Civil Rights & Rhythms of the South

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If you’re looking to understand the roots and culture of the Deep South, this 17-day road trip is the best way to do it. Following the threads of Country music, you’ll set out from Atlanta, Georgia, before heading north to Nashville, Tennessee. From here your journey strikes a more Blues-based chord as you trace your way to Memphis. This is a chance to enjoy life on the road as you discover the cultural heritage of the South through its music, food, and historical landmarks. From the Grand Ole Opry and the Blues bars of Beale Street to crawfish pie and jambalaya – this is where you soak it all in. The fight for civil rights has also played an incredibly important part in the Southern America you’ll find today. After spending a couple of nights in New Orleans you’ll visit Mobile, Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama. Discovering the Civil Rights Movement activated by Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr is an essential part of this tour.

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16 nights in hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Discover the attractions of Georgia’s capital city, Atlanta
  • Hike a Smoky Mountains stretch of the Appalachian Trail
  • Hit the country music bars of Nashville
  • Pay homage to Elvis with an optional visit to Graceland
  • Admire the Antebellum mansions in Natchez
  • Jazz, Blues, and Soul on the banks of the Mississippi
  • Civil Rights history in Montgomery and Birmingham

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • Activities, sightseeing and attraction entrance fees
  • National Parks Pass (or entry fees)
  • Resort Fees (if required by any of your chosen hotels)


Economy car rental (17 days) with unlimited mileage, third party insurance and CDW – please ask for vehicle upgrades and full terms & conditions

Personalised digital destination guide & driving instructions (accessed via online/mobile app, and printable at home)


  • 16 nights

  • North America . USA . Georgia . Atlanta . Louisiana . New Orleans . Tennessee . Gatlinburg . Memphis . Nashville

  • International flights not included

From £2,136 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 17 days


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