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Try out the Tex-Mex and smoky barbecue flavours of Houston

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15 days from £3155pp

The US is a food lover’s dream – from the Cajun spices of New Orleans and tasty Tex-Mex in Texas to Miami’s rich tropical flavours, ...


... there’s something to tickle everyone’s taste-buds. Following the route covered by Carl, Percy and Martin on their road trip in the foodie film ‘Chef’, this Journey is bound to whet your appetite.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Laze on the beach and sample Caribbean flavours in sunny Miami
  • Cruise the Mississippi and tuck in to Spicy Creole dishes in New Orleans
  • Try out the Tex-Mex and smoky barbecue flavours of Houston
  • Hit the shops then dine in style in Los Angeles

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What's included
  • All International & internal flights
  • 13 nights in 4–5* hotels & hand-picked local gems
  • 4 days car hire
  • Culinary walking tour
  • Jazz Cruise
  • All airport transfers
Need to know
  • Arrives: Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Time difference: GMT-5
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require an electronic travel authorisation (ESTA), available online
  • Language: English
  • Currency: US dollar (USD)
  • Flying time from UK: around 9 hours direct
  • Plug type: 2 flat pins
  • Voltage: 120V
  • A one-way fee applies for the car hire in this Journey; please ask us for details
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Day 1
Fly from UK to London
Days 1-3

Welcome to multicultural Miami, a diverse melting pot of sizzling Caribbean and central and South American flavours. Enjoy a culinary walking tour, stopping by Little Havana for some tropical Cuban fare. Year-round sun in this beachside city sends locals and visitors outdoors to the fabulous beaches, especially South Beach, known as SoBe, whose abundant restaurants and cafés will tempt you with everything from Italian ice cream to ceviche.

4.5* SLS South Beach Hotel

Culinary Walking Tour Transfers

Days 4-6
New Orleans

Atmospheric New Orleans’ faded jazz halls and French Quarter houses are home to some fabulous restaurants, from down to earth hole-in-the-walls to luxury high-end eateries with gourmet dining. Sample delicious po-boys (overstuffed sandwiches) and sugared beignets (square, hole-less doughnuts), then set sail on a jazz cruise on the Mississippi River where you'll sample mouth-watering Creole dishes such as gumbo and jambalaya.

3.5* Hotel Monteleone

Jazz Cruise Transfers

Days 7-8

Tuck into tasty Tex-Mex in Houston, then head to the Museum District and perhaps visit NASA’s fascinating Space Center. This town is renowned for its steaks and grills, and even hosts an extremely popular annual world championship barbecue contest, known as The Cook-off. But it’s not just about BBQ; the city also boasts great Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine and locals devour the traditional Czech treat kolache by the plate load.

4* The Westin Galleria

4 Days Car Hire

Days 9-10

Catch a concert and sip a margarita while gorging on smoky Texas barbecue in Austin, a city filled with music and famed for its variety of live entertainment venues. In recent years the city has branched out from traditional Tex-Mex and tacos, and today up-and-coming restaurants and imaginative food trucks serve a smorgasbord of culinary delights among Austin’s leafy parks, stimulating museums, first-rate theatres and funky independent shops.

4* Omni Austin Downtown

Days 11-13
Los Angeles

End on a high with modern gourmet food in eclectic Los Angeles, which dishes up a plethora of tantalising dishes – indulge in sensational seafood, steaming bowls of ramen, spicy Thai curries, any burger flavour you can imagine, and of course sushi. When not feasting, celebrity-spot in fashionable Hollywood, browse the shops on Rodeo Drive, or maybe walk the walk of fame. Whatever you do, don’t leave without sampling a succulent French dip sandwich.

4.5* Andaz West Hollywood


Days 14-15
Depart Los Angeles and return to the UK

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