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Overview

This exciting 14-day escorted tour starts and finishes in Atlanta and should be on everyone's bucket list. Spend two weeks exploring six states. The sights, sounds, and tastes of the Deep South is something you'll never forget.

Explore iconic towns and cities including Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, Nashville, Mississippi and Memphis. You’ll be able to leave the driving to someone else, as you travel around in a luxury air-conditioned coach. And your experienced Tour Director will be able to tell you all about sites like the Civil Rights Trail in Montgomery and Selma, Alabama

With a great selection of hotels, plus the option to add on extra experiences this is the trip of a lifetime.

Day 1

Arrive in Atlanta

Arrive in Atlanta and transfer independently to your hotel. This first day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, before meeting your Tour Director at your hotel in the evening.

Overnight – Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Meals included – n/a

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Day 2

Atlanta

Enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Atlanta, including a visit to the boyhood home of Martin Luther King. You will also learn about another of Atlanta’s most famous residents, Margaret Mitchell, who wrote the historical novel that became a masterpiece of American cinema, “Gone with the Wind.” Visit the Road to Tara Museum and Stately Oaks Plantation, which was the inspiration for plantation in the film. You will have the opportunity to see memorabilia from the movie including costumes worn by the stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. In the evening, enjoy a welcome reception with your fellow travelers.

Overnight – Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Meals included – n/a

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Day 3

Atlanta - Augusta - Charleston

Leave Atlanta today and head west to Augusta. Augusta is the second oldest city in Georgia and is home to the prestigious Masters golf tournament. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Charleston one of the most historic and charming cities of the South. For evening activities, you may wish to consult your Tour Director for the possibilities.

Overnight – Holiday Inn Riverview

Meals included – n/a

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Day 4

Charleston - Beaufort - Savannah

In the morning, enjoy a locally guided tour of Charleston Walk the streets of Charleston’s preserved historic district, the best protected in the nation. Natural disasters, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War all took their toll on this beautiful city, yet it stands out as a historic gem of the South. In the afternoon, you may wish to participate in an optional excursion to historic Boone Hall Plantation with its famous Avenue of
Oaks. The property has appeared in numerous American movies, among them “North and South”. En route to Savannah, route stop on Port Royal Island and see Beaufort, South Carolina’s second oldest city. Its impressive Antebellum architecture has been backdrop for many shows and films, including “Forrest Gump.”

Overnight – Best Western Savannah

Meals included – n/a

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Day 5

Savannah

Today, enjoy the charm of Savannah, once the world’s largest cotton port. When cotton was king, Savannah controlled the prices of the world cotton market at her cotton exchange. Founder James Oglethorpe laid out the famed city squares. The Civil War destroyed a large portion of Georgia, but Savannah was spared. Numerous buildings around the tree-shaded squares are hundreds of years old; providing the setting for
the popular novel “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

Overnight – Best Western Savannah

Meals included – n/a

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Day 6

Savannah - Montgomery

Set course west across the state of Georgia and into the heart of the Deep South, Alabama. Upon arrival in Montgomery, Alabama’s capital city and a central backdrop of the American Civil Rights Movement, visit the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. Learn about the Montgomery Bus Boycott inspired by Parks, which ignited the Civil Rights movement and changed American history. You may also wish to visit the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. led the Boycott with his powerful sermons.

Overnight – Comfort Inn and Suites Montgomery East

Meals included – Complimentary Breakfast*

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Day 7

Montgomery - Selma - New Orleans

Depart Montgomery this morning to discover Selma, Alabama, another centerpiece of the Civil Rights Movement. Visit the Edmund Pettis Bridge where the historic March from Selma to Montgomery began and where the brutal events of Bloody Sunday took place. Experience another historic site of the Civil Rights Trail, the Brown Chapel AME Church before heading south through Mississippi to New Orleans, a city immersed in
Creole culture. The city today is a unique blend of Spanish, French, Caribbean, African and Anglo Saxon influences. This is obvious in the food, architecture and of course, the music. Experience this melting pot aboard a Riverboat Dinner Cruise (optional) and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland
jazz band.

Overnight – Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Meals included – n/a

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Day 8

New Orleans

The day is yours to explore the charm and excitement of one of America’s most unique cities and for you to take in the French flavor & grandeur of New Orleans. May we suggest starting the day with a visit to a working plantation (optional). Explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought-iron balconies overlooking the narrow cobblestone streets.

Overnight – Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Meals included – n/a

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Day 9

New Orleans - Baton Rouge - Natchez

Travel to the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, and conduct a brief city tour. From there, we will travel via the
historic Natchez Trace Parkway to Natchez. The parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and years of Native American and European history. Natchez is the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River. Before the Civil War, wealthy plantation owners from Louisiana built magnificent Antebellum homes
here because the area was considered safer from flooding. This afternoon, we will visit one of the homes and learn about the wealth of these 19th century millionaires

Overnight – Hotel Vue 

Meals included – Complimentary Breakfast*

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Day 10

Natchez - Mississippi River Valley - Memphis

Leave Natchez and drive on to Memphis, home of ‘Sun Records’. As a large river port, it was one of the most important links in the cotton trade before the Civil War. Memphis is also known as the “home of the blues.” A brief city tour will take you to the city’s liveliest street, Beale Street, where the blues and other types of music are played nightly in almost a dozen clubs. Travel along historic Front Street, known as Cotton Row in the days when cotton traders and merchants conducted business here. Of course, no visit to Memphis would be complete without a visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Overnight – Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

Meals included – n/a

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Day 11

Memphis - Nashville

Continue on to Nashville, known as the capital of country music. The city earned its title with the very first airing of the WSM Barn Dance radio program, the forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry. The newly renovated Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, once home of the Grand Ole Opry, the studios near Music Row, and Opryland itself attest to Nashville’s reputation as the most important city in country music 

Overnight - Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown

Meals Included - Complimentary Breakfast included*

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Day 12

Nashville

Begin your day in this dynamic and thriving cultural and state capital of Tennessee with a morning city tour. While exploring the city’s landmarks, perhaps you’ll discover a new country music classic before they even hit the charts while visiting one of the many recording studios around town. Perhaps enjoy dinner and a show
in the evening as an optional excursion

Overnight - Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown

Meals Included - Complimentary Breakfast included*

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Day 13

Nashville - Chattanooga - Atlanta

Leaving Music City, we head to Chattanooga, home to the famous Choo Choo and which has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. In the afternoon, our trails lead us back to Atlanta where you may want to check our one of the sites you were not able to experience at the start of the tour like the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, CNN Center.

Overnight - Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Airport West

Meals included - n/a

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Day 14

Depart Atlanta

On the last day of your tour, you’ll transfer independently to the airport for your return flight.

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  • What's Included

  • Upgrades

  • Essential Information

Included
  • Return scheduled flights
  • 13 nights’ accommodation as mentioned in itinerary (accommodation subject to change)
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Experienced driver and tour manager
  • Porterage of one bag per person
  • Tours and sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary
Not included
  • Additional meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities, as shown in upgrades – please ask our travel experts for details

Why not enhance your tour with the following upgrades (subject to availability, additional cost)

  • Visit Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, Charleston
  • Savannah River Cruise and Dinner
  • New Orleans Evening Cruise with Dinner
  • New Orleans Swamp Tour and Jazz Brunch
  • New Orleans Jazz Brunch
  • Glenfield Plantation Dinner, Natchez
  • Graceland Tour, Memphis
  • Elvis Experience (Graceland tour, car/airplane visitor center/museum) Memphis
  • Country Hall of Fame and RCA Studio B, Nashville

Tour Dates:

  • 23rd April 2022
  • 7th May 2022
  • 21st May 2022
  • 4th June 2022
  • 27th August 2022
  • 10th September 2022
  • 24th September 2022

2023 dates available upon request

What's Included

Included
  • Return scheduled flights
  • 13 nights’ accommodation as mentioned in itinerary (accommodation subject to change)
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Experienced driver and tour manager
  • Porterage of one bag per person
  • Tours and sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary
Not included
  • Additional meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities, as shown in upgrades – please ask our travel experts for details

Upgrades

Why not enhance your tour with the following upgrades (subject to availability, additional cost)

  • Visit Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, Charleston
  • Savannah River Cruise and Dinner
  • New Orleans Evening Cruise with Dinner
  • New Orleans Swamp Tour and Jazz Brunch
  • New Orleans Jazz Brunch
  • Glenfield Plantation Dinner, Natchez
  • Graceland Tour, Memphis
  • Elvis Experience (Graceland tour, car/airplane visitor center/museum) Memphis
  • Country Hall of Fame and RCA Studio B, Nashville

Essential Information

Tour Dates:

  • 23rd April 2022
  • 7th May 2022
  • 21st May 2022
  • 4th June 2022
  • 27th August 2022
  • 10th September 2022
  • 24th September 2022

2023 dates available upon request

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