America’s Deep South is almost like entering a different country. The culture, food and entertainment is so unique to this region - not to mention the famous southern hospitality. Enjoy the rhythms of the south as you journey through cities like Nashville and Memphis. Enjoy a steamboat ride, or sip a cocktail in one of the many bars dotted along Bourbon Street in New Orleans. America’s Deep South has so much to offer – and the best way to see it is at your own pace on the open road!
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Sample Itinerary; Atlanta | Nashville | Memphis | Jackson | New Orleans | Savannah | Charleston
Dublin to Atlanta
Arrive in Atlanta city. Make your way to the car rental desk to collect your car and proceed to your hotel.
Spend the day exploring Atlanta, which started off as a rail-road junction in the 1830’s and soon became the major transport hub of the South. Make sure you visit the African American Panoramic Experience, Atlanta History Centre and Grant Park.
Depart for Nashville. Along the way why not enjoy a ride on Chattanooga’s “Choo-Choo” train. Make a stop in Lynchburg and take a tour of the legendary Jack Daniel’s whiskey distillery.
This morning discover Nashville and find out why it is aptly named Music City. During your 2 days here in Nashville be sure to visit the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Learn about the South’s turbulent history at the Tennessee State Museum. After you've savoured all the sights and sounds of Nashville it's time to get read and make your way to Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis is known as the birthplace of the blues so make sure you enjoy a performance at the Beale Street Blues bars. Drive out to Graceland and visit the former home of rock star legend Elvis Presley. See the original bomber aircraft ‘The Memphis Belle’ or take the monorail out to visit unique Mud Island. The museum on Mud Island presents the history of the lower Mississippi river valley, with great emphasis on the steamboat, complete with a full-scale replica steamboat.
Depart Memphis and make your way to Jackson. Founded in 1821 on the west bank of the Pearl River, enjoy the famed southern hospitality from the Jacksonians. Visit the city’s attractions like the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Smith-Robertson Museum and Cultural Centre, along with the Old Capital Museum.
Drive through the heart of the old South as you make your way to New Orleans. With world-famous music, great food and southern culture, New Orleans is certainly one of America’s most authentic cities. You can always extend your stay in New Orleans to 3 or 4 nights depending on your schedule, but there's plenty to see and do in this wonderful city.
Spend the day exploring this great city that combines European culture with Southern Charm. Admire the distinctive architecture as you stroll through the French Quarter. Enjoy the restaurants and entertainment on Bourbon Street. Enjoy a river tour on a Proud Mary inspired steamboat.
Depart New Orleans and make your way towards the historic town of Mobile Alabama. While in Mobile, make sure to check out the mighty battleship USS Alabama that won nine battles during World War II. A visit to the Bellingrath Gardens is also a must while you visit Mobile. This beautiful 15-room museum home is set on 65 acres of stunning grounds and features a bayou board-walk.
After your time in the historic town of Mobile, you make your way towards Montgomery. En-route you can stop in Monroeville which is the home of Harper Lee and To Kill A Mockingbird. Montgomery which is located on the Alabama River is the birthplace of the Civil War and the civil rights movement. In Montgomery, you can visit the Alabama State Capitol and the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr preached. The Hank Williams Museum and the Rosa Parks Museum are also worth a visit while in Montgomery.
Travel to historic Savannah and see some of the historic plantation homes which have been beautifully restored. Enjoy walking through Savannah and enjoy the city's architecture and historic buildings.
Make your way to Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is a place that really sums up the elegance of grandeur of the South. Enjoy the antebellum architecture and beautiful tree-lined avenues.
Leave South Carolina’s coast behind you as you make your way back to Atlanta City. You can choose to spend an additional night in Atlanta if you wish. From Buckhead to the city itself you'll find so many places to relax with a drink or taste some of the amazing southern food on offer.
Make your way to Atlanta International Airport and return your car rental.