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Blues & Booze USA Road Trip

  • Chicago
  • Indianapolis
  • Louisville
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • Vicksburg
  • New Orleans
  • 12 nights from
  • £3,230 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-997

Holiday Overview

Blues & Booze - an iconic USA Road Trip Holiday


Travel from North to South on this music themed self drive, combining Blues, Jazz & Country. Also take time to savour some fine Whiskey/Whisky along the  Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Visit Plantations and Civil War battle sights and take a dinner cruise on the mighty Mississippi River.

Start: Chicago

Finish: New Orleans

Highlights of this USA road trip include:

- Visit 4 giants of the US music scene - Chicago, Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans

- Sample fine Whisky on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

- Visit historic Plantations and Battlefield sites

- Take a Dinner Cruise on a Mississippi Paddleboat.

Blues & Booze USA Road Trip includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Compact Car with Gold Cover - Unlimited mileage, Full tank of fuel, 3 additional drivers, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), $1 million liability coverage, Zero excess in the USA, Self drive directions (we recommend Sat Nav)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Chicago
  • 1 night accommodation in Indianapolis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Louisville
  • Please note sample accommodation can be changed to suit requirements
  • 2 nights accommodation in Nashville
  • 2 nights accommodation in Memphis
  • 1 night accommodation in Vicksburg
  • 2 nights accommodation in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Jazz Cruise Dinner

Day 1 - Arrive in Chicago

Arrive Chicago. Check-in to hotel.

Featured accommodation

Raffaello Hotel Chicago


Day 2 - Chicago - Explore the Windy City

Day at leisure to explore Chicago perhaps take an architectural river cruise, tour Oak Park, Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright or Ernest Hemingway sites.

Featured accommodation

Raffaello Hotel Chicago

Unmissable Experiences

Chicago Experiences


Day 3 - Chicago-Indianapolis 183 miles

Explore Indianapolis's  historic Fountain Square.  Why not dine in the trendy Wholesale District?

Featured accommodation

Hampton Inn Downtown Indianapolis


Day 4 - Indianapolis - Louisville 114 miles

Visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Tour and taste along Whiskey Row in Louisville.

Featured accommodation

Brown Hotel


Day 5 - Explore Louisville and its surrounds

Visit Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, visit distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Featured accommodation

Brown Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Louisville Experiences


Day 6 - Louisville - Nashville 174 miles

On arrival why not check out the Country Music Hall of Fame or just explore at leisure

Featured accommodation

Millennium Maxwell House Hotel


Day 7 - At leisure in Nashville

Suggested options: Tour Ryman Auditorium, see a show at the Grand Ole Opry (payable locally).

Featured accommodation

Millennium Maxwell House Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Nashville Experiences


Day 8 - Nashville - Memphis 212 miles

Visit Belle Meade Plantation en route. Spend the evening along world famous Beale St.

Featured accommodation

Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis


Day 9 - Explore Memphis at leisure

Visit Sun recors and Elvis Presleys Graceland  Mansion (payable locally)

Featured accommodation

Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis

Unmissable Experiences



Day 10 - Memphis - Vicksburg 250 miles

Visit a Civil War battlefield at the National Military Park

Featured accommodation

Courtyard Hotel Vicksburg


Day 11 - Vicksburg - New Orleans 207 miles

Travel through Plantation Country en route to New Orleans

Featured accommodation

Royal St Charles


Day 12 - Enjoy a day at leisure in New Orleans

Tour the Garden District/Arts District/French Quarter at leisure

Take a Paddlewheeler dinner cruise on the Mississippi (included)

Featured accommodation

Royal St Charles


Day 13 - Depart from New Orleans


Drop car at aiport and return to the UK, if flight times allow enjoy a traditional Louisiana Creole Jazz Brunch.

USA Holiday Stopovers

Why not add in the 'Land of Fire and Ice' - Iceland -on your way to your holiday in the USA. We have put together a great stopover in Iceland for 2 or 3 nights which includes accommodation and the Golden Circle Trip which includes visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall, the geo thermal area of Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

If you are travelling to the west coast of America, why not add a couple of nights stay in New York which includes accommodation and tickets for the 'Top of the Rock' observation platform for an iconic view of the city skyline. This can be done either on your way out or on the way back.

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