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Highlights of the Deep South Adventure Tour

US & Canada

  • United States

There aren't many places in the U.S. ' or the world, frankly ' that can match the Deep South for charm, character, and quirkiness. This 12-day trip pulls back the curtain on this unique part of the country by way of groovy Charleston, cosmopolitan Atlanta, sultry Savannah, the Elvis mecca of Memphis, and other hot spots, while serving up heaping helpings of colonial estates, Cajun cuisine, jazz, country, and blues music, whiskey, and fun. It's different down here. Way different. Come on down and git yer drawl on, y'all.


Highlights

View historic houses in Charleston, explore the dark and mysterious side of Savannah, get into the country groove in Nashville, learn about the blues in Memphis, eat Cajun
style food and party on Bourbon Street


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Savannah Your Discover Moment: Charleston Your Foodie Moment: Southern Barbecue Dinner, Memphis Your Discover Moment: Memphis. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute visit. Historic district walk (Savannah). Atlanta orientation walk. Southern barbecue dinner (Memphis). Daily suggestions for regional cuisine and music at local hot spots and dives. Free time in Savannah, Charleston, and Memphis. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (11 nts).


Meals Included

1 dinner


Transport

Air
conditioned private vehicle, walking.


Group Leader Description

This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver
this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture
wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days to spend hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium
sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day
pack (20
35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Day 1 New Orleans

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 New Orleans/Birmingham

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 3 Birmingham/Savannah

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 4 Savannah

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 5 Savannah/Charleston

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 6 Charleston

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 7 Charleston/Atlanta

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 8 Atlanta/Nashville

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 9 Nashville/Memphis

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 10 Memphis

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 11 Memphis/New Orleans

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 12 New Orleans

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Details

Duration: 12 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max:



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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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