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The spirited centres of Montgomery, New Orleans, Jackson, Memphis and Nashville, the deep and everlasting musical heritage, home of legendary musicians like Elvis, Dolly Parton and Nat King Cole, and the historic racial struggles of the mid twentieth century, spearheaded by Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X, America’s deep south is a magical and unique place to visit.

The Rhythms of the South independent motorhome tour incorporates three of the main centres for American music, New Orleans famous for jazz, Memphis, home of the Blues and birthplace of Rock and Roll, plus Nashville for rock, bluegrass, jazz, blues and soul. With most of the drives being on easy to drive Interstate Highways and two or three night stays in most destinations, this tour should allow you plenty of time to relax and to soak up the music.

Duration: 21 days

Holiday Type:
Independent Motorhome Tours

Departure dates:

  • Year round from £4,399  per person
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  • Montgomery– The State Capital of Alabama, known for its role in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Memorial Park with its battleships
  • New Orleans - including the iconic French Quarter
  • Jackson– The State Capital of Mississippi and home to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
  • Tupelo – The birthplace of Elvis Presley
  • Holly Springs National Forest
  • Memphis– Home to Graceland, Beale Street and the Lorraine Motel, site of Martin Luther King, Jr's assassination
  • Nashville – Home of country music
  • Chattanooga with its trolley-like incline railway
  • Atlanta - birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr

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What's Included

  • International flights to Atlanta
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Transfers to and from the motorhome depot
  • 2 nights in a centrally located hotel (4 Star) in Atlanta including breakfast
  • Cruise America Compact RV hire for 18 days, including:
    • Unlimited Mileage
    • Statutory Liability Coverage
    • Supplemental Liability Insurance up to $1,000,000
    • VIP Coverage ($1,500 deductible per incident)
    • Unlimited generator usage
    • Personal kit including sleeping bags, towels and pillows
    • Vehicle Provisions Kit, including cutlery and crockery

**Please note: Campsites and National Parks Pass are not included**


Distance: 248km (155miles)

Collect your motorhome and follow the Interstate to Montgomery, the State Capital of Alabama. We suggest a visit to the Old Alabama Town to see a collection of restored 19th and 20th century homes and also a visit to the Jefferson Davis’ Confederate White House.

Distance: 296km (185miles)

Today you will begin the journey to New Orleans but because it’s a long drive, we have included an overnight stop in Mobile, Alabama in order to break up the journey. Here you can see Conde-Charlotte Museum which over the years has been ruled by the French, the English, the Spanish, the Confederate and the Americans, or you could pay a trip to Memorial Park to see the Battleships.

Distance: 256km (160miles)

Continue your journey to the historic city of New Orleans: the birthplace of jazz and if you use our recommended campsite you will be able to walk into the heart of New Orleans, plus it has full hook-ups, a Clubhouse and has some great facilities.

There are so many things to do in New Orleans, there’s Jackson Square, Basin Street and Audubon Park, you can cruise the Mississippi aboard a paddle steamer, take a day tour to the swamps or you could visit one of the beautiful Plantations that are in the area.

Distance: 288km (180miles)

Today you’ll start heading north towards ‘Elvis country’ however as it’s another long drive we have once again broken the journey and have included a stop close to Jackson Mississippi, another State Capital. Here you can visit The Old Capitol, Governor’s Mansion and the Capitol Building.

Distance: 256km (160miles)

Follow the scenic Natchez Trace as you head for Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley’s and his hometown until the age of thirteen. With two nights in Tupelo you will have plenty of time to visit Elvis’s birthplace and to see the museum that’s dedicated to his life

Distance: 176km (110miles)

This morning’s drive will take you through the Holly Springs National Forest as you make your way to Memphis where if you decide to stay at our recommended campground, you will be within a stone’s throw of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home. With three nights here you will have plenty time to visit Graceland, the Civil Rights Museum where Martin Luther King was shot and Sun Studios.

Distance: 368km (230miles)

Your destination for today is Nashville, the home of Country Music and the city which saw Dolly Parton and a host of other great singers become international stars. With three nights in Nashville you will more than enough time to time to visit places such as the Grand Old Opry (Tues, Fri, Sat night), the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Jack Daniels Distillery.

Distance: 225km (140miles)

Continue to Chattanooga where the Raccoon Mountain RV Park & Campground is the closest campground to the area’s major attractions, there’s the ‘Incline Railway’ to the Lookout Mountain battlefields, the Southern Belle Riverboat, an IMAX Theatre and there’s downtown Chattanooga to explore. For the more adventurous, there’s also the Raccoon Mountain Caverns which has over 5 ½ miles of cave systems to discover.

Distance: 208km (130miles)

This morning you will make the short journey back to Atlanta to return your motorhome before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Distance: 208km (130miles)

This morning you will make the short journey back to Atlanta to return your motorhome before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.

Additional Information

Price per person is based on two people sharing, prices for solo travellers are available on request.

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Available Vehicles

You have the choice of all the Cruise America motorhomes for this tour. The prices displayed are based on the 2 – 3 berth Compact Cruise America model or you can upgrade to any of their other motorhomes for an additional cost. Click on the images for more details and specifications of each motorhome.

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