DAY 1 – START OF THE TOUR


 - Pre-tour meeting (7.30 AM)
 - Start of the tour
 - Talladega Super speedway museum
 - Lunch (around Birmingham AL)

 - visit to Jesse Owens Museum
 - Florence, Alabama - W. C Handy home and museum

 - Sheffield, Al - Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
 - Tuscumbia, AL - Alabama Music Hall Of Fame
 - Dinner
 - Hotel for overnight

(Hampton Inn, Florence, AL - Standard tour

Marriott Shoals Spa, Florence, AL - Luxury tour)

Travel time up to 4 hours

DAY 2 - ALABAMA TO MEMPHIS, TN

 

- Muscle Shoals, AL - FAME recording studio tour

- Natchez Trace Parkway to Tupelo, MS

- Tupelo, Automobile Museum

- Birth house of Elvis Presley tour

- Shopping in Western store, Olive Branch, MS

- Arrival in hotel

- Dinner and fun at the Beale street

- Hotel (La Quinta Inn & Suites, Memphis - Standard Tour

Hyatt Place Memphis Primacy Park - Luxury tour)

Travel time up to 3.5 hours

Muscle Shoals, Al
Muscle Shoals, Al
Muscle Shoals, Al

DAY 3 – MEMPHIS


 - Breakfast
 - Sun Records Studio Tour
 - Gibson guitar factory tour
 - Rock and Soul museum
 - Lunch
 - National Civil Rights Museum
 - (Alternative) visit to Graceland (tickets not provided for Standard tour)
 - Stax museum
 - W.C. Handy house and Museum
 - Dinner/Beale street
 - Return to hotel

(La Quinta Inn & Suites, Memphis - Standard Tour

Hyatt Place Memphis Primacy Park - Luxury tour)

Travel time up to 1 hour

DAY 4 – MEMPHIS TO CLARKSDALE


 - Visit to 2 cemeteries in Memphis
 - Visit to Memphis Minnie grave site
 - Visit to Delta Cultural Center and King Biscuit Radio

tour in West Helena AR
 - Lunch
 - Stop at Stovall Plantation
 - Visit to Delta Blues Museum
 - Other activities in Clarksdale (Crossroad;

Hopson Plantation, Riverside hotel)
 - Blues and rock museum
 - Dinner at Ground Zero blues club
 - Hotel (Ground zero apartments or alternative location - Standard tour

Gold Strike Casino Resort - Robinsonville, MS - Luxury tour - note: no free breakfast)

Travel time up to 2 hours

Day 5 – DELTA


 - Breakfast
 - Tutwiller to visit Sonny Boy Williamson II grave site
 - Po Monkey’s Lounge, Merigold
 - Cleveland, MS

 - Visit Dockery farms
 - Visit Robert Johnson grave site in Greenwood
 - Visit Elmore James grave site
 - Return to Indianola
 - Dinner in Indianola (Club Ebony or alternative location)
 - Hotel for overnight ("Blues Traveler Inn" Indianola- Standard tour

Harlow's Casino Resort & Spa, Greenville, MS - Luxury tour)

Travel time up to 4 hours

Day 6 – DELTA


 - Breakfast
 - Leland, MS – visit to Highway 61 museum

     (option- Jim Hanson museum - no tickets provided)
 - Greenville, MS (optional)
 - Charlie Patton grave site
 - Indianola
 - Visit BB King museum and his resting place
 - West Point, MS - Howlin' Wolf Museum
 - Dinner in West Point, MS or Tuscaloosa, AL
 - Overnight in Tuscaloosa, MS

    (Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tuscaloosa, AL  Standard tour

Hilton Garden Inn, Tuscaloosa, AL - Luxury tour)

Travel time up to 4.5 hours

Day 7 – ALABAMA


 - Breakfast
 - Moundville, AL - stop in Native American Museum
 - Selma, AL visiting historic bridge
 - Rosa Parks Museum in Birmingham AL
 - Hank Williams Museum in Birmingham AL

 - First Confederate White House Museum

 - visit to Commodores records studio in Tuskegee, AL
 - Overnight in Columbus, GA

(Holiday Inn, Columbus - Standard tour

The Hyatt Place Columbus - Luxury tour)

Travel time up to 4.5 hours

Day 8 – MACON TO ATLANTA


- Breakfast

- visit to Ma Rainey house and museum, her grave nearby
- Macon, GA
- Lunch in historic H&H restaurant
- Tour in Macon (Allman Brothers Band museum, cemetery, guided tour in Macon)
- Drive back to overnight hotel (dinner along the way)

Travel time up to 3.5 hours

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