Georgia on My Mind
March 20 - 25, 2018 (6 Days)
PRICE PER PERSON:
$1,945 Double occupancy
$2,295 Single occupancy
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Atlanta
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
5 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
DEPOSIT: $200 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: December 27, 2017
None ... Through December 27, 2017
$200 ... December 28 – February 1, 2018
$1,000 … February 2 – March 15, 2018
100% ... After March 15, 2018
Georgia native Ray Charles sang to us “Georgia, Georgia. The whole day through. Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my Mind. We’ll discover why this state is so loved. We stay in downtown Atlanta enjoying its great attractions. Day trips allow us to explore the area’s rich history. Think Gone with the Wind!
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
Destination: Atlanta, GA. We settle into the new Home 2 Suites by Hilton in downtown Atlanta, our host hotel for the entire trip. Our visit starts with a city tour, giving us a feel for the city’s contemporary and historic mix.
Day 2 B, L
We start our morning with a wonderful breakfast at the hotel before we begin our walk across the downtown area to CNN Studios for a tour of how they put on the news. After our tour, we head to the wonderful World of Coca-Cola. Do you collect items from Coca-Cola? A short walk across Pemberton Place, we find ourselves at the door of the Georgia Aquarium. Feeling “gill-ty” about your lunch choice in the aquarium café? Whale, you otter eel better after you stroll through the exhibits. Our last stop of the day is the Center for Civil and Human Rights. We get a historic view of this fight for equality.
Day 3 B, D
Today we set out on a journey to discover the legacy behind one of the world's most beloved novels, Gone With the Wind. We begin with a visit to the Kennesaw National Battlefield, home of the historic “Atlanta Campaign”. We travel over to the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History as we continue our look at this famous era. Down the road, we make a stop at the Gone With the Wind museum in Marietta. We are transported back into a time of petticoats and the black powder. The afternoon takes us to Jonesboro. The town that inspires Margaret Mitchell with stories she heard as a child from the residents. Our guide will be waiting for us at the Road to Tara Museum and after we tour the town and hear the stories, we have an opportunity to stop for a southern dinner and tour at Stately Oaks Plantation.
Day 4 B
After breakfast, we visit more of the historic city of Atlanta. Today our first stop takes us to the Atlanta History Center. The beautiful gardens and exhibits take us back into the rich history that brought Atlanta to life. We learn how important Atlanta was during the Civil War. We then travel to the Swan House. This historic home was built in the 1930’s and played an important role in the Hunger Games movie franchise. Speaking of movies, our next stop is at the famous Margaret Mitchell Home. The day would not be complete without a look into the Civil Rights movement and the birth home of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.
Day 5 B, D
Today we travel south to the little-known city of Macon. The gardens and fragrances of the cherry blossoms in bloom delight our senses as we travel through the city on a privately guided tour. We will see the famous Hay House, the Cannonball House, the Grand Opera Theater and the beautiful antebellum homes throughout the city. In the afternoon, we stop at the amazing Tubman African American Museum. This is the largest southeast museum dedicated to the art, history, and culture of African Americans. Before dinner in Macon, we visit the lodge and American Indian mounds at the Ocmulgee National Monument. After a long day of seeing so many amazing sites, the historic Hay House opens their doors to host a beautifully catered dinner and tour before we head back to our hotel.
Day 6 B
This morning it’s time to return home with Georgia on our Mind, but, time allowing, not before we visit our final stops, starting with the Centennial Olympic Park. The Centennial Park is the home of the Fountain of Rings and is a permanent legacy of the 1996 Olympic Games. After a refreshing walk through the park, we head out to visit the Fernbank Natural History Museum before we carry our memories of this historic trip back to Albuquerque.
Itinerary subject to change