Tastes & Sounds of the South


This is truly a tour for your senses! You’ll enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of Country, the soulful spirit of the Blues, and the rhythm of Jazz as you journey from Nashville to Memphis and into New Orleans. History buffs will cherish visits to the National Civil Rights Museum, the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, and the Frogmore Cotton Plantation. And your taste buds will delight in the flavors of the South throughout your journey!

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Nashville
  • 2 nights in Memphis
  • 1 night in Natchez
  • 3 nights in New Orleans
  • Optional 2-night extension in New Orleans

Tour Highlights

  • Grand Ole Opry Show
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and RCA Studio B
  • Belle Meade Plantation
  • Graceland
  • Sun Studios tour
  • National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel
  • Slave Haven Underground Railroad museum
  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Frogmore Cotton Plantation
  • Mardi Gras World Museum
  • New Orleans School of Cooking

Activity Level: Discoverer

Your Tour Includes

  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • Porterage (1 bag per person)
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tour including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Accommodations at a first-class hotel in New Orleans
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 days at leisure to explore New Orleans independently

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Nashville

Welcome to Nashville, a city that sizzles with American music, Southern hospitality, unbelievable cuisine and a boundless spectrum of nightlife. Nashville is known as the capital of country music. The city earned its title with the very first airing of the WSM Barn Dance radio program, the forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry. Tonight you'll enjoy a welcome dinner and a performance at the Grand Ole Opry with other smarTours travelers.

Accommodations: Clarion Hotel Nashville Downtown
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Nashville

Day 3: Nashville/Memphis

Day 4: Memphis

Day 5: Memphis/Natchez

Day 6: Natchez/New Orleans

Day 7: New Orleans

Day 8: New orleans

Day 9: Depart New Orleans

Guided Tour Pricing

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Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Swamp & Bayou Tour

Houmas House Tour

Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with dinner