Classic: Highlights of the Deep South (NUOO)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 14, avg 10
Meals Included: 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
View 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
There aren't many places in the US - or the world, frankly - that can match the Deep South for charm, character, and quirkiness. This 12-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.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 12 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||New Orleans||Day 1 New Orleans|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Birmingham||Day 2 New Orleans/Birmingham|
Drive through the Deep South en route to Birmingham. Visit the countrys largest civil rights museum to learn about the racial integration movement in the US. Included Activities: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 550km)
|Day 3||Savannah||Day 3 Birmingham/Savannah|
Head to historic Savannah. Opt for a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah, or stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss. Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 4||Savannah||Day 4 Savannah|
Enjoy a free day, and opt to check out City Market for local restaurants and art, visit the maritime museum, or stroll the grounds of a historic plantation.
|Day 5||Charleston||Day 5 Savannah/Charleston|
Enjoy an orientation walk of Charleston. Opt to take a historic house tour, visit the Charleston City Market, or Folly Beach. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 160km)
|Day 6||Charleston||Day 6 Charleston|
Explore Charleston on a free day. Opt to stroll the picturesque Battery neighbourhood, visit sites that date back to the Civil War, or take a boat tour around Charleston Harbor.
|Day 7||Atlanta||Day 7 Charleston/Atlanta|
Opt to see an Atlanta Braves baseball game (when the team is in town). Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 8||Nashville||Day 8 Atlanta/Nashville|
On the way to Nashville, Tennessee, stop in Lynchburg and opt for a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery. Later, head out for live music and cowboy nightlife in this country music capital. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
|Day 9||Memphis||Day 9 Nashville/Memphis (1D)|
Travel west to Memphis, Tennessee. Enjoy an included Southern barbecue dinner, then opt to catch some live music on Beale Street, where the blues was born. Included Activities: Southern BBQ Dinner Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
|Day 10||Memphis||Day 10 Memphis|
Take advantage of a free day in Memphis. Opt to tour Elvis home, Graceland; check out the birthplace of rock n roll, Sun Studios; or tour the National Civil Rights Museum.
|Day 11||New Orleans||Day 11 Memphis/New Orleans|
Cross the border into Louisiana and drive straight to the Bayou. Opt to explore the French Quarter and try some authentic Cajun food for dinner. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 12||New Orleans||Day 12 New Orleans|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.