The Old South & Florida

13 Day Guided Tour from New Orleans to Orlando with Cosmos

Read 22 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 13 Day The Old South & Florida. Explore the Old World city known as New Orleans before driving through the heart of Cajun Country to elegant Natchez, where you can admire a Pre-Civil War home. See the passing rural landscape...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
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New Orleans
Guided Tour Ends In
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Orlando
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
USA
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,676 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
22 Reviews
Trip Code:
8290

Itinerary

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1 New Orleans
Welcome to New Orleans! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
2 New Orleans
The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old-World city with a guided tour. First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city's unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
3 New Orleans
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Stroll through the centuries-old French Quarter or take a carriage ride while listening to tales of voodoo queens and pirates. History enthusiasts can roam through sprawling Victorian mansions and celebrated museums, catching a glimpse of life the way it used to be in the Old South. Tonight, you might like to experience the city's beauty and romance on a 2-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter on New Orleans' only steamboat.
4 New Orleans - Baton Rouge - Natchez
Drive through the heart of Cajun Country to Baton Rouge for an orientation tour that features the Governor's Mansion and the State Capitol. Next, on to elegant Natchez, a thriving port in the golden years of the cotton trade. Visit a gracious PRE CIVIL WAR HOME featuring fine collections of period furniture and paintings. In the evening, relax and perhaps sip a refreshing mint julep as the sun goes down.
5 Natchez - Memphis
Drive through rural Mississippi to Memphis. On arrival, acquaint yourself with the town during an included orientation tour. For your first night in the "Home of the Blues," why not visit one of the famous music clubs on Beale Street, immortalised in WC Handy's famous songs? (B)
6 Memphis Visit To Graceland
A trip to Memphis would not be complete without visiting GRACELAND/ the palatial home of "The King," Elvis Presley. Our guided audio tour focuses on the memorial garden and the opulent 15,000-square-foot (4572 metre) mansion. Return to Memphis mid-afternoon and, if you haven't done so already, get a taste of Memphis with some southern barbecue at Central BBQ. Perhaps stop by the Gibson Guitar Factory for a tour or visit the National Civil Rights Museum. This evening, you may want to visit famous Beale Street, and explore the melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock `n' roll, R & B and gospel.
7 Memphis - Nashville
This morning leave the home of the blues for Nashville, the "Capital of Country Music." Afternoon arrival in Nashville. This evening, you have reserved seating for an unforgettable show at the world-famous GRAND OLE OPRY, a mecca for country musicians since 1925.
8 Nashville
Its association with country music has made the name "Nashville" world famous, but it's not just music fans who will find this charming Southern city a delight. Start your day with a visit to STUDIO B/ Nashville's oldest surviving recording studio and one of the country's most important. Afterward, PREsightseeing with a local guide includes the State Capitol, Bicentennial State Park, and the recording studios of Music Row. Then, visit the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley's "solid-gold" Cadillac.
9 Nashville - Chattanooga - Atlanta
First stop today is Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Then, enter the "Peach State" of Georgia and continue through Chattahoochee National Forest to the fast-growing metropolis of Atlanta, former home and burial place of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Enjoy an orientation tour, followed by a short visit to the grave and eternal flame dedicated to preserving his legacy.
10 Atlanta - Savannah
Head south through rich, rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah for a 2-night stay. On this afternoon's TROLLEY TOUR, your tour highlights attractions such as the City Market, Forsyth Park, Mercer House, Madison Square (where General Sherman concluded his "March to the Sea"), Colonial Park Cemetery, and the world-famous River Street. This evening is free to explore this charming city on your own. (B)
11 Savannah
A day at leisure. Shop on cobblestoned River Street or stroll among the many squares surrounded by elegant homes and gardens. Don't miss the impressive Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum to learn about Savannah's important role in maritime history. (CB)
12 Savannah - St Augustine - Orlando
Travel into the "Sunshine State" of Florida, stopping first at St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. You will see the oldest Government House and the Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, on your orientation tour. Then, drive to the magical city of Orlando. (CB)
13 Orlando
Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the "Sunshine State" further with a variety of exciting optional activities.
1 New Orleans.
Welcome to New Orleans! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
2 New Orleans.
The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old- World city with a guided tour. First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city's unique burial customs at an aboveground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
3 New Orleans.
A day to explore at your own pace. Stroll through the centuriesold French Quarter or take a carriage ride while listening to tales of voodoo queens and pirates. History enthusiasts can roam through sprawling Victorian mansions and celebrated museums, catching a glimpse of life the way it used to be in the Old South. Tonight, you might like to experience the city's beauty and romance on a 2-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter.
4 New Orleans - Baton Rouge - Natchez.
Drive through the heart of Cajun Country to Baton Rouge for an orientation tour that features the Governor's Mansion and the State Capitol. Next, on to elegant Natchez, a thriving port in the golden years of the cotton trade. Visit a gracious PRE-CIVIL WAR HOME featuring fine collections of period furniture and paintings. In the evening, relax and perhaps sip a refreshing mint julep on our optional dinner.
5 Natchez - Memphis.
Drive through rural Mississippi to Memphis. On arrival, acquaint yourself with the town during an included orientation tour. (B)
6 Memphis. Visit To Graceland.
A trip to Memphis would not be complete without visiting GRACELAND, the palatial home of "The King," Elvis Presley. Our guided audio tour focuses on the memorial garden and the opulent 4574 square metre (15,000-square-foot) mansion. Afterward, if you haven't done so already, get a taste of Memphis with some authentic southern barbecue or visit the National Civil Rights Museum. This evening, you may want to visit Beale Street and explore more of the melting pot that is of delta blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, R & B, and gospel. (B)
7 Memphis - Nashville.
This morning, leave the "Home of the Blues" as you head for Nashville, the "Capital of Country Music." Afternoon arrival in Nashville. This evening, you have reserved seating for an unforgettable show at the world-famous GRAND OLE OPRY, a mecca for country musicians since 1925. (B)
8 Nashville.
Its association with country music has made the name "Nashville" world famous, but it's not just music fans who will find this charming Southern city a delight. Start your day with a visit to RCA STUDIO B, one of the country's most revered, and Nashville's oldest surviving recording studio. Afterward, sightseeing with a local guide includes the recording studios of Music Row, the State Capitol, and Bicentennial State Park. Then, visit the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley's "solid-gold" Cadillac.
9 Nashville - Chattanooga - Atlanta.
First stop today is Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Then, enter the "Peach State" of Georgia and journey to its fast-growing metropolis, Atlanta, home of 1996 summer Olympics. Enjoy an orientation tour, followed by a short visit to the grave and eternal flame dedicated to preserving the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
10 Atlanta - Savannah.
Head south through rich, rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah for a 2-night stay. On this afternoon's TROLLEY TOUR, you will see attractions like the City Market, Forsyth Park, Mercer House, Madison Square (where General Sherman concluded his "March to the Sea"), Colonial Park Cemetery, and the world-famous River Street. The evening is free to explore this charming city on your own. (CB)
11 Savannah.
A day at leisure. Shop on cobblestoned River Street or stroll among the many squares surrounded by elegant homes and gardens. Don't miss the impressive Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum to learn about Savannah's important role in maritime history. (CB)
12 Savannah - St. Augustine - Orlando.
Travel into the "Sunshine State" of Florida, stopping first at St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. You will see the Government House and the Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, on your orientation tour. Then, drive to magical Orlando. (CB)
13 Orlando.
Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the "Sunshine State" further.

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • NEW ORLEANS: Sightseeing with Local Guide.
  • BATON ROUGE: Orientation tour.
  • NATCHEZ: Visit Pre Civil War Home.
  • MEMPHIS: Orientation tour; visit Graceland.
  • NASHVILLE: Reserved seating at Grand Ole Opry; tour RCA Studio B; Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • CHATTAHOOCHEE NATIONAL FOREST: Scenic drive.
  • ATLANTA: Orientation tour.
  • SAVANNAH: Guided trolley tour.
  • ST. AUGUSTINE: Orientation tour.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
Included Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior First Class (SF), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • New Orleans Sheraton New Orleans (SF), Natchez Hampton Inn & Suites Natchez (ST), Memphis Hilton Memphis (SF), Nashville The Inn at Opryland (MF), Atlanta Quality Suites Buckhead Village (ST), Savannah Best Western Savannah Historic District (ST), Orlando Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Center (F)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Journey Highlights
  • NEW ORLEANS: Sightseeing with Local Guide.
  • BATON ROUGE: Orientation tour.
  • NATCHEZ: Visit Pre Civil War Home.
  • MEMPHIS: Orientation tour; guided audio tour of Graceland.
  • NASHVILLE: Reserved seating at Grand Ole Opry; tour RCA Studio B; Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • ATLANTA: Orientation tour.
  • SAVANNAH: Guided trolley tour.
  • ST. AUGUSTINE: Orientation tour.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi..
  • HOTELS: Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information.
Included Meals
  • 6 Breakfasts
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: Moderate First Class (MF), Superior First Class (SF), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • New Orleans Sheraton New Orleans (SF), Natchez Hampton Inn & Suites (ST), Memphis Springhill Suites Memphis Downtown (ST), Nashville The Inn at Opryland (MF), Atlanta Quality Suites Buckhead Village (ST), Savannah Best Western Savannah Historic District (ST), Orlando Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Center (F)
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Reviews (22)

13 Day The Old South & Florida reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Well organised holiday”
- SA, Australia May 2019 2 Helpful Votes

Great holiday. Hotels were very good quality although some were in suburbs and not in city centre. Good value for money with inclusions taking us to some very nice attractions. Good choice of optional extras. Repeat customer six times now and would recommend Cosmos and Global Journeys to family and friends.

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“Great overview of Southern tastes and sounds”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2018 2 Helpful Votes

Cosmos didn't fail us with this itinerary - all the places we wanted to visit plus more. The hotels were, on the whole, okay. The tour director and driver were excellent (2 of the best). Highlights were New Orleans, visit to Graceland and Grand Ole Opry. It was unfortunate that the tour only had one night in Memphis so we didn't get to experience a lot. We really enjoyed the stay in Savannah - what a beautiful city - so much to see and do. Optional excursions were a bit overpriced for what was...read more

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“Memorable tour through the Old South & Florida”
- VIC, Australia Sep 2018 4 Helpful Votes

This was the first time we did a tour with Cosmos. Knowing that Cosmos offers budget tours, we did not expect much. But we found that Cosmos exceeded our expectation. The accommodation was very good as most of the hotels are four stars and close to the tourist attractions. We did not mind at all that breakfast was not included most of the time, in fact, it gave us freedom to choose our breakfast, such as beignets from Café du Monde. Delicious!!
We also found that...read more

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“Loved parts of the trip”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2016 6 Helpful Votes

I loved parts of this trip New Orleans was wonderful a highlight, the hotel was super close to everything, comfortable. I'm not really sure why we needed to stay in Natchez? Memphis - great place the accommodation was a bit far from Beale St but walkable. Nashville hotel was ok the Grand ole Opry was fabulous. The Atlanta accommodation was far from anything random place we had to eat in the hotel and really wasn't good . Sadly We had to bypass Savannah due to Hurricane Matthew. Orlando hotel...read more

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“Loved the Old South and Florida”
- SA, Australia Sep 2016 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

A trip full of history and music. Accommodation was excellent, not 5 star but clean and very comfortable - included a few breakfasts. The optional tours were great value and very enjoyable. Highlights were New Orleans and the swamp and plantation homes tour. Memphis and Graceland, Nashville and the country music Hall of Fame. Savannah was such a beautiful and historic place, the only disappointing part of this trip was Orlando we found it to be just theme parks which is ok if that's what you want...read more

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