Your Tour Itinerary - A Taste of Northern California

Day 1 New Orleans

Buzzing, soulful and unique, New Orleans is the place where our journey begins. After meeting the group, we’ll start things with a bang – a delicious group dinner awaits. Ready to eat, drink and be merry? You’ve come to the right place! (D)

Day 2 New Orleans

We’ve got another full day to experience the many varied delights New Orleans has to offer. And what better way to get to the heart of the city than on a leisurely food tour? As we make our way around, we’ll have the opportunity to sample authentic Creole, Cajun and Soul food delicacies, just the way they’re supposed to taste. (B)

Day 3 New Orleans - Natchez

After breakfast, it’s out of the big city and all aboard the mini-coach to Vacherie – where there’s a tour of
the Oak Alley sugarcane plantation in store for us. When we’ve gained an insight into the rich history of
this grand mansion, we’ll move on to our next stop: Louisiana’s vibrant state capital, Baton Rouge. Tonight,
we’ll dine in Natchez – the ‘Jewel of the Mississippi’. (B,D)

Day 4  Natchez

Today we’ve a full day to spend experiencing Natchez’s famous southern hospitality. Filled with beautiful parks, wonderful views over the Mississippi, pristine antebellum homes and over 300 years of history, one thing’s for sure – Natchez is a small city with plenty of character. (B)

Day 5 Natchez - Greenwood

Back on the road! Today we’ll take to the legendary Natchez Trace Parkway for the journey to charming Vicksburg, a city perched at the top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. Our final stop of the day will be the Delta town of Greenwood, where we’ll tuck into an included dinner together. (B,D)

Day 6 Greenwood - Memphis

Today’s itinerary has a distinctly musical theme. After breakfast, we’ll leave Greenwood behind and
move on to welcoming Clarksdale, the home of the blues. Then: onwards to Memphis! Famous for Elvis Presley, Sun Studio and of course, barbecue food, the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll needs no introduction. (B,D)

Day 7 Memphis

Memphis isn’t just a holiday destination – for some, it’s a pilgrimage site. We’ll get caught up in the the magic as we pay a visit to Graceland, the former private retreat of Elvis Presley himself, for a guided tour. Not only is the mansion a fascinating way to spend a day in Memphis, it’s also the perfect place to immerse ourselves in the city’s incredible musical legacy. (B)

Day 8 Memphis - Jackson

One more dose of rock ‘n’ roll (in the form of a visit to Elvis’ birthplace), then we’ll roll out of Memphis and on to Jackson, the ‘City with Soul’. After making ourselves at home (it’s easily done in a city so welcoming), we’ll round off our trip with one final dinner together. (B,D)

Day 9 Jackson - New Orleans

Our tour will wind up back where we started, in vibrant New Orleans. (B)

Departure dates and prices 2020 : Classic California Coast - tour code BUHHSOO-O

Back-Roads brochure price twin/double room from £2839

Travel 55 discount price twin/double room from £2698

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Back-Roads Touring
Heart of the Deep South

9 days / 8 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £2698

From New Orleans to Natchez, Memphis and back again, take the roads less travelled to discover vibrant cultures, unique flavours and unmistakable sounds. Music and food – this tour of the Deep South’s most iconic cities, wellpreserved antebellum towns and gastronomic delicacies is a sure-fire way to experience life’s most soul-nourishing pleasures.

Small groups up to 18 guests.

To book this lovely 9 day Heart of the Deep South tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price.

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Why Back-Roads Touring

Picture a touring holiday that delves a bit deeper. One that doesn’t simply drop by top sights and major cities, but invites you to see a destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: the locals who call it home.

Back Roads Touring know that the best kind of adventure is one that introduces you to authentic experiences, never-to-be-forgotten views and hand-picked retreats brimming with local charm – while providing you with the time and space to explore independently. 

Back-Roads Touring, have spent over 30 years perfecting their small group tours in the UK, Europe and Asia – and now they're pleased to offer their guests the same immersive experience in an all-new destination: North America.  The key ingredient? Experienced Tour Leaders who can turn an exciting getaway into something truly extraordinary. They’ll tell you the stories and secrets behind historic homes as you wander the corridors; show you the perfect position to see the sunset over a city skyline; and point you towards the foodie hotspots that the locals love.

Smaller groups of up to 18

With small group sizes of 18 people, you can expect a more personalised touriong experience - and with like-minded travellers at your side, you'll find that a journey shared is a journey best enjoyed.   


Cast thoughts of long journeys spent zipping up and down motorways from your mind. A Back-Roads tour promises a more leisuirely style that gives you the freedom of travelling in your own vehicle - but with none of the hassle.

Travel in premium mini-coaches that come equipped with comforatble seats, air conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. Wiuth far more flexibility than a standard-size coach, we're able to take the scenic route - winding through beautiful counntryside to the heart of buzzing cities and coastal towns.

Tour highlights

  • Visit the famous Oak Alley plantation
  • Taste authentic Creole and Cajun dishes in New Orleans
  • Experience Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 nights in hand picked accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: the Oak Alley plantation, Graceland, Elvis
    Presley’s birthplace, Sun Studio


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