Romantic Trails of the South

from€2169
for 6 nights

Discover the Romantic Trails of the South of America on this 6-night tour, as you take in Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, and more. The South has long been romanticized. Enjoy seven days on this lovely tour and see for yourself just how romantic the South can be!

What's Included
  • Flight Dublin to New Orleans (Indirect)
  • Transfers on luxury coaches throughout
  • 6 nights accommodation, staying in centrally located hotels
  • Room only basis
  • Tours each day, outlined in the itinerary
  • Daily Excursions
  • Flight Atlanta to Dublin (Indirect)
  • Services of guide and local representatives
  • One 20kg check in bag per person
  • Taxes and charges of €180
Prices
Dates Price
06 Sep 2019 €2169 Book Now
20 Sep 2019 €2169 Book Now
04 Oct 2019 €2169 Book Now
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Booking Remarks
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Single room supplement €470
Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
Full payment due on confirmation
Optional Insurance available (call for details)
Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price
Itinerary
Day 1

New Orleans, Louisiana

Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana’s most important port city. People from all over the world have been arriving in New Orleans since the Sieur de Bienville laid out the city’s streets in 1718. The city today is a unique blend of Spanish, French, Caribbean, African and Anglo-Saxon influences. This is obvious in the food, architecture and of course, the music. Your ATI Tour Director will be available to you in the evening to plan your stay in this charming and bustling city.

Day 2

New Orleans, Louisiana

The day is yours to immerse yourself in the charm and excitement of one of America’s most unique cities. Your ATI Tour Director will assist you with planning the day’s activities. Perhaps start the day with an early morning optional taking you to a famous Louisiana Plantation followed by a Jazz Brunch in the Quarter. Enjoy window shopping along Royal Street’s art galleries, or while away the day lazily sipping coffee in the Cafe Du Monde. Take a stroll along the Mississippi River or ride the St. Charles street car through the Garden District, an area known for its magnificent architecture.

Day 3

New Orleans, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Natchez, Mississippi

Today you will enter the state of Mississippi as you travel towards Natchez. Every year thousands of people come to Natchez for the pilgrimages that offer visits to the many Antebellum homes in the area. The gracious citizens open their homes, which have been lovingly restored so that visitors can get a glimpse of the southern prosperous life. The town itself is a great example of late 19th-century architecture. Enjoy a stroll through town and peek into the charming shops.

Day 4

Natchez, Mississippi

Memphis, Tennessee

Leave Natchez and drive on to Memphis. As a large river port, it was one of the most important links in the cotton trade before the Civil War. Memphis is also known as the “Home of the Blues.” It was here that W.C. Handy first played his Memphis Blues and many other tunes that earned him the reputation of “Father of the Blues”. A brief city tour will take you to the city’s liveliest street, Beale Street, where the Blues and other types of music are played nightly in almost a dozen clubs. Travel along historic Front Street, known as Cotton Row in the days when cotton traders and merchants conducted business here. Look across the Mississippi River to Arkansas as Hernando de Soto did in 1541, as the first European to see the Big River. Of course, no visit to Memphis would be complete without a visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Day 5

Memphis, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Today you will continue on to Nashville, known as the capital of country music. The city earned its title with the first airing of the WSM Barn Dance radio program, the forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry. The renovated Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, once the home of the Grand Ole Opry, the studios near Music Row, and Opryland itself attest to Nashville’s reputation as the most important city in country music.

Day 6

Nashville, Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Atlanta, Georgia

Leaving Music City, we head to Chattanooga, home to the famous Choo Choo and which has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. You will have an opportunity for lunch here (optional). Our trails lead us to Atlanta, Georgia via Roswell, home to Bulloch Hall, one of the outstanding plantation homes of the area (admission included).

Day 7

Atlanta, Georgia

Your  Tour Director will be available to assist you in arranging individual transfers to Atlanta International Airport or with sightseeing recommendations for the day should you want to enjoy this great city further. We hope you have had a memorable journey and look forward to the opportunity to host your next visit to America.

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