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Enjoy the sights and sounds of the South on this wondrous vacation 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 Graceland, 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 streetcars, stately mansions, and French Quarter. You’ll visit a pre-Civil War home in Natchez, which features fine collections of period furniture and paintings. In Atlanta, you’ll stop at the grave and eternal flame dedicated to preserving the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. A trolley tour in Savannah highlights many attractions of this historic seaport, including Madison Square, designed in the 1830s. On this southern U.S. tour, you’ll also enjoy seeing the countryside between cities. You’ll drive through the heart of Cajun Country from New Orleans to Baton Rouge and through rural Mississippi from Natchez to Memphis. Between Chattanooga and Atlanta, you’ll drive through Chattanooga National Forest.
Day 1: NEW ORLEANS.
Welcome to New Orleans! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: 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.
Day 4: NEW ORLEANS–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.
Day 5: NATCHEZ–MEMPHIS.
Drive through rural Mississippi to Memphis. On arrival, acquaint yourself with the town during an included orientation tour. (B)
Day 6: MEMPHIS–VISIT TO 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 of delta blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, R & B, and gospel. (B)
Day 7: 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. (B)
Day 8: 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.
Day 9: NASHVILLE–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. Enjoy 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.
Day 10: ATLANTA–SAVANNAH.
Head south through rich, rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah for a 2-night stay. On this afternoon’s 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. (CB)
Day 11: 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. (CB)
Day 12: SAVANNAH–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. (CB)
Day 13: ORLANDO.
Your vacation ends this morning. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the “Sunshine State” further.
Sightseeing & Activities:
Sightseeing with Local Guide
Visit Pre Civil War Home
Orientation tour; guided audio tour of Graceland
Reserved seating at Grand Ole Opry; tour RCA Studio B; Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Country Music Hall of Fame
Guided trolley tour
Orientation tourPrivate, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.
3 breakfasts, 3 continental breakfasts
Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.
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Overall, we enjoyed this tour a lot. Our guide, Melanie was outstanding and made the tour very enjoyable from the moment we met her. Ditto to our driver, Sam, who made us feel safe with him at the wheel. We both were disappointed with the short tour we had in New Orleans the day after we arrived. The guide on the bus was great, but, was only given 2 3/4 hrs. to show us the area and talk about the different landmarks we passed! Needless to say, this was a big disappointment since we always had full day tours on the other Cosmos trips we've taken. Also, it was more mandatory than optional when it came to taking the "Optional Tours!" If we hadn't booked them we were basically on our own to find things to do. Never had that with our other tours! Was disappointed that no transportation was provided to take us to our first "Optional Tour" in New Orleans the evening we went on the dinner & river cruise. We had to walk from the hotel to the harbor and afterwards, walk back to the hotel. Again, never experienced that with the other Cosmos tours. At Graceland, since that was included as part of the tour, so should the museums have been as well. Thought it quite petty to make it an "optional tour" when we were there already!!!
I was not informed that I had to tip both the driver and the tour guide . The recommendation for the tip was large and something I could not afford, yet It was highly recommended that I complete this.. I would NOT recommend this tour to any vegetarian/vegan as there is a lack of good quality food, and limited (if at all) vegetarian options).. I ended up quite sick from lack of good quality food. Aga( the woman whom I booked the tour with) told me I would get vegetarian food on my trip. Well it was limited and un healthy
The Trip through Old South Florida was wonderful the hotels were 4 Star clean and comfortable. From the great food and rich history of New Orleans, to Memphis being able to walk on the same spot of some of the great singers and songwriter through the recording studio listening to sounds of the past on Beale Street and visiting the home of Elvis & Dr. Martin Luther King was surreal. Nashville was our all time favorite, the music the city and seeing Brad Paisley, Cassie Pope, and Chris Young being inducted in the Grand Old Opry. Savannah was a city that everyone should see so much to do and see the trolley ghost tour was fun, bicycle bar, sitting the roof top bar watching the sunset and the big ship go by, or just sitting in the park were the made the movie Forrest Gump. Or touring the Victorian home were there made the movie the Good And Evil, St Augustine was fun make sure you don\'t miss the Fort they have reenactment everyday shoot off the cannon. And of course Orlando is for big kids too even through it felt strange to be without our kids, we visited Disney Springs and Epcot rode the rides and the visited countries they had the food and wine festival while we were there. Fun Times. But best of all a big thank you and shout out to our tour director for going above and beyond her duties to make sure that all 42 guest were taken care and had a wonderful time. She even had our transfer done and printed or boarding passes for flight home. Thanks for the memories we will never forget you. SO PUT YOUR WALKING SHOES ON AND GET READY FOR A FUN AND EXCITING ADVENTURE. October 25, 2017 from New Jersey
Good trip. Tour Manager was very good
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