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Feel the Vibe This comprehensive overview tour will take you to the MississippiÂ Riverfront and through downtown Memphis where tradition and modern progress collide to form an exciting modern city filled with historic sites, fun and adventure. As you travel past the magnificent mansions in Victorian Village and down Cotton Row, you will experience a southern river town in its hay day when carriages lined the streets and cotton bales sat proudly on the sidewalks waiting to be graded, traded and sold at the Memphis Cotton Exchange. The excitement created by the landing of Riverboats carrying cotton from the Mississippi Delta to the Memphis market continues today as river barge traffic still contributes to Memphis designation as the “Distribution Center of the United States.” Traveling down Riverside Drive where the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff raises to theÂ skyline you will see why the founding father’s foresight to develop the city in 1819 as a transportation center was an astute decision. The bluffs provide a natural flood barrier to the rampages of the Mississippi River allowing the Memphis of today to be an internationally recognized intermodal transportation center for rail, barge, trucking and air cargo which is only enhanced by our claim to be the home of the largest overnight mail service of the world-Federal Express!
Rhythm of Memphis Memphis is considered by many to be the “Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll.” Connected to the Mississippi Delta by Hwy 61″The Blues Highway,” Memphis has been a Mecca for Blues, Country, and Gospel artists from all over this music rich area of the United States. Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis and Elvis Presley made his home at Graceland, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Issac Hayes, Al Green, Otis Redding, Charlie Rich, Ike Turner all called Memphis home during their careers.
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The Mississippi Delta’s earliest storytellers possessed a similar trait that is detected in the classic writings of southern-based native authors, such as, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams and in the contemporary writings of John Grisham. It is a sense of place and a devotion to the traditions of its past.Â Nowhere in the South are these traditions more evident than in small southern Mississippi towns.
Discover Nashville before it was Music City. Our Athens of the South package includes historical tours rich in Southern history. From guided tours of grand estates to lively entertainment, this package has it all.
For the history buff! Chattanooga’s legacy during the civil war will be explored throughout this travel tour. The package includes the Battles of Chattanooga, a walk through Point Park, and a Civil War-themed dinner show and so much more!
Follow the footsteps of the King from “rags to riches” starting with Elvis’ early life in Memphis as a teenager atÂ Lauderdale Courts, to his sky rocking career after recording his first record at Sun Studio.
- Elvis from Rags to Riches Tour
- Graceland Platinum Tour & Sun Studio Tour
- The highlight of this one-of-a-kind adventure will be at Lauderdale Courts, where you will visit Elvis’ apartment, which has been carefully restored to replicate the original furnishings and Decor.
Group rates available
- Beale Street Blues Tour 3hrs
- Rock n Roll Tour 3hrs
- Soul Music Tour 3hrs
In the quest to identify the roots of American music, all roads led to Memphis, as stated by to the Smithsonian Museum. The Music of Elvis and Graceland, BB King and the Blues, the Gospel of Al Green, Isaac Hays, Otis Redding, and the sounds of soul … Memphis, the epicenter of the Blues, Rock ‘n Roll, Gospel and Soul … this is where it all began.
Each one of our “Rhythms of Memphis” tours begin with a music related sightseeing tour, a visit to the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and one other music attraction. All tours end on Beale Street, making it convenient to add an optional Sweet Magnolia lunch and/or dinner package at B. B. King’s Blues Club, Alfred’s on Beale, Kings’ Palace, Pig on Beale or the Blues City CafĂ©.
Welcome to the Mississippi Delta where writers and blues men, planters and scholars have lived and created the culture that we call “the Old South.” In many small towns dotted along the roadside this culture has remained virtually unchanged throughout the many decades since Plantation Life flourished in the Delta. You will be traveling down one of those roads today, Highway 61, America’s “Blues Highway” on your way to Clarksdale, a town highly acclaimed for keeping the blues alive. Clarksdale is a mix of legend, lore and literary greatness. It is not only home to many of the original blues artists of our time but also, the famous playwright Tennessee Williams. Experience theÂ Clarksdale Delta Blues Tour today!Â
- Fully excorted & narrated by our professional tour guide.
- A tour inside the Delta Blues Museum.
- Lunch at Ground Zero.
- Visit Hobson Plantation and the Commissary.
- Group will be given an “RC Cola and Moon Pie” upon departure from Clarksdale.
Group Rates Available
Learn more about the Trail of Tears with this unique travel package from Sweet Magnolia Tours. Once the heart of the Cherokee Nation, the areaâ€™s history is full of compelling stories of human spirit and sacrifice. Come explore the many fascinating Cherokee sites in the region.
Explore the richness of the Smokies! Sweet Magnolia Tours has assembled the ultimate group package to explore the sites, culture, and beauty of Pigeon Forge. You’ll be treated to everything from dinner shows to museums against the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Explore one of Tennessee’s most beautiful cities with our Discover Chattanooga group travel tour. Visit the Tennessee Aquarium, enjoy a dinner show, and take a vintage train ride through the city. You can marvel at the natural beauty with a visit to Ruby Falls and lunch at Rock City.
No one has shaped country music like Johnny Cash. This brand-new group tour explores the life and legacy of “the man in black,” as we walk in his footsteps throughout his Music City and the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee he called home.