What's Included

  • First Class Hotels
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Guided Tours
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Other Meals as Listed

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1 - Atlanta

You’ll make your way to Atlanta, the heart of the Civil Rights Movement and the home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Check into your hotel and enjoy dinner. (D)

Day 2 Day 2 - Tuskegee

Discover the remarkable history of Tuskegee, Alabama as you see the Tuskegee History Center, Butler Chapel AME Zion Church, Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site. This afternoon, continue to Montgomery to check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 3 Day 3 - Montgomery

This morning, visit the site of Rosa Park’s famous moment in history, Dexter Avenue, the King Memorial Church and the Dexter Parsonage Museum. This afternoon, take a driving tour of other sites, including the Alabama State Capitol, First Baptist Church on Ripley Street, Holt Street Baptist Church and City of St. Jude. Visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, also known as the Lynching Memorial. Also visit the Equal Justice Initiative.  Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 4 Day 4 - Marion & Selma

Start your day by visiting the Memorial to Viola Liuzzo on the way to Selma. Stop outside at the Brown Chapel AME Church and Selma Interpretative Center (both are presently closed). Conditions permitting, walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Travel the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail and visit the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute. Head back to your Birmingham hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 5 Day 5 - Birmingham

This morning, participate in a tour of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Here, 4 young girls were killed in a racially motivated bombing. The church continues to serve its community today and is a landmark of the Birmingham Civil Rights District. Continue on to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and learn more about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. Afterward, visit Kelly Ingram Park and Bethel Baptist Church. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk, (B, D)

Day 6 Day 6 - Birmingham to Atlanta

This morning, see the former Greyhound bus station, where in 1961, a mob attacked the integrated group of white and black Freedom Riders promoting the federal ruling that interstate bus travel could not be segregated. Then, you’ll travel to Anniston to the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston. Continue on to Atlanta for dinner and overnight (B, D)

Day 7 Day 7 - Atlanta

Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, which includes the birthplace of MLK, The King Center, and Ebenezer Baptist Church. Then visit the APEX Museum. This afternoon, you’ll visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. This museum is dedicated to the achievements of the Civil Rights movement in America and the broader Human Rights movements around the world. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 8 Day 8 - Return home

Tour: XC24 Code: C