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

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)

Travel time: up to 4 hours

Travel time: up to 3.5 hours

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)

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

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)

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.