Tours & Activities
As a full service destination management company, AlliedPRA Atlanta provides group tours, activities and teambuilding programs. Looking beyond the city's core, AlliedPRA can create custom itineraries that best showcase the inner workings of Atlanta's world class attractions and unique neighborhoods. Our reach extends past city limits and offers you a full array of recreational activities that best highlight our beautiful green great outdoors such as golf, hiking, fishing, shooting, horseback riding, lake tours and more! We can also ignite team spirit with creative teambuilding programs that are customized to meet the specific needs of your group. Let AlliedPRA's passion for our city, experience and knowledge help shape a memorable tour or activity program for your guests!
A Sampling of AlliedPRA Atlanta Tours
A Thirst for Atlanta
Only in Atlanta can you find world class attractions that offer to quench your thirst for knowledge about the world’s most refreshing brand and the world’s first cable network. The World of Coca-Cola is the only place where visitors can explore the complete story—past, present and future—of the world's best-known brand! For over 120 years, they've been putting their secret formula into bottles. Now, they’ve put it all in one amazing place—the World of Coca-Cola.
With 62,000 square feet of guest areas, the World of Coca-Cola is approximately twice the size of the previous World of Coca-Cola. This facility features more than 1,200 artifacts from around the world that have never been displayed to the public before. Around every corner, guests experience something new and inviting. There are interactive exhibits, a thrilling, multi-sensory 4-D movie and a fully functioning bottling line. Of course, a World of Coca-Cola favorite — Taste It is a refreshing opportunity for guests to sample up to 70 different products from around the world. All this and much more make the World of Coca-Cola a unique and must-see Atlanta experience!
Once guests have finished their ‘Coca-Cola Experience’ they then walk through Centennial Olympic Park while their tour guide tells them about the history of the beautiful green space in downtown Atlanta.
Guests arrive at the CNN Center to enjoy a guided tour of the world famous news studio. The first stop is the Main Control Room, a one-of-a-kind re-creation of CNN where guests see and hear the behind-the-scenes elements of 24-hour news, live. Guests view video clips of the top 100 news stories covered for the past 20 years. The studio tour features a number of behind-the-scenes demonstrations where guests learn how CNN makes images, like weather maps, appear behind anchors and correspondents. The Tour Finale showcases the networks that make up the rest of the Turner Broadcasting family such as TBS, TNT, and the Cartoon Network.
Atlanta City Streets
Welcome to Atlanta! This city tour features both the history of Old South Atlanta and the thriving International business Mecca of today. The tour guide describes how Atlanta rose from the ashes of the Civil War to thrive in business, conventions, sports, shopping and dining.
Guests start their driving tour through one of Atlanta's oldest areas which includes Inman Park, Oakland Cemetery, the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument area and Historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood.
Next, guests ride down Freedom Parkway which connects the MLK Center with the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and Atlanta's Midtown area. Once guests reach famous Peachtree Street, they then get to witness the modern metropolitan Atlanta. Mixed between elegant restaurants and gleaming skyscrapers are historical sites that include Margaret Mitchell's home, Piedmont Park, and Midtown's very own castle - Rhodes Hall.
Peachtree Street winds north to Buckhead; this area is known as the district for amazing dining and endless shopping. Two upscale malls, Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square, face each other on Peachtree Road in the heart of Buckhead. The neighborhoods that surround this area contain jaw dropping manors and exquisite homes. As the tour guide takes guests along West Paces Ferry Road and Northside Drive, they see these enormous homes up close, including the Governor's Mansion.
Northside Drive connects Buckhead to downtown Atlanta, and as guests head south they pass through the impressive Georgia Institute of Technology, the world's largest aquarium - the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, and then before heading back to the highway, guests' final landmark is the home of the Atlanta Braves, Turner Field.
Georgia's Giant Granite… Stone Mountain
Guests are in for a treat as they visit the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most visited attraction, drawing nearly 4 million guests each year. Formed over 300 million years ago, the giant granite rock rises 1,683 feet above sea level and covers 583 acres. The largest bas-relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, pays tribute to three Civil War heroes – Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. This masterpiece sculpture along with picturesque lakes and woodlands, history, and exciting attractions are all inclusive in this 3,200-acre venue.
The rock’s top attraction is The Summit Skyride. This high-speed Swiss cable car provides a stunning view of the Confederate Memorial Carving as it transports guests more than 825 feet above ground to the top of Stone Mountain. From the top, experience amazing views of the Atlanta skyline, Appalachian Mountains and more.
Visit the Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard to enjoy scenes of life in the 1800s. Nineteen historically restored and decorated buildings bring to life an authentic Southern plantation, complete with beautiful formal gardens and the sights and smells of the working cookhouse and garden, where demonstrators preserve and pass-on the traditions and treasures of the South.
Guests visit Crossroads and are transported to a 1870s Southern town bustling with activity. Interact with demonstration crafters steeped in the almost forgotten art of glass blowing, candle making, candy making and blacksmithing. Enjoy live shows and entertainment with the Crossroads townsfolk. Attractions in the Crossroads area include the Treehouse Challenge, The Great Barn, the Tall Tales of the South® 4D Theater and the Scenic Railroad.
Cruise the tranquil waters of Stone Mountain Lake on the Scarlett O’Hara, an authentic paddlewheel riverboat that carries 150 passengers. The boat was built right here at the park in 1976.
Guests can test their skills on 36 holes of miniature golf, or enjoy a warm day by traveling off the shore of Stone Mountain Lake in a pedal boat. Guests depart Stone Mountain having basked in a beautiful day at one of the world’s most visited state parks.
Making a Splash in Atlanta… The Georgia Aquarium
Downtown Atlanta is home to the world’s largest aquarium which holds eight million gallons of fresh, marine water and aquatic life.
Upon arrival guests are awed by the giant “Noah’s Ark” structure. The doors open into a dark room with beaming neon lighting from a large fish tank. Passing through the dark hallway, guests enter the aquarium’s open atrium.
Guests enjoy their self-guided tour of the six exhibits that are accessible from the atrium as well as the New Dolphin Show…
Ocean Voyager - Home to Whale Sharks, Grouper, Hammerheads and a variety of others from the deep!
Cold Water Quest - Beluga Whales dance in ghostly white while Australian sea dragons, giant Pacific octopus and otters play in and out of the water.
Tropical Diver - The darkened gallery displays jelly fish and brightly colored fish ending in an amazing wall of reef life.
Georgia Explorer - Dedicated to the sea life off the coast of Georgia, this exhibit is full of creatures to touch and promotes conservation of the endangered Wright Whale.
River Scout - A waterfall is the gallery’s welcome mat and a cue that this space offers freshwater creatures found in the Amazon and the Mississippi.
Deepo’s 4D Wonder Show - The 4D Theater is one of the most advanced in the world, employing interactive seats and unique special effects that are built into the theater itself. By creating a set of "4D" effects that are synchronized to the film production, the 4D Theater adds another layer of immersive fun for audiences. As a jellyfish swims by in 3D, the audience also feels its tingling tentacles brush along their arms, creating a more thrilling experience.
Dolphin Tales - a first-of-its-kind production was more than two years in the making. An original score was recorded by a 61-piece orchestra at Sony Studios in Hollywood. Emmy-winning producers and directors, along with a team of talented individuals from TV, film and Broadway, developed the show. Some of the world's most accomplished animal trainers were recruited. Together, they have created an experience which entertains, motivates and inspires guests.
This will be a memorable journey through the world’s largest Aquarium in the heart of downtown Atlanta!
Buckhead Homes and History
Buckhead has a reputation as one of Atlanta's most affluent and elegant districts. Its name preserves the legacy of its frontier beginnings, when hunting in the virgin forests was the main local enterprise. Now Buckhead is the jewel of Atlanta, an area of gracious homes, elegant hotels, shopping centers and some of the city's best restaurants.
A drive along West Paces Ferry Road provides a view of some of the most exclusive homes in Atlanta, one being Georgia's elegant Governor's Mansion, a stunning example of Classical Revival architecture.
Guests arrive at the Atlanta History Center which features the Atlanta History Museum, a museum housing memorabilia from Atlanta's past, the elegant Swan House and the historic Tullie Smith Farm. At the museum, exhibits are open for guests to experience the Civil War, Georgia's Native Americans, the legendary Atlanta golfer Bobby Jones and its two newest exhibits: The 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and Native Lands: Indians and Georgia.
The Swan House, a former private home, was built for Edward Inman and his wife in 1929. Mr. Inman was one of the city's leading developers and one of the wealthiest citizens in the early part of the century. Beautiful landscaping and large-scale architecture of Phillip Shutze depicts the privileged lifestyle they led. The Swan motif appears in every room of this 1920s masterpiece. The Swan House and its gardens are considered Shutze's finest residential work; he adapted Italian and English classical styles to accommodate twentieth-century living.
The Tullie Smith House is a plantation-plain house built in the 1840s by the Robert Smith family. Originally located east of Atlanta, outside the city limits, the house survived the destruction in and around Atlanta during the Civil War. The house and detached kitchen were moved to the Atlanta History Center in the early 1970s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The house and separate open-hearth kitchen are now surrounded by a dairy, blacksmith shop, smokehouse, double corncrib, slave cabin, and barn, as well as traditional vegetable, herb, field, flower, and slave gardens. Costumed interpreters lead tours of the house and perform activities typical of nineteenth-century rural Georgia during special programs.
Behind-the-Scenes Coffee Roastery Tour
We're all a bit addicted to our morning Cup o' Joe, aren't we? But that cup and its contents are so much more than a caffeine delivery system. Your group will get the inside scoop on all things coffee in this behind-the-scenes insider tour, including insight into:
- How coffee is sustainably grown.
- Understanding flavor profiles of the three major growing regions.
- What a roast-maker is and how they bring out that wonderful flavor.
- The difference between various brewing methods.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot… Indoor Shooting Range
Enjoy a customized shooting experience at a state of the art indoor shooting range in the heart of Atlanta. The facility features seven 50 foot lanes and seven 75 foot lanes and is fully heated and air conditioned. Casual lounge areas create a comfortable shooting environment for every level of “sports(wo)man”.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough… Indoor Rock Climbing
Bring your group inside and immerse yourself in canyon-like surroundings. Walls sixty feet high, padded floors almost a foot thick, natural-looking stone walls - these extraordinary characteristics give your event a dimension unlike any other. If you're looking for a truly unique experience, this large indoor climbing center is for you. A group climbing area is separate from the main climbing gym and allows your event to run smoothly with no disruption.
Golf Fore You…
Due to our year-round temperate climate, Georgia is rich with a diverse variety of public and private golf courses. Beautiful natural features such as rolling hills, lakes and trees help make golf courses in Georgia some of the most picturesque in the world. Let AlliedPRA Atlanta put together a golf package for your group that will perfectly match your guests' level of expertise with a golf experience that features all the bells and whistles your guests enjoy!
And So Much More…
There are a wealth of activities in Atlanta and its surrounding areas for guests to enjoy. From culinary classes and painting to NASCAR driving and swimming with the whale sharks, we can customize the perfect itinerary for your group. Don't forget the pampering… from massage therapy to retail therapy we've got the perfect way to spoil your group!