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Southern Stars

New Orleans to Atlanta

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The one that journeys from new Orleans to Atlanta & sleeps under canvas in the great smoky mountains

Duration
10 Days
Places
6 places

Visiting New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, The Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Lynchburg

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

Discoverer

Group Size

Max 30 people

Transport Style

Coach

Highlights

  • Walking Tour of the French Quarter with tasting of pralines & beignets
  • New Orleans School of Cooking Demonstration & Dinner
  • Airboat Swamp Tour
  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Part pay financing available with UpLift
  • No change fees
  • No booking fees

What's included?

9 nights accommodation

7 nights in Hotel, 2 nights in Glamping - Luxury Camping

Throughout this trip you'll be resting your head in cool, comfy & quality hotels. And then we've got something special up our sleeves, a show stopping finale glamping under canvas in the Smoky Mountains.

11 Meals

7 Breakfast, 4 Dinner

You can expect to refuel with hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners from us but we'll also give you the opportunity to sample some of the best local cuisine. You'll taste it all - from simple street eats to gourmet fare.

Team

Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Professional, insightful and fun, our Trip Managers, Drivers and Local Guides in the USA & Canada are highly trained and ready to show you this incredible part of the world. Armed with their little black books of must sees, dos and eats, they'll help you avoid the tourist traps and show you the time of your life.

Transport

All transport included during the trip

On this trip you'll be cruising in style across some sweeping scenery on one of our comfy air-conditioned private coaches.

Experiences

7 included, 8 optional that you can add

 TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Chow down on gumbo in the New Orleans school of cooking
- Take a walking tour of the New Orleans French quarter, jamming in Jackson Square & marveling at Antebellum mansions
- Take an awesome airboat swamp tour in the marshes of New Orleans*
- Pay tribute to the King of rock and roll, Elvis, at Graceland
- Take a tour of the world famous Jack Daniels distillery - bourbon tasting included 

 

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
This trip hits all the glittering stars of the American south in 11 days, from the sultry jazz and sumptuous food of New Orleans, down through other musical meccas like Memphis and Nashville before the show stopping finale - glamping under canvas in the majestic Great Smoky Mountains.

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This trip includes 2 nights glamping in the Great Smoky Mountains. You?ll be sleeping triple-share in a luxurious Safari-style tent with comfortable beds, high quality shared bathrooms and cafe-style dining options. Lucky you.

Southern Stars New Orleans to Atlanta

7 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Walking Tour of the French Quarter with tasting of pralines & beignets
  • New Orleans School of Cooking Demonstration & Dinner
  • City Orientation
  • See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios
  • Visit Graceland
  • Dinner at Woolworths
  • Tour & Tasting of Jack Daniels Distillery

8 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Airboat Swamp Tour USD $60.00
  • Visit the legendary Sun Studios USD $12.00
  • Dinner at Woolworths
  • Visit the Johnny Cash Museum
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • ATV
  • Ziplining
  • Horseback Riding

Itinerary

Nights spent per location
2
2 nights
New Orleans
2
2 nights
Memphis
3
3 nights
Nashville
via
via
Lynchburg
2
2 nights
The Great Smoky Mountains
Atlanta
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain American trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter the USA and Canada on your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. You can find more info at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa and other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs and quarantine regulations) do change regularly.

Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry and deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they only intend to stay for a short period. Important to consider:

• Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged
• Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of
your trip and will result in you incurring considerable expense and
inconvenience
• It is better for you to apply for all visas before you leave home
• It is essential that the entry and exit dates are correct on the visa

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our American trips you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73 x 50 x 25 cm (or 29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20 kg (44 lbs) & one piece of hand luggage.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. Their passion for getting you in the know on every single detail of America is what makes our travellers walk away from their experience knowing that they made every moment count. Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in North America. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a bottle of water
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
Tipping is customary in North America. It is an accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, & particularly in restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis. It’s common practice to tip if you feel that the service provided has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around US$3 per person per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

We love WiFi, and keeping your accounts updated as you travel is key! The hotels all have WiFi where you can access your email to let your friends & family know you have arrived safely in Los Angeles, or email after your trip with all your stories.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. In the USA & Canada we have programmes such as our Wheels For Change program, FareStart’s flagship restaurant in Seattle, and the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot in Toronto. To find out more about our conscious travel experiences in North America, visit Contiki.com/about/contikicares.

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