The American South

The American South

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The American South

14 Days Starting and ending in Atlanta, GA, USA

Visiting: Atlanta, Augusta, Charleston, Savannah, Montgomery, Selma, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Natchez, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga

Tour operator:

Omega Tours

Tour code:

1261

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

All Ages / Not applicable

Age range:

21-99

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural, History, Music

Activities:

Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

Considered its own distinct place, the American South is defined by its hospitality, cuisine, landscape, music, and history. Comprised of the nation's southernmost states, this region is deeply in tune with the American experience. From Atlanta and Nashville to Charleston and New Orleans, this is a journey through America's unique cultural landscape. Discover the real United States of America with the US holidays here at Omega Tours. From sea to shining sea, the US is full of iconic landmarks, sweeping landscapes, natural wonders, and delicious local food and drink. Our unique, premium experiences are meticulously planned for you to get the absolute most out of the United States’ famous icons and hidden gems.

Highlights

  • Visit Stately Oaks Plantation and museum, the inspiration for “Tara” from Gone with the Wind

  • Sightseeing tour of Atlanta including MLK’s boyhood home and visitors’ center

  • Tour historic Charleston and see the iconic piazzas of the beautiful homes

  • Experience historic landmarks of the Civil Rights Trail in Montgomery and Selma, Alabama

  • See New Orleans, home to jazz and beignets

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Atlanta Arrival

Location: Atlanta

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown, Atlanta, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

Welcome to Atlanta, Georgia. During the Civil War, Atlanta was one of the most important Southern Cities as it provided war materials to the South. In 1864, General Sherman marched into Atlanta and burned the entire city. The city recovered from its losses and today is one of the most dynamic in the South, boasting a successful cultural and business hub. Transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.

Day 2 : Atlanta

Location: Atlanta

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown, Atlanta, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

his morning, enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Atlanta, including a visit to the boyhood home of Martin Luther King. You will also learn about another of Atlanta's most famous residents, Margaret Mitchell, who wrote the historical novel that became a masterpiece of American cinema, "Gone with the Wind." Visit the Road to Tara Museum and Stately Oaks Plantation, which was the inspiration for the plantation in the film. You will have the opportunity to see memorabilia from the movie including costumes worn by the stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. In the evening, enjoy a welcome reception which will give you the opportunity to meet your fellow travelers.

Day 3 : Atlanta > Augusta > Charleston

Location: Atlanta, Augusta, Charleston

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview, Charleston, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

Leave Atlanta today and head west to Augusta. Augusta is the second oldest city in Georgia and is home to the prestigious Master's golf tournament. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Charleston one of the most historic and charming cities in the South. For evening activities, you may wish to consult your Tour Director for the possibilities.

Day 4 : Charleston > Savannah

Location: Charleston, Savannah

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Fairfield Inn & Suites Savannah Downtown/Historic District, Savannah, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

In the morning, enjoy a locally guided tour of Charleston Walk the streets of Charleston's preserved historic district, the best protected in the nation. Natural disasters, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War all took their toll on this beautiful city, yet it stands out as a historic gem of the South.

In the afternoon, you may wish to participate in an optional excursion to the historic Boone Hall Plantation with its famous Avenue of Oaks. The property has appeared in numerous American movies, among them "North and South". En route to Savannah, the route stops on Port Royal Island and see Beaufort, South Carolina's second oldest city. Its impressive Antebellum architecture has been the backdrop for many shows and films, including "Forrest Gump."

Day 5 : Savannah

Location: Savannah

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Fairfield Inn & Suites Savannah Downtown/Historic District, Savannah, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

Today, enjoy the charm of Savannah, once the world's largest cotton port. When cotton was king, Savannah controlled the prices of the world cotton market at her cotton exchange. Founder James Oglethorpe laid out the famed city squares. The Civil War destroyed a large portion of Georgia, but Savannah was spared. Numerous buildings around the tree-shaded squares are hundreds of years old; providing the setting for the popular novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

Day 6 : Savannah > Montgomery

Location: Savannah, Montgomery

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Courtyard Montgomery, Montgomery, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

Set course west across the state of Georgia and into the heart of the Deep South, Alabama. Upon arrival in Montgomery, Alabama's capital city and a central backdrop of the American Civil Rights Movement, visit the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. Learn about the Montgomery Bus Boycott inspired by Parks, which ignited the Civil Rights movement and changed American history. You may also wish to visit the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. led the Boycott with his powerful sermons.

Day 7 : Montgomery > Selma > New Orleans

Location: Montgomery, Selma, New Orleans

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

Depart Montgomery this morning to discover Selma, Alabama, another centerpiece of the Civil Rights Movement. Visit the Edmund Pettis Bridge where the historic March from Selma to Montgomery began and where the brutal events of Bloody Sunday took place.

Experience another historic site of the Civil Rights Trail, the Brown Chapel AME Church before heading south through Mississippi to New Orleans, a city immersed in Creole culture. The city today is a unique blend of Spanish, French, Caribbean, African, and Anglo-Saxon influences. This is obvious in the food, architecture, and of course, the music. Experience this melting pot aboard a Riverboat Dinner Cruise (optional) and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band.

Day 8 : New Orleans

Location: New Orleans

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

The day is yours to explore the charm and excitement of one of America's most unique cities and for you to take in the French flavor & grandeur of New Orleans. May we suggest starting the day with a visit to a working plantation (optional). Explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow cobblestone streets.

Day 9 : New Orleans > Baton Rouge > Natchez

Location: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Natchez

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Hampton Inn & Suites Natchez, Natchez, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

This morning, we will travel to the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, and conduct a brief city tour. From there, we will travel via the historic Natchez Trace Parkway to Natchez. The parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and years of Native American and European history. Natchez is the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River. Before the Civil War, wealthy plantation owners from Louisiana built magnificent Antebellum homes here because the area was considered safer from flooding. This afternoon, we will visit one of the homes and learn about the wealth of these 19th-century millionaires.

Day 10 : Natchez > Mississippi River Valley > Memphis

Location: Natchez, Memphis

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown, Memphis, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

Leave Natchez and drive on to Memphis, home of 'Sun Records. As a large river port, it was one of the most important links in the cotton trade before the Civil War. Memphis is also known as the "home of the blues." A brief city tour will take you to the city's liveliest street, Beale Street, where the blues and other types of music are played nightly in almost a dozen clubs.

Travel along historic Front Street, known as Cotton Row in the days when cotton traders and merchants conducted business here. Of course, no visit to Memphis would be complete without a visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Day 11 : Memphis > Nashville

Location: Memphis, Nashville

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel, Nashville, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

Continue on to Nashville, known as the capital of country music. The city earned its title with the very first airing of the WSM Barn Dance radio program, the forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry. The newly renovated Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, once the home of the Grand Ole Opry, the studios near Music Row, and Opryland itself attest to Nashville's reputation as the most important city in country music.

Day 12 : Nashville

Location: Nashville

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel, Nashville, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

Begin your day in this dynamic and thriving cultural and state capital of Tennessee with a morning city tour. While exploring the city's landmarks, perhaps you'll discover a new country music classic before it even hit the charts while visiting one of the many recording studios around town. Perhaps enjoy dinner and a show in the evening as an optional excursion.

Day 13 : Nashville > Chattanooga > Atlanta

Location: Nashville, Chattanooga, Atlanta

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, or similar

Meals Included: No Meals

Leaving Music City, we head to Chattanooga, home to the famous Choo Choo and which has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. In the afternoon, our trails lead us back to Atlanta where you may want to check out one of the sites you were not able to experience at the start of the tour like the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and CNN Center.

Day 14 : Atlanta Departure

Location: Atlanta

Meals Included: No Meals

Morning at your leisure before departure. Your Tour Director will be available to assist you in arranging individual transfers to Atlanta International Airport or with sightseeing recommendations for the day should you want to enjoy this great city further. We hope you have had a memorable journey and look forward to you the opportunity to host your next visit to America.

What's Included

  • • 13-nights accommodation in premium hotels with a private bath and/or shower

  • • Services of a professional multilingual Tour Manager throughout

  • • Welcome reception and meeting of fellow travelers

  • • Visit Stately Oaks Plantation and museum, the inspiration for “Tara” from Gone with the Wind

  • • Sightseeing tour of Atlanta including MLK’s boyhood home and visitors’ center

  • • Tour historic Charleston and see the iconic piazzas of the beautiful homes

  • • Travel to Beaufort, the filming site of the movie Forest Gump

  • • Trolley Tour of the historic downtown district of Savannah

  • • Experience historic landmarks of the Civil Rights Trail in Montgomery and Selma, Alabama

  • • See New Orleans, home to jazz and beignets

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What's Not Included

  • • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary

  • • Meals are not included in order to allow for more flexibility

  • • Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature

  • • Travel Insurance

  • • Gratuities

  • • Pre and Post Accommodation

  • • Airport Transfers

  • • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Check out our Q&As

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No. Airport shuttle services are available

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Each passenger traveling on an escorted tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day (price is subject to change)

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    The tour is a guaranteed departure

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    USD

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, solo travellers are required to book a Single (Private) room.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2005

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Electronic Vouchers. These will be provided and attached to your booking (within the Documents section) aprox. 2 weeks prior to travel.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, unfortunately that is not possible on our trips.

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Joe F  

Excellent Service!

01-Mar-2020

Received excellent service and suggestions for a tour we planned for our son and daughter when they toured the Amalfi Coast in August. Hotels were all in great locations close to the action and all excellent 4 or 5 star. Would definitely use or recommend Omega tours to friends or family.

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09-May-2024

We used Omega Tours for a trip to Rome & the Amalfi Coast. Michael Rizzo did an outstanding job and answered all of my never ending questions. Planning and arrangements were easy with lots of suggestions and good advice. The drivers they arranged were on time, friendly and informative. The tours that they arranged were on time and the guides were well versed, our only issue was with one of the guides which isn’t a reflection on Omega. The hotels that were selected were very nice. The communication with Omega was good including when we needed some information while on the trip. I would definitely recommend them.

Pinx O  

I had wonderful time

04-Oct-2022

Just came back from my 11 days Portugal tours I booked through Omega tours. And I had wonderful time. I joined a small group tours, which is really great. The tour guide Myriam is one of the best tour guide I ever had. I always travel solo( and sometimes join a group tours )and tried to travel every year if I can . I am surely looking forward to booked more tours with you.

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02-Jul-2023

Was pleasantly surprised that there were only 4 people on the Best of Portugal tour. Our guide Cristina was fabulous and was a wealth of information on everything Portugal. A great experience overall and would highly recommend.

Guido P  

Had a great time and an amazing experience!

01-Mar-2020

Had a great time and an amazing experience. The touring company was excellent, punctual with clean buses and friendly and well informed tour guides. Hotels were nice, clean with good location, great service and good breakfast. We are recommending it to everyone and hoping one day we can repeat it.

Adair R  

Very pleased with this well organized tour of Italy

30-Apr-2022

Very pleased with this well organized tour of Italy. A great balance of sightseeing and free time. Exceptional local guide and driver. I’m not sure I would consider the hotels chosen to be 4 star - with the exception of Hotel St Martin in Rome which was great - but the others were very clean and well located. Would definitely choose Omega tours again when booking group travel.

Lisa M  

Most beautiful trip I've ever taken.

07-Jun-2022

Most beautiful trip I've ever taken. Having all my hotels and pickup and drop- offs taken care of by Omega Tours made this trip so easy to enjoy! Michael was amazing. He was always available to answer all of our questions and he made sure we had everything we needed in order to travel internationally during a crazy pandemic!

Joseph L  

Everything we experienced was exactly as described

25-Oct-2022

We took the Italy Deluxe Tour in September of 2022. Everything we experienced was exactly as described. Exceptional accommodations, travel and guides were provided in each city. Michael, our booking agent, gave us complete confidence that we had chosen the right tour operator by his attention to detail and prompt correspondence. We are delighted with Omega Tours and have already recommended them to many friends.

William S  

Very responsive to our requests for tours and travel schedule

04-Apr-2022

Very responsive to our requests for tours and travel schedule. Guides provided were great, very informative, and attentive to our requests and questions.

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    Omega Tours requires a minimum deposit of 500 CAD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 45 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of omega tours charges.

    Up to 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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