Springtime in Savannah & Charleston

April 18, 2017 - April 25, 2017
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8 Days – Featuring Jekyll Island & St. Augustine in springtime
From historic house tours and lush garden sanctuaries, to the cultured, refined and utterly charming plantations, you’ll surely enjoy the sights of Savannah and Charleston.

$2,229 double occupancy | $3,109 single occupancy

Tour highlights:

  • City Tour of Savannah
  • City Tour of Charleston
  • Visit Period Mansions
  • Magnolia Gardens
  • Nature Train
  • Middleton Plantations
  • St. Simon Isle of Eugenia Price Fame
  • Two nights at famous Jekyll Island Club
  • Tour millionaire homes
  • Free afternoon in Jekyll Island
  • St. Augustine's Tour with St. George's St.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 Fly to Charleston

Upon arrival at the Charleston Airport, meet your tour manager and transfer to your historic district hotel for the next three nights. Enjoy the evening on your own to relax. Courtyard Historic, Charleston, SC

Day 2 Charleston Sightseeing

Built on a peninsula, Charleston has remained a beautiful port city over 300 years. Preservation and Southern gentility are both a way of life here. Your city tour includes the historic district, the Citadel, Battery Park and a tour of an Antebellum Mansion. The afternoon is free for you to explore. Tonight, enjoy your Get Acquainted Dinner. Courtyard Historic, Charleston, SC (B,D)

Day 3 Gardens and Plantations

Today visit two Ashley River Plantations. Magnolia Gardens has 50 acres filled with magnolias and azaleas. Observe the wildlife as your ride the Nature Train through the cypress swamp. Next, visit Middleton place, home to America’s oldest landscaped garden. Begun in 1741, it took 10 years to complete the terraces, lakes and camellia alleys. Tour the home and stable yard with its craft displays. Enjoy a free evening tonight. Courtyard Historic, Charleston, SC (B)

Day 4 Charleston to Savannah

Depart for the historic port city of Beaufort, a quaint 1711 town with its narrow tree lined streets and historic homes. It will remind you of “Gone with the Wind”. Next, arrive in Savannah, one of the souths most graceful cities. Stay two nights right in the historic district. Free time this evening to enjoy a local restaurant or free time on your own. Historic, Savannah, GA (B,D)

Day 5 Savannah Sightseeing

The Cotton Trade made this city a vital shipping port in the 1800s and today her unique past has been preserved. You’ll begin today with a morning city tour where you will see the 20 original squares. All landscaped with oak, azaleas, fountains and statues. Drive by the Old Cotton Exchange, River Street and Madison Square of general Sherman’s ‘March of the Sea’ fame. You’ll also tour a restored antebellum mansion prior to a free afternoon to see the sights of John Berendt’s “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” or stroll the cobblestone streets at your leisure. Free time this evening to enjoy a local restaurant or shopping on your own. Historic, Savannah, GA (B)

Day 6 Savannah to Jekyll Isle

Motor south today to the Golden Isles of Georgia. Visit famous St. Simon’s Island to view famous Christ Church and lighthouse. This afternoon arrive on Jekyll Island, once a hunting reserve for America’s top millionaires. Goodyear, Pulitzer and Rockefeller built elaborate “cottages” here. Stay at the 1886 Victorian-style hotel, originally an exclusive retreat for the wealthy. Dinner is choice-of-menu in the elegant Grand Dining Room. Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, GA (B,D)

Day 7 Jekyll Isle / Free Time

Start with a tour of the Historic District’s Rockefeller Indian Mound & Faith Chapel (houses may be substituted). Then you will have time to explore Jekyll Island at your leisure. This evening, reminisce over your journey at your Farewell Dinner which is another choice-of-menu at your resort hotel. Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, GA (BD)

Day 8 St. Augustine / Fly Home

After breakfast travel to St. Augustine, America’s oldest city; founded in 1565 and made famous by Ponce De Leon’s search for the Fountain of Youth. Learn about Henry Flagler’s railroad and the Old Castillo Fort. Then it’s on to the nearby Jacksonville Airport for your return flight home. (B)

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