Civil Rights Heritage Tour of the South

      5 States: Ohio, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky

      2 reviews
      Apr 1 - 6, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 25
      Civil Rights Heritage Tour of the South
      5 States: Ohio, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky

      2 reviews

      Apr 1 - 6, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 25

      About this trip

       Welcome to The Heritage Tours! Our Civil Rights Heritage Tour of the South is an immersive and enlightening 6-Day, 5-Nightjourney through the historical heartland of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. 

      Join us on a carefully curated exploration of significant landmarks, pivotal moments, and the untold stories that shaped the struggle to end apartheid in the US. From the iconic streets of Montgomery, Alabama, to the poignant memorials in Memphis, Tennessee, our tour blends educational insights with impactful experiences. Uncover the rich tapestry of history as you visit sites like the National Civil Rights Museum, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and the Equal Justice Initiative. Engage with local communities, hear firsthand accounts, and witness the living legacy of those who fought for justice and equality. This tour is not just a historical expedition; it's an invitation to reflect, learn, and be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Join us on a transformative journey through America's civil rights legacy! 

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        Round-trip transportation via motorcoach
      • Hotels
        5-night stay at Marriott and Hilton properties each of the 5 nights of the Tour
      • Admission
        Admission to all of the venues the Tour visits
      • Breakfast
        Each hotel provides complimentary breakfast each day
      • Snacks on the Motorcoach
        Complimentary water, soda, and an assortment of snacks are provided on the bus each day of the trip
      • 1 Dinner
        1 night of the Tour is "The Brotherhood Dinner." This meal is included
      • Docents
        There will be docents on the motorcoach as well as docents for many of the venues we visit

      What’s not included

      • Lunch
        Lunch for each day of the tour is on your own
      • Dinner
        Dinner for every evening except "The Brotherhood Dinner" is on your own
      • Tip for the Coach Driver
        We have a world-class coach driver who is dedicated to getting us safely from place to place. Gratuity is customary, but not required. Recommended $15 per passenger per day. We honor on the last day.
      • Souvenirs
        We stop at many locations. If you like souvenirs, you'll want to be prepared. There are lots of enticing commemorative things to buy throughout the Tour!

      Available Packages

      Single Occupancy

      If you will be the only person staying in your room:  Experience the utmost comfort and privacy during your stay with our single-occupancy room. Designed with your needs in mind, these well-appointed accommodations offer a tranquil space to unwind after a busy day of exploration. Enjoy modern amenities and a restful night's sleep in our single occupancy rooms, providing a peaceful retreat for a memorable stay.  

      Deposit: $100
      Double Occupancy

      If 2 people will be staying in your room:  Experience comfort and relaxation during your stay at our hotel. Our double occupancy rooms offer spacious and inviting accommodations, perfect for couples or friends traveling together. Two Queen-size beds are provided in double occupancy rooms. Enjoy a restful night's sleep in a cozy and well-appointed room, complete with modern amenities to enhance your stay. With double occupancy, you can unwind and recharge in a comfortable setting, ensuring a pleasant and rejuvenating experience throughout your visit.  

      Deposit: $100
      Triple Occupancy

       Our triple occupancy rooms are designed to accommodate 3 people, families, or groups of friends, who are fine rooming together over the course of the 5-nights at 4 different hotels during the Tour. With two queen beds and a convenient pull-out bed, there is ample space for everyone to unwind and relax. Experience comfort and convenience with modern amenities and a well-appointed room that caters to your needs. Whether you're traveling with children or friends, our triple occupancy rooms provide a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for a memorable stay. Enjoy a restful night's sleep and make the most of your time together in our spacious and accommodating accommodations. 

      Deposit: $100
      Quad Occupancy

       If 4 people will be staying in your room.  There are 2 queen beds in each room. Therefore, 2 people will be in each queen-size bed in the room every night for 5 nights at 4 different hotels during the Tour. 

      Deposit: $100


      Day 1: Ripley
      Columbus, OH to Ripley, OH and on to Atlanta, GA

      This is a great place for our first stop on the Tour. Why? Because this Ohio port city had living examples of Black and White people working together for the freedom and prosperity of all. 

       Day #1 of our Civil Rights Heritage Tour in Ripley, Ohio, explores the historic John Parker House and Rankin House. Visit the home of John Parker, an African American conductor on the Underground Railroad, where his courageous efforts in helping enslaved individuals gain freedom come to life. Next, venture to the Rankin House, once owned by Presbyterian minister and abolitionist John Rankin, known for his commitment to aiding freedom seekers. Delve into the rich stories and history embedded in these houses, offering a profound glimpse into the Underground Railroad's impact on the fight for freedom and equality. 

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      The Heritage Tours
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      I truly enjoyed myself and this tour. I have taken so much from this tour and encouraged others to come on this tour to learn more about civil rights that are not learned without doing your own research.
      By Patrice W for Civil Rights Heritage Tour of the South on Apr 15, 2024
      I had a wonderful time. Enjoyed meeting new people. I learned so much at both museums particularly the Holocaust Museum. I’m still searching for truths regarding that experience. The food was awesome especially at Hell’s Kitchen!! Thank you for allowing me to attend!
      By Linda W for The "Better Together Tour" on Oct 17, 2023