Sights and Sounds of the Sensational South

Why not make this the year to visit the USA's Deep South, a region full of music, food and history? A Travelsphere escorted tour will ensure you see all the highlights and much more too. Here are our top tips for the perfect holiday:

Get into the rhythm

Enjoy a very special musical experience in Nashville. In addition to visits to Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame, a Travelsphere Deep South holiday also includes an exclusive performance by a member of Johnny Cash’s family. Don’t leave Nashville without a visit to one of the renowned music stores. You are sure to find your favourite new and ‘pre-loved’ sounds as you browse through the vinyl.

Step back in time

Embrace the era of rail with an overnight stay at the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel and drink in the magic of the Mississippi on a tour of a historic antebellum mansion. A paddle steamer was once the only way to travel along the waterways of the south. Sip on a refreshing mint julep and drift through the history and romance of times gone by.

Celebrate the 'Big Easy'

Experience the intoxicating atmosphere of New Orleans and the charms of the French Quarter. Why not push the boat out and join the sparkling celebrations for Mardi Gras too. You’ll be in good company on our Travelsphere Special Departure which includes a ticket for the spectacular Mardi Gras parade. Look out for famous faces on the carnival floats and remember to catch as many colourful beads as you can.

Treat your taste buds

The food of the US Southern states is all the rage on the London restaurant scene but nothing beats the genuine flavours of the Deep South kitchen. Taylor Swift’s favourite pancakes can be found in Nashville and the Memphis BBQ restaurants on Beale Street are quite legendary. A steaming Creole gumbo is a Louisiana highlight and no visit to New Orleans would be complete without ‘café au lait’ and a beignet at Café du Monde. Your Travelsphere Holiday Director can recommend all the top spots.