Experience real southern hospitality from New Orleans to Charleston.
Enjoy classic architecture, history, music and food on this adventure through the southern states of the USA. Kick things off in Atlanta before heading down to Savannah, Charleston and Asheville where charming homes, wide front porches and cobbled streets evoke an old world feel. Get among nature in the Blue Ridge Mountains, before heading over to Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans for a serious injection of blues and music. Graceland, Bourbon Street, Blues Alley, Sun Studio and the Country Music Hall of Fame are just a handful of the possible attractions available to see.
Embark on a road trip across one of the most colourful, musical and hospitable parts of the USA: the Deep South. This diverse trip takes you through six states and the best of the region's contrasting cities, from the historic settlements of Savannah and Charleston, to the mountain town of Asheville and the musical centres of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans
A journey through the USA wouldn’t be complete without a lesson in history. Charleston’s story is told through the former auction rooms of the Old Slave Mart and in the fields of the cotton plantations
Experience the pinnacle of pop culture with a visit to Graceland, the iconic home of the ‘King of Rock and Roll’, Elvis Presley
Y'all might think you don't like country music, but Nashville’s honky-tonks may well change that. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and then check out a live band in town
Lively New Orleans is a great place to round off your trip. Discover French, Creole, Spanish and American influences in the Big Easy's architecture, food, history and music, and you won't find a cocktail more colourful than the city's signature drink, the Hurricane
The southern states of the USA can be really hot and humid in the summer. September through to November is also hurricane season, so prepare for potentially wet weather.
You'll be travelling in a van with a group of travellers, so conditions may feel a little cramped. This is all part of the adventure, however and you might even make some long-term friends.
You're in the Deep South of the USA, so expect a lot of (delicious) fried food and barbecue. Vegetarians may also have limited options, as a lot of southern cuisine is meat-based.
In some of the cities we visit, some neighbourhoods are deemed more unsafe than others. This is nothing to be alarmed about, as your leader will point you in the right direction. You just may need to be more aware of your surroundings.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 17 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip.
2. See trip code SSKES for our special JazzFest departure
Our Southern Comfort USA trips score an average of 4.76 out of 5 based on 25 reviews in the last year.
A really interesting trip full of information about The Civil Wars, Music scenes in the different areas. Would choose either June/July or September/ October, I found August too hot with 33oc most days
Review submitted 28 Aug 2018
If you like small group travel, gaining an intimate knowledge of the places you visit, experiencing new cultures, food and history then you will love the Intrepid way of travel.
Review submitted 26 Aug 2018