Antebellum South Tour
Day I - 4 Hours - 10 Miles
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Arrive at your hotel. Check in and reception. Your guide will meet you at the hotel and depart for a tour of the U.S.S. Alabama, a WWII Battlelship. The USS Alabama with a crew of 2,500 men earned nine battle stars. The warship and the USS Drum, a submarine are moored at the edge of Mobile Bay. The Drum is Credited with sinking the 7th largest tonnage in WWII.. Dinner will be at one of the popular restaurant overlooking Mobile Bay. Enjoy a delicious meal of regional cuisine. After dinner you will meet some of Mobile's most spirited residence. Hear stories of our Ghosts, Spirits, and Strange Happenings. Imagine turning a comer on a quaint gas lit street and suddenly you are face to face with a ghostly character of yesteryear. . Authentically costumed characters make old Mobile's legends come to life. Return to the comfort of your hotel.
Day 2 - 7 Hours - 55 Miles
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Breakfast will be served in the hotel dining area.. Our guide will meet your group for a riding tour of the historic garden districts of Mobile, with stops at one of the city museums, and an antebellum home. Depart for Bellingrath Gardens and Home. L unch will be served in the Magnolia Reataurant, located at the Gardens. Tour the internationally famous Bellingrath Gardens and Home. This "Garden Spot of the South" is a year round floral wonderland. Return to the comfort of your hotel. This evening we will depart for dinner at local restaurant.
Day 3 - 7 Hours - 60 Miles
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Breakfast will be served in the hotel dining area.. Depart for a tour of the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, one of the country's most exclusive resort areas. First stop ... The Greek Orthodox church at Malbis Plantation, then on to The Story Book Castle a charming and unusual home built in the 1940's with left over building materials during WWII.. Next Punta Clara Candy Kitchen, located in an 1897 cottage. Watch as they make candy and sample some of the indescribably delicious candy. Luncheon is served at the Grand Dame of Resort Hotels ... Marriott's Grand Hotel. We will have time to browse and shop in Fairhope, Alabama, a quaint bayside village filled with artisan shops for unique crafts and gifts. Return to the comfort of your hotel. Enjoy a delicious dinner of local cuisine. THEME ... MARDI GRAS. MOBILE STYLE! You will have your own Mardi Gras Ball. The tables will be decorated with assorted throws, masks and beads. The Mobile Mystery Mystics will preform a tableau, just like they do at their own Mardi Gras Ball. The highlight of the evening ... you will crown your own King and Queen. Return to the comfort of your hotel.
Enjoy breakfast before you depart for home. Check out and departure.