America’s South
October 2020

Take a journey into America’s turbulent past following in the footsteps of Dr Martin Luther King. Travel the Civil Rights Trail from Atlanta, Georgia through Alabama and onto the site of his assassination, more than half a century ago in Memphis, Tennessee.  Lovers of music will enjoy visits to the birthplace of rock and roll, Sun Studios, Graceland and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. While in the South you will see fall colours from a paddle-steamer in Chattanooga. The trip culminates in an exploration of the swamps of the Bayou, a Louisiana Antebellum plantation and the French Quarter of New Orleans where you will learn of the impact of Hurricane Katrina. What sets this tour apart is that much of the history has taken place within your own lifetime and you will see and feel what you have previously only read about. This will be an unforgettable journey into the heart of the South.

TOUR MANAGER – Kevin Palmer
Kevin has worked for the Calder & Lawson group for the past nine years as our accountant and more recently as a tour leader and developer. At last count he has been to more than 80 countries. Kevin spent ten years living in the United States and has a love and affinity for American culture, history and in particular American rock and roll music. He is very excited to return to such a varied and storied part of the United States and can’t wait to share that enthusiasm with you.

TOUR DATES Thursday 8 – Sunday 25 October 2020


  • The services of a New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 15 nights accommodation in comfortable hotels
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and drivers
  • Pre-tour material


  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage
  • American eSTA visa (electronic travel authorisation)

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person                                     NZD$13,799
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$  3,250

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18