This fly drive itinerary takes in some of the highlights of Georgia and the Carolinas starting with 2 nights in Atlanta, a city full of entertainment, shopping and great food! The first part of your drive will take you to Savannah where you will spend your next 3 nights, followed by a couple of nights in Historic Charleston. After those nights it’s time to head to Myrtle beach for 2 nights, Outer banks for 2 nights, Raleigh for 1 night and ending your drive in Asheville where your final 2 nights will be spent.
Not only does this holiday include £200 per person discount but it also includes a Compact car with fully inclusive insurance and a FREE Sat Nav.
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Atlanta City Pass - £45 per person
We have just the ticket for your visit to Atlanta. The CityPass allows you to visit five famous attractions for one low price: the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and Inside CNN Studio Tour. There’s a choice of either the High Museum of Art or the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and of either Zoo Atlanta or the Atlanta History Center. Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world and home to more than 100,000 creatures, including whale sharks. There are six galleries to explore, including a dolphin show. World of Coca-Cola is an exhibition dedicated to the world’s most famous brand. It features displays of packaging and ads as well as tasting sessions and a fully functioning bottling line. Inside CNN Studio Tour takes you behind the scenes of the TV channel that helped turn the world into a global village. The guided tour even includes an exclusive glimpse of a broadcast in action. The High Museum of Art features the renowned architecture of Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, with light-filled galleries showcasing works by artists such as Monet and Sargent. At the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, you’ll find ancient fossils, interactive science features and at the world’s largest dinosaurs. Zoo Atlanta is home to more than 1,500 animals, including giant pandas and the largest collections of gorillas and orang-utans in the US. The Atlanta History Center has a stunning Swan House, the house where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone with the Wind, and a US Civil War exhibition.
Atlanta Segway Cultural Tour - £40pp
Come on the most innovative and exciting tour in Atlanta. You’ll cruise effortlessly through parks and down sidewalks as you learn all about the darker side of the Capital of the Old South in this Legends and Lore Segway Tour. And in case you’re asking, the Segway is the first of its kind, an environmentally friendly self-balancing, personal transport device that’s designed to operate in any pedestrian environment. It’s new; it’s cool and loads of fun!
The tour starts with a 30-minute orientation session to acquaint you with your Segway and guide. Once you’ve stepped up on the platform you’ll realise straight away how the Segway does your balancing for you. Just lean forward and you’ll see how the vehicle moves in response. The journey itself will take you on a spine tingling trip through downtown Atlanta from Centennial Olympic Park to Midtown Atlanta and all points in between. Your guide will give you the lowdown on the darker side of this fascinating city. Learn all about Atlanta's most sinister characters and haunted happenings from the famous to the not so famous as you glide through the Fairly-Popular District in downtown and down Peachtree. Then it’s on to Midtown to hear about the ghosts that haunt the theatres of Atlanta. Tour highlights include Centennial Olympic Park, Fairly Popular District, Woodruff Park, Shakespeare Tavern and the Fox Theatre. There’ll be plenty of time for photos along the way and your guide will keep you entertained with chilling stories and fascinating facts about the history of this historic city.
Savannah Old town trolley tour, £25 per person
All aboard Savannah's Best Tour! Experience over 270 years of history as expert tour conductors relate the stories, sights and landmarks of Georgia's First City! Join them as they turn back the pages of time and relive the rich legacy of a charming and alluring southern town.
Old town trolley tour, £20 per person
Visit the oldest city in the United States and get your dose of warm Florida sun and fascinating history. St. Augustine is known for its gorgeous sandy beaches, breathtaking architecture, antiquated buildings and its significance to the shaping of our nation.
When you climb on board Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine, you’ll have a chance to see the Ancient City in all its glory, from historical attractions like the site where Ponce de Leon first landed ashore, to unique attractions like the Alligator Farm.You’ll have the opportunity to get off and on the trolley as often as you wish, giving you a chance to stay at any of the stops for as long as you want.
From museums to architectural masterpieces like The Ponce de Leon Hotel, now Flagler College, to the oldest wooden schoolhouse, you’ll see it all on the orange and green trolleys. Only Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine offers the best of the city in one delightful tour.
Day by day
Day 1 London to Atlanta
Fly direct from London to Atlanta. Once you have arrived pick up your compact car and drive to your first hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at Leisure.
Day 2 Atlanta
Start your morning in the Auburn district early, as the entire neighbourhood is packed full of historic treasures, starting with the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site. Designated a national historic site, these blocks include the Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King's father and grandfather were ministers and King served as a copastor. In the area, you'll also find the King Centre, where King is buried, and the APEX Museum. This afternoon enjoy the endless attractions, why not Visit the famous Atlanta Zoo. Among the highlights in this world-class zoo are the giant pandas. The happy couple welcomed their second baby in 2008, named Xi Lan, after the traditional 100-day waiting period for naming baby pandas. Cute as she is, though, Xi Lan isn't the only draw; Zuri, the baby giraffe, arrived last summer to a hail of cheers. The 40-acre Zoo Atlanta features some 200 species of animals from around the world.
Day 3 Atlanta to Savannah
After 2 days in Atlanta it’s time to start your drive, your first stop being Savannah. When you arrive check into your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure
Day 4 Savannah
A full day here so why not take a wonder into town. The trolleys you see criss-crossing Savannah's historic streets provide an ideal way to take in the town. Hop a trolley at the Savannah visitor information centre, or, if you're feeling adventurous, try the Segway by Savannah Tour for a unique way to explore the city.
Savannah is home to plenty of one-of-a-kind shops. You must try Byrd Cookie Company for sweet treats (and complimentary samples!) and the boutiques dotting Broughton Street for unique fashion and home furnishings.
Day 5 Savannah to Charleston
After a couple of nights in Savannah it’s time to make your way to Charleston South Carolina, when you arrive check into your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure
Day 6 Charleston
A full day in Charleston, a place with so much to do! Why not stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War, Come face to face with a giant sea turtle, Take a tour of an antebellum mansion, Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. There are so many blossoming gardens, so many photo opportunities and so many reasons to come back to Charleston
Day 7 Charleston to Myrtle Beach
After 2 nights in Charleston head along the coast to Myrtle Beach where you will spend another 2 nights. When you arrive check into your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 8 Myrtle Beach
Spend a full day at Leisure. With over 100 golf courses along the Grand Strand, it’s easy to find a nearby course or you can take a salt-water deep sea fishing expedition or even take a dolphin watching cruise along the coast. The more adventurous can rent jet skis, go windsurfing, parasailing or scuba diving.
Day 9 Myrtle Beach to Raleigh
After a couple of nights on the beach it’s time to head to North Carolina for your overnight stay in Raleigh. When you arrive check into your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 10 Raleigh to Asheville
After a night in Raleigh you will continue your journey to the beautiful town of Asheville. Evening at leisure.
Day 11 Asheville
Asheville has always been one of those places that have naturally drawn people to its streets. It’s sophisticated yet bohemian, upscale yet earthy, artsy yet natural. Set on a plateau in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville offers sights, sounds and tastes that aren’t easily found collectively elsewhere.
Day 12 Asheville to Atlanta to London
After a fantastic end in Asheville it’s time to drive back to Atlanta, drop your car off and check in for your overnight flight home.
Day 13 London
Arrive back into London after a fantastic holiday