Tours and Sightseeing
There’s just something about the southeastern region of the United States that you have to experience for yourself to truly appreciate. Down here, “Southern hospitality” is not just a catchy phrase; it’s a way of life. People welcome you into their communities with warmth and genuine compassion, sharing their stories and traditions. The various regions that make up the South weave a diverse tapestry of cultures, cuisines, musical influences, historic experiences, literary traditions, and lush natural environments. But it’s that special “down home” feeling that supplies the common thread across this alluring, unique part of the country. Our Deep South Vacation Packages allow you to see the best of what the South has to offer.
The seaports of Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, date back to Colonial times and can truly boast that “George Washington slept here.” Canopies of Spanish moss drape from live oak trees that line wide boulevards, cobblestone streets and antebellum plantations. The Atlantic coast is home to sparkling white sand beaches and salty marshes that supply indigenous seafood for low country cuisine.
The Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Lafayette offer unique entries into a true melting pot of French, Spanish, Arcadian, Cajun, Creole, and Caribbean influences. Follow the footsteps of artistic giants such as Tennessee Williams and Louis Armstrong as you explore the clubs of the French Quarter. The cultural mix is reflected in the music – ranging from jazz to Cajun to zydeco – and the broad range of culinary styles that makes the New Orleans restaurant scene a world leader.
Memphis and Nashville are known for comfort foods like catfish, hushpuppies and flavorful Memphis style barbeque rib, but both Tennessee cities offer plenty of sophisticated dining choices as well. The Volunteer State has its share of fascinated historic sites. But the main attraction here is Southern music. You can explore Graceland and the roots of rock ‘n roll in Memphis; the blues in neighboring Mississippi; and country music in Nashville, aka “Music City USA.”
Our Deep South Vacation Packages, tours and sightseeing are designed for the independent traveler wanting to tour the city and the surrounding area. The itineraries can be combined in any order and can be shortened or extended.