£500 Voucher Competition
Terms & Conditions
- To enter simply send your name, email address and daytime telephone number via the www.deep-south-usa.com/competitions website.
- Closing date for entries midnight 29th February 2020. Winners will be announced the following working day.
- The prize is one voucher for £500 towards a Deep South holiday booked with Bon Voyage Travel & Tours UK. Minimum 7-night holiday to be taken and must include a minimum of two states including Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi or Tennessee.
- Promotional travel must be booked 60-days in advance. Reservation changes are not permitted after booking has been made.
- Outbound and return travel must be completed by 31st December 2020
- Travel is not refundable once booked and cannot be changed or transferred to another passenger.
- The winner must have a current valid UK passport and must abide by all US entry regulations such as ESTA.
- No cash alternative to the prize is available. Spending money, personal expenses and travel insurance are not included against the voucher.
- The draw is not open to anyone associated with the promotion, either employees, families or agents.
- Promoter: Lofthouse Enterprises, Woodlands, Park Street, Hitchin, Herts. SG4 9AH & Bon Voyage Travel & Tours UK Ltd, 16-18 Bellevue Road, Southampton, SO15 2AY
- Entries made using automated competition entry systems or similar are not allowed. If we believe such a system has been used we reserve the right to disqualify these entries.
• The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
• No purchase is required & only one entrance per household.
• Entrants must be 21 years and over.
• Entrants must be residents of the UK or Ireland.
• On entry into this free prize draw, you are deemed to have read and agreed to the above terms and conditions.
Not planned your 2020 holiday yet? We can definitely recommend a Deep South USA Road Trip as a 2020 holiday destination and we are giving one lucky winner £500 to use against a Deep South holiday provided by Bon Voyage Travel & Tours Ltd.
The sheer variety in our region, from the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Great Smoky Mountains, always pleasantly surprises seasoned and first-time visitors. Driving through the Deep South could not be a more hospitable experience, there is such a relaxed feel and locals are only too pleased to help out whether it is giving directions to a local music venue or serving a sumptuous Southern dish. Close your eyes and picture yourself cruising along the interstate or meandering along a scenic back road, listening to the radio and soaking up the rich blend of rock'n'roll, Cajun, jazz, country, blues or gospel music to ease you into a Southern state of mind.
Bon Voyage is an independent tour operator specialising in tailor made holidays to North America, with the Deep South being one of their most popular areas to holiday. The lucky winner will be able to use their voucher against any Deep South holiday with Bon Voyage, but here is a selection of what's on offer:
This Dixie Discovery tour combines the lively music cities of New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville with the laid-back states of Mississippi and Alabama.
The construction site of 'Noah's Ark', 'Frozen Niagara Falls', sightless fish, America's Secret City and sleepovers on the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo. A quirky, but fascinating fly-drive through the USA this 14-night fly-drive travels through the rolling hills of Kentucky and the music cities of Tennessee.
Nashville, Memphis and Mississippi mean music. If Mississippi was the birthplace of the Blues then Memphis is where the music grew up and reached maturity and Nashville is known as Music City!
Enter your details below for a chance to win:
Those Pretty Wrongs Competition
Those Pretty Wrongs are Jody Stephens and Luther Russell - a musical partnership borne of a deep and lasting friendship that dates back to the early ’90s. As the story goes, no music was made between them until about five years ago, when they were united in the cause of a documentary about Jody’s legendary Memphis group Big Star. After releasing their self-titled debut on Ardent Records/Burger in 2016 to a healthy dose of acclaim, they went out on the road, playing for audiences across North America, Australia, Europe and the U.K. During this time they began to forge the sound for their second offering, Zed for Zulu, released 6th September 2019 and they're back on tour again!
We have two tickets to giveaway for both BAAD in Glasgow on Wednesday 6th November and Union Chapel in London on Friday 8th November - a sold out show! Each prize includes a meet and greet too.
Terms and conditions – prize is for a pair of tickets to the selected show only, all travel and other expenses are the winners responsibility. Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Competition finishes at 12.00pm Tuesday 5th November and all winners will be announced 1:00pm the same day. Meet & greet is subject to change.
Win a Deep South USA Christmas Hamper
Christmas is nearly here and we have a fantastic Deep South USA Christmas Hamper full of delicious treats* for one lucky winner!
The Deep South states of Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee are like nowhere else in America with the sheer variety from the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian mountains that will surprise and enthral both seasoned and first-time visitors to America.
All you have to do is enter your details below to be in the prize draw and a chance to win our Deep South USA Hamper FULL of goodies, including Evan Williams Bourbon, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Goo Goo Clusters, New Orleans Cook Book, The Love Light Orchestra on vinyl recorded live in Memphis, Mississippi cheese straws, barbecue and cajun seasoning....just to name a few! Closing date is 12:00pm on 17th December with the winner announced the following day. We'll also include a Deep South USA travel guide so you can plan next years holiday while eating & drinking your Southern treats!
You've got to be in it to win it!
** This competition is now closed **
*please note the hamper includes alcohol so you must be over 18 to enter and some food products contain nuts.
Historic Places in Louisiana
These historic sites and attractions located around Louisiana offer a glimpse in to the past as you travel back in time.
Louisiana State Museum
There are a total of nine museums throughout the state in the Louisiana State Museum collection, but visitors to New Orleans should include the French Quarter Five to their list which includes The Cabildo, The Presbytere, 1850 House, Madame John's Legacy and the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint. These National Historic Landmarks are home to thousands of artefacts and art work that reflect Louisiana's historic and cultural legacy.
Visit Preservation Hall in New Orleans and listen to the sounds of traditional jazz played within the walls of the 1750s French Quarter building. Both veteran and younger musicians play at the hall continuing the effort to preserve and maintain the sounds of traditional jazz. Evening music begins at 8pm and admission is $15 p/person.
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is an unusual museum located in the Vieux Carre Historic District. The historic building houses an extensive collection of pharmaceutical items from a time when pharmacists compounded their own medicines without the structure or knowledge of modern medicine. From showcasing the history of America’s first licensed pharmacist, Louis J Dufilho Jr, to antique surgical instruments, hand blown apothecary jars filled with crude medicines, to perfumes and cosmetics, the museum preserves the history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana.
St. Charles Streetcar Line
Take a ride on New Orleans’ oldest electric streetcar line. This route covers seven miles of the city with the majority of the track running in the centre on St. Charles Avenue. Riding the historic streetcar line shows off the gorgeous historic homes and buildings, and tree lined streets from the Garden District to Tulane and Loyola Universities. It is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world and has been in operation since 1835.
Take a tour of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow where each visitor is thought of as a guest. The tours are kept small to small groups to properly display the beauty and intricacies of the plantation, originally named ‘The Sugar Palace’ during its antebellum days. Browse the gardens and enjoy an afternoon refreshment at the restaurant or Turtle Bar. Interesting fact - it was named after the native Houma people who originally occupied this area of Louisiana.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Pow Wow
Throughout the year in Marksville the Native American traditions that began more than 20,000 years ago and the culture of the Tunica-Biloxi tribe come to life with Pow Wow events. Tribal members are dressed in full regalia to dance and sing to the beat of drums, while crafts and Native American foods are also featured.
Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
If you are in Monroe you must visit the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens to travel back in time to the early 20th century and home of Joseph A Biedenharn - the first bottler of Coca-Cola. Tour the museum, house and beautiful gardens, which offers a large collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia including a replica soda fountain with a genuine soda jerk retelling the Biedenharn story.
Vermilionville Living History Museum
Vermilionville Living History Museum in Lafayette is a picturesque representation of a late 1700s-1800s village re-enacting how Acadians and Creoles created a new life in the Attakapas Region of the new Louisiana territory. The museum is across 23 acres filled with costumed artisans and musicians acting out the chores and activities of their daily lives.
Old State Capitol
The Old State Capitol is a 160-year-old National Historic Landmark located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge. A preserved treasure of architecture this Gothic Revival structure has withstood war, fire, scandal and bitter debates. In 1990 the building went under a major restoration project and is now the Museum of Political History. You can book a tour, visit The Ghost in The Castle theatrical presentation or just wander the museum for free.
Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gins
Head to the Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gins in Ferriday to discover how the cotton industry has developed since the 1700s and the modern processes found today. Explore the deep history of slavery, slave customs, secret music and the relationships with the plantation masters. Frogmore is a must see site with various tour options that take you through the cotton gin evolution, walks you through authentically furnished slave quarters, you can view a rare steam gin plus other plantation dependencies. And don't miss the Delta Music Tour which chronicles the history of the area via the authentic music that was played throughout the Delta.
Charpentier District, Lake Charles
The Charpentier Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places and covers more than 40 blocks of turn-of-the-century buildings of mixed styles with turrets, towers, gables, shingling, leaded glass and gingerbread accents on the porches and railings. The Charpentier (French for “carpenter”) District stands in homage to the carpenter architects who freely designed as they built, creating a unique Lake Charles style.
Natchitoches, (Nack-a-tish) the original French colony in Louisiana, is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Established in 1714, Natchitoches retains its European flavour through its architecture, heritage and lifestyle. Natchitoches is also well known for the filming of the movie Steel Magnolias.
No Man's Land, Louisiana's Final Frontier
The Neutral Strip region, (a.k.a. No Man's Land) draws its name from the area's brief stint as an official buffer zone between Spain and the United States following the Louisiana Purchase. When the United States purchased the territory from France, Spain and the U.S. were in conflict over the boundary south of Natchitoches. In part, this confusion derived from the region's long history, even before Spanish rule during the 1790s and 1800s, as a contested area with unclear boundaries. This is the place where the pirate met the cowboy, and where Native Americans, French, Spanish, Africans, Creoles, Cajuns, and American pioneers from the South and West met to build communities and a culture like no other.
For more information on any of the above attractions email Louisiana@deep-south-usa.com.