Spirit of the South Summer 2019

Spirit of the South Summer 2019


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Please note that vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. Europe - excludes all Eastern Mediterranean vacations except the Greek Island Hopper, the Best of Greece (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Autumn, Winter and Spring Europe - excludes Real Britain, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Asia - excludes Highlights of China and the Yangtze, and China Tibet and the Yangtze.

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Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.

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Triple room reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedroom with an extra bed, which may be a roll-away. Discount may not apply to all itineraries, countries, regions or travel types, ask your travel consultant for full details. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Please note that there is no guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If you are unable to be matched, you will be provided a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean vacations - with the exception of Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Not applicable to Hidden Journeys, Israel, vacations with trains, Greek Island Hopper, Solo Traveler Discount and extra nights’ accommodations. Discount is combinable with Triple room and Young Traveler discounts. Discount limited to one group per coach.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Trace Tennessee's jazz and juke joints and the bourbon and bluegrass plains of Kentucky horse-racing country along this Deep South musical meander to The Big Easy.

Day 1 - Arrive Atlanta
Immerse yourself in the elegance and style of the South. Your interlude with Dixieland begins in its capital, Atlanta. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Sheraton Atlanta
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Atlanta --- Asheville
Gain a deeper understanding of the inner workings of the world'''s first 24-hour news channel during a Behind-the-Scenes tour ''' a snapshot that will delight your inner news hound. See Atlanta'''s most prized highlights afterward.Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Renaissance Asheville
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 3 - Asheville --- Great Smoky Mountains National Park --- Gatlinburg (2 Nights)
Explore the elegance of yesteryear, starting your day with a self-guided visit to the Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned home in America and former luxurious homestead of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Stroll through acres of landscaped gardens and gain insight into the lives of a great family once considered American Royalty. We continue to the iconic UNESCO-listed Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stop at the Sugarlands Visitor Center and explore 19th century wilderness settlement life. We'''ll also visit the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then travel through the centre of the park. We overnight in Gatlinburg.Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: The Park Vista ''' a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 4 - Gatlinburg
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the beautiful natural landscapes of the Smoky Mountains, so named for the "smoky" mist of blue haze that surrounds these peaks. Consider a visit to Dollywood, owned by country music legend Dolly Parton and embark on an evening of invigorating fun, stampeding at Dolly Parton's famous Dinner Attraction.'''Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 5 - Gatlinburg --- Cumberland Gap --- Lexington
Follow in the footsteps of brave pioneers who travelled through the Cumberland Gap into the West and into Kentucky'''s wilderness. Delve into the equestrian heritage of this Bluegrass city in Lexington, at the '''Horse Capital of the World.''' Visit the Kentucky Horse Park or explore the International Museum of the Horse, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Lexington
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 6 - Lexington --- Louisville (2 Nights)
Dive into Culture today, saddling up for a soulful encounter with the equine residents of a local horse retirement farm, where you'''ll Make a Difference by contributing to the dignified retirement of thoroughbreds whose careers have come to an end. We continue along the Bourbon Trail to Buffalo Trace Distillery, the world's most award-winning distillery, for an insider's look into the behind-the-scenes work that goes into crafting truly great bourbon. You'll witness first-hand the entire process that goes into distilling Kentucky'''s golden liquid ''' from grain delivery to the cooking process, fermentation and, of course and distillation. Enjoy a taste of the final product before journeying through Bluegrass country to Louisville. This evening, we Connect with a Local, and enjoy a hosted Be My Guest dinner at the Muhammad Ali Center with a local guest.Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Louisville
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 7 - Louisville Sightseeing
Visit the home of the celebrated Kentucky Derby, hosted at Churchill Downs race-trek since 1875. Fell the thrill of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" as you explore the Kentucky Derby Museum, then enjoy an afternoon at leisure. This evening, we tuck into a traditional Kentucky Regional Meal, followed by some foot-stomping festive fun.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal

Day 8 - Louisville --- Bowling Green --- Nashville (3 Nights)
Satisfy the petrol-head in you with a visit to Bowling Green's National Corvette Museum where you can admire the sleek lines and engineering feats of this all-American sports car. Leave your need for speed behind and continue south into Tennessee, arriving in Nashville this afternoon to meet your new travel companions.Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Renaissance Nashville
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 9 - Nashville Sightseeing
Tune into the intoxicating sights and sounds of Music City this morning. Find your rhythm as your Dive into Culture at RCA's Studio B and gain insights into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of Cash tunes with Johnny and June's granddaughter (or another family member). We'll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and explore the collection of memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams and Garth Brooks. Later, embark on a your choice sightseeing experience, exploring the Johnny Cash Museum or enjoy a tour of the Ryman Auditorium.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 10 - Nashville At Leisure and Sightseeing
Write your own song of the South on a full day at leisure before heading to the Grand Ole Opry, the home of American music since 1925. Take an optional walk in the footsteps of country music's superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous. Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 11 - Nashville --- Memphis (2 Nights)
From country to blues, we head for the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll on Beale Street, where we'll meet a musician and Local Specialist to learn about the musical heritage of Memphis. Our final stop today is the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was gunned down. Perhaps visit the National Civil Rights Museum, home to the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. This evening is free.Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Memphis Downtown
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 12 - Graceland Excursion
Our first stop is Sun Studios, which sought to capture the raw energy of Beale Street in the very first Rock 'n' Roll single recorded in 1951. Visit Graceland and worship at the altar of the King of Rock 'n Roll, paying tribute to a man who changed the face of American popular music and culture. Tonight, embark on a'''your choice dining '''experience choosing from a selection of local eateries.Full Breakfast, Your Choice Dining
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Your Choice Dining

Day 13 - Memphis --- Natchez
Kick off this morning's musical interlude at the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum before heading to Natchez. Connect with Locals at a 1850s private residence of Joe Stone, who performs on his 1903 Steinway grand piano. We head to the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons chef, with whom we'll enjoy a traditional four-course Deep South dinner.Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Natchez Grand
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 14 - Natchez --- Oak Alley --- New Orleans (3 Nights)
Dive into Culture at Frogmore Plantation and Gins to discover the Mississippi Delta's cotton plantation heritage. We continue through the Louisiana countryside to Oak Alley Plantation where the spicy scents of Creole cuisine will linger long after our visit to the New Orleans School of Cooking comes to an end. Enjoy a fun cooking demonstration before indulging in a Regional Meal of Creole cuisine.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Accommodation: Sheraton New Orleans
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal

Day 15 - New Orleans Sightseeing and At Leisure
Trace the cosmopolitan history of one of America's oldest cities with a Local Specialist, stopping at City Park and one of the famous above-ground cemeteries. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring New Orleans. This evening, consider an optional jazz cruise on the Mississippi River.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 16 - New Orleans At Leisure
Today is yours to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Easy. Take an optional boat trip into the Louisiana swamps or explore the streets of the French Quarter and sample the city's cuisine, which Mark Twain once described "as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin". This evening, join new friends for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of Two Sisters.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner

Day 17 - Depart New Orleans
Your unforgettable encounter through America's South at its end, we take a transfer to New Orleans International Airport or consider extending your stay in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Memphis, New Orleans
  • Orientation of Atlanta, Asheville and Nashville
  • Visit CNN Studios, Biltmore Estate, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Kentucky Horse Park or International Museum of the Horse, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby Museum, Corvette Musuem, RCA's Studio B, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Graceland, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Oak Alley Plantation, Frogmore Plantation, Cumberland Gap, Grand Ole Opry and Sun Studios

Dining Highlights

  • 16 full breakfasts
  • 8 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


Note: AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for Trafalgar. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. Please call us toll free at 1-800-935-2620 to confirm availability and current pricing on all our discounted specials. The prices on this website are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Some land prices may include an internal air component and discounts will not be offered on the internal air component. Discounts will not be offered on packages with a land price of less than $500.

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