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Journey Along the Civil Rights Trail

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Journey Along The Civil Rights Trail
Travel to the American South and immerse yourself in its music, art, food and stories, while meeting locals, exploring the sights, and hearing moving first-hand stories from the Civil Rights Movement. Meet activists, visit museums, devour delicious cuisine and pay your respects on this vibrant cultural journey.


Dining Summary
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Lunch (L)
  • 2 Dinner (D)
Be My Guest
  • Tuskegee: Brunch and southern hospitality is in store for you at the restored antebellum home of Ms. Sandy Taylor, a retired Superintendent of the National Park Service.
Dive Into Culture
  • Memphis: A local specialist will share stories of Memphis' past and present through the lens of African American history and current cultural treasures that Africans Americans have contributed to the city, local businesses, art, food.
  • Clarksdale: Visit the Delta Blues Museum and Dive Into Culture as you learn about the story of the blues. You'll be inspired by the musicians that kicked off the blues genre and the passionate locals keeping it alive today.
  • Birmingham: This evening at dinner you'll begin to learn about the importance of song and music in the African American community from Carlton Reese Choir.
  • Selma: Take a tour and listen to a discussion lead by a local specialist here at Brown Chapel AME Church the starting point for voting rights marches including the events of March 7, 1965 "Bloody Sunday."  Tabernacle Baptist Church is the next stop where you are hosted for a tour and presentation about the church whose members were active in the Dallas County Voters League which invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Selma in 1964.
Iconic Experience
  • : At the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute you'll learn about the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
  • Memphis: The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel, which was the site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement. The museum is devoted to the thousands of people who were a part of the entire American Civil Rights Movement. It is one of the nation's premier heritage and cultural museums.
  • Memphis: Enjoy a special after hours experience as you tour the museum of American Soul. This museum is a part of the Soulsville Foundation which "The Soulsville Foundation perpetuates the soul of Stax Records by preserving its rich cultural legacy, educating youth to be prepared for life success, and inspiring future artists to achieve their dreams.
  • Mississippi: Follow the stories of Emmett Till and so many others, which are illustrated through the eight interactive galleries of the incredible Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Through personal stories and interactive displays, it provides a sobering look into the systematic oppression of Black Mississippians and their fight for equality between 1945 and 1970.
Must-see Highlights
  • : Explore Memphis, Selma & Birmingham with a Local Specialist, Key stops along the Mississippi Delta
  • : View Mississippi Blues Trail, Mississippi Freedom Trail
  • : Visit National Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Clarksdale, Greenwood, Jackson, Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Tuskegee, Atlanta
Whats Included
  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : All transport and transfers shown
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Interests
  • Educational and Learning
8 Nights Starting At
October 12, 2024 through October 20, 2024
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October 08, 2024 7:00 PM
Book by 2024-06-14 to receive $472.00 Last Minute Deal Discount. Airfare not included
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You'll enjoy 24/7 travel expertise and dedicated service at every step. From the moment you arrive in your destination to the moment you depart; everything is taken care of. Our on-road team will provide advice and guidance plus porterage and optional experience bookings. We are also proud to have the endorsement of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, recognizing our wellbeing standards.

Responsible travel at heart

When you choose Trafalgar, you are choosing to make your travels a force for good and support our goal to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®. We recognize our responsibility to ensure we make a positive impact on the planet we call home, the people we visit, and the rich wildlife we find. We ensure that the impacts of our business and your travels are positive in two ways: through our TreadRight Foundation, and our 5-year sustainability strategy How We Tread Right.

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About Trafalgar

Imagine unmissable experiences you've always dreamed of, getting to know the locals and having everything taken care of every step of the way.

Here's what you'll experience:

Must-sees to local secrets

Visiting bucket list sites are a highlight of traveling, however, traveling on your own can make them hard work. Don't queue with other sightseers for hours, with Trafalgar our experts unlock doors - think exclusive access to the Vatican out of hours or a tour of Versailles and its grounds with an expert. This, coupled with the intimate glimpses and hidden gems our local specialists show you, are the life-changing experiences that make you feel like an insider, not a tourist.

One-of-a-kind experiences

Thanks to our global network you'll unlock local access to communities and people around the world. Our 100+ Be My Guest experiences are a signature Trafalgar exclusive, where you will enjoy the hospitality of locals as you are welcomed into their homes to hear their stories and learn about their cultures. In every destination, you'll also enjoy unique "Stays with stories" accommodation: more than just a place to rest your head, they are part of the heritage and fabric of the communities you visit.

Everything taken care of

You'll enjoy 24/7 travel expertise and dedicated service at every step. From the moment you arrive in your destination to the moment you depart; everything is taken care of. Our on-road team will provide advice and guidance plus porterage and optional experience bookings. We are also proud to have the endorsement of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, recognizing our wellbeing standards.

Responsible travel at heart

When you choose Trafalgar, you are choosing to make your travels a force for good and support our goal to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®. We recognize our responsibility to ensure we make a positive impact on the planet we call home, the people we visit, and the rich wildlife we find. We ensure that the impacts of our business and your travels are positive in two ways: through our TreadRight Foundation, and our 5-year sustainability strategy How We Tread Right.

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