Tennessee Music Trail to New Orleans

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

4.6 out of 5 based on 18 reviews submitted.
GBP £2,152
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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 your 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
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 29 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 Stax Museum of American Soul Music 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 with a local guide 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
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about 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. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

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.
  • You may also want to check out our Best of the South trip if you have a longer time to explore the region:
  • https://www.intrepidtravel.com/united-states/best-south-atlanta-new-orleans-150418


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 - Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • 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 18 reviews submitted.
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Morna · Traveled May 2024
Intrepid provided us with a brilliant guide named Brittni. She immediately took charge, brought a comforting and informative vibe to our group and eased my concerns about organised tours. I learned so much and enjoyed the amazing talent and history of the areas in Tennessee. Thank Brittni.! Thank you Intrepid!
Review submitted 10 Jun 2024

Martin · Traveled May 2024
Since Intrepid is Australian, there is a risk of a great representation of Australians ('Aussies') and sometimes thick aussie accent. You would have to deal with this ...
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024

John · Traveled May 2024
Great trip. Small group. Comfortable small group bus. Comfortable accomodation. Available free time to do your own thing. Enjoyed optional add ons .
Review submitted 10 Jun 2024

Susan · Traveled May 2024
Intrepid are fantastic - second tour with them. Very organised and well run. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly.
Review submitted 04 Jun 2024

Caroline · Traveled April 2024
Great trip with lots of interesting stops, museums and some fabulous music. The pace is pretty full-on but there is some free time and opportunity to go to gigs at Preservation Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. Claire was a great leader who made the trip a lot of fun.
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024
Tennessee Music Trail to New Orleans
GBP £2,152