Multi-Day Tour

The Sumptuous Soul of America (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018) (14 days)

Luxury Gold

Chicago, IL, United States To New Orleans, LA, United States

The Sumptuous Soul of America (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018) (14 days)

Day 2

Scaling Chicago.

Day 3

St Louis, Gateway To The West.

Day 4

St Louis Arch To Louisville.

Day 5

Spirited Residents And Resident Spirits Of

Day 6

A Corvette On The Honky-Tonk Highway To

Day 7

Enjoy Nashville’s Musical History.

Day 8

Memphis And Graceland, Home Of 'the King'.

Day 9

Sun Studios And National Civil Rights Museum.

Day 10

Mississippi Mystique In Natchez.

Day 11

Frogmore, Houmas House And New Orleans.

Day 13

Exploring New Orleans, The Big Easy.

Day 16

Scaling Chicago.

Day 17

St Louis, Gateway To The West.

Day 18

St Louis Arch To Louisville.

Day 19

Spirited Residents and Resident Spirits of Louisville.

Day 20

A Corvette on the Honky-Tonk Highway to Nashville.

Day 21

Enjoy Nashville’s Musical History.

Day 22

Memphis And Graceland, Home Of 'the King'.

Day 23

Sun Studios And National Civil Rights Museum.

Day 24

Mississippi Mystique In Natchez.

Day 25

Frogmore, Houmas House And New Orleans.

Day 27

Exploring New Orleans, The Big Easy.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
24 Jun 2018
Chicago, IL United States
The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago. None
Welcome to Chicago. Upon arrival, you will be met and taken to your exclusive retreat near the Magnificent Mile. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 2
25 Jun 2018
Scaling Chicago.
The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago. None
Start your discovery with one of the Windy City's greatest highs - the 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Continue your exploration during a 90-minute architectural river cruise and discover how the Great Fire of 1871 paved the way for the birth of the skyscraper. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine at Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse, a classic Chicago style chophouse.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
26 Jun 2018
St Louis, Gateway To The West.
Four Seasons Hotel, St Louis. None
Journey to St Louis where you join an exclusive guided tour of the Fabulous Fox Theatre, opened in 1929. This vibrant city played host to the World's Fair and Olympics of 1904, with both being held at St Louis' prestigious Washington University.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 4
27 Jun 2018
St Louis Arch To Louisville.
The Brown Hotel, Louisville. None
Get a bird's-eye view of the city with a visit to the top of the famed St Louis Gateway Arch standing 630 feet (190 metres) tall. Next, head east through the Hoosier National Forest to Louisville. In the evening, enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 5
28 Jun 2018
Spirited Residents And Resident Spirits Of
The Brown Hotel, Louisville. None
Continue your immersion into Louisville culture with an up-close look at some of Kentucky's most spirited residents during a visit to a retired horse farm. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds where you will learn about some of the horses before visiting a bourbon distillery. Discover the secrets and meticulous details involved in the making of the South's signature spirit before indulging in a sampling. The evening is yours to enjoy.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 6
29 Jun 2018
A Corvette On The Honky-Tonk Highway To
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown. None
The fun continues with a guided historic walking tour of Churchill Downs to learn about the history of the Kentucky Derby, followed by a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum. Gain an insider's perspective during a private visit with Charles Woods Jr, a retired jockey. Next, discover the history behind one of America's favourite sports cars at the National Corvette Museum where you'll have lunch. Dinner with wine is served at your hotel in the evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Day 7
30 Jun 2018
Enjoy Nashville’s Musical History.
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown. None
Enjoy a tour of historic Studio B with a professional sound engineer in a 30-minute, choir-style recording session. Take home a copy of the recording as a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, full of memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Your Local Expert, a songwriter and singer, will tell you the stories behind the biggest hits sung by well-known country music stars. No trip to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. Attend a live taping of America's longest-running live radio programme.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 8
01 Jul 2018
Memphis And Graceland, Home Of 'the King'.
The Westin Memphis Beale Street. None
Travel from the home of country music to the birthplace of blues and rock 'n' roll, where your day is at leisure to explore the museums and shops, or maybe try some Memphis barbecue? The evening is devoted to Graceland - as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the late, great, Elvis Presley. From the flowers and painted signs outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture. Meet George Klein, Elvis' close friend, and enjoy a casual dinner with wine.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 9
02 Jul 2018
Sun Studios And National Civil Rights Museum.
The Westin Memphis Beale Street. None
Visit Sun Studios, where artists like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash recorded revolutionary albums. Later, visit the National Civil Rights Museum tracing the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 10
03 Jul 2018
Mississippi Mystique In Natchez.
Monmouth Historic Inn And Gardens, Natchez. None
Depart for Natchez, founded by the French in 1716 when it became home to a flowering colonial culture. At your charming, luxury country mansion inn, whet your palate during a mixology class and learn the 'science' behind the signature drink of the South, the Mint Julep. Then enjoy a delectable four-course Highlight Dinner with wine, in the stunning main house.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 11
04 Jul 2018
Frogmore, Houmas House And New Orleans.
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. None
Stop at Frogmore Plantation and journey back to a time when cotton was king. With your costumed hosts, tour a reconstructed 19th century plantation. Get a glimpse into the sweet side of the South with a visit to Houmas House Plantation, once the largest producer of sugar in the country. In the evening, visit the New Orleans School of Cooking. Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a lively cooking demonstration and enjoy the culinary creations over a special Highlight Dinner with wine.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 12
05 Jul 2018
New Orleans, LA United States
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. None
Join a Local Expert for an atmospheric tour of the city. Learn about its rich history steeped in the myriad of cultures that have found a new home here. See Jackson Square and the Treme neighbourhood. Explore City Park and take a moment to perhaps enjoy a café au lait while admiring the oak trees. Next, visit one of the city's famous above ground cemeteries and learn about the local's uniquely joyful perspective on life and death.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 13
06 Jul 2018
Exploring New Orleans, The Big Easy.
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. None
Start the day with a bayou expert on the rural side of the Crescent City, as you board a boat to meet the resident alligators and other fauna and flora. Enjoy some free time before gathering with your new friends and toasting to lifelong memories during a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine, at the famous New Orleans restaurant, Arnaud's.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 14
07 Jul 2018
New Orleans, LA United States
None None
Bid 'Au Revoir' to the Big Easy in the morning. A complimentary transfer is provided to Louis Armstrong Airport or choose to extend your stay at Hotel Monteleone.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 15
08 Jul 2018
Chicago, IL United States
The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago. None
Welcome to Chicago. Upon arrival, you will be met and taken to your exclusive retreat near the Magnificent Mile. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 16
09 Jul 2018
Scaling Chicago.
The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago. None
Start your discovery with one of the Windy City's greatest highs - the 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Continue your exploration during a 90-minute architectural river cruise and discover how the Great Fire of 1871 paved the way for the birth of the skyscraper. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine at Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse, a classic Chicago style chophouse.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 17
10 Jul 2018
St Louis, Gateway To The West.
Four Seasons Hotel, St Louis. None
Journey to St Louis where you join an exclusive guided tour of the Fabulous Fox Theatre, opened in 1929. This vibrant city played host to the World's Fair and Olympics of 1904, with both being held at St Louis' prestigious Washington University.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 18
11 Jul 2018
St Louis Arch To Louisville.
The Brown Hotel, Louisville. None
Get a bird's-eye view of the city with a visit to the top of the famed St Louis Gateway Arch standing 630 feet (190 metres) tall. Next, head east through the Hoosier National Forest to Louisville. In the evening, enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 19
12 Jul 2018
Spirited Residents and Resident Spirits of Louisville.
The Brown Hotel, Louisville. None
Continue your immersion into Louisville culture with an up-close look at some of Kentucky's most spirited residents during a visit to a retired horse farm. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds where you will learn about some of the horses before visiting a bourbon distillery. Discover the secrets and meticulous details involved in the making of the South's signature spirit before indulging in a sampling. The evening is yours to enjoy.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 20
13 Jul 2018
A Corvette on the Honky-Tonk Highway to Nashville.
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown. None
The fun continues with a guided historic walking tour of Churchill Downs to learn about the history of the Kentucky Derby, followed by a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum. Gain an insider's perspective during a private visit with Charles Woods Jr, a retired jockey. Next, discover the history behind one of America's favourite sports cars at the National Corvette Museum where you'll have lunch. Dinner with wine is served at your hotel in the evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Day 21
14 Jul 2018
Enjoy Nashville’s Musical History.
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown. None
Enjoy a tour of historic Studio B with a professional sound engineer in a 30-minute, choir-style recording session. Take home a copy of the recording as a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, full of memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Your Local Expert, a songwriter and singer, will tell you the stories behind the biggest hits sung by well-known country music stars. No trip to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. Attend a live taping of America's longest-running live radio programme.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 22
15 Jul 2018
Memphis And Graceland, Home Of 'the King'.
The Westin Memphis Beale Street. None
Travel from the home of country music to the birthplace of blues and rock 'n' roll, where your day is at leisure to explore the museums and shops, or maybe try some Memphis barbecue? The evening is devoted to Graceland - as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the late, great, Elvis Presley. From the flowers and painted signs outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture. Meet George Klein, Elvis' close friend, and enjoy a casual dinner with wine.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 23
16 Jul 2018
Sun Studios And National Civil Rights Museum.
The Westin Memphis Beale Street. None
Visit Sun Studios, where artists like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash recorded revolutionary albums. Later, visit the National Civil Rights Museum tracing the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 24
17 Jul 2018
Mississippi Mystique In Natchez.
Monmouth Historic Inn And Gardens, Natchez. None
Depart for Natchez, founded by the French in 1716 when it became home to a flowering colonial culture. At your charming, luxury country mansion inn, whet your palate during a mixology class and learn the 'science' behind the signature drink of the South, the Mint Julep. Then enjoy a delectable four-course Highlight Dinner with wine, in the stunning main house.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 25
18 Jul 2018
Frogmore, Houmas House And New Orleans.
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. None
Stop at Frogmore Plantation and journey back to a time when cotton was king. With your costumed hosts, tour a reconstructed 19th century plantation. Get a glimpse into the sweet side of the South with a visit to Houmas House Plantation, once the largest producer of sugar in the country. In the evening, visit the New Orleans School of Cooking. Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a lively cooking demonstration and enjoy the culinary creations over a special Highlight Dinner with wine.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 26
19 Jul 2018
New Orleans, LA United States
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. None
Join a Local Expert for an atmospheric tour of the city. Learn about its rich history steeped in the myriad of cultures that have found a new home here. See Jackson Square and the Treme neighbourhood. Explore City Park and take a moment to perhaps enjoy a café au lait while admiring the oak trees. Next, visit one of the city's famous above ground cemeteries and learn about the local's uniquely joyful perspective on life and death.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 27
20 Jul 2018
Exploring New Orleans, The Big Easy.
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. None
Start the day with a bayou expert on the rural side of the Crescent City, as you board a boat to meet the resident alligators and other fauna and flora. Enjoy some free time before gathering with your new friends and toasting to lifelong memories during a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine, at the famous New Orleans restaurant, Arnaud's.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 28
21 Jul 2018
New Orleans, LA United States
None None
Bid 'Au Revoir' to the Big Easy in the morning. A complimentary transfer is provided to Louis Armstrong Airport or choose to extend your stay at Hotel Monteleone.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Two of life’s greatest pleasures - music and food - are at the forefront of this sensual journey through the American heartland. Start in Chicago, a great food city also known for its jazz and blues. Travel south to the musical meccas of Nashville and Memphis. Then head down through the Mississippi Delta and on to zesty New Orleans.

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