Gulf Shores Getaway

November 4, 2017 - November 11, 2017
8 days / 13 meals

Day 1: Memphis, TN
Depart early afternoon for one of the largest retail stores in the world, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Enjoy southern-inspired comfort food while dining at the apex of the Pyramid overlooking the Mississippi River. Overnight in the south Memphis area. D

Day 2: Gulf Shores Arrival
Arrive in Orange Beach, AL for a 5-night stay along the Gulf of Mexico at the luxurious, full service Perdido Beach Resort. Nestled on an island oasis with a private sugar white sand beach and turquoise waters, the Perdido Beach Resort features contemporary rooms with private balconies, indoor/outdoor pool, tennis courts, 4 restaurants and more! Enjoy a welcome dinner at the resort on arrival. B, D

Day 3: Mobile, AL
Spend the morning exploring 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden during our visit to Bellingrath Gardens. Head to Mobile, AL, the cultural center of the Gulf Coast, for lunch and tour at GulfQuest: National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, filled with immersive, interactive exhibits covering early settlements and trade routes, marine life, weather, shipbuilding and more. Travel along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay for an afternoon at leisure to explore the village of Fairhope complete with picturesque waterfront and quaint French Quarter district. B, L

Day 4: Pensacola, FL
Head to Pensacola for a guided tour of the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum. See more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aviation during a trolley tour of the flight line. Visit the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk for free time to explore the unique shops and open-air restaurants along the Santa Rosa Sound. Board our private glass bottom catamaran to see wild dolphins frolic and play in their natural environment during a sunset dolphin cruise on the pristine waters of the back bays of Orange Beach. B, D

Day 5: New Orleans, LA
Head to New Orleans for an optional day trip to the “Big Easy” ($100 per person). After a delicious lunch at a Sunrise favorite, Tujagues Restaurant, join our local expert for a walking tour of the French Quarter and Jackson Square. Or enjoy a full day of leisure at the Perdido Beach Resort. B

Day 6: Fort Morgan
Journey to the southern-most point of Gulf Shores for a guided tour of Fort Morgan. Standing guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, the fort played a significant role during the Spanish American War. Visit Alabama’s last remaining undisturbed coastal barrier habitat during our stop at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, an important stopover for migratory songbirds. Celebrate our final night at Perdido Beach with a glowing bonfire on the sugar-white sandy beach. B, D

Day 7: Jackson, TN
Bid farewell to the Gulf Shores as we start our drive back home. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Jackson, TN. B, D

Day 8: Return home. B

 

Per person rates
Poolview room
double $1699
triple/quad $1518
single $2141

Per person rates
Gulfview room
double $1849
triple/quad $1630
single $2402

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