Day 1 Atlanta - Savannah (248 miles)
In the morning, guests will be picked up in Atlanta to begin this tour. We will start with a sightseeing tour of this city, considered the capital of the South. In the afternoon, we will drive to the charming seaport city of Savannah, known for the colonial architecture of its historic city center.
Day 2 Savannah - Charleston (83 miles)
We will Start the day with a walking tour of the Historic District of Savannah. Then, in the early afternoon, we will drive north to Charleston. We will learn more about this old, historic city during our tour of the area. We will spend the evening here.
Day 3 Charleston - Asheville
In the morning, we will visit the Boone Hall Plantation, located just outside of Charleston. Afterwards, we will head inland towards Asheville, NC, where we will spend the night after arriving in the afternoon.
Day 4 Asheville - Great Smoky Mountains - Chattanooga (179 miles)
Today, we will travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway into the Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation, which is located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Then, we will cross into the state of Tennessee at the Newfound Gap, before making our way to Chattanooga for the evening.
Day 5 Chattanooga - Lynchburg - Nashville (113 miles)
In the morning, we will leave Chattanooga and head northwest to Lynchburg to visit the famous Jack Daniel's Distillery. Afterwards, we will continue towards the capital of Tennessee, Nashville, often referred to as "Music City USA," where we will take a quick tour to orient ourselves with this rapidly developing city before we check into our hotel for the night.
Day 6 Nashville - Memphis (196 miles)
In the morning, we will depart Nashville, bound for Memphis. When we arrive, we will take a tour of the city, visiting Beale Street, the Lorraine Motel. No trip to Memphis is complete without a visit to Graceland.
Day 7 Memphis - Clarksdale - Natchez (311 miles)
Today, we will travel south into the Mississippi Delta, stopping in Clarksdale, said to be the birthplace of blues music. In the afternoon, our journey will bring us to historic Natchez.
Day 8 Natchez - Baton Rouge - Lafayette (132 miles)
We will continue further south for a stop in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. In the afternoon, we will venture into the heart of Cajun Country as we reach Lafayette, where we will visit Vermilionville, a living-history museum that showcases the lives of the local Acadian, Native American, and Creole cultures.
Day 9 Lafayette - Avery Island - New Orleans (117 miles)
Our first stop this morning will be the Tabasco Sauce Factory on Avery Island. Then, we will continue towards the Mississippi River and follow it in the direction of New Orleans. Before we arrive in the city, we will stop at an local plantation. In the early afternoon, we will arrive in the Big Easy, where Europeans, Caribbean, Native American, and African culture have blended together to form one of the most colorful and vibrant cities in the U.S.
Day 10 New Orleans
Guests will be able to spend the entire day at their own leisure in New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter to take in the many architectural, musical, and gastronomical delights that New Orleans has to offer. Alternatively, guests can also enjoy an optional Jazz Brunch or a Swamp Tour.
Day 11 New Orleans - Atlanta (469 miles)
Today, we will leave New Orleans and travel through Mississippi and Alabama, arriving in Atlanta in the early evening, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.