Stockyard District, Fort Worth, Texas

San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Corpus Christi Beach and USS Lexington, Texas

Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

Alligator, Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

Oak Alley Plantation

Graceland, Memphis Tennessee

Mount Rushmore National Monument, Black Hills, SD

March 2020, Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

Deep South Texas & Louisiana

DEPARTURE:
Day 1: 
Edmonton 7:00  am | Red Deer 9:00 am | Calgary 12:00 pm | Fort Macleod 2:00 pm | Lethbridge 2:30 pm | Medicine Hat 4:45 pm
Day 2:  Swift Current 8:00 am | Moose Jaw 10:15 am | Regina 10:45 am | Weyburn 12:45 pm| Estevan 2:00 pm

If you haven’t seen the “Deep South”, you’ve been missing something very special!  Experience a grand circle tour that journeys south through ten American states and features Texas, Louisiana and the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Cities highlighted include Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston, Lafayette, New Orleans and Memphis. Re-live the grandeur and experience the unique attractions of “The Old South”.

  • Guaranteed date
    • Alberta: 24 days | March 5, 2024
    • Saskatchewan: 22 days | March 6, 2024
    • USA South
    • Motorcoach
    • Passport Required
  • Alberta:
  • 1
  • Saskatchewan:
  • 1
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Edmonton to Calgary to Swift Current

Tuesday. Your Journey to the Heartland of America begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton.  Travel south via Red Deer, Calgary to Lethbridge meeting additional travel companions enroute.  A stop is made in Medicine Hat before crossing the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and arriving in Swift Current, Saskatchewan for overnight.  Upon arrival join your fellow travellers at an informal WELCOME MEET and GREET.

 

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Swift Current to Minot

 Wednesday.  Saskatchewan passengers join the tour as you travel through Moose Jaw, Regina, Weyburn and Estevan before crossing the Canadian/American border.  Continue south through North Dakota to Minot. 

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Minot to Watertown

Thursday.  Travel to Fargo, enter South Dakota and overnight in Watertown.  Enjoy an included PIZZA PARTY with your travel companions at the hotel.

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Watertown to Kanas City

Friday. Follow the picturesque Missouri River along the western border of Iowa to Kansas City, Missouri for overnight.

 

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Kanas City to Oklahoma City

Saturday. Travel through Kansas and part of Oklahoma on your way to Oklahoma City. 

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Oklahoma City to Fort Worth

(2 nights) Sunday. This morning we travel into Texas, the Lonestar State. Arrive in the dynamic Dallas/Fort Worth area known for millionaires and urban cowboys for a two-night stay.  This afternoon stroll through the national historic district of the FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS.  Discover the mystique of cattle drives, the early days of cowboys, livestock and meatpacking industries.  Stay in the heart of Downtown Fort Worth at the Holiday Inn Express.

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Fort Worth

 Monday.  Get ready to saddle up for a full morning exploring Dallas with your LOCAL GUIDE.  Later this afternoon, travel a short distance back to your Fort Worth hotel.  You may want to return to the excitement of the stockyards on your own this evening.

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Fort Worth to San Antonio

(2 nights): Tuesday.  Leave the skyscrapers of Dallas behind and travel to San Antonio, a city which expresses the soul of Texas.  Be our guest at the grand Drury Hotel Riverwalk located on the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk.

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San Antonio

Wednesday.  Enjoy a GUIDED TOUR of one of America’s most unique cities.  Some options for the afternoon: shop at the Mexican market, visit the Alamo or perhaps view the Imax film presentation of the famous battle.  Balance of the day is free to explore the RIVERWALK, San Antonio’s shopping and entertainment center.

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San Antonio to Corpus Christi

(2 nights) Thursday. Today it’s on to beautiful Corpus Christi on the Gulf of Mexico. You will see lots of crab boats here as crabbing is a major industry. Enjoy a GUIDED TOUR of Corpus Christi, where every day is a tropical fiesta with over 130 miles of beaches.  Your lodging will be the beachfront DoubleTree by Hilton.

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Corpus Christi

Friday.  You have a choice this morning to either enjoy a self-guided tour of the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON or visit the TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM.  The afternoon is free to explore on your own. 

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Corpus Christi to Houston

 Saturday.  Today travel to Houston, the fourth largest city in the USA and the centre for space exploration, often referred to as “the closest thing to space on earth”.  Visit SPACE CENTER HOUSTON at Johnson Space Center.

 

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Houston to Lafayette

(2 nights) Sunday. Welcome to Louisiana, a land of churning paddlewheelers, simmering gumbos and mysterious swamps.  Travel to Lafayette, the heart of Cajun Country and the town immortalized in Longfellow’s epic poem “Evangeline”.  Settle into your spacious suite with a kitchen at the Homewood Suites by Hilton.

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Lafayette

 Monday.  Join your travelling companions on a sightseeing boat for an adventurous SWAMP TOUR through moss-draped trees.  Your guide will take you into the interior of one of America’s greatest river swamps pointing out the local indigenous plants and wildlife. 

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Lafayette to New Orleans

(2 nights) Tuesday.  Travel through the state capital, Baton Rouge, and visit beautiful OAK ALLEY PLANTATION.  Enjoy the delightful experience of a CAJUN BUFFET.  Arrive in New Orleans, the birthplace of Dixieland Jazz.  Stay at the Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter located in the historic neighbourhood dubbed the “Crown Jewel of New Orleans”.

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New Orleans

 Wednesday.  A CITY TOUR details the landmarks, legends and architecture that made the “Crescent City” famous.  In the afternoon enjoy a narrated cruise on the STERNWHEELER STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ.  You will have an opportunity to explore the charm of the French Quarter’s narrow streets, quaint courtyards and sidewalk cafes.

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New Orleans to Memphis

(2 nights) Thursday. Depart from the “Jazz Capital of the World” and continue to Memphis, Tennessee, home of Graceland and “the Blues”.    Wind down your day at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, where you will be steps from shopping and dining, or have a quiet night in your suite.

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Memphis

 Friday.  Enjoy a GUIDED CITY TOUR that includes downtown Memphis, the Mississippi River, Cotton Row, Sun Studio, The Lorraine Motel and a stroll along Beale Street, famous for the blues.  The highlight of this day is the GRACELAND ELVIS EXPERIENCE TOUR, including Graceland Mansion with audio guide. 

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Memphis to Kansas City

Saturday.    Depart Tennessee and head north to Kansas City, Missouri.

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Kansas City to Mitchell

 Sunday.  Continue your travels northward into South Dakota to Sioux Falls and then west to Mitchell for overnight.

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Mitchell to Deadwood

 Monday.  After a stop at the unique WALL DRUGS visit two of the world’s greatest mountain carvings.  MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL depicts four presidents’ faces and is the world’s largest mountain carving.  It was sculpted from the granite of the Black Hills from 1929 to 1941.  Then visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, an ongoing sculpture being carved in tribute to the North American Indian.  Continue to DEADWOOD to relive the history of Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane.  Enjoy your time in a town that is reminiscent of the wild frontier and mining days.  Overnight at The Mineral Palace in the heart of this historic town.

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Deadwood to Williston

 Tuesday.  Leave Deadwood mid-morning and travel through the lonesome plains of South Dakota.  Enter North Dakota, continuing your travels through the North Dakota Badlands to Williston for overnight.  Share tour memories tonight with your fellow travellers at a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

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Williston to Swift Current

 Wednesday.  Depart Williston and travel northward to re-enter Canada.  Bid farewell to your travelling companions from Saskatchewan.  Arrive at Swift Current for overnight.

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Swift Current to Calgary to Edmonton

 Thursday.  Today is “Going Home” day with many memories of your travels through ten American states and two Canadian provinces.

tour route map for Deep South Texas and Louisiana

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air-conditioned, washroom-equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and tax
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Travel Bag
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Welcome Meet and Greet
  • Pizza Party
  • Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Guided Dallas tour
  • Guided San Antonio tour   
  • Riverwalk
  • Guided tour of Corpus Christi
  • USS Lexington or Texas State Aquarium
  • Space Center Houston
  • Oak Alley Plantation
  • Cajun Buffet
  • Guided tour of New Orleans
  • Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez
  • Guided Memphis Tour
  • Graceland Mansion Elvis Experience Tour
  • Wall Drugs
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Deadwood
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Meals Include:  Breakfasts: Alberta 18, Saskatchewan 16; 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners.

2024 Alberta Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change

Triple

$5,649.00

GST:  $17.99

Twin

$6,729.00

GST:  $21.43

Single

$9,349.00

GST:  $29.78

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$135.00

2024 Saskatchewan Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change

Triple

$5,429.00

GST:  N/A

Twin

$6,579.00

GST:  N/A

Single

$9,009.00

GST:  N/A

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$132.00