Southern Highlights

8 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Experience southern hospitality on this rail journey to three distinct southern cities. Start your trip in America's Capital, where with the help of a hop on/ hop off tour you can visit several of Washington D.C's famous attractions, including the Jefferson Memorial, the Crime Museum, and The Library of Congress, just to name a few.

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Next, your rail tour continues on to Atlanta as you board Amtrak's Crescent. From the CNN Studio Tour to the Zoo Atlanta, a CityPass will allow you to see many of Atlanta's legendary attractions. Discover the complete history of Coca-Cola at the World of Coca-Cola and visit the dolphins at the Atlanta Aquarium.

After your stay in Atlanta begin to the final stop of the journey, New Orleans. A narrated tour will provide you with the rich history of the Big Easy, highlighting destinations such as the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and St. Louis Cemetery. Then, get a true taste of the south when you dine at a classic Creole restaurant.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Transportation aboard Amtrak (1 night on train)
  • Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
  • 1 Dinner
  • Washington DC Hop On/Hop Off tour
  • Atlanta City Pass
  • New Orleans narrarated tour

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO WASHINGTON, DC

Arrive in Washington and make your own way to your hotel.
Enjoy picture-perfect views from the top of a double-decker bus while you explore the capital on a 2-day hop-on / hop-off tour of all the major Washington, DC, attractions. Overnight Washington, DC.

DAY 2 - WASHINGTON, DC SIGHTSEEING

Continue your tour of Washington, DC, with a sightseeing pass aboard a hop-on / hop-off bus. Explore the museums and monuments of our nation's capital. Overnight Washington, DC.

DAY 3 - TRAIN TO ATLANTA

Spend some free time exploring Washington, DC, before you transfer on your own and board Amtrak for a relaxing trip south to Atlanta in your private Roomette sleeping accommodations. Overnight train. (D)

DAY 4 - ARRIVAL IN ATLANTA

This morning you will arrive in Atlanta. Today, use your CityPASS to visit some of Atlanta's most bragged about attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, Zoo Atlanta and a CNN Studio Tour. Overnight Atlanta.

DAY 5 - DISCOVER ATLANTA

What's your favourite part of Atlanta. Spend your free time today discovering some of Atlanta's hidden treasures…let us know what you find! Overnight Atlanta.

DAY 6 - ATLANTA TO NEW ORLEANS

Transfer on your own and board Amtrak to the Big Easy. Perhaps spend your free time this evening exploring the romantic French Quarter with a leisurely carriage ride for two. Overnight New Orleans.

DAY 7 - NEW ORLEANS SIGHTSEEING

Today you'll get to know New Orleans on a narrated tour that will introduce you to voodoo and piracy, architecture and art, and history in the making. Then take a stroll down Bourbon Street and choose from the best restaurants in the South. Overnight New Orleans.

DAY 8 - HOMEWARD BOUND

Your holiday comes to an end this morning.

PRICE ON REQUEST

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the rate of exchange and the duration of your trip should you wish to add any additional nights or services.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Rates are available for single travellers.

Train & Hotel Accommodations

Moderate

Hotels include the Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Atlanta, and Holiday Inn French Quarter. Amtrak accommodations are in both Coach class and Roomette.

Deluxe

Hotels include Fairmont Washington DC, Hyatt Regency, and JW Marriott New Orleans. Amtrak accommodations are in both Coach class and Roomette

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Transportation aboard Amtrak (1 night on train)
  • Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
  • 1 Dinner
  • Washington DC Hop On/Hop Off tour
  • Atlanta City Pass
  • New Orleans narrarated tour.

Southern Highlights - 8 Days
Escorted Holiday. (Code: VBR)