7 Day Historical South

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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Visit Jekyll Island majestically situated in the midst of Georgia’s fabled "Golden Isles"
    • Enjoy beautiful Savannah, often called the "Belle of the South"
    • Guided horse-drawn carriage tour of Beaufort’s historic center
    • City Tour of Charleston with its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum houses

What's this trip about?

    2 St. Augustine, 2 Savannah, 2 Charleston

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • North America

Attractions

  • Charleston

Trip includes

    • Flights Washington Dulles-Jacksonville, Charleston-Washington DullesOther departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
    • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
    • 6 nights accommodations 2 nights St. Augustine 2 nights Savannah 2 nights Charleston Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
    • Hotel porterage
    • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
    • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
    • Services of English-speaking local guides
    • Entrance fees per itinerary
    • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Arrive in St. Augustine
Arrive in Jacksonville and transfer independently to the hotel in St. Augustine. Explore the oldest city in the United States, known for its Spanish colonial architecture. Your tour will begin with a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approxi...
DAY 2, Saturday - Guided Trolley Tour of St. Augustine
Today's guided trolley tour of St. Augustine winds through the many contrasting sections of this lovely city. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure using your included trolley pass to see some of the major sights. Perhaps, visit the world-famous spring that Ponce de Leon...
DAY 3, Sunday - Jekyll Island, Continue to Savannah
Depart St. Augustine and travel north along the unspoiled Georgia coast of vast marshlands, winding rivers and beautiful beaches to Jekyll Island, majestically situated in the midst of Georgia's fabled "Golden Isles". Along with its beaches and pleasant climate, the isla...
DAY 4, Monday - Guided Trolley Tour of Savannah
A full day to enjoy the beauty of Savannah, often called the "Belle of the South". Experience the city's storied past on the guided trolley tour that takes you through the historic district, the largest in the country, featuring a myriad of architecturally significant bu...
DAY 5, Tuesday - Beaufort Carriage Ride, Continue to Charleston
Today, bid farewell to Savannah as you continue to the unique town of Beaufort - its entire downtown was designated a historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Enjoy lunch on your own, and a guided tour of the city by horse-drawn carriage. Pass t...
DAY 6, Wednesday - Charleston City Tour
Today's discovery of Charleston begins with a city tour taking place along the quaint centuries-old cobblestone streets, past stately multi-colored homes and magnificent restorations, representing a range of architectural styles from the Revolutionary War period to anteb...
DAY 7, Thursday - Return Home
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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Price per day$256
Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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Optional Activities
Boone Hall Plantation Tour Tour one of the oldest working plantations in the South, Boone Hall, where you’ll hear about the day-to-day life of those who ran the plantation as well as their fascinating history. See the many various plants, flowers, and trees that are currently growing in the beautiful gardens including the antique roses that are over 100 years old. See the Georgian-designed home the blends recovered materials and antique furnishings to recreate an atmosphere that would have surrounded a Coastal Carolina planter's family and his guests. Learn about the history of Boone Hall Plantation and its evolution through several owners since the 17th century. Included are round-trip transfers from your hotel. Details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours. OnDay : 6 Price : $40 Savannah Evening Cruise Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise aboard a traditional red, white and blue paddle-wheel riverboat, an iconic part of Savannah’s historic riverfront. Board the riverboat for your cruise and choose a seat in the glass-enclosed climate-controlled area, observation deck with panoramic views, open-air patio, or upper deck benches. Experience Georgia’s historic “first city” and her thriving port from the water’s unique perspective. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. *Due to inclement weather, this tour may be canceled and refunded. *This is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies. OnDay : 3 Price : $48
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