Atlanta World of Coca Cola_Image Courtesy Ronald Hunter Photos CC BY-ND 2.0_Flickr
Enjoy a whirlwind adventure as we venture into the many faces of Georgia. If you’re a movie buff, you will simply devour the home of Gone With the Wind – the “Road to Tara “Museum. Here you’ll find everything and more Gone With the Wind, including memorabilia, original props, costumes, and artifacts. Frankly Scarlett…
If news and politics are more to your liking, you’ll visit the CNN Studios and tour Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace and gravesite and nearby Warm Springs, home to FDR’s Little White House and thermal baths. Also, included is a tour of the Georgia State Capitol Building plus the Governor’s Mansion plus a visit to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.
If sports is your passion, this Interlude includes that as well. See Centennial Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and tour the innovative Mercedes Benz Stadium, home of the NFL Atlanta Falcons. On this visit to the Peach state, there’ll be history, museums, mansions and gardens, along with great food and you will be staying in a great midtown hotel – it’s got it all.
Of course, what trip to the deep south would be complete without paying homage to the Civil War? You will be awed by the painting of the Battle of Atlanta, a 360-degree Cyclorama and also by the impressive Confederate Memorial bas relief carved into the granite of the mountains.
Georgia will most definitely be on your mind as you check out the complete itinerary and plan to join us.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
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|Vacation Pace||Moderately Active Pace|
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1: Fly to Raleigh, NC
Fly direct from Indianapolis to Atlanta and transfer to your elegant Midtown hotel for the next six (6) nights. Tonight, enjoy your Get Acquainted Dinner. Hyatt Midtown, Atlanta, GA (D)
Day 2: Atlanta City Tour
Morning guided city tour including the Margaret Mitchell House, the Fox Theater (where Gone With The Wind premiered), and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace and grave site. Drive through Georgia Tech University and see Centennial Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. After lunch, tour the innovative Mercedes Benz Stadium, home of the NFL Atlanta Falcons. Free time before tonight’s fabulous dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 3 CNN Studios / World of Coke / Stone Mountain Tram
Tour CNN Studios for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to deliver the news to over 2 billion people worldwide. Then, visit the World of Coca-Cola and learn the history of this popular soft drink. After lunch at a downtown restaurant, drive out to nearby Stone Mountain and ride the tram to the top, passing the Confederate Memorial bas relief carving in the solid granite wall. (B,L)
Day 4 Gone with the Wind / Macon / Blossoms or Blue Ridge Mountains
Drive to Jonesboro, known as the home of Gone With the Wind. Tour the “Road to Tara “Museum, with it’s impressive inventory of GWTW memorabilia, including original props, costumes, and artifacts. Next, the SPRING tour will visit Macon for the Cherry Blossom Festival and the FALL tour will drive up to Helen in the Chattahoochee Mountains for incredible fall foliage. This is sure to be a fantastic day in either season you decide to go. (B,L)
Day 5 Callaway Gardens / FDR Little White House / Warm Springs
Enjoy a day trip from Atlanta. Motor southwest to Pine Mountain to visit the spectacular Callaway Gardens. Next, tour nearby Warm Springs, home to FDR’s Little White House & thermal baths. The President spent time here hoping to find a cure for his polio. Then return to Atlanta for a free evening. (B)
Day 6 State Capitol / Swan House
Morning tour of the Georgia State Capitol Building plus the Governor’s Mansion. Then, visit three great attractions at the Atlanta History Museum: the Swan Mansion, history galleries, and the Cyclorama Civil War 360 degree painting of the Battle of Atlanta. Return to our hotel and relax prior to your Farewell Dinner at a fine local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 7 Carter Presidential Library / Fly Home
Visit the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, containing over 27 million documents, his Nobel Peace Prize, and historic photographs. Then it’s off to the airport for your return flight home. (B)