Springtime in Savannah & Charleston

April 10, 2018 - April 17, 2018

8 Days – Featuring Jekyll Island & and the historic cities of Savannah & Charleston 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.

$2,379 double occupancy | $3,299 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 time on Jekyll Island

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, L)

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)

Day 7 Jekyll Isle / Free Time

Enjoy a morning at leisure, with free time to walk the beach, or enjoy the resort.  This afternoon, tour of the Historic District’s Rockefeller Indian Mound & Faith Chapel (houses may be substituted).  This evening, reminisce over your journey at your Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

Day 8 Jekyll Island / Fly Home

enjoy another morning at leisure on Jekyll Island.  Then it’s on to the Jacksonville Airport for your return flight home. (B)

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