2816
Georgia
Signature City Atlanta
Get to know “The Big Peach” inside and out as you explore some of the city’s highlights, from the historic Swan House plantation to CNN’s global headquarters.
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Program No. 2816RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,299
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At a Glance

Atlanta is a southern city bursting at the borders with history and American heritage. Get to know “The Big Peach” as you explore the best of Atlanta with local experts, from nationally registered historic places like The Swan House, Tullie Smith Farm and the Greek Revival Bulloch Hall, to the High Museum of Art and CNN’s Headquarters in Centennial Olympic Park. Learn about Civil War history from an American History professor and author, visit the Atlanta History Center, delve into the presidency of the 39th president at the Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library and more.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one city block and standing for some museum lectures. Plantation walking on uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy the 19th- and 20th-century American art, European paintings, modern and contemporary art, African American art and more at the High Museum of Art, including works by Cézanne, Degas and van Gogh.
  • Go behind the scenes at CNN headquarters to learn about the history of CNN News Group networks and see for yourself how news travels through the newsroom to the anchor’s desk.
  • Explore the National Civil and Human Rights Museum, the “Sweet Auburn” district of the city with visits to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
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Don Erdman, Jazz
Don Erdman has been active in the Atlanta musical community since 1982. He has toured internationally with Brenda Lee and done regional tours with Johnny Mathis, Lou Rawls, and Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme. In the late '80s, Don was the featured soloist at a Hamburg, Germany club, opening the door for European and Asian tours with his own band, Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz. Don has studied with jazz greats James Moody and Eddie Daniels.
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Don Erdman, Jazz
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Guy Stephen Davis
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Gail Bell
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Linda Randall
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Bill Rutan
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