Deep South Discovery – Atlanta to New Orleans

Embark on a captivating 9-day Southern USA tour from Atlanta to New Orleans, exploring the rich history, vibrant culture, and iconic landmarks
This 9-day Southern USA tour from Atlanta to New Orleans will immerse you in the history, culture, and charm of the region, offering a memorable journey through iconic cities and unique experiences. Your adventure begins in Atlanta, where you'll discover the city's historical significance in the civil rights movement. Travel in the vibrant city of New Orleans, famous for its lively music scene, French Quarter, and rich cultural heritage. Explore Bourbon Street, take a steamboat cruise along the Mississippi River, and indulge in Cajun and Creole cuisine
9 Days from $2999/person CAD
Family
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Premium

Primary Location

Southern USA, United States

Departures

2024 Departures: April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 22, September 7 & September 21

Included:

  • 8-nights hotel accommodations as specified or similar with a private bath and/or shower
  • Services of a professional multilingual Tour Manager throughout
  • Welcome Reception and meet your fellow travelers
  • Visit Stately Oaks Plantation and museum, the inspiration for “Tara” from Gone with the Wind
  • Sight-seeing tour of Atlanta including MLK’s boyhood home and visitors’ center
  • Tour historic Charleston and see the iconic piazzas of the beautiful homes
  • Travel to Beaufort, the filming site of the movie Forest Gump
  • Trolley Tour the historic downtown district of Savannah
  • Experience historic landmarks of the Civil Rights Trail in Montgomery and Selma, Alabama
  • See New Orleans, home to jazz and beignets
  • Transportation by a comfortable air-conditioned motor coach equipped with Wi-Fi throughout
  • Hotel, state, and local taxes, service charges, and porterage service (limit one piece of checked luggage per person)
  • Information kit

Not Included:

  • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary
  • Meals are not included in order to allow for more flexibility
  • Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Hotel services in the United States customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee and pastries. Variations between the different hotels may result in the following also being available, cereal, cheese, fruit, etc
  • Each passenger traveling on an escorted tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day (price is subject to change)
  • Due to the nature of this holiday, bags are handled many times, so a durable, reasonably sturdy, and clearly labeled bag is required. The Tour Manager will issue you a special luggage tag which should remain on your customer’s bag at all times to help ensure the bag is delivered to, and retrieved from, the hotel room at each destination
  • All coaches are equipped with air-conditioning and an onboard lavatory. Additionally, coaches may have the following onboard amenities: wi-fi, footrests, luggage nets, movable seats, individually adjustable air conditioning, etc
  • Complimentary breakfast may be offered by a hotel and discontinued at any time with or without notice
  • Child 11 years and under with 2 adults sharing existing bedding with minimum child age is 7 years (child rates are on request)
  • We can not accept bookings on motorcoach tours for children less than seven (7) years of age. For all tours, children and young adults under the age of 21 must be accompanied by and share their room with an adult at least 21 years of age. Some hotels may also require that at least one of the room occupants is 21 years of age or older

Optional Extras:

  • Tour and explore Boone Hall Plantation
  • Take a riverboat dinner cruise of Savannah
  • Traditional Steamboat Jazz Cruise on the Mississippi River
  • Swamp tour and jazz brunch in New Orleans
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and availability. Optional excursions are to be booked with the Tour Manager
  • Pre and post accommodation

Itinerary

DAY 1: ATLANTA ARRIVAL

Welcome to Atlanta, Georgia. During the Civil War, Atlanta was one of the most important Southern Cities as it provided war materials to the South. In 1864, General Sherman marched into Atlanta and burned the entire city. The city recovered from its losses and today is one of the most dynamic in the South, boasting a successful cultural and business hub. Transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.

Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown, Atlanta, or similar

DAY 2: ATLANTA

This morning, 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 the 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 which will give you the opportunity to meet your fellow travelers.

Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown, Atlanta, or similar

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 Master's golf tournament. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Charleston one of the most historic and charming cities in the South. For evening activities, you may wish to consult your Tour Director for the possibilities.

Accommodation at the Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview, Charleston, or similar

DAY 4: CHARLESTON > 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”.

Accommodation at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Savannah Downtown/Historic District, Savannah, or similar

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."

Accommodation at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Savannah Downtown/Historic District, Savannah, or similar

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.

Accommodation at the Courtyard Montgomery, Montgomery, or similar

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.

Accommodation at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, or similar

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.

Accommodation at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, or similar

DAY 9: NEW ORLEANS DEPARTURE

Today your Tour Director will be available to assist you in arranging individual transfers to New Orleans International Airport. We hope you have had a memorable journey through America’s Deep South!

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