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American Rhythms Fly Drive

New Orleans * Montgomery * Nashville * Memphis * Vicksburg * Natchez * Lafayette * New Orleans

11 day Fly Drive highlighting the best of Southern USA, Music from the Jazz of New Orleans, the country sounds of Nashville, Rock n Roll of Memphis and the Blues of the Southern States.

11 days from £2,015 per person sharing inc scheduled flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - New Orleans 
Your holiday begins with a scheduled United Airlines flight from London to New Orleans via New York or Chicago. One of the most exotic cities in the world, famous for riverboats, jazz, Creole cuisine and a seemingly endless parade of festivals. o­n arrival, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel. The remainder of your evening is at leisure. You may want to take this opportunity to enjoy a dinner at o­ne of New Orleans' many famous Cajun or Creole restaurants.
Overnights(2): New Orleans 

Day 02 - New Orleans 
This morning at 08:00 hours you will be met by an our representative and provided with a welcome kit which includes driving instructions, vouchers, maps and brochures of the places you are about to visit. The day is at your leisure to explore New Orleans o­n your own. Take a walking tour of the Vieux Carre, popularly known as the French Quarter, a place of narrow streets and iron gateways, wonderful old buildings and beautiful courtyards. Visit Jackson Square, Royal Street, Bourbon Street and the many museums. Take a full day bayou and swamp tour or enjoy a riverboat cruise o­n the Mississippi with dinner and dancing to a live jazz band.

Day 03 - New Orleans - Biloxi - Mobile - Montgomery (309 miles) 
This morning, experience the laid back sandy side of Mississippi as you make your way through its Coastal Region. In Biloxi, seafood lovers will welcome the chance to join a shrimping trip. this unique and interesting cruise will expose you to the spectacular world of sea life caught during a real shrimping expedition. Continue to the grand dame of Alabama's Gulf Coast, Mobile. Founded in 1702 as the original capital of the Louisiana territory and nestled along the Gulf of Mexico. From here its on to Montgomery, no city has played a greater role in the histoty of Alabama than Montgomery, From civil war to civil rights. Montgomery is steeped in history.
Overnight(1): Montgomery

Day 04 - Montgomery - Birmingham - Nashville (283 miles) 
Today your journey leads you to Birmingham, where immense stores of red iron ore in the northern mountains turned the city into a sprawling population center overnight. A must-see atop Red Mountain is the colossal 55-foot-tall Vulcan statue, the largest iron statue in the world, and winner of the grand prize at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Continue to Nashville, Music City, USA, known world-wide as the "Country Music Capital".
Overnights(2): Nashville 

Day 05 - Nashville 
A full day to discover the variety of attractions Nashville has to offer, such as the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, Opryland U.S.A. and the world-famous Printer's Alley.

Day 06 - Nashville - Memphis (210 miles) 
Depart the capital of country and western music for the Home of the Blues, Memphis. This city combines the charms of the Old South with the exciting pace of a modern metropolis. You may wish to tour downtown Memphis with its famous Beale Street, followed by a visit to Elvis Presley's palatial home, Graceland.
Overnight(1): Memphis 

Day 07 - Memphis - Vicksburg (240 miles) 
An interesting attraction to see in Vicksburg is the National Military Park which covers more than 1700 acres where the actual forts, trenches, and artillery positions recreate the forces used during the Siege of Vicksburg.
Overnight(1): Vicksburg

Day 08 - Vicksburg - Natchez (90 miles) 
Today drive south o­n the Natchez Trace Parkway which evolved from an Indian trail into a post road and pioneer highway and o­n to Natchez, the oldest settlement in the state of Mississippi, where the meeting of old and new is the essence of its charm. You may want to visit many of the plantations and homes in the Natchez area such as Burn, Dunleith, Melrose, Monmouth or Longwood. Longwood is reputedly the largest octagonal house in the country; construction began around 1858 but was never completed.
Overnight(1): Natchez 

Day 09 - Natchez - Lafayette (150 miles) 
Today you will travel southward back into Louisiana through Alexandria, Ville Platte and Opelousas to Lafayette, the heart of Cajun Country where the Acadians, or Cajuns, started arriving in this swampy area in 1765. Today these French-USs are famous for their joie de vivre which is reflected in their lively dancing, music, and spicy food. Upon arrival, you may want to enjoy a walking tour of downtown to discover landmark buildings, or take a short drive to Acadian Village overlooking the bayou and filled with authentically restored Cajun homes and churches.
Overnight(1): Lafayette 

Day 10 - Lafayette - Cajun Country - New Orleans (160 miles)
A short drive from Lafayette takes you to New Iberia and Avery Island, the birthplace of Tabasco sauce. Other attractions include Jungle Garden, lush with tropical plants, and Bird City, a sanctuary filled with flurries of snow-white egrets. Continue to Morgan City, the "Shrimp Capital of the World", and Houma, where you may want to take some time for an optional boat tour into the deep swamp and bayou to see alligators and other wildlife. Following the scenic route, and perhaps stopping at Terre Bonne or Southdown Plantation, you will arrive in New Orleans.
Overnight(1): New Orleans 

Day 11 - New Orleans Departure 
Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.

Day 12 - Arrive UK 

 
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01 May - 31 May £2015 £1759 £2293 £1909 Quote
01 June - 21 June £2015 £1759 £2293 £1909 Quote
22 June - 30 June £2266 £1996 £2544 £2146 Quote
01 July - 31 July £2266 £1996 £2544 £2146 Quote
01 Aug - 16 Aug £2266 £1996 £2544 £2146 Quote
17 Aug - 31 Aug £2058 £1787 £2335 £1937 Quote
01 Sep - 30 Sep £2015 £1759 £2293 £1909 Quote
01 Oct - 28 Oct £2015 £1759 £2293 £1909 Quote

Standard HotelsUpgraded Hotels5 Star
New OrleansHoliday Inn SuperdomeHyatt French Quarter
Montgomery,ALWingate by Wyndham MontgomeryWingate by Wyndham Montgomery
NashvilleGuesthouse Intl Inn & SuitesInn at Opryland
MemphisComfort Inn Downtown MemphisHoliday Inn Memphis - Downtown
VicksburgQuality Inn & Suites Vicksburg Quality Inn & Suites Vicksburg
NatchezHotel Vue NatchezEola Guest House
Lafayette Doubletree by Hilton Lafayette Doubletree by Hilton Lafayette
New OrleansHoliday Inn SuperdomeHyatt French Quarter

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights with United Airlines from Heathrow via Houston
  • Airport taxes, security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 10 nights accommodation, room only
  • 10 days fully inclusive hire of an intermediate car with unlimited mileage, LDW, Extended Protection, Sales Tax, State Tax and Airport Fees
  • Itinerary, maps and detailed driving instructions,

Not Included:

  • Fuel for hire car
  • Hotel Parking charges if applicable
  • Extra charges apply to renters under 25 years of age
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, attractions, activities and excursions
  • Weekend flight supplements £30 each way Friday-Sunday


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