Thursday, August 9, 2012
See the American south through the lens of the many kinds of music the region produced, including country music, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, zydeco and jazz with this luxury Insight Vacations tour.
The Southern Tastes & Dixie Tunes Gold Luxury Tour includes a live performance at the Grand Ole Opry; a Cajun cooking class; dinner on a pool deck overlooking the Mississippi River; a trip through music history at the Country Music Hall of Fame; a backstage tour of the Ryman Auditorium, where the Grand Ole Opry was staged from 1943 to 1974; a live taping of the country music radio program; a visit to Sun Studios, where the first rock ‘n’ roll records were recorded; a tour of the Gibson Guitar Factory; a visit to Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion; and a visit to Vicksburg National Military Park, the site of the Civil War battle of the same name.
An optional eight-day voyage on the paddle-wheel steamboat the American Queen is offered as an extension. The trip will embark in New Orleans and cruise the mighty Mississippi to Memphis.
Southern Tastes & Dixie Tunes is priced from $2,975 per person, double occupancy, land only. The optional Mississippi Cruise is priced from $5,874 per person, double occupancy.
Insight Vacations provides premium escorted motorcoach vacations throughout Britain, Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia the Eastern Mediterranean and North America.
In 1978, its first year, the company had a handful of staff in London and carried just 5700 passengers. Today, Insight has a team of professionals throughout the world, plays host to over 100,000 guests per year and has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and the UK. The company has also appointed specialist agents in Argentina, Brazil, Mauritius, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan and China.
Insight has achieved many important Tour Operator ‘Firsts’ over the years including, in 1983, being the first scheduled tour operator to win ‘the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement’ from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
‘The Art of Touring in Style’ lies at the very heart of Insight philosophy. Our carefully chosen unique features and impeccable service standards enable us to deliver exceptional quality, unequalled value, unforgettable memories and personal freedom at levels currently unrivalled elsewhere in the industry.
You will travel with companions from all over the English speaking world - England, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and more. Relax and capture the spirit of Europe and North America while we take care of every detail. From Great Britain to the European continent, from Turkey to the wonders of Israel and Egypt and the breathtaking National Parks and exciting cities of America and Canada, we invite you to experience the Insight difference and travel in style and comfort.