Highlights of the Deep South

9 days,Charleston to New Orleans

View the historic houses in Charleston, explore the dark and mysterious side of Savannah, get into the country groove in Nashville, learn about the Blues in Memphis, eat Cajun and party on Bourbon Street

There aren’t many places in the US—or the world, frankly—that can match the Deep South for charm, character and quirkiness. This 9-day trip pulls back the curtain on this unique part of the country by way of groovy Charleston, cosmopolitan Atlanta, sultry Savannah, the Elvis mecca of Memphis and other hotspots while serving up heaping helpings of colonial estates, Cajun cuisine, country music, whiskey and fun. It’s different down here. Way different. Come on down and git yer drawl on, y’all.

What's Included

  • Charleston, South Carolina orientation walk
  • Southern cooking class with lunch
  • Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district walk (Savannah, Georgia)
  • Atlanta orientation walk
  • Jack Daniels Distillery tour (Lynchburg, Tennessee)
  • Southern barbecue dinner (Memphis)
  • Coffee and beignets breakfast at Café du Monde (New Orleans)
  • Daily suggestions for regional cuisine at local hot spots and dives
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD300-350 for meals not included.)
  • Air-con private touring van, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 14, avg 10
  • Hotels (twin-share with en suite facilities, 8 nts).

Additions Available on This Tour


Day 1Charleston

Arrive at any time to Charleston, South Carolina.

Day 2Charleston(1L)

Enjoy a morning orientation walk of Charleston. In the afternoon, take part in a "low country" cooking class with included lunch. Opt to take a historic house tour, visit the Charleston City Market or Folly Beach.

Day 3Charleston/Savannah

Head south to Savannah, Georgia. Enjoy a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah with your CEO. Opt to try one of the local favourites for dinner.

Day 4Savannah/Atlanta

Drive to Atlanta, the capital of Georgia and home of Coca-Cola. Options include a tour of the factory or visiting some of the Martin Luther King Jr sights. Choose from excellent options for local food here—like The Varsity, a true American diner from the 1920's.

Day 5Atlanta/Nashville

On the way to Nashville, Tennessee, stop in Lynchburg for a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery and opt for a sample or two. Later, head out for live music and cowboy nightlife in this country music capital.

Day 6Nashville/Memphis(1D)

Travel west to Memphis, home of Graceland, Sun Studios and the National Civil Rights Museum. Opt to tour Elvis' home and enjoy an included Southern barbecue dinner.

Day 7Memphis/New Orleans

Cross the border into Louisiana and drive straight to the Bayou. Opt to explore Bourbon St and the French Quarter and try some authentic Cajun food for dinner.

Day 8New Orleans(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore this city and surrounding area. Start the morning with beignets and coffee at Café du Monde before checking out some optional activities like a swamp tour, a ghost tour or a Creole cooking class.

Day 9New Orleans

Depart at any time.

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