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The Rhythm of Reflection: The Southern U.S. By Design 2024

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Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to New Orleans! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

  2. Day 2
    NEW ORLEANS City sightseeing with Local Guide this morning.
    YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

    DELVE: Homefront Heroes
    Explore the National World War II Museum in downtown New Orleans.

    SAIL: Rollin' On the River
    Take a 2-hour cruise aboard the last authentic Steamboat sailing the Mighty Mississippi River on The Steamboat Natchez.

    FLOAT: Loved Bayou
    Float through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana with a seasoned Airboat pilot to spot alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds. ***This excursion must be pre-booked.


    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    WAVELAND Visit the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum
    BAY OF ST. LOUIS Free time
    BILOXI Afternoon sightseeing includes a guided tour of Jefferson Davis’ home and presidential library, Beauvoir. This evening, enjoy dinner at one of Biloxi’s most popular and historic restaurants. (B,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    MONROEVILLE Sightseeing in the hometown of authors Truman Capote and Harper Lee includes the Old Courthouse Museum in the “Literary Capital of Alabama.” Learn how Monroeville served as the inspiration for Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer-Prize-winning “To Kill a Mockingbird,” examining the historical prejudice of the deep South and loosely based on the life of the author’s father—a state legislator and county lawyer who defended two black men accused of murdering a white storekeeper.
    MONTGOMERY Free time this evening. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    MONTGOMERY The capital of Alabama, Montgomery plays an important role in history in the fight for voting rights, with the Alabama State Capitol Building having served as the ending point of the third march for voting rights from Selma. See the sights with a Local Guide this morning, including the State Capitol Building, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, the Civil Rights Memorial, and the Rosa Parks Museum. Take a docent-led tour of the courthouse where Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr. first legalized the desegregation of buses in 1956 and ruled the march from Selma was a legal protest to be allowed in 1965 (based on availability). Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

    YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

    STROLL: Memory Lane
    Walk through Old Alabama Town on a guided tour of restored and refurnished 19th- and 20th-century homes and structures of Montgomery.

    DELVE: Moving Memorials
    Get a deeper understanding of America's Civil Rights Movement with a visit to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum.

    CLAP: Hey, Good Lookin'
    Visit the Hank Williams Museum on a guided tour for a glimpse into this country-music legend's life and legacy.

    Free time this evening. (B,L)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  6. Day 6
    MONTGOMERY Travel the National Historic Trail of 1966 between Montgomery and Selma, which served as the route of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1965 Voting Rights March.
    SELMA Walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge—a National Historic Landmark and site of the infamous “Bloody Sunday”—where over 600 non-violent marchers, led by the late Freedom Rider and Congressional Representative John Lewis, were brutally attacked by police while attempting to cross the bridge.
    BIRMINGHAM Visit Kelly Ingram Park and see the 16th Street Baptist Church, a famous Civil Rights landmark.
    FLORENCE (MUSCLE SHOALS) Free time this evening.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    FLORENCE (MUSCLE SHOALS) Join in a guided sightseeing tour of Florence—“the gem of the South”—and learn about the “Muscle Shoals Sound” produced here since the 1960s with state-of-the-art recording studios for iconic artists and producers. See the old town and the home of W.C. Handy—the “Father of the Blues.” See the original Muscle Shoals Sound Studios building and tour the Alabama Music Hall of Fame with a docent. Enjoy free time this afternoon.
    YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

    GAZE: Symmetry in Motion
    Visit the Rosenbaum House on a guided tour of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

    DELVE: A Miracle in the Making
    Take a guided tour of Helen Keller's home and setting for her autobiography-turned-film, "The Miracle Worker."

    CLAP: Laying Down Tracks
    Tour the Florence Alabama Music Enterprise (FAME) with a guide. See where Rick Hall created a blend of Southern soul music, which became hailed as The Muscle Shoals Sound.

    Farewell dinner featuring live music. (B,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    FLORENCE This morning, depart for Nashville and enjoy a sightseeing tour, including Centennial Park with its full-size replica of Athens’ Parthenon, the recording studios of Music Row, and famous Honky Tonk Row. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Nashville and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast

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We encourage all guests to prebook their YourChoice Excursions to ensure your preference is available. YourChoice Excursions booked on-tour are subject to availability and vendor terms.
Breakfast Daily, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners

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Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

New Orleans: Sheraton New Orleans
Located on historic Canal Street just steps from the French Quarter, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a short walk from Bourbon Street, the Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, Riverwalk Marketplace and the assortment of renowned restaurants, boutiques, and live music clubs. The hotel has an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, business center, gift shop, concierge service, Internet access, restaurant, lounge, and room service.
500 Canal St
New Orleans LA, United States
Biloxi: Doubletree by Hilton Biloxi
The 19th-century Biloxi Lighthouse is a 10-minute walk from the DoubleTree by Hilton and is located 400 feet from The Loop promenade. They provide views from our patio and an outdoor saltwater pool. Upon arriving, indulge on a famous chocolate chip cookie.
940, Beach Blvd
Biloxi MS, United States
Florence: Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa
Boasting an unbeatable location in Muscle Shoals, Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa is within walking distance of the Tennessee River, Veterans Memorial Park, and River Heritage Park. The hotel features stylish guestrooms, on-site spa, room service, on-site restaurant and bar, indoor and outdoor pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
10, Hightower Place
Florence AL, United States
Nashville: Gaylord Opryland Resort
This premier Opryland hotel offers guests an unforgettable getaway with all the excitement and energy of the Music City under one spectacular roof. There isn't a shortage of things to do at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, which features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, state of the art fitness center, relaxing spa and salon, and nine acres of lush, indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls.
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville TN, United States

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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.

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