What's included

  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
    9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 9 nights hotel based on sharing twin-rooms
    9 nights hotel based on sharing twin-rooms
  • All activities with local Flash Pack Leader/Driver
    All activities with local Flash Pack Leader/Driver
  • Max 13
    Max 13
  • 1 domestic flight from New Orleans to Dallas
    1 domestic flight from New Orleans to Dallas
  • Private van transportation & airport pickup any time on Day 1
    Private van transportation & airport pickup any time on Day 1

Music lovers, y’all are in for a treat. Look no further than this Deep South adventure, rounded off nicely with a yee-haw worthy stay at a cattle ranch in Texas. From the country music of Nashville, the blues of Memphis to the steamy jazz of New Orleans, prepare to experience legendary music in their most authentic environments. Sandwiched nicely between the Music City of Nashville and the bright lights of Dallas lies 10 days of great beats and sweet treats, going off the beaten path for exclusive chocolate and wine tasting in Nashville, a secret food tour in New Orleans, sizzling Memphis barbecues and nights out in downtown bars with the best live music in town. We’ll be following in the footsteps of history, learning about the American Civil Rights Movement with a visit to the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated and embracing all things Elvis in Graceland. We’ll then rock and roll onwards to Texas where it’s time to reconnect with nature and embrace your inner cowboy. Here you’ll go horse riding across the rolling pastures before tucking into a Texan-sized dinner back at the ranch. Saddle up and prepare for an awesome ride, new horizons await… 

Or for an alternative week-long US adventure, click here to see our Deep South adventure minus the Texas extension 

  • Go on a private tour of Fontanel Mansion, the former home of Country megastar Barbara Mandrell
  • Enjoy exclusive chocolate making and wine tasting at the Nashville GooGoo Chocolate Factory
  • Visit the National Civil Rights Museum to see the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated
  • Tuck into a sizzling Memphis barbecue before a night out in Beale Street with awesome live blues
  • Visit Graceland for an Elvis VIP experience
  • Party with the locals in New Orleans to the live music of Frenchmen Street
  • Go on a secret food tour to taste the local delicacies of New Orleans
  • Experience authentic jazz at a show in Preservation Hall
  • Stay at a Texas cattle ranch for horse riding and a typical Texas dinner in its steakhouse
  • Explore downtown Dallas for history, culture and great beer gardens

Itinerary

Day 1: Touch Down in Music City

Touch down in Tennessee and welcome to the bright lights of Nashville. As seen in the hit TV show and the capital of country music, this lively city stirs to the beat of live music with toe-tapping musicians and aspiring songwriters flocking here for the rich music scene. Here begins your 10 day adventure of exploring the awesome Deep South, with all the legendary music and sizzling cuisine to prove it. From the Famous Studio B that’s seen many a country music sensation record here to the small but iconic Bluebird Cafe, arrive for your welcome meeting this evening just when the neon lights flicker into action. Here you can grab drinks with your fellow Flashpackers and enjoy a flavour of the adventure that is to come. Welcome to the Deep South!

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Arrive in Nashville, the 'Music City'

Here begins your Deep South adventure!

Home to the Honky Tonk Highway

Hear the country music in action

Day 2: NASHVILLE LEGENDS & THE HONKY TONK HIGHWAY

Sleep off your jetlag this morning with a leisurely lie-in, enjoying that awesome feeling of knowing the adventure stretches out before you. Later this morning, we’ll be heading to the Fontanel Mansion for a private tour of country music megastar, Barbara Mandrell’s former home. Here you’ll find an impressive 33,000 square foot log cabin with all the rustic charm you’d expect from the home of country royalty. Afterwards it’s time for another Nashville speciality: GooGoo Clusters. This local delicacy comes in the form of chocolate, caramel, marshmallow and peanuts all rolled into clusters of sweet goodness. Taste it for yourself at the GooGoo Chocolate factory for an exclusive chocolate and wine tasting where you can roll up your sleeves and make your own GooGoo whilst sampling local wines. Tuck in and enjoy – it’s educational, after all. The rest of the afternoon is then yours to soak in the sights of Nashville, we recommend you check out the Country Music Hall of Fame, the famous venue of the Ryman Auditorium or the Johnny Cash Museum for more music must-sees. Or for some history check out the 42ft replica of Ancient Greek Parthenon and for anyone feeling peckish, head to Hattie B’s for some Nashville hot chicken. Come evening, be sure to hit up the Honky Tonk Highway- the pumping music here is not to be missed.

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Embrace the live music along Honky Tonk Highway

This morning we're visiting Fontanel Mansion

Explore the former home of country mega star, Barbara Mandrell

Use your free time to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame

Or you could head to the Johnny Cash Museum

Time for some chocolate making and wine tasting

Have a sweet time at the GooGoo Chocolate Factory

Roll up your sleeves for a chocolate making class

Learn the secrets of this Nashville speciality

Enjoy the awesome combination of chocolate and wine

Sample local wines alongside the GooGoo chocolate

The Honky Tonk Highway is not to be missed

Enjoy authentic country music

Make the most of the great live music

Day 3: BALCONIES, BARBECUES & BEALE STREET

After enjoying the country music of Nashville, next up it’s time for some blues and rock ‘n roll in Memphis. This morning we’ll hit the road to the hometown of Elvis where you’ll have an orientation tour of its vibrant streets, soaking in the unique buzz and energy of the city. Grab some of Gus’s World Famous chicken for lunch before checking into your hotel for a quick freshen up. We’ll then walk in the footsteps of history with an afternoon visit to the Lorraine Motel, seeing the infamous balcony of Room 306 where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968. Now the National Civil Rights Museum, here you can learn of the rich history and acts of courage associated with this significant movement. For dinner, get ready for a smokin’ barbecue – Memphis style. Tuck into sizzling pulled pork and dry-rubbed ribs with your fellow Flashpackers, experiencing the lip-smacking flavours of an authentic Memphis barbecue (with veggie options on hand, too). We’ll then head downtown to the pulsating Beale Street where live music flows out of every bar, hailing this neon lit street as one of USA’s most iconic streets and the perfect place to let loose.

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Enjoy the flame grilled goodness of a Memphis barbecue

Onwards to Memphis!

See the Memphis sights on a city tour

Visit the National Civil Rights Museum and see where Martin Luther King was shot

Soak in history at the infamous Lorraine Motel

Enjoy a sizzling Memphis barbecue

Time to let your hair down in Beale Street

Hit the tiles in BB King's Blues Club

Let loose to live blues

This neon street is the great place for a night out

Important notes

Fly into: Nashville International Airport

Fly out of: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport or Dallas – Love Field Airport

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

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