Highlights of the Deep South

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  • Duration
    9
    Days
  • Service
    Standard
  • Difficulty
    Easy
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Highlights

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-style food and party on Bourbon Street

Tour description provided by G Adventures

There aren’t many places in the US – or the world, frankly – that can match the Deep South for charm, character, and quirkiness. This nine-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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Charleston
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Charleston (1L)
Enjoy a morning orientation walk of Charleston. In the afternoon, take part in a "low country" cooking demo with included lunch. Opt to take a historic house tour, visit the Charleston City Market or Folly Beach. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Southern Cooking Demonstration with Lunch
Day 3 Charleston/Savannah
Head south to Savannah, Georgia. Enjoy a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah with the CEO. Opt to try one of the local favourites for dinner. Included Activities: Bonaventure Cemetery and Historic District Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)
Day 4 Savannah/Atlanta
Opt to see an Atlanta Braves baseball game (when the team is in town). Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.50 hours)
Day 5 Atlanta/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, head out for live music and cowboy nightlife in this country music capital. Included Activities: Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Day 6 Nashville/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. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 7 Memphis/New Orleans
Cross the border into Louisiana and drive straight to the Bayou. Opt to explore Bourbon St and the French Quarter and try some authentic Cajun food for dinner. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
Day 8 New Orleans (1B)
Enjoy 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. Included Activities: Breakfast at Café du Monde
Day 9 New Orleans
Depart at any time.