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Self Drive USA: Rhythms of the River

9 days/8 nights self drive from $1495 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 09 Sep 19 by 4pm


9 days/8 nights self drive from
per person share twinFlights are additional

Rhythms of the River

Take a musical journey through America’s Deep South, learning the history of soul, blues, country and jazz. This drive is also rich in history. Learn about the American Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement and discover beautiful antebellum homes.

8 nights accommodation
7 day intermediate Hertz rental car hire
Welcome kit
Detailed day to day itinerary
Flights are additional

NOTE: Road tolls, fuel, meals, hotel parking charges, one way rental car fees, admission fees and surcharges are not included

9 days / 8 nights Self Drive
From $1495 per person share twin
Travel: 01 Sep-18 Dec 19 & 01 Jan-31 Mar 20

• In Chicago visit some iconic attractions such as The Bean at Millennium Park and the Ledge glass balcony at Skydeck Chicago
• Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s life in Springfield at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum
• In Indianola visit the B.B. King Museum to learn about the man who helped popularize the Blues
• Visit the Grand Ole Opry which is the place to see today’s Country music stars perform in Nashville
• Take a tour of RCA Studio B in Nashville where artists such as Dolly Parton recorded
• For an intimate look at Elvis Presley’s life, tour his Graceland estate in Memphis
• Enjoy live music on Frenchman Street in New Orleans at venues such as The Spotted Cat Music Club

rhythms of the river

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Chicago

Day 2: Chicago – Springfield (334km)

This morning head out on historic Route 66 for a true slice of Americana. 

Day 3: Springfield – St. Louis (155km)

Enjoy a root beer float or a giant banana split at Doc’s Soda Fountain in Girard, Illinois on Route 66 on the way to St. Louis. St. Louis is renowned for its diverse music scene. Take time to visit Blueberry Hill (where Chuck Berry played regularly) or The Beale on Broadway to see live Blues, Soul and R&B.

Day 4: Louis – Nashville (498km)

St. Louis – Nashville (498km) No music tour would be complete without a visit to Nashville, Tennessee, home to Country music. 

Day 5: Nashville – Memphis (341km)

In Memphis, a city for music-lovers, tour Sun Studio to stand where Blues and Rock legends such as B.B. King and Elvis Presley recorded some of their earliest hits. For a sampling of Memphis’ contemporary sounds, walk Beale Street, where live music seems to drift from every open door. 

Day 6: Memphis – Cleveland (185km)

Follow the Mississippi Blues Trail to Clarksdale, known as ‘the land where the blues began’.

Day 7: Cleveland – Natchez (290km)

Today’s journey will take you past bygone plantations and restored antebellum mansions. Take time to explore some of these incredible homes that tell the stories of the South.

Day 8: Natchez – New Orleans (276km)
In New Orleans at Preservation Hall, a rotating lineup of fabulous musicians plays traditional New Orleans Jazz in the most intimate, acoustic environment. A visit to New Orleans is the perfect way to finish your journey.

Day 9: New Orleans

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Terms and Conditions

Sale ends 09 Sep 19 • Prices are correct as at 02 Aug 19 • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Full payment is required no later than 4.59 pm 09 Sep 19 • Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Bedding configurations may vary on twin share option • Accommodation is subject to availability • Valid for travel commenced and completed as specified • Some surcharges and closeouts may apply • Group prices are not applicable on these packages • Amendment and cancellation fees apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Hertz rental car is inclusive of Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Liability Insurance Supplement (LIS), taxes, local surcharges, airport fees, unlimited mileage and Vehicle Licence fee (VLF) • Accommodation is based on Standard Grade Accommodation - Please ask us about the Upgraded Accommodation Program • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. **PLEASE ASK YOUR HOUSE OF TRAVEL CONSULTANT FOR THE BEST AVAILABLE AIRFARE** HOT Code: CMPUSA0819

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Until 09 Sep 19 by 4pm


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