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• SELF DRIVE GROUP TRIP • 

Sounds of the South

15-12 SEPTEMBER 2025

Currency

United States Dollar

Flight Time

9hrs

Time Zone

(GMT-6)

TENESSEE, MISSISSIPPI & ALABAMA

Once in a lifetime...

Always wanted to head to the Southern States, well come with us! We're organising a self drive group trip to Tennessee, Mississippi & Alabama. We'll be spending the days sightseeing, visiting the best parts the cities & local areas has to offer.

Indulge in all the music your ears can take in Nashville. Soak up the history at the various museums & tours. Enjoy a show at the Grand Ole Opry then take a backstage tour, to see all the glitz, glamour & gossip.

Next stop Memphis. Take a walk down Beale Street full of Blues music. Celebrate the life of Elvis Presley with a trip to Graceland, exploring his personal collections of cars, planes & costumes.

Want to come along? Let us know & we'll add you to our list along with additional information.

What You'll Need To Book;
Flights

Non-stop return flights from London Heathrow with British Airways. Sit back & enjoy the inflight entertainment & meals.

Accommodation

Hotel, Air BnB book the accommodation that suits you. All inclusive, bed & breakfast or a home away from home. 

Car Hire

This is a self drive, therefore you will have to arrange your own transportation. Car sharing may be available.

Other Excursions

There's so much to do & see so make sure you book any additional trips/sights. We want you to make the most of it.

If you need any additional information or help, please let us know.

Packing Guide
Travel
Daily;
ESTA/Visa

It's a must! Everyone will need to complete an online ESTA application. The application will cost $21 per person & can take up to 72hrs to be approved.

When you're ready to fill yours in, please let us know so we can provide all the correct information for the application. If you are unsure & want help, we are happy to take you through the process.

Travel Insurance

Make sure you have travel insurance that covers you throughout the trip. If your flights are cancelled, you can no longer make it etc.

US Customs

Make sure all your paperwork is printed off including;

  • Approved ESTA

  • Travel Insurance

  • First Nights Accommodation Confirmation

 

When clearing US Customs you may be asked to provide copies of the above (we have before).​

It's a s.

It isn't a thing to be afraid of... trust me. They'll ask for your passport, they'll then take your photo & if necessary your finger prints... this is normal. They'll also ask you simple questions like how many days are you in the US for, how much cash have you got on you, when do you go home, where are you staying etc. You may not get all of them but normally a few of them.

Places We'll Be Visiting

Read all about the places we'll be visiting as well as quick guides, group activities, plus places to eat & see.

MUSIC CITY USA

Nashville, TN

4 Nights, 5 Days

Step foot on Broadway and you'll be overwhelmed with the smell of free spirits & live music.. it isn't called Music City for no reason. Hop from bar to bar experiencing all that the strip has to offer, grab something to eat or have a little boogie with the band. If you're after a little bit of shopping there are plenty of western stores on Broadway as well as two big malls within a short driving distance. 

Explore of all the city from its historical music studios in Music Row to the Tennessee State Capitol building. Printers Alley with its narrow street filled with karaoke bars, blues music & more. Take a stroll around Centennial Park or walk along the Cumberland River. There really is something for everyone.

Group Activities;

  • Downtown Walking Tour (optional)

  • Grand Ole Opry Show & Backstage Tour

  • Country Music Hall of Fame [CMHoF]

  • Ryman Auditorium Guided Tour

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Places To Eat & Drink

Where do we start... there are plenty of places to eat and drink in Nashville. Every bar/honky tonk in downtown will do food from burger & fries to taco, pizzas & more.

Hattie B's

It's ICONIC, famous for its fried chicken. Whether it's chicken & waffles, wings or tenders. If you like it mild & southern or cluck up HOT!

Puckett's Restaurant

Southern family style eatery, with breakfast, lunch & dinner options or treat yourself to the famous cobbler, different flavours each day.

Cracker Barrel

It's a must! All-day breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all you to get your fill of American comfort food. Shop throughout the country store, take a seat by the fire or play some checker while you wait for a table.

If there is something specific you've always wanted to do & need help, let us know.

Other Things To See & Do

Jack Daniels Distillery Tour

Location: 133 Lynchburg Hwy, Lynchburg, TN 37352 • approx. 1h 30m drive

Admission: price varies.

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Indulge in everything Jack Daniels, take the tour including the barrel rooms. Taste the smooth Tennessee whiskey as well...

Book your tickets here.

The Parthenon

Location: Midtown Nashville

Admission: $10

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Built in 1897, this full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon also houses American art galleries.

RCA Studio B Tour

Location: 1611 Roy Acuff Place

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Built in 1957, RCA Studio B became known as the birthplace for the “Nashville Sound”. Learn who's recorded there & so much more.

Book your tickets here.

Johnny Cash Museum

Location: Downtown Nashville

Admission: $25.95 + tax

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Celebrate the Man in Black. Tickets can be purchased here in advance.

The Bluebird Cafe

Location: 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

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The iconic intimate venue has seen the like of Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks. Sit & listen in the silence to the best storytellers in the business. You never know who may just turn up.

Belle Mead Plantation

Location: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 • approx. 20m drive

Admission: from $28

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Take a step back in time & experiences of the Harding and Jackson families, as well as the women, men, and children who laboured there.

Book your tickets here.

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HOME OF THE BLUES

Memphis, TN

3 Nights, 4 Days

The hustle and bustle of Beale Street is filled with music & smells of the South. Located on the Mississippi/Arkansas border, it's the second biggest city in Tennessee. Take a walk down on the Mississippi River or explore the many music museum that are on offer. Explore the 'Home of Rock'n'Roll' Sun Studios where the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, BB King, Johnny Cash all recorded records. Stand in the spot Elvis did when he first recorded

It wouldn't be a trip to Memphis without a visit to Elvis' home, Graceland. Walk around the Kings home, admiring the various themed rooms he once lived in. Head out to the garden where his iconic guitar shaped swimming pool is or take some time to pay your respect at his grave. Then you'll head across the road to the newly built museum with this personal cars, planes, onstage costumes, movies & so much more.

Group Activities;

  • Downtown Walking Tour (optional)

  • Sun Studios Tour

  • Graceland House Tour & Museum