Win a place for you and a friend or partner on Cosmos’ 13-day exclusive Old South & Florida tour departing in 2021

March 2020 Prize Draw

This prize draw was updated on 20 March 2020 to show a departure date of 2021 due to the Coronavirus situation.

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We’re offering an amazing chance to win two places on a voyage through the Old South of the USA.

Due to the current travel restrictions that have been put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cosmos have unfortunately had to cancel the Old South and Florida special departure with David Wickers, previously offered as the prize for this draw. Instead they are offering two places on their standard yet still wonderful Old South and Florida tour, due to depart on a number of dates in 2021.

Cosmos Deep South

Including flights from London, transfers, accommodation, the services of the Tour Director, and six breakfasts and one dinner, this 13-day tour is perfect for any music lover: you will soak up Old South rhythms in New Orleans, visit the Sun Studio, birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, in Memphis and enjoy a show in your reserved seat at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry!

History buffs will enjoy visiting not only St. Augustine, but also the Old World city of New Orleans, with its clanging streetcars, stately mansions, and French Quarter. There is a visit to a pre-Civil War home in Natchez, which features fine collections of period furniture and paintings, and a stop at the grave and eternal flame dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr in Atlanta. A trolley tour in Savannah highlights many attractions of this historic seaport, including Madison Square, designed in the 1830s.

CosmosAs you explore each destination, your expert Tour Director will give you its back story, and insights that are not in the guidebook.

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Old South tour with Cosmos
Old South tour with Cosmos

How to enter the prize draw

Simply add a comment at the end of this page to say why you would love to visit the Deep South, and our judges will pick the best comment at the end of March 2020. The winner will be notified in early April and must be available to travel on this tour on one of a selection of 2021 dates, to be confirmed.

Terms & conditions: This prize is for two people sharing a twin room on the 13-day Old South and Florida tour departing on a selection of 2021 dates. Return flights from London in Economy Class are included, as are overseas transfers and porterage, selected meals, accommodation and the services of a Tour Director as listed in the itinerary here. The prizewinner is responsible for arranging and funding their own ESTA/visa, insurance and passport arrangements. Travel to/from the London airport and gratuities for the Tour Director, Local Guides and driver on tour are not included in the prize. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be substituted. The prizewinner and guest must both be fit to travel and will be subject to Cosmos Tours Ltd’s standard booking conditions. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, Cosmos reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value. Employees of Cosmos Tours Ltd and Silver Travel Advisor are not eligible to enter.



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Other Members' Thoughts - 212 Comment(s)

  • Hugo-Z-Hackenbush
    4 months ago
    Whilst I would love to go (I have cancer) and my wife who looks after me (who is older than me) I would like Domini to win the prize so that his sister can go.
  • Domini
    4 months ago
    I would gift this prize to my amazing sister and her partner! Both NHS workers putting in an incredible amount of time and energy into helping the country fight the coronavirus. They had a holiday coming up which had to be cancelled in light of everything that is going on. I know New Orleans is on their bucket list so I know they'd appreciate, as well as deserve this trip!
  • Capanna
    4 months ago
    My family's best vacation was when we drove down to Florida and I would love to have my son do the same!
  • antonina
    5 months ago
    it could be a beautiful prize! i like to make a break!
  • matteo
    5 months ago
    i would like to win!
  • Lorraine_10
    5 months ago
    would love to win this trip for myself and my husband. definitely one of the bucket list. Roll on 2021
  • Laume
    5 months ago
    It's always been my dream to visit the deep south since my dad's love of Jazz had an impact on me. My own preference is Motown and Northern Soul, preferably 60's black american soul, but every time I hear a bit of Jazz it takes me back to some lovely evenings out with my dad listening to a Jazz band, I would do this trip in honour of his memory.
  • Riqm30
    5 months ago
    Why visit the Deep South? one good reason to catch up with family in Atlanta, but also to actually visit things on my bucket list - New Orleans - NCIS fan I am and also the architecture and music down there. Home of Elvis, musician cut off in his prime. Just to be able to hear country music in the GRAND OLE OPRY would be a privilege. Nashville and it’s recording stations, so I could see where a friend of mine recorded his album. Atlanta catch up with family and head over to the aquarium is a must. Savannah in Georgia, take the sea air in and history of the area as the good food that brings would be a wonderful slow down to the tour. If I could combine with seeing other American friends, so we can sip the cocktails and then head down to Orlando and be kids again and enjoy our Freedom once again
  • Theobel
    5 months ago
    The sun, the music, the history what more could anyone ask for in a holiday to this fantastic place.
  • Wayside
    5 months ago
    I want to see how they have recovered from Katrina, if they have recovered?
  • scrumpy
    5 months ago
    "I'm all shook up"!
    When this is all over I'd love to visit where Elvis sang & enjoy everything the Old South of the US of A has to offer!
    Stay safe!
  • you
    5 months ago
    looking forward to 2021
  • VyeS
    5 months ago
    This cheers and excites us,
    The Old South will delight us,
    Please Cosmos invite us.
  • PaulS
    5 months ago
    All the music of your youth played out in front of you.
  • Clare
    5 months ago
    Given the awful time we are all having I and many others crave something wonderful to look forward to. This holiday would be ideal and a real break from the humdrum of being stuck at home in isolation and the tension and fear of a dreadful disease we have no control over. Wisk me away to another world, please.
  • LesleyMargaret
    5 months ago
    By other half is a passionate guitarist and loves making music, singing and making others happy. It would be just wonderful for us to 'Walk the Line' tread by the great man Johnny Cash....wearing the 'Blue Suede Shoes' of the King of Rock and Roll.
    A dream come true would be winning this holiday where we could also visit the home of his iconic Gibson 'Les Paul' Guitar.
    So much to see, do, experience in one holiday - making memories to treasure. Fingers and toes crossed !
  • Scrumple
    5 months ago
    I would cycle home from school and on entering the drive could hear the melodious sounds of jazz waft out of the window. Oh how I wish I could hear them again. He left a hole no-one could replace when he died at just 50years. We both loved Elvis too. He can’t visit the Deep South but he’d be with me in spirit. It would be such a joy. I’ve marvelled at the beauty of those mansions in New Orleans and Savannah on the tv but you cannot pick up the historical atmosphere through a screen alone.
  • poppido
    5 months ago
    Dopo tanti giorni trascorsi a riflettere chiusi in casa, avvolti dal dolore del mondo intero, è bello lasciare libero il pensiero di fantasticare su di un viaggio spensierato e felice.
  • Faff
    5 months ago
    Mickey and Dolly, Grand Ole Opry and a trolley. What a jolly holly :)
  • ElizzieBeth
    5 months ago
    I want to take a journey
    down to the deep south,
    Where the southern drawl is slow and charming
    poetry from right out of their mouth.

    Down to Sun Records studio
    where Cash and Elvis did shine,
    Standing on the very spot
    where all of those great stars aligned

    To explore the swamps and bayous
    lying low in Louisiana,
    Hoping to catch a glimpse of an alligator
    or something unusual of that manner

    To taste the delights of each States' cuisine
    Ribs, Gumbo, Peaches & Pecan Pie,
    Oh and when you're dishing out that sweet bread pudding....please dont you be so shy!

    Put me under that voodoo spell
    and send me straight on down to bourbon street,
    Soak up that French and Creole mix
    see where the dead & alive do meet

    To learn where soulful music was inspired
    and where it first started,
    Out in the cotton fields
    feeling the struggle of those that have since long parted

    Paying homage to those who marched for their freedom and rights,
    Seeing the hardships they endured
    knowing it is something that we must never lose sight

    This trip stands out to me
    as truly the best of the best,
    If you'd consider taking an old soul like me
    then I'd truly feel blessed

    Until then I'll keep on dreaming
    about getting a trip to Dixieland devised,
    But thank you for running the comp-
    Cosmos and Silver Travel Advisor.
  • FrankThePO
    5 months ago
    I just found this site, my sister in law told me about it and I'm glad to join. I like to travel with my wife, and when I have a good experience, I like to leave reviews.
    My wife and I had plans to fly to Barcelona later in April, go on a cruise, then come back and do a road trip in Spain, including a stop in Andorra. Those plans have all now been cancelled due to the COVID virus. I know it's more important to think about the health and well being of people than be sad that our trip was cancelled. It's okay, Spain and Europe will still be there when this is over.
    Having said that, a trip to the Deep South sounds lovely and I'd love to take my wife there. As much as we have traveled, we have never seen that area. Thank you for the chance.
  • Albox
    5 months ago
    Deep South is on my bucket list. Would be great to visit while I am still fit enough to enjoy it
  • sandir
    5 months ago
    This would be a lovely holiday for us as the music is a pasion of my husband while I love exploring the historical aspects of a country and it's culture/ We have been to the USA on a few occassions but the South and New Orleans are on our bucket list. We have been with Cosmos before and find they organise things so well. Ideal prize!!
  • ladyoflarkspur
    5 months ago
    It was a delight to come across this wonderful giveaway. I was sad today because my long-dreamed about trip to the Azores was cancelled due to the Corona Virus. So this was a much-needed boost. I would love to see the sights of the Old South, taste the BBQ, grits, corn and other foods of the region....listen to the music and tap my foot and sing along if it's ok!
  • jeffjjc63
    5 months ago
    Even though I have been to Florida many times, and Georgia a few times, there are huge sections of the southern United States that I have not had the pleasure of seeing. As a student of history and someone who deeply appreciates culture, music, art, food, and more, this would be a wonderful opportunity to explore the Deep South through the lens of culture, history, music, art, food, and more. My wife is a teacher and I know she would love, love, love the opportunity to take this trip with me. Thank you for the opportunity!