from € 2.280 THE MUSIC HIGHWAY
Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama
On the Road in the true American spirit to explore the places where most of our heroes were born, lived and where the history of modern music was created. From Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash, from Otis Redding to Jerry Lee Lewis and BB King. Stroll through the streets of Nashville, the home of Country Music and sip excellent Tennessee whiskey directly at Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg. Enjoy the memory of old recordings at The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and relive the history of Civil Rights in Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. So “C’mon, Let’s Go Down South!”. Join us on this unique journey through the states of the South in search of the origins of true American Music.
Departure from Italy to Atlanta with scheduled flight operated by Delta Airlines (or another IATA economy class carrier). You will arrive in Atlanta, not only a large cosmopolitan city in the South but also an important economic center that houses the headquarters of large companies, such as CNN and the Coca Cola Company. The city is also the old home and burial place of some leaders who fought for civil rights, such as Martin Luther King Jr. Free transfer to your hotel on your own. Overnight stay.
Collection of the motorcycle booked from Italy in the morning. You will have the whole day to dedicate ourselves to visiting the capital of Georgia; the headquarters of the Coca Cola Company, the birthplace of Martin Luther King and his grave. Then a walking tour to enjoy the Street Art atmosphere of this cosmopolitan South city. Overnight stay.
Departure in the morning to cross north Georgia along the characteristic Backroads of this area and reach Waynesville, a small town in North Carolina from which you will leave the following day to face the legendary Tail of the Dragon. Overnight stay.
You are in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains ... your stop today brings you first to the border with Tennessee, in Robinsville. This is where one of the most exciting roads in the U.S.A. begins; The Tail of the Dragon with its 318 hairpin bends and its 11 mile long to be traveled at full throttle and enjoy in one breath. You then continue to get to Chattanooga. Hotel accommodation. You could visit Ruby Falls, Rock City and the Incline Railroad and the Songbirds Guitar Museum. Overnight stay at the hotel.,
Today the road takes you to a famous Tennessee icon! You will arrive in Lynchburg, the production city of the famous Jack Daniel's. Let's take our time to visit the distillery, taste its atmosphere and more ... Leaving Lynchburh you will head towards the capital Nashville where you will have the opportunity to visit the Nashville Country Music Hall Of Fame, from here a shuttle allows us to reach the historic "RCA Studio B ”, one of the most important and successful recording studios in the world.
In full Downhome, a few steps from the Cumberland River, you will find the Johnny Cash Museum which in just five months from its opening (the last attraction in order of time of the Music City) is permanently is in the top list of the destinations to see and in the Forbes list than National Geographic.
For shopping enthusiasts, in addition to the many hats, boots, musical instruments and discs stores located in the center, just a few miles of road to reach the center "Opry Mills Mall", the largest outlet in Tennessee, near which you will find the home of the "Grand Ole Opry", the longest running live radio program, which broadcasts American Country music. Overnight stay in Nashville.
Leave your motorcycles at rest for a day to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the City of Music. Overnight stay in Nashville
To the south to return for a short distance on the roads of Alabama to visit a real gem of Soul Music, Blues, the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. The studios were born in 1969 when four musicians composing the rhythm section of the then renowned Swampers founded their studios for the first time. Soon the rumors spread and many famous names went to record their albums at The Muscle Shoals Studios, such as the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elton Jonh just to name a few. After the short visit we continue to one of the world symbolic cities of music and of the struggle for Civil Rights .... Memphis awaits you!!! Arrival in the afternoon. Accommodation in the hotel and you will enjoy the first evening in the Street, where you can taste excellent Cat Fish (typical Mississippi dish), attend a concert (live performances are frequent)
The day is dedicated to music and begins with a tour to visit the STAX Museum of American Soul Music, at 962 McLemore Avenue, the famous soul record label founded in 1957 by Jim Stewart and his sister Estelle Axton.
A visit (guided, at least for beginners) to Sun Studios at 706 Union Avenue, which have become famous for recording blues musicians of the likes of Howlin 'Wolf, Doctor Ross, BB King, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, Little Milton is also mandatory and other. But the great fame is given by having allowed the first recordings to those who determined the birth of Rock'n’Roll: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash.
A visit to the National Civil Rights Museum, at the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King was killed on 4th April 1968 is a must.
In the afternoon you will dedicate ourselves to the King of Rock'n’Roll by visiting Graceland, the villa that now is a museum, where Elvis Presley lived. A must for dinner is the BB King Blues Club on Beale Street. Overnight stay in Memphis.
Today's stage is short but very intense for music fans. After leaving Memphis you will head to Clarksdale crossing Mississippi on Highway 61, stopping for a short stop in Tunica to visit the Gateway To The Blues Shop.
Once in Clarksdale you we will find the legendary Crossroads - the famous intersection between 61 and 49 where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil - to reach the Cat Head Delta Blues & amp; Folk Art, museum-shop managed by Roger Stolle strongly active in preserving the African-American tradition and the culture of the blues.
A visit, even just for a drink to the Ground Zero Blues Club, owned by Morgan Freeman is mandatory, which in the evening often presents live concerts of local bluesmen a stone's throw from the Delta Blues Museum, which we recommend visiting, as well as the Red's, one of the last true Juke Joint of the State.
Small detour to see the "Mississippi State Penitentiary" Parchman, at the intersection of 32 and 49W; 7000 hectares of penitentiary which has become famous not only for its hardness, for the research and recordings of the ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, and for having hosted numerous bluesmen (such as Son House and Bukka White). Continue to the Hopson Plantation where the Shack Up Inn is located which will allow you to see how the lodgings were like in one of the original sharecropper shacks that worked on the plantation, adapted with the addition of comfort but which retain the essence of the true Mississippi Delta. Overnight stay at the Shack Up Inn.
Departure for Natchez with obligatory stop in Greenwood where you will visit the tomb of Robert Johnson, the famous bluesman who sold his soul to the devil and Indianola, "The House of BB King" as well stated in the sign that welcomes us at the entrance of the city. Here you will visit among other things, the Ebony Club and the BB King Blues Museum. You will then pass from Vicksburg theater of the famous battle during the Secession War, then heading to Natchez, a beautiful town (once the capital of the state) nestled on high cliffs overlooking the river and a fundamental center of cotton, with many examples of farmhouse architecture made famous from numerous films and books. Overnight stay in Natchez
Crossing Baton Rouge we will arrive in New Orleans along the "River Road", visiting the Houmas Plantation House and Gardens, a splendid estate that represents the "True South" where the sugar barons reigned along the Great River Road tasting the famous Mint Julep, the bourbon-based cocktail that was invented at Houmas House.
Once arriving in New Orleans, after having settled in the hotel you will enjoy a night among the colors, scents and sounds of Crescent City. Overnight stay in New Orleans.
Today is a day of leisure to explore the French Quarter and to take advantage of the many architectural, musical and gastronomic attractions that New Orleans has to offer or to participate in one of the proposed excursions, such as jazz brunch or a swamp tour. Overnight stay.
You will leave New Orleans to reach Montgomery, the capital of the state of Alabama which played a decisive role both in the war of secession and in the birth of the American civil rights movement. Birthplace of Nat King Cole, one of the most important Jazz musicians in history, Montgomery represents one of the most important Historic Cities in America Dexter Avenue where Dexter Avenue is located King Memorial Church from which Martin Luther King made his famous speech.
Important stop for American music Montgomery hosts the Hank Williams Museum in addition to the Scott & amp; Ella Fitzgerald Museum. Hotel accommodation. Overnight stay.
Last stop of your fantastic journey !!! You will return to Atlanta for the last night in the true South of the USA. Arrival in Atlanta and delivery of the rented motorcycle and return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Flight to Italy operated by Delta Airlines / Alitalia.
Arrival in Italy scheduled in the morning.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||Quota Passeggero||Quota Pilota|
|From 17 April 2021 to 2 May 2020||€ 2,280||-|
|From 17 April 2021 to 2 May 2021||-||€ 4,780|
ATLANTA: Crowne Plaza Midtown 4 *
WAYNESVILLE: BW Smokey Mountain INN 3 *
CHATTANOOGA: Holiday Inn Downtown 3 *
NASHVILLE: Super 8 by Wyndham Nashville Downtown 3 *
MEMPHIS: Doubletree Hotel Memphis Downtown 4 *
CLARKSDALE: The Shack Up Inn 3 *
NATCHEZ: Days Inn by Wyndham 3 *
NEW ORLEANS: Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome 4 *
MONTGOMERY: Staybridge Suites Montgomery 3 *
OPERATIVE FLIGHTS INDICATIVE
VS3877 17APR MXP / JFK 1000/1310
VS4729 17APR JFK / ATL 1629/1911
AF 681 01MAY ATL / CDG 1635/0705 + 1
AF1830 02MAY CDG / MXP 0825/0950
Individual participation fees, starting from:
|Price per person, MINIMUM 10 PARTICIPANTS||In the indicated hotels|
|Pilot – In double room||€ 4,780.00|
|Passenger – In a double room||€ 2,280.00|
|Suppl. Single||€ 980.00|
|Airport taxes subject to change||€ 300.00|
|Subscription fee||€ 65.00|
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