Atlanta: Tourism, Sustainability and History

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Length

8 days

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Dates

TBD

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 7 Nights of Hotel Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Entrance to All Venues Listed
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • All Tips & Gratuities

Program highlights

  • The King Center
  • Atlanta History Centre
  • National Centre for Civil and Human Rights
  • Alabama Civil Rights Excursion
  • Atlanta BeltLine Trail
  • Ray Foundation
  • Discover Atlanta Visit
  • Hotel Visits

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for Atlanta, GA
  • Arrival in Atlanta – Airport Transfer
  • Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. 
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for a dinner with options to cater all diets.

Day 2 – Atlanta

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Atlanta Historic District Walking Tour – Tour of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr., with an in-depth look at the people and locations that inspired him. Ebenezer Baptist Church and Birth Home of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Lunch Break
  • The King Center – Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century.

Day 3 – Atlanta

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Atlanta History Centre – Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive, 33 acre destination. The campus features one of the nation’s laragest history museums, including the Cyclorama: The Big Picture experience; three historic houses; Goizueta Gardens; and the Kenan Research Center.
  • Lunch Break
  • Atlanta BeltLine Trail – The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of 1,300 acres of public parks, 33 miles of multi-use trails and 22 miles of transit along an historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown. The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta, and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States

Day 4 – Atlanta

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Eco-Hotel Visit – To be determined
  • Lunch Break
  • Sustainable Food Visit – Want to see the future of food? Learn how we’re tackling the food challenges of tomorrow. Local start-ups are showing off their sustainable food initiatives in shipping containers.

Day 5 – Atlanta

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Visit Ray Foundation – Learn about Mission Zero: Zero Deaths. Zero Waste. Zero Carbon. Zero Impact. It’s an ambitious goal, but by harnessing The Ray as a living lab for innovative ideas and technologies, we can set a new standard for roadways across the globe.
  • Lunch Break
  • Discover Atlanta – Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the city and serves to favorably impact Atlanta’s economy through conventions and tourism.

Day 6 – Alabama/Atlanta

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Alabama Civil Rights Excursion – Explore and Learn about The American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park, 16th Street Baptist Church, In Montgomery see where Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat and triggered the Bus Boycott of 1955. See where 25 year old Dr. King came in 1954, to finish his PhD and pastor his first church at the small Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened to the public on April 26, 2018, is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of people terrorized by lynching. In Selma you will walk in the footsteps of the brave marchers as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge and faced down the Alabama State Troopers and the local sheriff’s posse.
  • Return to Atlanta

Day 7 – Atlanta

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Luxury Hotel Visit – To be determined
  • National Centre for Civil and Human Rights
  • Lunch Break
  • Structured Free Time
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 8 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Atlanta, Georgia for Home

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