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Southern Explorer

Duration:12 days 11 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:Authentic America
Tour Region:Capital Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, South Region

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Southern Explorer

Duration:12 days 11 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:Authentic America
Tour Region: Capital Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, South Region

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The Southern Explorer tour begins and ends as follows:

Duration 12 Days - from New York to Miami
Duration 12 Days - from Washington DC to Miami
Duration 12 Days - from New York to Orlando
Duration 12 Days - from Washington DC to Orlando

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Tours and holidays in Usa - New York – Philadelphia – Washington D.C.

Day 1

New York – Philadelphia – Washington D.C.

Transfer from New York to Washington, D.C. via Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, where you will stop to see Independence Mall and Liberty Bell.

Motorcoach tour commences. Joining passengers meet in the hotel lobby at 07:30 hours for a 08:00 hours departure. Passengers joining the tour in Washington, D.C. on Day 01 will meet the Tour Director at the hotel.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Washington D.C.

Day 2

Washington D.C.

Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or stroll the banks of the Potomac River.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Washington D.C. – Williamsburg – Roanoke

Day 3

Washington D.C. – Williamsburg – Roanoke

Depart this morning for Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. Walk along the Duke of Gloucester Street to visit some of the impressive public buildings, colonial houses and the College of William and Mary (admissions not included).

Tours and holidays in Usa - Roanoke – Blue Ridge Parkway – Cherokee/Asheville

Day 4

Roanoke – Blue Ridge Parkway – Cherokee/Asheville

Travel along portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway before an afternoon arrival in Asheville, nicknamed the “Land of the Sky”.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Cherokee/Asheville – Great Smoky Mountains – Nashville

Day 5

Cherokee/Asheville – Great Smoky Mountains – Nashville

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stop at the Mountain Farm and Museum to explore the life of an Appalachian farmer. Continue through Knoxville to Nashville, capital of Tennessee and home to country music. Bring your boots and join your fellow travelers at the Wild Horse Salon, where you can kick up your heels and give line dancing a go (optional).

Tours and holidays in Usa - Nashville – Memphis

Day 6

Nashville – Memphis

Travel across the countryside and arrive in Memphis, the city known for blues music, cotton and home of Sun Records. Take a city tour including Beale Street, the heart of the blues music scene. This afternoon, fans of “The King of Rock and Roll” have the opportunity to tour Graceland, former home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Tours and holidays in Usa - Memphis – Jackson – New Orleans

Day 7

Memphis – Jackson – New Orleans

Today’s tour takes you to Mississippi, the Magnolia State. Pass through Jackson, the state capital, and continue to Louisiana and New Orleans, the home of the infamous Mardi Gras celebrations. Tonight, immerse yourself in Creole culture on board an authentic Mississippi Riverboat dinner cruise and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band (optional).

Tours and holidays in Usa - New Orleans

Day 8

New Orleans

A full day at leisure to take in the French flavor and grandeur of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow, cobblestone streets. Stand atop one of the infamous New Orleans levees and gain the perspective of how these unique feats of architecture guard the city.

Tours and holidays in Usa - New Orleans – Gulf of Mexico – Pensacola

Day 9

New Orleans – Gulf of Mexico – Pensacola

Travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Mobile, AL to the city of Pensacola. Visit one of the top 10 rose gardens in America at the Bellingrath Home (admission included). While visiting Pensacola Beach, walk along side the swaying sea oats, dipping your toes in the warm waters of the emerald green Gulf of Mexico.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Pensacola – Orlando

Day 10

Pensacola – Orlando

Travel along the Florida panhandle to Ocala, known for thoroughbred horse ranches. Continue through central Florida, heart of America’s citrus industry, and on to Orlando for an evening arrival at your hotel.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Orlando

Day 11

Orlando

Day at leisure. Revitalize by the pool, take a hot air balloon flight or visit one of Orlando’s attractions, such as Disney World, Sea World, or Universal Studios (admissions not included).

Tours and holidays in Usa - Orlando – Kennedy Space Center – Miami

Day 12

Orlando – Kennedy Space Center – Miami

Visit Kennedy Space Center, home of America’s space program (admission included). Continue to the cultural melting pot of Miami Beach. Your tour ends here.

For passengers leaving the tour today in Orlando, tour ends upon check-out from your hotel in Orlando. Tour ends upon arrival at post tour hotel in Miami at approximately 18:00 hours

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DEPARTURES 2015 PRICE FROM
APR 11, 25 1432
MAY 9, 23 1432
JUNE 6, 20 1432
JULY 4, 18 1432
AUG 1, 15, 29 1432
SEP 12, 26 1549
OCT 10 1549

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT INCLUSIONS
- Visit Philadelphia and view the Liberty Bell
- Comprehensive city tour of Washington DC
- See the Lincoln Memorial and “go back in time”
- Visit the Great Smoky Mountains
- Tour Nashville and have time to enjoy the Honky Tonks
- Memphis city tour including the Lorraine Hotel, site of the MLK assassination as well as Beale Street, famous for the Blues clubs
- Visit one of America’s most famous home and gardens: Bellingrath
- Tour Kennedy Space Center, home of America’s Space Program

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1-2 Washington D.C. Omni Shoreham Hotel
3 Roanoke Holiday Inn Tanglewood
4 Asheville Brookstone Lodge
5 Nashville Guesthouse International
6 Memphis Sleep Inn at Court Square
7-8 New Orleans The Blake Hotel New Orleans
9 Pensacola Hampton Inn Cordova Mall
10-11 Orlando International Palms Resort

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: New York, Hotel Edison
POST: Miami, Deauville Miami Beach

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
- Washington Monuments at night with dinner in fashionable Georgetown
- Visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland home
- New Orleans plantation visit and Jazz Brunch
- Universal Studios in Orlando to see how movies are made
- “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route