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Heart of the Deep South (departures Apr - Aug 2020)

Price: R 54,050.00

8 nights, roundtrip from New Orleans visiting Louisiana / Mississippi / Tennessee.

Visiting 1 Country: USA.

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.

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Visit the famous Oak Alley plantation
  • Taste authentic Creole and Cajun dishes in New Orleans
  • Experience Elvis Presley's Graceland

Booking Details for this Small Group Tour

Selected departure dates: Prices per person sharing from:
  • 05 August 2020
  • 26 August 2020
R 54,050.00 pps
  • 10 June 2020
  • 08 July 2020
R 55,910.00 pps
  • 15 April 2020
  • 06 May 2020
R 57,780.00 pps

Tour Itinerary

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!

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - New Orleans

We’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 we make our way around, we’ll have the opportunity to sample authentic Creole, Cajun and Soul food delicacies, just the way they’re supposed to taste.

Meals: Breakfast

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 we’ve gained an insight into the rich history of this grand mansion, we’ll move on to our next stop: Louisiana’s vibrant state capital, Baton Rouge. Tonight, we’ll dine in Natchez – the ‘Jewel of the Mississippi’.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Natchez

Today we’ve 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Natchez - Greenwood

Back on the road! Today we’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. Our final stop of the day will be the Delta town of Greenwood, where we’ll tuck into an included dinner together.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 - Greenwood - Memphis, TN

Today’s itinerary has a distinctly musical theme. After breakfast, we’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.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 - Memphis

Memphis isn’t just a holiday destination – for some, it’s a pilgrimage site. We’ll 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, it’s also the perfect place to immerse ourselves in the city’s incredible musical legacy.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Memphis - Jackson, MS

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

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 - Jackson - New Orleans

Our tour will wind up back where we started, in vibrant New Orleans.

Meals: Breakfast

Validity Various departures between April - August 2020
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Operator Back-Roads Touring
Tour Identifier/s BUHHSOO-0
Inclusions • 8 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners.
• 8 nights in boutique accommodation.
• Premium mini-coach transportation.
• Experienced Driver and Tour Leader.
Exclusions • Flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Travel insurance.
• Transfers other than mentioned above.
• Anything of a personal nature.
• Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
• Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights.
• Entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
• Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
• Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
• Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
• Pre and post tour accommodation other than mentioned above.
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: R3000 deposit to secure booking.
• Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure.
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