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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

Country Travel Discoveries 2022

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Spirit of the South: Alabama & Georgia Discover Southern Hospitality on an Inspiring Journey along the Civil Rights Trail Delight in the best of Western Georgia and Southern Alabama as we steep ourselves in southern culture. Following the civil rights trail, we'll see amazing natural spectacles and visit attractions of historical importance. Our journey takes us from Atlanta down to Gulf Shores for a relaxing two-night stay on the Gulf of Mexico's white sugar-sand beaches. On the way we meet the friendly locals, including quiltmakers, artisans and more to appreciate the charming people of this unique region. We also visit well-known attractions such as the home town of Jimmy Carter, the USS Alabama battleship and Callaway Gardens. You'll experience true southern hospitality as we wind our way through the Heart of Dixie in Georgia and Alabama. DAY 1—WELCOME TO GEORGIA! Welcome to Atlanta. Upon arrival, settle in at our comfortable hotel and meet our Discovery Director and fellow travelers at this evening's welcome reception. DAY 2—FREEDOM RIDERS/ARLINGTON HOME AND GARDEN/ CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUTE After a satisfying breakfast we leave Georgia and travel to Anniston, Alabama. Here we meet with a historian at one of the country's newest National Monuments to learn about the Freedom Riders fight for equality. Next, we will savor a delicious homemade southern lunch at Arlington Home and Garden. After lunch we will tour this beautiful and historic home that is on the National Register of Historic Places. The two-story frame structure was built in the mid-1800s and features antebellum-era Greek revival architecture. Next we are transported back to the 1950s and 1960s at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. As an interpretive museum and research center, this renowned museum depicts the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. Tonight we relax in downtown Birmingham at the 100-year-old Tutwiler Hotel, a National Historic Landmark. B, L DAY 3—SELMA/GEE'S BEND QUILTS/CAMDEN SHOE SHOPPE/ARTISANS This morning we travel to Selma to meet our local guide for a tour of Selma. See the Brown Chapel AME Church, the George Washington Carver Home, the First Baptist Church and the Jackson Home where Dr. King stayed when he came to Selma and much more. This afternoon we visit Camden for a delicious southern lunch and to learn about the internationally-acclaimed Gee's Bend Quilters. These women developed a distinctive, bold, and sophisticated quilting style reminiscent of Amish quilts and modern art, passing their skills down through Experience the revelry of the original Mardi Gras at the Mobile Carnival Museum Alabama Tourism Department/Ted Tucker Alabama Tourism Department Two 2022 Departures 8 DAYS • 14 MEALS 8 DAYS • 14 MEALS First Night Last Night Overnight Highlight Tour Route Fairhope Camden Atlanta Americus Mobile Gulf Shores Montgomery Birmingham Monroeville Tuskegee Callaway Gardens Jimmy Carter National Historic Site 1 1 1 1 2 1 AL FL GA 62 AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCES |

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