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Elegant Resorts

ELEGANT JOURNEYS

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Music & Drink in the Deep South

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Journey Highlights

The Deep South has given the world so many cultural and historical icons and this tailor-made journey allows you to uncover the true essence of this rich region. Follow the trail of the American Civil Rights Movement, sip cocktails in New Orleans and visit the source of Soul, Jazz and Blues music. Starting in Nashville, you’ll enjoy VIP access of the USA’s ‘friendliest city’, including major attractions such as the Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry and an exclusive whisky-tasting. At Elvis’ famous home, Graceland, you’ll have the honour of a private tour and dinner in The King’s own dining room.

Luxury City Breaks Culture & History
Perfect for:

Music lovers and foodies

Guide Price:

Prices are available upon request

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Your journey at a glance

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    2 nights Tennessee, United States of America
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    Nashville Whiskey and Country Music , United States of America
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    2 nights Culinary Nashville and Musical Memphis, United States of America
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    Memphis History, United States of America
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    1 night Memphis to Mississippi , United States of America
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    2 nights New Orleans Arrival, United States of America
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    New Orleans for Foodies and Jazz Lovers, United States of America
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The Deep South enjoys a true year-round climate with the summer months reaching higher temperatures and enjoying hours of sunshine. Guests may find it more comfortable to travel either side of the summer but for some the heat will surely add to their appreciation of Southern culture and traditions.

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Tennessee, United States of America

Staying at

The Hermitage Hotel

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Tennessee has many claims to fame, but being the US state with the most state songs is one of its proudest. Given Tennessee’s intrinsic history with American music, it doesn’t seem surprising that this state’s heart beats to the sound of country and rock and roll tunes. Tennessee’s twin heavyweights, Nashville and Memphis, dominate the soundtrack, skyline and soul of Tennessee. The Country Music Hall of Fame, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, honky-tonk history and the Great Smoky Mountains ensure your time in Tennessee is packed with wonderous sounds and sights. Follow in Elvis’ blue-suede footsteps on Beale Street, explore the acoustic artistry of Johnny Cash and pay homage to Nashville’s first lady of country music, Dolly Parton. Of course, Tennessee’s rich musical heritage is anything but a thing of the past, having birthed such stars as Kings of Leon, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake, giving Tennessee a timeless appeal.

Highlights

Enjoy a tour of the world famous Country Music Hall of Fame with a private tour of RCA Studio B where some of the most famous acts, including Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson, once recorded. In the evening you'll enjoy a VIP tour of the Grand Ole Opry, including a backstage pass to meet some of the evening's performers.

Staying at

The Hermitage Hotel

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From the moment you arrive at the historic Hermitage Hotel you’ll appreciate the rich ancestry this imposing hotel enjoys. As Nashville’s oldest luxury hotel, dating back to 1901, The Hermitage Hotel has been the setting for many of the city’s most significant social events and remains its grandest character building. Having once been the setting for the annual Country Music Association’s annual meeting, the hotel has hosted music royalty such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams among others. Furthermore, The Hermitage Hotel the preferred choice of American Presidents, a tradition dating back to 1911.

Despite the magnificence of the hotel’s façade and interior design, the hotel’s ambience is one of relaxed luxury. Each unique aspect of The Hermitage Hotel has been designed to reflect Nashville’s natural hospitality and famous history, including turndown chocolates provided by local chocolatier Olive & Sinclair and Tennessee marble throughout. In the legendary Oak Bar, the unique menus have long been the source of local pride. Designed and printed by Hatch Show Print, one of the country’s oldest working letterpress shops, the menus are a true Nashville icon and a perfect match for the hotel’s fabulous, flavoursome food. The Oak Bar also boasts the city’s largest collection of bourbon, with over 130 bottles on display.

The Hermitage Hotel’s central location ensures you’re perfectly placed to explore all of the city’s musical and cultural heritage with ease.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Nashville's true heritage hotel
  • Feature:Central location
  • Rooms:122 rooms
  • Location:United States of America
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Nashville Whiskey and Country Music , United States of America

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Leave the city to explore the Deep South's rolling hills to discover the region's famed whiskey country. With a private tour of a distillery you'll sample the local flavour, before enjoying some home-style Southern cooking. After lunch, you'll head back to Nashville for a private tour of the famous Ryman Auditorium. You'll meet a Nashville musician and listen to some country music in its heartland.

Highlights

Sample Tennessee whiskey at a private distillery tour, enjoy Southern-style cooking and a private tour of the Ryman Auditorium

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Culinary Nashville and Musical Memphis, United States of America

Staying at

The Peabody

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Start the day with a culinary tour of Nashville, with a 'good ole country breakfast' before visiting the Johnny Cash Musuem to learn about 'the man in black' who brought the world Ring of Fire and 'I Walk The Line'. At lunch, you'll enjoy Nashville's famous hot-chicken before hitting the road and heading to Memphis, following a trail blazed by so many musicians. In the evening you'll go behind the scenes at Sun Studio, where Elvis Presely recorded his earliest songs and found global fame.

Highlights

Enjoy a culinary tour of Nashville before visiting the legendary Johnny Cash Museum and visit Sun Studio in Memphis, where Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash once recorded.

Staying at

The Peabody

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Originally opened in 1869, The Peabody Memphis has undergone many changes over the past century, yet still retains a sense of authentic charm. Nestled in downtown Memphis, close to the iconic Beale Street, guests are welcomed by grand Italian Renaissance architecture with plush rooms and suites boasting traditionally charming décor. Award-winning restaurants serve indulgent cuisine, including innovative French cuisine at Chez Philippe and the American delights of Capriccio Grill, whilst evenings can be spent at The Lobby Bar, often referered to as the "living room of Memphis”. Not to be forgotten, The Peabody Ducks are truly legendary in this historic hotel, having been introduced to the Peabody Fountain in the 1930s — they’ve now been marching through the hotel lobby for nearly 90 years and are adored by guests old and new.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Historic hotel celebrating Memphis' past and present
  • Feature:The Peabody Ducks have been hotel icons since the 1930s
  • Rooms:464 rooms and suites
  • Location:United States of America
  • Nearest airport:Memphis International Airport
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Memphis History, United States of America

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Aside from the musical pedigree and culinary heritage, one of the most important aspects of the Deep South's history is the Civil Rights struggle. Visit the Civil Rights Museum before taking a tour of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the only surviving museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of American Soul music. Next, you'll travel to Graceland, the iconic home of 'The King' Elvis Presley. You'll enjoy a VIP after-hours tour and a special private dinner.

Highlights

Visit the Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music and a VIP Tour of Graceland, the private home of Elvis Presley.

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Memphis to Mississippi , United States of America

Staying at

Monmouth Historic Inn

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Hot, dry summers and a long lazy river are Mississippi’s signature. The birthplace of music in America and cultural icons such as Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Freeman, Tennessee Williams and, of course, Elvis Presley, Mississippi has made an indelible mark on the history and landscape of the USA. Known as ‘The Hospitality State’, Mississippi makes guests feel like locals by providing a feast of music, soul and hearty cuisine. Step back in time, sail down the magnificent watery namesake and feel the beat of the blues in magical Mississippi.

Highlights

You'll travel from Memphis along the Mississippi River, following the famous Blues Trail. Stopping off at vital landmarks of Blues music history including the BB King museum.

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Monmouth Historic Inn

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Step back in time to antebellum living at Monmouth Historic Inn. Dating back to 1818, this historic home is set in 26 acres of beautiful gardens and has been elegantly restored to reflect 19th century grandeur and definitive Southern charm. Canopy covered beds, dark woods, a wealth of art work and free-standing baths in private bathrooms add a sense of refined glamour while the warm, welcoming nature of Southern hospitality ensures impeccable service. Monmouth Historic Inn comprises a selection of decadent suites and seven outbuildings, repurposed as cottages and guest homes. Tour the historic home’s perfectly manicured gardens, sip mint juleps and dine at 1818 restaurant, boasting an authentically Southern menu. The hotel is located in Nanchez, Mississippi, the oldest city on the Mississippi River. Picnics are available for guests to dine in the hotel grounds, for a romantic and laid-back afternoon.


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:A grand antebellum home
  • Feature:26 acres of manicured gardens
  • Rooms:30 rooms
  • Location:United States of America
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New Orleans Arrival, United States of America

Staying at

Windsor Court Hotel

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Highlights

Arriving in New Orleans you'll soak up the city's party culture with a private mixology class, learning about the history of the town and its own specialist cocktail culture.

Staying at

Windsor Court Hotel

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Moments away from New Orleans’ famous French Quarter, Windsor Court Hotel is a picture of traditional American style with rich French-inspired interiors. However, an English essence runs through the veins of this hotel, with a delicate afternoon high tea and an extensive English art collection some of its most iconic features. Stroll through the classic brick courtyard and antique-adorned lobby, before retiring to your sumptuous room or suite to unwind after a day of fulfilling your list of things to do in New Orleans. Savour flavours from around the world in a selection of beautiful dining spaces accompanied by legendary hospitality or allow yourself time to relax at the heavenly Spa at Windsor Court, including a visit to the peaceful rooftop pool.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Elegant English-inspired property
  • Feature:Exquisite afternoon tea is a hotel tradition
  • Rooms:316 rooms and suites
  • Location:United States of America
  • Nearest airport:New Orleans International Airport
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New Orleans for Foodies and Jazz Lovers, United States of America

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Each of the United States have their own individual identity, but Louisiana’s is perhaps one of the most fascinating. A mix of French, Spanish and ‘Old West’ culture, Louisiana reflects America’s great multiculturalism. Delicious creole and Cajun food, jovial joie de vivre and the annual festival of Mardi Gras make Louisiana a fun-loving, big hearted state. Of course, music is an essential aspect of Louisiana’s heritage and you won’t have to search too far to find high-spirited live performances and big band blues music. New Orleans is perhaps Louisiana's most famous city, home of the bustling French Quarter and iconic Bourbon Street, where the party never stops! Explore plantation homes, prairie-style living and the state’s sumptuous soul food for a taste of the true south.

Highlights

Enjoy a walking food and drink tour of the French Quarter and an evening at a jazz club, in the city where this famous genre of music was born.

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