The southern states of the USA are an ever-changing variety of scenery, people and lifestyles. From the unhurried feeling of life in the sunshine of Florida and its wonderful varieties of seafood, through the old southern charm of Louisiana and the creole cooking of gumbo and jambalaya, to the warmth of the Texan summer and the delights of international TexMex dishes and onward through the desert to California, vibrant, stimulating, and home to about every flavour of food in the USA.
You can cruise into the Caribbean from New Orleans or the Pacific from Los Angeles. There’s the Albuquerque Balloon Festival, or Memphis and Graceland, grand steamboats on the Mississippi and of course the spectacular rift in the ground called the Grand Canyon. Everywhere you are there is something exciting to do.
Train Tours to Southern USA
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Rail 9 days from £1623
Visit Albuquerque’s 46th annual International Balloon Fiesta and watch as hundreds of hot air balloons are launched into New Mexico’s sky. Additional highlights include visits to Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, a journey aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and a tour of historic Santa Fe.
Departs from September 2016 to September 2017.
Tracks of the Deep South 14 days from £2945
Experience the musical cities of three Southern states, travel on historic railways, and experience the home of country music, the birthplace of Elvis, the liveliness of Beale Street, the enchantment of the 'Big Easy' and the sights of Atlanta.
Departs from May 2017 to November 2018.