Country Roads of the Deep South - Small Group

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Country Roads Of The Deep South - Small Group
Fall in love with the Deep South during this 12-day guided tour. Let the lights and music of Nashville wash over you as you walk down Broadway. Take a guided tour of Studio B, Nashville's oldest remaining recording studio. Then head to the Country Music Hall of Fame which preserves, celebrates, and shares the important cultural asset that is country music. In Memphis, enjoy a private tour of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, a former record studio where Nashville greats recorded their music. Get the chance to explore the mansion which was the private retreat of the King of Rock 'n Roll on your own. Embrace Cajun Country in Lafayette: here, you will learn about the origins of Cajun music from a local accordion maker, and take a crawfish farm tour, where a Local Expert will help you catch your lunch. In New Orleans walk the city with a Local Expert, who will guide you through its vibrant art scene and unique architecture. Then end your trip with a bang and learn all about Mardi Gras, during an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Mardi Gras World, where the magic happens and the extravagant floats are built each year.


Dining Summary
  • 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Dinner (D)
  • 2 Lunch (L)
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Nashville: Visit Nelson’s Green Brier, Nashville's most historic distillery and home of the Original Tennessee Whisky. Learn more about the process that creates this drink's unique taste.
  • Nashville: MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® with a visit to the National Museum of African American Music, the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. For music lovers of all generations, this museum inspires, educates, and transforms the appreciation of American music all while celebrating the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack.
Additional Included Highlights
  • : Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • : We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • : Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • : From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • : Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
Authentic Dining
  • Nashville: Relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow guests to mingle before sitting down to a Welcome Dinner with wine.
  • Memphis: Dinner this evening will be served at The Beauty Shop, a former beauty parlour turned whimsical New American eatery, where Elvis’ ex-wife, Priscilla, was said to get her hair done.
  • Greenwood (MS): Dine on a mouthwatering dinner at Fan and Johnny’s. The restaurant’s chef is a James Beard Award finalist and dishes include soul-food inspired creations featuring produce local to area.
  • Lafayette: You will be joined by a Local Expert who will help you catch your lunch the old-fashioned way, using hand nets. You’ll be taught how to prepare a traditional crawfish boil. If crawfish are out of season, you'll take part in a boil experience with seasonal seafood.
  • New Orleans: End your day with a Celebration Dinner with your fellow travellers.
Insight Choice
  • Nashville: Visit Nelson’s Green Brier, Nashville's most historic distillery and home of the Original Tennessee Whisky. Learn more about the process that creates this drink's unique taste.
  • Nashville: MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® with a visit to the National Museum of African American Music, the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. For music lovers of all generations, this museum inspires, educates, and transforms the appreciation of American music all while celebrating the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack.
Insight Experiences
  • Memphis: End your day with an exclusive after-hours private tour at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of Stax Records and American soul music. The museum is part of The Soulsville Foundation, which aims to help young people prepare for life success and inspire future artists.
  • Lafayette: A genre rooted in the ballads of the French-speaking Acadians, Cajun music is eclectic and joyous. Learn about Cajun and Zydeco music from a local Cajun accordion maker and musician at Martin Cajun Accordions. Martin Jr. has been building accordions for more than three decades.  Celebrate together with Cajun music, Country music, Gospel and Zydeco as your personal soundtrack and get taken back to the early 1900’s with the old fashion authentic accordion music.
  • New Orleans: Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Mardi Gras World, where the magic happens and the extravagant, vibrant floats are built each year. One of the Mardi Gras World certified artists will lead you through designing your very own Mardi Gras mask and creating your masterpiece, premium felt backed mask with glitter, feathers and more to take back as an eclectic memento of your time in The Big Easy.
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About Insight Vacations
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Travel is our passion and every step is designed with your comfort and pleasure in mind, giving you the vacation of your dreams. Enjoy a premium journey packed full of stylish hotels and authentic dining. Savor the views as you travel on spacious customized coaches, so that you arrive refreshed at each destination, and benefit from smaller group sizes. We believe incredible travel is about enjoying every moment, so the only question left for you is where do I want to go?
May 26, 2023 through
Oct 06, 2023
11 Nights from
$5,694.00 (USD)
Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Arrive in Nashville
2 Take centre stage in Nashville
3 Choose your Nashville Exploration
4 Heading back home to Memphis
5 A day dedicated to the King
6 Memphis to Greenwood
7 Moving on to Natchez
8 Natchez to Lafayette
9 Lafayette for foodies
10 Welcome to the Big Easy
11 Festivities in New Orleans Relaxed Start
12 Depart New Orleans
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.