Jewels of the South, featuring New Orleans!

Multi-Day Trips
Date: Friday, 02 October 2020 - Sunday, 11 October 2020

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COST: $2315 pp based on double occupancy and includes motorcoach transportation, hostess service, 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners, 2 Kickback Receptions at Drury Hotels, Admission to Stone Mountain Park, Visit to Atlanta Olympic Park, Fountain of Rings Show, Admission to Bellingrath Gardens, Shrimp Boat Excursion, Admission to Mardi Gras World, City Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide, Cajun Pride Swamp Tour, Admission to WWII Museum & Victory Theater, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark Guided Tour, 9 Nights of Lodging, Meal and Maid Service Gratuities, and Luggage Service.  

Triple: $2145 pp; Single: $3055 pp 

A $500 pp deposit is due by November 1, 2019 or within 10 days of your reservation.

Balance is due by August 20, 2020.

Friday, October 2

  • Depart for Charlotte, NCjs 1
  • BREAKFAST BUFFET is included at Country Cupboard
  • Dinner on your own this evening

Saturday, October 3

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel before departingjs 2
  • Depart for Atlanta, GA
    • DISCOVERING STONE MOUNTAIN MUSEUM: features artifacts and stories that span 12,000 years, from ancient civiliation that lived on the mountain to the present-day park.
    • SCENIC RAILROAD: Climb aboard their train with a full-size locomotive from the 1940s with open-air cars that will take you on a lively five-mile excursion around the mountain. Trip lasts 25-30 minutes and departs every 40-45 minutes.js 3
    • SUMMIT SKYRIDE: The rock's top attraction is a high-speed Swiss cable car provides a stunning view of the Confederate Memorial Carving as it transports guests more than 825 feet above the ground to the top of Stone Mountain.
  • Lunch is on your own at Stone Mountain. 
  • Check into the EMBASSY SUITES DOWNTOWN ATLANTA (1 Night)
  • DINNER is included at a popular local restaurant.
  • Visit ATLANTA CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK where you can enjoy the FOUNTAIN OF RINGS SHOW which tells the story of the games.

(NOTE: Park may close at any time without notice due to special events.)

Sunday, October 4

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel before departing
  • Depart for Theodore, AL (Time Zone Changes)js 4
  • ADMISSION to BELLINGRATH GARDENS. On your self-guided walking tour, you will enjoy the 2004 Top Public Rose Garden in the United States, as awarded by the All-American Rose Selections, experience the Bayou Boardwalk, marvel at Mirror Lake, behold the Great Lawn, observe formal garden terraces, and more! In the Autumn, the Gardens will be in full bloom with beautiful chrysanthemums.
  • Depart for Biloxi, MS where you will check into BEAU RIVAGE CASINO RESORT (2 Nights)
  • DINNER is included at the Casino
    • BEAU RIVAGE CASINO: Get your game on! Indulge your passion for a very grown-up type of play in the 24-hour excitement of their spacious, luxurious casino. The variety is unbelievable and the atmosphere, electric. With everything conveniently located on one expansive level, you're sure to find a diversion that matches your mood. Get ready to take a chance on fun!js cruisin

Monday, October 5

  • BREAKFAST is included at the Casino
  • FREE DAY at your leisure. Enjoy the Casinos, and an event that they have going on, CRUISIN THE COAST!
  • Dinner is on your own this evening.

Tuesday, October 6js shrimp

  • BREAKFAST is included at the Casino before departing
  • SHRIMP BOAT EXCURSION... The pride and heritage of Biloxi comes alive aboard this unique and interesting cruise. The Biloxi Shrimping Trip will expose guests to the spectacular world of sea life - caught on a real shrimping expedition.
  • Depart for New Orleans
  • Lunch break on your own at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
  • ADMISSION to MARDI GRAS WORLD... You'll take what many say is one of the best tours in New Orleans! As soon as you arrive, you know thisjs mardi is going to be a fun tour! You will get to learn about the real traditions of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. You will have the opportunity to dress like a Mardi Gras float rider, enjoy a slice of the Famous Mardi Gras king cake and so much more. There is nothing like a New Orleans Mardi Gras, and there is no other tour in New Orleans that will get you closer to the action than what you'll find at Mardi Gras World!
  • Check into the BIENVILLE HOUSE (3 Nights)
  • DINNER is included at a popular local restaurant. 

Wednesday, October 7

  • JAZZ BRUNCH at COURT OF TWO SISTERS... The Jazz Brunch is a scrumptuous selection of hot and cold dishes served in their French js sisterQuarter courtyard! Because they use only the freshest ingrdients, the buffet's selections change according to season and time of day. In the morning, a typical selection of hot dishes includes made-to-order omelets, Eggs Benedict, pancakes, hash browns, sausage, bacon, and grits. While dining in this lovely courtyard, relax and sing along to a wonderful jazz trio!
  • Depart for a CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR with our LOCAL GUIDE, including the following highlights:
    • ST. LOUIS CEMETERY: During this tour, you will get to explore St. Louis Cemetery - New Orleans' oldest City of the Dead. Step back in time with this historically accurate and educational tour. The tour combines some of the most fascinating elements in New Orleans - their oldest and most historic cemetery, as well as the history of New Orleans' Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau!js brunch
    • ST. CHARLES AVENUE: This has been described most aptly as "The Jewel of America's Grand Avenues." It is, indisputably, the most superb collection of great mansions in the South. The Avenue offers to all an open opportunity to enjoy the lofty magnificence of true, gracious living from 19th century New Orleans.
  • FREE AFTERNOON to enjoy this very popular area... a favorite site for visitors and locals. The artists, restaurants, museums, merchants, and the square itself make Jackson Square one of the French Quarter's most popular destinations.
  • Dinner on your own this evening.

Thursday, October 8js cajun swamp

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel
  • Depart La Place, LA
  • CAJUN PRIDE SWAMP TOUR... Tour this privately-owned wildlife refuge in a comfortable, covered boat with removable windows, waking room, and open viewing from any seat. Swamp creatures are unafraid and responsive to the Captain's voice. In the safety of the boat, you will be able to get within a few feet of "jumping gators." Other creatures to watch for include nutria, ibis, turtles, herons, raccoons, egrets, and more.
  • Return to New Orleans.js museum
  • ADMISSION to WWII MUSEUM & VICTORY THEATER... Ranked the #1 attraction in New Orleans by TripAdvisor and the #1 "Best Place to Learn U.S. Military History" by USA Today. The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that brings history to life. Here you will find thought-provoking and interactive exhibits that explore the American Experience in the war that changed the world. BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES... A moving showing exclusively in the National World War II Museum's Solomon Victory Theater, is a 4-D journey through the war that changed the world. Narrated by executive producer Tom Hanks, Beyond All Boundaries features dazzling effects, CGI animation, multi-layered environments and first-person accounts fromjs cooking the trenches to the Home Front read by Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Gary Sinise, Patricia Clarkson, Wedell Pierce, and more.
  • DINNER at NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING... This entertaining class and the Lousiana General Store are located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the Heart of the French Quarter. You'll be taught the basics of Lousiana Cooking in a way you'll never forget!

Friday, October 9

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel before departing
  • Depart for Birmingham, ALjs sloss
  • SLOSS FURNACES NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK GUIDED TOUR... Sloss Furnaces was once the largest manufacturer of pig iron in the world. It stands today just as it did in the late 19th century - a monument to the Industrial Revolution. With its web of pipes and towering stoves, this unique National Historic Landmark provides visitors a glimpse into Birmingham's rich industrial heritage. It stands with pride and is a symbol of where the "Magic" began for Birmingham. Sloss Furnaces operated from 1882-1970 making it the longest continually running blast furnace in Birmingham's history. We invite you to come visit and learn about the materials, the process, the products, and the people who ran the furnaces and built this city.
  • Dinner on own

Saturday, October 10js culinary

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel before departing
  • Depart for Roanoke, VA
  • Check into the HOLIDAY INN VALLEY VIEW (1 Night)
  • DINNER is included at the hotel

Sunday, October 11

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel prior to departingjs gourds
  • MEADOWBROOKE GOURDS... Enjoy a tram ride and shopping
  • DINNER is included at MAGGIANO'S 
  • Return to Terminal



All Dates

  • From Friday, 02 October 2020 to Sunday, 11 October 2020