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 2021|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
|Travel Insurance||Call for quote|
|Vacation Pace||Moderately Active Pace|
|SAVE $100||Book by Aug 1 (Fall)|
*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 Atlanta, GA
Arrive in Atlanta and transfer to your elegant Midtown hotel for the next six (6) nights. Tonight, enjoy your Get Acquainted Dinner. Hyatt Centric Midt0wn, Atlanta, GA or similar (D)
Day 2: Atlanta City Tour
Morning guided city tour including the Margaret Mitchell House, the Fox Theater (where Gone With The Wind premiered), drive through Georgia Tech University and see Centennial Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. After lunch, visit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace, grave site and Civil Rights Museum. Free time before tonight’s fabulous dinner at a Mary Mac’s Tea Room, the popular 1945-era institution draws locals & tourists for Southern comfort food in a homey space. The restaurant was officially declared, Atlanta’s Dining Room, by the Georgia House of Representatives in 2011. (B,D)
Day 3: Stone Mountain Park
This morning travel northeast of Atlanta to visit Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s most visited attraction with more than 3,200 acres. During your visit experience Summit Skyride, a Swiss cable car ride to the top of Stone Mountain for stunning views. Later hop on the Scenic Railroad, visit Historic Square & Memorial Hall to see a short feature film. One of the park’s signature items is the largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving on the mountain, which depicts three famous Civil War Confederate leaders: President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee & Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. This afternoon return to Atlanta and enjoy the evening at your own pace. (B)
Day 4 Warm Springs / Carter Library
This morning travel southwest of Atlanta to nearby Warm Springs to visit Roosevelt’s Little White House, where President FDR spent time hoping to find a cure for his polio. Tour the carefully preserved home, see secret service sentry posts and visit the museum to see the “unfinished Portrait”, his 1938 Ford convertible with hand controls, Fireside Chats playing over a 1930’s radio, his stagecoach and watch a short film narrated by Walter Cronkite. Later return to Atlanta and visit The Carter Presidential Library & Museum, a state-of-the-art museum tracing the life and work of President Jimmy Carter. The Museum sits in a beautifully landscaped 35 acre park with two small lakes, a Japanese garden and a spectacular view of the Atlanta skyline. (B)
Day 5 CNN Studios / World of Coke / Road to Tara
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. Get close to the vault that holds the secret Coca-Cola recipe, see world-class art and memorabilia, and sample from almost 100 worldwide beverages. Later drive to Jonesboro, 15 miles south of Atlanta, known as the home of Gone With the Wind. Visit the Road to Tara Museum which combines area Civil War history wit a impressive inventory of Gone With The Wind memorabilia including original props, costumes, a photo gallery and artifacts. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers at a popular loca restaurant in Atlanta. (B,D)
Day 6 Fly Home
Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)