Old South & Florida Special Departure

An exclusive Cosmos tour in association with Classic FM and Good Housekeeping - 20th May 2020

Book this special tour from just £1,856pp.

Book this tour with flights and overseas transfers between 15 November 2019 and 21 February 2020 quoting NA150 to save £150pp.

Come with us on a special voyage through the Old South, accompanied by journalist David Wickers, Travel Editor at Good Housekeeping magazine. Seats are limited and are selling fast, so don't wait around to book.

You'll soak up Old South rhythms from the birthplace of jazz in New Orleans, Graceland in Memphis and the country music of Nashville; with a drive through Cajun country and a Sunshine State finale in Florida. You'll get a taste of southern style as you go, with food highlights that include an authentic slow-cooked Memphis BBQ, a refreshing cocktail in a Prohibition Speakeasy and the chance to join an optional dinner in the antebellum city of Natchez.

As you explore each destination, your expert Tour Director will give you its back story, and insights that are not in the guidebook. Travel journalist David Wickers will accompany you for the first week of the tour as you explore the amazing history, character and secrets of the Deep South.

Call our travel specialists or contact your travel agent to book onto this unique departure. Seats are limited, so don't wait around.

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Old South & Florida Special Departure 20 May 2020

To see a day-to-day itinerary, map, included excursions and dates, see our dedicated tour page for Old South & Florida, Special Departure 20 May.


Highlights of this tour

New Orleans Guided tour of city including the French Quarter, time at leisure to explore. *On day two, board your airboat for a special tour across Louisiana's backcountry, led by a native Local Guide. Discover the unique wildlife of this incredible environment.

Baton Rouge Orientation tour

Natchez Visit Pre Civil War Home

Memphis Orientation tour; guided audio tour of Graceland, *visit to the birthplace of rock'n'roll Sun Studios with a special Memphis BBQ at local restaurant.

Nashville Reserved seating at Grand Ole Opry; tour RCA Studio B; Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Country Music Hall of Fame

Savannah *Relive the Temperance movement at the Prohibition Museum, ending with cocktails at the speakeasy on a special tour.

* Special excursion

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Meet David Wickers

David Wickers is currently the Travel Editor of Good Housekeeping and the Travel Edit, an annual travel magazine that is distributed through Good Housekeeping, Red, Prima, Country Living and House Beautiful.

For 17 years he was the Chief Travel Correspondent on The Sunday Times.

On three separate occasions he was the UK's Travel Editor of the Year.

David has been a Council Member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators, has held the post of Treasurer of the British Guild of Travel Writers and has travelled to more than 100 countries.

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Terms and Conditions

Customers buying a flight-inclusive holiday to the USA and Canada between 15th November 2019 and 21st February 2020 can enjoy £150pp discount in addition to our Early Booking land-only discounts (£50pp until 28/01/20). A photographer will accompany guests, so guests will need to sign a media waiver form as a condition of joining this tour. In the case of unforeseen circumstances that mean David Wickers is unable to attend, an alternative travel expert from Good Housekeeping will join instead.