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• Charming cities and towns of Charleston, Savannah, Beaufort and Tallahassee • Strolling around the French Quarter in New Orleans • Admiring Antebellum homes in Natchez • Enjoying the 2 great music cities of Memphis and Nashville RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1
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12 day Gone with the Wind Atlanta • Charleston • Savannah • St Augustine • Tallahassee • Pensacola • Mobile • New Orleans • Baton Rouge • Natchez • Memphis • Nashville • Chattanooga
Day 1: Atlanta Upon arrival in Atlanta, transfer independently to your hotel and meet your Tour Director. Holiday Inn Express Downtown (2 nights) Day 2: Atlanta In the morning, enjoy a city tour of Atlanta and learn about one of its most famous residents, Margaret Mitchell, author of the book Gone with the Wind. Visit the Road to Tara Museum and Stately Oaks Plantation which was the inspiration for Tara. You will have the opportunity to see memorabilia from the movie including costumes worn by the stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Day 3: Atlanta – Augusta – Charleston Leave Atlanta and head west to Augusta, home to the prestigious Masters Golf Tournament. In the afternoon, arrive in historic Charleston. You will have time to stroll down the cobblestone walkways and admire the historic mansions. Holiday Inn Charleston (2 nights) Day 4: Charleston Enjoy a locally guided tour of Charleston and then spend the afternoon at leisure. Take some time to walk the streets of Charleston’s meticulously preserved historic district, or you may wish to participate in an optional excursion to historic Boone Hall Plantation with its famous Avenue of Oaks. Day 5: Charleston – Savannah Leave Charleston and make a stop on Port Royal Island to see charming Beaufort. Its impressive Antebellum architecture has been the backdrop to a number of Hollywood films, including Forrest Gump. Continue to Savannah, a city built around tree-shaded squares lined by beautifully preserved homes. Explore the restored waterfront, where historic cotton warehouses now house speciality shops and restaurants. Comfort Suites Historic District Day 6: Savannah – St Augustine - Tallahassee Travel south along the coast into Florida. Stop in the charming city of St. Augustine, founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers. It is the oldest continuously occupied European established city and port within the continental U.S. In the evening, arrive in Florida’s state Capital, Tallahassee. Courtyard by Marriott Tallahassee
Day 7: Tallahassee – Pensacola – New Orleans Travel along the Florida panhandle through Pensacola and Mobile in Alabama before arriving in New Orleans in the evening. Enjoy free time to explore on your own, sample Creole and Cajun cuisine, marvel at the architecture and of course, tap your toes to the music. Hilton New Orleans (2 nights) Day 8: New Orleans Enjoy a day at leisure in New Orleans. Perhaps take an optional tour to visit Oak Alley Plantation or explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow cobblestone streets. Day 9: New Orleans – Baton Rouge – Natchez In the morning, travel to the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge for a short city tour before continuing via the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, an exceptionally scenic route, to Natchez, the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River. Here you’ll see fine examples of superbly preserved Antebellum homes. Hotel Vue Day 10: Natchez – Mississippi River Valley – Memphis Head to Memphis, ‘home of the blues’ and the famous ‘Sun Records’ recording studios. A brief city tour will take you to the city’s liveliest street, Beale Street, where the blues and other types of music are played nightly in almost a dozen clubs and historic Front Street. You may also be tempted by an optional visit to Graceland, Elvis Presley’s beloved mansion. Guest House at Graceland Day 11: Memphis - Nashville Continue today to Nashville, known as the capital of country music. Explore downtown and its famous honky tonk clubs. Inn at Opryland Day 12: Nashville – Chattanooga – Atlanta Leave Nashville and travel to Chattanooga, home to the famous Choo Choo before returning to Atlanta where your tour ends. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in arranging individual transfers to Atlanta International Airport.
£1439 per person
PRICES INCLUDE • 11 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar on a room-only basis • Transport by air-conditioned motorcoach • Services of a qualified guide throughout • Transfers and sightseeing as specified DEPARTURES 2019: May 4, 25; Jun 8; Aug 31, Sep 14, 28
TOUR STYLE: Escorted Coach
GROUP SIZE: 56 max
ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 stars
Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Atlanta. Please call for details.
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