A spirit-lifting adventure in Kentucky and Tennessee
Get a real taste of the south on a eleven-day journey through Kentucky and Tennessee. Kicking off in the flourishing city of Louisville, uncover a progressive food scene, visit a Shaker Village and learn how to cook a classic New Orleans dish. Journeying south, learn the tricks of the trade during a visit to a bourbon distillery before continuing to the country music capital of the world, Nashville, Tennessee. Here you’ll line dance in honky tonks, take part in a recording session in the Country Music Hall of Fame, feast on barbecue and of course sample some bourbon!
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Take a Historic walking village tour with a local guide at a Shaker village followed by a farm to table lunch.
Pay a visit to some of Nashville’s most photogenic and colourful murals with a stop along the way for Mimosa and Donut tasting.
Earn your place in the Country Music Hall of Fame as you take part in a recording session with a professional sound engineer at the iconic Studio B in Nashville.
Discover a kitschy world of Southern glitz and glamour at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley and his final resting place.
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.
It doesn’t get much better than Southern food – learn how to cook a classic New Orleans crawfish boil for a true taste of Louisiana.
Join a local Black-owned business for a tour of the Whitney Plantation, where you’ll get a sobering glimpse at what life was like for those enslaved on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation.
Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.
This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
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.
The legal drinking age in the USA is 21 years old – this trip suits those of legal drinking age due to the activities involved.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Best of the South: Louisville to New Orleans trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 10am. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. 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.
3. Please ensure you have checked local state information regarding COVID-19 restrictions and regulations before you travel.
4. You must be of US Legal drinking age to join this tour.
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