Rock 'n Roll, Rockets & Elvis Self Drive Tour

12 Nights

Atlanta, GA

From the most famous rock’n roll residence in the world, to the intimate clubs of “Music City”, music history runs deep in the South. Stroll through the city centres of Nashville and Memphis to hear some Blues and Country, and wake up in Birmingham in time for church to hear the gospel choirs sing. Enjoy travelling the rolling hills cut with creeks and rivers in between cities, rich with musical roots. Elvis is that star of the show on this tour, with chances to see palatial Graceland and his more modest beginnings in sleepy Tupelo.  Rock’n roll also takes a front seat with a visit to Muscle Shoals, a place Keith Richards calls “Rock’n roll heaven” – and for good reason – with lots of opportunity to tour studios made famous by the iconic rock bands and folk singers. Don’t miss out on highlights such as Jack Daniel’s Distillery, the iconic Grand Ol’ Opry or the impressive U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the world’s largest space Museum.

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Highlights

Highlights:

  • Motorcycle enthusiasts and curiosity seekers alike will enjoy the world’s largest motorcycle collection which boasts over 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles and race cars at the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum
  • Bask in the glory of an enthusiastic live gospel choir within the 16th Street Baptist Church, nominated as a World Heritage Site and located in the heart of the Civil Right District of Birmingham
  • Deepen your understanding of Elvis Presley’s musical legacy with a visit to his palatial estate, Graceland, and his modest childhood home in Tupelo, which still boasts over 50,000 annual visitors
  • Immerse yourself in Blues with visits to Sun Studio (where greats such as B.B. King, Elvis, and Jerry Lewis recorded), and Stax Museum of American Soul, then head to Beale Street for some live music
  • Tour “Music City”, by visiting RCA Studio B or the Country Music Hall of Fame, and visit the Grand Ol’ Opry or some slightly more intimate music venues such as The Listening Room and Bluebird Café
  • Tour the oldest registered distillery in the USA, the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, that averages 250,000 visitors yearly and makes all of its whiskey on site from a cave fed spring located nearby
  • Explore the world’s largest space Museum, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center that houses one of the most extensive collections of space artifacts, including displays of over 1,500 rockets and spacecraft
  • Enjoy the day in the South’s gateway city, Atlanta, the transport hub of the South where you can visit the world’s largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, and the famous Coca-Cola Factory
  • Day 1 - ATLANTA ARRIVAL - BIRMINGHAM
  • Day 2 - BIRMINGHAM
  • Day 3 - BIRMINGHAM - MEMPHIS
  • Day 4 - MEMPHIS
  • Day 5 - MEMPHIS - TUPELO - MUSCLE SHOALS
  • Day 6 - MUSCLE SHOALS
  • Day 7 - MUSCLE SHOALS - NASHVILLE
  • Day 8 - NASHVILLE
  • Day 9 - NASHVILLE - LYNCHBURG - HUNTSVILLE
  • Day 10 - Huntsville
  • Day 11 - HUNTSVILLE - ATLANTA
  • Day 12 - ATLANTA
  • Day 13 - ATLANTA DEPARTURE

Arrive in Atlanta and travel to Birming- ham, Alabama, to see the Barber Vin- tage Motorsport Museum, home to the  world’s largest motorcycle collection. The museum has over 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles  and race cars. Spend time in the entertainment dis- trict in downtown Birmingham. Pick up your car.

Meals Included: Ro

Econo Lodge Homewood - Birmingham

Property Location With a stay at Econo Lodge Oxmoor in Birmingham (Homewood), you'll be close to Samford University and Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens. This motel is within close proximity of Alabama Men's Hall of Fame and Birmingham Ballet.

Sunday morning, hear a spirit filled Gospel Choir at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, nominated as a World Heritage Site. The church is located in the Civil Right District of Birmingham, adjacent to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and a must-stop for those that want to learn more about Southern history and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Meals Included: Ro

Econo Lodge Homewood - Birmingham

Property Location With a stay at Econo Lodge Oxmoor in Birmingham (Homewood), you'll be close to Samford University and Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens. This motel is within close proximity of Alabama Men's Hall of Fame and Birmingham Ballet.

Enjoy the musical city of Memphis and explore the birthplace of the blues by taking in a performance in one of the entertaining Beale Street blues bars. Memphis offers a multitude of musical and movie moments, and there are two nights to explore your favorites. Start with a visit to Graceland, home of the late Elvis Presley, then choose between the Rock & Soul Museum, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Gibson Guitar Factory, or Sun Studio where musicians such as B.B. King, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded their rock’n’roll hits.

Meals Included: Ro

Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis

The Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis is located in the heart of Downtown Memphis in an extremely characteristic and lively area within short walk distance to all sites such as Mud Island, The Cotton Museum, The FedEx Forum and our famous Beale Street just to mention a few.

Dive deeper in the birthplace of the blues by taking in a performance in one of the entertaining Beale Street blues bars. Drive out for a tour of Elvis Presley’s home Graceland; see the original bomber, Memphis Belle; or monorail to unique Mud Island.

Meals Included: Ro

Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis

The Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis is located in the heart of Downtown Memphis in an extremely characteristic and lively area within short walk distance to all sites such as Mud Island, The Cotton Museum, The FedEx Forum and our famous Beale Street just to mention a few.

Travel to Tupelo, Mississippi for a day trip to see the modest birthplace of Elvis. The most significant landmark of Tupelo’s modern history is a modest, two-room house where the King of Rock & Roll was born on January 8, 1935. From this humble beginning, Elvis Presley began his swift rise to become the world’s most popular entertainer. The house, built by his father with $180, draws over 50,000 visitors each year from across the world and is part of the 15-acre Elvis Presley Park. The home is a Mississippi landmark and the centerpiece of the park which includes, among many other exhibits, the popular photoop “Elvis at 13” statue and Elvis’ childhood church. Travel to Muscle Shoals.

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Days Inn Muscle Shoals

Property Location Located in Muscle Shoals, Days Inn Muscle Shoals is close to Fame Recording Studios and Spring Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Tennessee Valley Museum of Art and Ivy Green.

Tour the “Hit Record Capital of the World”, Muscle Shoals, Alabama to spend the night. Rolling Stone’s guitarist Keith Richards called this location “Rock-N-Roll Heaven”. Visit historic FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Rattlesnake Saloon, and see “The Father of the Blues,” W. C. Handy’s birthplace and museum.

Meals Included: Ro

Days Inn Muscle Shoals

Property Location Located in Muscle Shoals, Days Inn Muscle Shoals is close to Fame Recording Studios and Spring Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Tennessee Valley Museum of Art and Ivy Green.

Travel to Nashville, often called music city where you can tour Music Row and visit historic RCA Studio B and Country Music Hall of Fame. For nighttime entertainment, visit some of the intimate clubs in town including The Listening Room Café and the famous Bluebird Café.

Meals Included: Ro

Ramada by Wyndham Nashville/Music Valley

Property Location With a stay at GuestHouse Inn & Suites Nashville / Music Valley in Nashville (Donelson), you'll be minutes from Texas Troubadour Theatre and Cooter's Place. This hotel is within close proximity of Nashville Toy Museum and Grand Ole Opry Museum.

Soak up the sounds in the country music capital by visiting the Grand Ole Opry. Experience the South’s tumultuous history at the Tennessee State Museum. A full day to discover the variety of attractions Nashville has to offer, such as the Grand Ole Opry, Opryland U.S.A. and worldfamous Printer’s Alley.

Meals Included: Ro

Ramada by Wyndham Nashville/Music Valley

Property Location With a stay at GuestHouse Inn & Suites Nashville / Music Valley in Nashville (Donelson), you'll be minutes from Texas Troubadour Theatre and Cooter's Place. This hotel is within close proximity of Nashville Toy Museum and Grand Ole Opry Museum.

Travel to Lynchburg Tennessee where small town values and perfect Americana living are alive and well in Lynchburg, It might be small, but it’s home to one LARGE industry – the Jack Daniels Distillery – which is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and averages over 250,000 visitors every year. Every ounce of Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey is produced here, fed by the pure, iron-free cave water springs nearby. Travel to Huntsville.

Meals Included: Ro

Baymont by Wyndham Huntsville

Property Location When you stay at Baymont Inn & Suites Huntsville in Huntsville, you'll be in the suburbs and convenient to University of Alabama-Huntsville and Oakwood University. This hotel is within close proximity of US Space and Rocket Center and Bridge Street Town Centre.

In Huntsville see the largest space museum in the world, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The museum has one of the most extensive collections of space artifacts and displays more than 1,500 rockets, engines, spacecraft, simulators, and handson exhibits. It is also home to Space Camp.

Meals Included: Ro

Baymont by Wyndham Huntsville

Property Location When you stay at Baymont Inn & Suites Huntsville in Huntsville, you'll be in the suburbs and convenient to University of Alabama-Huntsville and Oakwood University. This hotel is within close proximity of US Space and Rocket Center and Bridge Street Town Centre.

Travel to Atlanta for your trip out. Arrive in Atlanta and overnight. While in the South’s gateway city, visit the home of the world’s largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.

Meals Included: Ro

Ramada Plaza Atlanta Downtown Capitol Park

Property Location With a stay at Ramada Plaza Atlanta Downtown Capitol Park, you'll be centrally located in Atlanta, convenient to Georgia State Capitol and Centennial Olympic Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Turner Field and Underground Atlanta.

Enjoy a day in Atlanta, which started as railroad junction in the 1830s and quickly became the transport hub of the South. Its strategic importance was a large part of the reason it made such an inviting target for General Sherman’ Union Army, which razed it during the Civil War. Visit Fairlie-Poplar, the African American Panoramic Experience, Grant Park or the Atlanta History Center.

Meals Included: Ro

Ramada Plaza Atlanta Downtown Capitol Park

Property Location With a stay at Ramada Plaza Atlanta Downtown Capitol Park, you'll be centrally located in Atlanta, convenient to Georgia State Capitol and Centennial Olympic Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Turner Field and Underground Atlanta.

 Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.