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Discover Southern Charm

Starting at 9,000 Vacation Club Points
7 Days | 9 Meals

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.

Tour Highlights

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    Explore the 19th-century Andrew Low House and Gardens.
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    Spend time at quaint St. Simons Island with its 106’ tall lighthouse.

Itinerary

9,000 Vacation Club Points | 7 Days | 9 Meals

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 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.

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 its famous River Street for a cooking demonstration and dinner showcasing regional culinary specialties.

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. 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. This evening, perhaps you will join an optional “after hours” tour to Bonaventure, the south’s most famous Victorian Cemetery, with a local historian.

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 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.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: 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.

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.

Tour Options (USD)

Historic Charleston Carriage Ride with Lunch $70

City: Charleston, SC

Discover beautiful Charleston on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Historic District. Settle into a relaxed pace of life as you absorb the timeless charm of this enchanting city. Your carriage driver will make the stories of Charleston come alive with commentary throughout your journey. Complete your Charleston experience with lunch at a local restaurant.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 2 is required.

Duration: approximately 3 hour(s).

Twilight Walking Tour of Bonaventure Cemetery with Dinner $80

City: Savannah, GA

This exclusive after-hours tour highlights the best of Savannah's history with a hauntingly beautiful walking tour through the Southern gothic Bonaventure Cemetery. After it closes for the day to the public, you’ll follow your expert guide on a walking tour through the tombstones and graves of some of Savannah’s most well-known residents. Stories stretch from the present day all the way back to Bonaventure's plantation beginnings in 1754. This tour also includes a dinner featuring authentic Southern fare.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 10 is required.

Duration: approximately 4.25 hour(s).

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Tour Upgrades

Order Type Description No of Nights Price (USD)
Post Hotel Hotel: Hyatt Place Charleston 0 $400
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Know Before You Go

Passport & Visa Information

Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details.

IMPORTANT

We recommend that our clients travelling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

Please Note

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Due to flight schedules, a pre-night in Jacksonville or a post-night in Charleston may be required (at an additional cost). Please inquire at the time of booking.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.

Pace

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.