Intriguing sample tours of favorite destinations from Virginia to Louisiana can be found in the South section of Leisure Group Travel’s 2012 Group Itinerary Planning Guide. These itineraries provide day-by-day details on what’s in store for tour groups.

The Richmond Metropolitan CVB, for example, offers “400 Years of History and Beyond,” a three-day trip that starts at the Virginia State Capitol and ends at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, with stops at major sights like the Museum & White House of the Confederacy, St. John’s Church and Agecoft Hall. Swamp tours, Cajun food, African-American heritage and historic plantations are the focus of River Parishes Tourist Commission’s “New Orleans Plantation Country.” Three-day trips in Arkansas spotlight Fort Smith and Eureka Springs.