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The American Civil Rights Trail

Tour Description
Itinerary

Enjoy delcious cuisine & historic hotels as you retrace the steps of civil rights pioneers on a moving journey across America's most hallowed & significant civil rights landmarks, from Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, & Memphis, including the MLK Center, Ebenezer Church, National Center for Civil & Human Rights, Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site, Rosa Parks Museum, National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, and more. As a special remembrance, Seniortours will donate $25 per person to a selection of civil rights charities

Highlights

New & Reimagined ALL-MOTORCOACH Itinerary Option for 2017!

Included

  • For every passenger, Seniortours will donate $25 to your choice of 1 of the following civil rights charities: Martin Luther King Center, NAACP, Human Rights Campaign, American Immigration Council, Amnesty International
  • Fully escorted via deluxe motorcoach, with Seniortours guide hosting complimentary cocktails, soft drinks, snacks, games, & entertainment.
  • Expertly-guided local touring in each city.
  • First-class accommodations & dining throughout, with daily breakfasts &off-the-menu choices at some of the best restaurants in the region, including multiple award-winners.
  • Moving & enlightening visits to:
  • -Martin Luther King Center
  • -Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • -National Center for Civil & Human Rights
  • -Atlanta History Center
  • -16th St. Baptist Church
  • -Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • -Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site
  • -Rosa Parks Museum
  • -Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum
  • -National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel
  • -Little Rock Central High School
  • -Clinton Presidential Library
  • Additional sightseeing including Tupelo Auto Museum, Beale St., World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio Tour, Little Rock River Market, Tupelo Main St District, & more.
  • All taxes, admis sions & tips to hotel & restaurant staff.
  • Any Reason Cancel Protection for full refund up to 90 days prior to departure (additional travel protection is also available).

Itinerary

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, S=Show

Day 1: We’ll depart from convenient local departure points and head south. Tonight’s lodging will be in northern North Carolina. Dinner is served. D

Day 2: Welcome to Atlanta. Atlanta’s significance as a city that provided the backdrop for history’s most important civil rights struggles is undeniable. During your time in Atlanta, you’ll explore the most historically important sights and areas of the city. B, D (Air passengers, please schedule flights into Atlanta today)

Day 3: Today, enjoy an Atlanta city tour hosted by an expert local guide. Among the highlights of this morning’s tour will be the Martin Luther King Center. Established in1968 by Coretta Scott King, The Center encompasses Dr. King’s birth home, crypt of Dr. & Mrs. King, historic Ebenezer Church, & museum with historical artifacts & memorabilia. For lunch nearby, we’ll enjoy a delicious upscale Southern meal at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint. After lunch, visit the Atlanta History Center, an award-winning facility illustrating Georgia’s past. This afternoon, you’ll return to your hotel to enjoy free time & dinner on your own. B, L

Day 4: This morning, you’ll tour the National Center for Civil & Human Rights, the first institution in the US to explore the bridge between America’s historical civil rights movement & the modern global struggle for human rights. The Center’s 3 powerful galleries will immerse you in historic documents, artifacts, stories, & interactive exhibits. For lunch, you’ll travel to world-famous CNN Center. Enjoy lunch & time for shopping on your own before the Inside CNN Tour. This special tour takes you behind the scenes of America’s first 24-hour news network. A special farewell dinner tonight is served. B, D

Day 5: We’ll depart Atlanta for Birmingham, AL. You’ll start the day with a comprehensive city tour of Birmingham, beginning with the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, a central part of the city’s Civil Rights District where, in 1963, 4 girls were killed in a racially-motivated bombing. The church is still in operation & is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Your next stop will be Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, a powerful self-directed journey from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s to the struggles of today. You’ll continue touring with a stop for lunch at Riverchase Galleria & an afternoon visit to Birmingham’s distinctive 4th St. District. Tonight, enjoy dinner at one of Birmingham’s best restaurants. B, D

Day 6: After breakfast, you’ll depart for Tuskegee, where you’ll visit the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, celebrating the achievements of the famous “Red Tails”— African-American pilots trained at nearby Tuskegee Institute. From there, head to nearby Montgomery & enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch, you’ll explore the moving Rosa Parks Museum & Library, where you’ll learn about the life and times of one of the world’s most courageous civil rights figures. In the late afternoon, you’ll return to Birmingham for dinner & free time on your own. B,L

Day 7: Today you’ll take a quick detour en route to tonight’s lodging in Tunica, MS, to explore the Tupelo Automobile Museum. This famed museum is known for its priceless collection of historic automotive memorabilia & rare cars, including a Tucker, Lincoln owned by Elvis Presley, Hispano Suizas, Duesenberg, original Mercedes-Benz, & more. Car enthusiasts & non-enthusiasts alike will enjoy this one-of-a-kind museum’s incredible collection. In Tupelo, you’ll enjoy lunch on your own in the heart of the downtown Main Street District before departing for our casino resort Tunica. Enjoy an included dinner tonight at your leisure. B, D

Day 8: Good Morning, Memphis. Today you’ll start with a tour of Graceland, Elvis’ famed lavish estate and final place of burial. After, you’ll enjoy free time on famous Beale Street for an included lunch at BB King’s and shopping on your own. Our comprehensive city tour of Memphis starts with the moving Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, followed by a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at The Lorraine Motel. This powerful interactive exhibition & historically-preserved campus of buildings pays homage not just to Dr. Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, but to all who encounter & resist discrimination. Tonight, you’ll enjoy free time at our hotel. B, L (Air passengers, please schedule flights out of Memphis this evening)

Day 9: We’ll depart Tunica for a stop in downtown Nashville, where we’ll have time for lunch and shopping on our own, followed by a short trip to tonight’s lodging in eastern Tennessee. B, D

Day 10: We’re off to the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, where we’ll spend our final night of the tour. B, D

Day 11: We’ll say farewell and begin our trip home, with an early evening arrival scheduled. B