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USA Music Cities & The Caribbean

Tour the three iconic music cities of the USA - Chicago, Memphis & New Orleans; before embarking on a 07-night all-inclusive Caribbean cruise. 

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Five of the Best

Visit five very well known North America destinations on this 15-night multi-centre itinerary. The best bit...There is absolutely no driving required!!

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FREE Graceland Tickets with your Deep South holiday from RouteTrip USA

Book any Deep South USA trip, which includes at least 2 nights in Memphis, Tennessee with us and get free entry for Elvis' Graceland for each member of your party.

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Discover Dollywood's NEW Wildwood Grove

Discover 'Wildwood Grove' - Dollywood's largest EVER park expansion with over 11 new exhilarating rides, slides and world-class shows to entertain the whole family!

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Dollywood’s new Wildwood Grove opens its doors to the world!

The hugely anticipated ‘Wildwood Grove’ has now officially opened its doors following Dollywood’s largest park expansion in its 34 season history! Be one of the first to experience it this summer!

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Must Be Memphis

You’ll soon be sharing experiences you never expected. Hear music you’ll never forget. Make memories that never would have happened anywhere but Memphis. The home of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. Are you ready for it?

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3-Days in Memphis

Memphis - Home of the Blues, Souls and Rock n' Roll! Check out 3 friends as they explore Memphis on their 3-day adventure!

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Chicago, Memphis & New Orleans by rail with Bon Voyage

This triple-city rail holiday takes you through the heartland of musical America....

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Tennessee’s Must-see Music Festivals of 2019

The summer is coming, and what better way to enjoy those warm summer days (and nights) than experiencing one of Tennessee’s rockin' music festivals in 2019!

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Vegas, Voodoo, Elvis and Chi-Town with Bon Voyage

Four of the USA's most iconic cities, over 14 nights, with no driving!   

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Tennessee

The Volunteer State

No other place can claim to be the capital of American music like Tennessee. From the Beale Street Blues of Memphis, to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and Bristol’s historic "Bristol Sessions,” Tennessee’s musical heritage is internationally renowned. From the legendary artistry of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, B.B. King and Johnny Cash, to modern day staples like Justin Timberlake and Kings of Leon, Tennessee’s music is embedded in the culture of the world. Whether it is country, blues, soul, gospel, jazz, Appalachian, rock, pop or any genre in between, you will find what moves and shakes you in Tennessee. Standing still is just not an option.

Tennessee is home to numerous international attractions including Graceland, Dollywood, RCA Studio B, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Tennessee Aquarium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Bristol Motor Speedway. World-famous events like Bonnaroo, America’s number one music festival, and worldchampionship barbecue cook-offs, take place in Tennessee each year. With four major cities – Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga – plus quaint, small towns and thousands of acres of great outdoors, Tennessee offers something for everyone.

 

Highlights

Tennessee features the city lights of Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville, small-town squares, barbecues, the Jack Daniel Distillery and America’s most-visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains.

State Secret

Chattanooga is nestled along the Tennessee River and is surrounded by mountains. Visitors can enjoy a revitalised riverfront, first class attractions, outdoor adventures, American Civil War history and a thriving music scene.

State Facts

Land Area: 42,000 square miles

Population: 5,700,000

State Capital: Nashville

Largest City: Memphis

Local Time: CST from Memphis to Nashville – 6 hrs behind the UK and EST in eastern part of state – 5 hrs behind the UK

Climate: Hot summers, mild winters with snow in mountains. Moderate rainfall throughout the year

Ntl Parks: Great Smoky Mountains and four others under National Parks Service administration.There are five parks

More Information

Tennessee Tourism
Tel: 01462 440784 |

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