12-Nights The Sumptuous Soul of America - 2022

The Sumptuous Soul Of America - Summer 2022
Embrace the best of Kentucky and Tennessee on a 13-Day guided tour that whisks you from the countryside to the birthplace of country music. Enjoy a private tour of a Kentucky thoroughbred retirement farm in the rolling hills just outside of Louisville, then indulge in an exclusive chocolate and bourbon pairing on the infamous Bourbon Trail. On your way to Nashville, see behind-the-scenes of Churchill Downs during a guided walking tour. In Memphis, see Graceland - the former estate of Elvis - on a private, after-hours tour of the mansion-turned-museum, then explore the city your way: Visit Sun Studio, where legends such as B.B. King once recorded, or see the Stax Museum of American Soul, an interactive tribute to soul music complete with exhibits and vintage recording equipment.


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  • Chicago: Board a 90-minute architectural river cruise and discover how the Great Fire of 1871 paved the way for the birth of the skyscraper.
  • Chicago: Visit Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Clubs and a National Historic Landmark.
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  • Louisville: Uncover the history tied to the evolution of transportation in Kentucky as you visit the historic RailPark and Train Museum in Bowling Green.
  • Louisville: Visit the National Corvette Museum and learn about the Chevrolet Corvette, a classic American sports car that has been in production since 1953.
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  • Memphis: Visit the Stax Museum and learn the story of American Soul music, Stax Records and the Memphis sound.
  • Memphis: Explore Sun Studios where Elvis got his start along with many of the greats. Stand in the very same spot that Elvis first recorded. Sun Studio is known as "The Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll." It is the discovery location of musical legends and genres of the 50's from B.B. King and Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis; from Blues and Gospel to Country and Rock 'n' Roll.
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  • New Orleans: Get a taste of the city to learn what Cajun and Creole food is all about- you can taste Cajun and Creole originals like king cake, crawfish etouffee, cracklin' and a boil.
  • New Orleans: Enjoy a tasty selection of creole cuisine such as shrimp etouffee, jambalaya, and freshly baked desserts.
Well-being
  • : Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
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    12 nights from $7875 per person

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    Featured Destinations

    New Orleans

    New Orleans is a happy, high-spirited city with the pulsing beat of Dixieland jazz. It delights visitors with its riverboats, Creole cuisine, quaint antique shops and narrow streets of the French Quarter. While here, be sure to take a ride on one of the picturesque trolley cars. Eccentric, elegant New Orleans is strongly connected to both the Mississippi River and the South, but its identity remains aloof from any regional or even national affiliation. It reminds some visitors of European cities, in part because French and Spanish colonial architecture adds an Old World backdrop to some streets. But the feeling of foreignness goes deeper: The celebrated New Orleans atmosphere, cuisine, music, traditions and lifestyle are rooted in an embrace of the decadent and assimilation of the unconventional. New Orleans welcomes all, but is familiar to none, and the result is a city which attracts the romantic, the spiritual, the wild and the inquisitive—all while successfully promoting itself as corporate America’s playground. No matter what is expected from a visit to New Orleans, no one goes home disappointed.

    Nashville

    Nashville is the perfect destination for all kinds of visitors - from music lovers to history buffs to Southern lovers to sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. Nashville is the Country Music capital of the world. Have fun searching through the past or getting close to the Country Music stars of the present. Hike, bike, golf, go for a balloon ride and take tours guiding you through the history of country music. View homes of current stars including: Joe Diffie, Bryan White, Brooks & Dunn, Lorrie Morgan, George Jones, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Marty Stuart, Dolly Parton and more. Find tons of historic sites from the Civil War dating back to the 1700s.

    Chicago

    Chicago offers everything anyoen could look for in a vacation destination including: historic landmarks, museums, sightseeing, shopping, and accommodations for every budget. Chicago is considerably different from many other vacation spots in the U.S. It is filled with history, culture and modern sophistication at the same time. Chicago has attractions and activities for a family on vacation, someone visiting for business, or a couple searching for romance. Scenic tours, amusement and fun centers including DisneyQuest, ESPN Zone, and Six Flags Great America, are here to thrill. Museums, shopping, fine dinging, and educational attractions including: The Hancock Observatory, The Shedd Aquarium, and the Chicago Academy of Science are here to entertain.

    Memphis

    Memphis is known as the home of Elvis Presley and as birth place of the blues. Don't forget to travel down Beale Street and listen to some of the worlds best blues bands. Hike, bike, golf, go for a balloon ride and take tours through the history of Elvis Presley's life. Don't forget some great sites in Memphis such as: Alex Haley's Home, Beale Street, and the W.C. Handy Home. Take a trip to the Memphis Zoo or jump on exiting amusement park rides at Libertyland Amusement Park.

    Natchez

    Natchez, perched 200 feet above the Mississippi River on the highest promontory north of the Gulf of Mexico, is the oldest civilized settlement on the river. The city boomed in the first half of the 19th century with the exportation of cotton by steamboat - cotton grown on plantations in Mississippi and across the river in the rich Louisiana lowlands. Enormous fortunes were made from the area's natural resources: the land and river. Cotton was king, money was plentiful and men spent it - particularly on dazzling mansions filled with the finest furnishings money could buy. Today with its tourism, industry and enormous wealth of natural resources - hospitality - Natchez is one of the most desirable small cities in the United States. Residents are proud to have the city included in Hugh Bayless' book, "The 100 Best Towns in America."

    Louisville

    Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and an industrial, financial, marketing, and shipping center of the South. The city has some of the nation's largest whiskey distilleries and cigarette factories. Louisville developed as a portage place around the falls and as a river port and major commercial center. Many of the nation's most famous steamboats were constructed there. Churchill Downs, a noted racetrack, is scene of the annual Kentucky Derby. The city has noted parks and is site of the state fairgrounds. It has a symphony orchestra and an opera company and hosts an annual festival of new American plays. Among points of interest are American Printing House for the Blind; J.B. Speed Art Museum; Kentucky Center for the Arts; Actors Theater of Louisville; “Farmington”; Filson Club, with a historical library and museum; Jefferson County Courthouse; and Cave Hill Cemetery, where Clark is buried. Nearby is “Locust Grove,” the last home of Clark, as well as the burial place of Zachary Taylor. Fort Knox is in the area.

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    6/11/2022
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    6/25/2022
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    9/26/2022
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    Number of Nights:
    12
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