Southern America

The historic and multi-cultural states of The Southern states, stretching from Louisiana to Georgia and all the way up to Kentucky, offer a mixture of experiences for visitors of all tastes to enjoy. From Civil Rights to Civil War, from cotton fields to plantation homes and from Martin Luther King to Elvis, the South evokes many thoughts and images. Relax with a round of golf or a day on the fine beaches of South Carolina, stroll the leafy streets of beautiful Savannah and Charleston, and savour the South’s unique and distinctive musical heritage: country in Nashville, blues in Memphis, jazz in New Orleans and traditional bluegrass in the Appalachian Mountains.

What’s on offer in Southern America?

  • ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE

    Back stage tour and concert at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville it’s a must-see for everyone in Music City! Walk in the footsteps of country music’s superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous!

  • GREAT JOURNEY

    Take a trip down Highway 61, Blues Highway – through the Delta cotton fields of Mississippi to New Orleans.

  • WHERE TO GO FOR ADVENTURE

    Experience the great outdoors with zip lining, mountain biking. and horse riding or rafting in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Head to Texas for ranches and authentic cowboy experiences.

  • BEST BEACHES

    Must see beaches in North Carolina include Ocracoke, famous for its natural beauty and sixteen miles of pristine, undeveloped and wild beaches. Ocracoke was rated the number 1 beach in the USA in 2007, and then retired from the list to give other beaches a chance!

  • DATES FOR THE DIARY

    The final parade of Mardi Gras falls on Shrove Tuesday, and starts 10 days prior. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the end of April is another essential New Orleans musical event. Austin’s SXSW (South by Southwest) Music & Film festival is the largest of its kind in the world kicks off In early March.

  • AMAZING WILDLIFE

    Louisiana is home to the Creole Nature Trail starting which can be found just outside Lake Charles to the West of the state. along this distinctive series of highways a wide variety of world-famous wildlife including alligators, birds, butterflies, and fish are found.

  • FAMILY FUN

    Visit Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge for award-winning rides, entertainment and service. Dolphin-watching is also a must around Ship Island off the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • WATER PARADISE

    Louisiana is an outdoor state with Bayous, Rivers and Lakes galore there are so many opportunities, but the Mighty Mississippi runs through the state down to the Gulf just south of New Orleans. Take a sedate journey back in time on 1 of the Paddle Steamers along the Mississippi enjoying the Jazz music and visiting the Plantation Homes on the Great River Road along the way – it’s a truly Louisianan experience!

  • LOCAL CUISINE

    Try Gus’s Fried Chicken in downtown Memphis. Be early, as when it’s gone, it’s gone!

  • LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

    Follow the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville at more than 50 different bars each offering more than 50 different bourbons. Visit quirky and up-and-coming musicians and bands in the honky tonks and bars of East Nashville.

Our top Southern America packages:

Please call: 01227 753187 for a tailor-made America itinerary.

Fast Facts

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

The south including New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville have a moderate climate with temperatures in the mid teens in the winter and low 30s in the summer, hurricanes can form between June and October.

 

TIME DIFFERENCE:

GMT -6 Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and -5 Georgia, North & South Carolina.

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION:

Direct flights are available to Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin and Houston with British Airways, Austin and Houston with British Airways, Airlines.

 

FLYING TIME FROM UK:

Between 8 and 10 hours.

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