With limited public transport, the car is king in America’s Deep South. Fly-drives are the most popular means of exploring this part of the USA; and with Bon Voyage (0800 316 0194; www.bon-voyage.co.uk) even those that don’t want to drive need not miss the experience. The all-new, tailor-made From heritage to honky tonk tour combines the thrill of the open road (in the form of private limousine transfers) with a ride on the City of New Orleans train and a voyage on a Mississippi steamer.
Taking in the Deep South’s three main cities of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans, the 11-day holiday takes advantage of new non-stop flights from London (into Nashville, out of New Orleans), three nights each in Nashville and Memphis, and four nights in the French quarter of New Orleans, private transfers from Nashville to Memphis, rail journey between Memphis and New Orleans and a Mississippi River cruise with lunch. Plus tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, Ryman Auditorium and the Johnny Cash Museum, VIP all-access tour of Graceland and tour of Sun Studio, the Rock n Soul Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music and a walking tour of the French Quarter with a local guide.
From £2,295 per person (0800 316 0194, www.bon-voyage.co.uk).
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