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Turkode : PDB
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Exodus Travel
Destinasjoner : USA
Reisen begynner : Atlanta
Reisen slutter : Atlanta
Gruppestørrelse : 6 - 13
Aldre : 16+
Aktivitet :
12 dager fra
NOK 44 300


Trace the roots of American music in the Deep South USA along the mighty Mississippi


  • Day 1: Start Atlanta
    Welcome to Atlanta and the Southern state of Georgia! Today is free for you to explore before an evening welcome meeting at 18:00 hrs in 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. Optional Activities:• Atlanta History Centre US$17• Atlanta Botanical Garden US$19 Accommodation: La Quinta Atlanta Airport North (or similar)
  • Day 2: To Birmingham, Alabama to learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement
    This morning we start with a visit to the Martin Luther King JR National Historical Park in Atlanta. Learn more about his life and activism at the visitor's centre, and then there is time to explore the surrounding area, including the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King JR's tomb, and the house where he was born and raised. From here, we 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. We recommend a visit to the Civil Rights Institute for an excellent introduction to the region's volatile history as you start your journey through the Deep South of the USA. Optional activities:• Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama US$15 Accommodation: Hampton Inn Birmingham Colonnade 280 (or similar)
  • Day 3 - 5: Three days to discover lively New Orleans, the cultural melting pot of the Deep South
    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 ambience of the French Quarter, known also as 'The 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 delicious local cuisine that is directly influenced by the myriad of cultures that together make up Louisiana. Evenings in New Orleans will be easily spent as there is plenty to do, not least of all continuing your indulgence and appreciation of American music by enjoying some of the many live 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! There will also be the chance to step out of the city and explore the wild river swamplands of Louisiana, where you can head out by boat beneath the cypress trees in search of wildlife. Optional Activities:• Alligator swamp tour, New Orleans US$25-$40• Various historical walking tours – e.g. French Quarter, Garden District US$25• Haunted French Quarter Ghost tour US$25• New Orleans Voodoo and Graveyard tour US$20• New Orleans Preservation Hall US$15-$20• New Orleans jazz clubs US$10-$20• Mardi Gras World in New Orleans US$22 Accommodation: The Blake Hotel (or similar)
  • Day 6: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens - Natchez
    This morning we 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, Houma 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. We recommend a self-guided walking tour through the streets of Natchez' historic district with over 50 antebellum homes and historic churches. Also worthy of a visit is the `Under the Hill' area made famous by Mark Twain, or discover one of the most interesting cemeteries in the South. Optional Activities:• Antebellum mansions, Natchez US$12-$25 Accommodation: Dunleith Historic Inn (or similar)
  • Day 7: To Clarksdale
    Next up is 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! Optional Activities:• Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale US$12• Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale US$8 Accommodation: Hampton Inn Clarksdale (or similar)
  • Day 8 - 9: Two days to discover Memphis
    Today we 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. We 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. 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. Optional Activities:• Civil Rights Museum in Memphis US$16• Sun Studio in Memphis US$14• Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis U$13 (closed Mondays) Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown (or similar)
  • Day 10 - 11: Nashville, Tennessee
    We make our way to Nashville today - 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. Our 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! Optional Activities: Grand Ole Opry US$32-$90Ryman Auditorium tour US$22-$35Country Music Hall of Fame US$25-$40Johnny Cash Museum US$19 Accommodation: The Capitol Hotel Downtown Nashville (or similar)
  • Day 12: To Atlanta; end Atlanta
    We make our way back to Atlanta today. There may be the option of stopping at Lynchburg to pay homage to Tennessee's most famous drink! Enjoy a tour of the Jack Daniel's Whiskey Distillery and a serving of Southern hospitality. Our tour of the Deep South ends in the modern day metropolis of Atlanta, known as the New York of the South. If you're staying on be sure to stop by Glady's Knight's famous Chicken and Waffles restaurant. This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book your post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs. Optional Activities:• Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Distillery US$17-22


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The trip destination
— Travel by private minibus — Group normally 6 to 13, plus leader. Min age 16 — 10 nights hotel and 1 night in a historic property
11 breakfasts and 1 dinner included Meals that aren't included will usually be eaten in restaurants. To help you budget for your meals on average hotel breakfasts cost from US$6-12, lunches from US$8-15 and dinners from US$13-30; this does not include alcoholic beverages. Wine costs approximately US$5 per glass and beer US$4 per bottle (in New Orleans you may find that wine and beer costs are a bit higher). Please also be aware that a tip of approximately 15%-20% is added to group meals in restaurants. Applicable taxes will also be added to all listed menu prices. Please make sure we are aware of any special meal requirements before travelling. We will do all we can to accommodate various dietary requirements but in parts of North America certain food types can be limited.

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Antall dager 12
Pris fra NOK45,500.00
Destinasjoner Atlanta
Turkode PDB
Aktivitet Tema & kulturreiser,Multiaktivtetsreiser
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