Historic Trails & the Deep South

22 Day Guided Tour from New York to New Orleans with Scenic

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 22 Day Historic Trails & the Deep South. In the United States, the North-South divide is more than historical, or geographical, it is also spiritual and psychological. See how both halves live, dividing your time in locales that are remarkably diverse, but equally won...read more

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New Orleans
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1 New York City
Your wonderful journey begins with a two night stay at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, right in the heart of pulsating New York City.
2 New York City
Take a bite out of the Big Apple and discover New York City at your own pace on board a hop-on hop-off double decker bus. View iconic sites such as Fifth Avenue, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, join your travelling companions over a welcome dinner. Enrich: Be entertained by a spectacular Broadway production, a must-see in New York City. After all, no place on Earth exemplifies the magic of theatre more. (B/D)
3 New York - Lancaster
Today we visit an Amish farm for an insight into their culture, faith and way of life, which excludes modern conveniences such as electricity or telephones. This evening, enjoy a traditional family-style Amish feast. Overnight at the Inn at Leola Village. (B/D)
4 Lancaster - Washington D.C
Take the historic trail to Gettysburg. Enrich: Gain an insight into the American Civil War during a guided tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War and was the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal ‘Gettysburg Address’. Continue to Washington D.C., and settle into the luxurious Fairmont Washington D.C. for a two night stay. (B/D)
5 Washington D.C
Delve into US history on a tour of Washington D.C., featuring the White House, Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. The afternoon is yours to explore the city or the plethora of exceptional Smithsonian Museums. (B)
6 Washington D.C. - Williamsburg
Continue your journey to Williamsburg, a city shaped by history. Tour Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum, then enjoy a lively dinner. Overnight stay at the Williamsburg Lodge. (B/D)
7 Williamsburg - Charleston
Travel to South Carolina’s oldest and most charming city, Charleston. Spend two nights at the charming Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel. (B)
8 Charleston
Explore Charleston on a tour through the quaint cobblestone streets. Freechoice: Choose from a diverse range of activities. Freechoice Dining: Tonight, experience Southern food and hospitality at your choice of restaurant. (B/D)
9 Charleston - Savannah
Continue to the seaport town of Savannah. Learn the history on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at either the historic Mansion on Forsyth Park or The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront. (B/D)
10 Savannah
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Wander Savannah’s tree-filled squares or explore Factors Walk and River street, where old cotton warehouses house trendy shops, taverns and restaurants. (B)
11 Savannah - Atlanta
Leave the small town charm of Savannah behind and head to the bustling metropolis that is Atlanta. Check into the Grand Hyatt for a two night stay. (B/D)
12 Atlanta
Visit the Atlanta History Center, which features a range of innovative exhibits on all things Atlanta. Continue to the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Mitchell, author of the classic Civil War novel ‘Gone With the Wind’. The afternoon is yours to unwind. (B)
13 Atlanta - Nashville
Travel to the beating heart of America’s Music City as you prepare to discover the tastes and sounds of the South. Enrich: Record a song at Nashville’s Studio B, arranged exclusively for Scenic guests. Stay two nights at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. (B)
14 Nashville
Get in the mood with a backstage tour where the Grand Ole Opry all began. Enrich: See an exclusive musical performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum. Enrich: Enjoy an evening performance at Nashville’s famous Grand Ole Opry. (B/L)
15 Nashville - Memphis
Travel to Memphis, known as ‘Blues City’. Discover Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley, and enjoy a night out at BB King’s. Stay for two nights at the River Inn of Harbor Town. (B/D)
16 Memphis
Visit the Civil Rights Museum on a self-guided tour, walk through Martin Luther Kings motel room from his fateful night at the Lorraine Motel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Why not explore Beale Street with its many music clubs? (B)
17 Memphis - Baton Rouge
Head to Baton Rouge today, stopping in at enchanting Natchez a great example of late 19th century architecture. Immerse yourself with a two night Special Stay at Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a magnificent 1850’s sugar cane estate. The massive white columns and grand balconies of this enormous mansion stand guard over the Mississippi River and its famed River Road. (B/D)
18 Baton Rouge
Explore Louisiana’s bayous. Today, use the afternoon to further explore or simply relax. (B)
19 Baton Rouge - New Orleans
You’ll be amazed by the culture of New Orleans. Explore this vibrant city and get to see just how the magic of its annual grand spectacular, the famous Mardi Gras, is created. Experience southern hospitality for the next three nights at Hotel Monteleone. Freechoice Dining: Tonight, select your dining venue of your choice. (B/D)
20 New Orleans
To truly round off your deep south experience, listen to soulful sounds as you cruise down the Mississippi River.  Late afternoon and evening at leisure to explore this pulsating city. Shop for a favourite souvenir, or relax with a fresh cup of cafe au lait and beignet. (B/L)
21 New Orleans
Freechoice: Choose how you want to spend your day with an activity of your choice. Enjoy a farewell evening of dinner and dancing to a local jazz band. (B/D)
22 New Orleans
It’s time to say goodbye at the end of a wonder-filled journey. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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