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Southern Charm - USA Tour

Arrive a stranger and go home feeling like a member of the family on a cultural tour through America's friendly southeast.

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$2,699PP
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DURATION
6 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Selected meals

About this holiday

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Jekyll Island

Experience the history, charm and singular hospitality of the Low Country in Georgia and South Carolina. Overnight at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, once described as “the richest, most exclusive club in the world.” Choose to explore one of America’s oldest plantations, Boone Hall, or the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Discover the history of Savannah and antebellum Charleston with 2-night stays in each city. You will uncover a magic that you can only find in America’s friendly South.

Inclusions

Explore the 19th-century Andrew Low House and Gardens.

Spend time at quaint St. Simons Island with a 106’ tall lighthouse.

Get to know Charleston's cobblestoned streets, historic homes and restored buildings.

Enjoy a trolley tour of Savannah's sprawling Historic District.

Step back in time at the luxurious Jekyll Island Club.

Enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner of regional specialities in Savannah.

Accommodation

Day 1               Omni Jacksonville Hotel, Jacksonville, FL

Day 2               Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, GA

Days 3, 4          Doubletree Historic District, Savannah, GA

Days 5, 6          Hyatt Place Historic District, Charleston, SC

Travel dates

Multiple departure dates available.

Itinerary

Day 1: Jacksonville, Florida - Tour Begins

Experience warm southern hospitality in America’s southeast. Come to know its rich history and deep traditions on this tour highlighted by stays in Jekyll Island, Savannah and Charlestown. Arrive today in Jacksonville, where the St. John’s River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Today dinner will be included.

Day 2: Jacksonville - Jekyll Island, Georgia

Travel to the exclusive Jekyll Island Club Hotel, grandly situated in the midst of the fabled Golden Isles. Jekyll Island was once the winter retreat of prominent Gilded Age families. Their grand “cottages” still stand. A tram brings you on a tour of the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District – one of the nation’s largest restoration projects. The Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and J.P. Morgan once holidayed here along the 240-acre river edge. The remainder of your afternoon and evening are free to explore or simply relax in the old-world ambiance of your hotel. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Jekyll Island - St. Simons Island - Savannah

Journey to another fabled Golden Isle, quaint St. Simons Island. See its striking 106' tall lighthouse and visit the Museum of Coastal History. Have leisure time to explore the quaint shops and restaurants in the village. Travel north along the unspoiled Georgia coast of vast marshlands, winding rivers and beautiful beaches to historic Savannah, home to the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States. Tonight, gather at a popular local restaurant on Savannah's famous River Street for a cooking demonstration and dinner showcasing regional culinary specialities. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Savannah

Take in the ambiance of the “Old South” with a trolley tour highlighting Savannah's sprawling Historic District. Lively, informative commentary brings the city to life as you travel along the cobblestone-paved streets and beneath moss-draped oaks. The stately mansions, beautiful squares and romantic riverfront are sure to make you fall in love with this city. Next, the beautiful Andrew Low House and Gardens await. Learn about the driving force behind the Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Low. This afternoon, wander Savannah’s tree-filled squares or explore Factors Walk and River Street, where old cotton warehouses house trendy shops, taverns and restaurants. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Savannah - Charleston, South Carolina

Traverse the picturesque coastline through South Carolina’s Low Country on your way to historic Charleston. Known as the Holy City, Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake and hurricanes – and still exudes elegance, charm and grace. A local guide joins will show you the city. See its cobblestone streets, historic homes and restored buildings, some with origins prior to the Revolution. Stop at the battery overlooking Fort Sumter where, on April 12, 1861, the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Continue on to City Market, one of the oldest public markets in America and the epicenter of Gullah sweetgrass basketry, one of the most beautiful handicrafts of African origin in the United States. The remainder of your day is free to enjoy this very walkable city. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Charleston

It's your choice! Choose to explore Boone Hall Plantation where you’ll experience southern plantation living as you come to know one of America's oldest working plantations -OR- opt to explore Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum where you’ll board the impressive USS Yorktown aircraft carrier and walk in the footsteps of sailors and officers as you tour the flight deck; you’ll also have time at the Congressional Medal of Honour Museum and marvel at the largest collection of military aircraft in the United States. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Charleston - Tour Ends

Your days spent experiencing true southern charm and gracious hospitality will stay dear to your heart for years to come. Today breakfast will be included.

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