Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Aquarium

Skyline of Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

Nicknamed “The Dogwood City” or the “Capital of the South,” Atlanta is a dynamic city brimming with history, culture, and innovation. As the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta holds a significant place in American history, evident through landmarks like the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Known for its mild winters and warm summers, Atlanta provides an ideal climate for year-round exploration, whether wandering through Piedmont Park’s lush greenery or delving into the city’s bustling downtown.


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Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Atlanta, GA
  • Overnight Sleepover Experience at the Georgia Aquarium
  • 1-night stay at student-friendly hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Admission to The Georgia Aquarium
  • Admission to World of Coca-Cola
  • Admission to SkyView Ferris Wheel
  • Admission to High Museum of Art
  • Admission to Atlanta Zoo
  • Visit to MLK Historic Site
  • Visit to MLK Birth Home
  • Visit to Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • Visit to The King Center
  • Visit to the Historic District
  • Visit to Freedom Hall
  • Visit to Reflection Pool
  • Visit to Centennial Olympic Park
  • Guided city tour
  • Private overnight security upon request
  • A-Z Travels Tour Director
  • Free chaperone spaces based on the number of paying passengers
  • All taxes, fees, and admissions

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival – Tracing the Steps of Martin Luther King, Jr., High Museum of Art, Guided city tour


Arrive in Atlanta and be greeted by your A-Z Travels Tour Director, ready to make your trip memorable. Your day begins with a transformative journey through the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders with a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site in Atlanta. This tour is designed to immerse you in the pivotal moments of Dr. King’s life, offering a profound understanding of the civil rights movement.  With visits to his Birth Home, Ebenezer Baptist church, The King Center, Historic District, Freedom Hall, and the Reflecting Pool:


Enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant near the MLK Historic Site, allowing you to soak in the atmosphere.

Explore the High Museum of Art, a cultural gem housing an impressive collection of artworks spanning various genres and time periods.


Enjoy a welcome dinner before setting off on your guided city tour en route to the hotel.  Check in for a much-needed rest.



Day 2

Day 2: Immersive Sleepover Program – Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Sky View Ferris Wheel


After breakfast, check out of the hotel and depart for your visit to the World of Coca-Cola. Here, you will discover the history and magic behind one of the world’s most iconic beverages. Enjoy interactive exhibits, taste a variety of Coca-Cola products from around the globe, and explore the fascinating memorabilia.


Enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant.  Sky View Atlanta stands tall in the heart of downtown, inviting you to embark on a captivating journey above the cityscape. This iconic Ferris wheel offers breathtaking panoramic views of Atlanta’s skyline.  Rising nearly 20 stories above Centennial Olympic Park, Sky View boasts climate-controlled gondolas with large windows, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable ride regardless of the weather.


Following dinner, your exclusive adventure begins with a special entrance to the Georgia Aquarium. Greeted by the mesmerizing glow of the aquatic exhibits, you and your group will explore hidden corners of the aquarium, learning about the care and conservation efforts dedicated to the diverse marine life housed within.

The Immersive Program lets you engage in interactive sessions led by marine experts, offering insights into the behavior, biology, and conservation of various aquatic species.

On your guided Nighttime Exploration of select exhibits, witness nocturnal behaviors and gain a whole new perspective on the underwater world as the aquarium takes on a magical aura after hours.

Sleepover Experience allows you to enjoy the unique ambiance of sleeping among the marine exhibits. The gentle glow of the tanks creates a serene atmosphere, making it a truly one-of-a-kind overnight experience.



Day 3

Day 3: Atlanta Zoo Adventure and departure


Rise to the gentle hum of the aquarium in the early morning. Enjoy a continental breakfast surrounded by the aquatic wonders before the aquarium opens to the public.

The Atlanta Zoo is your final destination on your class trip, where Conservation Meets Education.

Nestled in the heart of Atlanta, the Atlanta Zoo invites visitors on a wild adventure through its lush landscapes and diverse habitats. Home to over 1,500 animals representing numerous species, this beloved attraction seamlessly blends entertainment, education, and conservation.


After lunch, bid farewell to Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia, where Southern charm meets urban sophistication.



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