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Civil Rights & the Soulful South
From Atlanta to New Orleans via Alabama, this journey combines the history and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement with the music, food and passion of the Deep South.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 12 days/11 nights
- Starts in: Atlanta
Guide Price £1168
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Civil Rights History
- Southern Food
- New Orleans
Day 1 Atlanta
Arrive into the ‘Capital of the South’, a city where Southern charm meets modern dynamism.
Day 2 Atlanta
Visit Pemberton Place, home to many of Atlanta’s top attractions including the excellent National Center for Civil & Human Rights. For dinner tuck in to some traditional soul food.
Day 3 Atlanta to Birmingham
Drive to Birmingham and head up to Vulcan Park for views over the city.
Day 4 Birmingham
Uncover the city’s tumultuous past in the Civil Rights District and learn the emotional story of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Later visit the toe-tapping Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.
Day 5 Birmingham to Montgomery
Take a detour to the town of Selma where Martin Luther King began his historic march to Montgomery.
Day 6 Montgomery
Discover Montgomery’s prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement at the moving Rosa Parks Museum. In the evening, grab a beer in the Alley entertainment district or seek out a tasty barbecue joint.
Day 7 Montgomery to Gulf Shores
Drive down to Gulf Shores where the Gulf of Mexico laps at pristine white sands.
Day 8 Gulf Shores
Unwind with a leisurely day of sunbathing or head to nearby Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and wander through its peaceful nature trail which leads down to the beach.
Day 9 Gulf Shores to New Orleans
Stop off in Mobile to visit the massive USS Alabama Battleship before continuing on to Louisiana. Unique New Orleans awaits with its tantalising mix of jazz, jambalaya and jubilant nightlife.
Days 10-11 New Orleans
Wander the picturesque French Quarter and perhaps visit an above ground cemetery to learn about a Voodoo Queen. Take an excursion to Louisiana’s plantation country, an hour’s drive away, learn about the sobering history of slavery on the area’s sugarcane plantations.
Day 12 New Orleans
Enjoy a final morning in the Big Easy before heading to the airport for your flight home.
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Swamp & Bayou Tour
French Quarter Walking Tour
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 8 days Alamo Inclusive Compact car hire including 24 hour Roadside Assistance and no surprise compulsory charges on pick-up
- 11 nights 3 to 4 accommodation
- Louisiana Plantation Tour
- International flights
- A one way drop-off fee is payable locally
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However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Atlanta currently cost from £924 in Economy
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