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Aficionados of jazz and peach iced tea will jump at the chance to explore America’s south through states such as Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana via Adventure World’s Handpicked Southern USA tour.
The region is renowned for its interesting history, charming architecture and the friendly people responsible for birthing the idiom, “southern hospitality”.
The 10-night self-drive adventure will see travellers heading through the cultural meccas of Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, as well as the picturesque coastal cities of Charleston and Savannah.
It kicks off in Atlanta where major tourist drawcards include visiting the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the Coca Cola Museum and the College Football Hall of Fame.
The journey then continues to historic Savannah, home to many historical buildings. Further highlights include stops at Asheville where sights include the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Grandfather Mountain that towers over North Carolina.
Music-lovers will find themselves toe tapping across the spiritual home of Blues, Country and Gospel music in Nashville, with scheduled visits The Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum, and naturally, the home of the late Elvis Presley, Graceland.
The adventure culminates in the cultural hub of New Orleans where visitors will enjoy a walking excursion of the French Quarter, America’s oldest neighbourhood.
Leading in at $2,439 per person, the trip includes 10-nights accommodation, 10-days car rental, and entry to scheduled tourist attractions.