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    Heart of the Deep South
    9 days | 8 nights
    From $5,069* pp
    Exclusive $150*pp discount^
    Music, food and lots of fun - this tour of the Deep South's most iconic cities, well-preserved antebellum towns and gastronomic delicacies is a sure-fire way to experience life's most soul-nourishing pleasures. From New Orleans to Natchez, Memphis and back again. Join this Back-Roads small group tour through roads less travelled to discover vibrant cultures, unique flavours and unmistakable sounds.
    Your tour includes: Your tour highlights:

    Your tour includes:

    Your tour highlights:

    Your tour includes:

    Your tour includes:

    • 8 nights in boutique accommodation
    • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
    • Experienced driver and tour leader
    • Transportation in premium mini-coach
    Your tour highlights:

    Your tour highlights:

    • Visit the famous Oak Alley Plantation
    • Taste authentic Creole and Cajun dishes in New Orleans
    • Experience Elvis Presley’s Graceland
    Valid for travel
    5 Aug and 26 Aug 2020, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    30 Sep 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    New Orleans

    Buzzing, soulful and unique, New Orleans is the place where your journey begins. After meeting the group, you’ll start things with a bang – a delicious group dinner awaits.

    Day 2

    New Orleans

    You’ve got another full day to experience the many varied delights New Orleans has to offer. And what better way to get to the heart of the city than on a leisurely food tour? As you make your way around, you’ll have the opportunity to sample authentic Creole, Cajun and Soul food delicacies, just the way they’re supposed to taste.

    Day 3

    New Orleans - Natchez, MS

    After breakfast, it’s out of the big city and all aboard the mini-coach to Vacherie – where there’s a tour of the Oak Alley sugarcane plantation in store for us. When you’ve gained an insight into the rich history of this grand mansion, you’ll move on to our next stop: Louisiana’s vibrant state capital, Baton Rouge. Tonight, you’ll dine in Natchez – the ‘Jewel of the Mississippi’.

    Day 4

    Natchez

    Today you have a full day to spend experiencing Natchez’s famous southern hospitality. Filled with beautiful parks, wonderful views over the Mississippi, pristine antebellum homes and over 300 years of history, one thing’s for sure – Natchez is a small city with plenty of character.

    Day 5

    Natchez - Greenwood

    Back on the road! Today you’ll take to the legendary Natchez Trace Parkway for the journey to charming Vicksburg, a city perched at the top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. Your final stop of the day will be the Delta town of Greenwood, where you’ll tuck into an included dinner together.

    Day 6

    Greenwood - Memphis, TN

    Today’s itinerary has a distinctly musical theme. After breakfast, you’ll leave Greenwood behind and move on to welcoming Clarksdale, the home of the blues. Then: onwards to Memphis! Famous for Elvis Presley, Sun Studio and of course, barbecue food, the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll needs no introduction.

    Day 7

    Memphis

    Memphis isn’t just a holiday destination – for some, it’s a pilgrimage site. You’ll get caught up in the magic as you pay a visit to Graceland, the former private retreat of Elvis Presley himself, for a guided tour. Not only is the mansion a fascinating way to spend a day in Memphis, but it’s also the perfect place to immerse yourself in the city’s incredible musical legacy.

    Day 8

    Memphis - Jackson, MS

    One more dose of rock ‘n’ roll (in the form of a visit to Elvis’ birthplace), then you’ll roll out of Memphis and on to Jackson, the ‘City with Soul’. After making yourself at home (it’s easily done in a city so welcoming), you’ll round off your trip with one final dinner together.

    Day 9

    Jackson - New Orleans

    Your tour will wind up back where it started, in vibrant New Orleans.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are person twin share, tour only and correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. ^Bonus is included in the advertised price. Book and pay in full 60 days prior to the trip’s departureIn the event a date is unavailable at the time of booking, an alternative departure date will be offeredOther conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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