Grand Southern Adventure
If you have a little more time to explore, why not make the most of it, with our 21 night Grand Adventure of Southern USA. Our tour starts in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, where you can visit the world-famous 'World of Coca-Cola' museum before heading out to the pictureesque and historic cities of Savannah and Charleston. Next on the agenda is the breathtakingly beautiful Smoky Mountains National Park.
No trip the Deep South is complete without paying visit to the iconic Nashville and Memphis in Tennessee. It's impossible to ignore the influence of music here. Visit the home of the King of Rock'n'Roll, take in a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, take a tour of Sun Studios and enjoy some live jazz at Preservation Hall in New Orleans. This tour also takes destinations that played a key role in the American Civil War. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and other icons of the movement have definitely left their mark on Montgomery, Alabama. With even a beach stop in Gulf Shores, this tour really does offer the best of the Deep South. Enjoy!
- Savannah & Charleston
- Smoky Mountains National Park
- Nashville & Memphis
- New Orleans
Cosmopolitan Atlanta dubbed "capital of the new South" offers great shopping, cultural attractions, fantastic bars and world class restaurants. Spend tonight and tomorrow exploring this exciting city.
If you can see only one city in the American Southeast, make it Savannah. Bringing together an exotic history with modern day living, rows of European townhouses border cobblestone streets and shady squares full of Grecian fountains, obelisks, and towering magnolias. A highlight must be the great fish and seafood restaurants on offer and River Street, Savannah’s answer to Bourbon Street in New Orleans cannot be missed.
Charleston has suffered great fires, earthquakes, pirates, a civil war and a hurricane and weathered them all with grace and dignity. Indulge yourself in a little history, but at the same time enjoy some of it’s wonderful beaches; a boat trip to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbour is a must.
Continue your journey into North Carolina to the foothills of the Smoky Mountains; Asheville is a great entry point to the National Park. Stop en route at Chimney Rock Park for a spectacular view of the area and in Asheville see Biltmore House, the former home of George Vanderbilt.
Welcome to Nashville, ‘Music City USA’, the home of country music and some of America’s biggest recording companies. The Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame are must-do attractions while in the city.
Memphis is the place where blues came of age and where rock & roll was born. Discover world famous Beale Street , a key arena in which bluesmen from BB King to Howlin’ Wolf made their names. Tour Graceland and Sun Studios or visit the exceptional Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum in the new Gibson Guitar factory.
Continue to Mississippi State capital Jackson, famous for it’s antebellum homes and international museum exhibits. A visit to the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion and the Old Capitol Historical Museum are recommended.
Welcome to The Big Easy! Get to know New Orleans and its many sights and sounds. Take a steamboat trip along the Mississippi and sample some amazing Creole cuisine that this city is world famous for before returning to the city for a drink and dance on the iconic Bourbon Street in the famous French Quarter district.
Alabama’s coastal towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach boast over 32 miles of sugary white sands. As well the best outlet shopping in the state and a fantastic array of bars and restaurants. Night owls will love ‘Florabama’, the famous roadhouse beach bar on the Florida State line.
Home to the original Mardi Gras since 1703, that’s still celebrated every year in Mobile two weeks before Lent. The Carnival Museum tells a fascinating story of the festival and its history. Tour the nearby WWII battleship The USS Alabama, and take one of the various Wildlife boat rips and cruises out on the beautiful Bay of Mobile.
Alabama’s State capital is rich in history. This was where the first shot was ordered on Union troops starting the Civil War. Discover where the Civil Rights Movement gathered pace under the leadership of Dr Martin Luther King in key museums and landmarks. Visit the Rosa Parks Museum and The Civil Rights Memorial. Also tour the State capitol where a bronze star marks the spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president of the confederacy in 1861.
Atlanta & Home
Make your way back to Atlanta to catch your flight home.
- Return flights from London (Please ask about other departure airports)
- 21 nights hotel accommodation and room tax
- Fully insured compact car hire (larger vehicles are available)
- A travel packet with itinerary, maps, suggestions, brochures
Daily departures throughout the year.