Experience real Southern hospitality from New Orleans to Charleston.
Take a journey into the soul of the USA on this 12-day tour of the country’s Deep South. The air from Atlanta to Memphis is heavy with humidity and history, filled with the sound of country twang and trap music, and rich with the smoke from the local barbecue joints that seem to lie around every corner. From the creaking boards of the honky-tonk music joints in Nashville, to the elegant Victorian homes that line Rainbow Row in Savannah and the vibrant melting pot that is New Orleans, this tour will show you the best of the bold, brash, and boisterous Southern USA.
Embark on a road trip across the most soulful and hospitable part of the USA, from the historic settlements to the musical centres.
Take a sobering look at the history of slavery and segregation in the South and celebrate the bravery and humanity of heroes like Rosa Parks.
From biscuits to barbecue, savour Southern cuisine in all its glory. Make sure you’ve got a bib handy, as it tends to get messy.
Tap your toes and shake the floorboards during a line dancing lesson, then get your honky-tonk on with locals in Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon.
Lively New Orleans is a fitting place to end your trip. Discover French, Creole, Spanish and North American influences in the architecture, food and music of the 'Big Easy'.
The South gets mighty steamy in the summertime. Pack appropriately, drink plenty of water and you might even grow to love it. September through to November is hurricane season, so if you’re travelling over this period you should pack a rain jacket and waterproof shoes.
You'll be travelling in a van with a group, so conditions may feel a little cramped. We think this is all part of the adventure of road travel in the USA, and friendships form fast in tight quarters.
You're in the Deep South of the USA, so expect a lot of (delicious) fried food and barbecue. Vegetarians may have fewer options, as a lot of southern cuisine is meat-based.
The USA is a massive place, so it’s a good thing you’ve got one of our local leaders to give you the low-down. In some of the cities we visit, certain neighbourhoods are deemed safer than others. Your leader will fill you in on where to go and where to avoid.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Southern Comfort USA trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip.
2. See trip code SSKES for our special JazzFest departure
3. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
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