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Romantic Trails of the South

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  • Date: September
  • Destination: United States
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Price: 2379
Destination Southern United States
From Dublin
Date September & October 2017
Duration 6 Nights
Price From €2,379 pp
Flight Details Dublin –  New Orleans
Atlanta – Dublin

 

Details are for guidance only and are subject to change

Introduction to the Romantic Trails of the South

Discover the Romantic Trails of the South of America on this 6-night tour, as you take in Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, and more. The South has long been romanticized. Enjoy seven days on this lovely tour and see for yourself just how romantic the South can be!

Itinerary

DAY 01: New Orleans 
Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana’s most important port city. People from all over the world have been arriving in New Orleans since the Sieur de Bienville laid out the city’s streets in 1718. 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. Your ATI Tour Director will be available to you in the evening to plan your stay in this charming and bustling city.

DAY 02: New Orleans
The day is yours to immerse yourself in the charm and excitement of one of America’s most unique cities. Your ATI Tour Director will assist you with planning the day’s activities. Perhaps start the day with an early morning optional taking you to a famous Louisiana Plantation followed by a Jazz Brunch in the Quarter. Enjoy window shopping along Royal Street’s art galleries, or while away the day lazily sipping coffee in the Cafe Du Monde. Take a stroll along the Mississippi River or ride the St. Charles street car through the Garden District, an area known for its magnificent architecture.

DAY 03: New Orleans – Baton Rouge – Natchez
Today you will enter the state of Mississippi as you travel towards Natchez. Every year thousands of people come to Natchez for the pilgrimages that offer visits to the many Antebellum homes in the area. The gracious citizens open their homes, which have been lovingly restored so that visitors can get a glimpse of the southern prosperous life. The town itself is a great example of late 19th-century architecture. Enjoy a stroll through town and peek into the charming shops.

Day 04: Natchez – Mississipi River Valley – Memphis
Leave Natchez and drive on to Memphis. 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.” It was here that W.C. Handy first played his Memphis Blues and many other tunes that earned him the reputation of “Father 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. Look across the Mississippi River to Arkansas as Hernando de Soto did in 1541, as the first European to see the Big River. Of course, no visit to Memphis would be complete without a visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Day 05: Memphis – Nashville
Today you will continue on to Nashville, known as the capital of country music. The city earned its title with the first airing of the WSM Barn Dance radio program, the forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry. The 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 06: Nashville – Chattanooga –  Atlanta
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. You will have an opportunity for lunch here (optional). Our trails lead us to Atlanta, Georgia via Roswell, home to Bulloch Hall, one of the outstanding plantation homes of the area (admission included).

Day 07: Atlanta Departure
Your ATI 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 the opportunity to host your next visit to America.

 

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Price inclusions

  • Flight Dublin to New Orleans (Indirect)
  • Transfers on luxury coaches throughout
  • 6 nights accommodation, staying in centrally located hotels
  • Room only basis
  • Tours each day, outlined in the itinerary
  • Daily Excursions
  • Flight Atlanta to Dublin (Indirect)
  • Services of guide and local representatives
  • One 20kg check in bag per person
  • Taxes and charges of €180

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Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Single room supplement €510
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
  • Full payment due on confirmation
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price

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Dates and Prices

Date Price
07 September 2017 €2,379
21 September 2017 €2,379
05 October 2017 €2,379
Single Supplement €510

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