Southern States of the USA Jazz, Blues and Country Music

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Come with me 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 driver in double room €5,195.00 $5,779.22 ?
per socia/social in a double room €3,395.00 $3,776.79 ?
per driver in single room €6,145.00 $6,836.05 ?

Features

Features
Scheduled flight with renowned airline in economy class from/to Frankfurt to New Orleans/Orlando (connecting flights 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 according to itinerary
partial breakfast (mix of continental and American)
Motorcycle rental (BIG TWIN) for the period indicated incl. free miles
Liability insurance
TOPSCHUTZ: LDW/CDW insurance (exclusion of liability in case of accidental damage or theft) WITHOUT excess (In case of theft/tyre damage there is no excess on site! INFO: Possible salvage/towing costs are not covered and have to be paid by the customer in any case! We offer an additional towing insurance here! Please ask us for it. Only in case of theft the excess on site is up to a maximum of US$ 000 and the damage and the reimbursement of the SB costs after verification by our German re-insurer).
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 tour Luggage transfer during the tour 1 piece of luggage à 23 kg plus a small hand baggage (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 A-3 format
1 exclusive tour T-shirt/Polo per tour participant
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:
These Harley-Davidson® models are best equipped for longer rides or trips lasting several days. All Touring-Class machines are equipped with very comfortable seat backs for the passenger. These American motorcycles are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer a lot of space in the saddlebags and topcase. Please note: the models in this class can be booked by the rider for an additional 15 EUR/rental day.
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Grand Touring
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TOURING CLASS:
These Harley-Davidson® models are also equipped for longer rides or trips lasting several days. All Touring Class machines are equipped with comfortable passenger seat backs, but without topcase and Touring seats. These American motorcycles are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer plenty of room in the saddlebags.
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide
Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®
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CLASSIC CLASS:
The quintessence of American bikes. These models have become famous through movies and enthusiasts around the world. Very easy to ride for people who are used to a smaller machine, sport or sport touring at home. Almost all models are available with passenger backrest and windshield. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend trips, day trips and city tours.
Harley-Davidson® Road King®
Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail®
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STREET CLASS:
The smallest class, but still capable of delivering plenty of power. Good for drivers of all experience levels. Super eye-catcher for day trips, weekend trips, city trips or short trips in the country. For longer journeys and tours they are conditionally suitable due to the lower tank content.
Harley-Davidson® Dyna Low Rider®
Harley-Davidson® Sportster® 1200 (Iron)
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TRIKE CLASS:
Some tours can also be driven in a HARLEY DAVISDON® TRI-GLIDE® ULTRA for an additional charge (min. 100 EUR/rental day). Appropriate experience is a basic requirement. Please ask us for it.
Harley-Davidson®TRI-Glide® Ultra
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Option motorcycle model warranty:
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 renter 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 on site, you will get a motorcycle of the same category and this fee will be returned immediately.
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Deposit: 100 USD per motorcycle (to be deposited on site by credit card)
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A major credit card is required.
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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 first. As soon as we receive a booking for the second half of the room, we will immediately credit you with the single room supplement.
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For the takeover of the machines it is absolutely necessary to present a credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express).
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An honest word among bikers
With the following lines we would like to prepare you for the adventure of your life. You are either about to book one of the most beautiful types of travel, or you have already done so. The biggest difference between our holiday type and a general package tour is that you are actively involved. Riding a motorcycle is one of the most beautiful things in life. At least for us bikers. The main focus of the trip is motorcycling through unique landscapes. We have designed the programs in such a way that both driving fun and experience are available in sufficient quantity.
Team spirit and adaptation in the group are absolutely necessary, just as you need to bring a certain basic fitness and experience, so that we can reach the goal together, happy and healthy. If you have doubts about your health, fitness or experience, please contact us beforehand. We would like to achieve the optimal holiday experience for you as well.
The daily stages are on average 250 - 400 kilometres long. That sounds a lot, but cannot be compared with the same route in Europe, considering that often 80 kilometres without passing through a town and a whole day without traffic lights are on the programme. There are also traffic jams as good as never. We are rarely in the saddle for more than five hours during the whole day. We reach our daily destination between 16 - 18 o'clock, depending on the season. Depending on the weather or temperatures, we may have to get out a little earlier or reach our daily destination later. However, if we want to experience a picture book sunset with full intention, it will be a little later.
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Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Tour schedule:

Day 01 - Flight to New Orleans

Flight with a renowned scheduled airline from your selected departure city to New Orleans (connecting flights are 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 at your leisure 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-steamer tour, where you will have 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 is 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 the city you will visit one of the unique cemeteries with the Hurricane Katrina Monument and then drive along River Road to the Oak Alley Plantation. There you will have an early lunch and for an entrance fee you can visit the Oak-Alley Plantation Mansion with its long oak avenue, probably the most photographed plantation mansion in the world. If you have seen the movie "Interview with a Vampire", you already know this place very well. Along the Mississippi and the Bayous you will pass Baton Rouge until you reach your destination for today, Natchez. If you have enough time, you can visit Stanton Hall, which dates back to the Antebellum period, otherwise it is on the program 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 will experience the sunset at the river at J.D. in the "Under the Hill Saloon" before you go for dinner and still 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 is now continuously passable from Natchez to Nashville, but closed for heavy traffic. Passing Jackson you will drive through deep forests and swamps. On the way you will take a short walk through a cypress forest, where you might even see alligators. Today you will spend the night in Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

If you arrive in 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 started.

Day 05 - Elvis Presley - Graceland - Memphis 185 km

In the morning you will first 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 possibility for an interesting audio tour in German language. In the late afternoon visit the Duck Parade at the Peabody Hotel and afterwards 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. You will first visit the museum of the legendary railway hero Casey Jones in Jackson. From there you will meet smaller and smaller side streets. Following the hilly landscape 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 gives you a slight 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, this is a must. The Wildhorse Saloon is the largest and has room for over 3000 country music aficionados. Overnight stay in the Nashville area.

Day 07 - Jack Daniels - Chattanooga Choo Choo 260 km

Today the deepest Tennessee is on the program. You will 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 place, just like you know it from countless commercials. Afterwards you will go on to the railway town of Chattanooga, which thanks to the Glenn Miller song "Chattanooga Choo Choo" doesn't need any 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 you can walk through rock caves, narrow gorges, past a waterfall and over a suspension bridge to the lookout point. On a clear day you can let your eyes wander over 7 US states. Overnight stay in the Chattanooga area.

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

Today the attraction for motorcyclists par excellence is certainly on the programme. After a demanding 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 crowds of motorcyclists attracted by this track speak for themselves. As does the tree of shame, where the various motorcycle parts of those who have overdone it can be found. Be warned, the dragon bites and always catches the all too reckless ones. You spend your lunch break here and can visit the shop. Take a look at the wall of pictures and get the ultimate proof that you did it, in the form of a small sticker for your helmet. Afterwards we will go the 11 miles down the mountain. In the afternoon you will ride the Foothill Parkway at the foot of the

Great Smoky Mountains, to your destination for today's leg. 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 bit of 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 continue your tour on the world famous Blue Ridge Parkway through North Carolina. After leaving the Parkway, you will cross the American Transylvania and reach the Anderson area of South Carolina. In the end, you have taken more than 3000 turns 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 your 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 drive 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 will follow the Atlantic Ocean until your lunch break. Afterwards you take a ferry across the bay and arrive at 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 take a city tour on foot to get your bearings in the historical old town. Here you will get the best hand rolled cigars and souvenirs that remind you of the Spanish discoverers. 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® store in the world by area. The last leg of the tour is a short stretch of the Interstate and you will drop your bikes off at our Orlando rental location at noon. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit one of the big outlet shopping malls. A shuttle will be provided here on site. Overnight stay in Orlando.

Day 13 - Orlando - Theme parks

The day is at your free disposal today. You have the possibility to visit one of the many theme parks like 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. In the course of the day, there will be 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.