This self drive deep south tour starting in Nashville, with several overnights in Alabama, finishing in New Orleans will give you a fascinating insight into three of America’s vibrant southern states – the birthplace of many different genres of music from country, jazz, blues to rock ‘n’ roll.
Self Drive Deep South Tour
Flights from Manchester
Departures from 1st November – 10th December 2018
2 nights in Nashville, Tennessee
2 nights in Florence, Alabama
2 nights in Huntsville, Alabama
2 nights in Birmingham, Alabama
2 nights in Montgomery, Alabama
2 nights in Mobile, Alabama
2 nights in Orange Beach, Alabama
2 nights in New Orleans, Louisiana
Includes, flights, car hire (1 way drop off fee of $250 + tax to be paid locally) and 16 nights hotel accommodation, room only
Total price £2,549 per person
Price based on 2 adults sharing
The Deep South
Rolling green hills, beautiful horse farms, world-renowned distilleries like George Dickel or Jack Daniels and a mecca for music make up the region of middle Tennessee where Nashville is the capital city. Tennessee is the place to be for top-notch barbecue and homestyle cooking. But if you think the states culinary offerings all lie on the casual side, you’ll miss out on some of the finest food around.
One major road, the I-65 bisects the state from north to south and is the main artery through Alabama. It’s a place where each meal is a celebration and each town has a story. Thanks to the popular culture such as Sweet Home Alabama and Forrest Gump the name Alabama often evokes expectations of cute country towns and simple living and in some respects that is true with its unpretentious local diners. But Alabama’s larger cities such as Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville and Mobile also offer chic restaurants, stylish bars, superb museums and galleries showcasing Alabama’s history and heritage.
Louisiana is a state known for rich culinary traditions, good times and eating in Louisiana is a delicious culinary adventure and you have to try a slice of Louisiana pie. New Orleans is the city that never sleeps, open 24 hours a day with a love for life that is contagious. Walk through the 17th century cobbled streets, relax with a cocktail in a sun drenched courtyard or enjoy street theatre in the French Quarter that delights in budding artists. For an entirely different vibe, embark on a guided nighttime ghost tour of the French Quarter – if you’re not afraid of the dark!
Self Drive Deep South Tour – Accommodation
Nashville – Cambria Hotel
Located in Nashville, 350 yards from Bridgestone Arena. The hotel is close to several noted attractions, around a 5-minute walk from Tootsies Orchid Lounge, a 5-minute walk from Ryman Auditorium and 650 yards from Johnny Cash Museum.
Florence – Hampton Inn & Suites
The Hampton Inn & Suites-Florence Downtown features an indoor pool and whirlpool. River Oaks Golf Course is an 11-minute drive away and Alabama Music Hall of Fame is a 15-minute drive.
Huntsville – Hilton Garden Inn
Located one mile from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville Space Center features a restaurant, outdoor pool and hot tub. Rooms offer cable TV and free Wi-Fi
Birmingham – Redmont Hotel
Located in Birmingham city centre, this Alabama hotel is 6 miles from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Montgomery – DoubleTree by Hilton
This hotel is 9 minutes’ walk from Riverfront Park and the Coosa River. DoubleTree, the on-site restaurant, offers contemporary Southern-inspired cuisine for breakfast and dinner.
Mobile – The Battle House Renaissance
This Mobile hotel is 3 minutes’ walk from the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center and 1 miles from the Conde Charlotte Museum House. Guests will enjoy an outdoor pool, hot tub, and 3 on-site restaurants.
Orange Beach – Hilton Garden Inn
Located on the Gulf of Mexico, this Orange Beach Hilton Garden Inn hotel is next to Gulf State Park. Features include free WiFi, an indoor and an outdoor pool, 2 hot tubs with a poolside tiki bar.
New Orleans – NOPSI Hotel
Within walking distance of the famous French Quarter in New Orleans. The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.
Give us a call on 0800 810 8404 or send an enquiry for this 16 night, self drive deep south tour. We also have regular offers for Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans if you don’t want to spend so much time exploring Alabama.
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