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Rhythms of the South - USA

Rhythms of the South - USA

Discover the legendary hospitality and influential musical history found in the Southern USA.

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January 30 - February 15, 2023

 

Shake off the winter blues as we roll down the highway to the musically influenced cities of the American South.   Discover the legendary hospitality, delectable cuisine, and influential musical history found in the Southern USA. Alabama, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Laurel Mississippi are sure to create your fond memories and leave a smile in your heart of this unique getaway.

 

Pick-Up Locations & Times:

Kingston - McCoy Getaways Office – TBD

Napanee - Flying J Travel Centre - TBD

Belleville - Quinte Mall (between East Side Mario's & Shell) - TBD

Cobourg - Northumberland Mall (by Staples) - TBD

 

 

 

Day 1

Get ready for a fun-filled trip to explore the southern United States. Our tour will kick off today with an early morning departure from the McCoy Getaways office in Kingston. Along the way, we'll make quick stops in Napanee, Belleville, and Cobourg to pick up the other passengers in our group. Today we'll be traveling to Cleveland, OH for a one-night stay at the Drury Plaza Hotel. Lunch is on your own today and comfort stops will be made along the way. We will check into the hotel around 5:00 pm. After settling into our rooms, there will be a welcome reception held at the hotel with food and drinks included. After the reception, you'll be able to enjoy dinner on your own and the remainder of your evening is free to do as you wish.

Day 2

Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Today we'll travel to Bowling Green, KY. A one-hour lunch stop (on your own) and two comfort stops will be made along the way today. We will check into the Holiday Inn University Centre this afternoon. Dinner is included tonight at Rafferty's Restaurant and Bar. After dinner, we'll return to the hotel and the remainder of your evening is free to enjoy at your leisure.

B, D

Day 3

Breakfast is included at the hotel morning. After checking out, we'll visit the National Corvette Museum. From there, we'll continue onward to Muscle Shoals, AL and visit the W C Handy House Museum. After the museum, we'll head to the Hampton Inn and Suite in downtown Florence, AL. A Tex-Mex dinner is included tonight at Rosie's Mexican Cantina. After dinner, we'll head back to the hotel.

B, D

Day 4

We'll enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before we visit two historic music studios - the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Recording Studios! You'll be able to enjoy lunch (on your own) in downtown Tuscumbia, AL. After lunch, we'll visit the Alabama Music Hall of Fame before heading to Helen Keller's Birthplace in Tuscumbia. After touring this historic museum house, we'll head for dinner at a local restaurant and return to the hotel afterwards where the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy.

B

Day 5

Today we'll check out of the hotel after our included breakfast and head to Laurel, MS. Laurel is a quintessential small southern town where Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV's show - Hometown, are working to preserve this community. Enjoy downtown Laurel and lunch (on your own) while exploring the town. In the afternoon, you'll go on a self-guided walking tour of historic Laurel homes (map guides will be provided). we'll then head to the Hilton Garden Inn in Hattiesburg, MS. Dinner will be included this evening at a local restaurant.

B, D

Day 6

This morning after our included breakfast, we will enjoy a guided tour of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Lunch will be on your own in beautiful downtown Laurel, MS. In the afternoon, we'll depart for New Orleans, LA! Once we arrive, our first stop will be at Mardi Gras World where you'll get to tour the building that designs and builds the floats for the famous parade. We'll then check into the Holiday Inn French Quarter-Chateau Lemoyne. A Welcome to New Orleans dinner is included tonight at the Court of Two Sisters. After dinner, we'll return to the hotel.

B, D

Day 7

After our included breakfast at the hotel this morning, we'll meet our guide for a tour of the Garden District of New Orleans. Lunch will be on your own today and you'll have free time to explore the Riverwalk and visit Café Du Monde. A guided tour this afternoon of the historic French Quarter will be a highlight of the day. We'll then return to the hotel to freshen up before we board a riverboat for a Jazz Dinner Cruise onboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. After dinner and the cruise ends, we'll return to our hotel for the evening.

B, D

Day 8

Today is a free day to enjoy New Orleans at your leisure. Breakfast is included this morning and then the rest of the day is yours to explore NOLA. Tonight, we'll enjoy a concert at Preservation Hall. After the concert, we'll head to Mulate's Restaurant for dinner.

B, D

Day 9

Today, after our included breakfast, we'll depart for a New Orleans Swamp Tour! After the tour ends, we'll bid farewell to NOLA and head to Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant for lunch (included) in a 19th-century cottage. After lunch, you'll enjoy a tour of Oak Alley Plantation and its sprawling landscape. After a fun-filled afternoon, we'll check into the Fairfield Inn & Suites in LaPlace, LA. Dinner tonight will be at Spuddy's Cajun Foods where you'll learn how to make a rue and participate in an interactive class on making andouille sausage! PLUS, enjoy Live Creole and Zydeco Music and dance along! After dinner ends, we'll return to the hotel for the evening.

B, L, D

Day 10

Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. This morning we'll enjoy a tour at Houmas House and Gardens. After the tour ends, we'll travel to meet a local guide and embark on a tour at the Greenwood Gator Farms and afterwards you'll experience a Down the Bayou Shrimp Tour where you'll learn the ins and outs of the seafood industry. Enjoy a Down South Boil Dinner (Shrimp & Crawfish) and a presentation by the Cajun Music Preservations Society. Following a busy day of sightseeing, we'll return to the hotel for the night.

B, L, D

Day 11

This morning we will depart to Natchez, MS after enjoying breakfast at the hotel. Mid-morning we'll visit the Natchez National Historical Park & Visitor Center and after meeting our local guide, we'll depart for the Carriage House Restaurant at Stanton Hall where lunch is included. After lunch, we'll board the bus for a Driving Tour of the Natchez Antebellum District. We'll then begin a tour of Longwood, the largest octagonal house in the United States. In the afternoon, we'll check into the Natchez Grand Hotel. You'll have some free time at the hotel before we head for dinner (included) at Restaurant 1818 - an early 19th-century antebellum mansion. After dinner, we'll return to the hotel for the remainder of the evening.

B, L, D

Day 12

We'll enjoy an included breakfast at the hotel this morning before we check out. This morning we'll visit the Delta Music Museum and meet our local guide. After touring the museum, we'll visit Frogmore Plantation and Gins. A boxed lunch is included during our visit. After lunch, we'll head to Cleveland, MS, and check into the Cotton House. Dinner is on your own tonight and the evening is free to enjoy at your leisure.

B, L

Day 13

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we'll head to the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, MS, which sits squarely in the middle of the Mississippi Delta, the land that gave birth to American music. From there we'll travel to Clarksdale, MS to enjoy lunch and live music at Ground Zero Blues Club. After lunch, you'll have time to explore the Delta Blues Museum and later in the afternoon, our guide will take us on a driving tour where we'll visit historic sites. Dinner tonight (included) will be at Leveon's Bar and Grill where we'll enjoy live Juke Joint music during dinner. After dinner, we'll return to the hotel for the evening.

B, L, D

Day 14

We'll enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out this morning. Mid-morning we'll stop at Dockery Farms for a photo op. Dockery Plantation is widely regarded as the place where Delta blues music was born. Next, we'll head to Grammy Museum. After an included boxed lunch we'll visit William Faulkner's home and then visit the Blues Archives at Ole' Miss. To conclude the day, we'll check into our hotel this evening and then go to dinner at a local restaurant.

B, L, D

Day 15

After eating breakfast this morning, we'll visit the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Visitor Center. Next, we'll cross time zones as we travel to Mount Vernon, IL. You'll enjoy lunch on your own as we travel. Tonight, dinner is included at Bandana's Barbeque. After dinner, we'll check into the Drury Inn & Suites for the night.

B, D

Day 16

Today we'll continue our journey home after enjoying breakfast at the hotel. Lunch (on your own) and comfort stops will be made along the way. We'll check into the Embassy Suites in Detroit tonight. Dinner is on your own this evening.

B

Day 17

After an early morning breakfast at the hotel, we'll board the bus and continue our final push home to Kingston. Lunch (on your own) and comfort stops will be made along the way. We'll make quick stops in Cobourg, Belleville, and Napanee to drop off members of our group before arriving back in Kingston mid-afternoon.

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Notes:

  • A deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking.

  • Balance is due 90 days prior to departure.

  • Refunds are not available within 90 days of travel.

  • Proper Identification is required to enter the U.S.A. - Passport.

  • When completing your booking, the passenger name(s) entered must match the name on their passport.

  • Regular stops will be made for comfort breaks and meals.

  • For the comfort of fellow passengers, kindly refrain from using scented products and perfumes.

  • If you have any food allergies we should be aware, please let us know during the time of booking.

  • Tipping for driver and escort is at your discretion.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details Times
Cobourg Northumberland Mall (by the Staples)
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McCoy Getaways Office McCoy Getaways Office - 566 Cataraqui Woods Drive
Gravel lot, east side of the building.
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Napanee Flying J Napanee - Flying J Travel Centre
Northeast corner of the parking lot
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Quinte Mall Quinte Mall
By East Side Mario's near Tesla charging stations.
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