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South tours

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the South, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well.

South tours

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Balcony, New Orleans

Exploring the South: Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee

Your guide to exploring the South along the Mississippi River. Sample gumbo in New Orleans, examine the history of slavery at plantations, pay tribute to the King in Memphis and get a behind-the-scenes look at country music’s most storied stage.

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Spicy Homemade Cajun Jambalaya

A New Orleans food guide

From a steaming bowl of belly-warming seafood gumbo to a creamy-sweet praline studded with pecans to a plate of oyster Rockefeller at Antoine’s — US specialist Natalie introduces you to the distinctive culinary pleasures of New Orleans.

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Monmouth Plantation Inn, Natchez

Plantation homes of the South

Juxtaposing extreme wealth and stark poverty, the South’s plantations shine a light on the region’s past. US specialist Carla shares her recommendations on which plantations to visit for a thorough grounding in the South’s history.

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French Quarter, New Orleans

Luxury vacations in the South

Different to anywhere else in America, the South offers a varied trip focused around music, food, history and a mix of cultures. Specialist Alice shares experiences that can uncover a little more of the region and elevate your trip.

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Charleston, South Carolina

Exploring Georgia and the Carolinas

There’s more to the South than the food, music and culture of Louisiana and Tennessee. US specialist Molly ventured farther east to the less-visited states of Georgia, and North and South Carolina. Here, you can balance historical cities with beach relaxation and mountain scenery.

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Beale Street, Memphis

Music culture of the South

The birthplace of jazz, blues, rock ’n’ roll, soul and country music, the South is the US’s undisputed music capital. US specialist Natalie shares her ideas for exploring the region’s musical heritage on your vacation to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville.

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