Southern Explorer

from€2979
for 13 nights

Forests, swamps and bayous, combined with high mountain peaks, exciting Cajun-style cities and the laid-back relaxation of South Florida make this a very well-rounded tour.

What's Included
  • Flight Dublin to New York with Aer Lingus
  • Transfers on luxury coaches throughout
  • 12 nights accommodation, staying in centrally located hotels
  • Room only basis
  • Tours each day, outlined in the itinerary
  • Daily Excursions
  • Services of guide and local representatives
  • Flight from Miami to Dublin with Aer Lingus
  • One 20kg check in bag per person
  • Taxes and charges of €180
Prices
Dates Price
26 Jul 2019 €2979 Book Now
09 Aug 2019 €2979 Book Now
23 Aug 2019 €2979 Book Now
06 Sep 2019 €3129 Book Now
20 Sep 2019 €3129 Book Now
27 Sep 2019 €3129 Book Now
04 Oct 2019 €3129 Book Now
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Booking Remarks
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Single room supplement €610
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 York, United States of America.

Arrive in New York City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your ATI Tour Director in the evening.

Day 2

New York, United States of America.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Washington D.C, United States of America.

Transfer from New York to Washington, D.C. via Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, where you will stop to see Independence Mall and Liberty Bell.

Day 3

Washington D.C, United States of America.

Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or stroll the banks of the Potomac River.

Day 4

Washington D.C, United States of America.

Williamsburg, Virginia

Roanoke, Virginia

Depart this morning for Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. Walk along the Duke of Gloucester Street to visit some of the impressive public buildings, colonial houses and the College of William and Mary (admissions not included).

Day 5

Roanoke, Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Travel along portions of Blue Ridge Parkway before an afternoon arrival in Gatlinburg nicknamed the “Heart of the Smokies”.

Day 6

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains

Nashville, Tennessee

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stop at the Mountain Farm and Museum to explore the life of an Appalachian farmer. Continue through Knoxville to Nashville, capital of Tennessee and home to country music. Bring your boots and join your fellow travellers at the Wild Horse Salon, where you can kick up your heels and give line dancing a go (optional).

Day 7

Nashville, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

Travel across the countryside and arrive in Memphis, the city known for blues music, cotton and home of Sun Records. Take a city tour including Beale Street, the heart of the blues music scene. This afternoon, fans of “The King of Rock and Roll” have the opportunity to tour Graceland, former home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Day 8

Memphis, Tennessee

Jackson, Mississippi

New Orleans, Louisiana

Today’s tour takes you to Mississippi, the Magnolia State. Pass through Jackson, the state capital, and continue to Louisiana and New Orleans, the home of the infamous Mardi Gras celebrations. Tonight, immerse yourself in Creole culture on board an authentic Mississippi Riverboat dinner cruise and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band (optional).

Day 9

New Orleans, Louisiana

A full day at leisure to take in the French flavour and grandeur of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow cobblestone streets. Stand atop one of the infamous New Orleans levees and gain the perspective of how these unique feats of architecture guard the city.

Day 10

New Orleans, Louisiana

Pensacola, Florida

Travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Mobile, AL to the city of Pensacola. Visit one of the top 10 rose gardens in America at the Bellingrath Home (admission included). While visiting Pensacola Beach, walk along side the swaying sea oats, dipping your toes in the warm waters of the emerald green Gulf of Mexico.

Day 11

Pensacola, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Travel along the Florida panhandle to Ocala, known for thoroughbred horse ranches. Continue through central Florida, heart of America’s citrus industry, and on to Orlando for an evening arrival at your hotel.

Day 12

Orlando, Florida

Day at leisure. Revitalise by the pool, take a hot air balloon flight or visit one of Orlando’s attractions, such as Disney World, Sea World, or Universal Studios (admissions not included).

Day 13

Orlando, Florida

Visit Kennedy Space Centre, home of America’s space program (admission included). Continue to the cultural melting pot of Miami Beach.

Day 14

Miami, Florida

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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