Atlanta - Savannah (248 miles)
In the morning, guests will be picked up in Atlanta to begin this tour. We will start with a sightseeing tour of this city, considered the capital of the South. In the afternoon, we will drive to the charming seaport city of Savannah, known for the colonial architecture of its historic city center.
Georgia's capital and largest city, Atlanta is a major Southern financial and cultural force and the focus of a metropolitan statistical area. Atlanta has "absolutely everything going for it-climate, location, great transportation, easy air access, and a government that's both cooperative and supportive." This is a judgment widely shared by both residents and visitors...
World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola is an interactive museum and exhibition that chronicles the history of the world-famous Coca-Cola company. As a special gift, each person who takes a tour receives a one-of-a-kind bottle of Coke.
Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm, Fri - Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas
Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District or similar
Savannah - Charleston (83 miles)
We will Start the day with a walking tour of the Historic District of Savannah. Then, in the early afternoon, we will drive north to Charleston. We will learn more about this old, historic city during our tour of the area. We will spend the evening here.
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.
Savannah Historic District
Nowhere is Savannah's beauty more clear than in its historic district. Stroll the streets among gorgeous buildings, many of which date back to the colonial era. There are many public parks that host myriad festivals year-round.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Riverview Charleston or similar
Asheville - Great Smoky Mountains - Chattanooga (179 miles)
Today, we will travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway into the Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation, which is located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Then, we will cross into the state of Tennessee at the Newfound Gap, before making our way to Chattanooga for the evening.
Great Smoky Mountains, TN
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee boasts impeccable views of that state's segment of the larger Appalachian Mountains. Come visit this impressive wilderness to ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.
Great Smoky Mountains Park
This 520,000-acre park on the eastern border of Tennessee is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage. It is the most-visited national park in the United States, and is renown for the beauty of its landscapes.
Standard Hotel: Chattanooga Choo Choo or similar
Chattanooga - Lynchburg - Nashville (113 miles)
In the morning, we will leave Chattanooga and head northwest to Lynchburg to visit the famous Jack Daniel's Distillery. Afterwards, we will continue towards the capital of Tennessee, Nashville, often referred to as "Music City USA," where we will take a quick tour to orient ourselves with this rapidly developing city before we check into our hotel for the night.
Standard Hotel: Clarion Hotel Nashville Downtown - Stadium, Quality Inn Nashville Downtown - Stadium or Gaylord Opryland
Nashville - Memphis (196 miles)
In the morning, we will depart Nashville, bound for Memphis. When we arrive, we will take a tour of the city, visiting Beale Street, the Lorraine Motel. No trip to Memphis is complete without a visit to Graceland.
Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee. And it is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson.
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.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis or similar
Memphis - Clarksdale - Natchez (311 miles)
Today, we will travel south into the Mississippi Delta, stopping in Clarksdale, said to be the birthplace of blues music. In the afternoon, our journey will bring us to historic Natchez.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Natchez South/Eola Hotel or similar
Natchez - Baton Rouge - Lafayette (132 miles)
We will continue further south for a stop in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. In the afternoon, we will venture into the heart of Cajun Country as we reach Lafayette, where we will visit Vermilionville, a living-history museum that showcases the lives of the local Acadian, Native American, and Creole cultures.
Baton Rouge, LA
The capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. It forms the county seat of East Baton Rouge Parish and is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River.
Lafayette is a city in and the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. The city is the fourth-largest in the state, with a population of 127,657 according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates.
Vermilionville Historic Village is a 23-acre living history museum that supports and shares the diverse culture of the region. Perfect for people of all ages, Vermilionville offers authentic food, crafts, dance, music, boat tours, gardens, exhibits, workshops, and more.
Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm
Standard Hotel: DoubleTree Lafayette or similar
Lafayette - Avery Island - New Orleans (117 miles)
Our first stop this morning will be the Tabasco Sauce Factory on Avery Island. Then, we will continue towards the Mississippi River and follow it in the direction of New Orleans. Before we arrive in the city, we will stop at an local plantation. In the early afternoon, we will arrive in the Big Easy, where Europeans, Caribbean, Native American, and African culture have blended together to form one of the most colorful and vibrant cities in the U.S.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome or simiar
New Orleans - Atlanta (469 miles)
Today, we will leave New Orleans and travel through Mississippi and Alabama, arriving in Atlanta in the early evening, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.