Rugby Tours to the Deep South
Our rugby tours to the Deep South of America offer your rugby team something a little bit different to the norm. Absorb the rich culture of the southern States on your next trip alongside getting your team playing an excellent standard of rugby.
A rugby tour to the Deep South can include a multitude of cities for you to explore and we will work closely with you to discover which cities are most suited for your group. Famous for being the home of Elvis Presley, Country Music, Blues and Rock n Roll, the cities of the Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans all lay in wait to offer a traditional southern welcome that will resonate with your students for a whole lifetime.
The capital of Georgia – Atlanta, is a city steeped in history. With a multitude of things to do while visiting, it definitely is not lacking in Southern charm. A trip to the Atlanta History Centre offers visitors the chance to see over 6,000 pieces of memorabilia from the Olympics, so why not start the tour with some sporting history before making your own against local opposition.
Nashville, better known as ‘Music City’, has a heritage based on music and is the soul of the city. Visitors are attracted by the lively atmosphere. A must-do in Nashville is a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where you can learn the background of country music, and what a rich background it is!
The next stop: Memphis for the penultimate leg of your tour and into another city steeped in music history. Memphis is the home of the blues and the birthplace of Rock n Roll so when here we would highly recommend fitting in a trip to the Rock n Soul Museum and Staxx Records around your rugby fixture.
Finally, we have New Orleans, a fascinating city with a unique mix of history, culture, food and music. Whilst in New Orleans delve deep into a wetland forest for a trip on the Bayou for an up-close-and-personal swamp tour where you can see alligators, snakes, warthogs and many other animals in the flesh, from the safety of your boat.
Your team will return home buzzing about much, much more than the rugby teams they played on tour!
Where to stay in the Deep South?
Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans
Drury Hotels are located all through America and really are the perfect place to stay for a tour team sports. The Drury Inn & Suites has free WIFI, breakfast included and offers great access to the Garden District and the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Offering various size rooms on a board basis of your choice, the Drury Plaza also has a little extra something, the “17:30 Kickback”. Served nightly from 17:30 to 19:00 all Drury Hotels offer free drinks and snacks of soda and popcorn, giving that all-American experience. Kickback is the perfect opportunity to get your group together before heading out into the town.
What to do in the Deep South?
There is plenty to do between match days to make your team trip to the Deep South truly memorable.
- Bayou Swamp Trip
- Country Music Hall of Fame
- Atlanta History Centre
- Staxx Records
When to visit the Deep South?
With the southern gulf coast of the USA warm enough for outdoor sports all year-round, rugby tours to the Deep South is available during all school holidays; tailoring itself to you and your students.
“I get excited just thinking back to my time in the Deep South. The itinerary gets better as you progress through the cities, with Nashville just about edging it for me in terms of all round appeal. The South has that mysterious edge that a visit can only unlock. A must for all intrepid rugby tourists”
– Huw Jones, MSG Tours consultant
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Find out where previous groups travelled to on their rugby sports tours:
Rydal Penrhos: Rugby Tour to Tokyo, Japan
Old Illtydians RFC: Rugby tour to Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison
Coleg Gwent: Rugby Tour to Australia
View other past rugby tours here
Get in touch with us to chat about how rugby tours to the Deep South would make the perfect destination for your next school rugby trip or rugby team tour.