Tennessee Music Trail to New Orleans

7 Days | Make musical memories in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans

4.6 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
USD $2,288
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Jump from Nashville to Memphis and New Orleans, laying down tracks at recording studios and hanging out at Graceland along the way – on this week-long trip in Tennessee and Louisiana. This may sound like a week in the life of Elvis Presley, but on this music-themed adventure, you’ll have the chance to walk a country mile in his blue suede shoes. Join a local leader who knows all the best local spots and a group of fellow music lovers to get to the root of country music in Nashville, sing the blues in Memphis and jazz it up in New Orleans. If fantastic food, art, culture and history sound like music to your ears, then this is the trip for you.

Trip overview

Map of Tennessee Music Trail To New Orleans including United States Of America
Nashville, United States
New Orleans, United States
United States
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 28.03 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Earn your place in the Country Music Hall of Fame as you participate in a recording session with a professional sound engineer at the iconic Studio B in Nashville.
  • Walk in famous footsteps at the 'Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll' – the Sun Studio in Memphis – and discover a kitschy world of Southern glitz and glamour at Graceland – the home of Elvis Presley.
  • Get to know the real New Orleans during a walking tour that celebrates the city’s jazz music heritage, stopping off at some lively venues along the way.
  • Learn how to cook a classic New Orleans Cajun feast for a true taste of Louisiana – after all, it doesn’t get much better than Southern food.
  • Enjoy a good balance of included activities, balanced with loads of free time to hit up some more live music venues and thriving bars recommended by your local leader.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, the Cultural Heritage Economic Alliance. Donations help them create inclusive and equitable opportunities for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) tourism businesses.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The South gets mighty steamy in the summertime. Pack appropriately, drink plenty of water and you might even grow to love it. September through to November is hurricane season, so if you’re travelling over this period you should pack a rain jacket and waterproof shoes.
  • You're in the Deep South of the USA, so expect a lot of (delicious) fried food and barbecue. Vegetarians may have fewer options, as a lot of southern cuisine is meat-based.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Tennessee Music Trail To New Orleans including United States Of America



6 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Private vehicle


Hotel (6 nights)

  • Nashville- Leader-led orientation tour
  • Nashville - Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Nashville - Studio B tour with recording session
  • Memphis - Sun Studio Visit
  • Memphis - Graceland, The Home of Elvis Presley
  • Memphis - National Civil Rights Museum
  • New Orleans - Jazz Music Tour
  • New Orleans - Cooking Class
Add on activities
  • New Orleans - Jazz Brunch - USD35

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 in Nashville. Please make your own way to the Joining Point listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. Last day there are no activities planned. Check out of the hotel will be 10am
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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4.6 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
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Alexia · Traveled August 2023
This trip was incredible, I was originally sceptical about the price, but the quality of the accommodation provided and the activities that were included were outstanding. This was truly a very good trip that I would highly recommend!
Review submitted 26 Aug 2023

Rachel · Traveled August 2023
Fantastic tour - short & sweet through the Southern States focussing on music and history - highly recommend to anyone wanting to dip their toes into the South.
Review submitted 05 Sep 2023

Melissa · Traveled August 2023
This trip has a great mix of music and history. There is a wonderful balance of organized activities and free time to explore. Our tour guide Angela made each stop on the trip come alive with short tours, information, and recommendations. The cooking class to end the trip is a once in a lifetime experience!
Review submitted 26 Aug 2023

Judith · Traveled July 2023
I don’t think the trip was good value for money. The van very uncomfortable & the commentary inadequate. The people in the group really made the trip enjoyable. There was too little time in Nashville & New Orleans & I’m glad I extended the trip myself to spend more time exploring these cities.
Review submitted 17 Jul 2023

Diana · Traveled June 2023
Guide was great. Hotels were the worst. Included activities are average. No value for money in my opinion.
Review submitted 18 Jun 2023
Tennessee Music Trail to New Orleans
USD $2,288