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  • Ohio

    Cincinnati

    Ohio, birthplace of eight US presidents, sits in the heart of the Midwest. The sandy shores of Lake Erie mark the state’s northern border and the long and winding Ohio River marks it southern border.

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    • Cleveland, Ohio

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    • Wayne National Forest

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    • Cincinnati, Ohio

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    The state’s expanse of fertile farmland embraces rolling hills overlooking the Scioto River Valley in the north and to the south Ohio's outback, a heavily forested area which is best experienced on an exploration of Wayne National Forest. The landscape becomes steeper and wilder as it reaches the foothills of the Appalchian mountain chain where thick forests are to be found full of waterfalls and sandstone cliffs.

    Cincinnati offers a variety of museums, galleries, fine dining and shopping, while Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a major internationally acclaimed attraction. Fascinating neighbourhoods, miles of parklands and a revitalised lakefront image are drawing visitors to this city on the shores of Lake Erie. The state capital of Columbus is a lively college city with fine architecture and several interesting museums.

    Although dominated by its three main cities, the most popular destinations in the state are the sandy shores of the Lake Erie Islands with a wide range of recreational activities including boating, fishing, swimming, as well as numerous historical sites and nature areas. The northeast is home to the world's largest Amish population, a decidedly old-fashioned community who sell their freshly grown produce along with traditional handmade crafts in the small town country shops.

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  • Bluegrass & Country

    Begins in Cincinnati, Ohio and ends in Atlanta, Georgia

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Equestrain Delights

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    • Majestic Paddlewheel Voyages

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    • Bourbon Country

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    • A Diverse Range of Music Venues

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    • Historical Architecture

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    Day 01

    Cincinnati

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Cincinnati. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

    Day 02

    Covington & Newport

    Today you commence your exploration. Start by crossing the Ohio River on a trip to Covington where you can perhaps enjoy a saunter across the Roebling Suspension Bridge. Next we suggest the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which portrays three centuries of slavery from its introduction to abolition.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

    88Mi/142Km

    Day 03

    Louisville

    Louisville is renowned for the annual Kentucky Derby. Horse racing enthusiasts will enjoy the Kentucky Derby Museum, offering a hands-on experience. Once in town, visit the Slugger Museum and Factory, take a river cruise on the Belle of Louisville or follow the Urban Bourbon Trail.

    Hotel: Galt House Hotel

    101Mi/162Km

    Day 04

    Lexington

    Your first point of interest is The Muhammad Ali Center, which has majestic views of Kentucky’s largest city. Continue onto Lexington, the horse capital of the world, for a true equine experience at Kentucky Horse Park. During your stay we suggest a visit to Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, which was once home to America’s largest and best-known communal society.

    Hotel: Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

    167Mi/268Km

    Day 05

    Bowling Green

    This morning, visit Bardstown – voted America’s most beautiful small town. Mammoth Cave National Park is your next point of interest, where four hundred miles of passages and caverns can be explored.

    Hotel: Hyatt Place Bowling Green

    149Mi/239Km

    Day 06

    Paducah

    Today’s journey takes you towards the heart of America’s inland waterways. We suggest visiting The River Discovery Center, which chronicles life on the river and a stop at the National Corvette Museum. Paducah is renowned for its creativity, and is home to the National Quilt Museum.

    Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, Paducah West

    178Mi/286Km

    Day 07 Day 08

    Memphis

    Continue to Memphis along the Mississippi River and immerse yourself in the city renowned as the home of the blues and birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. We’ve allowed two full days for you to experience Memphis, an exciting city with a plethora of things to see and do. No visit to Memphis is complete without touring Graceland! In addition, don’t miss a tour to the Sun Studio and be sure to see the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Smithsonian’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Gibson Guitar Factory.

    Hotel: The Peabody

    212Mi/341Km

    Day 09 Day 10

    Nashville

    Today head east through picturesque cotton fields to Nashville. Visit the homes and museums of the country music giants, the Country Music Hall of fame & Museum, Johnny Cash Museum, Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry.

    Hotel: Renaissance Nashville Hotel

    205Mi/330Km

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    Great Smoky Mountains

    Next it’s on to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s most visited park, which stretches across half a million acres of Tennessee and North Carolina. Hike, bike, drive or even take a horseback ride through the scenic byways. You may also choose to visit Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park, which celebrates the heritage and people of the East Tennessee region.

    Hotel: Oak Haven Resort & Spa

    136Mi/218Km

    Day 13

    Chattanooga

    Heading south, you journey into the ancient homeland of the Cherokee Indians before arriving into Chattanooga. Don’t miss the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Fort Loudoun and, of course, the infamous Chattanooga Choo Choo.

    Hotel: The Chattanoogan Hotel

    116Mi/186Km

    Day 14

    Atlanta

    Ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, go underground at Ruby Falls, or stroll to the National Park Service’s American Civil War Battlefield at Point Park before leaving Chattanooga. En route to Atlanta we suggest a visit to Rock City Gardens.

    Hotel: Grand Hyatt Atlanta

    Day 15

    Journey home

    There’s time for some last minute sightseeing in Atlanta, before returning your rental car and checking-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2490 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.