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Atlanta Attractions Discount Tickets
on this 15-minute helicopter tour you will experience Hot-Lanta by air and travel around Buckhead, one of Atlanta's finest neighborhoods. See all of your favorite upscale hangouts and beautiful historical homes, including the Governor's Mansion!
Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to your Hotel in Atlanta City by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
Our full-day Horseback riding Journey includes a 90-minute ride with at professional guide that will take you along our well maintained trails. from beginner to advance riders, we will navigate through beautiful, scenic wooded trails in Clayton or Athens Georgia. Then we travel to one of Georgia's beautiful wineries for some casual wine tastings and winery visit.
Big expectations of St Petersburg? Raise them tenfold, as the vocabulary for today is gold, amber and everything fancy! Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and head to the UNESCO-site - Tsarskoe Selo in Pushkin town. The highlight of Tsarskoe Selo is Catherine Palace. Being 325 m long, it will amaze you with splendor decoration, scale, elegant combination of white, sky-blue and gold. The central part of the palace is decorated with Atlanta, caryatids, cartouches and mascarons over the windows and gables. Discover the themed displays in Catherine Palace with your private guide who will tell you more about the history of the imperial summer residence than any travel book. Explore the displays, devoted to the Romanov Dynasty and Emperor Alexander I, and see court carriages from the 18-19 centuries.
Meet us at Andy's Market located 90-miles from Atlanta in Clayton Georgia. Come and explore the beautiful trails of Standing Indian Mountain in the morning and have a picnic style lunch. After our hike, you will experience wine tasting at Stonewall Creek Vineyard, where you will enjoy tastings of six different flavorful wines. This is a full day journey in an incredible part of the country!
See Downtown Atlanta like never before on this 30-minue helicopter tour! Fly through the buildings of Buckhead, Midtown, and Downtown Atlanta in a Robinson R44 helicopter, driven by your licensed guide, so that you and your group of, at most, three people can see your favorite landmarks from 500-1,000 feet up. Sites include: Atlantic Station, Georgia Tech, The Georgia Aquarium and The World of Coca Cola, along with the Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta Falcons new home, the Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Georgia States Jaguars New home at Turner field, The Atlanta braves new home at SunTrust park and Dobbins Air Force base in Cobb county's vinings.
We have designed a VIP tour to take in the best sight and sounds of Atlanta, enjoy tour of city hot spots, fine dining, and shopping at the upscale The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. This is the prefect getaway for fun and excitement for the family, girls weekend or romantic get away. Tour comes with a private driver, concierge/guide. We plan and organize your special VIP tour for you prior to your arrival, allowing you to enjoy your vacation. We also offer a nighttime version of this tour which includes cocktails.
Kayaking and wine tasting have never paired so well together! Start off this excursion by kayaking down the Broad River in Northeastern Georgia, one of the last free-flowing rivers known for its historical importance and relatively unspoiled nature and numerous shoals. Then head to Boutier Winery, a lush and luscious 32-acre property where the wine is as good as the natural aesthetics.
Famous Atlanta tours and attractions at ONE AMAZING price, up to a 51% savings! This CityPASS includes admission to: Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Inside CNN Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta History Center & more! You have 9 days to use all the tickets. There are many wonderful things to see and do in the Capital of the New South. CityPASS helps organize your visit to Atlanta's award-winning destinations at one low price. You can save up to 51 percent while avoiding lengthy ticket lines. With nine days to use the tickets, an Atlanta CityPASS is ideal for a quick weekend trip or extended vacation. A CityPASS enables you to visit several of Atlanta's most popular attractions. These architecturally distinctive destinations are filled with amazing exhibits that showcase the history and future of Atlanta, which hosted the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. The tickets contained in your CityPASS include admittance to: Georgia Aquarium The largest aquarium in the world, the Georgia Aquarium's five galleries contains 8.5 million gallons of water. Visitors can view dazzling exhibits featuring more than 120,000 aquatic animals from over 500 species, including beluga whales, sharks, dolphins, penguins and otters. You can also enjoy the animated features in Deepo's 4D Theater and the AT&T Dolphin Tales Show. World of Coca-Cola Atlanta is the birthplace of the world's most iconic soft drink. CityPASS provides access to the largest collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia. As you journey through the World of Coca-Cola, you can experience the 4D Theater and taste more than 20 unusual beverages produced for the global market. Your general admission includes a commemorative bottle. Inside CNN Atlanta See how the world's largest news organization gathers and broadcasts events from around the world. The 55-minute docent-guided walking tour provides exclusive access to the CNN newsroom and broadcast studio. You will get an up-close, behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of the most trusted names in news. A CityPASS ticket is valid for one CNN tour. Your Choice of One of the Following Two Attractions: Fernbank Museum of Natural History The award-winning facility chronicles the natural history of Georgia and the planet with interactive displays. Visitors can get an up-close look at the world's largest dinosaur. Permanent and special exhibits enable guests to connect with various cultures from around the world. Your general admission ticket includes all special exhibits. Showings in the IMAX Theater are available for an additional fee. Or High Museum The southeast's leading art museum, the High Museum is home to breathtaking galleries filled with a renowned collection of classic and contemporary art that numbers more than 11,000 pieces. Collaboration with the Louvre enables the museum to be the only location outside of Paris to display a variety of masterpieces. General admission ticket includes access to the Louvre Atlanta special exhibits. And One of the Following Attractions: Atlanta History Center Valid for one general admission, your CityPASS ticket enables you to discover the South through acclaimed exhibits. These include the rustic Tullie Smith plantation farmhouse and the palatial Swan House as well as the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, 33 acres of floral gardens and scenic trails. Or Zoo Atlanta Zoo Atlanta provides the opportunity to experience wild animals in habitats that replicate their natural environments. The collection contains more than 1,500 animals representing over 220 species, including lowland gorillas, orangutans and giant pandas. CityPASS saves you money and time. Each booklet is filled with helpful information like the hours of operation, dining options, nearby public transportation and inside tips like how to avoid lines.
This 10 minute King and Queen tour takes you around two of Atlanta's most recognizable buildings. The white arches at the top were built to resemble king and queen chess pieces. These structures are even more impressive than you've ever imagined when seen up close. At night they illuminate the Atlanta skyline that we all know and love. This Helicopter Tour is a great way to get a flight experience in Atlanta without breaking the bank.
Experience a personalized private 4-hour walking and driving tour of film locations of the home base for The Walking Dead. Located approximately an hour south, escape Atlanta to visit the town and surrounding areas that host the production of the popular show. Transportation from the city is provided so fans can see the settlements of both Woodbury and Alexandria as well as surrounding rural film locations. Don't miss this great opportunity to step into the world of The Walking Dead!
Enjoy a day away and experience an entertaining and educational journey through Victoria State Park. Discover one of northern Georgia's best kept secrets as you get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and see nature at its best!
Travel to a tucked away hidden corner of earth, and a beautiful working Amish Community in Delano Tennessee. About 150-miles from Atlanta, this quaint little community is secluded from the rest of the world; extremely retro and delightful. The Amish and Mennonite families often make and sell products, while giving us an in-depth look into their unique way of life. You will take a nice hike on the John Muir Trail along the Hiwassee River and finish your day with a memorable wine tasting at Morris Vineyard!
Stroll down famous Peachtree Street, tasting, sipping, learning, and laughing through Atlanta's hot foodie scene with a professional local guide. You will experience five restaurants and three alcoholic drinks, all designed to show guests the why's and how's of pairing food and spirits. This small group tour of 8 people gives guests a chance to have all their questions answered and needs met.
Tour Like a Local as you experience a personalized walking and driving tour that follows the history of Atlanta from a major Civil War battlefield to the center of the Civil Rights movement in America.
Tour like a local as you explore the creative spirit in the streets of Atlanta. Discover works from among more than 100 sculpture and monuments throughout the city in addition to the artists and muralists who are part of the burgeoning street art scene
Tour like a local as you experience a personalized walking and driving tour of film locations from 'The Walking Dead' and 'The Hunger Games' and see why Atlanta has become known as Hollywood of the South. Since this is a private tour, you can choose from the following options by seeing a combo of listed 'Walking Dead' & 'Hunger Games' locations in Atlanta , see all listed 'Walking Dead' locations in Atlanta or see alll listed 'Hunger Games' locations in Atlanta.
Tour like a local while you experience a personalized walking and driving tour of urban nature in Atlanta - it's considered the most forested major city in the US, where even the main street is named after a tree. You'll travel by private vehicle to roughly half a dozen city parks with your guide.
Tour Like a Local and observe Atlanta's rebirth as we visit some of Architectural gems that arose in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and discover why the city's official symbol is the mythological Phoenix - consumed by fire and risen from the ashes.
Choose from 1 of 2 departure times when you book. Your 3-hour private tour will reveal how one of the world's most recognizable brands, Coca-Cola, impacted and shaped the history of Atlanta. You may wish to start or end your guided tour at the World of Coca-Cola museum.
Tour Like a Local in Atlanta as you walk in the steps of the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of one of America's all-time classic novels - Gone With the Wind.
Tour Like a Local in Atlanta and let us know your interests and we'll create a personalized Tour for you and your group. Customize and have a uniquely designed experience for your group. There is so much to see in Atlanta, so why not have us show you the best that this amazing city has to offer.
Atlanta now ranks as the 2nd largest Film and Television location site in the US and is quickly becoming known as the 'Hollywood of the South'. See why, as we visit locations from the Marvel franchise such as Captain America and Spider Man, as well as Fast & Furious, Divergent and more on this 3-hour tour. This private tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, transport by a private vehicle, bottled water, and a local, knowledgeable guide. Choose from 1 of 2 departure times when you book. Meals and drinks are not included.
Discover incredible Southern food on a delicious 3.5 hour food walk through historic Downtown Atlanta! Led by a food expert, your tour includes 15 food tastings from 7 locally-owned restaurants as you explore the neighborhood that was at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Try Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite fried chicken, learn why barbecue is America's most patriotic fare while toasting with Appalachian moonshine and visit Atlanta's oldest produce market. This is a must for food lovers!
Atlanta is rich in African American History including being the birthplace of Dr. Martian Luther King, Ralph David Abernathy, Sr., home to John Lewis and many famous Civil Rights Leaders, additionally you will find two of the most prominent Historical Black Colleges in Atlanta, Morehouse and Spellman. Join us as we explore other hidden historical jewels of Atlanta; Tour highlights Atlanta's historic West End, The West End neighborhood of Atlanta is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour highpoints are the Hammonds House Museum, The Wen's Nets and its contribution to the heritage of African American folklore and The Herndon Home and Museum. For lunch we feast on "Soul Food, "the traditional cuisine developed by the African slaves mainly from the American South. Private tours are available rules do apply.
Join us for a journey back in time and learn about African American heroes who contributed greatly to civil rights and the freedoms that later followed in America today.There is no other city that is so closely linked to the Civil Rights movement. Montgomery, Alabama boasts several historic landmarks, civil museums and is also where Dr. Martin Luther King lived. Not only will participants on this tour see historic Montgomery, we will also visit Tuskegee Alabama!
Delve into the fascinating undersea world of the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in North America with over 100,000 animals in 10 million gallons of water. Encounter whale sharks, dolphins, and beluga whales as you tour the 6 themed aquatic galleries. Feel what its like to be part of sea life. Round-trip transport, entrance fees and lunch are included in tour!
Enjoy the beautiful Atlanta Beltline and tour Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market. Visit Buckhead and embark on our Buckhead Mansion Tour. Have lunch at the CNN Center and tour the Martin Luther King Memorial Site. You will have the ability to get off the bus at these sites to capture some photos and then get back on.
Delve into the future of Southern cuisine while exploring Atlanta's deep past in this delicious food tour through Victorian Grant Park and Oakland Cemetery. You'll try 12 modern Southern and Southern fusion tastings at 5 locally owned restaurants and food shops on this 3-hour small group tour, including a jaunt through Oakland Cemetery, while being entertained by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides. You'll learn about the founding of Atlanta, from tiny railroad town to the capital of Atlanta, while trying delectable samplings, including shrimp and grits at the city's favorite seafood spot and raspberry hibiscus meringues from a James Beard-nominated bakery. Discover why Atlanta is a city built on food on this unforgettable food tour, a must for food and history lovers! Small-group tour is limited to a maximum of 12 travelers.
Fans of The Walking Dead are whisked away from Senoia, GA, aka Woodbury (an hour South of Atlanta), so they can continue their love of all zombified things! Tour Season 2-6 locations from 'The Walking Dead' with an expert guide who will continue your zombie-love with an insider's look at key sites from the hit TV series. Now with 3 tour offerings, all covering different seasons and episodes. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from guides who have worked as extras on the show. Test your zombie knowledge during a fun trivia game - you can even win some cool prizes. This tour is a must for fans of 'The Walking Dead.'
Maximize your zombie knowledge while in Atlanta on The Big Zombie Tour based on 'The Walking Dead' film locations with an expert guide who will provide you with an insider's look at key sites from the hit TV series. Now with 3 tour offerings, all covering different seasons and episodes. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from guides who have worked as extras on the show. Test your zombie knowledge during a fun trivia game - you can even win some cool prizes. This tour is a must for fans of 'The Walking Dead.'
Experience one of Atlanta, Georgia's prime attractions - Six Flags Over Georgia (Est. 1967) - from 500 feet in the air. Explore the scenic aerial views of the famous park, before you cruise through the tree lines and follow the rapids of Georgia's Sweetwater Creek State Park. This guided helicopter ride is limited to only 2 or 3 individuals per ride, is approximately 10 minutes long and makes the perfect gift for kids and outdoor-enthusiasts.
Visit two of Atlanta's most significant cultural establishments as well as a classic soul food restaurant on this small group tour in Atlanta. Explore The Center for Civil and Human Rights, enjoy lunch at Paschal's, and end your tour at the APEX Museum.
On this small group tour, visit two corporate giants and pillars of Atlanta. The World of Coca Cola and the CNN Center are pioneers of their respective sectors. Take a peek into their offices and see if you can crack the recipes of their success. Tour includes a guide through the Atlanta's Olympic Park, a photo opportunity at the new Falcon Dome, and receive a guided and history of park before the Olympics. Tour features skip the ticket line.
Eat like a local on this guided, 3.5-hour, walking food tour at Inman Park. Atlanta's first garden suburb, Inman Park has been on the National Registry of Historic places since 1973. Voted ATL's best foodie neighborhood by 'Creative Loafing Atlanta,' it's also home to the Krog Street Market, Victorian homes, and Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail. Enjoy regional cuisine and southern bites at Six locally owned restaurants while walking this neighborhood's historic streets. This food tour can accommodate most food allergies.
Visit three unique Atlanta breweries on this bus tour! We feature SweetWater Brewing with a private tasting and tour and then a selection of 2 other rotating stops. We do our best to get you in for private tastings on off peak hours so you can have a VIP experience. Tour includes transportation, admission to each venue, 1 pint at each location (more available from $3), snacks, and a water.
Ponce City Market is Atlanta's coolest destination in the city's hippest neighborhood. Housed in a converted Sears, Roebuck, & Co. building, Ponce City Market has been converted into a curated food hall with some of Atlanta's best restaurants. Along the tour you'll enjoy tastings from James Beard Award winner Chef Linton Hopkins and James Beard Award nominee, Chef Hector Santiago. We'll talk about the history of the former Sears, Roebuck and Co. building and even take a stroll along Atlanta Beltline's Eastside trail. Learn about Atlanta and eat like a local!
Only 20-minutes from Atlanta, downtown Decatur Georgia is a destination city for tourists from all around the world. Our city is 4 square miles and it is packed with over 80 restaurants and businesses. The award winning restaurants are mostly family owned by Decatur residents and pride themselves in supporting their community, providing finest quality local ingredients. Join us for a delightful afternoon while learning why the locals love their city and how committed they are to maintaining the small town feel. Along the way you will also learn about the thriving art community and their dedication to the hip street art.
This small group tour in Atlanta is an overview of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his impact as a leader of the civil rights movement. Visit Dr. Kings childhood home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. Kings Tomb. We will visit many other historical locations throughout Atlanta that are central to his fight for freedom and his legacy. Your tour includes hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation.
On this beautiful guided tour you will visit two of the cities most affluent neighborhoods, Midtown and Buckhead districts in Atlanta. This tour allows guest the opportunity to tour three of Atlanta's most storied historical homes on this guided small group tour, lean about Atlanta's culture and history from your local tour guide. Explore inside of the main house and gardens of the beautiful, historical Swan House, the Smith Family Farm and the Margaret Mitchell House. Learn about the history of each home as you step back in time. Take a glimpse into the beautiful homes that reside in these neighborhoods and step into the affluent world of those who reside here. The Lunch stop is at the beautiful Swan Coach House, not just restaurant, but a Buckhead tradition for the women who lunch. (price of lunch not included in tour price).
Sightseeing tour is perfect overview of Atlanta's, culture, history and hot spots for the busy professional, who doesn't have much time in Atlanta, but wants to explore the city. This is a private tour you choose flexible pick-up time and return time, this tour is great for long airport layovers or one day stays. We go to three of the five districts of Atlanta, Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. Join your local expert tour guide on this wonderful overview of Atlanta, we travel down Peachtree street and take in the sights of this growing metropolitan. Extra bonus of this tour is great photo opportunities, exploring Buckhead, the Atlanta Beltline and Ponce City Market. Very fun and engaging tour for those individuals who want to take in the city and learn about living in Atlanta from a local prospective. Request a lunch or dinner stop, price of dinning is not included in tour, but free local expert advice on were to dine is always available, we can also make reservations.
Take a guided Segway tour through Atlanta's historic neighborhoods such as Downtown, Cabbagetown, Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park. Stop at landmarks like the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park, Oakland Cemetery, and admire innovative developments such as the Atlanta Beltline. Traveling by Segway allows you to cover more ground than walking and stay close to the action for an unforgettable sightseeing tour of Atlanta.
Discover the highlights of Midtown Atlanta on a small-group Segway sightseeing tour, limited to eight people with an experienced guide. Learn about Midtown's history, architecture, landmarks and recent renaissance as you see the Midtown restaurant district, concert venues like the Fabulous Fox Theatre, popular Piedmont Park, the Margaret Mitchell House, Georgia Tech and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Touring by Segway is fun and efficient, allowing you to cover more ground than other tours and take note of places to visit later at your leisure.
The College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta is devoted to college football and a must-see attraction for any sports fan! This small group tour makes it easy to visit the Hall of Fame from downtown Atlanta and enjoy a morning of college football immersion.
North America's most popular and longest running dinner attraction, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament enables guests to enjoy an evening of quality, family entertainment inspired by the stories and legends of the 11th century. Transported back in time, guests witness live displays of falconry, horsemanship, swordplay and jousting. They are encouraged to cheer on one of six Knights of the Realm, named in honor of historic regions of medieval Spain, as they enjoy a four-course banquet sans utensils. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Highlights: bullet Included 4 course meal and beverages bullet Interact with 11th century costumed staff bullet Spectacular horsemanship bullet An 11th century style castle with every detail painstakingly re-created bullet An elaborately decorated Hall of Arms, an outdoor courtyard and a soaring Tower bullet Amazing swordsmanship and Medieval games of skill bullet Authentic jousting tournament between 6 brave knights bullet Extensive Gift Shop bullet Knight's Club - a night club with DJ and dancing bullet Museum of Torture bullet Two full bars bullet Indoor stable area where guests can view the 30 horses as they are prepared for the show. bullet 1,100 seat, air conditioned arena that features state-of-the-art sound, lighting and special effects systems for the ultimate tournament experience. Overview: The adventure begins as you enter the Hall of Arms inside this European-style castle. View displays of medieval weaponry and the Coats of Arms for many prestigious families. The Museum of Torture features reproductions of Middle Age implements of torment. The sound of the royal trumpeters summons guests into the banquet hall to enjoy the feast hosted by King Philippe and Princess Leonore celebrating peace in the land. Serfs and wenches attend to the needs of guests who are seated in sections designated by the colors associated with authentic regions in Spain. These are red, yellow, green and blue as well as a section colored black and white along with another designated yellow and green. Guests witness a dazzling display of pageantry, horsemanship and games of skill, such as flag toss, javelin throw and ring pierce. Suspense and drama fill the air when it is revealed that the prince has been kidnapped during a sneak attack. A climactic battle between good and evil involving dramatic sword fights and dangerous jousts ensues as the brave Knights of the Realm attempt to rescue the heir to the throne and a villain is revealed in the audience. The thunder of hooves, the clash of steel and the splintering of lances draw the 1,100 revelers into the action to cheer on their favorite Knight during the two-hour contest. After the tournament, guest can mingle with and receive autographs from the cast members. BILL OF FARE The feast consists of garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, spare rib, roasted chicken and herb-basted potato with a luscious pastry of the Castle for dessert. Coffee, tea and two servings of selected beverages are available, as is a full-service bar for adult guests. HISTORY Medieval Times traces its origin to two dinner/entertainment venues located in Benidorm and Majorca, Spain. The first North American castle opened in 1983. Now featuring nine castles, Medieval Times has entertained more than 40 million guests. Authentic medieval history is used as inspiration during the development of the plot for the live production. Located at Sugarloaf Mills in Gwinnett County 11 miles northeast of the Atlanta perimeter, the twin turrets of this attraction beckon visitors to explore the heroic actions of the Knights that take place inside the castle's iconic facade. ARRIVE EARLY The doors to the Castle open 90 minutes prior to show time. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. You should plan to arrive as early as possible in order to obtain the best seats available. Because many shows sell-out, it takes time to seat everyone efficiently and safely. Inside the Hall of Arms, guests enjoy plenty of activities such as an up close look at the birds as they work with a master falconer, the museum of torture, the gift shop and the full-service bar. Knighting ceremonies are also conducted before the show. Guests have ringside seats to epic battles of steel and steed as the romance and splendor of the 11th century comes to life in a re-created Medieval Times Castle. Obtain an eTicket today to step back in time and relive the pageantry of this bygone era.
Come experience Atlanta in a completely unique way! Cruise through filming sites from the Furious 7 and The Boss to The Walking Dead, Captain America: Civil War and everything in between. Your Atlanta Movie Tour's Insider has been on the sets of some of your favorites and will take you into their world for 3 hours of behind the scenes stories, filming locations and interactive trivia.
Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your Hotel in Atlanta City Center to Hartsfield Airport ATL by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
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Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the US state of Georgia, with an estimated 2013 population of 447,841. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.
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Atlanta Attractions Discount Tickets
Atlanta has been dubbed everything from the “capital of the new South” and “the next international city” to “the best place to do business.” It’s also a great place to visit. Fueled by the prosperity of local mega companies like Coca Cola and Holiday Inn, the prestige of hosting the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the energy of young upwardly mobile types who have…more