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13-Day The Old South & Florida Tour - New Orleans In, Orlando Out

Tour Code: 726-1608
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New Orleans, LA
Duration:
13 Days 12 Nights

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Highlights: 12-night hotel accommodations. Sightseeing in New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta; Savannah Trolley Tour; orientation tours in Baton Rouge, Natchez, Memphis, and St. Augustine; Natchez including a pre-Civil War home, Graceland, Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry.

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    • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
    • Child Rate: Young travelers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land price. We regret that we are unable to accept children less than 8 years old on these types of vacations.
    • No more than 3 passengers allowed in room 1.
    Day 1

    New Orleans

    Today we will gather in New Orleans. The tour director will be on hand this evening to answer any questions.
    Standard Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans
    Day 2

    New Orleans

    In the morning, we will explore the famous French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, we will learn about the city’s unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue. The afternoon and evening are free for self-exploration.

    More» The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world. «Less

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      More» The most famous area of New Orleans is also the oldest. Dating back to the city's founding in 1718, this National Historic Landmark district is known for its nightlife, restaurants, and celebrations. Its most famous locale is Bourbon Street. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans
    Day 3

    New Orleans

    Today guests will have an entire day to explore the city of New Orleans, LA at their leisure.

    More» The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans
    Day 4

    New Orleans - Baton Rouge - Natchez (171 miles)

    Today we will head to the capital city of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA. Here, we will take a tour of the city that includes stops at Capitol Hill and the Governor's Mansion. Our day ends in Natchez, MS, where we will explore the antebellum history of the city before checking in to the hotel for the night.

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      More» This incredible Art Deco-style building that dominates the skyline of the Louisiana capital. In addition to being the center of the state's government, the building is a National Historic Landmark and member of the Register of National Historic Places. «Less
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      More» Modeled after the White House, this member of the National Register of Historic Places was constructed by controversial depression-era politician Huey Long. It was added to the NRHP in 1975 and the museum as it is today opened in 1978. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Isle of Capri Hotel
    Day 5

    Natchez - Jackson - Memphis (312 miles)

    Today we will drive from Natchez to Memphis, TN via Jackson, MS. Upon our arrival in the afternoon, we will take an introductory tour of the city. After, guests will have free time to explore.
    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza
    Day 6

    Memphis - Nashville (212 miles)

    Our tour of Memphis concludes with a visit to the most famous estate in the city, Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley. We will drive to Nashville, TN for the night.

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      More» This massive, opulent mansion in Memphis, Tennessee was the home of Elvis Presley. It is a National Historic Landmark and today serves as a museum. Guests can visit the site of Elvis' grave and tour the thirteen-acre estate. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
    Day 7

    Nashville

    Today we will tour the city of Nashville, TN, a country music Mecca. Our day begins with a visit to Studio B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio. After, we will sightsee around the city proper, stopping at some of its most important locations, such as the state capitol. In the afternoon, we will visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, a world-famous venue.

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      More» The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1961, although a building itself wasn't constructed until 1967. The Hall is dedicated to the preservation and exploration of both country music itself and the culture that surrounds it. «Less
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      More» The Grand Ole Opry House is the current location of the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly concert series that has been running since 1925 and is broadcast on radio. Participation in the show is considered one of country music's highest honors. «Less
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      More» This historic recording studio (and a member of the National Register of Historic Places) helped make Nashville a musical Mecca and put country music on the map. Artists who recorded here include Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Roy Orbison. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
    Day 8

    Nashville - Chattanooga - Atlanta (250 miles)

    Today we will drive from Nashville to Atlanta, GA, making a brief stop along the way in Chattanooga, TN. Upon our arrival in Atlanta, we will take a brief sightseeing tour of the city before having some free time to do as we please.
    Standard Hotel: Country Inn & Suites Buckhead
    Day 9

    Atlanta - Savannah (248 miles)

    From Atlanta, we will drive to Savannah, GA, often called the most-haunted place in the United States. Here, we will take a Trolley Tour of this historic city, which includes sights such as the City Market, Forsyth Park, Mercer House, Madison Square, and much more. In the evening, guests will have free time.

    More» This important port city in the Deep South is considered the most haunted place in America. Those who aren't into ghost hunting can visit the downtown Savannah Historic District to see sights such as the German Memorial Fountain. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Inn at Ellis Square
    Day 10

    Savannah

    Today guests will have an entire day to explore Savannah at their leisure.
    Standard Hotel: Inn at Ellis Square
    Day 11

    Savannah - St. Augustine - Orlando (281 miles)

    Today we will make our way into sunny Florida. Our first stop will be the city of St. Augustine, FL, home to landmarks such as he Oldest House and the Spanish Fortress. After a tour of the city, we will drive to Orlando, FL for the night.

    More» This city on the northeast coast of Florida was founded in 1565, making it the oldest continually-inhabited city in the continental United States. Whether you come for the history or the scenery, St. Augustine is not to be missed! «Less

    Standard Hotel: Wyndham Orlando Resort
    Day 12

    Orlando

    Today guests will have the entire day to explore the famous resort area of Orlando, FL. Guests can arrange visits to one of its famous theme parks or simply opt to relax on the beach!

    More» This sunny city in central Florida is best known for its theme parks. It is the home of Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and more. Fun for the entire family is in store in this land of imagination! «Less

    Standard Hotel: Wyndham Orlando Resort
    Day 13

    Orlando

    The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Orlando International Airport are included.
    • Price Includes

    • Meal: 4 continental breakfasts
    • 12 nights hotel accommodations
    • Ground Transportation
    • Price Excludes

    • New Orleans Arrival 3:30 AM - 11:59 PM transfer: $20.00 per person
    • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions
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    • If your departure date is within final payment date, we can only send your travel documents by Express Delivery.

      Optional Excursions

      Please note: the optional excursions and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

      City: New Orleans

      French Quarter Walking Tour (Summer/Fall Excursion)
      Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mighty Mississippi, through the French Market and Jackson Square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from our European past. Learn about the Creoles on this tour through the original city, founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville. See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand all it has to offer-architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art. Tour the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley, the Old Ursuline Convent, constructed by French Colonial Engineers under the auspices of the crown and completed in 1753. Included in this tour is St. Mary's Church, completed in 1845, which has served as a center of worship for the French, Spanish, African Americans, German, Irish, and Italian communities.
      Approximate value: $25 USD per person

      Garden District Walking Tour (Winter Excursion)
      Enjoy a walk through New Orleans' elegant Garden District, once part of the plantation owned by Bienville, the founder of New Orleans. This historic district is known for its marvelous examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. The homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras are located here, as well as the home of the premier family of football-the Mannings-where Archie lives, and Peyton and Eli grew up. View the former residence of celebrated author Anne Rice, the house where Jefferson Davis died in 1889, and Toby's Corner, the oldest house in the area (built in 1838). Visit Lafayette Cemetery, one of our Cities of the Dead, and learn about our unusual above-ground burial system. (Cemetery is closed on Sundays and some holidays.). A short stop for refreshments is included on our stroll through this beautiful section of New Orleans.
      Approximate value: $26 USD per person

      Jean Lafitte Airboat Swamp Tour with Transportation (Anytime)
      Get ready for an exciting adventure! Take a thrilling ride through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana, accessible only by airboat. The captain, a native of the area, offers a colorful history of the Cajun way of life. You'll come face to face with alligators, snakes, and other native creatures while touring their neighborhood. Bring your camera to capture the thrills and chills of this unforgettable swampland journey!
      Approximate value: $70 USD per person

      Oak Alley Plantation Tour
      Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings-Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old. Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire," "Primary Colors," and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, "Days of Our Lives." Your guided tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home and its history.
      Approximate value: $58 USD per person

      City: Nashville

      Nashville Nightlife Dinner Show
      Nashville Nightlife is Music City's premier entertainment theater. After a wonderful buffet dinner, you'll hear all the songs that have made Nashville famous worldwide. Enjoy the music of everyone from Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline to the superstars of today like Sara Evans and Toby Keith! The show celebrates today's country and honors tradition. Show and dinner last approximately 2.5 hours.
      Approximate value: $42 USD per person

      City: Savannah

      Savannah Theatre Shows
      The two-hour musicals at the Savannah Theatre will have you smiling, laughing, singing along and tapping your toes. The Theatre will present "The Beat Goes On", "Southern Nights", "Jukebox Journey" , and "Savannh Live" over the course of the season. (Exception is December performance will be "A Christmas Tradition")
      Approximate value: $37 USD per person

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    • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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    Prices: All vacation prices are based on rates (reflecting foreign exchange rates) known at the time of publication and expected to be in effect at the time of departure, and do not include airfare except where noted. Vacation prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single room supplements and triple and quad room reductions are listed where applicable. Not all accommodation types are available on all vacations.

    Cancellation: Standard Cancellation Fees escorted and independent vacations:
  • 45 days prior to the commencement of services: $250 per person will be charged.
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • There is 6% handling fee on all the above refund amount.
  • Reservation Changes: A fee of $50 per transaction will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation. A change of traveler name, vacation date, or itinerary within final payment will be treated as a full cancellation and new reservation; vacation cancellation fees (as above) apply.

    Contact Information: Passengers are responsible to ensure that operator Travel has the correctly spelled name, address, phone number, email and fax data for all passengers. Names printed on the invoice must exactly match the first and last name written in their passport (middle names or initials are not needed). Operator will not be responsible for passengers who do not receive documents due to inaccurate information.

    Passports and Visas: Passengers are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. Most countries require that the passport be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of your trip. It is recommended you have a minimum of three blank pages in your passport when traveling, as many countries require blank pages. Multiple-entry visas are required for some vacations. It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements.

    Baggage Allowance: Due to limited motorcoach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30"x21"x11" and weight not exceeding 50lbs (22kg). We regret that we are unable to accept a second suitcase or any luggage exceeding these limits on any vacation listed in this brochure.

    Children: Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the vacation. We do not accept children less than 8 years old.

    Travel Protection (Insurance): Comprehensive trip insurance is highly recommended by operator.

    Travelers with Disabilities: Tour participants requiring any form of assistance are required to notify operator in writing at the time of reservation, and must be accompanied by an individual responsible for providing those services. Tour managers, guides, drivers or other tour, hotel, ship personnel are not able to provide such assistance. Wheelchairs + Walkers: Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers may not be taken aboard motor coaches and/or river cruise ships. Operator reserves the right to remove any person from a tour or cruise who has not provided the required notification, has not received written confirmation from operator, or does not comply with these regulations. All related expenses, including those to return home, will be borne by the passenger.

    Hotel Accommodations: The accommodations listed in the brochure or on the Web site are intended to be used on all departures; however, if a change becomes necessary for any reason, including additional departures on the same date, the accommodations substituted will be equivalent to those shown. Every effort is made to reserve only twin-bedded rooms. Occasionally, some hotels will only provide double-bedded rooms. These rooms will be allocated to couples. Please note that accommodation check-in times vary worldwide.

    Service Inquiries After the Vacation: Any complaint or claim involving the vacation services offered in this brochure or on the Web sites must be notified to the Company within 30 days of the tour completion, except where such time limitations are prohibited by law.

    As it is difficult and sometimes impossible to properly investigate a complaint if we are not advised of such complaint quickly, any compensation you may have been able to claim could be reduced or even forfeited if you do not follow the complaints procedure set out in this clause.

    RESPONSIBILITY: Operator and its representatives abroad act only as independent contractors acting on behalf of neither the customer nor the suppliers and principals. All exchange orders, coupons, and tickets, whether paper or electronic, are issued subject to the terms and conditions under which such means of transportation, accommodations, and other services are offered or provided. The issuance and acceptance of such documents shall be deemed to be consent to the further conditions. Operator does not own nor operate the hotels, motor coaches, airlines, cruise lines, or any other service providers which compose their tours, and will not be held responsible for changes and/or cancellations for any reason by airlines, hotels or cruise ships.

    The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be in any way liable for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity in any vehicle, or through the act of default of any company, or person engaged in conveying passengers, or of any hotel proprietor, personnel, servant or any other person otherwise in connection therewith. Operator shall not be held responsible for potential risks and hazards associated with travel to destinations included in this brochure, where injury, delay, or unanticipated events may occur. Operator shall not assume responsibility for standards of quality, hygiene, political stability, cuisine, sanitation facilities, diseases or viruses contracted while traveling for any cause, cleanliness, telecommunications facilities, methods of conducting business, emergency medical evacuation, treatment, or medical services found in these destinations. Travel to these areas may entail risks including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in politically unstable areas, civil disturbances, war, and arbitrary changes mandated by government authorities or private concerns. It is the responsibility of the passenger(s) to check with the U.S. State Department, Consular Information, click here for any current advisories and updates to the destinations on their itinerary. Operator shall be held harmless from any and all liability in connection with the foregoing. Operator cannot accept responsibility for loss or expense due to delay or changes in transportation schedule or other causes. Operator shall not be held responsible for potential loss of services due to inclement weather conditions.

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