Southern Soul
from $2615
Duration: 8 Days
Enrich the soul on this trip through America's south, with mouthwatering BBQs, southern hospitality and the sultry sound of jazz and blues. This one brings you from Fort Worth through Austin, Houston and New Orleans, taking in all of the mosaics of music, culture, history and delicious food that the deep south has to offer. Authentic experiences abound - from a traditional Texan BBQ, to a walking tour of New Orleans' famous French Quarter.
Day 1
Dallas-Fort Worth to Austin
Feel the famed Southern hospitality as we meet up with the rest of our Contiki family in the ‘bigger is better’ scene of Dallas. From Fort Worth we’ll head to the decidedly more laid-back vibes of Austin. You can't say we don’t treat you. Diving straight into the local way of life, this evening you’ll get to know your new travel crew over an authentic & mouthwatering Texan BBQ.
Day 2
Today is all yours baby so take it easy as you experience the Texan Life. You have the option of taking a kayaking trip on Lady Bird Lake to view those skyscrapers from a new angle, picking out some new cowboy boots for yourself, or taking a paddle board ride on the water. Make sure to preserve your energy for a night on the town - Austin has a world famous music scene for a good reason.
Day 3
Austin to San Antonio
Having conquered Austin, we'll venture onto San Antonio... Welcome to a charming melting pot of Spanish, Mexican & American infusions. After eating our way around the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico and enjoying a walking tour to get our bearings, the evening is yours to soak up and enjoy shops, restaurants & music.
Day 4
San Antonio to Houston
Leaving San An feeling like a local, it's time to make our way to Texas' largest city. With huge belt buckles & portion sizes to match, Houston city certainly lives up to its larger than life reputation.
Day 5
Houston to New Orleans
Bellies full of BBQ, we'll head to the romantic metropolis of New Orleans. The love-child of French & Caribbean culture, New Orleans will steal our hearts as soon as we arrive.
Day 6
New Orleans
We'll kick off the festivities today with a swoon-worthy walking tour of the French quarter, jamming in Jackson Square before sampling beignets & marveling at elegant, pre-war mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern jazz, of course. Then it's time to head for the New Orleans school of cooking to trade tales with your new friends over some traditional gumbo.
Day 7
New Orleans
Now that you know New Orleans like one of the locals, it's your day to do your own thing. Stroll down Frenchmen street for the sounds of jazz and funk, head to the vast grassy oasis of the city park or check out the New Orleans museum of art for an extensive collection of gorgeous French masterpieces.
Day 8
End New Orleans
Tissues on deck & souvenirs in tow, it's time to say our goodbyes. This has been the journey of a lifetime, so make sure to keep in contact for a reunion trip soon…
Start Date: 2023-11-29
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