Southern Charm & the Western Caribbean

from 

AU$7,799

per person
 
Duration: 16 Nights
Destination: Nashville, USA
Region: North America
Deal Code: PABUEJS

 

 

Description

Join us for a little jazz, home cookin' from local Southerners, country music, and a whole lot of Rock 'n' Roll on this inspiring American South tour showcasing the rich culture of Memphis, Nashville, Natchez, and New Orleans, plus a trip to Elvis’ iconic Graceland.

Then, leave the Big Easy behind for this weeklong cruise in the Caribbean. Your first stop is Cozumel on the coast of Mexico's beautiful Yucatán Peninsula. The day is yours to snorkel, dive fabulous reefs, explore the jungle in an ATV, relax poolside at a beach club, or visit an ancient Mayan temple. Experience sun, fun and sand in Harvest Caye, the premier resort-style destination in Belize - cool off with a drink at the swim-up bar. And while in Costa Maya, ponder the lives of the ancient Mayans as you explore fascinating ruins, or opt instead to snorkel the second-largest barrier reef in the world.


Your Fly, Tour & Cruise Includes:

  • $1000 flight credit
  • 10 day Tastes and Sounds of the South guided holiday with Trafalgar, Nashville to New Orleans
  • Includes 9 nights accommodation, 14 meals, on-trip transport, select sightseeing plus more
  • 7 night Western Caribbean cruise onboard Norwegian Breakaway, New Orleans return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Port charges & fees

Pricing is based on per person twin share for travel 31 March – 16 April 2023

**Other dates available, a surcharge may apply

**Single traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details


Tastes & Sounds of the South Itinerary:

Day 1  Howdy Nashville

The beating heart of America's Music City will chart your pace as you prepare to embark on a leisurely pilgrimage to discover the tastes and sounds of the South. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. 

Hotel - Sheraton Grand Nashville

Included Meals - Welcome Reception

Day 2  Hear The Rhythm Of Nashville

The famous Nashville Sound comes alive this morning as RCA Studio B reveals the legends of Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison. Dive Into Culture and gain insights into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of original Cash tunes with one of Johnny's family members. Our acoustic journey continues with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see Elvis' Solid Gold Cadillac limousine and Jim Reeves' tuxedo jacket. Then, you will have the opportunity to watch the Grand Ole Opry.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 3  Discover The History Of The Nashville Sound

Continue our discovery of Nashville on a Your Choice sightseeing experience, exploring either the Johnny Cash Museum or the Ryman Auditorium. With an afternoon on your own, amble through Broadway's honky-tonk scene or perhaps enjoy the gut-busting flavours of homegrown hot chicken or biscuits.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 4  Sway To The Blues Of Memphis

Head to Memphis' famous Beale Street, the birthplace of Blues, Soul, and Rock 'n' Roll, for a tour where we'll meet a musician and Local Specialist to learn about the musical heritage of Memphis. Continue your Memphis sightseeing with a visit to the Lorraine Motel where civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was tragically assassinated and one of the most significant locations of the Civil Rights Movement. Then explore one of the most significant sites in town and one of the premier heritage and cultural museums, the National Civil Rights Museum. “Walk through history” in interactive exhibits that show how the heroes and lessons from the civil rights movement continue to impact equality all over the world. Enjoy a Regional Dinner of Southern cuisine this evening, capping off your tour of Memphis, past and present.

Hotel - Hu

Included Meals - Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Day 5  Visit The Home Of The King

Worship at the altar of the King, Elvis Presley, and head to Graceland, paying tribute to the man who changed the face of American popular music and culture. Then, pay a visit to Sun Studios, which sought to immortalize the raw energy of Beale Street, recording the first Rock 'n' Roll single in 1951. This evening is free.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 6  Taste Southern Charm In Natchez

Kick off the day’s sightseeing with a musical morning at the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum exploring the blues, country, and gospel of the rural South before leaving for Natchez, Mississippi. Follow the path of the famous Natchez Trace scenic road, originally established as a footpath by Native Americans and later used by explorers, traders and travelers. You’ll arrive in Natchez on the banks of the Mississippi, surrounded by the antebellum homes. The best way to experience Natchez is with a taste of Southern hospitality and you’ll experience all this and more at tonight’s memorable Be My Guest experience at one of the region’s beautiful historic, private homes for a meal. Connect With Locals as hosts who have lived in the area for generations open their doors and share their stories as you enjoy backyard cocktails like Planter’s Punch paired with elevated Southern fare. 

Hotel - Magnolia Bluffs

Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest

Day 7  Sample The Flavours Of New Orleans

Today your travels take you deeper into an important part of Southern history. On this morning’s visit to a working cotton plantation, Frogmore Plantation and Gins, learn about Natchez planters and slavery in the South. Tour the property boasting 19 restored antebellum structures and equipment dating from the early 1800's including a Smithsonian quality steam gin listed on the National Register. You’ll learn how cotton was made and most importantly gain a better understanding of slavery in the South. Your tour brings you back into the present with a stop at its currently operating 900 bales-per-day cotton gin. Next up: The Big Easy, where we will be stopping for the evening.

Hotel - Sheraton New Orleans

Included Meals - Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Day 8  Venture Into New Orleans

Let the good times roll in New Orleans today, tracing the cosmopolitan history of one of America's oldest cities with a Local Specialist, stopping at City Park and one of the ornate above-ground cemeteries. Spend the afternoon soaking up the laid-back vibes of The Big Easy. The afternoon is yours to explore on your own.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 9  Entice Your Senses In New Orleans

Today is yours to explore the French, Spanish and Creole sights and sounds of New Orleans. If you're feeling adventurous, visit Marie Laveau's Historic Voodoo Museum. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

After a short motorcoach ride across the Mississippi River, take a fascinating boat trip into the Louisiana swamps and bayous through part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park – Barataria Preserve. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and you will discover how the seafood from these bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes! Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Transportation included. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours

Day 10  Until Next Time New Orleans

For now, it's ‘Au Revoir' New Orleans, but not ‘Adieu'. Take a transfer to New Orleans International Airport or extend your stay in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Western Caribbean Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

09 Apr 23

New Orleans, USA - Embark

-

4.00 pm

10 Apr 23

At Sea

-

-

11 Apr 23

Cozumel, Mexico (Tender Port)

8.00 am

5.00 pm

12 Apr 23

Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras (Tender Port)

8.00 am

5.00 pm

13 Apr 23

Harvest Caye, Belize (Tender Port)

8.00 am

5.00 pm

14 Apr 23

Costa Maya, Mexico

7.00 am

2.00 pm

15 Apr 23

At Sea

-

-

16 Apr 23

New Orleans, USA - Disembark

7.00 am

-

 

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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 22 July 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.