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  • The famous Orpheum Theater in Memphis

Along the American version of the Nile, a stop on the Underground Railroad, the Rock and Roll capital, and a place to get barbeque so lip-smacking, you may develop an addiction to dry ribs, Memphis is mighty magical.

The Mississippi River is deep and wide at this part of Tennessee and when it was founded in 1819, it was called Memphis because of its resemblance to Egypt’s Memphis along the Nile River. Here hulking river steamboats laden with cotton from the surrounding plantations of the Mississippi Delta where thousands of slaves toiled with the hopes of escape, many running to the Burke Estate, which is now the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum. Here Runaway slaves waited in secret cellars and through trapdoors on their way to freedom.

The Mississippi River Museum is a 52-acre park set on an island where you can canoe, kayak and paddleboard or take in the exhibits of scale model boats. Elvis is alive in spirit at his once home and now a museum: Graceland. This grand colonial style mansion sees its lion’s share of visitors from around the globe, often dressed and styled after Elvis Presley and is a quirky and fun way to spend a warm afternoon. Even if Elvis isn’t your cup of tea, the Memphis Rock’n’Soul Museum and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music tell the stories of musical stars like Aretha Franklin and Otis Reading who recorded their music in Memphis decades before.

Boating, shopping or tucking into some fine catfish, soul-food or salty-sweet barbeque are decadent and as deeply satisfying ways to spend your days in this deeply satisfying part of the South.

Memphis, United States

  • Bluegrass and Bourbon Trail

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: Memphis and Nashville are your musical bookends on this trip with plenty of musical attractions, from the Stax Museum of Soul to Graceland or the Grand Old Opry trying to get your attention. Country and a little Bluegrass get on the menu when you visit Gatlinburg and realize that Dolly Parton’s place is only 20 minutes away, with the gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains providing a perfect backdrop. Once in Kentucky, Bluegrass is in full focus, plus there is the Jack Daniels Distillery and world-renowned Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,616
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Rhythms of the River Chicago to New Orleans

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A trip along a fascinating route down south to New Orleans, full of fabulous landscapes, wonderful local culinary experiences, and plenty of history. But it’s the final layer that makes this trip very special: music. From Chicago you are heading out on Route 66, a drive immortalized by the famous (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66. St. Louis boasts the National Blues Museum while Nashville and New Orleans are, naturally, prominently featured. But it’s places like Clarksdale, Cleveland, and Natchez along the Mississippi Blues Trail, that might strike a special chord.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,460
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Rhythms of the River Minneapolis to New Orleans

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A trip along a fascinating route down south to New Orleans, full of fabulous landscapes, wonderful local culinary experiences, and plenty of history. But it’s the final layer that makes this trip very special: music. Prince and Elvis figure in Minneapolis and Memphis, respectively, while Nashville and New Orleans are, naturally, prominently featured. But it’s places like Clarksdale, Cleveland, and Natchez along the Mississippi Blues Trail, that will strike a special chord.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,487
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Rock 'N Roll, Rockets and Elvis

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: Music plays a large part in this itinerary, with Memphis and Nashville proudly displaying their Rock’n’roll, Blues and Country chops. Plus, a chance to see two of the world’s famous recording studios in Memphis and Muscle Shoals. Lest we forget, there’s Graceland and Tupelo, famous home, and original birthplace of Elvis, respectively. If rockets are more your thing, the largest space museum in the world in Huntsville is a must-see, while Lynchburg, Tennessee is synonymous with the Jack Daniels distillery. Start and finish your trip in lively Atlanta, a modern metropolis, rich in history.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,723
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • The American South

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Discover one of the most fascinating parts of the United States, flavoured with a lot of history, captivating scenery, delicious food, and fantastic music. Charleston and Savannah, full of delightful antebellum architecture, represent the quintessential Southern cities, while Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans tell a comprehensive story about the Blues, Jazz, Country, Soul and Rock’n’Roll. The surprise stops on this trip might be the lesser-known places such as Montgomery and Natchez.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,284
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • The Civil Rights History Trail

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A trip full of captivating scenery and rich southern ambience, but fully focused on an, often, chilling theme: the Civil Rights History Trail. It’s a thought-provoking journey as you visit places such as Oxford, Jackson, Selma, Scottsboro, and Montgomery, but also Atlanta and Memphis, two cities that are forever associated with Martin Luther King Jr. The trip tells a story that must be told and reveals fascinating details at every stop. Memphis and Nashville, both eminent musical capitals of the south, provide engaging moments to round out the trip.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,035
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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