Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Lafayette, New Orleans, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Cajun Country, Mississippi River
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Your Tour Package Includes
10 Nights Hotel Accommodation as detailed in the Day by Day Itinerary as described below. All Hotel Taxes and Service Charges. 10 Days Hertz Compact Rental Car Including Unlimited Mileage, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Liability Insurance Supplement (LIS), Taxes, Surcharges & Fees. Maps, Information, Driving Instructions, Mileage, Sights to See and Detailed Directions to your Hotels.
(A) Economy - Hyundai Accent or Similar ECAR
- 2 Adults, 2 Children
- 2 Small Suitcases
- Air Conditioning
Rental Car Upgrades. Chose from a Convertible, Luxury Cars and from a Range of Vehicles with Off-Road Capability. Hertz Neverlost In-Car Navigation System. Extra Hotel Nights before and after your Tour, and en-route.
Fuel and Parking Charges. Admissions to Parks and Attractions unless otherwise stated.
Day 1 | Arrive New Orleans, LA.
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Arrive in New Orleans,
one of the most exotic cities in the world, famous
for riverboats, jazz, Creole cuisine and a seemingly endless parade of festivals. On arrival, pick up
your car and proceed to your hotel. The remainder of your evening is at leisure. You may want to
take this opportunity to enjoy a dinner at one of
New Orleans’ many famous Cajun or Creole restaurants.
Accommodation: (STD) Holiday Inn Superdrome or similar (SUP) Sheraton New Orleans or similar (2 nights)
Day 2 | New Orleans
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The day is at your leisure to explore New Orleans on
your own. Take a walking tour of the Vieux Carre,
popularly known as the French Quarter, a place
of narrow streets and iron gateways, wonderful old buildings and beautiful courtyards. Visit
Jackson Square, Royal Street, Bourbon Street
and the many museums. Take a full day bayou
and swamp tour or enjoy a riverboat cruise on the
Mississippi with dinner and dancing to a live jazz
Day 3 | New Orleans - Tuscaloosa - Birmingham, AL
280.00 miles / 450.62 km*
Drive north through Mississippi and the
highlands of Alabama with dark, fertile soil, perfect for growing cotton. Tuscaloosa, the “Black Warrior” town, established by
Creek Indians, was the state capital for 20 years.
Many of the city’s antebellum homes can be
found in the Druid City District near Queen City
Avenue. Overnight in Birmingham.
Accommodation: (STD & SUP) Comfort Inn or similar
Day 4 | Birmingham - Nashville,TN.
270.00 miles / 434.52 km*
A must-see before departing Birmingham is the
Vulcan. Standing 56 feet tall from toe to spear
point, the Vulcan is the world’s largest cast
iron statue and considered one of the most memorable works of civic art in the United States.
Designed by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti and
cast from local iron in 1904, it has overlooked
the urban landscape of Alabama’s largest city
since the 1930s. Continue to Nashville, Music
City, USA, know
Accommodation: (STD) Guesthouse International Inn & Suites or similar (SUP) Millennium Maxwell House or similar (2 nights)
Day 5 | Nashville
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A full day to discover the variety
of attractions Nashville has to offer, such as the
Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry,
Opryland U.S.A. and the world-famous Printer’s
Day 6 | Nashville - Memphis, TN.
210.00 miles / 337.96 km*
Depart the capital of
country and western music for the Home of the
Blues, Memphis. This city combines the charms
of the Old South with the exciting pace of a modern metropolis. You may wish to tour downtown
Memphis with its famous Beale Street, followed
by a visit to Elvis Presley’s palatial home, Graceland.
Accommodation: (STD) Comfort Inn Downtown or similar. (SUP) Elvis Presley''s Heartbreak Hotel or similar
Day 7 | Memphis - Vicksburg, MS
240.00 miles / 386.24 km*
See history come alive at Vicksburg National
Military Park, one of the most heavily
monumented parks in the world. The park
commemorates the campaign, siege, and
defense of Vicksburg in 1863 and includes
over 1,300 monuments, markers and plaques,
a 16-mile tour road, a restored Union gunboat,
and a national cemetery, the nation’s largest
burial site of Civil War Union soldiers and sailors
with graves totaling over 17,000.
Accommodation: (STD & SUP) Quality Inn & Suites or similar
Day 8 | Vicksburg - Natchez, MS.
90.00 miles / 144.84 km*
Today drive south on
the Natchez Trace Parkway which evolved from
an Indian trail into a post road and pioneer highway and on to Natchez, the oldest settlement in
the state of Mississippi, where the meeting of old
and new is the essence of its charm. You may
want to visit many of the plantations and homes
in the Natchez area such as Burn, Dunleith, Melrose, Monmouth or Longwood. Longwood is reputedly the largest octagonal house in the country; construction began around 1858 but was
Accommodation: (STD) Days Inn Natchez or similar. (SUP) Natchez Eola Hotel or similar
Day 9 | Natchez - Lafayette, LA.
150.00 miles / 241.4 km*
Today you will travel
southward back into Louisiana through Alexandria, Ville Platte and Opelousas to Lafayette, the
heart of Cajun Country where the Acadians, or
Cajuns, started arriving in this swampy area in
1765. Today these French-USs are famous for
their joie de vivre which is reflected in their lively
dancing, music, and spicy food. Upon arrival, you
may want to enjoy a walking tour of downtown to
discover landmark buildings, or take a short drive
to Acadian Village overlooking the bayou and
filled with authentically restored Cajun homes
Accommodation: (STD and SUP) Lafayette Hilton and Towers or similar
Day 10 | Lafayette - Cajun Country - New Orleans160
160.00 miles / 257.49 km*
short drive from Lafayette takes you to New Iberia and Avery Island, the birthplace of Tabasco
sauce. Other attractions include Jungle Garden,
lush with tropical plants, and Bird City, a sanctuary filled with flurries of snow-white egrets. Continue to Morgan City, the “Shrimp Capital of the
World,” and Houma, where you may want to take
some time for an optional boat tour into the deep
swamp and bayou to see alligators and other wildlife. Following the scenic route, and perhaps stopping at Terre Bonne or Southdown Plantation, you
will arrive in New Orleans.
Accommodation: (STD) Holiday Inn Superdrome or similar (SUP) Sheraton New Orleans or similar
Day 11 | Depart New Orleans
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Return your car at
the airport before your departure flight.