Day 1: We begin our tour aboard our deluxe motorcoach, traveling to Kingsport, TN.
Day 2: We depart for Chattanooga and enjoy an exciting day of sightseeing in the area. We will visit Rock City Gardens on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. Inside Lookout Mountain enjoy a visit to thundering Ruby Falls. At 145 feet it is the world’s largest underground waterfall. Tonight we spend the night at the famous Choo-Choo Hotel, where we relax over a delicious dinner. (D)
Day 3: We continue south, enroute to our destination for the next three nights, New Orleans. We spend the next three nights in the heart of the French Quarter at the Wyndham Hotel. This evening we enjoy dinner. (D)
Day 4: An exciting day of sightseeing awaits us as we enjoy a guided tour of New Orleans. Our tour includes the French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and the Hurricane Cathedral flood area. Cruise the Mississippi River this afternoon on the Natchez Riverboat. Another dinner is included tonight. (D)
Day 5: This morning we step back in time and visit a southern plantation home, the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. We later visit Mardi Gras World to see the famous floats and learn the history of how Mardi Gras magic is made. The remainder of the day is free to explore New Orleans.
Day 6: A travel day finds us arriving in Memphis, TN, where we spend the night.
Day 7: We tour Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, before enjoying a taste of Memphis cuisine at the Central BBQ Restaurant. We continue to our home for the next two nights in Nashville. (L)
Day 8: We spend the morning touring Nashville, showcasing the homes of country music superstars as well as other famous landmarks. This afternoon we relax on a luncheon cruise aboard the General Jackson Showboat. Tonight we attend a performance at the Grand Ole Opry to complete an exciting day in Nashville. (L)
Day 9: We tour the Country Music Hall of Fame before beginning our trip home. We spend the night in Morristown, TN.
Day 10: We complete the last leg of our southern sojourn with fond memories of our time in New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville.