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Southern Charm - 2018

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

6 breakfasts
6 dinners
Explore the 19th-century Andrew Low House and Gardens.
Spend time at quaint St. Simons Island with a 106' tall lighthouse.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
7
Price From
AUD $3,049
Start Location
Jacksonville, FL, United States
End Location
Charleston, SC, United States
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 Feb 201902 Mar 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,049
06 Apr 201913 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,329
27 Apr 201904 May 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,329
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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.
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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 vacationed 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.
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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 its famous River Street for a cooking demonstration and dinner showcasing regional culinary specialties.
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Savannah
Take in the ambiance of the "Old South" with a trolley tour highlighting Savannah's sprawling Historic District. The lively, informative commentary brings the city to life as you travel along the cobblestone-paved streets and beneath moss-draped oaks. Her 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. Perhaps you will join an optional tour of Tybee Island & Savannah's Low Country to take in life by the water.
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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 you to 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. Meet a local artisan to learn about the tradition of weaving Gullah sweetgrass baskets, one of the oldest handicrafts in the United States. The remainder of your day is free to enjoy this very walkable city.
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Charleston
It's your choice! Perhaps you will 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, you may 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 Honor Museum and marvel at the largest collection of military aircraft in the United States. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
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Charleston - Tour Ends
Your days spent experiencing true southern charm and gracious hospitality will stay dear to your heart for years to come.
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