View the historic houses in Charleston, explore the dark and mysterious side of Savannah, get into the country groove in Nashville, learn about the Blues in Memphis, eat Cajun and party on Bourbon Street
There aren’t many places in the US—or the world, frankly—that can match the Deep South for charm, character and quirkiness. This 9-day trip pulls back the curtain on this unique part of the country by way of groovy Charleston, cosmopolitan Atlanta, sultry Savannah, the Elvis mecca of Memphis and other hotspots while serving up heaping helpings of colonial estates, Cajun cuisine, country music, whiskey and fun. It’s different down here. Way different. Come on down and git yer drawl on, y’all.
- Charleston, South Carolina orientation walk. Southern cooking class with lunch. Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district walk (Savannah, Georgia). Atlanta orientation walk. Jack Daniels Distillery tour (Lynchburg, Tennessee). Southern barbecue dinner (Memphis). Coffee and beignets breakfast at Café du Monde (New Orleans). Daily suggestions for regional cuisine at local hot spots and dives. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
- 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD300-350 for meals not included.)
- Hotels (8 nts).
- Air-con private touring van, walking
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
- Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10
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Day 1 Charleston, SC
Arrive at any time to Charleston, South Carolina.
Day 2 Charleston (1L)
Enjoy a morning orientation walk of Charleston. In the afternoon, take part in a local "low country" cooking class with included lunch. Opt to take a historic house tour, visit the Charleston City Market or Folly Beach.
Day 3 Savannah
Head south to Savannah, Georgia. Enjoy a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah with your CEO. Opt to try one of the local favourites for dinner.
Day 4 Atlanta
Drive to Atlanta, the capital of Georgia and home of Coca-Cola. Options include a tour of the factory or visiting some of the Martin Luther King Jr sights. More excellent options for local food here like a true American diner from the 1920's, The Varsity.
Day 5 Nashville
On the way to Nashville, Tennessee, stop in Lynchburg for a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery and opt for a sample or two. Later, try out line dancing at the Wild Horse Saloon in this country music capital.
Day 6 Memphis (1D)
Travel west to Memphis, home of Graceland, Sun Studios and the National Civil Rights Museum. Opt to tour Elvis' home and enjoy an included Southern barbecue dinner.
Days 7-8 New Orleans (1B)
Cross the border to Louisiana and drive straight to the Bayou. Opt to explore Bourbon St and the French Quarter and try some authentic Cajun food for dinner. Day 8 is a free day to explore this city and surrounding area. Start the morning with beignets and coffee at Café du Monde before checking out some optional activities like a swamp tour, a ghost tour or a Creole cooking class.
Day 9 New Orleans
Depart at any time.
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