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.
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.
Hop aboard a New Orleans tram car for a taste of vintage America!
Catch some live jazz in New Orleans
Discover the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll at Sun Studio
Try Lousiana Oysters, world-famous for their meaty texture
Take a guided tour around the former home and final resting place of 'The King'
In Memphis, stroll vibrant Beale Street and soak up the music spilling out from bars
Discover the beautiful and eerie moss-draped live oaks of Savannah
Discover American history at the Prohibition museum
Settle down for a drink in the Prohibition Speakeasy
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
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.
Join us on a special voyage through the Old South, accompanied by globetrotting journalist David Wickers.
Soak up musical heritage in Chicago, Nashville and take a stunning train ride down to New Orleans to discover the Big Easy
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.