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The American South

13 Nights from €2,129 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Enjoy the history of the south on this wonderful tour of the southern states of Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee. Discover the charm of Charleston and Savannah, soak up the atmosphere in New Orleans, and enjoy the infamous sights and sounds of Memphis and Nashville.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a city tour of Atlanta, who's most famous residents include Martin Luther King and Margaret Mitchell - the author of "Gone with the Wind"
  • Explore the cobblestone lanes and fine architecture of Charleston
  • Historic guided tour of Savannah, learning about the fascinating Antebellum residences
  • Experience the charming music city of New Orleans
  • Visit the "Home of the Blues" - Memphis, and perhaps choose an optional visit to Graceland
  • Enjoy time in the capital of Country & Western music - Nashville

Itinerary Overview

The American South - 13 night escorted tour begins & ends Atlanta: 2 nights Atlanta; 1 night Charleston; 2 nights Savannah; 1 night Montgomery; 2 nights New Orleans; 1 night Natchez; 1 night Memphis; 2 nights Nashville; 1 night Atlanta

Details

Day 1

Arrive in Atlanta

Fly to Atlanta and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.

Hotel: Hotel Indigo Vinings or similar

Day 2

Atlanta

Beginning your holiday with a city tour of Atlanta, including the childhood home of Martin Luther King. You will also learn about another famous resident Margaret Mitchell, writer of Gone with the Wind. Visit the Stately Oaks Plantation, inspiration for the plantation in the film, and the “Road to Tara” museum, where you will be able to see memorabilia from the film including the costumes worn by Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. This evening enjoy a welcome reception.

Hotel: Hotel Indigo Vinings or similar

Day 3

Atlanta – Augusta – Charleston

Leave Atlanta this morning and journey west to Augusta, the second oldest city in Georgia and home to the prestigious Masters golf tournament. Later in the afternoon you will arrive into the charming and historic town of Charleston.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Riverview or similar

Day 4

Charleston – Antebellum Plantation – Savannah

This morning, enjoy a locally guided walking tour of Charleston, through the beautifully preserved historic district. In the afternoon there is an optional tour of Boone Hall Plantation with its famous Avenue of Oaks. Then travel to Savannah, visiting en route Port Royal Island and Beaufort South Carolina’s second oldest city. It’s beautiful Antebellum architecture has been backdrop for many films including Forrest Gump.

Hotel: Comfort Suites Historic or similar

Day 5

Savannah

You have a full day to enjoy the charms of Savannah, once the worlds largest cotton port, when cotton was King. Savannah was spared the ravages of the Civil War and you will be able to stroll the buildings around the tree-shaded squares, dating back hundreds of years.

Hotel: Comfort Suites Historic or similar

Day 6

Savannah – Montgomery

Travel west into the heart of the Deep South and the state of Alabama. You’ll arrive in Montgomery, the state capital and central to the American Civil Rights Movement. Visit the Rosa Parks Library and Museum and learn all about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. You may also want to visit the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

Hotel: Comfort Inn and Suites Montgomery East or similar

Day 7

Montgomery – Selma – New Orleans

Head to Selma Alabama, another town central to the Civil Rights Movement. Here you will visit the Edmund Pettis Bridge where the historic march from Selma to Montgomery begin and where the brutal evens of Bloody Sunday took place. Then continue south through Mississippi to New Orleans. This city is a unique blend of French, Spanish, Caribbean and African cultures, which you will discover through the food, the music and the architecture. You could choose an optional Riverboat Dinner Cruise to enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band this evening.

Hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside or similar

Day 8

New Orleans

A full day at leisure to experience the charms of New Orleans. There is an optional excursion to a working plantation. Or simply stroll the French Quarter, admiring the lovely buildings with wrought iron balconies and soaking up the atmosphere.

Hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside or similar

Day 9

New Orleans – Baton Rouge – Natchez

This morning travel to the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge and enjoy a city tour. Continue onto Natchez, the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River, a stunning town filled with Antebellum Mansions. In the afternoon you will visit one of these mansions and learn about the life and wealth of its original owners.

Hotel: Hotel Vue or similar

Day 10

Natchez – Mississippi River Valley - Memphis

Drive through the Mississippi Valley to the iconic city of Memphis, known as the Home of the Blues. A brief city tour will take you to the city’s liveliest street Beale Street and historic Front Street. There is an optional visit to Elvis Presley’s Graceland or you could choose to visit the fascinating Civil Rights Museum, built around the Lorraine Motel, site of the assassination of Martin Luther King.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown or similar

Day 11

Memphis – Nashville

Move onto another great music city – Nashville – known as the capital of country music. Here you can visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and RCA Studio B (optional)

Hotel: Inn at Opryland or similar

Day 12

Nashville

Enjoy a city tour this morning taking in all the sights. This evening you can choose a dinner and a live show as an optional excursion.

Hotel: Inn at Opryland or similar

Day 13

Nashville – Chattanooga – Atlanta

Head to Chattanooga home to the famous Choo Choo, a city which has undergone award-winning redevelopment of its riverfront and downtown. You will then return to Atlanta and can complete your holiday with some last minute shopping or a visit to one of Atlanta’s attractions such as the World of Coca Cola or the CNN Center.

Hotel: Hotel Indigo Vinings or similar

Day 14

Depart Atlanta

Today you will transfer independently to the airport for your flight home.

 

  • Return scheduled transatlantic flights
  • Professional Tour Director Service
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation throughout the tour
  • Hotel accommodation as per hotels listed above (or standard)
  • Porterage of one bag per person

Optional Excursions

Approximate per person prices (subject to change)

Visit Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, Charleston - $29
Savannah River Cruise and Dinner, Savannah - $75
New Orleans Evening Cruise with Dinner, New Orleans - $75
New Orleans Swamp Tour and Jazz Brunch, New Orleans - $85
Jazz Brunch    New Orleans - $69
Glenfield Plantation Dinner, Natchez - $42
Graceland Tour, Memphis - $37
Elvis Experience (Graceland tour, car/airplane visitor center/museum) Memphis - $59
Country Hall of Fame and RCA Sutdio B, Nashville - $39

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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