School Performing Arts Trip to Nashville to New Orleans

Nashville is known the world over, thanks in no small part to music, Jack Daniel's and the Grand Ole Opry. Here you will start your musical journey into the Deep South, as you head southwards from Music City to Memphis, where the Blues were born and Elvis rocked. The history comes to life as you pass through Mississipi and learn of the gracious lifestyle of the Southern belles and the hardship of the plantation slaves, before arriving in the home of the world's most famous Mardi Gras, New Orleans. Here you can sample the Creole flavours and meet the people of this amazing city, as well as learn about its struggle to rebuild itself, following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Day 1 Fly from the UK to Nashville

Arrive Nashville

Group to be met on arrival and take short city tour as you transfer to your acommodation

Evening meal at BB King Blues Club restaurant
Day 2 Spend the morning at RCA Studio B making your own recording after a short tour Lunch at the Country Music Hall of Fame, followed by a visit to the museum Enjoy dinner and a show at the Grand Ole Opry
Day 3 Depart from Nashville after breakfast at your hotel Tour of Jack Daniel's Distillery and Memphis city tour Evening meal at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street with time to explore
Day 4 Visit to Sun Studio where Elvis recorded many of his hit songs

Lunch at the famous Corky’s BBQ

Tour of the Gibson Guitar Factory and visit the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

Tour Elvis’ home, Graceland

Visit the Civil Rights Museum where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated

Evening meal at the Majestic Grill restaurant
Day 5 Leave the hotel and travel into Mississippi to Natchez City tour of Natchez Evening meal at Castle Restaurant and Pub
Day 6 Travel to New Orleans Enjoy a swamp tour and visit to Oak Alley Plantation Evening meal at Huck Finn's restaurant
Day 7

Visit the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 

See the IMAX movie 'Hurricane on the Bayou'

Lunch at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

Board the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler

Tour of the Old US Mint

Evening meal at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Day 8 Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to airport via a short city tour of New Orleans, to see the areas devasted by Hurricane Katrina Flight to the UK
Day 9 Arrive UK    

This price includes:

  • 7 nights' half-board accommodation
  • All flights inclusive of tax
  • Airport transfer
  • Overland transportation
  • Entrance fees to attractions as shown in the programme
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel & medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Itinerary can be done in reverse
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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Historic RCA Studio B

Historic RCA Studio B

In the heart of Music Row, you can experience for yourself the magic, the stories, and the music. Come relive your memories at Historic RCA Studio B—the only recording studio tour in Nashville. Built by Dan Maddox in 1957, RCA Studio B first became known as one of the cradles of the "Nashville Sound" in the 1960s. A sophisticated style characterized by background vocals and strings, the Nash...

Jack Daniel's Distillery

Jack Daniel's Distillery

Known all over the world for its square bottle and black label, Jack Daniel's whiskey has long been linked with rock 'n' roll and country music. Visit the distillery in Lynchburg for a first-hand look and learn about the complete story of the whiskey and Jack Daniel himself, from one of the tour guides.

Sun Studio Tour

Sun Studio Tour

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Gibson Guitar Factory

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Take a complete tour of the Gibson Beale Street Showcase in Memphis. This memorable tour of Gibson's Memphis guitar factory consists of an intimate viewing of the facility as Gibson's skilled luthiers (guitar makers) craft some of the finest guitars in the world. This is an unmissable opportunity to witness the intricate process of binding, neck-fitting, painting, buffing&nb...

Historic Beale Street

Historic Beale Street

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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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National Civil Rights Museum

National Civil Rights Museum

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Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation is an historic plantation located on the Mississippi River in the town of Vacherie, Louisiana. It is protected as a National Historic Landmark and is named after its distinguishing feature, an alley of a double row of live oaks about 800ft (240m) long, which was planted in the early 1700s, long before the present house was built. The alley leads towards the Mississippi Ri...

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Walk beneath the bright and glowing Caribbean Reef tunnel, which is 30m long, marvel at the beauty of the Amazon rainforest and journey the Mississippi River at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas where you can see penguins, stingrays, sharks and over 14,000 other sea creatures.  At the Audubon Aquarium visitors can also find rare and endangered species. Look for the white alligator &mdash...

The Queen Creole Paddle Wheel Boat

The Queen Creole Paddle Wheel Boat

The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen cruises along the Mississippi River, with tours available both day and night. She is an authentic paddlewheeler steam boat powered by a 24ft diameter paddlewheel and the most modern, fuel efficient GE diesel-electric system. Sit back and relax aboard the Creole Queen and enjoy the views of the French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and the Fr...

Grand Ole Opry

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The Grand Ole Opry has been in business since 1925 and is known as the home of country music. The Opry offers an incredible mix of talent and musical heritage to create an American experience like no other. Experience a show at the famous home of American music or learn the fascinating story of the Opry with a tour of the Grand Ole Opry House! You'll get a rare glimpse of ...

Swamp Tour

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Ramada Nashville

The three-story building features rich Tudor trim and offers guests a range of amenities, including a daily complimentary Continental breakfast and use of its on-site guitar-shaped indoor pool.The hotel's 120 guestrooms offer dial-up Internet access, coffeemakers, complimentary weekday newspapers and in-room safes. View on map

Baymont Inn & Suites Memphis East

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Guestroom amenities include complimentary local phone calls, cable television, in-room coffee and a complimentary USA Today newspaper and provide complimentary high-speed Internet access. View on map

Days Inn Natchez

Historic property features beautifully finished deluxe rooms visited by celebrities such as John Wayne, William Holden and John Ford.

Hotel and room facilities include Continental Breakfast, Copy Service, Adjoining Rooms, 24 Hour Front Desk, Ice Machine, Guest Laundromat, Ironing Board, Vending Machines, Game Room, Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool, Casino, Restaurant, Lounge, High speed internet access, Satellite TV, Air Conditioned, AM/FM Alarm Clock, Coffee Maker in Room, TV Remote Control, Free Local Telephone Calls, Smoke Detectors, Maid Service, Wake-up Service, Desk with lamp, fax and more...

The hotel is nearby Antebellum Homes, there's a Grand Village of Natchez Indians about a quarter a mile away and antique stores about 3 miles away. View on map

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

The Americas Best Value Inn is a three storey buliding that offers 75 guest rooms and suites. Accommodation is close to many fine restaurants, businesses, and historic landmarks.

All rooms have complimentary wireless hi-speed internet, refrigerator, microwave, cable television with HBO, radio, wakeup service and many more.... View on map

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