Enjoy the Southern Delights on this once in a lifetime Deep South 3 week fly-drive which takes in all 5 States which make up the Deep South. Drive round in your FREE Compact car and explore the unbriddled spirit of Kentucky, The Rock and Roll of Tennessee, The music and soul of Mississippi, The Cajun county of Louisiana and Sweet home Alabama!
Each State is extremely diverse and offers a world of great experiences, Fine Cuisine and most importantly Southern Hospitality.
We are currently offering £200 per person discount aswell as a FREE compact car for the full duration! Call one of our Deep South experts on 01737 646416 and start planning your Deep South Adventure!
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
You can tour the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and learn about the Bourbon Country culture, not to mention taste what all the fuss is about. Travel through soft rolling hills of Horse Country and visit the Kentucky Horse Park for an intimate experience with past Kentucky Derby winners. Tour the hallowed grounds of Churchill Downs racetrack, or watch the action at a storied track like Keeneland. – Call us now and ask us how you can arrange these locally.
Discover Nashville Tour, £35 per person - Spend an enjoyable morning or afternoon discovering beautiful Nashville, Tennessee, the Country Music Capital of the World. An experienced tour guide will provide you with incredible stories and fascinating local insight into Music City USA as you drive round all the main sights and attractions in an air-conditioned bus. Visit the best sights and landmarks in town including the Ryman Auditorium, Honky Tonk Row, the Country Music Hall of Fame and much, much more!
In this exciting three-and-a-half hourtour you’ll travel in air-conditioned bus around the best sights in town. Some of the Nashville landmarks we’ll visit include the world-famous Ryman Auditorium, the impressive Parthenon, the Country Music Hall of Fame and much more!
Then enjoy fascinating commentary as you tour historic Downtown Nashville, including Fort Nashborough with its American Civil War Heritage, the State Capitol, Vanderbilt University and Music Row.
This great value tour also includes admission the Ryman Auditorium - the Mother Church of Country Music, long-time home of the Grand Ole Opry and recently voted the finest concert venue in the United States. In this self-guided tour you will get a privileged behind the scenes look around this iconic music venue and museum. Exhibits feature artefacts from the Ryman's Opry years including the dress Dolly Parton wore the night she became an official cast member, Hank Williams' suit and the first Nudie suit ever worn on the Opry by Little Jimmy Dickens.
You will also tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the world’s largest museum of popular music and a beautiful tribute to Country Music and the artists who have made it great.
Tribute to the King, £25 per person - A Tribute to the King: Thru the Years 1953 – 1977 is a high-energy, two-hour musical tribute to Elvis, starring John Beardsley who portrays all six eras of The King's career. With over 30 songs and five costume changes, this amazing show has received rave reviews and great accolades from critics and audiences from all over the world. You’re going to be thrilled, moved and entertained by the music of the King, interpreted masterfully by John Beardsley.
The legend lives on in Nashville’s first and only continuously running show paying tribute to Elvis in the town where he recorded over 300 songs! This live musical biography will take you through all six phases of his career, from the raw energy of his earlier hits such as Mystery Train and Hound Dog right up to the glitz of the Las Vegas years.
John Beardsley’s world renowned show-stopping performance with over 30 songs and 5 costumes has wowed audiences of all ages from New York to Moscow. The show has received impressive accolades from people who saw Elvis perform many times and spent time on the road with him. DJ Fontana, Elvis’ long-time drummer described it as “a great show, very authentic!”
Time after time, Beardsley’s searingly honest performance continues to bring audiences to their feet. You’ll be greeted by a friendly smile and the meet and greet after the show is a favourite for everyone. A must-see show while you’re in Nashville. Come and see why!
Daytime Jazz Cruise, £35 per person - Let us take you back to when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. Experience New Orleans as it can best be seen from the river and enjoy a two-hour cruise by day from the heart of the French Quarter, including Calliope concert!
Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner, £65 per person - Savour the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the Dinner / Jazz Cruise on the authentic Steamboat NATCHEZ... New Orleans' only authentic Steamboat!
French Quarter Walking Tour, £25 per person - Let your own ‘local expert’ unravel the mysteries of one of America’s oldest and most unique living neighborhoods! Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mighty Mississippi, through the French Market and Jackson Square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from our European past.Learn about the Creoles on this tour through the original city, founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand all it has to offer - architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art.Your tour ends at the Cabildo, built under Spanish rule in 1795-1799, and the site of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Featuring a comprehensive exhibit on Louisiana's early history, the Cabildo served as a city hall, a courthouse and a prison. It was the headquarters of the Louisiana State Supreme Court for the landmark Plessy vs. Ferguson decision.One of the most legendary artifacts on display here is the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Some of his former officers schemed to rescue him from exile on the island of St. Helena and bring him to Louisiana but he died a few days before this plan was finalized.
Meeting point:Gray Line ticket office at 400 Toulouse Street.
Start or opening time:10.00 am
Others:This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes! During warmer months, we recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing; caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested. Another museum/historic home will be substituted for the Cabildo, which is closed on Mondays and State Holidays.
Ghosts and spirts walking tour, £26 per person - New Orleans has been referred to as "The most haunted city in America". After this tour, you be the judge!. With its colourful history and unique traditions, it is no wonder so many New Orleans homes and taverns have been investigated by paranormal investigators. You will visit several haunted sites and hear about the stories featured on The History Channel and The Discovery Channel. When it rains in the French Quarter, the locals swear a beautiful voice floats out of the mist. After you hear the story of Pere' Dagobert vs. "Bloody" O'Reilly and the "singing rain," you might hear it too. Will you see any of the ghosts that inhabit the famous Bourbon Orleans Hotel - formerly a theatre, ballroom, orphanage and convent? The staff and guests report regular sightings of uninvited guests! There is no guarantee you will see a ghost, but you will go where you're most likely to meet one!
New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour, £29 per person - Take a walk through the french quarter's famous bars and restaurants and discover the famous "spirits" of New Orleans. It's history... with a twist! From the Sazerac and Pimm's Cup to the Hurricane and Hand Grenade, you'll enjoy a different view of New Orleans through classic stories of the unique concoctions made famous here and the characters that brought them to life. Go behind the scenes at the oldest restaurant in the city to visit the wine cellar and private dining rooms.
Super City Tour, £38 per person - Travel Through Three Centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!”Absorb the sights & sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums.Visit one of our historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above ground burial system.Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John, the waterway used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates, as we make our way to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. View the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.Follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world (until service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina).See the homes of former Kings & Queens of Mardi Gras, stately mansions and the world-famous, exclusive Garden District.View Tulane and Loyola Universities across from Audubon Park, home to one of the top five zoos in the nation, The Audubon Zoo.
Swamp and Bayou, £43 per person - After a short motorcoach ride across the Mississippi River, take a fascinating boat trip into the Louisiana Swamps & Bayous. Experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana in a custom built, all weather swamp boat. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun "joie de vivre". Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife is more numerous during the warmer months of the year. Learn about the efforts made to preserve and restore Louisiana's vanishing wetlands. These tours have been featured on The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, CBS, NBC and ABC. Bring your camera to capture the "bon temps" (good times) on the bayou!.
The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant, Jazz brunch breakfast = £40 per person - A trip to New Orleans would not be complete without enjoying our world-famous live Jazz Brunch Buffet served in the French Quarter's largest courtyard. Enjoy more than 80 different items such as Eggs Benedict and spicy Oysters Bienville all prepared fresh daily. For a quiet, romantic evening enjoy a Creole Dinner featuring dishes such as Lobster Etouffée and Veal Royal Court.
Day by day
Day 1 London to Cincinnati
Fly from the UK to Cincinnati. When you have arrived pick up your car from the airport and drive to Louisville where your first hotel is located. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 2 Louisville to Lexington
The 2 places are a short distance apart so make the most of the morning and explore Louisville before driving to your next hotel.
Day 3 Lexington
Enjoy your only full day in Lexington by shopping in Bluegrass, meeting Lexington’s four-footed celebrities in their own home on a Horse Farm Tour or you can Visit four period historic homes of the Area’s most famous citizens.
Day 4 Lexington to Bowling green
After 2 nights in Lexington make your way to Bowling Green for your overnight stay. Don’t forget to take a trip to Mammoth Caves, the world’s largest known cave system!
Day 5 Bowling green to Nashville
After 1 night in Bowling green drive the 2 hour drive to Nashville, here you will spend 2 nights so check into your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 6 Nashville
A full day in Nashville to enjoy some of its many highlights. Take a trip down memory lane and visit the Bluebird café, Country music hall of fame museum and the Music city walk of fame.
Day 7 Nashville to Memphis
After 2 nights in Nashville continue your drive for 3 hours where you will end up in Memphis. You have another 2 nights’ accommodation here so settle into your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 8 Memphis
It’s the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Home of the Blues and the starting point of soul. Music legends including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, W.C. Handy and Otis Redding made their marks on Memphis, where you can hear their influences today. To complete the “musical medley,” visit Graceland, Sun Studio, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. At night, take a walk down Beale Street and listen to the live music Memphis makes today.
Day 9 Memphis to Tupelo
The next part of your drive takes you to Mississippi with your first 2 nights stay in Tupelo, The Birthplace of the King of Rock and Roll and headquarters to the Natchez Trace Parkway, one of America’s Top 10 national Parks, Tupelo is a place of exploration and imagination.
Day 10 Tupelo
Enjoy a full day in Tupelo and take a trip down Memory Lane.
Day 11 Tupelo to Jackson
This drive will take 3 hours and allows you to drive part of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history. Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history.
Day 13 Jackson to Natchez
Today you will drive the 2 hour drive to Natchez where you will spend 1 night. When you arrive why not Head out to tour a few of the majestic mansions that have drawn thousands of visitors to Natchez over the years. Enjoy the evening at leisure
Day 14 Natchez to Lake Charles
After your overnight stay in Natchez the next part of your drive will take you to Lake Charles, It is approximately a 3 hour drive so the earlier you leave the longer you will have to spend in Lake Charles. Overnight in a Lake Charles hotel
Day 15 Lake Charles to Lafayette
After a great night in Lake Charles it’s time to head to Lafayette, where you can enjoy the afternoon/evening at your own leisure
Day 16 Lafayette
You have a full day here to explore Lafayette or you could visit Nearby Lake Martin Nature Reserve which is a place where land turns to water and where, in the spring, there's a huge abundance of birdlife including egrets, herons and spoonbills, as well as scores of alligators. For a real taste of the local landscape though, take a thrilling swamp tour to see sunbathing alligators relaxing amongst cypress trees dripping with Spanish moss.
Day 17 Lafayette to New Orleans
After your 2 nights stay in Lafayette drive to your next destination, New Orleans. Here you will spend 2 nights. Once you have arrived check into your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Day 18 New Orleans
With a full day in New Orleans you can expect the locals to pull out all the stops to show you a good time. And it’s way more than just a demonstration of Southern hospitality-- "laisser les bon temps rouler," or "let the good times roll" is the city's unofficial motto. So take a tour of the elegant Garden District, step on board jazz cruise down the Mississippi river, explore the dark and mystical world of this city’s voodoo, dine at the Commander's Palace, or join the crowds on Bourbon Street. Whichever you choose you will be taken away with the liveliness of New Orleans.
Day 19 New Orleans to Mobile
After 2 nights in bustling New Orleans drive to your first stop in the state of Alabama, Mobile. You have 1 night here. Founded in 1702 as the original capital of the Louisiana Territory and nestled along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, few American cities boast a history as rich as Mobile's. The birthplace of Mardi Gras in the United States, the area’s sheer beauty, modern architecture, amazing museums and famous seafood continues to impress visitors and locals alike.
Day 20 Mobile to Montgomery
After a night in Mobile make your way to your next stop and enjoy 1 night in Montgomery. Explore life in the 19th-century South at Old Alabama Town, sample the city's arty side at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts or spend the day reliving the era of Civil Rights. Literary buffs will be wowed by the Fitzgerald Museum.
Day 21 Montgomery to Huntsville
It’s now time to drive to your final destination, Huntsville. You have 2 nights here so when you arrive check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
Day 22 Huntsville
The high-tech city of Huntsville which sprawls at the foot of a mountain in North Alabama is equally at home in the 19th century or the 21st. Huntsville's tourist attractions reflect the heritage of Alabama's first English-speaking city, the strife of the American Civil War and the accomplishments of America's rocket scientists. The city is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. Huntsville has been important in developing space technology since the 1950s.Enjoy a full day exploring this beautiful city
Day 23 Huntsville to Atlanta to London
After a great Deep South adventure it’s now time to drop your car off at the airport and check in for your overnight flight home.
Day 24 London
Arrive in London