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7-Day Southern Experience, Atlanta, New Orleans, St. Louis Tour from Chicago

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Highlights: Visit Atlanta, Chattanooga, Fair Oaks, Indianapolis, Memphis, Montgomery, Nashville, New Orleans, Springfield, St. Louis, West Lafayette.

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    Day 1

    Chicago - Springfield - St. Louis (286 miles)

    Today, we will go south to Springfield, IL to visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and the Old Illinois State Capitol. Then, we will head for St. Louis to see the Gateway Arch and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
    • Springfield, IL

      Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the largest city in central Illinois. The city lies on a mostly flat plain that encompasses much of the surrounding countryside. And The city is governed by a mayor-council form of government.

      Lincoln Home National Historic Site

      (Outside Visit) This historic location, a house and the surrounding four blocks, was the home of President Abraham Lincoln from 1844 to 1861, when he left for the White House in Washington. It was the only home he ever owned.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Old Illinois State Capitol

      This historic site served as the state capitol building for the state of Illinois from 1840 to 1876. Built in the Greek Revival Style, both Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama announced their candidacy for president here.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    • St. Louis, MO

      St. Louis is a city and port in the U.S. state of Missouri. The city developed along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which forms Missouri's border. The economy of St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism.

      Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

      Located in the central West End of St. Louis, this Roman Catholic cathedral was designed in a mix of Neo-Byzantine and Romanesque Revival architectural styles. It was consecrated on June 29, 1926.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

      Gateway Arch

      This iconic stainless-steel monument in St. Louis is the tallest arch in the world. It was built as a homage to the westward expansion of the United States and sits on the site of St. Louis' founding.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
    Day 2

    St. Louis - Memphis (240 miles)

    After traveling across the mighty Mississippi River, we will arrive in Memphis to see the Memphis Pyramid. Then, we will go to Graceland, the mansion home of Elvis Presley. Later, we will go to our hotel near Jackson.
    • Memphis, TN

      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.

      Memphis Pyramid

      (Passing By) Also known as the Great America Pyramid, this indoor arena has a capacity of over 20,000. It was designed after the Great Pyramids of Egypt. For sports, basketball is mainly played here.

      Graceland

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $39; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $35|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Ramada Peal/Jackson Airport or similar
    Day 3

    New Orleans

    Today, we will arrive in New Orleans and visit the Oak Alley Plantation. We will also go on a swamp tour on the bayou. After going to our hotel, we can take an optional night tour of the city.
    • New Orleans, LA

      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.

      Oak Alley Plantation

      This historic plantation on the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana is a National Historic Landmark. In addition to its function as a museum, the Oak Alley Plantation has served as a set for films and TV shows.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $7; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

      Swamp Tour

      Take a trip down the bayous of Louisiana on a swamp boat tour to encounter the local wildlife, like alligators, turtles, birds, snakes, and much more! You'll also get a lesson in Cajun culture.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $34; Child (3-12 yrs) $26; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $34|Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 3:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      New Orleans Night Tour

      This walking tour of New Orleans is one of the best ways to explore the city after dark. It is dramatic, historic, and entertaining, providing you with interesting facts and some of the more sinister legends from New Orleans' history.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: La Quinta Inn or similar
    Day 4

    New Orleans - Montgomery (278 miles)

    We will spend the day exploring New Orleans. We will drive pass the Garden District, visit French Quarter, sample some local delicacies and coffee at the popular Café du Monde. Then, we will visit Jackson Square and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. After that, we can take a ride on the Steamboat Natchez to get a view of the city from the river. We will also visit the National WWII Museum. In the afternoon we will travel to Montgomery, where we will spend the night.
    • New Orleans, LA

      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.

      Garden District

      Once, the area of New Orleans' Garden District was covered exclusively by plantations. Because of its many affluent mansions and historic houses, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.

      French Quarter

      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.

      Jazz Steamboat Mississippi

      The two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter shows you why the city was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River. New Orleans is well-known as the birthplace of jazz. The live Jazz performance on the steamboat will make you an unforgettable trip.

      Jackson Square

      This historic park in the French Quarter is home to the St. Louis Cathedral. It's history dates all the way back to 1721, when it was built by French colonists in the area.

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

      Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France

      The Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, also called St. Louis Cathedral, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and is the oldest cathedral in the United States.

      The National WWII Museum

      The National WWII Museum, formerly known as the D-Day Museum, is a military history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp Street and Magazine Street. The museum focuses on the contribution made by the United States to Allied victory in World War II.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/Best western/Quality inn or similar
    Day 5

    Montgomery - Atlanta (160 miles)

    Today, we will arrive in the heart of Atlanta, where we will take a walk through Centennial Olympic Park. Then, we will visit CNN Headquarters and the World of Coca-Cola. In the early evening, we can enjoy a horsemanship dinner and show before returning to our local hotel.
    • Montgomery, AL

    • Atlanta, GA

      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...

      Centennial Olympic Park

      It is a 21-acre public park located in downtown Atlanta built as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics.

      Inside CNN

      This in-depth tour takes guests inside the CNN studios and offers a one-of-a-kind look into what is needed to produce a news show. The building itself is free to enter and includes a food court, restaurants, and specialty shops.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (Under 12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $19; Child (Under 12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm, Fri - Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Horsemanship Dinner Show

      Horsemanship show is gorgeous and performs professional. You can taste delicious food and watch this wonderful show.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $67; Child (3-12 yrs) $41.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $67|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Days Inn or similar
    Day 6

    Chattanooga - Nashville (113 miles)

    Today, we will arrive in Chattanooga, TN, where we will visit Ruby Falls, ride the Incline Railway and go to Rock City to take in a breathtaking view of Lookout Mountain. Then, we will continue to Nashville, seeing the State Capitol Building and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
    • Chattanooga, TN

      Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee. A unique distinction for Chattanooga is the fact that the city has its own typeface, Chatype, which was launched in August 2012.

      Rock City

      This tourist attraction on top of Lookout Mountain just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee is visited by half a million people every year for its magnificent views, botanical gardens, and impressive natural rock formations. It was opened to the public in 1932.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (Under 12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

      This tram has been running almost continually since 1895, and with the exception of an engine update in 1911, it hasn't changed that much. The ride stretches about one mile up the mountain and reaches a grade of 72.7%.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $16.50; Child (Under 12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16.50|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

      Ruby Falls

      The Ruby Falls are an underground waterfall located beneath Tennessee's lookout mountain. The Falls are 145 feet high and located in the heart of the Lookout Mountain Caverns. The Ruby Falls area is a National Historic Landmark.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

      Lookout Mountain

      This historic hilltop on the southern border of Tennessee has a colorful history as a place of importance during wartime. Most notably, it was the centerpiece of the Battle of Lookout Mountain during the American Civil War.
    • Nashville, TN

      Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.

      Tennessee State Capitol

      This graceful structure was designed by noted architect William Strickland who considered it his crowning achievement. The Capitol is not very big. A rectangular building, it measures roughly 60 by 30 meters.

      Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

      Country Music Hall of Fame

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Ramada Louisville, Days Inn or similar
    Day 7

    Indianapolis - West Lafayette - Fair Oaks - Chicago (173 miles)

    After seeing the exterior of the Indiana State House in Indianapolis, we will travel to Lafayette to see the campus of Purdue University. Then, we will visit the Fair Oaks Farm before arriving in Chicago later in the afternoon.
    • Indianapolis, IN

      Indianapolis is the capital and the largest city in Indiana. Indianapolis hosts several notable sporting events annually, including the Brickyard 400, Grand Prix of Indianapolis, NFL Scouting Combine, the largest half marathon in the U.S., and the Indianapolis 500.

      Indiana State Capitol

      (Outside Visit) The Indiana Statehouse is the center of governmental function for the entire state of Indiana. This member of the National Register of Historic Places was built in 1878 and is an important historic and architectural building.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    • West Lafayette, IN

      West Lafayette holds the distinction of being the most densely populated urban area in the state of Indiana and having the most culturally diverse population in the Midwest. It is home to Purdue University.

      Purdue University

      Named for business leader and philanthropist John Purdue, Purdue University consists of 6 campuses, the main location of which is situated in West Lafayette, Indiana. Notable highlights include the Purdo Mall, Memorial Mall, and South Campus, which offers visitors pristine lawns and a horticulture garden.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    • Fair Oaks, IN

      Fair Oaks is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Jasper County, Indiana.

      Fair Oaks Farm

      Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

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    Chicago, IL map link 6324 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 (In front of library - Chicago,IL) 7:30am no stop
    Chicago, IL map link 2100 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616 (In front of the Library - Chicago,IL) 8:30am 6:00pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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    • 6 nights hotel accomodation
    • Transportation via high-top Mercedes-Benz
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Atlanta, GA
      Horsemanship Dinner Show (Optional) $67 $41.50 (3-12 yrs) $67 (Over 65 yrs)
      Inside CNN (Optional) $18 $17 (Under 12 yrs) $15 (Over 65 yrs)
      World of Coca-Cola (Optional) $19 $17 (Under 12 yrs) $15 (Over 65 yrs)
      Chattanooga, TN
      Lookout Mountain Incline Railway (Optional) $16.50 $8 (Under 12 yrs) $16.50 (Over 65 yrs)
      Rock City (Optional) $22 $13 (Under 12 yrs) $22 (Over 65 yrs)
      Fair Oaks, IN
      Fair Oaks Farm (Optional) $22 $8 (3-12 yrs) $22 (Over 65 yrs)
      Memphis, TN
      Graceland (Optional) $39 $18 (3-12 yrs) $35 (Over 65 yrs)
      New Orleans, LA
      New Orleans Night Tour (Optional) $25 $15 (3-12 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
      Oak Alley Plantation (Optional) $25 $7 (3-12 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
      Swamp Tour (Optional) $34 $26 (3-12 yrs) $34 (Over 65 yrs)
      The National WWII Museum (Optional) $27 $18 (3-12 yrs) $24 (Over 65 yrs)
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • All meals and drinks during the trip are not included in tour price. The tour guide will make eating arrangements.
    • Mandatory service fees for your tour guide and bus driver (minimum $10.00 per day, per passenger. )
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      (1) Itinerary will be subject to traffic and weather. The sequence of the attractions might be changed according to actual and practical situation for better service.
      (2) In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.) tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
      (3) This tour does not accept any City Pass or your own tickets for the attraction. Guests need to purchase admission tickets from tour guides.
    • Refund Remark:
      (1) If the weather condition, war, general strikes and other unforeseen circumstances interrupt the journey, our company reserve the right to rearrange the journey without refunding the tour fee.
      (2) If visitors cannot join the tour because of personal reason, the fee for hotels and transportation is not refundable.
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      Each passenger must carry a valid travel document. (Valid visa for countries needed) (E.g. Green Card, Passport, Re-Entry Permit, and etc.) Tour operator is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.

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      Broading Time and Location

      All passengers must arrive 30 minutes before departure time. All passengers must show photo ID and boarding pass or tickets for boarding; absolutely no boarding without tickets. Departure time and boarding location will be confirmed after reservation is made.

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      Tour operator is not responsible for any loss of or damage to personal items, or personal injury that may occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to buy travel insurance, for more information, please consult your travel agent.

      Luggage Restriction

      1-4 Days Tour: Each passenger may carry one check-in luggage and one carry-on bag.

      Itinerary Variations
      We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

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