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Miami and Beaches Holidays

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Florida and The Deep South

From £1675

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Take the Deep South cities of Memphis, the birth place of rock n roll, and the history and jazz of The Big Easy, New Orleans, then mix in the incredible beaches and thrilling theme parks of Florida and you've got yourself a very interesting holiday indeed.

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Holiday Highlights:

  • Memphis and famous Beale Street
  • Elvis Presley's Graceland
  • Sun Studio and Rock ' N' Soul Museum
  • New Orleans School of Cookery
  • The New Orleans historic French Quarter
  • The City of New Orleans train journey from Memphis to New Orleans
  • Mississippi paddle steamer cruise
  • Fabulous Jazz and Blues Clubs and friendly Southern hospitality
  • Award winning Florida beaches
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter and, of course, Disney!
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Price person includes:

  • Flights from the UK to Memphis, Tennessee and return from a Florida airport
  • Train from Memphis to New Orleans, the City of New Orleans
  • 3 nights in 4 star hotel in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Entrance to Elvis Presley's Graceland
  • 3 nights in a 4 star hotel in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Short internal flight from New Orleans to Florida
  • Mid-size car hire in Florida
  • 7 nights in Florida in a 4 star hotel, either in Orlando for the theme parks, or at stunning Gulf of Mexico beach resort. (Let Bon Voyage help you decide)
  • A personalised road book which is a complete guide to travelling withinNorth America and provides bespoke driving instructions for your holiday.

Per person price is based on travel in the off-peak season. Please call for your preferred date of departure. Other durations available.

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Mustang, Mini, Chevy Camaro, Chrysler 200 and Mitsubishi Eclipse convertibles are available on the Florida part of this holiday. Please call Bon Voyage for further details. (exact models cannot be guaranteed)

Days 1,2,3 Memphis, Tennessee

Better known as the “Home of the Blues” Memphis is a sound, a groove and a rhythm that will race through your soul.

During your 3 night stay here amble along legendary Beale Street and listen to the blues bands in many of the local bars. We recommend BB Kings, Rum Boogie, Cafe Boogie or take a walk on the wild side at Wild Bill's.

Visit Elvis Presley's Graceland, an interesting shrine to the musical legend, even if you are not a fan of the King you are sure to feel that you are re-living history touring this elegant Mansion. Pop into Sun Studio's and hear about all the great recording artists such as Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis to name a few, that frequented this suprisingly small studio. A visit to the fascinating Rock N Soul Museum is a must too, here you'll learn the cultural impact the Memphis music had on the world. If you are not too "museumed-out" pop in to The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, home to over 2,000 musical artifacts.The National Civil Rights Museum is an extremely moving experience and is housed in the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated.

If you crave more Elvis attractions, you may like to explore the Elvis Auto Museum, Elvis Custom Jets and Sincerely Elvis Museum. A trip to his birth place, Tupelo, Mississippi is possible too from Memphis, just let Bon Voyage know and we can arrange this for you.

Accommodation: The Peabody, River Inn, Holiday Inn Select or similiar

Days 4,5,6 New Orleans, The Big Easy, Louisiana

New Orleans French Quarter

Today it's time to board the City of New Orleans an Amtrak train service from Memphis to New Orleans. On this 8 hour journey you'll travel through history-laden musical crossroads of Mississippi en route to New Orleans  You'll be riding in the shadows of giants of American music like Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Elvis Presley.

The train pulls into New Orleans, conveniently at 3.30pm, leaving you plenty of time to explore this intriuging city.

Here, in this little corner of the American South, where European traditions blend with Caribbean influences, the history is as colourful as the local architecture and the food is the stuff of legend. Spend your next 3 nights here strolling through the historic French Quarter, take a horse-drawn carriage along famous Bourbon Street. Visit the Mardi Gras Museum and learn about this incredible festival that dates back to the 17th century. Enjoy a paddle steamer cruise along the mighty Mississippi. Jump on the St Charles streetcar for a leisurely trip to many of New Orleans' sights. View the street artists in Jackson Square, amble around the pretty Garden District. Learn about the eerie Voodoo practiced here still by 15% of the city's population. You might even like to try your hand at a spot of Cajun cooking in the New Orleans School of Cookery.

Louisiana is home to some amazing Antebellum Plantation Homes, many are situated near the city of New Orleans. If you have time, you may want to consider a day trip to one of these majestic mansions.  Bon Voyage can pre-book this for you.

Each evening you'll enjoy the energy of The Big Easy's ever-present live music scene. Jazz, Blues, Latin, Country, Gospel, Funk, Zydeco, Cajun, Klezmer, Swing. You'll be spoilt for choice.

New Orleans is a unique, magical place, you'll want to return. Trust us.

Accommodation: Monteleone, The Roosevelt, The Provincial or similiar

Days 7 - 13 Your choice Orlando or the Florida Beaches?

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It's time to leave The Big Easy behind and board your short internal flight to Florida.

Fabulous beaches, great resort hotels and, of course, Disney and a huge choice of exciting theme parks await you. Do you want to head to St Petersburg and Clearwater, Sarasota, Naples and The Everglades, Miami, The Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, Orlando? The choice is quite staggering. What resort best suits your needs? Perhaps you might like to split your time in Florida between Orlando AND the beaches?

Bon Voyage can help. Each of our friendly staff have visited the Sunshine State and will gladly advise you on what destination and resort hotel is right for you. Call or email us today and we'll tailor-make this Florida and Deep South holiday to your exact requirements..

Day 14 Orlando

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Today your flight will depart from your nearest Florida airport for your chosen stay.

Want to extend your holiday? Perhaps stopover in New York en route back home? Fly to the Bahamas for a few days? Join a Caribbean Cruise? Call Bon Voyage to discuss the options available to you.

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