The Only Itinerary You Need To Experience The Culture And History Of The Deep South
Posted: 05 October 2018
Encompassing some of the USA’s most distinctive states, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina, the Deep South has a wealth of attractive traits. Throughout the region's small towns and major cities, you'll find a thriving music scene, undeniably fascinating history and a delicious culinary scene, serving up mouthwatering Southern classics. With a rich mix of sights, sounds and tastes to discover, a luxury multi-centre holiday in the Deep South is a sensation for the senses, treating guests to unmissable experiences at a number of the South's world-class attractions.
Travel from Nashville to New Orleans, and Memphis to Mississippi with our luxury ‘Music & Drink In The Deep South’ journey, experiencing colouful cities and world-class attractions along the way, including Elvis Presley’s former home Graceland, the renowned Ryman Auditorium and Sun Studios.
The Sound of the South
Music is embedded deep into the history of this American region - it’s impossible to avoid the infectious country, jazz and blues beats that appear to echo through the streets. Travel through the decades of music at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Tennessee, visit Sun Studios – the birthplace of rock and roll – and soak up the unbelievable atmosphere of New Orleans’s French Quarter and iconic Bourbon Street, where classic jazz rhythms are accompanied by fabulous food for a true taste of the Deep South.
As part of your Deep South holiday itinerary, you’ll also have chance to savour a selection of exceptional experiences. In magical Memphis, travel to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, and follow in his blue-suede footsteps with a VIP after-hours tour and a special private dinner in the dining room of ‘The King’. During an evening spent in Tennessee, take a VIP tour of the Grand Ole Opry, including a backstage pass to meet some of the evening's performers.
Deep in History
Many iconic moments in America’s rich history took place in the Deep South, including The American Revolution, The American Civil Rights Movement and the abolition of slavery, making it an unrivalled destination for an insightful multi-centre luxury holiday. Every corner you turn will reveal another small fraction of the Deep South’s complex past, and with local experts on-hand to guide your travels, you'll delve deeper than most into this rich region's culture.
Immerse yourself in one of America’s most significant periods with a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, along with a stop in Baton Rouge in New Orleans to visit the Rural Life Museum – a 40-acre research area dedicated to preserving the culture of 18th and 19th century Louisiana.
Your Luxury Deep South Stay
Whilst touring the Deep South, you’ll stay at a collection of luxury hotels and resorts, which each reflect their location with their own historic stories to tell. Nashville’s oldest luxury hotel, dating back to 1901, The Hermitage Hotel has welcomed music royalty such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams, whilst Memphis’ Monmouth Historic Inn exudes simplistic Southern charm, with 26 acres of beautifully-kept gardens. You’ll also stay at the French-inspired Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans and The Peabody in Memphis, both offering their own taste of the Deep South.
If there’s something specific you wish to experience on your luxury multi-centre holiday to the Deep South, our expert team will be happy to assist in creating your perfect itinerary!
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