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Bluegrass and Bourbon Trail Fly Drive

Memphis * Lynchburg * Chattanooga * Gatlinburg * Lexington * Louisville * Nashville

Take a trip to the Deep South on this 10 day Fly Drive from the home of the "King" Elvis Presley, discover the distilleries of the Smoky Mountains and the music of Old Opry in Nashville.

11 days from £1,813 per person sharing including flights 

Itinerary

Day 1/2 - UK - Memphis 
Your tour to the deep south starts with a scheduled flight with United Airlines from the United Kingdom to Memphis. On arrival collect your rental car and travel to your downtown hotel. Spend your first night in one of the entertaining Beale Street Blues Bars. You have two nights to explore the city. Visit Graceland, home of the late Elvis Presley, then choose between a visit to Rock n Soul Museum, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Gibson Guitar Factory or Sun Studio where musicians such as BB King, Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded their rock'n'roll hits.  Memphis combines the charm of the Old South with the exciting pace of a modern metropolis. 
Overnights(2): Memphis 

Day 3 - Memphis - Lynchburg (263 miles)
Continue your journey today to Lynchburg, the home of Bourbon Whiskey. You will discover the famous home of Jack - Jack Daniels Whiskey Distillery. Whilst touring (optional) learn about the Cave Spring Hollow and discover the history of Jack Daniels. Don't miss Nina's Taste of Tennessee and indulge in the sweet treats and surprises that this quaint shop has to offer. Many of her sweet treats are made with a variety of Jack Daniels whiskey.
Overnight(1): Winchester (approx 20 miles from Lynchburg ) 

Day 4 - Lynchburg - Chattanooga (91 miles)
Venture into the 4th largest city in Southeast Tennessee and taste the South's favourite snack food, the Moon Pie. which orginiated in Chattanooga since the early 1900's. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and expansion of its riverfront. A must see visit is the Chattanooga Choo Choo Train Station. This iconic station has been turned into a hotel. Summer travellers should check the dates of the annual Chattanooga Riverbend Festival 
Overnight(1): Chattanooga 

Day 5 - Chattanooga - Gatlinburg (145 miles) 
Make your way north to Gatlinburg and pass through the rich culture and natural beauty of Knoxville, which has the perfect blend of Southern Hospitality and modern development. Start your day by taking a scenic hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visit to the Sugarlands Distilling Company (optional) where you can enjoy the varieties of samples they offer. Afterwards stroll through the village shops and enjoy the beautiful architecture while doing a little bit of shopping.
Overnight(1): Gatlinburg 

Day 6 - Gatlinburg - Lexington (214 miles)
As you leave Gatlinburg this morning and make your way into Kentucky, you will witness the scenic view of the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River, with the Ohio River forming a northern boundary. Begin your day in the Horse Capital of the World, located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region. Located in the Daniel Boone National Forest, named after the American pioneer, is Cumberland Falls which is 120 feet wide and 67 feet high. 
Overnight(1): Lexington 

Day 7 - Lexington - Louisville (78 miles)
On your drive to Louisville, visit the home of the one of the most famous horseraces in the world - The Kentucky Derby, which is hosted at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday of May. Baseball fans should visit the Louisville Slugger Museum, an interactive museum honouring some of baseball's greats.
Overnight(1): Louisville

Day 8 - Louisville - Nashville (176 miles) 
Nashville "Music City" is the music destination today. Make your way to the Music City Walk of Fame (optional) honouring the top country performers. This evening why not take in the Grand Old Opry. 
Overnights(2): Nashville 

Day 9 - Nashville 
Today we suggest a visit to the Opy Mills Shopping Centre or visit the State Capitol in downtown Nashville which gives you an insight of Tennessee's history and natural wonders. 

Day 10 - Nashville - Memphis - UK (212 miles)
Depart the capital of country and western music and return to the city of the Blues. Before returning your hire car at the airport, take lunch in one of the downtown restaurants for delicious bar be que. Return to Memphis Airport to check in for your flights home. 

Day 11 - Arrive UK 

2017 Departing
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01 May - 31 May £1813 £1600 £2065 £1787
01 June - 21 June £1813 £1600 £2065 £1787
22 June - 30 June £2130 £1904 £2382 £2091
July 01 - July 31 £2130 £1904 £2382 £2091
Aug 01 - Aug 16 £2130 £1904 £2382 £2091
Aug 17 - Aug 31 £1851 £1625 £2103 £1812
Sep 01 - Sep 30 £1813 £1600 £2065 £1787
Oct 01 - Oct 19 £1813 £1600 £2065 £1787

Standard HotelsUpgraded Hotels
MemphisComfort Inn Downtown MemphisCrowne Plaza Memphis
WinchesterBest Western WinchesterBest Western Winchester
ChatanoogaChatabnooga Choo Choo HistoricChatabnooga Choo Choo Historic
Gatlinburg Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
Lexington Red Roof Inn Lexington South Red Roof Inn Lexington South
Louisville, KYRed Roof Inn LouisvilleRed Roof Inn Louisville
NashvilleGuesthouse Intl Inn & SuitesMillenium Maxwell House Hotel

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights with United Airlines from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes Security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 9 nights accommodation, room only
  • 10 days fully inclusive hire of an intermediate car with unlimited mileage, LDW, LIS, Sales Tax, Airport Fees, VLF and Local Surcharges
  • Itinerary, maps and detailed driving instructions

Not Included:

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


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