Historic Trails & the Deep South

Starting in Portugal's capital city Lisbon, enjoy all-inclusive luxury on this 17-day cruise along the Douro River, before spending 3 nights in Madrid.

22 Days
New York City to New Orleans
From (AUD)
$ 14,500
Dates & Pricing

2020 New York City > New Orleans

A tale of two worlds

In the United States, the North-South divide is more than historical, or geographical, it is also spiritual and psychological. See how both halves live, dividing your time in locales that are remarkably diverse, but equally wondrous.
How do you choose between spots as interesting as Washington D.C., and the country music mecca Nashville? Or between New York City, ‘The Big Apple’, and New Orleans, site of the celebrated Mardi Gras? With this itinerary, you don’t have to. Enjoy the best of both worlds on a journey that will take you across a swathe of destinations that together define this great and inspiring country.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
22 days
Departure City:
New York City
Return City:
New Orleans

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - New York City

    Your wonderful journey begins with a two night stay at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, right in the heart of pulsating New York City.

  2. Day 2 - New York City

    Take a bite out of the Big Apple and discover New York City at your own pace on board a hop-on hop-off double decker bus. View iconic sites such as Fifth Avenue, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, join your travelling companions over a welcome dinner.

    Be entertained by a spectacular Broadway production, a must-see in New York City. After all, no place on Earth exemplifies the magic of theatre more.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - New York > Lancaster

    Today we visit an Amish farm for an insight into their culture, faith and way of life, which excludes modern conveniences such as electricity or telephones. This evening, enjoy a traditional family-style Amish feast. Overnight at the Inn at Leola Village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Lancaster > Washington D.C

    Take the historic trail to Gettysburg.

    Gain an insight into the American Civil War during a guided tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War and was the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal ‘Gettysburg Address’.

    Continue to Washington D.C., and settle into the luxurious Fairmont Washington D.C. for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Washington D.C

    Delve into US history on a tour of Washington D.C., featuring the White House, Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. The afternoon is yours to explore the city or the plethora of exceptional Smithsonian Museums.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Washington D.C. > Williamsburg

    Continue your journey to Williamsburg, a city shaped by history. Tour Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum, then enjoy a lively dinner. Overnight stay at the Williamsburg Lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Williamsburg > Charleston

    Travel to South Carolina’s oldest and most charming city, Charleston. Spend two nights at the charming Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Charleston:

    Explore Charleston on a tour through the quaint cobblestone streets.

    Choose from a diverse range of activities.

    Tonight, experience Southern food and hospitality at your choice of restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Charleston > Savannah

    Continue to the seaport town of Savannah. Learn the history on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at either the historic Mansion on Forsyth Park or The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Savannah

    Enjoy a full day at leisure. Wander Savannah’s tree-filled squares or explore Factors Walk and River street, where old cotton warehouses house trendy shops, taverns and restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Savannah > Atlanta

    Leave the small town charm of Savannah behind and head to the bustling metropolis that is Atlanta. Check into the Grand Hyatt for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Atlanta

    Visit the Atlanta History Center, which features a range of innovative exhibits on all things Atlanta. Continue to the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Mitchell, author of the classic Civil War novel ‘Gone With the Wind’. The afternoon is yours to unwind.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Atlanta > Nashville

    Travel to the beating heart of America’s Music City as you prepare to discover the tastes and sounds of the South.

    Record a song at Nashville’s Studio B, arranged exclusively for Scenic guests.

    Stay two nights at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Nashville

    Get in the mood with a backstage tour where the Grand Ole Opry all began.

    See an exclusive musical performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum.

    Enjoy an evening performance at Nashville’s famous Grand Ole Opry.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  15. Day 15 - Nashville > Memphis

    Travel to Memphis, known as ‘Blues City’. Discover Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley, and enjoy a night out at BB King’s. Stay for two nights at the River Inn of Harbor Town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Memphis

    Visit the Civil Rights Museum on a self-guided tour, walk through Martin Luther Kings motel room from his fateful night at the Lorraine Motel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Why not explore Beale Street with its many music clubs?

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Memphis > Baton Rouge

    Head to Baton Rouge today, stopping in at enchanting Natchez a great example of late 19th century architecture. Immerse yourself with a two night Special Stay at Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a magnificent 1850’s sugar cane estate. The massive white columns and grand balconies of this enormous mansion stand guard over the Mississippi River and its famed River Road.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Baton Rouge

    Explore Louisiana’s bayous. Today, use the afternoon to further explore or simply relax.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Baton Rouge > New Orleans

    You’ll be amazed by the culture of New Orleans. Explore this vibrant city and get to see just how the magic of its annual grand spectacular, the famous Mardi Gras, is created. Experience southern hospitality for the next three nights at Hotel Monteleone.

    Tonight, select your dining venue of your choice.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - New Orleans

    To truly round off your deep south experience, listen to soulful sounds as you cruise down the Mississippi River.  Late afternoon and evening at leisure to explore this pulsating city. Shop for a favourite souvenir, or relax with a fresh cup of cafe au lait and beignet.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  21. Day 21 - New Orleans

    Choose how you want to spend your day with an activity of your choice.

    Enjoy a farewell evening of dinner and dancing to a local jazz band.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - New Orleans

    It’s time to say goodbye at the end of a wonder-filled journey. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • Spend a memorable night on the town with a fabulous Broadway show in New York City
  • Live the dream of stardom when you record a song at Nashville’s Studio B
  • Enjoy an exclusive live music performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Experience the Deep South of old with a 2 night stay at romantic Nottoway Plantation
  • Discover the cool charms of New Orleans and enjoy a night of traditional Southern fare and a private jazz band performance

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 13 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 34 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 11 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability