<p>Take a venture to the deep south for 12 days of mouthwatering eats, bright lights, and music filled late nights. This trip will see you shimmying around the sights and delights of New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis and Austin to name just a few, with scooting and booting no doubt clogging up your Instagram feed from the start to the end of your trip.</p> <br> <p>Consider yourself a foodie? Check out our <a href="https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/destinations/usa-canada/tours/munch-usa-3…; <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Limited Edition Munch trip</span></a>, following this same itinerary with added tasty culinary experiences along the way!</p>
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We'll get 14 of your meals and you get the rest. You can refuel over breakfast and grab some authentic North American dinners from us but you'll also get an opportunity to sample some of the best gourmet fare, both in Canada and the US.
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Room types: single, twin, twin share
It’s change of scene here, with a laid back vibe, delicious BBQ & of course, the live music capital of the world, baby! No need to rush in, we have two days to explore this vibrant city to really get local. We’ll let you get your bearings first though with a few of the city’s sights, before getting to know the squad over an included Texan BBQ feast…because we can.
Let us paint a picture of this town known for its epic blend of Spanish, Mexican & American culture. Full of history, it’s the perfect place for exploring. We’ll take on the city by foot, following our noses around Market Square, the largest Mexican Market outside of Mexico, then onto San Fernando Cathedral & the Alamo. This afternoon stroll along the River Walk with shops & restaurants couldn’t be a better place to grab a bite & a brew & chill.
Yes, Houston we are comin’ in hot! We'll take to the city to see what else is on offer. Don’t be fooled, Houston may be the biggest city in Texas but you still experience the quintessential Texas honky-tonk complete with cowboy hats & oversize belt buckles. Yee ha!
This city will romance you with its soul and have you swooning over its spiritual heart - the French Quarter. The main drag culminates at Jackson Square with the iconic wrought iron balconies lining the streets. You’ll be hard pressed to pick which you find more enchanting, the European/Caribbean fusion food or the non-stop jazz festival vibe. No matter which, tonight we turn up the volume and hit Bourbon Street to sample the live music and bar culture that New Orleans has to offer, it’s the birthplace of jazz after all.
If Jackson was cool enough for Johnny Cash to sing about, then it's sure as hell cool enough for us. We'll drop in to see if we can pick up on some of that Delta blues inspiration before continuing on to Memphis.
It's no wonder Memphis, Tennessee, pulls so many pilgrims - not only is it the home of blues, it's also the home of barbecued meat. Now that's a winning combo. Lose yourself to dance on a group night out on Beale Street, where Blues music was first birthed among its juke joints and honky tonks.
Home to some of the musical greats including Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and once home to Taylor Swift, it’s safe to say this place is the ultimate home of musical legends. Dive on in and get to know the city up-close & personal with a sightseeing tour of Nashville’s landmarks, including the Parthenon, Ryman Auditorium & the recording studios of Music Row. Tonight, join us for a southern meal & Music City Roots!
We make a stop to stretch the legs at none other than the Jack Daniels Distillery. You’ll learn the art of whiskey making on a guided tour, and for those that are 21 and above, get a tasting of this drop in its true home…all in the name of culture, of course. No doubt feeling merry and ready to take on our next spot, we’ll jump back on the coach and head south.
View the sights on your orientation tour of Atlanta, including Peachtree Plaza, CNN Center, and Peachtree Street with its charming neighbourhoods before arriving at our hotel. Tonight, experience Atlanta’s vibrant nightlife for our last night of the trip, so it’s time to make it count and experience one of the city’s hotspots for our last night on the trip, toasting new friends and good times that have flowed over these 12 incredible days.
Grab those tissues, it's time for the adventure packed with food, music and dancing to come to end. Swap social deets, no doubt with fond memories of the last few days, and make plans to reunite for the next trip.