History of the South

History of the South

Ker & Downey’s interpretation of Deep South USA holidays includes all of the elements so unique to this region: food, music, and history. Our multi-layered journey unfolds across four states – Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Each has their own story to tell and has made their own contribution to the fabric of American history and global culture.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

Itinerary Description:

Louisville, Kentucky, is the first destination on your itinerary. Here you will discover a master’s blend of spirits, bluegrass, and breeding. Your guide escorts you across the countryside for private peeks inside the world’s foremost horse farms and the revered Churchill Downs. Taste fine bourbons from the country to the city, and accompany a local musician and bourbon historian through the best bars and bluegrass venues.

Cross state lines into Tennessee next and step into the birthplace of country music: Nashville. Walk in the footsteps of legends through the recording studios and performance halls of the city. Local experts recount the formative years of the genre and navigate you through the honky tonks of today. Of course, these musical gems are perfectly paired with indulgent sips of Tennessee whiskey.

You will find more musical majesty in Memphis, Tennessee, from private studio visits to the palatial home of rock and roll royalty, Elvis Presley. Take a moment of reflection at the Civil Rights Museum, located at the site where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered.

Your Deep South USA holiday winds through Mississippi today, traveling along the Mississippi Blues Trail. This state-wide network of sites that were vital to the lives of Blues musicians and the formation of the genre of music. Stop along the way to visit a few of these sites and the B.B. King Museum, before retiring in one of Mississippi’s grandest plantation homes, Monmouth Historic Inn.

The journey ends in New Orleans in the historic French Quarter. Louisiana’s Grand Dame of decadence does not disappoint, and your private guide unveils a treat for the senses along Bourbon Street. Mix cocktails with a celebrity bartender, snack on signature Creole cuisine, and go backstage with the jazz performers who are giving life to the NOLA music scene today.

Ker & Downey’s luxury travel consultants can craft Deep South USA holidays to suite every interest. Contact us to start planning your own itinerary and let the good times roll in the United States.

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