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.
Georgia's capital and largest city, Atlanta is a major Southern financial and cultural force and the focus of a metropolitan statistical area. Atlanta has "absolutely everything going for it-climate, location, great transportation, easy air access, and a government that's both cooperative and supportive." This is a judgment widely shared by both residents and visitors...
The World of Coca-Cola is an interactive museum and exhibition that chronicles the history of the world-famous Coca-Cola company. As a special gift, each person who takes a tour receives a one-of-a-kind bottle of Coke.
Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm, Fri - Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas
Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District or similar
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.
This important port city in the Deep South is considered the most haunted place in America. Those who aren't into ghost hunting can visit the downtown Savannah Historic District to see sights such as the German Memorial Fountain.
Nowhere is Savannah's beauty more clear than in its historic district. Stroll the streets among gorgeous buildings, many of which date back to the colonial era. There are many public parks that host myriad festivals year-round.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Riverview Charleston or similar
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.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Biltmore East or similar
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.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee boasts impeccable views of that state's segment of the larger Appalachian Mountains. Come visit this impressive wilderness to ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.
This 520,000-acre park on the eastern border of Tennessee is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage. It is the most-visited national park in the United States, and is renown for the beauty of its landscapes.
Standard Hotel: Chattanooga Choo Choo or similar
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.
Standard Hotel: Clarion Hotel Nashville Downtown - Stadium, Quality Inn Nashville Downtown - Stadium or Gaylord Opryland
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.
Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee. And it is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson.
This massive, opulent mansion in Memphis, Tennessee was the home of Elvis Presley. It is a National Historic Landmark and today serves as a museum. Guests can visit the site of Elvis' grave and tour the thirteen-acre estate.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis or similar
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.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Natchez South/Eola Hotel or similar
Day 8 Natchez - Baton Rouge - Lafayette(132 miles)
We will continue further south for a stop in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. Afterwards, we will continue further south for a stop in Baton Rouge, 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.
Standard Hotel: DoubleTree Lafayette or similar
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.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome or simiar
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.
The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.
The most famous area of New Orleans is also the oldest. Dating back to the city's founding in 1718, this National Historic Landmark district is known for its nightlife, restaurants, and celebrations. Its most famous locale is Bourbon Street.
Enjoy New Orleans' Creole-styled brunch with a side of live, jazz music. Whether you prefer traditional sweet beignets, savory gravy and biscuits, or Cajun spiced grits, it's not a Louisiana brunch menu without the rhythms of the bayou in the background.
Take a trip down the bayous of Louisiana on a swamp boat tour to encounter the local wildlife, like alligators, turtles, birds, snakes, and much more! You'll also get a lesson in Cajun culture.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome or similar
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.
Swamp tour, Dinner Cruise, Jazz brunch in New Orleans
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Cancellation penalties per person as follows:(Notification day and departure day are not counted)
Up to 31days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount
30-15 days prior to departure - 15% of total purchase amount.
14-2 days prior to departure - 70% of total purchase amount.
1 day prior - Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
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