Key To The City - Full Day Tour With Custom Options

The "Key To The City" tour is a great choice for groups and families who have a love for nature and want to visit the most interesting and novel attractions of Atlanta.

Tour Atlanta's premier social attractions in the downtown area. The vibrancy in the city presents a wealth of sightseeing and touring adventures for visitors.

Atlanta, which has been referred to in some corners as the capitol of the South, has risen from the ashes since being burned to the ground in 1864. Atlanta offers a look back into the Old South and the transformation to the New South. Atlanta hosts the headquarters for Cable News Network (CNN Center); the city also hosted the Centennial Olympic Summer Games in 1996. In 2012, Atlanta opened an international airport terminal, which is sure to increase the 1,000,000 visitors Atlanta currently hosts every year.

We're sure glad Georgia's own your mind, so hop on the Key to the City tour to enjoy the city's best!

Tour Scheduling & Pricing Information

This full day tour has two parts--you also have the option of going on a half day version of this tour.

Schedules & Times

Part 1 - 10am to 2pm

Part 2 - 2:30pm to 6:30pm

Regular Prices

  • $70 Per Person

Fall & Winter 2012 Sale:  Call 1 (888) 202-8687 or (404) 577-8687 for more details!

  • Groups: Call now for special pricing for your group of 8 or more!




Additional Information

Tour Length
Day of Week

Part 1

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Part 1 of "Key To The City" can be booked as a stand alone tour.

The first half of the "Key to the City" tour begins in the heart of downtown Atlanta, where tourists get to explore the most popular attractions in Atlanta.

9:00AM Eat breakfast at your hotel.
10:00AM Hotel Pick Up.

Tour Introductions.

10:15AM Hop-off stop featuring four major Atlanta attractions:

Tour the World of Coca Cola Pavilion. Learn about the legend of the secret formula for Coca-Cola and see the vault where the formula is secured.

Tour the Georgia Aquarium,* the world's largest aquarium with more than 8.5 million US gallons of marine and freshwater, housing more than 120,000 animals in 500 different species.

Tour Centennial Olympic Park, a 21 acre public park that was created to complement the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics.

Tour the CNN Center, and get a close up look at global news in the making!

Please Note:
*If touring the Georgia Aquarium, we recommend that you make it part of a customized multi-day tour because it takes at least 4 hours to get the full experience.

11:30AM Hop back on.

Learn interesting facts about nearby points of interest, such as the Westin Peachtree Plaza and AmericasMart.

11:50AM Hop-off at Atlantic Station, a popular live, work, and play community in Midtown featuring lunch and shopping.

Popular Eateries
  • Moes
  • California Pizza
  • Fish Bone
  • Which Wich
  • Strip Steakhouse
  • The Yard
  • Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
  • Subway
  • And more (see full list)

Popular Shops

  • Ikea**
  • DSW Shoe Warehouse
  • Dillards
  • Old Navy
  • Victoria's Secret
  • H & M
  • Ann Taylor
  • And more (see full list)

Shows & Exhibits

**Since Ikea is such a large warehouse, apart from the other stores in Atlantic Station, visitors who wish to shop at Ikea will also eat lunch in Ikea's Restaurant.

12:50PM Hop back on.

This leg of the tour consists of narrative sightseeing, complete with interesting stories and facts about various landmarks and attractions, including the Fox Theater, Georgian Terrace Hotel, Shakespeare Tavern, Underground Atlanta, Georgia State Capitol, Turner Field, Dr. Rose Mansion, Crawford Long Hospital, Gladys Chicken and Waffles, Biltmore Hotel, Winecoff Hotel, Farlie Poplar District, Margaret Mitchell Square, Woodruff Park, Georgia Freight Depot, Georgia Archives Building, and more.
2:00PM Arrive at Tours of Atlanta Bus Station.

For groups on a half day tour, this marks the last stop of the day.

Groups on a full day tour will unwind and take pictures at the station prior to departing for the second half of the tour.

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Part 2

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Part 2 of "Key To The City" can be booked as a stand alone tour.

The second half of the "Key to the City" tour takes visitors to the Grant Park area.

2:30PM Departure from station.

While en route, learn fascinating and fun facts about several points of interest, including:

  • Historic Fourth Ward
  • Shot Gun Houses
  • Our Lady of Lourdes School
  • Potter's Field
  • Cotton Mill Factory
  • Cabbage Town
3:00PM Hop off stop featuring 3 attractions.

Tour Grant Park, which has free entry and an onsite restroom.

Tour the Atlanta Zoo, which houses over 1,500 animals representing more than 220 species.

Tour the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum, a civil war museum located in Atlanta, its most noted attraction being the Atlanta Cyclorama, a cylindrical panoramic painting of the American Civil War Battle of Atlanta.

4:40PM Hop back on.

On the way to dinner, relax while our tour operator passes by more points of interest, including:

  • Historic Mansion of Lemuel Grant
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church
  • Historic Oakland Cemetary
4:50PM Hop off for dinner at Grant Park area restaurant. Grant Park refers to the oldest city park in Atlanta, as well as the Victorian neighborhood surrounding it. Your choices include but are not limited to:
  • Tin Lizzy
  • Ria's Blue Bird
  • Augustine's
  • Six Feet Under
  • Grant Central Pizza and Pasta

To view more about restaurants in the Grant Park area, visit here. We'd be glad to customize your group's experience and include the Grant Park area restaurant of your choosing.

6:00PM Hop on the bus for destination drop off. This marks the end of part 2 of the Key to the City tour.

Upon returning to your room, why not enjoy an evening swim in your hotel's heated indoor swimming pool?



Tour routes are frequently updated to include the best attraction’s Atlanta has to offer.

  • World of Coca Cola
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Centennial Olympic Park
  • CNN Center
  • Atlantic Station
  • Grant Park
  • Atlanta Zoo
  • Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum



  1. The Rail Yard