Closing date: 13 Mar 2019
When it comes to American music, all choruses lead to the Deep South. A pulsating hotbed of blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll that soundtracks the fascinating culture this region harbours. It’s a way of life that the experts at Grand American Adventures can help you tune in to, offering you the chance to win a place on their toe-tapping Deep South and Delta Blues tour.
First stop: Atlanta. You have the day to explore this iconic city, well known for its Southern charm and delicious local cuisine. Next, spend time in Birmingham soaking up the birthplace of the civil rights movement, spearheaded by Dr Martin Luther King Jr, before beelining south for the cultural crossroads of New Orleans. Wander its elegant French Quarter, feast on classic Louisiana fare on a Mississippi cruise and enjoy jazz notes at the iconic Preservation Hall.
Next up, a day in both Natchez and Clarksdale, to explore their historical plantations. Then it’s on to Memphis and Nashville – two grandfathers of American music. In the former, memories of the musical greats are found on just about every corner: Beale Street has hosted the likes of Louis Armstrong and BB King, Sun Studio has welcomed Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley’s iconic Graceland home will leave you all shook up. Finally, switch from rock ‘n’ roll to country in Nashville, holing up in the honky tonks of Broadway and at the Grand Ole Opry.
Grand American Adventures have more than 40 years experience, and offer over 70 small-group tours across the Americas, from the Galápagos Islands to Alaska. There are trips for every traveller, including camping adventures for the more active, tours with comfortable hotels, and in-depth itineraries with unique accommodation, all led in small groups with an expert leader. They take care of the details, helping you get under the skin of destinations like the Deep South, so you can focus on what really matters: enjoying yourself.
Grand American Adventures are offering the opportunity to win a spot on their 12-day Deep South and Delta Blues tour, including return flights from London. For a chance to win, just answer the following question:
What was Elvis Presley’s first number one in the UK singles chart?
a) Heartbreak Hotel
b) Hound Dog
c) All Shook Up
Or send your answer to the Wanderlust office (Wanderlust Publications Ltd, 1 Leworth Pl, Windsor, SL4 1EB) and state ‘more info’ if you want to be contacted by Wanderlust and Grand American Adventures. The closing date is 13 March 2019.
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