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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"We would like to express our warmest gratitude for the Princely Tour of India that we have just experienced, and especially your care and attention supplied throughout the tour by representatives on your behalf.
John and Pamela Phelby"
"Varanasi is an assault on all senses - people, sound, noise smell, colour - and it is also a very spiritual place despite the huge crowds. Unmissable.
Mrs Christine Love"
"Pretty much the whole holiday exceeded expections, but the Roman site of Volubilis was much better than anticipated. The mosque in Casablanca was also a great visit. We hd not expected to be able to go inside because of Friday prayers, but this is possible between 0.00 and 10.00 am.
Mr Roger Rumbold"
"The whole trip was a fantastic mixture of old and new with the guide and drivers providing superb service and knowledge. Several inspirational points of the trip including: the night turtle viewing on the beach, dune driving, the night in the desert, being able to enter the Bahla Fort and look around it in comparative isolation, the drive up Jabel Shams and the canyon, and finally, the archaeological dig in Salalah.
Mr Kevin Mann"
"The Cox & Kings Europe consultant who handled the bookings for our holiday was excellent and made the arrangements extremely efficiently in a pleasant and helpful manner.
"The tour was extremely well-planned. This was not my first visit to Israel but, this time, I visited places I hadn't seen before. The guide, Boaz, was very good. His explanations were clear and informative, and he ensured we saw what we should and that everything went smoothly. Not all guides put over their points as well, and should I consider a return visit, having him as a guide would be most encouraging. Much of the tour was inspirational but my highlights were Masada and the Dead Sea, and the Golan heights.
Ms Jean Baird"
"There were almost too many highlights to single out just one. However, I would have to include the first sight of the Taj Mahal in any shortlist. There were so many other wondrous buildings. We also greatly enjoyed the trip to the local village in Jaipur as it gave us a better insight as to how the rural community live.
Mrs Gwendoline Wilkins"
"Everything went so smoothly, the tour was very well-organised and excellent value for money.
"The tour leader/speaker, Colin Bailey, provided many an inspirational moment. He was truly excellent; knowledgeable, inspiring, passionate, very considerate and helpful at all times.
Mr Peter Newman"
"Registan Square in Samarkand - The sight was so extraordinarily beautiful it took our breath away, and we all stood silent for several minutes, just taking in the scene. I think this site is one of the wonders of the world.
Dr. Eva Simmons"
"Some excellent memories from each of the areas in Chile we visited – Santiago, the Atacama Desert, the Lake District, Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Williams and Easter Island. The two highlights were Torres del Paine and Puerto Williams – in the former you felt as if you really were at the bottom of the world, almost like the outback in Australia. The daily activities in Puerto Williams were excellent.
Mr Brendan Fitzgerald"
"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.
"All my life I was dreaming of seeing Petra and I finally managed to get there. Hassan, our guide had in depth knowledge and although I would have loved to spend a lot more time there he managed to show us a great deal. As a taster it was great and I will return on my own and probably stay for a week!! But as a whole every place we visited was a highlight.
Ms Suzanne Mader"
"The floating islands on lake titicaca were impressive. The views at Machu Piccu and Rio de Janerio were fantastic.
Mrs Hilary Reid"