GEONT TOURS - американский туроператор, принимаюшая компания в США, Канаде, странах Латинской Америки и Карибского региона.
GEONT TOURS представляет англоязычный групповой сборный тур "Southern Wonders".
Southern Wonders, 11 days/ 10 nights
Atlanta - Savannah - Charleston - Boone Hall Plantation - Great Smoky Mountains - Chattanooga - Jack Daniel's Distillery - Nashville - Memphis - Graceland - Clarksdale - Natchez - Baton Rouge - Lafayette - Avery Island/Tobasco - New Orleans
Departure Time - 07:30AM, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Downtown
|Booking date: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019||Single||Double||Triple||Quad||Child*||Breakfast|
|Child* - child prices apply to children 8 - 16. Children under 8 are not accepted on this tour.
Breakfast (additional cost) = Continental Breakfast for 1 person
The rate is per person based on appropriate placement
|Day 1.||Atlanta - Savannah, (248 miles/399 km)
Morning sightseeing tour of Atlanta which is not only the most cosmopolitan city of the South, but also its economic hub with large companies such as CNN and Coca Cola headquartered here. The city is also former home and burial place of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. In the afternoon departure to the charming seaport of Savannah, known for its architecture and restored historic city center.
|Day 2.||Savannah - Charleston, (107 m/172 km)
Start the day with a trolley tour of the historic district of Savannah to explore its old-world appeal. In early afternoon head north to Charleston, one of oldest and most hospitable cities in the United States and renowned for its southern charm. The city grew prosperous through the slave and cotton trade until the Civil War erupted on 21 April 1865 in the harbor of Charleston when fire was opened on Fort Sumter. Learn more about its rich history during a city tour upon arrival.
|Day 3.||Charleston - Asheville, (270 m/434 km)|
Morning visit of Boone Hall Plantation just outside of Charleston. The stately “Avenue of Oaks” leads to the Colonial Revival plantation house, one of the few plantation estates that still has original slave cabins. Afterwards head inland to North Carolina for an afternoon arrival in Asheville, gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
|Day 4.||Asheville - Great Smoky Mountains - Chattanooga, (225 m/362 km)
Today, travel along the final few miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway into the Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation. This reservation is located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the United States and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a short stop in Cherokee, take in the scenery of the “Smokies” and cross over into Tennessee at the Newfound Gap at an elevation of 5,048 feet. Continue via Sevierville, place of birth of Dolly Parton, and Knoxville to Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
|Day 5.||Chattanooga - Lynchburg - Nashville, (170 m/273 km)
From Chattanooga head northwest to Lynchburg for a visit of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s distillery which oddly enough is located in a dry county. After being introduced into the art of distilling Tennessee whiskey, continue north to the capital of Tennessee, Nashville. As the epicenter of country music, it is often referred to as Music City USA. Take in an orientation tour of this rapidly developing city before arriving at the hotel.
|Day 6.||Nashville - Memphis, (215 m/346 km)
This morning depart for Memphis, known for Mississippi Delta Blues and cotton. A city tour upon arrival will include Beale Street, the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as well as a factory tour of a guitar workshop. A trip to Memphis would also not be complete without a visit to Graceland, the opulent mansion of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.
|Day 7.||Memphis - Clarksdale - Natchez, (215 m/346 km)
Today, travel south into the Mississippi Delta and stop at Clarksdale which is said to be the original birthplace of blues music. It is here at the crossroads of highways 61 and 49 that Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his amazing guitar talent. In the afternoon, follow Blues Highway 61 to end up in historic Natchez, a bustling port during the heyday of the cotton trade.
|Day 8.||Natchez - Baton Rouge - Lafayette, (147 m/236 km)
Start the day with a visit to an antebellum mansion in Natchez. Afterwards continue further south for a stop in Baton Rouge, capital of Louisiana. In the afternoon venture into the heart of Cajun Country as you make your way to Lafayette for a visit to Vermilionville. This living history museum preserves and represents the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole cultures.
|Day 9.||Lafayette - Avery Island - New Orleans, (190 m/306 km)
First stop this morning will be on Avery Island for a tour of the Tobasco pepper sauce factory. Then continue towards the Mississippi River and follow the River Road in the direction of New Orleans. A visit will be made to one of the ornate plantations along this winding road. Arrival into the Big Easy is scheduled for early afternoon. Here European, Caribbean, native American and African cultures have been blended together to form one of the most colorful and vibrant cities of the United States.
|Day 10.||New Orleans
Today is a day of leisure to explore the French Quarter and to take in the many architectural, musical and gastronomical delights New Orleans has to offer. Or why not join an optional jazz brunch or swamp tour?
|Day 11.||New Orleans - Atlanta, (470 m/756 km)
On this final day, leave the banks of the Mississippi River and the shores of Lake Pontchartrain behind to journey northwest through the state of Alabama to arrive in Atlanta in early evening.
INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:
- Accommodation for 10 nights, including taxes and porterage
- Air–conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour
- Orientation tour of Atlanta, Charleston, Nashville and Memphis
- Walking tour of Savannah
- Admissions to: Boone Hall Plantation, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Graceland, Vermilionville, Tobasco factory tour, Oak Alley Plantation, all National Parks
- DAY 1: Savannah - Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District
- DAY 2: Charleston – Holiday Inn Riverview Charleston
- Day 3: Asheville - Holiday Inn Biltmore East
- Day 4: Chattanooga - Chattanooga Choo Choo
- Day 5: Nashville – Gaylord Opryland or Millennium Maxwell House
- Day 6: Memphis - Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis
- Day 7: Natchez – Holiday Inn Express & Suites Natchez South
- DAY 8: Lafayette - DoubleTree Lafayette
- DAY 9: New Orleans - Dauphine Orleans Hotel
- DAY 10: New Orleans - Dauphine Orleans Hotel
THE EXTRAS (additional cost):
- BREAKFAST (10 meals to daily Continental Breakfast)
- Swamp tour
- Dinner Cruise
- Jazz brunch in New Orleans