Deep South - Memphis

Deep South & Texas

Deep South & Texas holidays

Experience the rich culture & rhythm of the south.

The eclectic mix of nationalities that have lived in the Deep South over time has lead to a fascinating creation of beautiful cuisine and a unique way of life. A Deep South holiday will lead you to discover the historic jazz, blues and country music scenes, taste incredible food and experience true Southern hospitality.
Choose from our Deep South & Texas fly drives, escorted tours, motorhomes and rail tours. 

Hit the road and make the most of your Deep South fly drive adventure by embarking on an incredible once in a lifetime road trip.


Graceland in Memphis

Experience your holiday with the experts – our escorted tours are guided and allow you to explore the best of the Deep South.


Chattanooga, Tennessee

Deep South motorhome holidays offer you the flexibility and the freedom to go where you want, when you want.


New Orleans French Quarter

A Deep South rail adventure gives you the freedom to explore the historic Southern states in pure relaxation mode.


Quick facts:

Time Zone: GMT – 5 / – 6
Flight time from UK: 8 hours

The nine states in the traditional Deep South – Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia – along with Florida and Texas originally formed the Confederate States of America together.


Spring and autumn are seasons of pleasantly warm days and cool nights. Summer daytime temperatures are generally in the 27-32C range, although they can occasionally reach 38C on very hot days. Winter daytime temperatures are generally in the 1 to 4C range.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, September and October are the best times to visit the Deep South, when the days are warm and the nights are cool and you avoid the intense heat that the summer brings. The world famous Mardi Gras in New Orleans takes place in February.


The complex history and heritage of the Deep South have created a distinctly American culture that is more a state of mind than a place. Although the Deep South romanticises antebellum plantation life, built on slavery, it is also the birthplace of the modern Civil Rights movement.


There’s no better way to understand the life of the Deep South than to take a tour through its musical landscape – soulful blues, brassy jazz, country twang, Cajun accordions, riverboat calliopes and gospel choirs. There’s live music year-round across the whole region.

Culture & Cuisine

The Deep South has a unique culture that is more a state of mind than a place, and this culture is reflected in the cuisine. Restaurants come in all shapes, styles and sizes as does the sumptuous Southern specialties such as mint juleps, peach cobbler, fried chicken, barbecue ribs and more.