It’s no wonder they say the soundtrack of America is made in Tennessee. There is a tangible spirit that resides in the physical beauty, the music, the food and the people.
So, what's a Tennessee holiday all about? Scenic drives, peaceful river valleys and breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountains. Did you know that Tennessee boasts 54 state parks and 4 national parks?
Then there’s the music. Blues, Country, Rock. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly and Kenny – Tennessee is where they became legends. The Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium attracts hundreds of thousands of music lovers each year as standing tributes to the very best in country music then and now. And there's Memphis’ legendary Beale Street. If this historic 3 blocks could talk! It has witnessed the birth of blues, the beginnings of rock n’ roll and a nation divided by the civil rights movement all whilst serving up some of the best BBQ in the country.
Ah, the food. Slow smoked ribs and chicken dripping in hickory sauce; pulled pork so succulent it melts in your mouth; corn on the cob so fat and sweet you don’t miss butter; coleslaw so zingy and crispy you never want to eat anything else, all washed down with one of Tennessee’s fabled craft beers.
Or, if you prefer a drop of the hard stuff, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey. Jack was a real person too – not just a made up brand name to sell a few bottles of his fire water. His grandfather had emigrated to the US from Wales. He was one of 13 children, but never married nor had any kids of his own.
Tennessee is rich with interesting natives past and present. The legendary folk hero Davy Crockett, who fought in the War of 1812; Michael Oher, whose life was depicted in the block buster film The Blind Side; notorious mobster Machine Gun Kelly AND, of course, a list of legendary performers that is almost too good to be true: Dolly Pardon, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Carl Perkins, Isaac Hayes, Lisa Marie Presley, Usher, Roseanne Cash……the list truly goes on and on.
A Bon Voyage holiday to Tennessee encompasses it all. The history, the struggles, the triumphs, the beauty – all to a soundtrack that can only be described as America’s. And yes, it was Made in Tennessee.
Tennessee and the Deep South
The Deep South - Deluxe Tour
Tastes & Sounds of the South - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour
Tennessee and The South - Music and Mountains
Best of the Old South and New South
Backroads and Bayous of the Deep South
Land of the American Kings - Elvis, BB King and King Cotton
Explore the Southern States
USA Rail Holiday - Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans
Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans
Dixie Discovery Tour
Sweet Home Alabama
The Blue Ridge Parkway: The Ultimate Driving Trip
The Ultimate Music & Heritage Tour of the Deep South
Lower Mississippi Memphis to New Orleans
Lower Mississippi - New Orleans Round Trip
Exploring North Carolina
Kentucky, Tennessee and The Big Easy
Memphis, New Orleans and NCL Cruise
Blues, Bourbon & BBQ Guided Motorcycle Tour Deep South
The Music Triangle
American Duchess River Cruise - Nashville to Memphis plus New Orleans
Deep South Discovery – Heritage to Honky Tonk
Memphis attraction package
Elvis Presley's Graceland
Fontanel Mansion, Nashville
National Civil Rights Museum
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg
The Blue Ridge Parkway
Nashville attraction package.
Dolly Parton's Favourite Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!
Memphis Mojo Tour
30 Years Of Graceland........
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Honky Tonk Highway
The 'Man in Black' is immortalised at the Johnnie Cash Museum
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford