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Southern Cities & S’mores

  • Code #SAH
  • 8 Days
Duration
8 Days
/7 Nights
Availability
Jun,2020-Oct,2020
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Atlanta
Ends in: 
New Orleans
Accommodation
Camping
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Trip Overview

From the Big Peach to the Big Easy, walk in the footsteps of country and blues musicians as you make your way through Tennessee to the Lone Star state of Texas. See a show in Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, or say "Houston, we have a problem" as you explore Texas’s busiest city. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll get the chance to catch some jazz on Bourbon Street when your tour comes to an end on the banks of the Mississippi in New Orleans.

Included Highlights 
  • Start your tour in Atlanta
  • Enjoy live country music on Nashville’s world-famous Broadway
  • Head to Memphis’s Beale Street and hear the Delta Blues
  • See Dealey Plaza, where a presidency came to an unexpected end
  • Sample Texan cuisine at its best and try their BBQ beef
  • Two nights in the ‘live music capital of the world’ Austin
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Camping
7 Nights

Food & Meals

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • This tour requires a minimum number of five to operate. On rare occasions we may run with lower numbers.

Resources

Our City Guides and Trek Tips include all you need to know about this Trek. They contain all the trip details, plus information on everything from visas to spending money and what to pack.
Southern Cities & S'mores
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Nashville
Download City Guide
Memphis
Download City Guide
New Orleans
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Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

2020 Itinerary

Leave Atlanta for the home of country music, Nashville. Once you’ve seen the live country music bars on Broadway, you won’t want to leave! While you’re here, visit the oldest radio show in the world, the Grand Ole Opry as you enjoy the wonders of Tennessee State Capitol. Make sure you book in advance because tickets go quickly!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Country line dancing US$10
Country Music Hall of Fame US$25-$40
Country western saloons US$varies
Grand Ole Opry US$32-$90
Johnny Cash Museum US$19
Ryman Auditorium tour US$20-$30

Swap your country boots for your Delta Blues shoes on the banks of the Mississippi river in Memphis. Home of the King, Elvis Presley, make sure you pay homage to his wonderfully eccentric house at Graceland, and catch a glimpse the next Elvis on its world-famous Beale Street! Memphis isn't all about music though; brush up on an essential chapter in your American history with an optional visit to the Civil Rights Museum to learn all about the struggle to overcome slavery and oppression.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Civil Rights Museum US$19
Graceland entrance only US$35
Sun Studio US$14
Stax Museum of American Soul Music US$12
Visit the Peabody Hotel FREE

It’s time for vibrant city of Texas, the largest of the lower 48 states. It’s true that everything’s bigger in Texas, so make sure you find a local steakhouse to enjoy the best of the Lone Star State’s stellar cuisine. If you’re into American history, then visit Dealey Plaza to see the famous grassy knoll, 6th floor of the School Book Depository and the painted X that marks where JFK’s assassination took place.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Heritage Center US$9
Reunion Tower US$16
Sixth Floor Museum US$16
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden US$15

The Live Music Capital of the World awaits! Austin is a city for enthusiasts of all thing’s art – from the mural that mark the streets to unmissable museums, there’s something for everybody. Try some street food as you enjoy the wonders of this eclectic city or visit Barton Springs in Zilker Metropolitan Park for some relaxation.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Barton Springs US$4
Capitol Building US$FREE

Complete the Texas triangle with a night in Houston. A city filled with history, from dinosaurs to space exploration, the museums will keep you occupied, until it’s time to enjoy some Texas BBQ in the evening. You won’t have a problem in this fine city, especially if you head down to Buffalo Bayou Park for amazing skyline views.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Go out with a bang, in the Big Easy. Check out Bourbon Street in the heart of French Quarter before you say goodbye at our gateway hotel.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Reviews

What our trekkers say

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We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

ATLANTA - ATLANTA COUNTRY INN & SUITES

5100 W Fayetteville Rd, Atlanta Airport South, Atlanta, GA 30349

Located just a minutes walk from Turner Field, the home of Atlanta's Major League Baseball team, this hotel offers flat screen tvs, a seasonal outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and a restaurant.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £58 | US$89 | Eur73 | AU$118 | NZ$126
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £100 | US$155 | Eur127 | AU$205 | NZ$220
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

Transfer from Atlanta Airport: The hotel provides a free airport shuttle (a tip of US$2 per person is recommended). Contact the hotel upon arrival by using the courtesy phone located in the baggage claim area, or proceed to the hotel shuttle pick up area in zone 3. the shuttle operates on a 24-hour loop so it is not imperative to call. Be sure to head to the west exit and follow the purple signage, looking out for a shuttle with the hotel listed. The transfer should take around 7 minutes (Please be aware that there is also a Country Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North so please be sure you are boarding the correct shuttle).

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

NEW ORLEANS - BEST WESTERN FRENCH QUARTER

920 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Just 3 blocks from Bourbon Street, this hotel features French Quarter décor and a seasonal outdoor pool. Spacious rooms include free Wi-Fi.

 

Full room (Your own single or double room)

From £132 | US$174 | Eur159 | AU$225 | NZ$236
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel is located 11 miles from Louis Armstrong international airport. A taxi from the airport will be approximately $35. The cost of a pre-paid airport shuttle is approximately $20.

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
  • We are ATOL protected and IATA licensed
  • Personal service - you're more than just a number

Call us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers or

Request a flight quote

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

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