Heart of the Deep South
|Resort:||Heart of the Deep South|
|Destination:||United States of America|
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, we’ll take the roads less travelled to discover vibrant cultures, unique flavours and unmistakable sounds.
Visit the famous Oak Alley plantation
Taste authentic Creole and Cajun dishes in New Orleans
Experience Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Day 1 New Orleans
Buzzing, soulful and unique, New Orleans is the place where our journey begins. After meeting the group, we’ll start things with a bang – a delicious group dinner awaits. Ready to eat, drink and be merry? You’ve come to the right place!
Day 2 New Orleans
Weve 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 we make our way around, well have the opportunity to sample authentic Creole, Cajun and Soul food delicacies, just the way theyre supposed to taste.
Day 3 New Orleans – Natchez, MS
After breakfast, its out of the big city and all aboard the mini-coach to Vacherie where theres a tour of the Oak Alley sugarcane plantation in store for us. When weve gained an insight into the rich history of this grand mansion, well move on to our next stop: Louisianas vibrant state capital, Baton Rouge. Tonight, well dine in Natchez the Jewel of the Mississippi.
Day 4 Natchez
Today weve a full day to spend experiencing Natchezs famous southern hospitality. Filled with beautiful parks, wonderful views over the Mississippi, pristine antebellum homes and over 300 years of history, one things for sure Natchez is a small city with plenty of character.
Day 5 Natchez – Greenwood
Back on the road! Today well 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. Our final stop of the day will be the Delta town of Greenwood, where well tuck into an included dinner together.
Day 6 Greenwood – Memphis, TN
Todays itinerary has a distinctly musical theme. After breakfast, well 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 isnt just a holiday destination for some, its a pilgrimage site. Well get caught up in the the magic as we 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, its also the perfect place to immerse ourselves in the citys 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 well roll out of Memphis and on to Jackson, the City with Soul. After making ourselves at home (its easily done in a city so welcoming), well round off our trip with one final dinner together.
Day 9 Jackson – New Orleans
Our tour will wind up back where we started, in vibrant New Orleans.