CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL TOURS

AUTHENTIC BLACK CULTURAL HERITAGE EXPERIENCES

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Are You Ready For A Life-Changing Experience?

Do you want to spend time exploring the people, food, and music of the southern United States? Are you ready to experience history and culture through travel? If so, then welcome to a Civil Rights Trail Tour.

We design specially curated itineraries that honor the people and places involved in civil rights activism. This is not just another stuffy museum tour. Our guided tours explore the authentic music, food, and culture of black history.

Our tour guides are African Americans with first-hand knowledge of the continuing struggle for racial equality. Through our special access, we will get you behind the scenes and fully immersed in the culture of the southern states.

On our bespoke music tours, you'll be able to listen to the music, talk to the musicians, and meet black music icons. Our educational tours will take you to the top Historically Black College Universities (HBCU) in America. You'll get the chance to walk in the footsteps of the legends of our American civil rights movement.

Civil Rights Trail Tours

Historical and Cultural Adventures

Duration
7 days
Group Size
14 to 42

THE HBCU CIVIL RIGHTS EXPERIENCE - COLLEGE TOURS

Travel to the American South to visit some of the top HBCU- Historically Black College Universities in America

Immerse yourself in the history, music, art, food, and stories of each of these specially selected southern universities, while meeting students, civil rights activists exploring the campus, and hearing moving first-hand stories from the Civil Rights Movement.

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Duration
7 days
Group Size
14 to 42

THE HBCU CIVIL RIGHTS EXPERIENCE - STUDENT TOURS

The Black Excellence College Tour will visit America’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities to display the best of what makes these institutions distinct, dedicated to ensuring that students who attend the best HBCUs will return the favor by making a difference in their respective communities at large.

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Duration
8 days
Group Size
14 to 42

8-DAY CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY TOUR - THE JOURNEY TO EQUALITY

Immerse yourself in the history, music, art, food, and stories of each city and these specially selected museums and parks hearing moving first-hand stories from the Civil Rights Movement.

You will have the opportunity to meet civil rights activists, and visit legendary museums and cultural landmarks that capture the story of these institutions and the people.

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Duration
7 days
Group Size
14 to 42

7-DAY CIVIL RIGHTS TOUR - WOMEN OF STRENGTH

Experience the resiliency and determination of the brave women who worked tirelessly throughout the Civil Rights Movement to gain racial justice and equality in America. This journey takes you to six cities, where you'll see significant sites where key parts of this historic movement unfolded both in cities, schools, and houses of worship.

This Homage will include in-depth discussions of black women leaders and activities such as Rosa Parks, Ida B Wells, Ella Baker, Daisy Bates, Fannie Lou Hammer, and many others.

By "walking in the footsteps" of these remarkable women, you'll discover how the achievement of our most basic civil rights—including voting rights, equal educational opportunities, and desegregation—was accomplished in large part due to these indefatigable and courageous women.

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Duration
8 days
Group Size
14 to 42

8-DAY CULTURAL IMMERSION TOUR - GULLAH GEECHIE

Experience the culture of the Gullah Geechee—the original inhabitants of the SeaIslands off the Southeast coast of the United States. Native Africans were brought to America as slaves, who merged with and created a new culture that is unlike any other. Gullah Geechee people are known for preserving more of their African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American community in the United States.

The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor is a 400-mile stretch along the southeastern coast from Savannah, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida. Explore a variety of gorgeous sites in the Gullah Geechee Corridor our expert tour guides will reveal several unique and beautiful places that help preserve an incredible culture. This is an experience you don't want to miss!

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Duration
7 days
Group Size
14 to 42

7 DAY CULTURAL LOWCOUNTRY FOOD TOUR

The Lowcountry is where mighty rivers fall into the sea to make their last dive. Nowhere in America did the cooking of master and slave combine so gracefully as it did in the Lowcountry kitchen. From Shrimp N Grits, Crab Cakes, Stone Grown Grits, Carolina Gold Rice, Whole Pork BBQ, Fried Fish, Collard Greens, BBQ Oysters, Boiled Peanuts, Pimento Cheese and Sweet Tea, The Low Country is where you can get it all.

On these authentic African-inspired food experiences, we will travel from Charleston to Savannah tasting and eating food grown and caught in the coastal regions and waters of South Carolina and Georgia—, LowCountry cooking is a hodgepodge of international influences: African, French, English, and Caribbean alike.

Come with us and on this slow Lowcountry Food Crawl from Charleston, Hilton Head, and Savannah, and let's taste it all!...and I mean All OF IT!

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Duration
11 days
Group Size
14 to 42

11 DAY MUSIC HISTORY TOUR - WHY THEY SING THE BLUES

Why They Sing the Blues is an unforgettable journey into the land that spawned the single most important root source of modern American popular music- The Delta Blues.

This 12-day journey tells the untold stories of Southern bluesmen and women and how the places where they lived and the times in which they existed–and continue to exist–influenced their music. The tour will take you to Nashville, Memphis, Clarksville, and all through the Mississippi Delta down to Jackson and New Orleans where you will Hear Live music, walk the city streets, visit the radio stations, see the cotton fields, visit Blues museums to learn why musicians such as Robert Johnson Howlin Wolf, Muddy, Waters, BB King, and countless others sang the blues way down in the Mississippi Delta.

Whether you're a die-hard blues fan or a casual traveler in search of an interesting trip, you'll find facts you didn't know, places you've never seen, and you'll gain a new appreciation for the area that gave birth to the blues.

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Duration
10 days
Group Size
14 to 42

10 DAY MUSIC HISTORY TOUR -Fantastic Voyage Land of Funk

Experience the Land of Funk on our Black Music History Tour — one of the most exciting and authentic multi-day tours in all of North America. Our expert guides will take you on a musical journey through the heart of America, following in the footsteps of black music pioneers to explore how their influence is present throughout all aspects of American culture.

You’ll get an insider’s look into the musical heritage and highlights of Black Music, visiting legendary music studios, iconic venues and even hearing from some music legends themselves! Travel with us to legendary sites across 8 cities including Detroit, Cleveland, Dayton Cinninatti Nashville, and Memphis, to learn stories through music. From Motown to The Rock roll Hall of Fame to Dayton and Cincinnati, The Funk Capitol, and on to Nashville and Soulsville in Memphis TN.

We invite you on a breathtaking journey through the heart of American music, exploring the true Rythem of America, American Soul and Funk Music

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Why choose us?

We Are Your Pilgrimage Leader For The Civil Rights Trail

Our local tour guides want to welcome you to Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, and South Carolina. The American south is our home, and we look forward to sharing it with you. Leave the details to us. You'll ride in an air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard Wi-Fi. Most meals will be arranged in advance so that you can tuck in and enjoy the legendary southern cuisine. You'll learn about the civil rights movement as you visit the black historical sights.

Food

Nowhere in America did the cooking of master and slave combine so gracefully as it did in the Lowcountry kitchen from Shrimp N Grits, Crab Cakes, Stone Grown Grits, Carolina Gold Rice, Whole Pork BBQ, Fried Fish, Collard Greens, BBQ Oysters, Boiled Peanuts, Pimento Cheese and Sweet Tea, The Low Country is where you can get it all.

Music

Civil Rights Trail Tours offers a 12-day journey that tells the untold stories of Southern bluesmen and women and how the places where they lived and the times in which they existed–and continue to exist–influenced their music. Also, our expert guides will take you on a musical journey through the heart of America, following in the footsteps of black music pioneers to explore how their influence is present throughout all aspects of American culture.

History and Culture

Civil Rights Trail Tours will help you transport through time and space to the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. You will journey south into the very heart of the civil rights movement and gain a deeper understanding of the historic and continued struggle for racial equality in the United States. You'll see significant sites where key parts of this historic movement unfolded both in cities, schools, and houses of worship.

Where We Adventure

Important Landmarks For Any Great Civil Rights Tour

On Sunday, September 15, 1963, at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL four young girls were killed when a bomb exploded while they attended their Sunday school class. This tragedy drew worldwide attention to the violent civil rights struggle in Birmingham. The church today provides tours, and services are still held on Sundays.

To better understand the significance of the civil rights struggles in Birmingham, be sure to visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI). The BRCI is home to interactive displays, historical documents, and recorded oral histories.

The former Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, is now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum. The museum promotes a better understanding of the struggle for civil rights through exhibits, films, and interactive media.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

To some extent – yes. Sometimes we will have to because the weather isn’t always ideal and some restrictions due to the on-going pandemic.

Yes, but you can book trips in private. Just you, your loved ones, and our expert guide.

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