtsj for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Join a pianist and a chef for an evening of true southern hospitality and an opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of two beautiful Natchez estates. (Day 6)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Delve into the life and foot-tapping tunes of Johnny Cash with a member of his family and with costumed guides at the Frogmore Plantation. (Days 2, 7)

      • LOCAL SPECIALISTS
        For sightseeing in Memphis, the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, on a reconstructed cotton plantation and in New Orleans. (Days 4, 7, 8)

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        Meet the Tanners on their cotton plantation and learn how your visit helps them to preserve the history of their estate and Mississippi cotton plantation heritage. (Day 7)

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        • City tour in Memphis, New Orleans

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        • Visit Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation, Frogmore Plantation, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Sun Studios, Country Music Hall of Fame


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        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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