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Southern Heritage

Duration:15 days 14 nights
Tour Type:Self Drive Tours
Tour Activity:Authentic America
Tour Region:South Region

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Southern Heritage

Duration:15 days 14 nights
Tour Type:Self Drive Tours
Tour Activity:Authentic America
Tour Region: South Region

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Tour Information

The Southern Heritage tour begins in Orlando and ends in Orlando.

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Day 1

Orlando Arrival

Arrive Orlando and pick up the car at the airport before proceeding to your hotel.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Orlando Arrival

Day 2

Orlando

This morning at 08:00 hours you will be met at your hotel by our representative and provided with complete documentation which includes driving instructions and a day-by-day itinerary. Enjoy a full day exploring the entertainment complex of Walt Disney World Resort. Visit the Magic Kingdom Park, the futuristic Epcot, the Disney-MGM Studios, or experience Disney’s wildest adventure yet: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Orlando

Day 3

Orlando – Ocala – Silver Springs – Tallahassee / driving distance: 283 mi / 453 km

Today, visit the small country town of Ocala which still retains much of its provincial atmosphere. In Silver Springs, home of the world’s largest array of crystal clear springs, view these bubbling waters from a glass-bottomed boat, before heading west to Tallahassee, Florida’s tranquil capital with the charm of the Old South.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Orlando – Ocala – Silver Springs – Tallahassee / driving distance: 283 mi / 453 km

Day 4

Tallahassee – Apalachicola – Emerald Coast – Pensacola / driving distance: 205 mi /328 km

Drive along Florida’s “secret” Gulf Coast and discover well-kept wildlife preserves, elegant southern homes, and the colorful fleet of the fishing and oystering village of Apalachicola. Soak in the beauty of the Emerald Coast, with its string of postcard-perfect beaches. Arrive in Pensacola and stroll about the Seville Historic District.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Tallahassee – Apalachicola – Emerald Coast – Pensacola / driving distance: 205 mi /328 km

Day 5

Pensacola – Mobile – New Orleans / driving distance: 200 mi / 322 km

This morning, reach the Grand Dame of Alabama’s cities, Mobile, founded nearly 300 years ago by the French. The city remains an elegant combination of European culture and southern charm. Then continue to New Orleans, the city on the bayou. Discover the unique atmosphere of this city tonight, when spicy Cajun cuisine thrills the senses, and the sounds of Blues and Jazz bring the French Quarter to life.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Pensacola – Mobile – New Orleans / driving distance: 200 mi / 322 km

Day 6

New Orleans

Enjoy a full day at leisure to discover The Big Easy, representing more than 250 years of French, Spanish, and American cultures.

Tours and holidays in Usa - New Orleans

Day 7

New Orleans – Natchez – Vicksburg / driving distance: 250 mi / 400 km

Today drive along the Mississippi River through Baton Rouge to the great state of Mississippi, land of once great plantations and moss covered magnolia trees. Natchez is home to over 500 well preserved antebellum homes.

Tours and holidays in Usa - New Orleans – Natchez – Vicksburg / driving distance: 250 mi / 400 km

Day 8

Vicksburg – Memphis / driving distance: 254 mi / 407 km

Depart Vicksburg for the Home of the Blues, Memphis. This city combines the charm of the Old South with the exciting pace of a modern metropolis. An optional tour is available of Downtown Memphis with its famous Beale Street. Visit Elvis Presley’s palatial home, Graceland.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vicksburg – Memphis / driving distance: 254 mi / 407 km

Day 9

Memphis – Nashville / driving distance: 210 mi / 340 km

Leave Memphis and reach the capital of country music, Nashville. Among the attractions in Music City U.S.A. are the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Grand Ole Opry, Opryland U.S.A., and world-famous Printer’s Alley.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Memphis – Nashville / driving distance: 210 mi / 340 km

Day 10

Nashville – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Cherokee/Asheville / driving distance: 300 mi / 480 km

Today drive east to Knoxville and on to the Great Smoky Mountains, the most visited national park in the country. The wondrous Smokies get their name from the blue haze that hovers over mossy mountain peaks. Visit the Cherokee Indian Reservation before arriving at your hotel.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Nashville – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Cherokee/Asheville / driving distance: 300 mi / 480 km

Day 11

Cherokee/Asheville – Columbia – Charleston / driving distance: 268 mi / 429 km

Leave the gracious, slow-paced southern city of Asheville and continue to Columbia, considered one of the country’s most beautiful state capitals. Arrive in historic Charleston in the afternoon. Charleston is a city built for walking. Take a leisurely stroll through the historic district with its unsurpassed antebellum architecture.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Cherokee/Asheville – Columbia – Charleston / driving distance: 268 mi / 429 km

Day 12

Charleston – Savannah / driving distance: 104 mi / 167 km

After leaving Historic Charleston, a popular place to visit is the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Then drive south to the port city of Savannah, where the city’s 24 green shade squares form the foundation for one of the largest urban historic landmark districts in the country.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Charleston – Savannah / driving distance: 104 mi / 167 km

Day 13

Savannah – Jacksonville – St. Augustine / driving distance: 182 mi / 292 km

Continue south and return to the Sunshine State of Florida. In Jacksonville, stroll along the Riverwalk on the South Bank of the St. Johns River before heading south to the oldest town in North America, St. Augustine. Narrow lanes, houses built in the Spanish style with their typical inner courtyards, balconies, and wrought-iron screens add to the Spanish ambiance of St. Augustine.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Savannah – Jacksonville – St. Augustine / driving distance: 182 mi / 292 km

Day 14

St. Augustine – Daytona Beach – Kennedy Space Center – Orlando / driving distance: 168 mi / 269 km

Depart early for Daytona Beach, a meeting place for motor-racing fans from all over the world, and on to Cape Canaveral. Visit the Kennedy Space Center, home of America’s space program, before returning to Orlando.

Tours and holidays in Usa - St. Augustine – Daytona Beach – Kennedy Space Center – Orlando / driving distance: 168 mi / 269 km

Day 15

Orlando Departure

Return the car at the airport before the departure flight.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Orlando Departure

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DAILY DEPARTURES PRICE FROM
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PRICE FROM
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January, February, March, April 797 1251
May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 797 1170

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
STANDARD
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
UPGRADE
1-2 Orlando Champions World Resort Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites International Drive Orlando
3 Tallahassee Quality Inn & Suites Quality Inn & Suites
4 Pensacola Comfort Inn Comfort Inn
5-6 New Orleans Holiday Inn New Orleans Downtown Superdome Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans
7 Vicksburg Quality Inn & Suites Quality Inn & Suites
8 Memphis Comfort Inn Downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel Memphis
9 Nashville GuestHouse Inn & Suites Nashville Millennium Maxwell House Nashville
10 Cherokee Magnuson Great Smokies Inn Magnuson Great Smokies Inn
11 Charleston Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview Francis Marion Hotel
12 Savannah Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District Courtyard Savannah Downtown
13 St. Augustine Magnuson Hotel Historic St. Augustine Holiday Isle Oceanfront
14 Orlando Champions World Resort Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites International Drive Orlando

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Immerse yourself in world-famous theme parks and unforgettable adventure in Orlando
- Take a glass bottom boat ride in the pure waters of the Silver River
- Taste some of the finest oysters in Apalachicola located the heart of Florida’s Forgotten Coast
- Travel along Florida’s Emerald Coast, home to some of the best beaches in the world
- Enjoy great food and music in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz
- Experience true hospitality in Natchez, a perfectly preserved example of the Old South
- Tour one of Vicksburg many columned antebellum homes
- Walk down Beale Street for a taste of the music Memphis makes today
- Embark on the ultimate rock ‘n roll experience at Elvis Presley’s Graceland
- Walk Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame honoring country performers of national reputation
- Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum located on Nashville’s Music Row
-View the deep blue haze of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Stroll down Charleston’s quaint alleyways or trot through the streets in a carriage
- Stand where the first shot of the Civil War was fired
- Explore Savannah’s beautifully preserved historic neighborhoods
- Visit St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest permanently occupied European settlement
- Sip the Fountain of Youth waters and hear the history behind its legendary benefits
- Meet a veteran astronaut at Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s launch headquarters
Admission fees not included