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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 nine-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: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Photography, History Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 141555
Starts: Charleston, USA Finishes: New Orleans, USA
You will visit
  • Charleston
  • New Orleans

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Charleston

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Charleston (1L)

Enjoy a morning orientation walk of Charleston. In the afternoon, take part in a "low country" cooking demo with included lunch. Opt to take a historic house tour, visit the Charleston City Market or Folly Beach.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Southern Cooking Demonstration with Lunch

03

Day 3: Charleston/Savannah

Head south to Savannah, Georgia. Enjoy a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah with your CEO. Opt to try one of the local favourites for dinner.

Included Activities:
Bonaventure Cemetery and Historic District Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)

04

Day 4: Savannah/Atlanta

Opt to see an Atlanta Braves baseball game (when the team is in town).

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.50-4.50 hours)

05

Day 5: Atlanta/Nashville

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

Included Activities:
Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

06

Day 6: Nashville/Memphis (1D)

Travel west to Memphis, home of Graceland, Sun Studios and the National Civil Rights Museum. Opt to tour Elvis' home and enjoy an included Southern barbecue dinner.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)

07

Day 7: Memphis/New Orleans

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

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)

08

Day 8: New Orleans (1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore this city and surrounding area. Start the morning with beignets and coffee at Café du Monde before checking out some optional activities like a swamp tour, a ghost tour or a Creole cooking class.

Included Activities:
Breakfast at Café du Monde

09

Day 9: New Orleans

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Charleston orientation walk
    • Southern cooking demonstration with lunch
    • Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district walk (Savannah)
    • Atlanta orientation walk
    • Jack Daniels Distillery tour (Lynchburg)
    • Southern barbecue dinner (Memphis)
    • Breakfast at Café du Monde (New Orleans)
    • Daily suggestions for regional cuisine at local hot spots and dives
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (twin-share with en suite facilities, 8 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Air-con private touring van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • View the 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 and party on Bourbon Street