Explore the sounds and spirit of the south and stop by the house of the King himself.

If you are looking to find the real soul of America then the cities of New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis are the place to be – infectious, soulful and welcoming. The Deep South is the country’s musical heartland, with the birthplace of jazz, blues and country music all found in the states of Louisiana and Tennessee.

  • Visit Nashville, the capital of country music, and tour the recording studios of Music Row before heading to the Country Music Hall of Fame to record your own track
  • Memphis is the place for music lovers, bursting with the sounds of country, soul, blues and jazz, it was also the home of the King, Elvis Presley
  • New Orleans is one of America's most unique cities, where the spirit of the Old South still lives on. Explore the French Quarter around Jackson Square or take a cruise on the Mississippi
  • Sample the taste of the South and dine on the region’s unique cuisine. Try flavoursome Creole and Cajun influenced dishes in Louisiana and barbecue favourites in Tennessee
  • A self-drive is the perfect way to explore the three cities allowing you freedom to choose your own itinerary and stop off at interesting locations between cities

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT -6 hours


US Dollar ($)

Flying time to destination:

Memphis: 10½ hours, New Orleans: 11¾ hours

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When to visit

Jan 16°c
Feb 18°c
Mar 21°c
Apr 25°c
May 29°c
Jun 31°c
Jul 32°c
Aug 32°c
Sep 30°c
Oct 26°c
Nov 21°c
Dec 18°c
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Pause for a moment on Bourbon Street in New Orleans and take in the sights and sounds of the unique French quarter – wonderful architecture, diverse colourful happy people, soulfull jazz – traditional and modern – and the delightful smells of Cajun cooking. A unique experience that will stay with you forever.

Sandy Dodd