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Highlights of the Deep South

There arent many places in the US or the world, frankly that can match the Deep South for charm, character, and quirkiness. This 12-day trip pulls back the curtain on this unique part of the country by way of groovy Charleston, cosmopolitan Atlanta, sultry Savannah, the Elvis mecca of Memphis, and other hotspots, while serving up heaping helpings of colonial estates, Cajun cuisine, country music, whiskey, and fun. Its different down here. Way different. Come on down and git yer drawl on, yall.

North America
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUOO/205169
  • Starts: New Orleans, United States
  • Finishes: New Orleans, United States
You will Visit
  • New Orleans
  • Birmingham
  • Savannah
  • Charleston
  • Atlanta
  • Nashville
  • Memphis

Itinerary

01

Day 1: New Orleans

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

02

Day 2: New Orleans/Birmingham

Drive through the Deep South en route to Birmingham. Visit the country's largest civil rights museum to learn about the racial integration movement in the US.

03

Day 3: Birmingham/Savannah

Head to historic Savannah. Opt for a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah, or stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss.

04

Day 4: Savannah

Enjoy a free day, and opt to check out City Market for local restaurants and art, visit the maritime museum, or stroll the grounds of a historic plantation.

05

Day 5: Savannah/Charleston

Enjoy an orientation walk of Charleston. Opt to take a historic house tour, visit the Charleston City Market, or Folly Beach.

06

Day 6: Charleston

Explore Charleston on a free day. Opt to stroll the picturesque Battery neighbourhood, visit sites that date back to the Civil War, or take a boat tour around Charleston Harbor.

07

Day 7: Charleston/Atlanta

Drive to Atlanta, the capital of Georgia and home of Coca-Cola. Options include a tour of the factory or visiting some of the Martin Luther King Jr sites. Choose from excellent options for local food here—like the Varsity, a true American diner from the 1920's.
Opt to see an Atlanta Braves baseball game (when the team is in town).

08

Day 8: Atlanta/Nashville

On the way to Nashville, Tennessee, stop in Lynchburg and opt for a tour of the Jack Daniel's Distillery. Later, head out for live music and cowboy nightlife in this country music capital.

09

Day 9: Nashville/Memphis

Travel west to Memphis, Tennessee. Enjoy an included Southern barbecue dinner, then opt to catch some live music on Beale Street, where the blues was born.

10

Day 10: Memphis

Take advantage of a free day in Memphis. Opt to tour Elvis' home, Graceland; check out the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, Sun Studios; or tour the National Civil Rights Museum.

11

Day 11: Memphis/New Orleans

Cross the border into Louisiana and drive straight to the Bayou. Opt to explore the French Quarter and try some authentic Cajun food for dinner.

12

Day 12: New Orleans

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute visit
    • Historic district walk (Savannah)
    • Charleston orientation walk
    • Atlanta orientation walk
    • Southern barbecue dinner (Memphis)
    • Daily suggestions for regional cuisine at local hot spots and dives
    • Free time in Savannah, Charleston, and Memphis
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts)
    • 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • View historic houses in Charleston
  • Explore the dark and mysterious side of Savannah
  • Get into the country groove in Nashville
  • Learn about the blues in Memphis
  • Eat Cajun-style food and party on Bourbon Street