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Gone with the Wind

12 Nights Tour from £1,859 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

12 night tour begins & ends Atlanta: 3 nights Atlanta; 2 nights Charleston; 1 night Savannah; 1 night Tallahassee; 2 nights New Orleans; 1 night Natchez; 1 night Memphis; 1 night Nashville

Enjoy the history of the south on this wonderful tour of the southern states of Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee. Discover the charm of Charleston, Savannah and Tallahassee, soak up the atmosphere in New Orleans, and enjoy the infamous sights and sounds of Memphis and Nashville.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a city tour of Atlanta, who's most famous resident is Margaret Mitchell - the author of "Gone with the Wind"
  • Explore the cobblestone lanes and fine architecture of Charlston
  • Historic guided tour of Savannah, learning about the fascinating Antebellum residences
  • Visit the oldest continuously occupied port in the US - St Augustine - en route to the state capital of Florida - Tallahassee
  • Experience the unique city of New Orleans
  • Visit the "Home of the Blues" - Memphis, and perhaps choose an optional visit to Graceland
  • Enjoy time in the capital of Country & Western music - Nashville

Details

Day 1

Atlanta

Arrive in Atlanta and make your way to the hotel to check in and relax

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Midtown

Day 2

Atlanta

This morning, enjoy a city tour of Atlanta and learn about one of its most famous residents, Margaret Mitchell who wrote “Gone with the Wind”. Depicting the life of the spoiled daughter of a plantation owner, following her life through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the story takes place in Atlanta and its surrounds. Visit Margaret Mitchell’s apartment and visit the Road to Tara Museum and Stately Oaks Plantation which was the inspiration for Tara. You will have the opportunity to see memorabilia from the movie including costumes worn by the stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. In the evening, enjoy a welcome reception which will give you the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Midtown

Day 3

Atlanta - Augusta - Charleston

Depart Atlanta and head west to Augusta, the second oldest city in Georgia and home to the prestigious Masters golf tournament. In the afternoon, continue to the historic city of Charleston. Stroll along the cobblestone walkways and admire the fine architecture. In the evening, you may want to enjoy a romantic carriage ride or a sunset cruise (optional).

Hotel: Holiday Inn Charleston Mount Pleasant

Day 4

Charleston

Enjoy a locally guided tour of Charleston and the spend the afternoon at leisure. Take time to explore the streets of Charleston’s meticulously preserved historic district. Earthquakes, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and hurricanes all took their toll on this beautiful city, yet it stands out as the historical gem of the South. You may wish to participate in an optional excursion to historic Boone Hall Plantation with its famous Avenue of Oaks. The property has appeared in numerous movies, among them “North and South”.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Charleston Mount Pleasant

Day 5

Charleston – Antebellum Plantation - Savannah

Today head south to Savannah, pausing en route on Port Royal Island to see Beaufort, South Carolina’s second oldest city. Its impressive Antebellum architecture has been the backdrop to a number of Hollywood movies, including “Forrest Gump”. After lunch continue on to Savannah, once the world’s largest cotton port. Numerous buildings around the tree-shaded squares are hundreds of years old, many of them are well preserved with some open to the public. You will enjoy a historical guided tour to learn more about the fascinating history of the Antebellum residences. The old cotton warehouses that line the river are now converted into interesting shops and charming restaurants.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Savannah

Day 6

Savannah - St. Augustine – Tallahassee

Leave Savannah and drive south along the coast of Georgia, passing through towns rich with history. In the afternoon you will enter the Sunshine State of Florida, stopping at the charming city of St. Augustine, founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers. It is the oldest continuously occupied European established city & port within the continental U.S. In the evening arrive in Florida’s state Capital, Tallahassee. Tallahassee is one of the nations smaller and quieter capitals with oak lined streets and gentle hills surrounding the city.

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Tallahassee

Day 7

Tallahassee – Pensacola – Gulf of Mexico – New Orleans

Travel along Florida’s panhandle to the popular holiday resort of Pensacola, founded in 1599. Next stop is Mobile, Alabama, founded in 1702, which rapidly became one of the most important ports along the Gulf Coast. In the evening arrive in New Orleans, a city immersed in Creole culture, with a unique blend of Spanish, French, Caribbean, African and Anglo-Saxon influences. This is obvious in the food, architecture and of course, the music. Experience this melting pot aboard a Riverboat Dinner Cruise (optional) and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band.

Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans

Day 8

New Orleans

A day at leisure to explore the charm and excitement of one of America’s most unique cities and for you to take in the French flavour and fun of New Orleans. May we suggest starting the day with a visit to a working plantation (optional), or explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow cobblestone streets.

Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans

Day 9

New Orleans – Baton Rouge – Natchez

This morning, you will travel to the capitol of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, and enjoy a short city tour. From there travel via the historic Natchez Trace Parkway to Natchez, a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and years of Native American and European history. Natchez is the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River, and the afternoon, visit one of the homes and learn about the wealth of the 19th century millionaires.

Hotel: Vue Hotel Natchez

Day 10

Natchez – Mississippi River Valley - Memphis

Drive to Memphis, “home of the blues.” A brief city tour will take you to the city’s liveliest street, Beale Street, where the blues and other types of music are played nightly in almost a dozen clubs. Travel along historic Front Street, known as Cotton Row in the days when cotton traders and merchants conducted business here. Perhaps choose and optional excursion to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.

Hotel: The Sleep Inn Memphis

Day 11

Memphis – Nashville

Today you will continue to the capital of Country and Western music, Nashville. The city earned its title with the first airing of the WSM Barn Dance radio program, the forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry. The newly renovated Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, once home of the Grand Ole Opry, the studios near Music Row, and Opryland itself attest to Nashville’s reputation as the most important city in Country and Western music.

Hotel: Clarion Nashville Downtown

Day 12

Nashville – Chattanooga – Atlanta

Leaving Music City, head to Chattanooga, home to the famous Choo Choo, which has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. In the afternoon, return to Atlanta where this southern adventure comes to an end

Hotel:Crowne Plaza Midtown Atlanta

Day 13

Atlanta

Independent transfer to the airport for your return flight back home

Day 14

Arrival back home

Day 1

Atlanta

Arrive in Atlanta and make your way to the hotel to check in and relax

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Downtown

Day 2

Atlanta

This morning, enjoy a city tour of Atlanta and learn about one of its most famous residents, Margaret Mitchell who wrote “Gone with the Wind”. Depicting the life of the spoiled daughter of a plantation owner, following her life through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the story takes place in Atlanta and its surrounds. Visit Margaret Mitchell’s apartment and visit the Road to Tara Museum and Stately Oaks Plantation which was the inspiration for Tara. You will have the opportunity to see memorabilia from the movie including costumes worn by the stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. In the evening, enjoy a welcome reception which will give you the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Downtown

Day 3

Atlanta - Augusta - Charleston

Depart Atlanta and head west to Augusta, the second oldest city in Georgia and home to the prestigious Masters golf tournament. In the afternoon, continue to the historic city of Charleston. Stroll along the cobblestone walkways and admire the fine architecture. In the evening, you may want to enjoy a romantic carriage ride or a sunset cruise (optional).

Hotel: Holiday Inn Charleston Mount Pleasant

Day 4

Charleston

Enjoy a locally guided tour of Charleston and the spend the afternoon at leisure. Take time to explore the streets of Charleston’s meticulously preserved historic district. Earthquakes, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and hurricanes all took their toll on this beautiful city, yet it stands out as the historical gem of the South. You may wish to participate in an optional excursion to historic Boone Hall Plantation with its famous Avenue of Oaks. The property has appeared in numerous movies, among them “North and South”.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Charleston Mount Pleasant

Day 5

Charleston – Antebellum Plantation - Savannah

Today head south to Savannah, pausing en route on Port Royal Island to see Beaufort, South Carolina’s second oldest city. Its impressive Antebellum architecture has been the backdrop to a number of Hollywood movies, including “Forrest Gump”. After lunch continue on to Savannah, once the world’s largest cotton port. Numerous buildings around the tree-shaded squares are hundreds of years old, many of them are well preserved with some open to the public. You will enjoy a historical guided tour to learn more about the fascinating history of the Antebellum residences. The old cotton warehouses that line the river are now converted into interesting shops and charming restaurants.

Hotel: Clarion Hotel Savannah

Day 6

Savannah - St. Augustine – Tallahassee

Leave Savannah and drive south along the coast of Georgia, passing through towns rich with history. In the afternoon you will enter the Sunshine State of Florida, stopping at the charming city of St. Augustine, founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers. It is the oldest continuously occupied European established city & port within the continental U.S. In the evening arrive in Florida’s state Capital, Tallahassee. Tallahassee is one of the nations smaller and quieter capitals with oak lined streets and gentle hills surrounding the city.

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Tallahassee

Day 7

Tallahassee – Pensacola – Gulf of Mexico – New Orleans

Travel along Florida’s panhandle to the popular holiday resort of Pensacola, founded in 1599. Next stop is Mobile, Alabama, founded in 1702, which rapidly became one of the most important ports along the Gulf Coast. In the evening arrive in New Orleans, a city immersed in Creole culture, with a unique blend of Spanish, French, Caribbean, African and Anglo-Saxon influences. This is obvious in the food, architecture and of course, the music. Experience this melting pot aboard a Riverboat Dinner Cruise (optional) and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band.

Hotel: Staybridge Suites French Quarter

Day 8

New Orleans

A day at leisure to explore the charm and excitement of one of America’s most unique cities and for you to take in the French flavour and fun of New Orleans. May we suggest starting the day with a visit to a working plantation (optional), or explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow cobblestone streets.

Hotel: Staybridge Suites French Quarter

Day 9

New Orleans – Baton Rouge – Natchez

This morning, you will travel to the capitol of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, and enjoy a short city tour. From there travel via the historic Natchez Trace Parkway to Natchez, a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and years of Native American and European history. Natchez is the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River, and the afternoon, visit one of the homes and learn about the wealth of the 19th century millionaires.

Hotel: Vue Hotel Natchez

Day 10

Natchez – Mississippi River Valley - Memphis

Drive to Memphis, “home of the blues.” A brief city tour will take you to the city’s liveliest street, Beale Street, where the blues and other types of music are played nightly in almost a dozen clubs. Travel along historic Front Street, known as Cotton Row in the days when cotton traders and merchants conducted business here. Perhaps choose and optional excursion to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.

Hotel: Guest House at Graceland

Day 11

Memphis – Nashville

Today you will continue to the capital of Country and Western music, Nashville. The city earned its title with the first airing of the WSM Barn Dance radio program, the forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry. The newly renovated Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, once home of the Grand Ole Opry, the studios near Music Row, and Opryland itself attest to Nashville’s reputation as the most important city in Country and Western music.

Hotel: Clarion Nashville Downtown

Day 12

Nashville – Chattanooga – Atlanta

Leaving Music City, head to Chattanooga, home to the famous Choo Choo, which has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. In the afternoon, return to Atlanta where this southern adventure comes to an end

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Downtown

Day 13

Atlanta

Independent transfer to the airport for your return flight back home

Day 14

Arrival back home

  • Return scheduled transatlantic flights
  • Professional Tour Director Service
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation throughout the tour
  • Hotel accommodation as per hotels listed above (or similar standard)
  • Porterage of one bag per person

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

TODAY 37ºC
SUN 32ºC
MON 29ºC
TUE 29ºC
WED 27ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
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19ºC
23ºC
27ºC
30ºC
31ºC
32ºC
28ºC
23ºC
18ºC
13ºC
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4
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4
4
7
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Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
12ºC
4
Feb
14ºC
4
Mar
19ºC
5
Apr
23ºC
3
May
27ºC
4
Jun
30ºC
4
Jul
31ºC
7
Aug
32ºC
6
Sep
28ºC
5
Oct
23ºC
3
Nov
18ºC
4
Dec
13ºC
4

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