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    A Southern Story: Sounds and Specialties

    YOUR ESCORTED ADVENTURE HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

    Scheduled flights | 7 nights accommodation | Exclusive travel information pack

    Prices from £3,323

A Southern Story: Sounds and Specialties.

Escorted adventure tour.

A Southern Story: Sounds and Specialties highlights the sounds, history and cuisine of the Deep South. We travel from New Orleans to Birmingham, Alabama and get a behind-the-scenes look into what makes this region culturally and historically rich.

Explore New Orleans cuisine and idiosyncrasies, the origin of American music in Memphis, Nashville and Muscle Shoals, and the importance of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham.

Operates 12th April, 10th May, 13th September and 18th October 2019

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DISCOVER THE DEEP SOUTH YOUR WAY.

Take it as you see it or change it to suit. All C.N.A. holidays can be tailored to suit your own tastes & budget.

All our holidays offer complete financial protection and you will receive a uniquely personalised travelling pack to ensure you get the most from your adventure.


8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS

Day 1
New Orleans

Group members who are not on a pre-tour will arrive today.

This evening, mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by your Tour Manager, a destination specialist.


Day 2
New Orleans

Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically rich destinations.

This morning we’ll visit some of the city’s varied neighbourhoods and meet the locals who’ll engage you with fascinating stories of “their” New Orleans. The Garden District homes are still known by the names of the families that built them over a century ago, and the Tremé is a vital American landmark for African-American and Creole culture. There are 20 historic districts on the National Register in New Orleans, more than any other city in the United States .

There’s no better way to get acquainted with a city than by tasting some of its acclaimed foods, so this afternoon, we’ll experience New Orleans through its cuisine. Our walking and tasting tour of the French Quarter, led by a local culinary expert, will teach us to appreciate the differences between Creole and Cajun cooking, and of the varied ethnic influences that contribute to New Orleans cuisine.

The evening is free to enjoy some of New Orlean’s vibrant nightlife.


Day 3
New Orleans – Jackson – Memphis

We’ll depart for Memphis this morning, visiting Jackson, the capital of Mississippi en route.

Memphis is the home of American blues music, legendary musicians, famous barbecue and historic landmarks. We’ll enjoy a little bit of each during our stay, beginning with a visit to Sun Studio, the birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll, followed by a visit to the Rock ‘n Soul Museum. The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from its beginnings in the 1930s, to its global musical influence of today.

Tonight, stroll along iconic Beale St, for a dose of authentic blues, soul and rock n’ roll at one of the many music clubs where you can dance to the wee hours.


Day 4
Memphis

No trip to Memphis would be complete without a tour of Graceland. Purchased in 1957, Graceland was home to the King of Rock ‘n Roll until his death in 1977. It is one of the most visited homes in the United States, second only to the White House.

Our Experience Tour will include the Mansion, exhibits showcasing Elvis’ career, his automobiles, his wardrobe, his gold records and much more from the Graceland Archives.

What peaks your interest more? A walking tour of Memphis that includes authentic, mouth-watering BBQ like dry-rubbed or saucy ribs, and pulled pork with a sprinkling of history and culture? Or – visiting the Gibson Guitar Factory for an intimate viewing of Gibson’s skilled Luthiers crafting some of the finest guitars in the world? The choice is yours and neither experience will disappoint as a local BBQ connoisseur and guitar craftsman impart their knowledge on your preferred program.


Day 5
Memphis – Nashville 

Upon arrival in Nashville, we’ll visit Ryman Auditorium, most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 — 1974. A special Backstage Tour has been arranged for the group.

Learn how the Ryman became known as the “Carnegie Hall of the South” and get to stand on the stage and in the wings, soaking up every drop of music history in the very spaces where Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Katharine Hepburn and so many others stood under the lights. You’ll even have the chance to take home your own Ryman Records CD that you record in the Ryman Recording Studio.

After dinner, enjoy the area between Broadway and 2nd Avenue, filled with entertainment venues, and night clubs, known locally as “honky tonks”.


Day 6
Nashville

The choice of activity is yours this morning.

Enjoy a driving tour through the neighbourhoods of country music greats and famous Nashvillians who call Music City USA their home. See the homes of such stars as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Milsap, and more. Or visit Belle Meade Plantation, where you’ll tour the Mansion, gardens and outbuildings of the Plantation once known as the “Queen of Southern Plantations”.

In the afternoon we’ll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and tour Historic RCA Studio B – where Elvis and others recorded over 35,000 songs.

The night is yours to enjoy more of the local music and entertainment venues.


Day 7
Nashville – Muscle Shoals – Birmingham

The music of Muscle Shoals is some of the most important and resonant of all time. “I’ll Take You There,” “Brown Sugar,” “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Mustang Sally,” “”Kodachrome,” and “Freebird” are just a few of the tens of thousands of tracks created there. While in Muscle Shoals we’ll see FAME Studios, home of the Muscle Shoals Sound, it is among the elite in American musical history.

We’ll also visit the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to discover the stories behind the songs from Alabama’s music legends.

We’ll end the day in Birmingham, which gained national and international attention as a centre of activity during the Civil Rights Movement.

Bring an empty stomach to the table tonight for our final night dinner because there’s nothin’ like authentic Alabama BBQ from Dreamland, cooked up low and slow.


Day 8
Birmingham – Atlanta

We’ll tour the heart of Birmingham’s Civil Rights District this morning to see important sites in the city’s fight for Civil Rights and we’ll visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute where a series of galleries tells the stories of daily life for African-Americans, the Civil Rights Movement and the “walk to freedom”.

We’ll arrive Atlanta late afternoon for airport and city drop-offs.

HOTELS:

New Orleans -Troubador

Memphis – Hotel Napoleon

Nashville – Hotel Indigo

Birmingham – Hotel Highland

*Similar hotels may be substituted on specific dates

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled Flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Accommodation – 7 nights as mentioned or similar.
  • Welcome Reception
  • 1 Dinner
  • Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional Tour Manager

Sightseeing to include:

  • New Orleans
  • Memphis
  • Nashville
  • Muscle Shoals and Birmingham including the following sites:
  • New Orleans historic districts
  • Rock ‘n Soul Museum
  • Sun Studio
  • Ryman
  • Auditorium
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • RCA Studio B
  • Fame Studio
  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame
  • Civil Rights Institute
  • Experiences to include:
  • French Quarter Food Tour
  • Memphis’ Beale St.
  • Graceland Experience Tour
  • Memphis Food Tour or Gibson Guitar Factory
  • Nashville’s Broadway
  • Country Music Stars’ Homes Driving Tour or Belle Meade Plantation
  • Soul Food Dinner

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

cna-document-pack

C.N.A Deep South

Our Deep South fly drive really does offer something very unique. Everything about this itinerary oozes exciting experiences, from the strong music theme that runs throughout to the typically southern lodging experiences to the magnificent cities

VIEW FLY DRIVE »

Tastes and Sounds of the South

Journey through America’s south, hear soothing soul music or simply savour a Southern style reception on this 9 day escorted tour, visiting Nashville, Memphis, Natchez and New Orleans!

EXPLORE TOUR »

Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

For applications and full information on the scheme please only visit – Official Canadian Government eTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the eTA scheme or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Our holidays are too personalised and hand-crafted to book online. Please call during our office hours or provide us with some information below and we will get right on it so we can help you discover your next adventure.

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Opening Hours

Monday – Friday : 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

E: enquiry@completenorthamerica.com
P: 0115 9610590

1. DEPARTURE DATE

2. Duration
 

 

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3-7

 

8 - 14 nights

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15 - 21 nights

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22 nights +

22 +


 

3. TRAVEL PLANS

4. WHAT IS YOUR APPROXIMATE BUDGETED TOTAL HOLIDAY COST
 

 

< £5,000

<5k

 

£5,000 - £10,000

5-10k

 

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10-15k

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A Southern Story: Sounds and Specialties highlights the sounds, history and cuisine of the Deep South. We travel from New Orleans to Birmingham, Alabama and get a behind-the-scenes look into what makes this region culturally and historically rich.

Explore New Orleans cuisine and idiosyncrasies, the origin of American music in Memphis, Nashville and Muscle Shoals, and the importance of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham.

8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS

Day 1
New Orleans

Group members who are not on a pre-tour will arrive today.

This evening, mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by your Tour Manager, a destination specialist.


Day 2
New Orleans

Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically rich destinations.

This morning we’ll visit some of the city’s varied neighbourhoods and meet the locals who’ll engage you with fascinating stories of “their” New Orleans. The Garden District homes are still known by the names of the families that built them over a century ago, and the Tremé is a vital American landmark for African-American and Creole culture. There are 20 historic districts on the National Register in New Orleans, more than any other city in the United States .

There’s no better way to get acquainted with a city than by tasting some of its acclaimed foods, so this afternoon, we’ll experience New Orleans through its cuisine. Our walking and tasting tour of the French Quarter, led by a local culinary expert, will teach us to appreciate the differences between Creole and Cajun cooking, and of the varied ethnic influences that contribute to New Orleans cuisine.

The evening is free to enjoy some of New Orlean’s vibrant nightlife.


Day 3
New Orleans – Jackson – Memphis

We’ll depart for Memphis this morning, visiting Jackson, the capital of Mississippi en route.

Memphis is the home of American blues music, legendary musicians, famous barbecue and historic landmarks. We’ll enjoy a little bit of each during our stay, beginning with a visit to Sun Studio, the birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll, followed by a visit to the Rock ‘n Soul Museum. The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from its beginnings in the 1930s, to its global musical influence of today.

Tonight, stroll along iconic Beale St, for a dose of authentic blues, soul and rock n’ roll at one of the many music clubs where you can dance to the wee hours.


Day 4
Memphis

No trip to Memphis would be complete without a tour of Graceland. Purchased in 1957, Graceland was home to the King of Rock ‘n Roll until his death in 1977. It is one of the most visited homes in the United States, second only to the White House.

Our Experience Tour will include the Mansion, exhibits showcasing Elvis’ career, his automobiles, his wardrobe, his gold records and much more from the Graceland Archives.

What peaks your interest more? A walking tour of Memphis that includes authentic, mouth-watering BBQ like dry-rubbed or saucy ribs, and pulled pork with a sprinkling of history and culture? Or – visiting the Gibson Guitar Factory for an intimate viewing of Gibson’s skilled Luthiers crafting some of the finest guitars in the world? The choice is yours and neither experience will disappoint as a local BBQ connoisseur and guitar craftsman impart their knowledge on your preferred program.


Day 5
Memphis – Nashville 

Upon arrival in Nashville, we’ll visit Ryman Auditorium, most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 — 1974. A special Backstage Tour has been arranged for the group.

Learn how the Ryman became known as the “Carnegie Hall of the South” and get to stand on the stage and in the wings, soaking up every drop of music history in the very spaces where Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Katharine Hepburn and so many others stood under the lights. You’ll even have the chance to take home your own Ryman Records CD that you record in the Ryman Recording Studio.

After dinner, enjoy the area between Broadway and 2nd Avenue, filled with entertainment venues, and night clubs, known locally as “honky tonks”.


Day 6
Nashville

The choice of activity is yours this morning.

Enjoy a driving tour through the neighbourhoods of country music greats and famous Nashvillians who call Music City USA their home. See the homes of such stars as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Milsap, and more. Or visit Belle Meade Plantation, where you’ll tour the Mansion, gardens and outbuildings of the Plantation once known as the “Queen of Southern Plantations”.

In the afternoon we’ll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and tour Historic RCA Studio B – where Elvis and others recorded over 35,000 songs.

The night is yours to enjoy more of the local music and entertainment venues.


Day 7
Nashville – Muscle Shoals – Birmingham

The music of Muscle Shoals is some of the most important and resonant of all time. “I’ll Take You There,” “Brown Sugar,” “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Mustang Sally,” “”Kodachrome,” and “Freebird” are just a few of the tens of thousands of tracks created there. While in Muscle Shoals we’ll see FAME Studios, home of the Muscle Shoals Sound, it is among the elite in American musical history.

We’ll also visit the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to discover the stories behind the songs from Alabama’s music legends.

We’ll end the day in Birmingham, which gained national and international attention as a centre of activity during the Civil Rights Movement.

Bring an empty stomach to the table tonight for our final night dinner because there’s nothin’ like authentic Alabama BBQ from Dreamland, cooked up low and slow.


Day 8
Birmingham – Atlanta

We’ll tour the heart of Birmingham’s Civil Rights District this morning to see important sites in the city’s fight for Civil Rights and we’ll visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute where a series of galleries tells the stories of daily life for African-Americans, the Civil Rights Movement and the “walk to freedom”.

We’ll arrive Atlanta late afternoon for airport and city drop-offs.

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled Flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
    • Accommodation – 7 nights as mentioned or similar.
    • Welcome Reception
    • 1 Dinner
    • Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional Tour Manager

    Sightseeing to include:

    • New Orleans
    • Memphis
    • Nashville
    • Muscle Shoals and Birmingham including the following sites:
    • New Orleans historic districts
    • Rock ‘n Soul Museum
    • Sun Studio
    • Ryman
    • Auditorium
    • Country Music Hall of Fame
    • RCA Studio B
    • Fame Studio
    • Alabama Music Hall of Fame
    • Civil Rights Institute
    • Experiences to include:
    • French Quarter Food Tour
    • Memphis’ Beale St.
    • Graceland Experience Tour
    • Memphis Food Tour or Gibson Guitar Factory
    • Nashville’s Broadway
    • Country Music Stars’ Homes Driving Tour or Belle Meade Plantation
    • Soul Food Dinner

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

cna-document-pack

Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

For applications and full information on the scheme please only visit – Official Canadian Government eTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the eTA scheme or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Our holidays are too personalised and hand-crafted to book online. Please call during our office hours or provide us with some information below and we will get right on it so we can help you discover your next adventure.

complete-north-america-nottingham-travel-agents

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday : 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

E: enquiry@completenorthamerica.com
P: 0115 9610590

1. DEPARTURE DATE

2. Duration
 

 

3 - 7 nights

3-7

 

8 - 14 nights

8-14

 

15 - 21 nights

15-21

22 nights +

22 +


 

3. TRAVEL PLANS

4. WHAT IS YOUR APPROXIMATE BUDGETED TOTAL HOLIDAY COST
 

 

< £5,000

<5k

 

£5,000 - £10,000

5-10k

 

£10,000 - £15,000

10-15k

£15,000 +

15k+


 

5. YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS
 

 

6. How did you find us?

 

 

*Required


Just returned from a Deep South Holiday with your company and all the travel arrangements were excellent and all the hotels were first class.This is the second time we have used your company for an holiday and we would have no problems using you again

Robinson Party (Deep South) -

We did the “Deep South” trip that included Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana and had a wonderful time. All the hotels were fine, but the Monmouth Plantation in Natchez was exceptional both for comfort and service. Make sure you stay there if in Natchez. Good night life particularly in Nashville and New Orleans.

Groves Party (Deep South) -

Thanks for your help in planning our recent holiday in the Deep South. We particularly enjoyed the CNN HQ, the Civil Rights museum, the tour of Graceland, the Hall of Fame in Nashville the great musical city of New Orleans and so much more…

The Bush Party (Deep South) -

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