Tour Operator of the Month - AmeriCan & Worldwide Travel
AmeriCan & Worldwide Travel always try to appreciate that your holiday is as unique as you are, and so you may not immediately find exactly what you have in mind in a brochure or on a website. Therefore, in addition to choosing from one of their many popular suggested Deep South Self Drive Holidays, they can also tailor you a completely different trip by taking into consideration what you would like to see and do along the way, and of course, not forgetting your budget.
Having decided on where in the South you wish to go, they will then match your planned itinerary with your preferred standard of accommodation from the wide range of exciting hotel and unique lodging options they feature. With almost twenty five years of experience in creating holidays to the USA, they often offer a few ideas and suggestions of their own too, which we hope will make your holiday even more enjoyable and memorable.
The Southern States of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee will all offer you a very warm welcome. Steeped in music and history with culture, fine architecture, delicious food and unforgettable scenery, this region truly has something for everyone.
With a colourful history, resulting in a rare and exotic mix of nations and cultures, Louisiana offers you an unforgettable holiday experience of rich history, world class music, fabulous historical architecture, and wonderful food born of French, African, Spanish and Arcadian origin.
If you are looking for great music, great adventure and a great escape then Mississippi is for you! Travel the Blues Highway, US Highway 61 from Memphis to Vicksburg and uncover a fascinating tour of the Mississippi Delta that spawned hundreds of music legends.
From the Mississippi River to the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee combines being the capital of American music and being a place to discover the best of America’s riveting history and mouthwatering food! Gracelands and The Grand Ole Opry are just two familiar names that you will want to include on your itinerary.
Visit ‘Sweet Home’ Alabama, home to two pivotal events in US history. The American Civil War started here as well as the Civil Rights Movement in cities like Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma. This diverse state sweeps from beautiful mountain scenery in the north to pure white sand beaches in the south with a thriving music scene and pure southern hospitality all the way!
Gateway to the South, Georgia offers everything from high class shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts in Atlanta, to unspoilt beaches and intriguing islands along the Atlantic Ocean. Visit colonial Savannah and Georgia’s historic South as well as some of the state’s beautiful mountains and rivers.
Choose from one of their featured itineraries or let them create something unique for you!
Sounds of the South
The American South breathes music. This tour leads from the jazz-filled streets of New Orleans to French-speaking Lafayette where Cajun and zydeco music provide a soundtrack to those steamy Southern nights. In the Mississippi Delta you'll see the plantations where blues was born. From Memphis, one of America's most lively and colourful cities, the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Otis Redding stormed the charts the world over with rock & roll and soul. Finally, you'll roll into Nashville, 'Music City USA', where country and bluegrass battle in the bars and clubs of Second and Broadway. More information...
Roots of Blues
Spend time exploring the sultry streets of the Big Easy before heading north into the vast expanse of the Mississippi Delta where blues grew up on plantations like Dockery. Here you'll feel the ghosts of Charley Patton and Robert Johnson as you drift north through beautiful Delta cotton fields and past evocative crossroads. There will be time to hear blues in authentic 'juke-joints' before moving on to Memphis, the birthplace of rock & roll and home to Sun Studios and Graceland. Then you'll fly to St Louis with its sizzling music scene before hitting the road to Chicago where Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf brought blues to the attention of the world. More information...
The Blues Highway
Our flagship Roots tour which follows The Blues Highway, the route taken by Africa-Americans as they left the South in search of better lives in Chicago. As they travelled, so they took their music with them. That's why one road, Highway 61, tells the story of American music from Soutern fields to Northern tenements. You'll jive to jazz in New Orleans, dance zydeco in French Louisiana, feel the roots of blues in the Delta, sing into Elvis's microphone in Memphis, listen to country talent searches in Nashville and explore the rich musical heritage and sparkling music scenes of St.Louis, Davenport and Chicago. This is, truly, the trip of a lifetime for music lovers. More information...
Alabama & Georgia Highlights
Nestled in the centre of the Deep South region along with neighbours Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, 'Sweet Home Alabama' is an extremely diverse state rich in history, culture and scenery. A land of cotton and antebellum mansions, Civil War Battlefields and Civil Rights conflicts, Oak trees draped in Spanish moss and bayous brimming with crawfish; sun-drenched beaches, virgin forests and the mountains of the Appalachia. From the lush green forests and mountains in the north to the almost untouched beaches on the Gulf Coast, it epitomises the easy going, laid back way of life long associated with the Deep South.
The 'Peach State' as Georgia is affectionately known, has everything and more that a visitor is looking for in a holiday to the USA. There is high class shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts in the Atlanta Metro region, unspoilt beaches and water sports along the Atlantic Ocean, and classic touring in colonial Savannah and Georgia's historic South. Add to this Georgia's beautiful mountains and rivers, which open up a whole range of outdoor pursuits and historic trails, and you begin to understand why the state is known as the 'Gateway to the South'.
With so much to offer AWWT thought it was time to devote a whole fly drive tour to these two fabulous southern states and once you've been you will know exactly why! More information...
SPECIAL OFFER - Any customer who books a Deep South Fly Drive Package, between now and the end of June, will receive a free upgrade on their hire car and executive UK airport lounge passes* - just mention Deep South USA website when enquiring!
Here is an introduction to the South & Music Tours, plus other Deep South Tours available with AmeriCan and Worldwide Travel:
Alabama Music & Heritage
Land of the Kings
Music & Mountains of the South
Magnolias, Mountains and Mardi Gras!
The Year of Alabama Food Trail
*(excluding Terminal 5 at Heathrow)