Atlanta | Nashville | Memphis | Vicksburg | Natchez | New Orleans | Florida Panhandle
Tallahassee | Savannah | Charleston


Experience good old southern charm and hospitality. Travel from Atlanta through the southern states of Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Hear the history of music in Nashville and Memphis and enjoy southern traditions as they can only be carried out in New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston.



  • 12-night accommodation


Not included

International and domestic airfare · Car rental · Tolls · Parking fees · National Park admission · Meals · Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides · Beverages · Optional excursions



Arrive at Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and proceed to your hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay in Atlanta, Georgia, “The Peach State.” While it is the State’s capital, Atlanta still welcomes visitors with the same southern hospitality of a small town. It is a bustling big city with the past and present colliding. Visit Atlanta neighborhoods like the quaint Midtown and luxurious Buckhead; both are filled with interesting shops and restaurants.

Accommodation: Atlanta for 1 night



Depart Atlanta this morning and drive toward Nashville, better known as Music City, USA. Nashville is the heart and soul of country music. Take the time to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It presents a vast collection to illustrate the story of country music told through two centuries. Enjoy historic country video clips and recorded music, dynamic exhibits, and state-of-the-art design. Also visit Historic RCA Studio B, “The Home of 1,000 Hits.” Get an up-close look at what was once the second home of music legends Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton and more. Over 35,000 songs were recorded here. For a slightly different side of Nashville, see the Parthenon, the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the famous Greek temple. Nashville’s Parthenon stands in Centennial Park and features both the city’s art museum and Athena Parthenos. At almost 42 feet in height, Athena Parthenos is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world. This evening considers a dinner cruise on a paddlewheel riverboat or a dinner theatre experience, both offering exceptional entertainment and cuisine.

Accommodation: Nashville for 1 night



Leave Nashville behind and travel to Memphis, home of the blues. Your first stop must be Graceland, Elvis Presley’s 14-acre estate. Visit the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll” at Sun Studios. Enjoy a fascinating tour and listen to audio presentations of some of the earliest recordings made there. After that, visit the original studio itself, the exact same room where the likes of Johnny Cash and Elvis recorded their first tracks. City sightseeing tours are offered by paddleboat, carriage and motor coach. Stroll down historic Beale Street where blues has been playing for more than half a century. This historic entertainment capital has something for everyone, whether you want to listen to music or sample southern barbecue.

Accommodation: Memphis for 1 night

Today’s Suggested Optional Experience (Bookable Online at an additional cost)


Explore the personal side of Elvis Presley with an interactive iPad tour of Graceland Mansion, hosted by John Stamos and featuring commentary and stories by Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie. The tour of Graceland Mansion includes the living room, his parents’ bedroom, the kitchen, TV room, pool room, the famous Jungle Room, his father’s office, the newly-enhanced Trophy Building, the Racquetball Building – newly-restored to how it looked in 1977, and Meditation Garden. A state-of-the-art entertainment and exhibit complex over 200,000-square-feet in size, “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” enables guests to follow the life path that Elvis took, surrounding oneself with the things that he loved, and experience the sights and sounds of the city that inspired him. Experience Elvis’ life and career like never – his roots, his influences, and his artistry. The Elvis Presley’s Memphis experience includes: Elvis The Entertainer Career Museum, Presley Motors Automobile Museum, Elvis Discovery Exhibits, and Exclusive VIP Exhibit. Plus, as part of the VIP tour, guests will receive front-of-the-line Mansion access and a keepsake backstage pass.



This morning travel to Vicksburg. For over five decades of the 1800s, Vicksburg was the center for the aristocracy whose wealth was based on cotton and lumber. A glimpse of its former glory is evidenced by the preservation of many historic churches (two containing Tiffany-stained glass windows), government buildings and grand homes, dating to the 19th Century. Visit the Old Court House Museum, home to over 15,000 artifacts dating from pre-Columbian times to present day. Take a tour of some of the magnificent historic homes and gardens that abound the area. For the history buff, there is the 1,800-acre Vicksburg National Military Park, America’s most monumented national military park. The Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, just east of the military park, features models of gunboats, the film “Vanishing Glory” which tells about civilian life during the siege as well as a diorama depicting the Siege of Vicksburg. Historic Downtown Vicksburg offers a variety of restaurants specialty shops and art galleries. You’ll also find The Corner Drug Store with an engaging collection of Civil War artifacts; the Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum where Coca-Cola® was first bottled in 1894; and the Antique Doll and Toy Museum.

Accommodation: Vicksburg for 1 night



Continue to the town of Natchez, the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River. Natchez is known for the preservation of many antebellum homes. Tour Stanton Hall built circa 1857. It is one of the most magnificent palatial residences of antebellum America. The interior contains original furnishings and Natchez antiques. Make sure to taste a local favorite, the pecan. Below the town lies Natchez Under-the-Hill, once a haven for all things inappropriate, now home to many bars and restaurants. Here you will also find a riverboat casino.

Accommodation: Natchez for 1 night



This morning travel into Louisiana. Along the way, consider a stop in Baton Rouge. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is Louisiana’s capital. Learn about the colorful history filled with controversial politics at the Capitol Building and the Old Governor’s Mansion. Sample some of the fine Cajun-Creole cuisine at one of the local eateries. Continue to New Orleans, a modern city with a historic soul. The oldest neighborhood in the “Crescent City” is the French Quarter. Established by the French in 1718, the architecture reflects Spanish, French, Creole, and American influences. Around every corner you will find eclectic shops and fine dining. Visit the French Market and find treasures of food, antiques and crafts. Make sure to sample a beignet, the state doughnut of Louisiana. The center of the French Quarter is Jackson Square. Musicians, artists, mimes, tarot card readers and entertainers set up in front of St. Louis Cathedral on the square each day, creating an animated street scene. At night stroll down famous Bourbon Street, where the heart of jazz lives in New Orleans. You will likely hear this music in the streets and pouring out of the many nightclubs and bars. If you’re feeling fortunate, you might want to visit the casino and try your luck at Las Vegas style gambling.

Accommodation: New Orleans for 2 nights

Today’s Suggested Optional Experience (Bookable Online at an additional cost)


Enjoy this expedition on North America’s longest river swamp on board a state-of-the-art aluminum vessel. Photographers, birders, and nature lovers will appreciate The Atchafalaya which ranks among the top 10 wilderness areas in the U.S. Guided by Louisiana ecosystems’ fauna and flora experts, his tour takes you on an encounter with 38 different species of birds and mammals such as beaver, nutria, otters, mink, squirrels, and deer; depending on the season, alligators are also seen.



Today, venture out of the city’s center to the Garden District. This elegant neighborhood is home to lovely southern homes and lined with parks and cafes. Some of the historic homes are available for tours. If you are feeling more adventurous, consider an escapade in the swamp. Many guided swamp and wildlife tours are offered along the bayous. In these mysterious waterways that surround the city, you will get intimate with alligators and other exotic creatures. You never know what you’ll see! For marine animal viewing, visit the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, one of the top museums of its kind in America. Find 15,000 sea creatures, representing nearly 600 species. In the evening, learn about voodoo and the city’s haunted past on a walking tour of the French Quarter. Your guide might take you to a cemetery or passed one of the many buildings that make New Orleans “America’s Most Haunted City.”



Continue your journey to the famous sugar-white sands and emerald waters of Fort Walton Beach. Endless strings of recreational fishing fleets, water activities, and gorgeous beachside parks await you at this jewel on the Florida Emerald Coast. Undeniably fresh seafood is served in waterfront restaurants and seaside cafes. Spend a day lounging beside a sparkling pool, play a quiet round of golf and watch the sun set into gorgeous Gulf waters.

Accommodation: Florida Panhandle Area for 1 night



Depart Ft. Walton Beach this morning and drive toward Tallahassee. As the capital city of the State of Florida, Tallahassee is the regional center for trade and agriculture. Tallahassee offers visitors the chance to experience “The Other Florida.” Home to several universities, as well as a center of aeronautics and engineering, Tallahassee is proud of its scientific contributions, showing off with a 5-story IMAX theater and planetarium, and the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Sciences. Visit the Mission San Luis, a National Historic Landmark, a reconstructed 17th century mission. Have dinner out this evening; from fast food to five-star, Tallahassee serves up an excellent selection of tantalizing restaurants. Tickling the taste buds are specialties ranging from homemade country sausage and melt-in-your-mouth steaks to wild game and succulent seafood fresh from the Gulf.

Accommodation: Tallahassee for 1 night



Drive into Georgia this morning. Southern hospitality is alive and well in charming Savannah. The Historic District has twenty-two squares and cobblestone streets that will take you back in time. Explore the city by trolley and learn the fascinating past. By night, haunted walking tours are also available. Each piece of lovely Victorian architecture has a story, some sad and mysterious. Other sights to visit are the Telfair Museum of Art, Forsyth Park and Factor’s Walk. For delicious southern cooking, visit the restored Waterfront area which is lined with shops and restaurants. An overnight stay has been arranged here.

Accommodation: New Savannah for 1 night

Today’s Suggested Optional Experience (Bookable Online at an additional cost)


Climb aboard the Trolley of the Doomed as we journey back in time and explore the mystery and intrigue that surround the many well-known sights and historical places in Savannah. We’ll take a fascinating look at some of the city’s most haunted sights, exposing the stories that center upon our most famous and infamous residents. Our Gravedigger Guides will thrill and delight you with their spooky and humorous accounts of the supernatural – and perhaps you’ll experience an encounter with one of Savannah’s lost… Travel past cemeteries, war battlegrounds, mansions, and squares where many have reported seeing apparitions. Hold on to your seat as we drive by Colonial Cemetery, the oldest burial ground in the city dating back to the 1700’s.



Continue exploring the traditions of the Old South as you drive toward Charleston. Along the way, visit Beaufort. This little town claims nearly one hundred antebellum and pre-Revolutionary houses. Continue to Charleston. A fantastic way to see this city is by a horse-drawn carriage. See the Old South in the architecture and gardens of the many historic homes and buildings. Visit the shopping district of King Street in Downtown. See Civil War Memorials at the Battery, a garden that boast live oaks and palmettos. Venture slightly outside the city and visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Tour the house and learn about life on the plantation. The gardens offer extensive varieties of camellias and azaleas. Enjoy an overnight stay here.

Accommodation: Charleston for 1 night



Depart Charleston and head to Atlanta. Explore all this great southern city has to offer. Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Sweet Auburn District. Here you will find The King Center and the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. Exhibits tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement. The Roswell Historic district has a visitor center and several antebellum homes that can be toured. Taste the past and present of Coca-Cola products at the NEW World of Coca-Cola. Enjoy a movie experience and taste brands from around the world. Experience Inside CNN Atlanta and see global news in the making. Take a tour and go behind the scenes to see how a production comes together. View television broadcast innovations and the technology that makes global news-gathering a reality. Just east of the city lies Stone Mountain. This is the world’s largest exposed granite monolith with a relief carving of Confederate heroes, surrounded by attractions and recreation in a natural environment

Accommodation: Atlanta for 1 night



Enjoy this final day of taking in the charm and hospitality of the Deep South. Depart at leisure for the Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

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