What’s New in North America in 2021
Jul 24, 2020 · By Vacations By Rail
New 2021 North America rail tours, the wide variety of railways from which to choose, and new experiences and activities that highlight travel in the new year.Read more
2024 Tour code: DSG24
About the tour
From destinations of rich culture to those that have been instrumental in music history, some of the great cities of the South are brought to life on this exciting rail tour. Begin in Atlanta with sightseeing at the Martin Luther King Center and the Margaret Mitchell House before moving onto Chattanooga, where we enjoy the lush mountainous scenery of the region from the summit of Lookout Mountain. An authentic taste of the South awaits at the Jack Daniel's Distillery, and then we are off to Nashville, the home of country music. A live performance at the Grand Ole Opry is the perfect way to kick off our time here. Guided sightseeing and time to explore Nashville at leisure offer glimpses at the best sites of the city. Moving on, we travel to Memphis and explore Elvis's home and an iconic recording studio ahead of boarding Amtrak's City of New Orleans, which takes us to the one and only Big Easy. The vibrancy of the city is undeniable, and we get an introduction to it with a guided tour that includes beignets, of course. Continuing on Amtrak's Sunset Limited, we travel to Houston, TX, another city renowned for its culture and offerings. The soundtrack of the South sets the tone for this one-of-a-kind experience.
Arrive in Atlanta, and transfer to our hotel, the Marriott Atlanta Airport, and settle in for an evening of relaxation. Overnight Atlanta.
The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis
Courtyard Charlotte City Centre, Charlotte
Park Vista DoubleTree Hotel, Gatlinburg
DoubleTree by Hilton, Chattanooga Downtown
Holiday Inn and Suites, Downtown Nashville
AC Hotel by Marriott, New Orleans French Quarter