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14 DAY USA DEEP SOUTH

CODE
USDP
STARTING FROM
$5,910 USD
PLACES VISITED
Nashville, Birmingham, New Orleans, Natchez, Memphis,...
DEEP SOUTH USA TOUR
The Deep South is just one of those regions of America that conjures up more than its fair share of historic infamy as well as plenty of music, food and natural beauty to provide the backbone to a truly memorable tour. With religion deeply ingrained in the culture and cotton picking still a big business, it is easy to see how time changes slowly in the Deep South. However, change is in the air and a tour of cities such as New Orleans or Nashville presents a fascinating blend of the old and the new. The Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, Bourbon Street and Stax Records – if your toes weren’t tapping to the sound of jazz, soul and rock ‘n’ roll before you arrived in the Deep South, they surely will by the time you depart for home.
Start Location: Nashville End Location: Nashville
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Grand Ole Opry Performance
  • Sun Studio
  • Gibson Guitar Factory
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Hopson Plantation Tour
  • Delta Blues Museum
  • Antebellum Mansions
  • Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
  • Bourbon Street Jazz Club in the French Quarter
  • Mississippi Steamboat Dinner Cruise
  • Alligator Swamp Tour
  • Mardi Gras World
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Nashville, TN

Welcome to Nashville - the undisputed capital of country music. Home to the famous Wildhorse Saloon and Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville offers the perfect opportunity to try some line dancing. Broadway is lined with honky-tonks and live music venues playing not only country, but all music genres - the perfect introduction to the Deep South.
Overnight: Nashville
Meals: Dinner
Day 2 & 3: Nashville, TN

As well as its indelible country music links, Nashville is also the capital of Tennessee and the state's second largest city after Memphis. Situated on the banks of the Cumberland River it was established as a major river port by settlers in 1779. There will be some free time in Nashville to indulge in your choice of the many music and entertainment options available. The Grand Ole Opry is the world's longest running radio show and a highlight and our tour includes a performance here.
Overnight: Nashville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 & 5: Nashville - Memphis, TN

Located near the Mississippi River, Memphis has a long and colourful past. Legendary forefathers such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters and B.B. King helped to put Beale Street on the music map. A highlight of our stay in Memphis is the excursion to 'Graceland', the home of Elvis Presley, who has had the biggest influence on country, blues and rock 'n' roll music. Later, we visit Sun Studio which opened in 1950 and is a place where many great names have passed through. We visit Gibson's guitar factory to get an understanding of the fascinating musical heritage of this city. Outside of music, we pay a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum located in the former Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King was assassinated.
Overnight: Memphis
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Memphis - Oxford, MS

See the humble beginnings of "The King"with a visit to the birthplace of Elvis in Tupelo, Mississippi. Next it's onto Clarksdale and the Hopson Plantation, which is the former home of legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins. It is also where they tested the International Harvester's automated cotton picker. Your tour escort will give you some history including the system of sharecropping and the evolution of the cotton industry. Clarksdale is also home to the infamous "Crossroads", where legend has it blues musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. Within the city we find the Delta Blues Museum, a literal blues shrine of artifacts and memorabilia as well as actor Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club. We visit both places.
Overnight: Oxford
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Oxford - Natchez, MS

Follow the river road south to the very first established settlement on the Mississippi River. The original capital of the Mississippi Territory, Natchez, was at the heart of the slave trade and is the birthplace of the Mississippi riverboat.
Overnight: Natchez
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Natchez, MS

A self-guided tour through the streets of Natchez' historic district with over 50 antebellum homes and historic churches is easy to do. Worthy of a visit is the "Under the Hill" area made famous by Mark Twain or explore one of the most interesting cemeteries in the South. Overnight possibly in the historic Eola Guesthouse, which dates back to 1927 and offers the charm of the "Old South". Included in our tour are visits to the Antebellum Mansions and the Elvis Birthplace Museum.
Overnight: Natchez
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Natchez - New Orleans, LA

We now head south to one of the biggest cities in the Deep South, New Orleans. First there is a detour to visit the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. This antebellum estate was completed in 1828 and with 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley, is a restful place to stop on our busy tour.
Overnight: New Orleans
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 & 11: New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, otherwise known as the "Big Easy", is an eclectic mix of European, Creole and Cajun culture which manifests in every aspect of the architecture, cuisine and musical scene. Take time to absorb the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street, relax in the Garden District and absorb the ambience of the French Quarter, known also as 'The Quarter'. Founded by French traders in 1718, there are many layers of history in this city, and all its many attractions combined make it one of the most visited cities in America.Step back in time to when life was gracefully slow and enjoy the Mississippi riverboat dinner cruise, dining on a delicious local cuisine buffet that is directly influenced by the myriad of cultures that together make up Louisiana. Your evenings in New Orleans will be easily spent as there is much to do, not least of all continuing your indulgence and appreciation of American music by enjoying some of the many live performances that take place nightly in this delightful city. This includes the famous Preservation Hall where top-drawer jazz musicians play every evening to a small and intimate audience.Included in our New Orleans tour is a visit to one of the Jazz clubs, a Mississippi steamboat dinner cruise, a visit to the Mardi Gras World and a tour of an alligator swamp.
Overnight: New Orleans
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12: New Orleans - Birmingham, AL

You continue east into Alabama and on to the state's largest city - Birmingham. This city was the primary site of the Civil Rights Movement and where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his campaign of civil disobedience. Time permitting; we will visit the Civil Rights Institute here. The evening is free for some last minute souvenir shopping.
Overnight: Birmingham
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13: Birmingham - Nashville, TN

We will visit Birmingham's Civil Rights Institute this morning if we have not had time to visit the previous evening before returning to Nashville this evening where our journey through the music and cultural history of the Deep South ends.
Overnight: Nashville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14: Depart Nashville, TN

Following breakfast bid farewell to the Deep South.
Meals: Breakfast
DATES & PRICES
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Fri, 21 Oct 2022
Thu, 03 Nov 2022
$5,910 USD
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WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 13 nights of accommodation (4 star)
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in Nashville
  • 26 meals: 13 breakfasts, 13 dinners
EXCLUSIONS
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed
  • Attractions not listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare — domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

Why Take An Anderson Tour?

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Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't

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Unique Experiences Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way.
Freedom To Explore Time to take in each place with only the tours you want to do.
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Tour Questions

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 18 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 – $60.00 CAD per day (with tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, but within reason. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. Please inquire for further information and prices.

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.
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Seasoned Tour Guides Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't
CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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BUBBLE TOURS

Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

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