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World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

1. World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

Welcome to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta! Spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the history of the iconic brand, and sampling more than 100 different beverages from around the world. With artifacts from yesterday and today, experience the real stories behind the world’s most famous beverage brand. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the bottling process in Bottle Works. Don't forget to take your selfie with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear before leaving! Enter the new exhibit, Scent Discovery, and use your nose to guess the origin of a variety of scents led by your small group docent. At World of Coca-Cola, inspiration is around every corner - from the vault where the secret formula is secured to world-class art and memorabilia. Located near beautiful Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola is right in the heart of downtown Atlanta’s bustling entertainment district and a must-see while in Atlanta. Advance ticket purchases will allow you to proceed directly to the main entry line.

Atlanta: 1.5-Hour Highlight Trolley Tour

2. Atlanta: 1.5-Hour Highlight Trolley Tour

Explore all the most popular and historic areas of Atlanta, the capitol of the south on this guided trolley tour. Discover top attractions like the area where Martin Luther King was raised and greenspaces like Inman Park and Ansley Park. Hop aboard the Trolley in Atlanta’s downtown and hear the stories and history of this southern metropolis. This trolley tour is an excellent way to get the lay of the land and open your eyes to all the things you can do in Atlanta. Cuise by the Old 4th Ward, the neighborhood where Martin Luther King Jr. grew up, which is now filled with artisanal restaurants and stores. Discover areas such as Centennial Olympic Park, Inman Park, and Ansley Park.

Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

3. Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

Tour Atlanta from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Visit everything from Downtown to Buckhead with stops at Civil War Battleground sites and the Swan House. Take a walk along the BeltLine and admire the Buckhead mansions. From Peachtree Center, head to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park for an in-depth look at the life of Dr. King. Continue to Krog Street Market and witness the reinvention of Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. Walk along the BeltLine trail and admire the public art installations. Stop at the booming Ponce City Market - the area's largest adaptive reuse project which houses the Central Food Hall and various shops. Treat yourself at the CNN Center before continuing to Buckhead. Relax on the bus and let your guide take you on a tour of the homes of the rich and the famous in this beautiful neighborhood. See other historical sites, including The Swan House which was featured in "The Hunger Games."

Atlanta: Black History and Civil Rights City Driving Tour

4. Atlanta: Black History and Civil Rights City Driving Tour

Drive around the home of the modern Civil Rights movement and discover the rich African-American heritage of Atlanta. Visit the most iconic and significant neighborhoods and landmarks while learning their historical significance and hear the stories of leaders and activists, past and present. Explore the major heritage sights of African-American Heritage by driving around Atlanta. Visit the heritage district of Sweet Auburn Avenue, a famous black neighborhood lined with iconic churches and black-owned businesses. Learn important stories from your guide and discover Atlanta's many close ties to great African-American leaders and activists such as W.E.B Du Bois, Madam CJ Walker, Booker T. Washington, Stokely Carmichael, Maynard Jackson, and many more. Drive through the Downtown, West End, Castleberry Hills, Vine City, Atlanta University Center, Downtown Atlanta, and the birth home and last residence of Dr. Martin Luther King. Despite its past challenges, Atlanta is a vibrant city that has emerged as a center for black culture, education, political influence, and business — a testament to its power, strength, and undefeated spirit.

Atlanta: "Stranger Things" Film Locations Tour

5. Atlanta: "Stranger Things" Film Locations Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite “Stranger Things” characters on this film locations tour. With an expert guide, visit some of the TV series’ most iconic sets while listening to behind-the-scenes stories. Stops on the tour include Hawkins neighborhood, where you can see the homes of the Wheelers, Sinclairs, and Hendersons, and walk along the streets where the boys spent many scenes on their bikes. Other highlights include Screen Gems, the studio where parts of the show were filmed, Hawkins Public Pool, Hawkins Middle School, and Hawkins High School. You’ll also see Brimborn Steelworks, the nesting place of the Mindflayer.

Atlanta: Haunted Buildings and Ghosts Tour

6. Atlanta: Haunted Buildings and Ghosts Tour

Join a tour to see the dark side of Atlanta, one of the most haunted cities in the USA. Start your tour at Babs Midtown, where a violent, haunted house used to sit. From there, you will wind through six other historic, spooky locations in the city. Unearth the story of an experimental doctor with bodies hidden in his basement. Visit a Goodwill Donation Center plagued by the spirits of cursed dolls and statues. Investigate the mysterious activity at Stone Summit Climbing and Fitness Center.  Choose the 1.5-hour extended tour to unlock four additional haunted spots, including the Biltmore Ballrooms, where the victims of a 1970s plane crash still roam. Immerse yourself in the strange energy of the city and have a few spooky stories to take home with you. 

Atlanta Electric Car City Tour

7. Atlanta Electric Car City Tour

Learn all about the history of Atlanta and explore some of its most exciting areas on a 90-minute journey via electric car. Explore the city far away from all its main tourist-crowded areas downtown. Discover some of its most historic and eclectic neighborhoods like Inman Park, Atlanta's first planned suburb; Old Fourth Ward, the birthplace of the civil rights movement and home to Dr. Martin Luther King; Georgia Institute of Technology; the Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site; and Midtown Atlanta, with its thriving bars, cafes, and colorful lifestyle. The Atlanta Experience tour is perfect for both tourists and locals wanting to learn more about the city's history. Whether a first-time visitor or an Atlanta resident, you will leave with a new found love and affection for this great southern city.

Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown or Eastside Segway Tour

8. Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown or Eastside Segway Tour

Discover Atlanta in a fun and exciting way by gliding around on Segway. Learn about the rich culture and history as you explore some of the eclectic neighborhoods of this fascinating southern city. Choose one of three tours to explore different parts of Atlanta. Each segway tour begins with a 15-20 minute training session so that you feel safe and comfortable as you hit the streets on these vehicles.  On the Eastside Atlanta 2.5-hour tour, see the historic sites and neighborhoods of Atlanta on a relaxed tour that takes an in-depth look at the city’s history and culture. Meet your group at the meeting point and set off, avoiding the busy sidewalks and congested streets. Go to the Inman Park neighborhood to explore Atlanta's first planned suburb, established back in the 1890’s. Continue to the Martin Luther King National Park, located at his boyhood home on Auburn Avenue. Explore the traditionally African American neighborhood of Old Fourth Ward (O4W), where King grew up. Go to the Historic Oakland Cemetery, one of Atlanta’s largest green spaces. Cruise through Grant Park, Atlanta’s oldest public park, and look out for the renovated mill in the artistic Cabbagetown district. Along the way, your guide will stop to introduce you to some of the city's specialty stores and there may even be the chance for food tastings along the way.  On the Midtown Atlanta 2.5-hour tour, experience the soaring skyscrapers and leafy neighborhoods of Atlanta and enjoy great views of architecture and urban nature. Pass the modern skyscrapers of the Midtown Business District en route to the lovely houses of Ansley Park. Marvel at a diverse range of building styles, from opulent Tudor homes to Craftsmen and Italian Renaissance buildings in the heart of the city. Discover one of the fastest growing areas of Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park, bordered by many of the city's top attractions. Glide into Midtown, known for its diversity of restaurants that you cane come back and visit some of them after the tour. Pass the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of America’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Then, escape the hustle and bustle of the city center as you roll past the lush landscape of Atlanta Botanical Garden. Continue to Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, always alive with a range of outdoor activities.  The Downtown Atlanta 90-minute evening tour is a leisurely journey through historic Downtown Atlanta. From Atlanta’s early beginnings, the Centennial Olympics, and current day expansion. Come and see why the city is noted as the Capitol of the south. See sites including the Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Headquarters, World of Coke, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and Georgia State University. Venture into the historic Fairlie Poplar district of downtown. This tour is great for picture opportunities. You will learn, explore, and get sound recommendations on restaurants and other things to do in the area.

Atlanta: Food & Cocktail Tour

9. Atlanta: Food & Cocktail Tour

Explore the flavors of the city, beyond the Coca-Cola museum and Georgia Aquarium. Visitors and locals alike can dine with this local provider in a safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.  These tours are professionally certified by Food Tour Pros, members of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, and advisors to the Global Food Tours Association. On this tour, you can trust you are with the pros. As the official food tour company of Atlanta, Georgia, the local provider will provide a foodie experience centered in the neighborhood of Midtown Atlanta. Visit a handful of famous and hidden gem restaurants that will offer special curated menu items prepared just for you. In between restaurant stops you'll learn about the neighborhood, the city's history and even learn why there are so many Peachtree streets.

Atlanta: The Walking Dead Private Filming Locations Tour

10. Atlanta: The Walking Dead Private Filming Locations Tour

Choose between two different tours perfect for Walking Dead fanatics: 'Walking Dead in the City' covers in-town Atlanta filming locations: • Rick on the Atlanta Interstate - the iconic spot of the Walking Dead poster, where Rick enters downtown Atlanta on his horse • Rick's & Morgan's houses - homes in the historic neighborhood used for filming in Season 1 • Walkers in the City - locations in downtown Atlanta where Rick first encountered the Walkers and where Merle lost his hand • The hospital - where Rick awoke from his coma and emerged into a new world • The Center for Disease Control - the building used as the CDC, where the survivors traveled looking for answers • Terminus - see the place where 'those who arrive survive' in seasons 3 & 4 • Natural History Museum - the buildings used as the history museum, where they recover historic farming supplies and tools in Season 9 'Where the Walking Dead Lives' focuses on filming locations outside of town: • Rick on the Atlanta Interstate - the iconic spot of the Walking Dead poster, where Rick enters downtown Atlanta on his horse • Woodbury - the survivor's settlement ruthlessly run by the Governor in season 3 • Woodbury Shoppe - the official Walking Dead store containing hundreds of collectibles • The Walking Dead Museum - artifacts including Daryl's motorcycle, the 'Dead Inside' hospital door and a cell from the prison where Rick and his crew temporarily resided • Nic & Norman's - the restaurant owned by the show's directors Greg Nicotero and Norman Reedus' • Alexandria - the exterior of the walled-off community containing the survivor's safe-zone

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4.7 / 5

based on 75 reviews

This was the best tour we’ve been on. We travel quiet a bit and so these tours. Emily our tour guide was phenomenal. She really did a great job telling us about the history of MLK along with other African Americans in the community.

Great guide with lots of fun facts! All the essential highlights of Atlanta in this tour. Definitely recommend as a quick way to dip your feet into Atlanta’s rich history and unique attractions.

Right on time and the ppl on the bus were nice and very funny. We’re willing to take questions. There was a game (college) so that made things a little more difficult

great way to see and embrace all the history and modern value the city has to offer. Guide was very knowledgeable and super nice.

Great tour of the city for 1.5 hrs. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Learned a lot of history in short amount of time.