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Featuring a Single-Hotel Stay, Atlanta, Gone with The Wind, Macon, Callaway Gardens, Warm Springs

Tour Dates: March 20 - 25, 2022

6 Day Package
10 Meals Included
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Price:
$1999 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$2599 Per Person / Single Occupancy


Welcome to Georgia and the South’s largest and most modern city, Atlanta – the “Gateway to the South.”  On this 6-day tour, we’ll enjoy a single-hotel stay with nightly “happy hour” in the heart of downtown Atlanta. In addition to all the Atlanta sights, this journey features excursions to Callaway Gardens, Roosevelt’s “Little White House” in Warm Springs and Macon – the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World.” Experience the allure of America’s Deep South and the roots of Southern hospitality on this comprehensive journey that showcases the indisputable charm of the Old South at a delightful time of year.
 
Tour Highlights:
 
  • Enjoy a single-hotel stay with nightly “happy hour” at a deluxe hotel located in the heart of downtown Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
     
  • Comprehensive sightseeing in Atlanta with a local guide including visits inside the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, the King Center, World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Capitol, the Swan House, the Swan Coach House, Stone Mountain Park, Cyclorama: The Big Picture, and the Margaret Mitchell House to see where this Southern author wrote the Pulitzer-prize winning novel, Gone With the Wind
     
  • Tour Macon, the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World” at the time of year when the 300,000 cherry trees are typically in bloom
     
  • Visit Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Little White House” in Warm Springs, and tour Callaway Gardens at the time of year the azaleas are typically in full bloom
     

Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

  • Night 1: Embassy Suites Centennial Plaza - Atlanta, GA
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Sunday, 3/20/2022 - Arrive Atlanta, Georgia
Optional transfers from home or our departure points this morning will have us at LAX for a scheduled, non-stop flight arriving in Atlanta this afternoon. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air, should arrive at the Atlanta International Airport by 4:00 p.m. if they want to be included on the complimentary transfer from the airport to the hotel. Upon arrival, we’ll board our deluxe motorcoach and travel into downtown Atlanta where we’ll enjoy a 5-night stay at an all-suites hotel adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park. Enjoy the hotel’s nightly complimentary Evening Reception before an included dinner at Mary Mac’s Tea Room – known as “Atlanta’s Dining Room.”

Dinner
Day 2
Monday, 3/21/2022 - Atlanta
After an included breakfast, we’ll be joined by a local guide and visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site to tour Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth home and the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. Visit the King Center, and view unique exhibits illustrating his life and teachings and pay your respects at his final resting place. We continue to the Margaret Mitchell House to see where this Southern author wrote the Pulitzer-prize winning novel, Gone with the Wind. Two exhibitions, Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character and The Making of a Movie Legend: Gone with the Wind showcase original objects related to the movie such as the legendary doorway to Tara. We’ll continue to Buckhead and visit the Atlanta History Center. Enjoy an included lunch at the Swan Coach House. Once the garage of the Swan House, it has stood the test of time with incomparable whimsy, abounding charm and countless traditions made. We continue to the Swan House, the 1928 Classical mansion that is an excellent example of Second Renaissance Revival design and represents the architectural and decorative tastes of affluent citizens in the late 1920s. We continue to Cyclorama: The Big Picture, featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting, The Battle of Atlanta. At the centerpiece of this new multi-media experience is a 132-year-old hand-painted oil painting that stands 49 feet tall, is longer than a football field, and weighs 10,000 pounds.
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 3
Tuesday, 3/22/2022 - Atlanta
After an included breakfast, we’ll be joined by a local guide and visit the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. This incredible, award-winning museum features interactive displays and fascinating exhibits where you can experience “A Day in the Life of the President.” After time for lunch on your own at the Ponce City Market, we’ll visit Centennial Olympic Park and then continue to the World of Coca-Cola to experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink, created in Atlanta over 125 years ago. On this “behind-the-drink” tour, get closer than ever to the vault containing the secret recipe, see the fully functioning bottling line and get your taste buds tap dancing with samples of more than 60 Coca-Cola products from around the world. This evening, enjoy an included dinner at a locals’ favorite featuring authentic Georgia-style barbecue.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 4
Wednesday, 3/23/2022 - Macon
Following an included breakfast, we’ll travel south to Macon, Georgia – a city with a rich history, incredible architecture, stunning Southern charm and a soulful musical heritage. Macon is known as the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World” as it’s home to more than 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees that typically bloom each year in late March. We’ll be joined by a local guide for a journey through the heart of the Old South – from the Paleo-Indian period to the iconic legacy of musicians like Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band. Following an included lunch at a locals’ favorite, we’ll tour the “Palace of the South,” Hay House – the 18,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance Revival mansion. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974, this beautifully preserved antebellum home was considered the most advanced antebellum building in America for its style, craftsmanship and technological innovations. We return to Atlanta late this afternoon.
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 5
Thursday, 3/24/2022 - Warm Springs, Callaway Gardens
Following an included breakfast, we’ll travel south to Warm Springs, Georgia, steeped in traditional southern charm and hospitality. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was so enchanted with Warm Springs, he built the only home he ever owned here – a modest, six-room cottage that served as a relaxing, comfortable haven for him during his regular visits to Warm Springs. We’ll visit Roosevelt’s Little White House to see where he relaxed and socialized, where he developed his New Deal policies and where he died on April 12, 1945. We’ll tour the house which remains as it did the day he died, along with the Memorial Museum, Historic Pools Museum, Memorial Fountain, Guest and Servant’s Quarters and see Roosevelt’s 1938 Ford convertible with hand controls. Following lunch on own in Warm Springs, we’ll continue to Pine Mountain, nestled into the Southern foothills of the Appalachians. On a docent-led tour of Callaway Gardens we’ll see the astonishing azaleas, Japanese magnolia and daffodils amongst the sprawling woodland gardens. Enjoy time to explore the gardens and butterfly center, where more than 1,000 butterflies flutter freely in one of North America’s largest butterfly conservatories. We return to Atlanta for an included farewell dinner.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 6
Friday, 3/25/2022 - Atlanta, Journey Home
Following an included breakfast, we’ll visit the George State Capitol – built in 1889, its design symbolizes Georgia’s re-emergence after the Civil War. We continue to Stone Mountain Park. The centerpiece of Stone Mountain Park is the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Carving, the largest high relief sculpture in the world which depicts three Confederate figures of the Civil War – President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General “Stonewall” Jackson. Board the Summit Skyride for a high-speed cable car ride to the top of Stone Mountain and stunning views of the carving. This afternoon we’ll board our scheduled non-stop return flight to Los Angeles. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air, should depart the Atlanta Airport no earlier than 5:00 p.m. if they want to be included on the complimentary transfer to the airport. Back in Los Angeles, those with pre-arranged transfers will be returned to their respective destinations.
Breakfast

Tour Inclusions:

  • 5 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 10 Meals: 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 5 breakfasts
  • Services of a professional tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with local guides
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Airport-hotel transfers (with purchase of group air)
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour
     
Additional Information:

  • Join this tour from home, one of the following departure points: FV, LBCC-O, LHS, SBL or meet the group at LAX or in Atlanta
  • A deposit of $250 p.p. is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 90 days prior to departure
  • Roundtrip group airfare from LAX available from $495 p.p.
  • Optional LAX transfers available from $69 roundtrip (home pickup available – call for a quote)
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Tour Pace: Moderate (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • Activity Level: Moderate (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
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