7-Day Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis and Chicago Bus Tour from Atlanta with Airport Transfer

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Tour Code : ATL70521A

Departure City : Atlanta

Duration : 7 day(s) 6 night(s)

Availability : Wed.

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Highlight :

Chicago, United Sports Complex, Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Willis Tower*, Magnificent Mile, Michigan Ave, Lake Michigan Cruise; St. Louis, Gateway Arch; Springfield, Lincoln Home Historic Site, Old Illinois State Building; Memphis, Graceland, the Great American Pyramid; Jackson, Swamp Tour*; New Orleans, Oak Alley Plantation*, Steamboat Ride*, New Orleans Night Tour*, Mississippi River Museum ; Atlanta, CNN Headquarter Building*, World of Coca-Cola*, and much more for you to discover.

This tour picks up at Atlanta international Airport (ATL) and drops off at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

Itinerary

Day 1 : Hometown - Atlanta

We provide free pick-up service between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm at Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Our tour guide will meet you at the baggage claim area.

We offer pick-up service from Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Free pick up service is available between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm.
Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Quality Hotel & Conference Center College Park or similar

Day 2 : Atlanta - Montgomery

Atlanta is the Capital city of the southeast, a city of the future with strong ties to its past. Die-hard Southerners view Atlanta as the heart of the Old Confederacy, but Atlanta has become the best example of the New South, a fast-paced modern city proud of its heritage. A good measure of this growth is the ever-changing downtown skyline, along with skyscrapers constructed in numerous business districts. For almost 70 years, the only beverage produced and sold by The Coca-Cola Company was the flagship Coca-Cola® invented in Atlanta in 1886. At the World of Coke, experience the fascinating history of the world's most famous soft drink in a dynamic multimedia attraction featuring a fully-functioning bottling line that produces an 8 oz. glass bottle of Coca-Cola for each and every guest. At the Taste It! Lounge you may sample over 60 different beverages from around the world. Journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide and get an up-close, in-depth look at global news in the making. The Inside CNN Atlanta Studio Tour takes you behind the scenes with the inventors of 24-hour news. Atlanta Centennial Park is the remaining legacy of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The 21-acre park was built to celebrate the Olympics to Georgia as well as revitalize an area of town that had long been forgotten. Located in the Heart of Downtown, Underground Atlanta is bustling as a perfect place for a lunch as well we enjoying daily entertainment, fortune telling, homemade candy, and souvenir shopping. Just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta and home to the world's largest piece of exposed granite, this natural wonderland offers 3,200 acres of excitement for every member of the family.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): La Quinta Inn & Suites Montgomery or similar

Day 3 : Montgomery - New Orleans

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with an alligator? Cruise leisurely along the mysterious, moss-draped bayous? See exotic flora and fauna found nowhere else in the country? You can do this by checking out our swamp and wildlife tour on a riverboat. If you really want to know something about Southern history and antebellum plantations, Oak Alley Plantation is a must-see, where the quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home. In the evening, an optional night tour of New Orleans can be a perfect conclusion of the day.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Sleep Inn New Orleans Airport or similar

Day 4 : New Orleans - Jackson

Intimate and unique, New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood has exerted a spell over writers and artists since the time of Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hern and John James Audubon. French Quarter architecture is a mix of Spanish, French, Creole and American styles. Not only is this is city’s cultural hub, but is a community where residents take time to reminisce with neighbors about times gone by and to welcome visitors in the streets. Jackson Square has been featured in numerous movies, live television network broadcasts, and the New Year's Eve celebration, which earns its name for one of three bronze statues of Andrew Jackson located in the center of the square. Step onto one of the world's most renowned streets overflowing with restaurants, clubs and history. New Orleans is famous for its food ----- discover the most popular dishes, their history. Both New Orleans Steamboat ride and the Hurricane Katrina site can remind you the coastal location of this beautiful city. As the largest city in the state, Jackson, Mississippi, is an ideal place to sample a wide variety of the state's unique culture and attractions. This historical center of business and government is also a cosmopolitan city with much to see.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Ramada Pearl/Jackson Airport or similar

Day 5 : Jackson - Memphis - St.Louis

Memphis, Tennessee is recognized as the home of Elvis Presley and as the birthplace of the blues. Did you know that Elvis's home, Graceland, is the second exciting sites and attractions that you will want to see during your visit to Memphis. The Pyramid Arena in downtown is the most visited house in the country ----- Just ranking behind the White House in Washington, D.C.? But Graceland is only one of Memphis has been a focal point on the city's skyline since 1991, where the Great American Pyramid is 321 feet tall, or 32 stories ----- the third largest pyramid in the world.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Comfort Inn Festus or similar

Day 6 : St.Louis - Springfield - Chicago

Driving through the fertile framing land, arrive at the Union Station of St. Louis, one of its landmarks showing the city’s glory, at lunch time. You will be amazed by the view on top of the Gateway Arch, a true memorial for those pioneers expanding to the west. Mississippi River, which is as significant as Nile, Amazon and Yangtze River to other civilizations, wanders right on the east side of the Arch. Take brief stops at the Old Church and Courthouse. The Capitol of Illinois has been well known as the hometown of one of our greatest presidents. Both Lincoln Home Historic Site and the Old Illinois State Capitol Building can bring you some insights of this nation’s history.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): La Quinta Inn Chicago Matteson or similar

Day 7 : Chicago - Hometown

Pass by United Sports Complex ----- the home stadium of the world famous Chicago Bulls, stroll by the Buckingham Fountain at Grant Park and the Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, rapidly climb to the Observatory Deck of Willis Tower* (formerly Sears Tower), cruise on Lake Michigan from the Navy Pier to appreciate the splendid architecture of our Second City, and of course, shop through the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue! With tons of good memories and artistic photos in a week, you will be transferred to the airport.

Departure and Return info:

  1. We offer complementary pick up service for Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Free pick up service is only available between 9 am to 9 pm. Any other time would incur $120 for 1st and 2nd passengers, $10 for each additional person.
  2. If you take the domestic flight, our tour guide will wait for you at the baggage claim area. If you take the international flight, our tour guide will wait for you on the curb out of the terminal.
  3. Please schedule your flight to depart from Chicago O'Hare International Airport after 7:00 pm. Please note there is no drop off service for Midway International Airport (MDW).

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$870 $615 Free Free $430 $430

*Kid ages 2-9 yr old, infant less than 2 yr old join the tour for FREE if NOT occupied a bus seat.

 

Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.

Price for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room respectively. Thus, result in a lower per person price.

Maximum 4 guests in each hotel room (incl. kid and infant). Each standard hotel room comes with TWO full sizes or ONE queen size bed. Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/fourth bed in the room since each room is equipped with 2 beds. Roll-a-ways beds are regulations of each hotel; you are responsible for paying the additional cost for roll-a-way bed. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.


BUY 2 GET 1 FREE Promotion Rules:

The third guest joins the tour for FREE on share room basis. (Except applicable admission fee, service charge and fuel surcharge)

Late Cancellation or NO show of the Free-Fare passenger will result in $430 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat. The other participating passenger in the reservation is responsible for paying the penalty fee to the tour escort prior departure.

All other reschedule, change, and cancellation please refer to the Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy.


Price Includes:

  1. Ground transportation via deluxe Air-Conditioned and Lavatory Equipped motorcoach with complimentary pick-up and drop-off at chosen location. To insure fewer passengers operation, 15 seats minibus may be substituted.
  2. Passenger insurance while on board motorcoach. Due to motorcoach insurance policy, passengers over 2 years of age must purchase ticket in order to occupy seats.
  3. 6 night(s) hotel accommodation.
  4. Professional tour escort.
  5. Taxes included

Price Excludes:

  1. All meals or drinks during the trip, but our tour escort will arrange for these.
  2. Personal room expenses such as hotel room services and meal, telephone calls, laundry services, on demand TV shows etc.
  3. Any private expenses such as airfare or any related transportation to the pick-up location, visa fee, travel document etc.
  4. Service fee for tour escort and driver: Minimum $8 per passenger per day.
  5. Optional admission fees to all attractions are listed below. Prices are subject to change without prior notices.

Optional Activities:

Attractions Adult Kid (age)
Chicago Cruise $35 $21
Chicago Night Tour $25 $15
Graceland Mansion $39 $34.90 (13-18)
$18 (7-12)
Inside CNN Studio Tour $16 $13 (4-12)
New Orleans Cajun Meal $35 $21
New Orleans Night Tour $25 $15
New Orleans Steamboat Natchez $29.50 $12.25 (6-12)
Oak Alley Plantation $22 $8 (13-18)
$5 (6-12)
Stone Mountain Park Skyride $10 $6
Swamp Tour $26 $18 (4-12)
Top of the Gateway Arch $13 $10 (3-15)
Willis Tower (Sky Deck Tour) $25 $18 (3-12)
World of Coca-Cola $18 $14 (3-12)

Special Notes

Prior to booking your tour, it is your responsibility to read and all information related to your tour products listed under these Itinerary, Pricing, Special Notes and FAQ tabs. Terms and Conditions, Cancellation and Refund Policy can be found on the bottom of every webpage.

 

 


Trip Reservation Process:

All tours are open for early booking. It is recommended that customers should book tour at least two weeks before departure date. Bus seats will be pre-assigned after payment is made based on a first come first served basis. The following flowchart summarized the booking process.

process

 

 

  1. After you submitting your reservation online, you will receive a Pre-Order email within a couple of hours.
  2. Within 2 business days, we will send you a confirmation email to confirm your reservation of the trip. In this email, you could find the detailed boarding time and location of the trip, contact information of local service provider. Please print out this email with E-TICKET number as the boarding pass for the trip. Also, you can login to our website http://www.tripedition.com/index.php?route=account/login to check the status of your order.
  3. At the departure date, simply print out the E-TICKET if you have not already done so, and present it with your valid photo ID. Please note that this E-TICKET is the only proof of your purchase of the tour.
  4. Please make sure you have received our Final Confirmation Letter email with your E-ticket number before booking air tickets, extended hotel stays and etc., if applicable.

 

 

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email normally within two business days. Promotional offers such as BUY 2 GET 1 FREE is provided and confirmed only on an availability basis. In the rare events (such as booking ONE day prior to the departure day), your reservation can not be confirmed by the service provider, a full refund will be credited back to your account.

The order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start date of the week. For the detailed arrangement, please email or call the local service provider prior to departure date to re-confirm. Their contact info will be listed in your final confirmation email.

We reserve the right to change the hotel to another of equal or better standard than the hotel mentioned in the itineraries.

Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours may be combined to ensure fewer passengers operation.

We do not recommend infants younger than 2 years of age to join the tours, since our tour guides are not specially trained to provide service to these types of passengers and cannot be responsible for their well being.

 

 


Boarding Tips and Travel Documents:

If your flight is delayed or cancelled, please call the tour guide or our customer service at 1-888-503-6377 ASAP to reschedule the pickup. Please note, if your arrives after the free pickup time due to delayed flight, there will be a fee charged for the picking up.

All passengers must show E-TICKET (the boarding pass) for boarding.

Passengers are held solely responsible for their own valid travel documents.

 

 


Travel Insurance:

We are not responsible for any occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to purchase travel insurance. By accepting our policy, passenger should agree that we shall hold no responsibilities includes but not limited to the following unforeseeable events such as weather, accident, bus break down, sickness, theft, itinerary changes, delays or cancellation. We are strongly advising you to purchase travel insurance before departure to insure compensations for the unexpected causes above. Such travel insurance can be purchased through third party insurance suppliers.

 

 


Language:

All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers guide. For driver guided tour, the language will be limited to English/Chinese.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Will the bus wait for me if I’m late?

Sorry. Tour buses will depart on time. Please be understandable this is a group tour, we have to satisfy the entire group for a smooth operation of the tour. We recommend you arrive at the departure location 15-30 minutes prior the depart time.


Is the drop-off location the same as boarding location for all Tripedition tours?

The tours usually pick-up and drop-off at the same locations unless otherwise stated in the tour Departure and Return Info page.


What happens if I forgot to bring proper travel documents on the boarding day (Passport, Green card, Visa, etc.)?

You can NOT board the bus. The tour guide shall check anyone's proper travel documents prior boarding. Bear in mind, when you can NOT board for this reason, this also triggers the reschedule fee or cancellation penalty. Please refer to the Special Notes section of your booked tour for proper travel documents.


How many pieces of baggage am I allowed to bring?

We recommend two pieces of standard sized baggage per passenger due to the load limitation of the motorcoach. If the tour is operated by 14 seats minibus, only ONE piece per passenger is allowed.


Is there a restroom on the bus?

Yes, only for motorcoach buses. However, we recommend the use of lavatory when there is a personal emergency. All our local service providers, try to maintain a clean environment on the bus, therefore, the bus will make rest stops along the way (every 2-3 hours) at highway service area. If you need to use the lavatory on the way, you may ask the tour guide to open it for your use.


What can we do if we choose not to go on the optional activities?

Optional activities are booked through the tour guide while you are on the tour. If you do not wish to participate in certain tour activities, you can hang around the tourist attraction as you like to. The tour guide will inform guests on the return time to the tour bus before he/she dismisses the group.


We are vegetarians, should I join the tour?

Definitely Yes. Meal breaks will be arranged at hotels, various ethnic restaurants, food courts, and fast food restaurants. There should be vegetarian food for you to choose from the menus.

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