Dust off those vintage cowboy boots and grab the expandable underwear – the deep South has come a-knockin’. Hipsters, history, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm ‘n’ blues and southern fried everything are on the agenda as you explore the very best of the Southern states. Explore Austin’s vibing music scene, cook up some classic gumbo in New Orleans and visit the home of the King at Graceland. This trip is a musical mecca, a foodies idyll and a good old rootin’ tootin’ adventure all rolled into one.
Get your boots on as we head down to Austin. Known for its laid back vibe, delicious BBQ & hip music scene we have two days to explore this vibrant city.
Get out on two wheels & explore or grab a kayak & get out on Lady Bird Lake. Shop for cowboy boots on South Congress, stuff yourself with BBQ or simply relax at Barton Springs pool. Tonight, we head to Sixth Street to take in the live music scene that makes Austin famous.
After keeping “Austin Weird” we change scenes as we make the short drive to San Antonio, home of the Alamo. A blend of Spanish, Mexican & American culture San Antonio is full of history. On arrival join us for a walking tour taking in Market Square, the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico, then on to San Fernando Cathedral & the Alamo. This afternoon stroll along the Riverwalk lined with shops & restaurants; grab a bite & a brew & chill out.
Yes, Houston we are comin' in hot! This afternoon we take to the city to see what else is on offer. Don't be fooled, Houston may be the biggest city in Texas but you still experience the quintessential Texas honky-tonk complete with cowboy hats & oversize belt buckles. Yee ha! Hotel
Leave the boots behind as we scoot on over to New Orleans. Let the good times roll as we take you sightseeing through the stunning French influenced city, & the birthplace of jazz music.
With a full day to yourself, it's time to get fully immersed in everything New Orleans. Start out at Cafe Du Monde for a tasty beignet, and pick up some treasures at the French Market if you're feeling like dropping some dollar. This diverse city has so much going on; visit the Garden District, spend a few hours in the soul kitchens and jazz clubs of the French Quarter or even hang out in Jackson Square with the musicians, artists and fortune tellers. There's a cooking school on offer for those looking to fine-tune (or learn) their Gumbo, jambalaya and creole recipes, or for those keen to see the bayou why not jump on an airboat cruise, and even have a go at holding a baby gator. Back in the city, the Mardi Gras Museum could be calling, most likely tempting you to come back to the city and experience the event first hand.
Home of the Blues and the King. Say goodbye to the home of jazz and Dixieland as we head for the Mecca of Rhythm and Blues… Memphis, Tennessee. Join us for a night out on the street that made it famous, Beale Street.
Today we pay homage to Elvis, the late and great King of Rock & Roll. We'll visit and tour his former home, Graceland, where you will get up close and personal with his fabulously flamboyant jumpsuits and many gold records. The afternoon is then yours to do with Memphis what you will - we recommend a visit to Sun Studios where many of the greats have recorded albums over the years.
Pull those boots out one more time – we’re on to Nashville, “Music City U.S.A.” Experience this city up-close & personal with a sightseeing tour of Nashville’s landmarks, including the Parthenon, Ryman Auditorium & the homes of famous country-western music performers & the recording studios of Music Row. Tonight, join us for a southern meal & Music City Roots!
Today is yours to explore Nashville. Opt for an insider’s tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a visit to Music Row with a guided tour of famous RCA Studio B. Since the day is free head out to the Grand Ole Opry or visit Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Tonight, we’ll head out on the town to experience what Nashville has to offer!
Today we head south to the capital of Georgia, Atlanta. On our way we’ll stop in Lynchburg, TN home to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. You’ll learn the art of whiskey making on a guided tour. View the sights on your orientation tour of Atlanta, including Peachtree Plaza, CNN Center, and Peachtree Street with its charming neighbourhoods before arriving at our hotel. Tonight, experience Atlanta’s vibrant nightlife.
Hello Mickey! We say goodbye to Atlanta today as we travel through the state of Georgia en route to Florida, America’s most visited city, where your trip ends on arrival.
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Trip Name: Boot, Scoot 'N' Blues
Duration: 12 Days
From Price: £1,504
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