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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. Soak in two nights 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. Visit the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida, and enjoy an enchanting trolley tour through its vibrant Old Spanish Quarter.

Tour Highlights

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    Explore the 19th-century Andrew Low House and Gardens.
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    Visit Savannah’s famous Bonaventure Cemetery.
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    Spend time at quaint St. Simons Island with a 106’ tall lighthouse.
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    Ride a tram through the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District.

Itinerary

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

Day 1: Charleston, South Carolina - Tour Begins

Experience true southern hospitality and charm in South Carolina and Georgia. Your tour opens in beautiful antebellum Charleston, where magnificent formal gardens grace much of the Historic District.

Day 2: Charleston

Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake and hurricanes – and still exudes elegance, charm and grace. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll get to know the city including 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. Following your city tour it’s your choice! Perhaps you will choose to visit Boone Hall Plantation; experience southern plantation living as you explore one of America's oldest working plantations set amidst moss draped oaks. Or, maybe you’ll opt for Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum; 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 visit the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum and view the largest collection of military aircraft in the United States. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: Charleston - Savannah, Georgia

Enjoy leisure time this morning to continue exploring Charleston independently. Before heading to Savannah, meet a local artisan and watch as a they weave Gullah sweetgrass baskets, one of the oldest handicrafts of African origin found in the United States. Travel south along the coast through South Carolina’s Low Country to historic Savannah, home of the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States. Have the afternoon to wander this enchanting city’s tree-filled squares. Spend some time exploring Factors Walk and River Street, where old cotton warehouses have been converted into trendy shops, taverns and restaurants.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Savannah - Jekyll Island

Begin the day with a walking tour of Savannah's sprawling Historic District. Make your way along the cobblestone-paved streets beneath moss-draped oaks and take in the ambiance of the “Old South.” From her stately mansions, beautiful squares and romantic riverfront you are sure to fall in love with this city. Next, visit the beautiful Andrew Low House and Gardens and learn about the driving force behind the Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Low. Located on a scenic bluff off the Wilmington River, visit the Bonaventure Cemetery, made famous in the book and subsequent film “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Travel south along the unspoiled Georgia coast of vast marshlands, winding rivers and beautiful beaches. Later, arrive at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club Hotel, grandly situated in the midst of the fabled Golden Isles.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Jekyll Island - St. Simons Island - Jekyll Island

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. Visit another of the fabled Golden Isles, quaint St. Simons Island. See its striking 106' tall lighthouse and visit the Museum of Coastal History. Later, enjoy leisure time to explore the quaint shops and restaurants in the village.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Jekyll Island - St. Augustine, Florida - Jacksonville

Travel south to the United States’ oldest city, St. Augustine, first settled in 1565. Here you’ll enjoy a guided trolley tour highlighting the Old Spanish Quarter, historic Bayfront, “Old Town” which dates to 1572, and the Plaza de la Constitucion with its shops and restaurants. Spend time at leisure this afternoon and come to know more of the city’s many cultural attractions. This evening, arrive in Jacksonville and join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Jacksonville - 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).

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Tour Upgrades

Order Type Description No of Nights Price (USD)
Pre Hotel Hotel: Renaissance Charleston 0 $300
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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.

Destination Facts & Stats

Electricity

An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.

Elevation

There isn't any significant elevation encountered on this tour.

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 Charleston or a post-night in Jacksonville 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.