The Deep South is defined by its riveting history, influential culture, and meltingpot cuisine. Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to west of the Mississippi, this region encompasses the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky and Louisiana. This is where you can learn about Alabama’s part in the civil rights movement, take a steam paddler down the Mississippi, sample authentic mud pie and fried chicken, and discover the home of country music in Nashville. This is the home, too, of New Orleans’ vibrant live-music scene, and Kentucky’s southern charms and Wild West history. Exciting, diverse and distinctive, the Deep South guarantees visitors an unforgettable journey.
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"Truly the trip of a lifetime. From start to finish our itinerary worked like clockwork, which meant we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves very much. This is our second trip with Cox & Kings an we cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you all very much.
"A wonderful holiday and very pleased with all aspects of the itinerary put together for us by Cox and Kings.
Mr Mark Hodgson"
"Our holiday was all we hoped it would be and more - the standard of hotels and itinerary were superb and a credit to Cox & Kings. Your staff in this country were also most helpful and courteous, so again congratulations.
Mrs Barbara Johnson"
"We had a fabulous time in Iran. Our carefully worked itinerary was nicely spaced and we were delighted with our female guide.
"It's not possible to give one inspirational moment, so here's my top five! 1. Being selected to feed one of the wild dolphins at Monkey Mia 2. A fantastic day out with Sylia Mills looking at the wonderful wild flowers of the region. 3. Meeting so many friendly Australians on the AAT Kings coach trip, a great way to not only see Australia but also get a real insight into the Australian mind set. 4. Re-visiting the amazing Pinnacles with their weird rock formations. 5 Visiting Penguin Island on my last day, the first day the island was opened after the little penguin breeding season.
Dr Marilyn Kirby"
"The city of Trinidad contained much of what was great about Cuba in a nutshell. It was lively, friendly, very photogenic with a history that went back over 500 years.
Mr William Kerr"
"We are just returned from a magical trip to Sri Lanka. The whole trip was beautifully organised from end to end and the quality of the hotels was astounding. Cox & Kings have really excelled in this holiday and the Sri Lankan hotels were of the best. We greatly enjoyed the train trip out of Kandy – even more so when, in exchange for a small gift, we were both invited in to the drivers cab for the most spectacular section of the journey. Thank you again for a memorable trip, faultless from end to end.
George and Sue Langton"
"There were so many highlights it is hard to mention just one. The visit to the gold treasury in the Hermitage was a highlight.
Miss Dorothy Betts"
"We are writing to you to say thank you for all your organisation, help and advice in our booking of our holiday to Egypt. Once again many thanks to you in particular and to your team who have made our holiday such a success.
"The visit to the Temple of the Tooth in Kandi made a deep impression on me. It was intensely crowded with devout Buddhists and I was in the middle of the crush when the doors of the casket opened, yet felt perfectly safe. I have a high regard for the gentle Sri Lankan people. I find tea plantations exceptionally beautiful, and am thrilled with the rich colours and patterns of the small fruit and spice stalls.
Ms Phyllis Babb"
"We have recently returned from our honeymoon in Japan and just wanted to let you know what an absolutely fantastic time we had!
Angela and Adrian Turner"
"Having tea with a Maharjah. Lucky to travel at Holi time and enjoy the festivities.
Mrs Lynda James"
"I am writing to commend Cox & Kings for organizing such a successful tour of Sri Lanka. It provided a perfect introduction to a lovely land and insight into a culture very different to our own. Our guide, was an inspiration to us all, with his wide-ranging knowledge of country, history, culture, and specialist knowledge of many subjects. I am grateful to have enjoyed such a wonderful travelling experience and hope that it will not be long before I have the opportunity to travel again with Cox & Kings.
Mrs Barbara Rands"