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The Deep South Holidays

Genteel allure and southern hospitality

The smell of fried chicken and homemade apple pie, the notes of bluegrass and country music, the southern grace and hospitality of the people; America’s Deep South is filled with a genteel sort of allure and a rich antebellum charm that will leave you captivated and enchanted.

Discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of the Deep South, from beautiful national parks such as The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee or Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and scenic drives along byways such as the Natchez Trace Parkway to the swamps and bayous of Louisiana. This region has witnessed some of the pivotal moments in American history and you’ll find ample opportunities learn about the past from antebellum mansions and fascinating battlefield tours to uncover the secrets of the American Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement sites and museums. 

Music fans will feel at home in Nashville’s Honky-tonks or in the blues bars on Beale Street in Memphis and the jazz filled streets of New Orleans. Join candlelit vigils in honour of Elvis, discover the roots of Bluegrass in Kentucky or visit the Dolly Parton theme park in Pigeon Forge.

On a culinary level enjoy finger-lickin’ BBQ and Southern-fried flavours or spice things up with a little Creole or Cajun influence. Time your visit along the Gulf Coast with one of the regions many seafood festivals for fresh and inventive dishes and take the chance to learn how to recreate some of southern specialities at the New Orleans School of Cooking.

Destination Highlights
  • Historic antebellum homes
  • Southern cuisine
  • Civil War and Civil Rights history
  • Vibrant cities like New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville
  • Festivals and celebrations such as Mardi Gras
  • Scenic trails, beautiful national parks and diverse wildlife
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -6 hours to GMT -5 hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information British Passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit the Deep South. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta
  • Language English
  • Health Information No vaccinations are required for travel to the Deep South. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It is important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Top Tips from our Experts

Sophie

Destination Specialist

“Make sure you tick off a few of the Deep South’s must see attractions, from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to Graceland in Memphis, these sights definitely live up to the hype.”

Charlotte

Destination Specialist

“There seems to be a festival or party going on somewhere in the Deep South almost every weekend. Be sure to check whether there is anything going on when you’re visiting so you don’t miss the party.”

Shannen

Destination Specialist

“As you travel through the Deep South, make sure you try some of the local delicacies. From gumbo and jambalaya, to fresh catfish, fried green tomatoes and BBQ.”

Our Deep South destinations

Greenville

Deep South

Mississippi

Mississippi
Wintzells Oyster House

Deep South

Alabama

Alabama
Great Smoky Mountains

Deep South

The Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

Deep South

Louisiana

Louisiana
Kentucky Horse Farm

Deep South

Kentucky

Kentucky
Nottoway Plantation

Deep South

Deep South Plantation

Deep South Plantation

Types of Deep South holidays

Piedmont Park Atlanta

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays