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Georgia History trail to Nashville


This seven-day Atlanta to Nashville 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.

7 days, from

$1,952

per person

GROUP SIZE

12 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

1
Trip code: SSKX
Style: Comfort
Theme: Explorer
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Details

Countries Visited:  United States Of America
Accommodation: Hotel (6 nights)
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: 1 dinners, 6 breakfasts
Group size: Minimum 1, Max 12

  • 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.

  • Enjoy a curated experience at the Atlanta History Centre which connects past struggles to today’s movements for human rights.

  • Devour finger lickin’ good BBQ, house-smoked meats and southern-inspired sides with a sip (or two) of whiskey in Nashville.

  • Visit a plantation that is known for being ethical in sharing the history of all that lived and worked there.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Atlanta

Welcome to Atlanta! At 10am there’ll be a group meeting where you’ll get to meet your leader and get an overview of the next couple of days. After the meeting, it’s time to immerse yourself in 33 acres of historic houses, gardens and award-winning exhibitions with a specialist guide at the Atlanta History Center where you’ll explore the past like never before. The center is part of a global network of historic sites and museums that connect past struggles to today’s movements for human rights. Next, head to the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site where you’ll learn more about where Martin Luther King was born and where he lived and worked, as well as his legacy as a leader. Wrap up the day with a welcome dinner – the perfect chance to get to know your group better.

Day 2: Savannah

Mornin' sunshine! Hit the road bright and early and make the five-hour journey to Savannah. In 1946, Lady Astor referred to Savannah as 'a beautiful lady with a dirty face', in reference to the crumbling, faded majesty of the city's 18th- and 19th-century mansions. Due to plenty of restoration work, Savannah's face may no longer be dirty, but she's still a city of contradictions. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day. In the evening, perhaps head out on a ghost tour of old Savannah, then maybe seek out spirits of a different kind at one of the city’s many local haunts.

Day 3: Savannah

Take it easy this morning before meeting up at 11am for a three-hour walking tour which blends the city’s history with some of its best and most delicious eats. This fascinating food tour visits spots like a not-so-ordinary pub, an award-winning honey store, and a traditional British pie shop highlighting dishes consumed by some of Savannah’s earliest settlers. This afternoon is all yours so make the most of it! You could join a walking tour to learn more about the town’s slave and cotton trade, immerse yourself in its underreprented history or jump on a Hop-On Hop-Off trolley tour around town.

Day 4: Charleston

Leave Savannah in the rear-view mirror and drive two hours to Charleston. On arrival, you might like to grab some lunch before joining a Black History walking tour with an expert local guide. Discover the ‘lost stories’ of Charleston's rich history as you stroll around town and immerse yourself in its complex past. If time permits, you could get to know Charleston's spooky side on a ghost tour, or join a food tour and check out the local drinking and dining scene.

Day 5: Asheville

Bid farewell to Charleston and drive to the McLeod Plantation and Historic Site where everyone’s stories are given their due. Here you can learn about the daily lives of those who were free – and the people who were not - and those who worked here before and after slavery. Tracing the struggle for freedom at this site provides a deeper insight into American history as a whole. From here, it’s a five-hour drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the charming town of Asheville. Home to the country’s best breweries and some of North Carolina’s finest barbecue, Asheville also boasts an incredible folk music scene. Arriving in the mid-afternoon, you’ll be given an orientation tour by your leader to help you get your bearings. Tonight, you may like to join your group for a good ol’ fashioned BBQ dinner.

Day 6: Nashville

Rise early and make the scenic drive to Nashville, the USA’s country music capital. On arrival, tuck into a finger lickin’ good lunch on a barbecue and bourbon foodie adventure with an expert guide. Think house-smoked meats, southern-inspired spirits and traditional southern sides – the perfect way to toast the end of your trip! After lunch, you’ll be introduced to this famous toe tapping town with an orientation tour. Get your bearings and then enjoy a free afternoon exploring this famous town. You might like to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the Tennessee State Museum, or drop into a distillery for a tasting or two.

Day 7: Nashville

There are no activities planned for today but as there's so much to do in Nashville, we recommend you stay a couple of extra days to make the most of the city. If you do wish to spend extra time in Nashville, we'll be happy to help you book additional accommodation (subject to availability).

7 days, from $1,952

to book call 1-844-205-6226


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