Thursday, April 9, 2009

Whistling Dixie Tours: Southern Harmony

~ Now here’s a great idea – a ten day/nine night one of a kind travel experience of America’s Musical South.

In the spirit of Rock n Roll Fantasy, Whistling Dixie Tours has developed a first-class, travel like a rock star tour package across the musical South from Macon to Memphis and back. For nine nights and ten days music lovers will be immersed in the musical heritage and culture of the southern United States.

From the recording studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama to the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, from Sun Studios to the home of Hank Williams Sr., from Beale Street to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Whistling Dixie Tours provides its travellers with intimate access to the experiences that shaped their record collection. This is an ideal way for music lovers to experience the finest and most unique accommodations and dining available as they enjoy Southern harmony and other delights.

While Whistling Dixie Tours are generally available year-round and an be customized to specific groups needs, the 10 day tour follows a specific routing from and back to Atlanta Georgia.

The route is from Atlanta to Macon, GA to Montgomery and Muscle Shoals, AL and then on to Tupelo, Greenwood, and Clarksdale, MS before heading to Memphis, Jackson and Nashville, TN. No tour of the South would be complete without a visit to the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, TN, the final stop before returning to Atlanta and a farewell party.

A very special September tour, offered on a first come basis covers the same essential route but coincides with the grand opening of the BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, MS where our ten Whistling Dixie Tourists will be special guests at the grand opening. The September tour kicks off with another celebration, the birthday of Macon soul legend Otis Redding at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

A special event is planned for that evening. Also that week Montgomery celebrates Hank Williams Sr. and his birthday.

Feature tours planned include joining the festivities in Clarksdale, MS for the annual Juke Joint festival, and the opening in 2009 of The Allman Brothers Museum in Macon, GA.

Priced at $6999.00 per person, all inclusive, and limited to ten persons per tour, this one of a kind experience offers personal attention, first class accommodations and star treatment throughout. Whistling Dixie Tours have selected the most appropriate accommodations and boutique hotels along the way to keep with the vibe of the tour.
Every Whistling Dixie Tourist gets the full rock star treatment. How does a rock star travel? Well, of course, in a custom tour bus with experienced band bus drivers and on-board hostess, complete with satellite TV, microwaves, flat-screen TVs, internet access, two lounges, bathroom and individual bunks with TV and radio, in case a nap is desired between cities.

There are no more than ten passengers on each tour, and that translates to attention to detail and to the catering of each tourists needs. At the time of booking, each person fills out their own personal Star Rider, outlining their personal preferences for drinks, snacks, and even musical instruments for those spontaneous jam sessions.

Whistling Dixie Tours operate on a year round basis, and trips and tours can be customized for groups of up to ten persons, and can incorporate other destinations: New Orleans, Dollywood and Branson are available options.

Full maps, more detailed information and full resources, along with booking details are all available at the Whistling Dixie Tours website.
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