Alabama Civil Rights

Begins and ends in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • All year round
  • Round trip scheduled flights
  • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
  • Accommodations as stated
  • Personalised Road Book

From £1930 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

Day 1

Arrive Atlanta

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Atlanta, Georgia. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and make the short drive to the Buckhead area of Atlanta, where your hotel is located.

Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead
Day 2, 3

Montgomery

171mi / 275km

Today you will cross the border into Alabama, making the short drive to Montgomery for a two night stay. Montgomery is not just Alabama’s capital city, but also a place where southern flavour runs deep. Not only was Civil Rights history made in the city, but also Civil War history. It was in Montgomery that Dr. Martin Luther King came to preach, resulting in the Civil Rights Movement across the whole of America. On your journey, why not stop at Tuskegee Airmen Historic site to learn of the brave African Americans who broke the race barrier during WWII. Make sure to visit where Dr. King preached as a full time minister, see the home where he and his family lived and tour the Civil Rights Memorial. If time allows, a stroll along the downtown streets of Montgomery rewards you with hidden treasures, including the historic fountain where slaves were auctioned to plantation owners.

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa
Day 4

Selma

53mi / 85km

Today you will travel to Selma, where American history was made during the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March. There are two US Park Service museums on this route, one at the midpoint and another in Selma. Make sure to tour both Museums dedicated to the march before leaving and onto Birmingham tomorrow.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Selma
Day 5

Birmingham

86mi / 138km

After breakfast, you depart for Alabama’s largest city – Birmingham. In the historic 4th Avenue area of downtown sits the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the 16th Street Baptist Church – where four children died in a bombing, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Alabama Jazz Inductee Ona Watson operates his own club, Ona’s Music Room while the 5 Points South is the dining centre of the town at one end of the 20th Street while a new entertainment district sits near the other end of this main downtown street. Other sites include Barber Motorsports Museum featuring the world’s largest collection of motorcycles and the oldest baseball park in America, Rickwood Field.

Sightseeing in Birmingham

Hilton Birmingham at UAB (formerly DoubleTree) (formally DoubleTree)
Day 6, 7

Atlanta

156mi / 251km

It is time for you to return to your point of arrival – Atlanta. One of the top ten largest cities in America, it is the home of Coca Cola, Martin Luther King and the largest Aquarium in the world. See as much of the World of Coke, the Georgia Aquarium and the King Centre as possible before you head home.

Sightseeing in Atlanta

Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead
Day 8

Journey Home

Today take the short drive back to Atlanta International Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight to the UK.


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