Southern Charms: Savannah, Hilton Head & Charleston 2021

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Evoking long-ago days of gracious Southern living, this Tauck journey explores National Historic Landmark Districts in Savannah, Charleston and Beaufort; Low Country folkways; Savannah's Madeira traditions; the legacy of the Mighty 8th Air Force and more. Enjoy private dinners... a private Charleston harbor cruise... visits to plantations, gardens and a Civil...
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Overview

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

Highlights

    • An unforgettable trip through coastal South Carolina and Georgia
    • places reminiscent of long-ago days of gracious Southern living... a rarefied world of 19th-century mansions
    • magnolias and live oaks hung with Spanish moss... Explore National Historic Landmark Districts in Savannah
    • Charleston and Beaufort... visit Fort Pulaski... stay beachfront at Hilton Head Island... stroll through the gardens of Middleton Place... discover Savannah's beloved Madeira traditions on an exclusive private evening... a hands-on culinary demonstration focusing on dishes representing the unique cuisine of the coastal Low Country region... tour the islands off Beaufort
    • South Carolina... take a private cruise in Charleston Harbor... celebrate 300 years of history in Beaufort... and more. Tauck's Southern Charmsjourney is as refreshing as a cool glass of sweet tea!

What's this trip about?

    Evoking long-ago days of gracious Southern living, this Tauck journey explores National Historic Landmark Districts in Savannah, Charleston and Beaufort; Low Country folkways; Savannah's Madeira traditions; the legacy of the Mighty 8th Air Force and more. Enjoy private dinners... a private Charleston harbor cruise... visits to plantations, gardens and a Civil War fort... a beachfront stay at Hilton Head Island...

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Savannah, Georgia, USA
End CityCharleston

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • North America
  • United States
  • Georgia
  • Asia

Attractions

  • Charleston

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • River cruise
  • Short Cruise
  • Winetasting

Trip includes

    • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Insider stories about the Civil War during filmed narratives by filmmaker Ken Burns TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - A taste of Savannah’s beloved Madeira traditions at the Federal-style Davenport House Museum TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Tour the Sea Islands off Beaufort, South Carolina Dinner at 45 Bistro in Savannah’s oldest hotel, The Marshall House Visit to Savannah's Massie Heritage Center plus culinary demonstration and lunch featuring Low Country cuisine

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Savannah, Georgia

Journey begins: 5:30 PM

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Perry Lane Hotel.

Day 2 Savannah's historic treasures

Start a day of exploration with a morning sightseeing trip of Savannah with a local guide, admiring the city's elegant architecture and geometric city design, featuring 24 park squares highlighted by live oaks draped with Spanish mo...

Day 3 The coastal Low Country & Fort Pulaski

Today you'll embark on a guided excursion through the Low Country region along the Georgia coast. Begin with an opportunity to experience firsthand the unique Gullah / Geechee culture that developed in the wetlands approaching the o...

Day 4 On to Hilton Head Island

Before bidding Savannah farewell this morning, visit the city's National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force for a private tour of its exhibits chronicling the famed US Eighth Bomber Command's contributions to the Allied victory in W...

Day 5 Back in time in Beaufort & Charleston

Take time for an early morning walk on Hilton Head's pristine beaches if you wish before setting off for historic Beaufort, where you’ll have a choice of an in-depth look at the unique culture and heritage of island life by carriage...

Day 6 Historic Plantations & Gardens

Visit some of the finest historic plantations and gardens in America today. A morning trip takes you first to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for a tour of the magnificent Romantic-style garden – selected as one of "America's Most B...

Day 7 A Private Boat Cruise & Exploration in Charleston

This morning, a private boat cruise of Charleston Harbor imparts a wealth of information about the city's centuries of maritime history. Following your cruise, the afternoon is yours to explore Charleston as you wish. Consider visit...

Day 8 Homeward bound

Tour

ends:
Charleston.

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Dates & Availability

Price From $3,990
Price per day$499
Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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