A must for all music lovers, this 14 night fly drive holiday begins in New Orleans, the jewel in the southern state of Louisiana and concludes in Memphis, the home of Elvis and birthplace of the blues.
Your fly drive includes:
- Round trip scheduled flights
- Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
- Accommodations as stated
- Personalised Road Book
Day 01 - Arrive New Orleans
Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to New Orleans. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.
Hotel: Le Meridien New Orleans
Day 02 - New Orleans
Welcome to the ‘Big Easy’. Today, you have a full day to explore the city. Visit the French Quarter, stroll along the narrow streets, visit the jazz clubs and experience Creole and Cajun cooking at its best. Ride the famed ‘Streetcar named Desire’, walk through the historic garden district or take a paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River.
Hotel: Le Meridien New Orleans
Driving Distance - 166Mi/267Km
Day 03 & Day 04 - Point Clear
This morning’s short drive along the coastline brings you into Alabama and the impressive Grand Hotel Marriott Resort Golf Club & Spa. Spend two nights enjoying the resort's two fabulous golf courses, relaxing in the European-style spa and swimming in one of the resort's two outdoor pools. If you can pull yourself away from the resort there are many attractions close by.
Driving Distance - 112Mi/180Km
Day 05 - Destin
Your journey today takes you along historic Route 10, into the western Florida Panhandle. Skirting along the coast, you may choose to stop in Pensacola before arriving at your beach resort in Destin. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach or explore more of Florida’s breathtaking coastline and small towns.
Hotel: Hilton Sandestin Beach & Golf Resort
Driving Distance - 186Mi/299Km
Day 06 - Montgomery
Journeying northwest, today you venture back into Alabama. We suggest a stop at Monroeville, home of Harper Lee, author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, before arriving in Montgomery. Whilst in the state capital, perhaps visit the Rosa Parks Museum and learn more about the Civil Rights Movement and tour the King Memorial Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached his message of hope and brotherhood.
Driving Distance - 84Mi/135Km
Day 07 & Day 08 - Hoover & Birmingham
Just a short journey today through the central region of Alabama to the rolling hills and beautiful scenery of Birmingham’s countryside. Sitting in the quaint town of Hoover, Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort boasts the third longest golf course in the world. This Robert Trent Jones Course is surrounded by sweeping hills and offers challenging holes. Away from the courses, stimulate your senses at the spa or relax by the signature pool. A visit to the state's largest city, Birmingham, offers attractions including The Civil Rights Institute, Barber Vintage Motorsport’s Museum and Kelly Ingram Park.
Driving Distance - 126Mi/202Km
Day 09 & Day 10 - Florence
Today it’s on to the northern tip of Alabama and the last of its superb resorts. Set in the Tennessee River Valley, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa has retained the area's beauty in the design of the resort. Just minutes from the hotel are two Robert Trent Jones Trail courses which attract players of all levels and skill. Take a trip to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, WC Handy’s Birthplace and Museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House.
Hotel: Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
Driving Distance - 122Mi/196Km
Day 11 & Day 12 - Nashville
Cross the border into Tennessee, and head toward the home of Country Music. During your stay in Nashville visit the Grand Ole Opry, the Wildhorse Saloon and the Ryman Auditorium. A paddlewheeler cruise down the Cumberland River offers the sights of the waterway's historic heritage and is great fun. If you have time for shopping drop by Opry Mills, combining outlet and boutique shopping opportunities.
Hotel: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Driving Distance - 215Mi/346Km
Day 13 & Day 14 - Memphis
Switching from country music to the home of the blues, today brings you to Memphis. Visit Mud Island, a unique 52 acre park showcasing America’s greatest river, the Mississippi. No one should ever visit Memphis without going to Graceland where the Lisa Marie airplane can also be viewed, or Sun Studios, where Elvis recorded some of his earliest music.
Hotel: The Peabody
Day 15 - Journey Home
Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before making your way to Memphis Airport, to return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.
From £2,699.00 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.
A one way drop off fee on the car hire is not included and is payable locally.
For more information call 01243 779 737
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