Majestic Mississippi & More

Travel through the state of Mississippi gaining an insight of its musical and American Civil War history along the way through visits to Tupelo, Jackson, Natchez, Vicksburg and Indianola. Enjoy the vibrant cities of Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana as well as relax on the Gulf Coast beaches.

Majestic Mississippi & More

Start in Memphis, Tennessee, home of Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll where B.B King, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash recorded at the legendary Sun Studio. On this road trip you will learn about the deep south's and Mississippi's musical history, the American Civil War while incorporating a few days of relaxation on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. Visit Elvis Presley's former home, Graceland in Memphis and his birth place in Tupelo, Mississippi. Follow the picturesque Natchez Trace Parkway to Jackson, the capital city of Mississippi where you can visit the country best baseball museum and the Fondren Art District for its funky, hip vibe. Incorporate a stay in Louisiana's New Orleans to sample the delicious cuisine and soak up the atmosphere in the French Quarter of this lively city. Follow the Mississippi River through Louisiana's Plantation Country to Natchez, the oldest permanent settlement on the River. Soak up American Civil War history at Vicksburg National Military Park.

memphis
    DAY 01

    UK - Memphis

    Memphis

    Journey from the UK to Memphis (Tennessee) and get ready to explore this interesting city. Famous for its musical history, the city is home to Beale Street, filled with live music venues, the Rock 'n' Soul Museum and Sun Studio where many famous names including Elvis recorded. Not to be missed is a visit to Elvis' Graceland Mansion (included in your holiday). Accommodation Options

    elvis presleys birth place
      DAY 03

      Memphis - Tupelo (110 miles)

      Mississippi

      Travel from Memphis to Tupelo, the original home of Elvis Presley; here visit his two bedroom house where he spent his childhood - a complete contrast to the mansion of Graceland. The Tupelo Automobile Museum has a wealth of automotive history to discover. Accommodation Options

      governors mansion jackson
        DAY 04

        Tupelo - Jackson (195 miles)

        Mississippi

        Journey along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway – one of the most scenic, beautifully preserved and historic routes in all the country - to Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, which was used in the filming of 'The Help.’ Explore the art district of the city, Fondren, a hub of artistic expression through music and visual arts. Here wander around the owner-operated boutiques and over two dozen locally owned restaurants, bars, coffee shops and bakeries. Hotel - Fairview Inn
        gulf coast mississippi
          DAY 05

          Jackson - Gulf Coast (150 miles)

          Mississippi

          Travel from Jackson to the Gulf Coast to spend time relaxing on the state's 26 miles of beaches and stay in the seaside town of Biloxi known for its casinos. You can visit the Maritime and Seafood industry Museum and Beauvoir House, the former home of Jefferson Davis. Take a cruise offshore to Deer Island where pelicans and loggerhead turtles can be found. Hotel - Whitehouse Hotel Biloxi
          biloxi lighthouse
            DAY 06

            Gulf Coast

            Mississippi

            If beach life is your cup of tea, take the opportunity to mark your spot on the beach and relax all day. For something more adventurous, board the ferry to Ship Island to go fishing and swimming on these two barrier islands and explore Fort Massachusetts, a historical fort and now tourist attraction. Along the Gulf Coast, there a number of shopping centres and outlet malls as well as great seafood restaurants and golf courses. Hotel - Whitehouse Hotel Biloxi
            new orleans french quarter
              DAY 07

              Gulf Coast - New Orleans (100 miles)

              New Orleans

              After a scenic drive, arrive in New Orleans, 'The Big Easy', for a stay in the vibrant and lively city. Ride the street cars, eat a Po-Boy (traditional sandwich), spend the evening in Bourbon Street and soak up the history and architecture of the French Quarter. Included in your holiday is a Live Jazz Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters. Accommodation Options

              saint louis cathedral and jackson square
                DAY 08

                New Orleans

                New Orleans

                Explore the attractions of New Orleans further perhaps visiting Mardi Gras World, where the impressive floats for this famous event are built. New Orleans' great nightlife, talented blues and jazz musicians, spicy Cajun food and fun French Quarter make for a fantastic stay in the city. Don’t forget to visit Cafe du Monde for its famous beignets! Accommodation Options

                natchez
                  DAY 09

                  New Orleans - Natchez (175 miles)

                  Mississippi

                  En route to Natchez, stop in Louisiana's Plantation Country and Baton Rouge. Here you might wish to enjoy lunch at one of the traditional plantation homes such as Houmas House, and take a guided tour of one of these historical beauties before arriving in Natchez (Mississippi). Natchez is a charming place to wander around and soak up the history as it is the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River. Accommodation Options

                  vicksburg national military park
                    DAY 10

                    Natchez - Vicksburg (75 miles)

                    Mississippi

                    Travel onto Vicksburg to soak up the history of the Civil War and the Battle of Vicksburg at the Vicksburg National Military Park. While here, make a visit to the Old Courthouse Museum housing several interesting artefacts such as a tie which President of the Confederate Jefferson Davis. Hotel - Corners Mansion Inn
                      DAY 11

                      Vicksburg - Greenwood (100 miles)

                      Mississippi

                      Relax and soak up the atmosphere in Greenwood. Eat lunch at the Crystal Grill, a local hotspot, and walk around the town to the grave of Robert Johnson to pay homage to the blues musician or learn to cook delicious food at the Viking Cooking School. Accommodation Options

                        DAY 12

                        Greenwood - Memphis (169 miles)

                        Mississippi

                        Spend the day visiting travelling back to Memphis, visiting the B.B King Museum in Indianola and the Delta Blues in Clarksdale, focusing on the musical legacy that blues-men have left on the world. Soak up the music even further with a visit to the Grand Zero Blues Club owned by the beloved actor, Morgan Freeman. Continue to Memphis for your flight back to the UK.
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