Deep South USA tours
The Deep South has its own distinctive flavour – the complexities of its history have shaped a region that is vibrant and full of heritage. There is no mistaking the dulcet tones of a Southern drawl, the fine cuisine - from crispy fried chicken, shrimp and grits, to Mississippi mud pie - or the lively music scene. No trip to the Southern states would be complete without experiencing the party atmosphere in New Orleans and Bourbon Street – the heart of the French Quarter.
Our Deep South holidays will also take you to walk the line in Nashville, Tennessee, the music city that was home to so many musical legends. Sail the mighty Mississippi River and learn how it impacted The Civil Rights Movement, as well as explore the historical and elegant cities of Vicksburg and Natchez. Be seduced by the rugged and lush landscapes and immerse yourself in diverse and exciting cultures, on what will be a truly unique American experience.
Our Deep South tours take you on a musical odyssey through some of the United States' most vibrant cultural melting pots. And as with all our holidays, our Deep South tours start the moment you leave your front door with our VIP door-to-door travel service. On tour, you'll be accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable tour manager, who will be by your side every step of the way to ensure everything runs smoothly. All our holidays are ABTA bonded or ATOL protected and our Protection Promise guarantees a number of safeguarding measure, from ensuring your money is safe until you travel to our commitment to cleanliness throughout your holiday.
Whether you’re travelling to learn about the history of Atlanta or Mississippi, or to Tennessee for culture and cuisine, our Deep South tours put one of America’s most exciting regions on a rich and storied platter.
The culture of the Deep South is tied intrinsically to its musical heritage - and nowhere is this more evident than the city of Memphis, Tennessee. Our Memphis tours tap into this tradition in fine style, incorporating visits to Graceland, home of the city's favourite son, Elvis Presley. The King's estate includes an audio tour and viewings of his final resting place - making for an emotional journey through the life of an individual who redefined rock 'n' roll.
Staying in Tennessee, the northern city of Nashville adds its own notes to the state's musical landscape. As the location of the famed Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville's relationship with this genre is evident on every corner: from the twinkling lights of the Grand Ole Opry, the longest running stage concert in America - to the rows of classic 'honky-tonk' bars in the lively downtown district. Our Nashville tours also cater to food fanatics: the city has a reputation for producing some of the south's finest barbecue cuisine.
Completing the musical identity of the Deep South is New Orleans, Louisiana. Our trips to the city showcase its raucous party culture, which combines Creole and Cajun influences into a tradition of exciting jazz music. As the home of Mardi Gras, New Orleans' party reputation is world famous, but when visitors are not soaking up the sights and sounds of the vibrant French Quarter, a relaxing jazz cruise on board authentic paddle steamer The Natchez is a fine way to see the sights.
Southern Sights and Sounds tours
Our Deep South escorted holidays are musical and cultural adventures and, to give you a definitive experience, we put together our signature Southern Sights and Sounds USA tour.
Southern Sights and Sounds stops at every major Deep South attraction - ranging from Atlanta, Georgia, to Lafayette and Louisiana. Along the way, tours stop in Nashville, at Jack Daniel's Distillery before an opportunity to attend a live show at the legendary Grand Ole Opry. After taking a ride on a paddle steamer and paying homage to the great Elvis Presley in Memphis, our tour follows Ol' Man River - the Mississippi - to New Orleans, where visitors wine and dine to the sound of New Orleans' jazz scene and stroll its colourful streets, soaking up the party atmosphere.
Our final stops in Lafayette, Vermillionville and Baton Rouge highlight Louisiana's Cajun and Creole background - with excursions to the restored homes of Acadian settlers and fascinating French districts - where residents still speak distinctive Cajun French. On this classic Deep South USA holiday, you’ve got the option to time your travels for Mardi Gras in New Orleans - experiencing this world-famous party makes a fantastic end to our trip.
Mississippi river cruises
You can also combine your Deep South holiday with an unforgettable cruise along the Mississippi River. Journey on the Mighty Mississippi takes you first to Nashville and Memphis, where you'll soak up the sights and sounds of both cities. You'll then board one of the most spectacular river cruise ships in the world: American Queen. This authentic paddle-wheel steamer is truly a sight to behold, with traditional detailing throughout. We'll travel through the 'Old South', visiting historic cities and antebellum mansions, before arriving in New Orleans for a couple of nights.
Why choose a Titan Travel tour or cruise?
Our award-winning collection of holidays covers all seven continents, with carefully planned itineraries ranging from rail journeys and river cruises, to small-group adventures and trips exclusively for solo travellers.