DAY 1 – ARRIVAL


 - Airport meeting, check-in to hotel

(La Quinta Inn & Suites, Douglasville - Standard tour

Hyatt Place, Atlanta Galleria - Luxury tour)
 - dinner

Standard and Luxury tour details

Travel time: up to 1 hour

Pine Mountain Museum
Pine Mountain Museum
Pine Mountain Museum

Travel time: up to 1.5 hours

DAY 2 – JAT-LAG REST AND SHOPPING*


 - Breakfast
 - Initial meeting of the group
 - “Gone with the wind” museum visit, Marietta
 - Music equipment shopping (optional)
 - Lunch and coffee break
 - Stone Mountain park or Gold Mine museum in Villa Rica visit
 - Shopping
 - Dinner/blues bar visit
 - to hotel for overnight

(La Quinta Inn & Suites, Douglasville - Standard tour

Hyatt Place, Atlanta Galleria - Luxury tour)


 *this day will be light in activities and could be used as a spare day for late arrival of delayed flights without airport meeting.

DAY 3 – START OF THE TOUR


 - Breakfast
 - 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
 - Muscle Shoals, AL - FAME recording studio tour
 - Dinner
 - Hotel for overnight

(Hampton Inn, Florence, AL - Standard tour

Marriott Shoals Spa, Florence, AL - Luxury tour)

DAY 4 - ALABAMA TO MEMPHIS, TN

 

- Tuscumbia, AL - Alabama Music Hall Of Fame

- Natchez Trace Parkway to Tupelo, MS

- Tupelo, Automobile Museum

- Tour of the Birth house of Elvis Presley

- Shopping in Western store, Olive Branch, MS

- Arrival in hotel

- Dinner and fun at the Beale street

- Hotel (La Quinta Inn & Suites,  Southaven, MS  - Standard Tour; 

Home2 Suites by Hilton Memphis-Southaven - Luxury tour)

FAME recording studios
FAME recording studios
FAME recording studios
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Tupelo, Elvis
Tupelo, Elvis
Tupelo, Elvis

Travel time: up to 4 hours

Travel time: up to 3.5 hours

STAX
STAX
STAX

DAY 5 – 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, Southaven, MS - Standard Tour; 

Home2 Suites by Hilton Memphis-Southaven - Luxury tour)

Travel time: up to 1 hour

DAY 6 – MEMPHIS TO CLARKSDALE


  - Visit to Memphis Minnie grave site

  - Visit to Tunica welcome center and museum
 - Visit to Delta Cultural Center and King Biscuit Radio tour

    in West Helena AR
 - Lunch
 - Stop at Stovall Plantation
 - Visit to Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS
 - Other activities in Clarksdale (Crossroad)
 - Blues and rock museum, Clarksdale, MS
 - 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)

Day 7 – DELTA


 - Breakfast
 - Tutwiller to visit Sonny Boy Williamson II grave site
  - Cleveland - attend Baptist church service (live Gospel)

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

Belmont Plantation, Greenville, MS - Luxury tour)

Ground Zero Blues Club
Ground Zero Blues Club
Ground Zero Blues Club
Dockery Farms
Dockery Farms
Dockery Farms

Travel time: up to 2 hours

Travel time: up to 4 hours

Day 8 – DELTA

 - Breakfast
 - Leland – visit to Highway 61 museum

   (option- Jim Hanson museum - no tickets provided)
 - Greenville (optional)
 - Charlie Patton grave site visit
 - Indianola
 - Visit BB King museum and his resting

place
 - Visit to Blue Front Café
 - Drive to Vicksburg
 - Visit to Coca Cola museum
 - Visit to Vicksburg National Cemetery
 - Dinner
 - Hotel for overnight

(Fairfield Inn, Vicsburg, MS - Standard tour

Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg - Luxury tour;

note: no free breakfast)

Travel time: up to 2.5 hours

B B King Museum, Indianola, MS
B B King Museum, Indianola, MS
B B King Museum, Indianola, MS

Day 9 – DOWN TO NEW ORLEANS


 - Breakfast
 - Robert Johnson Museum visit
 - Robert Johnson birthplace
 - Lunch
 - Slidell, LA
 - Check in hotel (Candlewood Suites, Slidell Northshores - Standard tour

Wingate by Wyndham, Slidell - Luxury tour)
 - Evening in New Orleans/dinner
 - Return to hotel for overnight

Day 10 – NEW ORLEANS TO GULF SHORES AL


 - Breakfast
 - Visit to museums/city tour with a guide
 - Lunch
 - Gulf Shores, AL
 - Check in hotel (Holiday Inn Express, Gulf Shores, AL - standard tour

Hilton Garden Inn Orange Beach Beachfront - Luxury tour)

 - Dinner
 - Return to hotel for overnight

Day 11 – GULF SHORES AL TO COLUMBUS GA


 - Breakfast
 - Morning on the coast
 - Lunch
 - Montgomery AL
 - Visit to various places in Montgomery (Rosa Parks museum, Hank Williams museum)

 - Stop at Commodores Record Studio, on the way to Columbus, GA
 - Hotel (Holiday Inn, Columbus - Standard tour

The Hyatt Place Columbus - Luxury tour)

Day 12 – MACON TO ATLANTA


- Breakfast

- visit to Ma Rainey house and museum, her grave nearby
- Macon GA
- Lunch in H&H
- Tour in Macon (Allman Brothers Band museum, cemetery,

   guided tour in Macon)
- Drive back to overnight hotel (Dinner along the way)

(La Quinta Inn & Suites, Douglasville - Standard tour

Hyatt Place, Atlanta Galleria - Luxury tour)

Gulf Shores, Al
Gulf Shores, Al
Gulf Shores, Al
Macon, Ga
Macon, Ga
Macon, Ga
Allman Brothers Band Museum, Macon, Ga
Allman Brothers Band Museum, Macon, Ga
Allman Brothers Band Museum, Macon, Ga

Travel time: up to 4.5 hours

Travel time: up to 3 hours

Travel time: up to 5 hours

Travel time: up to 4 hours

Day 13 – END OF THE TOUR


-  Breakfast
-  End of the Tour meeting
-  Transport to the airport

Luxury tour includes free access to wi-fi during the trip (with some limitations) and luxury hotels. Luxury hotels are listed in standard tour as alternative hotel.

 

Elite tour includes hotels by the choice, unlimited wi-fi access in our vehicle, alternative activities, casinos, private fly-overs in Atlanta, reservation of the restaurants and limo services by request. Elite tours might include third party providers.

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