Best of the South: Atlanta to New Orleans

14 Days | Take a deep dive into American southern culture on the way to New Orleans

4.9 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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This fourteen-day Atlanta to New Orleans tour takes you deep into the heart of America’s past for an indepth look at how it shaped today's movement for human rights. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of famous cities where you’ll dig deeper to learn more about the mansions of Savannah, land which once housed vast cotton plantations, the refined elegance of Charleston and the toe-tapping tunes of Nashville, the heartland of country and western music. If you want to do more than just see the sights, this immersive historic tour is calling your name.

Trip overview

Map of Best Of The South: Atlanta To New Orleans including United States Of America
Start
Atlanta, United States
Finish
New Orleans, United States
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SSKYC
This trip generates 33 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Wander the historic streets of Savannah trying the local food on a walking tour which blends the city’s history with some of its most delicious eats.
  • Learn about Charleston's rich and complex past with a local storyteller and guide and uncover the ‘lost stories’ of Charleston's rich history.
  • Take a guided tour of Bonaventure Cemetery where you'll hear stories of the fascinating people interred here among the live oaks dripping with Spanish moss.
  • Earn your place in the Country Music Hall of Fame as you take part in a recording session with a professional sound engineer at the iconic Studio B in Nashville.
  • Get to know the real New Orleans during a walking tour that celebrates the city’s jazz music heritage
  • It doesn’t get much better than Southern food – learn how to cook a classic New Orleans Cajun feast for a true taste of Louisiana.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, the Cultural Heritage Economic Alliance. Donations help them create inclusive and equitable opportunities for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) tourism businesses.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The South gets mighty steamy in the summertime. Pack appropriately, drink plenty of water and you might even grow to love it. September through to November is hurricane season, so if you’re travelling over this period you should pack a rain jacket and waterproof shoes.
  • You're in the Deep South of the USA, so expect a lot of (delicious) fried food and barbecue. Vegetarians may have fewer options, as a lot of southern cuisine is meat-based.

Itinerary

Map of Best Of The South: Atlanta To New Orleans including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (13 nights)

Activities
  • Atlanta - Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site
  • Atlanta - Atlanta History Centre – Curated private tour
  • Savannah - Bonaventure Cemetery tour
  • Savannah – Walking Food tour
  • Charleston – Black History walking tour with a local guide
  • Asheville - Leader-led walking tour
  • Nashville – Leader led walking tour
  • Nashville - Distillery Tours & Tennessee Hot Chicken Dinner
  • Nashville- Leader-led orientation tour
  • Nashville - Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Nashville - Studio B tour with recording session
  • Memphis - Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Memphis - Graceland, The Home of Elvis Presley
  • Memphis - National Civil Rights Museum
  • New Orleans - Jazz Music Tour
  • New Orleans - Cooking Class
Add on activities
  • Charleston - Food Tour (3 Hours) - USD100
  • Asheville - Biltmore Estate House & Grounds - USD95
  • New Orleans - Jazz Brunch - USD35

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Julie · Traveled May 2024
A great trip filled with history, culture and local food. An easy trip and well organised. A couple of long drives but with stops on the way and some great scenery. A great all round trip to experience some of the southern states. Would definitely recommend the trip.
Review submitted 19 May 2024

caitriona · Traveled May 2024
Fantastic trip and leader, very well organised and informative
Review submitted 17 May 2024

Sian · Traveled April 2024
Claire was an incredible guide and driver - absolute superwoman! This trip is full of great memories, lots of learning and fun experiences! There's lots of free time but you will never be bored 😊 Highly recommend - highlight for me was Savannah and Nashville.
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024

Naomi Mabel · Traveled April 2024
If you are a fan of music, US history, and food - this is the trip for you! Definitely recommend booking the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Claire is a FANTASTIC guide!!
Review submitted 22 Apr 2024

Mary · Traveled November 2022
Would highly recommend this trip. The first part focused more on history of Civil war and slavery in particular with excellent local guides - especially in Charleston. The visits to the plantations were very fair - showed both sides. The second part of the trip focused more on music - country blues jazz. The cookery class on the last day was an absolute highlight!
Review submitted 27 Nov 2022
Best of the South: Atlanta to New Orleans
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