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Mobile & Point Clear

  • Mobile & Point Clear

    Home to America's original Mardi Gras that rolls through the streets of the historic downtown; dozens of festivals, art shows, or culinary cook-offs nearly every weekend, Mobile takes having fun pretty seriously.

    Point Clear located on the eastern shores of Mobile Bay is a picturesque beach hamlet on the outskirts of Fairhope, that has maintained its mystical beauty over the years.

    • Mardi Gras, Mobile, Alabama


    • Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile


    • Mardi Gras Crown, Carnival Museum, Mobile


    • Oakleigh Mansion


    • USS Alabama, Mobile


    • Point Clear


    • Point Clear Pier



    Mobile has a certain magic that keeps you on your toes. A melting pot of people, flavors, cultures and traditions become one voice to lead all of life's celebrations. 

    Funky, feisty, festive. Or historic, hip and happening. Colorful, cool and cultured. You can call this coastal town a lot of things when you have a vibrant 300 year history with lots of stories to tell and long-standing traditions celebrated on a regular basis. Once called the Paris of the South, Mobile has long been the cultural center of the Gulf Coast and you'll find an authentic experience found nowhere else in the southern United States. 

    Home to America's original Mardi Gras that rolls through the streets of the historic downtown; dozens of festivals, art shows, or culinary cook-offs nearly every weekend, Mobile takes having fun pretty seriously. If you're looking for a bit more leisurely experience, nearby historic neighborhoods lined with giant live oaks trees or a paddle in one of the most significant river delta systems in the country are just minutes from downtown. 

    Our top five things to do in Mobile:

    • Experience living history at Mobile’s Fort Condé and Dauphin Island’s Fort Gaines.
    • Make it a day of hiking, biking, swimming and more at Chickasabogue Park
    • Have a picnic at Battleship Memorial Park after getting on board at the USS Alabama
    • Check out for a beach day at Dauphin Island.
    • Stroll 65 acres of floral beauty at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

    Point Clear

    Spend your days in this picturesque resort, even lounging around the pool at the Marriott Grand Hotel or on one of the stunning beaches in the region. Fancy a round of golf instead? Play one of the renowned golf courses at the Lakewood Club and enjoy soaking up the sunshine on the course.

    While in Point Clear, make sure you visit the nearby town of Fairhope. Home to attractions such as the Fairhope Municipal Piers, one of the longest piers on the Gulf Coast and the Fairhope French Quarter, where you can browse boutique shops and listen to live music while enjoying a cocktail.

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    • Top Tip 1

      If you enjoy golf then the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a must in Alabama with 468 holes at 11 different locations. In total, it's 100 miles of golfing bliss!

    • Top Tip 2

      For the best BBQ ribs you'll ever taste, look out for one of the eight Dreamland Bar-B-Que Ribs restaurants throughout the states of Alabama.

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      Mobile is not only recognized as celebrating the first known American Mardi Gras celebration in 1703 (yes, even before New Orleans), but also as home to "America's Family Mardi Gras".

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      There are over 347 species of birds on Dauphin Island. See if you can spot them all!

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      The Antebellum home is one of the iconic images of the Deep South. There are over 100 historic Antebellum homes throughout Alabama.

    • Top Tip 6

      Birmingham's Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is home to one of the largest collections of vintage motorcycles and vehicles in the world.

  • Music Celebrations

    Begins and ends Atlanta, Georgia

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Mardi Gras Parade in Mobile


    • Ruby Falls, Chattanooga


    • Nashville Skyline


    • Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville


    • Graceland, Memphis


    • Stax Museum of American Soul


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    • US Space And Rocket Center, Huntsville


    • Birmingham Skyline



    Arrive Atlanta

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Atlanta, Georgia. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and drive to your hotel in the Buckhead region of the city.

    Hotel: Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead




    Today you will travel north into the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, where your first stop is Chattanooga. Don't miss Glen Miller’s Chattanooga Choo Choo! Stop at the actual ‘Choo Choo’, before visiting Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain for spectacular views.

    Hotel: The Chattanoogan Hotel




    This morning, make the short drive to Nashville, which is the home of Country Music and the infamous Grand Ole Opry. Your stay for two nights allows you to include a visit to the museum of music giants, the Country Music Hall of Fame, followed by some live music in one of many bars and lounges in the District, Nashville’s downtown entertainment area. You may choose to enjoy a cabaret dinner cruise aboard the General Jackson showboat, which provides another great opportunity to relax and experience the music - all whilst sailing down the Cumberland River.

    Hotel: Renaissance Nashville Hotel




    Traverse along the Music Highway to Memphis, renowned as the birthplace of Rock’n’Roll and home of the Blues. During your two night stay, Elvis’ mansion Graceland is a ‘must see’, along with a tour of Sun Studio's and a visit to historic Beale Street where you can party through the night. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Smithsonian’s Rock’n’Soul Museum and the Gibson Guitar are also well worth a visit.

    Hotel: The Peabody



    Florence (Muscle Shoals)

    Now its on to the northwest corner of Alabama where a cluster of cities – Tuscumbia, Florence, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals line the banks of the Tennessee River. During your two night stay in The Shoals region, see some of the most influential recording centres in America. Renowned for their huge contribution to rock, country and R&B music throughout the 60’s and 70’s, Muscle Shoals Sounds Studio and FAME Recording Studio were used frequently by superstars like Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon and Otis Reading who all made classic recordings here. The Fame Studio is still active and open for tours. Take in some great live music at venues throughout Florence, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals.

    Hotel: Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa




    Today you will move on to Huntsville which is home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and also hosts one of the state’s largest music events, the Big Spring Jam every September. Washington Square in the city’s downtown area has a mini entertainment district with live music. Check out a selection of venues as some showcase great Blues, others Jazz, Folk and Rock. Our favourites are Crossroads Cafe and the Jazz Factory.

    Hotel: The Westin Huntsville




    Your next stop is Birmingham, home of the Civil Rights Institute which conveys the history of the Civil Rights Movement. It also adds its own stamp to the music world with its famous City Stages Festival every June. No matter when you visit, Jazz echoes from downtown nightclubs in places like Ona’s Music Room and the Blue Monkey, throughout the year. The Five Points entertainment district has music of all types and some great dining too. Jazz enthusiasts must not miss the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame which pays tribute to great artists with ties to Alabama like Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton.

    Hotel: Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook



    Mobile & Orange Beach

    Moving south, your next stop is the historic port city of Mobile, one of the oldest cities in America. It’s home to the original Mardi Gras which started in 1703 and is still celebrated every year two weeks before Lent. Mobile features delicious seafood and an array of bars, restaurants and live music venues - which is what you would expect from Jimmy Buffet’s hometown. During your two night stay, take a trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach which provide 32 miles of pristine white sandy beaches stretched along the Gulf of Mexico. Live bands perform at beachfront bars like the Florabama, Pink Pony Pub and The Hangout. LuLu’s at Homeport Marina known as Jimmy Buffett’s Sister’s Place is also great for local bands. The Wharf Ampitheatre, located at the Wharf shopping and dining complex in Orange Beach, has various acts Wednesday through Sunday.

    Hotel: The Battle House Renaissance




    The final two days of your itinerary are spent in Montgomery, Alabama’s State Capital and the birthplace of both the Civil War and Civil Rights movement. This is where Hank Williams lived from 1937 to 1948. The Hank Williams Museum documents the life of this Country Music pioneer famous for such classics as “Hey Good Lookin” and “Cold Cold Heart”. Follow the Hank Williams Trail south to Mount Olive where he was born and to Georgiana his boyhood home.The Jubilee Cityfest held here in May is a great fun filled treat for all music lovers but the music is enjoyed year round too at venues like 1048 Jazz and Blues, Montgomery Brew Pub and The Olive Room.

    Hotel: Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa



    Journey home

    Make the short drive back to Atlanta International Airport, where you return your rental car and check in for your flight back to the UK.


    From £2919 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Gulf Coast Triple-Splash Duck Boat Tour, Alabama

    Mobile, Alabama

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    • Triple-Splash Duck Boat Tour


    See the sights of Mobile from both land and water on a 70-minute duck tour by amphibious vehicle. Hear stories about the USS Alabama and more at Battleship Memorial Park during this experience that's both entertaining and educational. The fun really begins when you splash into Mobile Bay as your vehicle becomes a boat.

    Duration: 70 minutes


    From £29 per adult and from £16 per child

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