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American South tours

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

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Monmouth Plantation Inn, Natchez

Plantation homes of the American South

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

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Balcony, New Orleans

Exploring the American South: Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee

Your guide to exploring the American 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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French Quarter, New Orleans

Luxury holidays in the American South

Different to anywhere else in America, the American 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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Beale Street, Memphis

Music culture of the American South

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

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Charleston, South Carolina

Exploring the American South: Georgia and the Carolinas

There’s more to the American South than the food, music and culture of Louisiana and Tennessee. USA 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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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 — USA specialist Natalie introduces you to the distinctive culinary pleasures of New Orleans.

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