Southern States of the USA Jazz, Blues and Country Music

Come with us on a classic motorcycle tour of the United States of America. New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Daytona Beach, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smoky Mountains are the highlights.

Pricing

Price
per rider in shared twin/double room €5,195.00 $5,779.22 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €3,395.00 $3,776.79 ?
per rider in single room €6,145.00 $6,836.05 ?

Features

Features
Scheduled flight with a renowned airline in economy class from/to Frankfurt to New Orleans/Orlando (connecting flight possible)
All European and American aviation security charges
Kerosene surcharges Status 07/2019
Air traffic tax for departures ex Germany
13 overnight stays in motels/hotels as per itinerary
partial breakfast (mix of continental and American)
Motorcycle rental (BIG TWIN) for the period indicated including free miles,
Liability insurance
TOPSCHUTZ: LDW/CDW insurance (exclusion of liability for accidental damage or theft) WITHOUT excess
TOPSCHUTZ: Disclaimer for tyre damage
TOPSCHUTZ: 2 million Euro additional liability insurance
24 hours Roadside Assistance
DOT approved half shell helmets
English speaking tour guide from/to New Orleans/Orlando during the motorcycle tour by an experienced motorcycle guide
Accompanying vehicle with second guide during the whole motorcycle tour Luggage transfer during the tour 1 piece of luggage à 23 kg each plus a small hand luggage (We would like to ask you to refrain from using hard-shell suitcases, because they cause problems during transport in the accompanying vehicle)
Farewell Dinner
souvenir photo in DIN A3 format
1 exclusive tour T-Shirt/Polo per passenger
Travel guide and maps
Not included features
Expenditure for personal needs,
Hotel parking fees
Gasoline
Oil
motorcycle, rainwear
Entrance fees for attractions or parks
Tips
Travel insurance
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Additional bookable services:
Flight surcharge ex Germany from EUR 100
Flight surcharge ex Austria/Switzerland from EUR 200
Prices for other departure points on request.
Surcharge for Rail & Fly in 2nd class EUR 85 per person

More details

More details
Duration: 15 days
Total distance: 3100 km
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- Our machines -
Motorcycles at our partner EagleRider® - the vehicles at a glance sorted by class:
GRAND TOURING CLASS:
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Grand Touring
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TOURING CLASS:
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide
Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®
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CLASSIC CLASS:
Harley-Davidson® Road King®
Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail®
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STREET CLASS:
Harley-Davidson® Dyna Low Rider®
Harley-Davidson® Sportster® 1200 (Iron)
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TRIKE CLASS:
Harley-Davidson®TRI-Glide® Ultra
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Please note: Not all types are available from all stations. Since we are not the direct service provider for motorcycles, we cannot guarantee for the "first motorcycle wish".
The landlord (Eaglerider®) requires the indication of a replacement machine when booking and gives us a MOTORBIKE CLASS WARRANTY. This means that we will confirm your initial request (provided it is available on the day of booking) and, as an alternative, a guarantee within the booked/requested category.
OPTION MOTORBIKE MODEL GUARANTEE: If the desired model is available, Eaglerider® will confirm the booking for the desired model, but Eaglerider® reserves the right to give you an alternative model from this category if your desired model is not available. This can happen, for example, if your previous tenant returned the motorcycle with damage. If a certain model is very important to you, Eaglerider® guarantees this model for an extra charge of 100 EUR/one time per rental. In the unlikely event that this service does not work out on site, you will be given a motorcycle of the same category and this fee will be returned to you immediately.
Important to know: For the takeover of the machines it is mandatory to present a credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express).
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Deposit: 100 USD per motorcycle (to be deposited on site by credit card)
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On request:
1/2 double rooms can be booked on request; if a 1/2 double room is already available, we will confirm your booking. If the 1/2 double room is not yet available, we will confirm a single room for you first. As soon as we receive a booking for the second half of the room, we will immediately credit you the single room supplement.
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Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Day 01 - Flight to New Orleans

Flight with a reputable scheduled airline from your selected departure point to New Orleans (connecting flights available). Upon arrival you will be met by your guide who will take you to a middle class hotel in the French Quarter. The rest of the evening is free to explore Bourbon Street. Overnight stay in New Orleans.

Day 02 - New Orleans, the "Big Easy"

The day is at your leisure. In the morning you can take a walk with your guide through the French Quarter and to the French Market. This is combined with a paddle wheel steamer tour, where you can enjoy a Southern Fried Lunch and music on the Mississippi. Already a good introduction to "Nawlins", as the locals call their New Orleans. The afternoon and evening are at your free disposal. Get some of the unique spices and sauces for home and visit the popular Bourbon Street again, which offers something for everyone with its countless live music offerings. Overnight stay in New Orleans.

Day 03 - Oak Alley Plantation - Natchez 365 km

Today it's time to say goodbye to "Nawlins". Your luggage will be loaded into the inspection vehicle and the bikes will be taken over. On the way out of town you will visit one of the unique cemeteries with the Hurricane Katrina Monument and then ride along River Road to the Oak Alley Plantation. There you will have an early lunch and for an entrance fee you can visit the long oak avenue, probably the most photographed plantation mansion in the world. Anyone who has seen the film "Interview with a Vampire" already knows this area very well. Along the Mississippi and the Bayous we pass Baton Rouge until we reach your destination for today, Natchez. If there is enough time you can visit Stanton Hall, which dates back to the Antebellum period, otherwise it is on the agenda for a group photo the next morning. This is a perfect example of a summer house of the plantation owners. Natchez still has more than 200 such houses from the time before the American Civil War. You can watch the sunset on the river at J.D.'s "Under the Hill Saloon" before you go for dinner and have the opportunity to visit the casino. Overnight stay in Natchez.

Day 04 - Natchez Trace Parkway - Tupelo 445 km

Today you start over the first part of the more than 700 km long Natchez Trace Parkway, which settlers, Indians and soldiers followed hundreds of years ago. Since 2005 it has been open to traffic from Natchez to Nashville, but is closed to heavy goods traffic. Past Jackson you will ride through deep forests and swamps. On the way you will take a short walk through a cypress forest, where with a little luck you will even see alligators. The overnight stay will take place today in Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

If you arrive on time, you will stop at the Tupelo Hardware Store. Here the King of Rock'n Roll got his first guitar. This is the place where the history of Rock'n Roll began.

Day 05 - Elvis Presley - Graceland - Memphis 185 km

In the morning, the first thing you will do is visit the birthplace and memorial chapel of Elvis Presley in Tupelo. Around noon you reach Memphis and thus Graceland - the villa of the late Rock'n Roll idol. Here you have the opportunity to take an interesting audio tour in German. Visit the Duck Parade at the Peabody Hotel in the late afternoon and then of course Beale Street, the capital of the blues. B.B. King's and many other clubs invite to live music of the finest. Memphis is also known for its first-class BBQ restaurants. Overnight stay in Memphis.

Day 06 - Casey Jones - Nashville - Country music 380 km

After you already had Jazz, Cajun and Blues music, today's theme is Country Music. Your first visit is to the museum of the legendary railway hero Casey Jones in Jackson. From there you will come across smaller and smaller side streets. Following the hills of Mississippi and Tennessee, you will come back to the Natchez Trace Parkway. This is probably the most beautiful section of this beautiful road and already gives you an easy curve training and a foretaste of what will follow in the next days. In the evening the hotel offers a shuttle to Broadway, with its countless bars and saloons, which is a must. The Wildhorse Saloon is the largest and has room for over 3000 country music enthusiastic fans. Overnight stay in the Nashville area.

Day 07 - Jack Daniels - Chattanooga Choo Choo 260 km

Today the deepest Tennessee is on the agenda. You visit the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, which ironically is located in a dry (non-alcoholic) county. You will spend your lunch break in the beautifully restored village, just like you know it from countless commercials. Afterwards it goes on to the railway town of Chattanooga, which thanks to the Glenn Miller song "Chattanooga Choo Choo" has no need for advertising. But before that you will visit the Lookout Mountain. The winding scenic road leads you to the parking lot below the summit. Here you have the opportunity to visit Rock City, where after a short hike through rock caves, narrow gorges, past a waterfall and across a suspension bridge you will reach the viewpoint. Here you can let your eyes wander over 7 US states in good visibility. Overnight stay in the Chattanooga area.

Day 08 - Cherohala Skyway - Deals Gap - the tail of the dragon 300 km

Today the attraction for motorcyclists par excellence is certainly on the agenda. After a challenging ride over the winding Cherohala Skyway, you will reach "Deals Gap" or "the tail of the dragon". The track has a total of 318 curves over a length of 17.6 km. The hordes of motorcyclists attracted by this speak for themselves. Also the tree of shame, where the various motorcycle parts of those who overdid it can be found. Be warned, the dragon bites and always catches the overly careless. You spend your lunch break here and can visit the shop. Have a look at the picture wall there and get the ultimate proof, in the form of a small sticker for the helmet, that you have done it. Then it's the 11 miles down the mountain. In the afternoon you ride along the Foothill Parkway at the foot of the

Great Smoky Mountains, to your destination today. Overnight stay in the Townsend/Gatlinburg area.

Day 09 - Great Smoky Mountains - 3000 turns - Blue Ridge Parkway 310 km

In the morning we continue with the cornering. You will cross the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and with a little luck you will get to see one of the shy black bears that live here. Over countless passes and curves you will cross the mountains and visit with Cherokee the administrative seat of the Indian tribe of the same name. You will spend your lunch break in Maggie Valley, where you will also find the worldwide unique motorcycle museum "Wheels through time" by Dale Walksler. Afterwards you will continue the tour on the world famous Blue Ridge Parkway through North Carolina. After leaving the Parkway, you cross the American Transylvania and reach the Anderson area in South Carolina. In the end, you have taken more than 3000 corners in the last two days. Overnight stay in the Anderson area.

Day 10 - Southern Pearl - Savannah 355 km

Today you start very early, through the states of South Carolina and Georgia, towards the Atlantic coast. Via beautiful country roads you will arrive in Savannah shortly after the lunch break. Here you have the opportunity to take part in an English-speaking trolley tour through the city. Movies like "Gone With the Wind" and "Forrest Gump" were shot here. Of the original 24 city parks, 23 still exist today. Of course you will spend the evening in the old town and directly at the riverfront. Overnight stay in Savannah.

Day 11 - Saint Augustine - Florida 345 km

In the morning you leave Savannah to ride through the marshlands inland towards the sunshine state of Florida. You pass Brunswick and take a coffee break in St. Simon, on one of the offshore golden islands. After you have crossed the federal border to Florida, you will reach the Atlantic Ocean after a short time. You now follow this until your lunch break. Afterwards you take a ferry across the bay and get to Jacksonville Beach. Today's final destination St. Augustine, which is the oldest city in the USA, is reached

You in the afternoon and there is still time for a bathing excursion to the nearby beach. In the evening you will take a city tour on foot to get your bearings in the historic old town. Here you can get the best hand-rolled cigars and souvenirs that remind you of the Spanish explorers. Overnight stay in St. Augustine.

Day 12 - Daytona Beach - Orlando 200 km

You leave St. Augustine in the morning and follow the picturesque coastal road to the Daytona Beach area. Here you can visit Destination Harley®, the largest Harley-Davidson® shop in the world by area. The last part of the tour you will cover a short stretch of the Interstate and hand in your bikes at our rental station in Orlando at noon. In the afternoon you have the possibility to visit one of the big outlet shopping malls. A shuttle will be offered here on site. Overnight stay in Orlando.

Day 13 - Orlando - Theme parks

The day is at your free disposal today. You have the option of visiting one of the many theme parks such as the Kennedy Space Center, Disney®, Seaworld® or Universal Studios®. The hotel offers a shuttle service to some of the parks. Overnight stay in Orlando.

OUR TOUR TIP: Day trip by bus to the Space Coast to the interesting Kennedy Space Center or visit the Seaworld® amusement park.

Day 14 - Return flight to Europe

The morning is still at your free disposal and it is time to say goodbye. During the day, a shuttle transfer to the airport in Orlando and the return flight to your chosen departure point (transfer connection possible).

Day 15 - Arrival in Europe

Arrival at your chosen departure point in the morning. End of the journey.

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