“Chasing the Gray Coats” is a historical journey based on Gen. Sherman’s, Civil War Era, March to the Sea. It features some fact, some fiction, some great dining and a few good times. Gather your troops and explore Chattanooga, Atlanta and Savannah. Learn a little about the Civil War, a lot about three cities and enjoy dining at the most famous Southern Restaurants in America.
An uplifting farewell to summer takes place every Labor Day weekend at Callaway Gardens. This event is highlighted by colorful flights, a balloon glow, festival entertainment, exhibits and demonstrations.
Discover the Palmetto Low Country with a trip to Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC. While only 2 hours apart, these towns are very different. Savannah is both hip and historic, robust and refined, a city filled with global sophistication, funky nightlife and fabulous food. While the Historic Downtown District has stood throughout Charleston’s history as the cultural and commercial capital of the South. This trip is particularly beautiful in March and April when the azaleas are blooming.
You see the city that is arguably the “Capitol of the New South. Then the next day you learn of the genteel life before the war, as well as events during it on a tour titled, “Gone With the Wind.” Come, Discover how the Old South has influenced this modern city.
The Southern Coast is a land where live oak tress are draped with Spanish moss. Where the Capitol Cities have cobble stoned streets, manicured squares, pastel colored antebellum homes. The region is filled with charm and beauty, history that dates to the first colonies, people who speak with a proudly distinct accent and wonderful food mush of which comes fresh from the sea.
Can you believe it’s been 22 years since Forrest Gump sat on that bench and told us “life is like a box of chocolates?” It was in July 1994, that this slow, but sweet character played by Tom Hanks entered theaters—and our hearts. At U S Tours, we thought today, “for no particular reason” that we could celebrate and remember the simple life of Forrest, while touring movie sites, while eating shrimp, and while discovering the Southern beauty of Savannah and Beaufort – two towns that “goes together like peas and carrots.”
In 1864 Union Gen Sherman sent a message to President Lincoln that said, “I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah . . .” We challenge you to organize and lead your troops on a “March to the Sea” during the holidays and enjoy the same beauty that Sherman found on his arrival.
This 13 day itinerary explores the Distant Heavens and Deep Blue Sea. You will learn of man’s efforts to conquer both, while discovering his impact on Nature. This may be the ultimate Educational Tour, whether you’re planning an extended student tour or a you’re retiree re-discovering life – there are lessons and learning, laughter and merriment here for everyone.
Stone Mountain Park offers festivities for all ages during the annual holiday celebration, A Stone Mountain Christmas. Visit Helen, GA, a quaint re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers.