Deep South & Texas – Rail
WHY DEEP SOUTH & TEXAS?
The Deep South offers a culture not just exclusive to America, but to the world itself. 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.
By booking a package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group with ATOL and ABTA bonded protection.
We’re able to offer a flexible approach on all of our holidays when selecting your accommodation, flights and destination. If you would like something specific, or maybe a touch of luxury, please speak to a member of our team who will happily offer advice and suggestions.
With Complete North America you will receive an incredibly detailed personalised road book, hotel vouchers, car hire vouchers, electric flight itinerary, luggage labels, transfer / excursion vouchers and a handy black wallet to keep all your information in one place.
Our team of experienced travel specialists have been all over the North American region, and thanks to their knowledge and expertise, will be able to help tailor your perfect holiday whilst giving you the inside track on your North American adventure.
PLAN A TRIP NOW
Take inspiration from our example itineraries below or speak to us today so we can tailor something to your specific needs and plans. We can be as flexible as you want to be, and nothing at all is set in stone. Call us now on 0115 9610590 or enquire here
JAZZ, BLUES, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
Launch your vacation in Muddy Waters’ Chicago. Sample the city’s sounds and the fare at the Italian Village. Then move on to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll. While there, tour Graceland, and visit the world-famous Sun Studios. Rejoin Amtrak, and ride to New Orleans.
Chicago | Memphis | New Orleans
HEART OF TEXAS
A Lone Star State rail adventure! From Fort Worth to the capital city of Austin to San Antonio, you’ll get to experience everything Texas.
Fort Worth | Austin | San Antonio
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 probably 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.