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  • Greenwood

    In the heart of the Mississippi Delta just 96 miles north of Jackson, MS, and 130 miles south of Memphis, TN, Greenwood is affectionally called the Cotton Capital of the World as well as the birthplace of the Blues.

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    In the heart of the Mississippi Delta just 96 miles north of Jackson, MS, and 130 miles south of Memphis, TN, Greenwood is affectionally called the Cotton Capital of the World as well as the birthplace of the Blues.

    Historic downtown Greenwood is home to wonderful shops, delectable dining experiences, blues and the arts. Howard Street is a quaint shopping street just like in the olden days. Take a walking tour around town and experience over 30 different historical landmarks. Visit the Museum of the Mississippi Delta, or do the driving tour and see the locations used in the film «The Help».

    Visit the Mississippi Blues Trail Markers – Radio station WGRM on Howard Street was the location of B.B. King’s first live broadcast in 1940 or try and solve the mystery of where the blues guitarist, Robert Johnson was really laid to rest.

    While you are in the area, make sure you make a stop in Indianola and visit the B.B. King Museum and then on to Clarkesdale which is rich in musical heritage and visit Blues Alley.

    Drive through the cotton fields and visit a working farm, ride the horses, pick the cotton, feed the cows or go for a hayride.

    The Mississippi Delta is a food lover’s paradise, a veritable melting pot of culinary traditions brought by the African-Americans, Italians, Chinese and Lebanese who along with northern European settlers populated this land. Make sure you try some of the true local dishes like catfish or hot delta tamales.

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  • The Land Of Music And The Delta Blues

    Begins in and ends in Memphis, Tennessee

    12 days / 11 nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Roundtrip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Beale Street, Memphis

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    • Graceland, Memphis

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    • Music City

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    • Tupelo Automobile Museum, Tupelo

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    • Sun Studios, Memphis

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    • General Jackson, Nashville

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    • Dunleith Plantation, Natchez

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    • Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

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    • Illinois Monument, Vicksburg

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    Day 01

    Arrive Memphis

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Memphis. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: The Peabody

    130Mi/210Km

    Day 02

    Greenwood

    Today you commence your journey through this amazing region by heading south on historic Highway 61, also known as the Blues Highway. Your first place of interest is Clarksdale in the heart of the Delta, which has a rich musical heritage. Whilst in town make sure to visit Blues Alley, home to the Delta Blues Museum. Next you’ll continue your journey to Indianola for a stop at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Centre.

    Hotel: The Alluvian

    101Mi/163Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Vicksburg

    This morning we suggest a stop by The Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum and Gallery, home to a vast array of Blues memorabilia. Culinary enthusiasts may also choose to visit the Viking Cookery School to learn how to prepare traditional Southern dishes and delicacies. Next take the scenic drive to Vicksburg, where you will enjoy the next two nights at one of Vicksburg’s antebellum homes. Next morning, why not take a carriage ride, to discover Vicksburg’s many beautiful homes?

    Hotel: Anchuca Historic Mansion

    231Mi/372Km

    Day 05

    Tupelo

    We’ve allowed a full day for you to experience Tupelo, undoubtedly best known as Elvis’ birthplace. Visit the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum, where you can tour the home, museum memorial chapel, fountain of life and see the story wall. Make sure to stop by the Tupelo Hardware Store; this timeless gem is where Gladys Presley bought Elvis his first guitar (Elvis wanted a gun, they compromised on guitar and music has never been the same since!).

    Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo

    88Mi/144Km

    Day 06 Day 07

    Florence

    Your exciting journey continues, and today it’s to the Northern tip of Alabama. Set in the stunning Tennessee River Valley, Marriott Shoals has a beautiful setting which has been reflected in the resort's design. Just minutes from the hotel are two Robert Trent Jones Trail golf courses, which attract players of all levels from across the globe. Whilst in Florence, take a trip to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, WC Handy’s Birthplace and Museum.

    Hotel: Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

    122Mi/197Km

    Day 08 Day 09

    Nashville

    Crossing the border back into Tennessee, today you're heading to the home of country music! There is so much to keep you entertained in this city, but you shouldn’t miss Grand Ole Opry, the Wildhorse Saloon and the Ryman Auditorium. A paddlewheeler cruise down the Cumberland River provides an insight into the historic heritage of the waterways and is also great fun! If you have time, drop into Opry Mills Mall, which combines both outlet shopping and boutique options.

    Hotel: Renaissance Nashville

    213Mi/343Km

    Day 10 Day 11

    Memphis

    Switching from country music to the rhythm and blues, you end your journey in Memphis. This is yet another exciting city with lots to do, whatever your interests. Visit Mud Island, a unique 52 acre park showcasing America’s greatest river, The Mississippi. No visit to Memphis is complete without touring Graceland. See the house, tour the Lisa Marie Airplane and see the artifacts in the museum including many of Elvis’ flamboyant outfits. We also suggest a trip to Sun Studios where Elvis recorded some of his earliest music, and one evening perhaps enjoy a cool drink and some vibrant tunes on Beale Street.

    Hotel: The Peabody

    Day 12

    Journey home

    Time for some last minute shopping before you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1940 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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