The Sumptuous Soul of America - Summer 2021

05/28/2020 through 09/30/2021
05/28/2020 through 10/03/2021
Luxury Gold

The Sumptuous Soul Of America – Summer 2021
Join us for a toe-tapping trip of rock, jazz and country music, as you delve into the sumptuous soul of America. You’ll start in Chicago, a great food city also known for its jazz and blues, before heading south to the musical meccas of Nashville and Memphis. End your trip with a little jazz as you head to the Mississippi Delta and on to zesty New Orleans.


Exceptional Dining

  • Chicago: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
  • Chicago: Join your Travelling Concierge for a scrumptious Welcome Dinner.
  • Memphis: Enjoy a private, after hours visit to Graceland, followed by a home-style cooked meal, favoured by the King himself.
  • Natchez: Learn to make the signature drink of the South, the Mint Julep, before an elegant, three-course Southern dinner in the period surroundings of the Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens.
  • New Orleans: Gather at the famous Arnaud’s for a Celebration Dinner featuring live jazz.
  • New Orleans: Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a cooking demonstration and special Highlight Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 13 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 8 Dinners with wine (DW).

Journey Highlights

  • Chicago: Appreciate the variety of impressive styles and achievements in design during your architectural river cruise, as a Local Expert reveals how the city was transformed after the Great Fire of 1871.
  • Chicago: Experience the greatest highs and the best views of the city from the observatory atop 360 Chicago.
  • St. Louis: Get a bird’s-eye view of the city from the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch.
  • St. Louis: Take an exclusive guided tour of the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis.
  • Lexington: Tour a working Kentucky Thoroughbred farm, you never know which champion you may encounter.
  • Louisville: Enjoy a private tour and tasting at one of Kentucky’s newest members of the Bourbon Trail producing award-winning Kentucky straight bourbon brands.
  • Louisville: Take a guided walking tour of Churchill Downs, followed by a private visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum with a retired jockey.
  • Bowling Green: The Corvette is America on wheels. The National Corvette Museum pays homage to this most famous sports car.
  • Nashville: Join the ranks of superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson and record a song at legendary Studio B, take home the recording as a truly unique souvenir.
  • Nashville: Attend a live taping of the Grand Ole Opry, America’s longest-running live radio program.
  • Nashville: Head on to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and join your Local Expert, a songwriter and singer.
  • Memphis: The evening is devoted to a private, after-hours, and docent-led tour of Graceland.
  • Memphis: Visit Sun Studios, where famous music icons like Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Johnny Cash recorded revolutionary albums or the National Civil Rights Museum.
  • New Orleans: Visit Houmas House, the crown jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, previously voted best Louisiana attraction.

Stay at the Best Addresses

  • Chicago: The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park is ideally located just steps from Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the Theatre District and world renowned museums; perfect for exploring the city.
  • St Louis: Four Seasons Hotel St Louis is a five-star hotel with epic views of the Gateway Arch, located in the heart of downtown.
  • Louisville: A favourite of Kentucky Derby attendees, The Brown Hotel is an opulent choice amongst travellers who will find a blend of Georgian Elegance, timeless Southern charm and impeccable service.
  • Nashville: Experience the finest in Southern hospitality at JW Marriott Nashville.
  • Memphis: The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel connects you to the unmistakable sound, culture and history of the blues, whilst offering you a soothing and relaxing retreat.
  • Natchez: The Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens offers a unique combination of hospitality, world-class service and luxurious surroundings, set in a historic background.
  • New Orleans: The iconic family-owned Hotel Monteleone offers an unparalleled combination of Southern hospitality, world-class service and historic surroundings inside the French Quarter.

VIP Experiences

  • St. Louis: Join an exclusive guided tour of the Fabulous Fox Theatre.
  • St. Louis: Experience Memphis Your Way by visiting the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum or the National Civil Rights Museum.
  • Louisville: Visit Churchill Downs on a private tour and meet a retired Kentucky Derby jockey.
  • Nashville: Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and get a private, behind-the-scenes look at the songwriting process with a local songwriter and singer.
  • Memphis: Take a private, after-hours tour of Graceland before sitting down to a special dinner inside the Presley Motors Automobile Museum.


INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
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Itinerary

Day 1 Chicago, the Jewel of the Midwest.
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Day 2 Scaling Chicago.
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Day 3 St. Louis, Gateway to the West.
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Day 4 St. Louis Arch to Louisvulle.
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Day 5 Spirit of Kentucky.
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Day 6 Highway to Nashville.
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Day 7 Nashville's Musical History.
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Day 8 Memphis and Graceland.
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Day 9 The Best of Memphis.
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Day 10 Mississippi mystique in Natchez.
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Day 11 Frogmore, Houmas House, and New Orleans.
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Day 12 New Orleans Sightseeing.
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Day 13 Exploring the Big Easy.
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Day 14 Depart New Orleans.
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