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Self-Drive Dixie Dreamin' from Atlanta

16 Days Tour from £1,539 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Start and end your 16 day adventure in Atlanta and see some of Eastern America's best sights including Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, Lafayette and New Orleans. Explore historic towns and villages and see where Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis. You can also see the Mississippi River and enjoy walks in Charleston at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

Details

Day 1 Atlanta

Welcome to Atlanta, site of the 1996 Olympic Games. Visit the Carter Presidential Center, the World of Coca Cola Pavilion or tour the CNN Center, home of the world’s largest television network. Explore Underground Atlanta for great jazz.

Standard: Comfort Inn Buckhead North

Select: Courtyard by Marriott Buckhead

Day 2 Chattanooga

Travel north to Chattanooga. The city saw action in two Civil War battles. Don’t miss the Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls and the Chattanooga Choo Choo!

Standard: Best Western Heritage Inn

Select: DoubleTree Chattanooga

Day 3 Nashville

Drive to Nashville, home of Country Music and the Grand Ole Opry. Visit the museums of music giants; stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Dance to hot country sounds or sail aboard the General Jackson Showboat.

Standard: Millennium Maxwell House

Select: Millennium Maxwell House

Day 4 Nashville

Day at leisure in Nashville

Standard: Millennium Maxwell House

Select: Millennium Maxwell House

Day 5 Memphis

Welcome to the home of the blues, Beale Street, W.C. Handy and Elvis Presley. The “Mountain Top” sculpture honors Dr. Martin Luther King, who was assassinated here. Mud Island, a 52-acre park showcases the mighty Mississippi River.

Standard: Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis

Select: Holiday Inn Select Downtown

Day 6 Vicksburg

Today riverboat casinos dock on the Mississippi River, but Vicksburg’s location on the Delta was of strategic importance during the Civil War. At the National Military Park view a multimedia show recalling that era.

Standard: Quality Inn & Suites Vicksburg

Select: Holiday Inn Vicksburg South

Day 7 Lafayette

When expelled from Nova Scotia by the British in the 1700’s, French Acadian farmers settled in this area, known as Acadiana. Their descendents, the Cajuns, still speak a French dialect and observe the traditions of their ancestors. Lafayette is surrounded by attractions and historic villages, including Vermilionville and Avery Island.

Standard: Comfort Inn Lafayette

Select: Juliet Hotel

Day 8 New Orleans

Head for the “Big Easy”, home to jazz and Bourbon Street, where the party never stops! Explore this marvelous city, which retains the flavor of the French and Spanish cultures which founded it. See Jackson Square, Royal Street and then take an afternoon or evening cruise on a steamboat, before trying some Cajun or Creole cuisine.

Standard: Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome

Select: Bienville House

Day 9 New Orleans

Day at leisure in New Orleans

Standard: Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome

Select: Bienville House

Day 10 Montgomery

In Alabama’s historic capital visit the dramatic Civil Rights Memorial inscribed with Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech “I have a dream” and the names of many who gave their lives for freedom.

Standard: Holiday Inn Express Montgomery

Select: Embassy Suites Montgomery

Day 11 Savannah

Travel to romantic Savannah. Explore the restored waterfront, where historic cotton warehouses and brokerages house specialty shops and restaurants. Many historic homes are open for touring.

Standard: Best Western Plus Savannah

Select: Holiday Inn Express Savannah

Day 12 Savannah

Day at leisure in Savannah

Standard: Best Western Plus Savannah

Select: Holiday Inn Express Savannah

Day 13 Charleston

Charleston has miles of restored historic structures. Stroll through the gorgeous flora and fauna at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens; take a cruise to Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. Visit one of the magnificent plantations nearby, walk or bicycle through over 500 acres of wildlife trails.

Standard: Holiday Inn Riverview

Select: Francis Marion Hotel

Day 14 Charleston

Day at leisure in Charleston

Standard: Holiday Inn Riverview

Select: Francis Marion Hotel

Day 15 Atlanta

Enjoy the route to Atlanta and your homeward flight.

Day 16 Arrive home

What's Included

  • Return transatlantic flight
  • Hotel accommodation for 14 nights as shown or of a similar standard
  • Car hire for the duration of the trip including fully inclusive insurance
  • Fly-drive guide book with vouchers delivered to your first hotel

What's Not Included

  • Hotel car parking charges
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