The Old South & Florida - 2022

The Old South & Florida - 2022
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Enjoy the sights and sounds of the South on this wondrous holiday through the heart of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. This southern U.S. tour starts with three nights in New Orleans and ends with one night in Orlando. In between, you’ll stay two nights in Memphis, Nashville, and Savannah, and one night each in Natchez, and Atlanta. You’ll also spend time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital; Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo; and St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. Music fans will be delighted by the included visits to Grace land, the lavish home of Elvis Presley; Studio B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio; the Country Music Hall of Fame, with its rare instruments and glittering costumes; and the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, where you’ll have reserved seating for an unforgettable show. History buffs will enjoy visiting not only St. Augustine, but also the Old World city of New Orleans, with its clanging trams, stately mansions, and French Quarter. You’ll visit a pre-Civil War home in Natchez, which features fine collections of period furniture and paintings

Highlights
  • NASHVILLE Reserved seating at Grand Ole Opry; tour RCA Studio B; Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Country Music Hall of Fame
  • NATCHEZ Visit Pre Civil War Home
  • BATON ROUGE Orientation tour
  • ST. AUGUSTINE Orientation tour.
  • NEW ORLEANS Sightseeing with Local Guide
  • ATLANTA Orientation tour
  • MEMPHIS Orientation tour; guided audio tour of Graceland
  • SAVANNAH Guided trolley tour
Destinations
  • North America
  • North America
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Louisiana
  • Memphis
  • Mississippi
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • Savannah
  • USA
Tour Types
  • Music
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • River Cruise
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • History
  • Photography
  • Museum
  • Sightseeing
  • Flowers and Gardens

Location: New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

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Accommodation Name: Sheraton New Orleans (or similar)

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Location: New Orleans

The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old-World city with a guided tour. First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city’s unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

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Accommodation Name: Sheraton New Orleans (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: New Orleans

A day to explore at your own pace. Stroll through the centuries-old French Quarter or take a carriage ride while listening to tales of voodoo queens and pirates. History enthusiasts can roam through sprawling Victorian mansions and celebrated museums, catching a glimpse of life the way it used to be in the Old South. Tonight, you might like to experience the city’s beauty and romance on a 2-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter.

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Accommodation Name: Sheraton New Orleans (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Baton Rouge, Natchez

Drive through the heart of Cajun Country to Baton Rouge for an orientation tour that features the Governor’s Mansion and the State Capitol. Next, on to elegant Natchez, a thriving port in the golden years of the cotton trade. Visit a gracious Pre-Civil-War home featuring fine collections of period furniture and paintings. In the evening, relax and perhaps sip a refreshing mint julep on our optional dinner.

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Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Natchez (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Memphis

Drive through rural Mississippi to Memphis. On arrival, acquaint yourself with the town during an included orientation tour.

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Accommodation Name: Springhill Suites (or similar)

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Location: Memphis, Graceland

A trip to Memphis would not be complete without visiting Graceland, the palatial home of “The King,” Elvis Presley. Our guided audio tour focuses on the memorial garden and the opulent 15,000-square-foot mansion. Afterward, if you haven’t done so already, get a taste of Memphis with some authentic southern barbecue or visit the National Civil Rights Museum. This evening, you may want to visit Beale Street and explore more of the melting pot that is delta blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, R & B, and gospel.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Springhill Suites (or similar)

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Location: Memphis, Nashville

This morning, leave the “Home of the Blues” as you head for Nashville, the “Capital of Country Music.” Afternoon arrival in Nashville. This evening, you have reserved seating for an unforgettable show at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, a mecca for country musicians since 1925.

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Accommodation Name: The Inn at Opryland, Gaylord Hotel (or similar)

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Location: Nashville

Its association with country music has made the name “Nashville” world famous, but it’s not just music fans who will find this charming Southern city a delight. Start your day with a visit to RCA Studio B, one of the country’s most revered, and Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio. Afterward, sightseeing with a local guide includes the recording studios of Music Row, the State Capitol, and Bicentennial State Park. Then, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold” Cadillac.

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Accommodation Name: The Inn at Opryland, Gaylord Hotel (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Chattanooga, Atlanta

First stop today is Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Then, enter the “Peach State” of Georgia and journey to its fast-growing metropolis, Atlanta, home of 1996 summer Olympics. An orientation tour, followed by a short visit to the grave and eternal flame dedicated to preserving the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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Accommodation Name: Quality Suites Buckhead Village (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Savannah

Head south through rich, rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah for a 2-night stay. On this afternoon’s guided trolley tour, you will see attractions like the City Market, Forsyth Park, Mercer House, Madison Square (where General Sherman concluded his “March to the Sea”), Colonial Park Cemetery, and the world-famous River Street. The evening is free to explore this charming city on your own.

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Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District (or similar)

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Location: Savannah

A day at leisure. Shop on cobblestoned River Street or stroll among the many squares surrounded by elegant homes and gardens. Don’t miss the impressive Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum to learn about Savannah’s important role in maritime history.

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Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: St. Augustine, Orlando

Travel into the “Sunshine State” of Florida, stopping first at St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. You will see the Government House and the Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, on your orientation tour. Then, drive to magical Orlando.

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Accommodation Name: Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando at Sea World (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Orlando

Your vacation ends this morning. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the “Sunshine State” further.

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Meals: ,Breakfast,

Included
  • Meals – Breakfast Only
    -5-Breakfasts
  • Fully Guided
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Accommodation
    -It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Not Included
  • International Travel
    -
  • Tipping and Gratuities
    -

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Start:New Orleans, LA, USA
Finish:Orlando, FL, USA
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Steady pace
Meals:5 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.
Tour operated in: English
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