Charleston, South Carolina – considered one of the USA’s best small cities – is one to watch for in 2019. In April, the genteel seaside city (famed for cobblestone streets, an exciting food scene and yesteryear appeal) gains a direct link from London with British Airways, making this the first nonstop service on the route.

As well as offering a city break filled with history, seafood and Southern charm, Charleston makes a convenient gateway to discovering this overlooked part of the Deep South.

To celebrate the launch, North America specialist Bon Voyage has created an all-new, car-free itinerary linking Charleston with its southern sisters: Savannah and New Orleans. As well as letting the train take the strain on the scenic journey to Savannah, this tailor-made trip through three US states includes plenty of added extras such as walking tours in Savannah and Charleston, a discovery of Charleston’s foodie scene or a paddle-steamer cruise in New Orleans.

The suggested 10-night holiday costs from £2,195pp, including British Airways flights from London (into Charleston and back from New Orleans), room-only accommodation, train transfers to Savannah, internal flights to New Orleans and various activities including walking tours, a horse-drawn carriage ride, a Louisiana plantation home tour and a Mississippi cruise.

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