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The Old South & Florida

 

 

13 days from $1784

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the South on this wondrous vacation through Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Your trip starts in New Orleans, where you’ll experience the city on your sightseeing tour. Visit the French Quarter, see the stately mansions and clanging streetcars, and learn about New Orleans’ unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery. Then drive through the heart of Cajun Country to elegant Natchez, where you can admire a pre-Civil War home. See the passing rural landscape of Mississippi as you cross the state and venture into Tennessee. In Memphis, visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s grand estate. No vacation to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry, and you’ll have reserved seats for a show! Stop in Chattanooga before heading through Chattahoochee National Forest to the metropolis of Atlanta. Enjoy a city tour of Atlanta and leisure time to explore the city on your own. Continue to Savannah for a trolley tour, time to discover the city, and a 2-night stay. Your vacation ends in the “capital” of Disney’s entertainment parks, Orlando, with a 2-night stay. From one end of the spectrum to the other, experience the beauty and charm of the South in one great vacation!

Fountain in Forsyth park

 

 

    Drive down New Orleans’ historic St. Charles Avenue to view its stately mansions

    Tour a pre-Civil War home in Natchez

    Reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry

    Visit to Chattahoochee National Forest

    See the Oldest House and Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine

    Hotel accommodations for 12 nights

 

Day 1 – New Orleans
Enjoy time at leisure to relax or do some independent exploring. Your tour manager is on hand this evening to answer any questions.

Day 2 – New Orleans
The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old World city. First, visit the French Quarter including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city’s unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 – New Orleans
Today brings a full day at leisure. Roam through the centuries-old French Quarter or take a carriage ride while listening to tales of voodoo queens and pirates. History enthusiasts can roam through sprawling Victorian mansions and celebrated museums, catching a glimpse of life the way it used to be in the Old South.

Day 4 – Baton Rouge / Natchez
Drive through the heart of Cajun Country to Baton Rouge for an orientation tour that features the Governor’s Mansion and the State Capitol. Next, on to elegant Natchez, a thriving port in the golden years of the cotton trade. Visit a gracious pre-Civil War era home, featuring fine collections of period furniture and paintings. This evening, relax and perhaps sip a refreshing mint julep as the sun goes down.

Day 5 – Jackson / Memphis
Drive to Jackson, then north through rural Mississippi to Memphis. On arrival, acquaint yourself with the town during an included orientation tour. For your first night in the “Home of the Blues,” why not visit one of the famous music clubs on Beale Street, immortalized in WC Handy’s famous songs? (CB)

Day 6 – Memphis / Nashville
A trip to Memphis would not be complete without visiting Graceland, the palatial home of “The King,” Elvis Presley. Our guided platinum audio tour focuses on the splendid garden and the opulent 15,000-square-foot mansion. Afterward, travel to the “Capital of Country Music,” Nashville.

Day 7 – Nashville
Its association with country music has made the name Nashville world famous, but it’s not just music fans who will find this charming Southern city a delight. Start the day with a sightseeing tour of the famous landmarks, including the Parthenon, the State Capitol, Bicentennial State Park, and the recording studios of Music Row. Then, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold” Cadillac. This evening you have reserved seats for an unforgettable show at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, a mecca for country musicians since 1925.

Day 8 – Chattanooga / Atlanta
The first stop today is Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Then, enter the “Peach State” of Georgia and continue through Chattahoochee National Forest to the fast-growing metropolis of Atlanta, former home and burial place of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. After an included sightseeing tour of the city, the rest of the day is yours to explore or relax.

Day 9 – Savannah
We head south through rich, rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah for a 2-night stay. On this afternoon’s trolley tour, you’ll see popular attractions including the City Market, Forsyth Park, Mercer House, Madison Square (where General Sherman concluded his “March to the Sea”), Colonial Park Cemetery, and the world-famous River Street. This evening is free to explore this charming city on your own. (CB)

Day 10 – Savannah
During your full day at leisure, you may wish to shop on cobblestoned River Street or stroll among the many squares surrounded by elegant homes and majestic gardens. Don’t miss the impressive Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, where you can learn about Savannah’s important role in maritime history. (CB)

Day 11 – St. Augustine / Orlando
Travel into the “Sunshine State” of Florida, stopping first at St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. You will see the Oldest House and the Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, on your orientation tour. Then, drive to the magical city of Orlando. (CB)

Day 12 – Orlando
A full day to relax and explore the many sights in the Orlando area. Your tour manager can suggest a varied and exciting selection of optional outings, such as Disney’s huge entertainment parks, including the Magic Kingdom®, Animal Kingdom®, Epcot®, and MGM Studios®. Also on the list are SeaWorld® and exciting Universal Studios®.

Day 13 – Orlando
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Orlando International Airport are included. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the “Sunshine State” further with a variety of exciting optional activities.


 

New Orleans: Sheraton New Orleans
Natchez: Isle of Capri Hotel
Memphis: Crowne Plaza
Nashville: Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
Atlanta: Country Inn & Suites Buckhead
Savannah: Inn at Ellis Square
Orlando: Wyndham Orlando Resort

 

 

 

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