Welcome to Atlanta: Private Tour including Skyview Ferris Wheel Atlanta, GA

Travel CuriousHistoric Fire Station 6, 39 Boulevard NEAtlanta, GA 30312
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Overview

Embark on a private Atlanta walking tour of the city’s biggest highlights, including the historic Martin Luther King Park. Visit key sites like the King Center, walk along Auburn Avenue to see the iconic CNN building, and so much more. This introductory Atlanta tour ends with a ride on the 20-story Skyview Ferris Wheel for breathtaking skyline views from above.

up to 2.5 hrs

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Atlanta Travel Experts
  • See Dr King's birthplace, John Wesley Dobbs Plaza, the CNN building, and more.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King through the heartlands of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Discover Atlanta's rich history and vibrant culture on this 2.5-hour walking tour.
  • Suitable for couples, culture vultures, families and history buffs.
  • Tour is for all ages.
  • Tickets to SkyView Atlanta is included.
  • Other tickets, food & drinks, and transportation are not included.
  • This is an exclusive tour with just you, your group and your guide.

Description

from Welcome to Atlanta: Private Tour including Skyview Ferris Wheel
Explore Atlanta, Georgia's capital and a city with a diverse and thriving cultural scene on this private walking tour where you will get the opportunity to discover its most popular highlights, and to walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King through the heartlands of the Civil Rights Movement.

On your private Civil Rights Tour of Atlanta, you will:
  • See Dr King’s birthplace in Auburn Avenue, just one of several buildings that make up the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site.
  • Visit the site of King’s baptism and funeral - the Ebenezer Baptist Church - which has become the most meaningful symbol of civil rights in America.
  • Learn how Martin Luther King Jr. Day became an annual US federal holiday.
  • See the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Headquarters.
  • Discover the events that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Experience Prince Hall Grand Lodge, a hidden treasure of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Hear how the struggle for equality continues to this day, and how Atlanta is grappling with necessary change.
  • Enjoy a snack and a drink at a place recommended by your guide.
  • Finish your tour at the King Center - where your guide will leave you to explore at your own leisure.

Known as “The Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement,” Atlanta emerged as the epicentre for activism from 1940 to 1970 when it became the cultural catalyst for freedom without discrimination or repression. Black leaders called for voting rights, access to public facilities and institutions, and economic and educational opportunities for African Americans. The civil rights movement had a spiritual home in Atlanta, specifically in the Sweet Auburn district, where the influence of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife on civil rights history can still be felt to this day. It is here that King first had “his dream” while honing a particularly powerful speech that would have a seismic impact on US race relations.

Segregation, inequality and discrimination once defined the city, a policy firmly established and backed by state law, just as elsewhere in the South. Atlanta had a more progressive attitude to racial integration to the rest of America’s South, even prior to the Civil Rights Movement. It had appointed several black officials, desegregated public transport (in 1959) and inching towards wider social and political change.

By the early 1960s, Sweet Auburn had become the hub for the activism that would go on to power the city’s remarkable civil rights journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Welcome to Atlanta: Private Tour including Skyview Ferris Wheel

Where is the meeting point for this Travel Curious tour?

You will be meeting your guide for the Welcome to Atlanta tour at "Historic Fire Station 6", located at 39 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, or as advised on your e-ticket. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this tour?

The Private Welcome to Atlanta tour is approximately 2.5 hours.

What does the tour include?

This tour includes tickets to the SkyView Atlanta, a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour. Travel Curious tours are all given in English, but numerous guides may speak other languages. Please call the number provided on your e-ticket to see if they can accommodate any special requests.

What will we see on this highlights of Atlanta tour?

You will be seeing and touring the following areas, most notably in the Sweet Auburn district: (1) Martin Luther King in Auburn Avenue, one of several buildings that make up the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site (2) Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King was baptized and where his funeral was held (3) Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Headquarters which was an agency created to coordinate several civil rights movements (4) King Center an institution honoring MLK (5) The John Wesley Dobbs Plaza to honor the "Mayor of Auburn Avenue" (6) Centennial Olympic Park and its famous Olympic Rings, the legacy of the Olympics Games of 1996

Is transportation included?

This is a family-friendly, guided walking tour. Transportation, food & drinks, and other ticket entrances not mentioned is not included in this highlights of Atlanta tour.

Is parking provided?

There is free parking near the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park which is near the departure point. There are also multiple garages nearby that charge according to length of stay, time of the day, and day of the week. You can also contact the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advice on how to get to the departure point via car or public transport.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as the majority of the Tour of Atlanta will be spent walking. Accommodations can be made according to need of the guests.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities (optional)!

What should I wear?

Casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Will there be other people on the tour?

This is a private walking tour, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.