DC to Deep South – Music, Eats, and Culture

Resort: DC to Deep South – Music, Eats, and Culture
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: United States
Price From: £2255.20

Over View

Take a deep dive into the Deep South on a 15-day tour that brings together history, culture, and some of the tastiest food you can find in America. Start by exploring historic Washington DC before heading into charming Charleston, the Southern Belle that is Savannah, the country music mecca of Nashville, and digging into barbecue eats in Memphis. These sounds, eats, and treats truly make the south come alive like you’ve never experienced before.

Itineraries

Day 1
Washington DC

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
Washington DCRichmond

Travel to Georgetown, one of the oldest districts of Washington, D.C. for some free time in this historic area. Then head to one of the oldest cities in the US, Richmond, the capital of Virginia. Home to the famous quote Give me liberty or give me death this city played a large part in the US Civil War. In modern times, the city is undergoing a cultural revolution, centering around food, craft beer and art. Enjoy a free evening to explore.

Day 3
RichmondCharleston

Leave Virginia behind and head to Charleston, South Carolina, full of cobblestone streets and pre-civil war houses. Enjoy a free evening and opt to visit the Charleston City Market or catch sunset at Folly Beach.

Day 4
Charleston

In the morning, take an included Charleston harbour history tour, see and learn about over 75 points of interest, including Fort Sumter, the location of the first shots of the Civil War. Enjoy the rest the day to explore this southern charmed city. Opt to take a historic house tour, take a food or brewery tour, tour Boone Hall Plantation, lounge on the beach or try stand-up paddleboarding.

Day 5
CharlestonSavannah

Head to Savannah and arrive in time for lunch. Take a guided historic walking tour of Savannah, tasting some of the regional favourite sweets. In the evening, opt to take a riverboat cruise or stroll through the cobblestone streets in town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss.

Day 6
Savannah

Enjoy a free day to explore this Georgia Peach of a town. Opt to check out City Market for local restaurants and art, tour around the Bonaventure Cemetery, visit the maritime museum, or stroll the grounds of a historic plantation.

Day 7
SavannahAtlanta

Continue to Atlanta, the capital of Georgia and original home of Coca-Cola. If the Braves are in town, opt to partake in America’s Favourite Pastime, with a baseball game.

Day 8
Atlanta

Take a deep dive into this southern capital city. Options include visiting some of the Martin Luther King Jr sites, a tour of the Coca Cola Factory, or check out the famous graffiti art. Check out some local joints here, like one of the many true American diners from the early 1900s.

Day 9
AtlantaNashville

Continue to Tennessee, stopping in Lynchburg and take a tour of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Learn about the history of this whiskey and then get to try a flight of their favourites. Head to the Country Music capital of the world. Stroll the streets of Nashville and let the music pull you into one of the many watering holes. Live like a local with some line dancing at a local saloon.

Day 10
Nashville

Enjoy a free day in Music City, U.S.A.. Opt to visit the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash Museum, or try some of the city’s famous hot fried chicken. Later, head out for live music and cowboy nightlife in this country music capital.

Day 11
NashvilleMemphis

Continue through the heart of Tennessee to the land of Rock, Blues and Soul. Dig into an included barbecue dinner at Central BBQ, a Memphis institution. Then catch some live music on Beale Street, where Blues was born.

Day 12
Memphis

Take advantage of a free day in Memphis. Stroll Beale Street, opt to tour Elvis’ home, Graceland; check out the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, Sun Studios; or tour the National Civil Rights Museum.

Day 13
MemphisNew Orleans

Travel through the southern state of Mississippi to the bayous of Louisiana. Head out and enjoy the music, architecture, and culture of this vibrant city. Opt to explore the French Quarter and try some authentic Cajun food for dinner.

Day 14
New Orleans

Start the morning with beignets at Caf du Monde before a enjoying a Creole cooking demonstration for lunch. Enjoy a free afternoon to take a bike tour of the city, hop on a steamboat on the Mississippi, take a bayou swamp tour or wander the streets soaking up the music and culture around town. In the evening, opt to join the group to head to Frenchmen Street to take in the jazz music pouring out of the bars and cafes.

Day 15
New Orleans

Depart at anytime.

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