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What to expect

Nashville

Experience the heart of Country Music

Memphis

Visit Graceland and the iconic Beale Street

New Orleans

Dinner cruise aboard the Steamboat Natchez

About the trip

Join a group of like-minded solo travellers for an escorted group holiday to the USA’s Deep South. Our ‘Sounds of the South’ tour is perfect for music lovers, history buffs, and anyone looking to experience the vibrant culture of the American South. We’ll dive into the rich musical heritage of Tennessee & Mississippi, visit the iconic Graceland mansion in Memphis and enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans. A epic adventure for those with an appetite for American culture, music & history!

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What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Double/Twin rooms for solo occupancy
  • Solos Board - 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
  • Guided tours of Nashville & New Orleans
  • Visits to Graceland & B.B King Museum
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Nashville
  • Nashville
  • Nashville
  • Nashville - Memphis
  • Memphis
  • Memphis - New Orleans
  • New Orleans
  • New Orleans
  • Depart New Orleans

Extras

  • Insurance click here
  • USA ESTA visa – currently $21

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrive in Nashville

Welcome to Nashville – home of country music! On arrival, we transfer to our hotel for the next three nights.

DAY 2

Nashville Guided Tour

Today, we explore Nashville. During our guided tour, we visit the Ryman Auditorium, Centennial Park, and Vanderbilt University. We’ll also tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and the historic RCA Studio B, where legends like Elvis Presley and Chet Atkins recorded. This evening, we’ll head to the famous honky-tonk row to enjoy some live local music.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included
DAY 3

Free time in Nashville & concert at the Grand Ole Opry

Today is at our leisure.

No visit to Nashville is complete without experiencing the Grand Ole Opry – the show that made country music famous and tonight we’ll enjoy a concert on ‘country’s most famous stage’.

Optional day trip to Lynchburg, TN or a guided tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery.

  • Breakfast included
DAY 4

Nashville - Memphis

After breakfast, we depart Nashville for Memphis, stopping en route in Tupelo to visit the Elvis Birthplace Home & Museum. We arrive in Memphis in the late afternoon, and after checking into our hotel, we can spend the evening enjoying the sounds of Beale Street—a melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, and gospel.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 5

Graceland Tour

This morning, we visit Graceland on a tour that gives us a glimpse into Elvis’s personal life. We walk through the elegant living room, marvel at the famous Jungle Room, admire the remarkable career and personal memorabilia of the Trophy Room and find peace at the serene Meditation Garden where Elvis and his family are laid to rest.

Optional afternoon visit of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 6

Journey to Mississippi through Indianola

We leave Tennessee for Mississippi today. En route, we stop in Indianola to visit the B.B. King Museum, which chronicles the life and legacy of B.B. King, one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. After our visit, we enjoy lunch at Club Ebony with live blues music. This afternoon, we continue our journey to New Orleans.

  • Breakfast & Lunch Included
DAY 7

New Orleans Guided Tour

Today, we set out for our tour of New Orleans, exploring the French Quarter, Canal Street, and the famous Bourbon Street. We visit the Saint Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo, and stop by Sazerac House to learn the history and enjoy one of New Orleans’ signature cocktails. In the afternoon, take the tram to the Garden District to admire the historic southern mansions. We then return to the French Quarter, where the rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 8

Mighty Mississippi Dinner Sunset Cruise

Today is ours to spend at leisure. This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner aboard the iconic Steamboat Natchez as the sun sets over the Mississippi.

Optional morning tour of Thibodaux – a landscape of prairies and sugar cane fields. Tour includes a Bayou boat ride to spot alligators and a visit to Oak Alley Plantation for lunch.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included
DAY 9

Depart for the UK

Our tour comes to an end today, as we depart New Orleans for our overnight flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

Sounds of the South

We stay in comfortable four-star hotels throughout as detailed below (or similar)

  • Fairfield, the Gulch Nashville
  • Springhill Suites Memphis
  • Wyndham French Quarter, New Orleans

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Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”

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