School of Rock Flight Inclusive
Day 1: New Orleans
Meet your new coach mates at tonight’s welcome meeting, then make sure you get down to the oldest neighbourhood, The French Quarter. Bourbon Street is your destination. You could ride a mechanical bull or take in a burlesque show, but seriously? When you’re in The Big Easy, it’s all about the music.
Day 2: New Orleans to Memphis, Tennessee
Swap one musical city for another today, but before hitting Memphis, we’ll stop in Jackson, ‘the city of soul’ to stretch our legs. After dinner in Memphis, there’s only one thing to do, check out the nightlife. Best to make a bee-line for Beale Street and hop from one live music spot to another.
Day 3: Memphis
Today we’ll grace Graceland with our presence and take the Elvis Experience Tour. After getting that bit closer to ‘The King’, you could head off for the Sun Studios Tour - the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll - or switch things up a bit at the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Memphis isn’t all music, the National Civil Rights Museum deserves a visit too.
Day 4: Memphis to Nashville
Anyone going from Memphis to Nashville knows that Casey Jones Village is the place for a pitstop. Pop in to the old school ice cream parlour and fill your boots in the ‘Fudge Shoppe’. Head on inside to learn about historic Southwest Tennessee. Once in Nashville, you’ve got the afternoon to yourselves. Walk the line to the Johnny Cash Museum, or weave your way through the Honky Tonk Highway bars. Be sure to stock up on Goo Goo Clusters.
Day 5: Nashville
To keep the country music ringing in your ears, you could take a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry (the famous concert hall - book in advance), a self-guided tour of Ryman Auditorium, or hit up the Country Music Hall of Fame. Head downtown to bar hop and hear live music in practically every place.
Day 6: Nashville to Atlanta, Georgia
After leaving the country music mecca of Nashville, we’ll stop in Chattanooga to let you loose for a look around. Then it’s on to ‘Hotlanta’, our home for the night. As the sun sets, Atlanta starts to heat up. Prime time to check out the nightlife.
Day 7: Atlanta
Today is yours for the taking. For a taste of history, head to the MLK Jr. National Historic Site and Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Into Zombies? Take an optional Walking Dead film sight tour. Or for a more modern take on Atlanta, there’s the Inside CNN Studio Tour and Skyview – a 200ft high ferris wheel – for a bird’s-eye view of the city.
Day 8: Atlanta to Charlotte, North Carolina, via Greenville, South Carolina
Time to head north through South Carolina. On the way, Greenville beckons. Use your free time to take the open-air, vintage-looking trolley to do a loop of Greenville’s historic neighbourhoods. (Find out what a cow-catcher is while you’re at it!) Or there’s Falls Park to explore with its green spaces and walking trails. There a shops a-plenty too, prime for exploring. Then, petrol-heads prepare, you’ll stop off at the home of four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Hendrick Motorsports, before dinner in Charlotte.
Day 9: Charlotte to Washington, District of Columbia
We’re motoring our way out of Charlotte, heading for the bright lights of this nation’s capital. Tomorrow will give you a chance to explore Washington by day, but tonight it’s all about crossing that Potomac River into DC and enjoying an illuminated tour of the capital’s monuments. The White House at night is a sight not to be missed.
Day 10: Washington, DC
Snap yourself in front of some of the US’s most iconic buildings, recreate famous movie moments or spot a senator – today you can get a real feel for the powerhouse that is DC. Get your bearings and tick off all the must-see places with an optional hop on/off bus tour. Most of the museums are free, so get hopping and make the most of them.
Day 11: Washington, DC
Day two of doing your own thing. Speed your way past the likes of The White House and Washington Monuments by seeing the city on a segway tour, or go for pedal-power with a leisurely bike tour. This is the place to clue yourself up on all things about American history, and visit some of the many memorials, monuments and museums.
Day 12: Washington, DC to New York City, via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
It's time to leave the capital behind for a pitstop in Philly. For a bird's eye view of the city, you can choose to head to the One Liberty Observation Deck. We'll do a driving tour of Philadelphia to see the sights - you'll channel your inner champ at the Rocky statue, feel the love as you swing by the Love statue - before heading for the bright lights of the Big Apple.
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