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 Deep South Loop

12 night self-drive holiday touring the musical and historical cities of the Deep South

Flying into and out of Atlanta, Georgia you’ll visit Nashville, famous for Country music then Memphis, home of Elvis Presley and Blues music and then onto New Orleans, known for it’s Jazz scene. You’ll also be able to experience the locations of some of the civil rights events and of course there is the southern food as you head through Alabama and back into Georgia.

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1450 miles

Includes flights, car & accommodation

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Our 12 Night Deep South Loop holiday starts and ends in Atlanta: Atlanta (2 nights), Nashville (2 nights), Memphis (2 nights), Natchez (1 night), New Orleans (2 nights), Mobile (1 night), Montgomery, Atlanta (1 night)

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Your Itinerary

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Days 1 & 2:
Atlanta (2 nights)

Fly into Atlanta for your first two nights. You’ll be back here at the end of your trip but for now we recommend visiting Stone Mountain, a huge stone natural dome with a carved memorial to the confederacy in the side. There’s also a historic town square with buildings dating from 1793, railroad, hiking trails and parks.



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Days 3 & 4:
Nashville (2 nights)

Your next two nights will be in Nashville, the home of country music. Major attractions include the Country Music Hall of Fame, historic RCA Studio B and the Johnny Cash Museum are just a few of the highlights. In the evenings head down to the main strip to watch live music and you must watch a show at the Grand Ole Opry!



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Day 5 & 6:
Memphis (2 nights)

For the next two nights you’ll be in Memphis, not only famous for Blues but also as the home of Elvis. Attractions include the site of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination, Sun Studio; often thought of as the birthplace of Rock n Roll and of course Elvis’ Graceland. Food? BBQ of course!



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Day 7:

Drive further into the deep south past Vicksburg, one of the key sites in the Civil War. Your destination, Natchez, on the Mississippi River is rich in southern charm and history. It’s also the southern terminus of the historic Natchez Trace, the old American Indian route from Natchez to Nashville.




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Days 8 & 9:
New Orleans (2 nights)

As you continue south alongside the Mississippi River through Baton Rouge, the Louisiana State Capital you'll arrive in New Orleans for the next two nights. Famous for its Mardi Gras street parties, you’ll likely find yourself drawn to the French Quarter with its stunning architecture and live music.


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Day 10:
Mobile, Alabama

Established in 1702, Mobile is one of the oldest cities in the USA, having once been the capital of the Louisiana territory and, at various times a colony of France, Britain, Spain and the Confederate States of America. Find great museums, architecture and delicious food here. You can often catch a wonderful sunset too!



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Day 11:

As you head northeast back towards Georgia you’ll make an overnight stop in Montgomery, the Alabama State Capital. This city played a key role in the civil rights movement and you’ll be able to visit the Rosa Parks Museum where you can learn about the Montgomery bus boycott and events that led to the civil rights movement.



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Day 12:
Back in Atlanta

You’re on the final leg of your trip. Enjoy your drive through Alabama and Georgia as you head back to Atlanta. World of Coca-Cola is a great place to spend a couple of hours. You can even visit the location of the pharmacy from which the drink was originally sold.



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Days 13 & 14:
Atlanta & Fly Home

Enjoy your final morning in Atlanta relaxing or you might want to visit the Georgia Aquarium or the botanical gardens. This evening you’ll catch your overnight flight back to the UK.



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Jack Daniel’s Distillery, TN

Moore, the county in which Lynchburg is located is still a dry county despite Jack Daniel’s having their distillery there. Lynchburg is a quant American town and the Jack Daniel’s Distillery has tours detailing the company’s fascinating history.

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Pensacola, FL

We can easily fit a day or two at the beach into your trip. Pensacola Beach has long been a holiday destination for Americans and its easy to see why. Relax on the beach or take in the chilled atmosphere and great food.

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Great Smoky Mountains

Between Atlanta and Nashville, spend a couple of days in the stunning Great Smoky Mountains. There are plenty of hiking trails and vista points in this national park known for its animal and plant life, rivers and waterfalls.

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