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Deep South tours

Drawing on their deep knowledge of America’s southern states, our specialists have created some suggested itineraries to help inspire your visit to the South. You could concentrate on the mountains and beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas, dive deep into the history and heritage of Kentucky and Tennessee, or delve into the area’s turbulent history, from the Civil War battlefields to Civil Rights museums and monuments. Or, you can choose to focus on the Deep South’s rich musical heritage and visit the cities where jazz, blues, country and rock and roll were all born.

Consider these itineraries mere suggestions our specialists will assemble a trip that’s tailored specifically to your interests.

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Our recommended tours in the Deep South

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Deep South, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Jekyll Island Club Resort

    Jekyll Island Resort break

    Deep South
    • Standing on undisturbed Jekyll Island, this historic resort feels refined and exclusive.
    • Access to the Jekyll Ocean club offers guests beach chairs, umbrellas and refreshments.
    • The island boasts 63 holes of golf and many more outdoor activities.
    • Dine at the Wharf restaurant, enjoying delicious Southern dishes while watching the sunset.

    7 days from CAD2,450pp

  • Historic ruins at Montage Palmetto Bluff

    Montage Palmetto Bluff break

    Deep South
    • Hotel interior boasts traditional Southern style with light and airy decor.
    • Six restaurants offer a wide variety of styles from fine dining to more casual cafés.
    • Access to the fantastic May River Golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus.
    • Plenty of salt and freshwater water sports on offer to experience the coastal Carolina Marshlands.
    • Set alongside the picturesque May River with accommodation tucked away in-between the trees.

    7 days from CAD6,220pp

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Monmouth Plantation Inn, Natchez

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