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  • Georgia, rich in history, culture, fun and excitement just oozes old Southern charm. The fine climate, combined with a wealth of natural attractions and dynamic towns and cities make it a superb holiday destination.

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    In Georgia, you’ll find towering waterfalls, soaring mountains, plunging valleys, relaxing beaches and great, slow moving rivers. Try a hike along the Appalachian Trail, white-water rafting on the Chattanooga or explore the mysteries of the great Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness area in South Georgia.

    Georgia offers an abundance of cultural and historic family attractions plus museums, festivals, regional arts and crafts, concerts, tours, shopping and dining. Enjoy a guided expedition through the gardens and ruins of Savannah’s Historic District or wander along some of the hundreds of outdoor trails. Georgia’s vivid history is never far away. You’ll see military sites like Fort King George and architectural treasures such as the beautifully restored mansions of the Jekyll Island’s Millionaires’ Row. Name an experience you want and you’ll find it in Georgia.

    Life’s peachy when you’ve got Georgia on your mind. The proud home of CNN, Coca-Cola and the 1996 Summer Olympics awaits with one-of-a-kind treats like the incredible Georgia Aquarium and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest travel hub. You’ll be relaxing in style, be it in bustling Atlanta, in the timeless Southern elegance of Savannah or somewhere along Georgia’s 100-mile-long coastline, an unspoilt Atlantic paradise with islands, waterfalls, marshes, cliffs and secluded beaches. 

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    • Top Tip 1

      Whilst in Atlanta, take a trip out to Stone Mountain Park, the largest exposed granite rock in the world. There are plenty of activities here to keep all the family happy and entertained.

    • Top Tip 2

      Atlanta's World of Coca Cola and the CNN Studios are both great tours. See behind the scenes, but don't expect to learn the recipe of Coca Cola, it's a well kept secret!

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  • Carolinas & Country

    Begins in and ends in Atlanta, Georgia

    16 Days / 15 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
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    • Nashville By Night

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    • Sun Studios, Memphis

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    Arrive Atlanta

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Atlanta. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel. If time allows, enjoy visits to some of Atlanta's fabulous attractions; including the Coca Cola Museum, Atlanta History Center and Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site.

    Hotel: Grand Hyatt Atlanta

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    Chattanooga

    Travel north today into the Appalachian Mountains and on to Chattanooga, a diverse city with a variety of cultural activities. Don’t miss the Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls and, of course, the infamous Chattanooga Choo Choo.

    Hotel: The Chattanoogan

    114Mi/182Km

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    Memphis

    Today’s journey takes you along the southern state line of Tennessee from east to west, and to Memphis, the home of the Blues. Beale Street, W. C. Handy and Elvis Presley are all very much a part of Memphis, as is Mud Island, a 52 acre park showcasing the mighty Mississippi River.

    Hotel: The Peabody

    340Mi/547Km

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    Nashville

    From the southwest corner of Tennessee, today you head northeast to Nashville, the home of country music. Visit the homes and museums of the country music giants, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium and, of course, Grand Ole Opry.

    Hotel: Gaylord Opryland Hotel

    222Mi/357Km

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    Great Smoky Mountains

    From Tennessee to North Carolina, and the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains. In Chimney Rock Park, reach the top of legendary Chimney Rock for a spectacular view and explore the nature trails, waterfalls and caves. Then head onwards to Asheville, where you will spend the next two evenings.

    Hotel: Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

    293Mi/469Km

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    Charleston

    Today’s drive takes you into the rural surroundings of South Carolina. Visit the small-town city of Newberry and the State Museum in Columbia en route to historic Charleston, one of the South’s best preserved cities. Stroll through Magnolia Plantations and Gardens, one of many plantations in the area and view the historic buildings and cobbled stone streets. There’s no shortage of restaurants to keep you busy into the evening.

    Hotel: Belmond Charleston Place

    267Mi/430Km

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    Hilton Head Island

    Enjoy a coastal drive today as you head south along South Carolinas' Atlantic Coastline, perhaps taking a stop at historic Beaufort to experience the Civil War history and fine antebellum homes. Hilton Head Island offers over 12 miles of beautiful beaches, providing an ideal opportunity to relax and enjoy the sunshine. We suggest a boat tour of the area for the best orientation, and visits to the fresh fish restaurants and boutique shops.

    Hotel: Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

    107Mi/172Km

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    Jekyll Island

    Stop at the small beach town of Tybee Island, boasting an 18th century lighthouse, as you continue journeying south to the pretty destination of Jekyll Island. Your hotel for the next two nights, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, was a 19th century retreat for the wealthy industrialists. Top up your tan on the beach or if the great outdoors is your passion, try the exceptional golf, wildlife watching or horseback riding.

    Hotel: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

    132Mi/213Km

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    Savannah

    Arrive in romantic Savannah and explore the revitalised waterfront, wander the shops and visit the iconic white steeple church as seen in Forrest Gump. Many of the old mansions and churches have been restored and are open for touring.

    Hotel: Andaz Savannah

    92Mi/148Km

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    Journey home

    Drive along the Antebellum Trail through Macon, famous for its plantation-style homes, as you make your way back to Atlanta, where you will return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    241Mi/389Km

    Prices

    From £2385 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Bluegrass & Country

    Begins in Cincinnati, Ohio and ends in Atlanta, Georgia

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Equestrain Delights

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    • Majestic Paddlewheel Voyages

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    • Bourbon Country

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    • A Diverse Range of Music Venues

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    • Historical Architecture

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    Cincinnati

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Cincinnati. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

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    Covington & Newport

    Today you commence your exploration. Start by crossing the Ohio River on a trip to Covington where you can perhaps enjoy a saunter across the Roebling Suspension Bridge. Next we suggest the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which portrays three centuries of slavery from its introduction to abolition.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

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    Louisville

    Louisville is renowned for the annual Kentucky Derby. Horse racing enthusiasts will enjoy the Kentucky Derby Museum, offering a hands-on experience. Once in town, visit the Slugger Museum and Factory, take a river cruise on the Belle of Louisville or follow the Urban Bourbon Trail.

    Hotel: Galt House Hotel

    88Mi/142Km

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    Lexington

    Your first point of interest is The Muhammad Ali Center, which has majestic views of Kentucky’s largest city. Continue onto Lexington, the horse capital of the world, for a true equine experience at Kentucky Horse Park. During your stay we suggest a visit to Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, which was once home to America’s largest and best-known communal society.

    Hotel: Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

    101Mi/162Km

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    Bowling Green

    This morning, visit Bardstown – voted America’s most beautiful small town. Mammoth Cave National Park is your next point of interest, where four hundred miles of passages and caverns can be explored.

    Hotel: Hyatt Place Bowling Green

    167Mi/268Km

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    Paducah

    Today’s journey takes you towards the heart of America’s inland waterways. We suggest visiting The River Discovery Center, which chronicles life on the river and a stop at the National Corvette Museum. Paducah is renowned for its creativity, and is home to the National Quilt Museum.

    Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, Paducah West

    149Mi/239Km

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    Memphis

    Continue to Memphis along the Mississippi River and immerse yourself in the city renowned as the home of the blues and birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. We’ve allowed two full days for you to experience Memphis, an exciting city with a plethora of things to see and do. No visit to Memphis is complete without touring Graceland! In addition, don’t miss a tour to the Sun Studio and be sure to see the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Smithsonian’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Gibson Guitar Factory.

    Hotel: The Peabody

    178Mi/286Km

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    Nashville

    Today head east through picturesque cotton fields to Nashville. Visit the homes and museums of the country music giants, the Country Music Hall of fame & Museum, Johnny Cash Museum, Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry.

    Hotel: Renaissance Nashville Hotel

    212Mi/341Km

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    Great Smoky Mountains

    Next it’s on to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s most visited park, which stretches across half a million acres of Tennessee and North Carolina. Hike, bike, drive or even take a horseback ride through the scenic byways. You may also choose to visit Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park, which celebrates the heritage and people of the East Tennessee region.

    Hotel: Oak Haven Resort & Spa

    205Mi/330Km

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    Chattanooga

    Heading south, you journey into the ancient homeland of the Cherokee Indians before arriving into Chattanooga. Don’t miss the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Fort Loudoun and, of course, the infamous Chattanooga Choo Choo.

    Hotel: The Chattanoogan Hotel

    136Mi/218Km

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    Atlanta

    Ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, go underground at Ruby Falls, or stroll to the National Park Service’s American Civil War Battlefield at Point Park before leaving Chattanooga. En route to Atlanta we suggest a visit to Rock City Gardens.

    Hotel: Grand Hyatt Atlanta

    116Mi/186Km

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    Journey home

    There’s time for some last minute sightseeing in Atlanta, before returning your rental car and checking-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2289 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    One way drop off charge of $150 on car hire is not included and payable locally.

    Alabama Civil Rights

    Begins and ends in Atlanta, Georgia

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham

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    • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

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    • Rosa Parks Museum

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    • Edmond Pettus Bridge, Selma

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    • Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham

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    • The largest Aquarium in the world, Atlanta

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    • First White House in Montgomery

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    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.

    Hotel: Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead

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    Montgomery

    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.

    Hotel: Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa

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    Selma

    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.

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Selma

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    Birmingham

    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.

    Hotel: Hilton Birmingham at UAB (formally DoubleTree)

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    Atlanta

    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.

    Hotel: Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead

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    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.

    Prices

    From £1699 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Music Celebrations

    Begins and ends Atlanta, Georgia

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Year round

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    • 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

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    • Ruby Falls, Chattanooga

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    • Nashville Skyline

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    • Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

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    • Graceland, Memphis

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    • Stax Museum of American Soul

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    • US Space And Rocket Center, Huntsville

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    • Birmingham Skyline

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    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

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    Chattanooga

    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

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    Nashville

    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

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    Memphis

    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

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    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

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    Huntsville

    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

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    Birmingham

    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

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    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

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    Montgomery

    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

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    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.

    Prices

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

  • Southern Charms: Savannah, Hilton Head Island & Charleston

    Begins in Savannah, Georgia and ends in Charleston, South Carolina

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: March, April, May, September and October

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    • Roundtrip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 8 nights as specified
    • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Blooming Savannah, Georgia

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    • Charleston Coastline

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    • Historical Church Building, Savannah

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    • Historical Downtown Charleston

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    • Hilton Head Island

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    Arrive Savannah

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Savannah. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel The Desoto located in Savannah's historic center, just a few blocks from the bustling waterfront.

    Hotel: The DeSoto (Dinner included)

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    Savannah

    Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, magnificent homes, and architectural gems, your hotel in the historic heart of Georgia's First City offers a mix of warm Southern charm and modern style. Begin your day of exploring with a visit to the Massie Heritage Center. Originally founded as the Massie School in the mid-1800s, the historic institution is now an interactive museum preserving Savannah’s rich cultural heritage. Next, engage in a hands-on culinary demonstration focusing on dishes representing the unique cuisine of the coastal Low Country region, followed by lunch. Spend the afternoon sightseeing aboard a touring trolley with a local guide, admire the city's elegant architecture and geometric city design, featuring 24 park squares highlighted by live oaks draped with Spanish moss. One of the first planned cities in America, Savannah's National Historic Landmark District is the largest in the nation and features more than 1,000 architecturally significant buildings.

    Hotel: The DeSoto (Breakfast and lunch included)

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    Savannah

    Today you'll embark on a guided excursion through the Low Country region along the Georgia coast. Begin with an opportunity to experience firsthand the unique Gullah / Geechee culture that developed in the wetlands approaching the outlying Sea Islands of Georgia at the Pin Point Heritage Museum. The museum's exhibits and multimedia presentations interpret the oyster fishing traditions and folkways of the residents of Pin Point which for nearly a century survived as an isolated, self-sustaining Gullah / Geechee enclave. Continue past old Spanish fortifications to Wormsloe State Historic Site, Georgia's oldest plantation and its original "tabby" house, now complemented by a museum, theatre and Colonial Life area. Return to Savannah for a free afternoon, followed by a celebration of the city’s Madeira wine traditions at the Davenport House Museum, featuring a tour and a tasting in the historic home's private gardens. Later enjoy an after-hours admission to the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force for a private tour of its exhibits and a private dinner in the museum's reception hall.

    Hotel: The DeSoto (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Fort Pulaski and Hilton Head Island

    Bid Savannah farewell and head off to a key site of the Civil War, Fort Pulaski National Monument, an impressive brick fortress captured by Union forces in 1862. It was here that military history was forever changed during a Civil War battle that saw the introduction of "rifled cannons." Continue on to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, boasting one of the most pristine marine estuaries on the east coast, where you'll find miles of barrier beaches outside of your oceanfront resort that are ideal for walking and beachcombing. Dine this evening at the resort.

    Hotel: Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Beaufort & Charleston

    Take time for an early morning walk on Hilton Head's pristine beaches at your leisure before setting off for historic Beaufort, where you’re joined by a local Gullah resident and guide for an in-depth look at the unique culture and heritage of the Gullah people on the nearby islands. In Beaufort, "Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands," you'll view the timeless architecture of a National Historic Landmark District. Continue on to Charleston, the historic first capital of South Carolina. A private boat cruise of Charleston Harbor this afternoon imparts a wealth of information about the city's centuries of maritime history. Your home for the next three nights is an elegant 150-year-old hotel, The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel, at the center of Charleston's historic district.

    Hotel: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Charleston

    This morning, a local guide takes you on a tour of Charleston to see centuries-old cobblestone streets and well-preserved homes representing a range of architectural styles. From the Revolutionary War period to Antebellum mansions, classic Georgia, Federal, Adamesque, Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian. Visit the famed military school known as The Citadel, and the Battery. The rest of the day is free to do as you please, Charleston is a great city to explore by foot, or you might decide to see it by horse-drawn carriage. Alternatively, visit the Gibbes Museum of Art, or Fort Sumter National Monument, where the first shot of the Civil War was fired in 1861. There are also many restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy the easy living this city is so well known for.

    Hotel: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel (Breakfast included)

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    Historic Plantations

    Visit some of the finest historic plantations and gardens in America today. A morning trip takes you first to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for a tour of the magnificent Romantic-style garden. Some sections of the gardens are more than 325 years old, making them the oldest unrestored gardens in America. Then it's on to one of the grandest of the notable Ashley River Plantations, Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark that is home to America's oldest landscaped gardens. Tour its mansion built in 1755, the stables and the formal gardens. Return to Charleston mid-afternoon, then join your travel companions this evening for a farewell cocktail reception and dinner at your historic hotel.

    Hotel: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Journey Home

    Spend your final morning in Charleston, perhaps shopping for souvenirs before heading to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3275 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Deep South and Delta Blues

    Begins and ends in Atlanta, Georgia

    12 Days / 11 Nights

    Departures: Year round

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 11 breakfasts and 1 dinners 
    • All transportation by private vehicle
    • Services of a Grand American Adventure tour leader
    • Classic tour
    • Jazz band, New Orleans

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    • Reverend Fred Shuttleworth Statue, Birmingham

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    • Houmas House Plantation, Natchez

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    • Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale

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    • Beale Street, Memphis

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    • Stax Museum of American Soul, Memphis

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    • Johnny Cash Cowboy Boots

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    • Deep South and Delta Blues

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    • Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

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    • Downtown Atlanta, Georgia

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    Arrive Atlanta

    Depart the UK on your chosen flight to Atlanta, Georgia. Upon arrival, take the complimentary transfer to your hotel, which is located just a short ride away from the airport. The rest of the day is free for you to explore before an evening welcome meeting at your hotel. A self-guided walking tour of downtown Atlanta is highly recommended and if you fancy a bite of Southern cuisine, stop by Empire State South.

    Hotel: Country Inn and Suites Atlanta Airport South

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    Birmingham

    Today you will head west into Alabama and to the state's largest city - Birmingham. This city was the primary site of the Civil Rights Movement and where Dr Martin Luther King Jr. began his campaign of civil disobedience. Make a visit to the Civil Rights Institute for an excellent introduction to the region's volatile history before setting off on your journey through the South

    Hotel: Drury Inn and Suites Birmingham Grandview (Breakfast included)

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    New Orleans

    Welcome to the cultural melting pot of the Deep South, New Orleans. Otherwise known as the 'Big Easy', the eclectic mix of European, Creole and Cajun culture manifests in every aspect of the architecture, cuisine and musical scene. Take in the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street, relax in the Garden District and absorb the ambiance of the French Quarter. Founded by French traders in 1718, there are many layers of history in this city, and all its many attractions combined make it one of the most visited cities in the USA. Step back in time to when life was gracefully slow and enjoy an included Mississippi riverboat dinner cruise, dining on a delicious local cuisine buffet that is directly influenced by the myriad of cultures that together make up Louisiana. Enjoy a visit to Jean Lafitte Nature Preserve for a guided walk around the swamp boardwalks. Your evenings in New Orleans will be easily spent as there is much to do, not least of all enjoying some of the many live music performances that take place nightly in this vibrant city. This includes the famous Preservation Hall, where top-drawer jazz musicians play every evening to a small audience in an intimate space - but be prepared to queue!

    Hotel: The Whitney Hotel (breakfast included and one dinner)

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    Natchez

    This morning you visit Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. This antebellum estate was completed in 1828 and with 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley, Houmas House makes for a wonderful stop. Next, you follow the river road north to the very first established settlement on the Mississippi River. The original capital of the Mississippi Territory, Natchez, was at the heart of the slave trade and is the birthplace of the Mississippi riverboat. Why not go on a self-guided walking tour through the streets of Natchez' historic district with over 50 antebellum homes and historic churches. Worthy of a visit is the 'Under the Hill' area made famous by Mark Twain, or explore one of the most interesting cemeteries in the South.

    Hotel: The Guest House Natchez (Breakfast included)

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    Clarksdale

    Next you will head to Clarksdale and the Hopson Plantation, which is the former home of legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins. It is also where they tested the International Harvester automated cotton picker. Your leader will give you some history including the system of sharecropping and the evolution of the cotton industry. Clarksdale is also home to the infamous 'Crossroads', where legend has it that blues musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. Within the town itself you'll find the Delta Blues Museum, a literal blues shrine of artefacts and memorabilia, as well as actor Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club. Red's is definitely worth a visit for live music - an authentic 'juke joint' where you'll be transported to the real heart of the South!

    Hotel: Hampton Inn Clarksdale (Breakfast included)

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    Memphis

    Today you and your group will cross into Tennessee. Located near the Mississippi River, Memphis has a long and colourful past. Legendary forefathers such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters and the late B.B. King helped to put Beale Street on the musical map. A highlight of your stay in Memphis is an included excursion to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, who influenced country, blues and rock 'n' roll music. You also have the chance to visit Sun Studio which opened in 1950 and is a place where many great names have passed through, from Howlin' Wolf to Johnny Cash; or the Gibson guitar factory to completely immerse yourself in the fascinating musical heritage of this city. Outside of music, the National Civil Rights Museum located in the former Lorraine Hotel, at the site where Martin Luther King was assassinated, is well worth a visit.

    Hotel: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown (breakfast included )

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    Nashville

    Leaving Memphis behind, today you will make your way to Nashville - the undisputed capital of country music. Home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the famous Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville offers the perfect opportunity to try some line dancing (select nights only). Broadway is lined with honky-tonks and intimate live music venues playing not only country, but all genres of music. As well as its indelible country music links, Nashville is also the capital of Tennessee and the state's second largest city after Memphis. Situated on the banks of the Cumberland River it was established as a major river port by settlers in 1779. Your time in Nashville is free for you to indulge in your choice of the many music and entertainment options available (entrance fees apply). The Grand Ole Opry is the world's longest running radio show and a recommended highlight. You can enjoy performances at the famous Grand Ole Opry House located 24 km east of the city. Book before you arrive to avoid missing out as these shows are popular!

    Hotel: The Capitol Hotel Downtown Nashville (breakfast included)

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    Journey Home

    Your Deep South USA tour ends where it all began in the modern-day metropolis of Atlanta. There may be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you transfer to the airport for your flight home.

    Prices

    From £3175 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • The Masters 2019 - Augusta

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    • Augusta 2019

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    Make the ultimate golfing pilgrimage and experience the magic of The Masters in Georgia. Our four day package is perfect for those who have always dreamed of seeing the winner of the famous green jacket.

    Departs: April 11th 2019
    Duration: 4 Nights

    Includes:

    • Return scheduled flights to Atlanta
    • One night at Grand Hyatt Atlanta
    • AlamoGold intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurance and satellite navigation
    • Three nights at the Sheraton Augusta
    • Admission to The Masters (tournament rounds on Saturday and Sunday)
    • Transportation to and from Augusta National on tournament days
    • Access the Executive Club hospitality, which includes breakfast daily
    • Official Masters souvenir
    Prices

    From £7,895 per person based on two sharing a standard room. Contact us for full details.

    Savannah Trolley Tours

    Savannah

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    • Savannah Trolley Tour

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    Savannah Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

    Explore Savannah at your own pace during a Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. With this 1-day ticket, you can customize your own itinerary to pick and choose Savannah's landmarks and highlights that interest you the most. Spend as much or as little time as you like at each site and enjoy engaging commentary from an expert local guide while on board the trolley. Upgrade to a 2-day ticket to spend consecutive days exploring every corner of this charming Southern city.

    • Savannah trolley tours
    • One-day ticket on the hop-on hop-off trolley tour
    • On the trolley tour Savannah, hop-on and off at any of the 15 stops as often as you like
    • Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights and your own pace
    • See and visit Davenport House, Forsyth Park, world famous River Street, City Market, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, and more

    Ghosts & Gravestones Savannah Tour

    The afterlife is alive and well in Savannah. Experience it for yourself on a Ghosts and Graveyards trolley ride through this grand old Southern city. For 75 minutes you'll tour the streets, passing former battlegrounds, historic cemeteries, and old mansions infiltrated with the supernatural. Make a nighttime stop at legendary River Street, a hot-spot for wandering spirits. Your guide will regale you with stories of Savannah's sinister deeds and nefarious characters along the way.

    • 75-minute ghosts-and-gravestones trolley tour of Savannah
    • Step aboard the ‘trolley of the doomed’ for a frighteningly fun experience
    • Gain exclusive nighttime entry into the Andrew Low House and River Street’s Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery
    • Hear tales of murder, mayhem and other mysterious happenings in the haunted city
    • Enjoy a mix of Savannah’s darker side with a dose of humor
    Prices

    Savannah Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

    From £34 per adult and £16 per child (aged 6-12).

    Ghosts & Gravestones Savannah Tour

    From £30 per adult and £16 per child (aged 4-12).

    Haunted Pubs of Savannah

    Savannah

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    Take a spooky stroll through Savannah, one of the most haunted cities in the US, on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Visit some of the most haunted bars and pubs throughout the city. Learn about local legends, house hauntings — even the occasional exorcism — plus Gullah traditions and superstitions, some of which are still practiced today. Visit the Moon River Brewing Company, one of the oldest, most historic and genuinely haunted buildings in Savannah, and more. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.

    Duration: 2 Hours

    Prices

    From £35 per person.

    City Tour by Electric Car, Atlanta

    Atlanta, Georgia

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    • City Tour by Electric Car

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    • Small group tours

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    • Fully guided throughout

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    Whether you’re an Atlanta native or totally new to these southern city streets, this city tour by electric car is the perfect way to see the sights. Sit back and relax as a professional guide and driver transport you through some of Atlanta’s hottest neighborhoods, including Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park and Midtown. Get an up-close look at civil rights monuments like the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, as you listen in to expert commentary. And venture past World of Coca-Cola Museum and Centennial Olympic Park aboard an eco-friendly car.

    • 90-minute guided Atlanta city tour by electric car
    • Choose an eco-friendly and comfortable electric car for your city tour
    • Get a comprehensive overview of Atlanta’s history from your expert local guide
    • Hear about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and see several sites that honor his life and work
    • Discover the pulse of the city’s hottest restaurants, bars and clubs in Midtown
    • Visit historic neighborhoods like Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward
    • Check out the headquarters of renowned Atlanta-based business like CNN and Coca-Cola

    Duration: 90 minutes

    Prices

    From £37 per adult

    From £25 per child

    Atlanta's Southern Food Tour, Georgia

    Atlanta, Georgia

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    • Discover Atlanta's Popular New Restaurants

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    • Eat Your Way Past Atlanta's Iconic Sites

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    • Small-group ensures a personalized experience

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    • Explore Downtown Atlanta

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    • Time for a coffee

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    Experience the delicious Southern cuisine of Atlanta on this guided, 3.5-hour, small-group food tour. Led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable foodie guide, sample 15 food tastings at seven of the most popular restaurants in historic downtown Atlanta. Visit Paschal's, the unofficial headquarters of the Civil Rights Movement; the Smoke Ring, a rustic restaurant featuring barbecue, Southern sides and cocktails; Arden’s Garden, offering fruit juices and smoothies and many more.

    • Take a food tasting tour of downtown Atlanta
    • Sample a wide variety of Southern foods
    • Learn about Atlanta’s culture and history
    • Fun for the entire family
    • Small-group ensures a personalized experience

    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

    Prices

    From £76 per adult

    From £55 per child

    Atlanta City Break

    Atlanta, Georgia

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    • Olympic Park, Atlanta

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    • World of Coca Cola

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    • Grand Hyatt Atlanta

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    It’s easy to see why Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast to visit for a short break. Historic districts tell of Atlanta’s past with antebellum homes and turn of the century market squares. Stop by the Atlanta History Center or visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site, a moving tribute to an American icon. Browse through the former home of famous author Margaret Mitchell or pop into the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. There are endless shopping options in Atlanta from shopping malls, boutiques, upscale fashion areas and outlet shopping centers. It takes more than a day to cover Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza malls in fashionable Buckhead. Don't miss a visit to the Coca Cola factory and museum, an iconic building in Atlanta's skyline. This 3 night package includes:

    • Non-stop flights from Heathrow to Atlanta with Delta Airlines (UK connection flights also available)
    • 3 nights at Grand Hyatt, Atlanta
    • 3 hour Southern Food Walking Tour
    • Electric Car Sightseeing Tour
    Prices

    From £1099 per person, based on two sharing in low season flying from London Heathrow.

    From £969 per person, based on two sharing in low season flying from Manchester.

    Tybee Island Dolphin Tour

    Savannah, Georgia

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    • Dolphin watching cruise

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    • Tybee Island Dolphin Tour

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    • See wildlife and famous landmarks

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    If you don’t have your own car, visiting Tybee Island from Savannah can be tough. This guided tour makes it easy to take the quick drive in comfortable private transportation—not to mention it means you don’t have to deal with parking at Savannah’s most popular nearby beach. Enjoy free time and a dolphin watching cruise when you arrive for a crowd-pleasing favorite experience.

    • Tybee Island tour from Savannah makes a great day trip
    • Visit Savannah’s most popular nearby beach
    • Dolphin watching cruise gives you chances to see wildlife and landmarks
    • Pickup and drop-off from downtown Savannah included for easy transit

    Duration: 5 hours

    Prices

    From £48 per adult and £25 per child (age 3-12)