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Southern Soul

Dallas to New Orleans

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The one that uncovers the soul of the deep south, from Dallas Fort Worth to New Orleans jazz bars

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  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    5 places

  • Meals

    6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 34 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager and Driver team

Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans

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    Your Trip Host has designed every trip to be packed with incredible, local experiences, made even more amazing as you share it with other incredible 18-35 year old travelers.

About this trip

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.

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  • Only $99 deposit to book*

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Map & Itinerary

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  • River route
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Nights spent per location

  1. Dallas/Fort Worth

  2. 2 2 nights

    Austin

  3. 1 1 night

    San Antonio

  4. 1 1 night

    Houston

  5. 3 3 nights

    New Orleans

DAY 1 - Fort Worth to Austin

Dallas/Fort Worth

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 here we'll head to the decidedly more laid-back vibes of Austin.

Austin

Don'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. 

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the state capital building, Moon Towers & The Driscoll Hotel

  • See the University of Texas

  • Visit Congress St in Austin

  • Feast on Texas BBQ

DAY 2 - Austin

Austin

Today is yours to get the low-down on Texan life. You have the option to take to two wheels to see the sights on a city bicycle tour, pick yourself out some new cowboy boots or kick-back poolside to preserve your energy for a night on the town – Austin has a world famous music scene for a good reason.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Kayaking

  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding

DAY 3 - Austin to San Antonio

Austin

Having conquered Austin, we'll venture onto San Antonio...

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, a serene river walk will offer us shops, restaurants & music to soak up and enjoy.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Walking tour to visit the Alamo, San Antonio Mission

  • River Walk

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • River Cruise

DAY 4 - San Antonio to Houston

San Antonio

Leaving San An feeling like a local, it's time to make our way to Texas' largest city. By now you're already feeling like a local, and today we make our way to Texas' largest city, Houston.

Houston

With huge belt buckles & portion sizes to match, the city certainly lives up to its larger than life reputation.

DAY 5 - Houston to New Orleans

Houston

Bellies full of BBQ, we'll head to the romantic metropolis of New Orleans

New Orleans

The love-child of French & Caribbean culture, New Orleans will steal our hearts as soon as we arrive.

DAY 6 - New Orleans

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.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Walking Tour of the French Quarter with tasting of pralines & beignets

  • EatWith Dinner in New Orleans with creole specialities & Southern hospitality

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Airboat Swamp Tour

    USD $60.00

DAY 7 - New Orleans

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 - New Orleans

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…

Travel your way

This trip can be booked in smaller or bigger sections, so you can pick your dream adventure, tailored for you

Where You'll Stay

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  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    8 nights in Hotel

    Throughout this trip you'll be resting your head in cool, comfy & quality hotels

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