7 Days - Tour Dates: April 26 - May 2, 2024
Day 1 - Friday, 4/26/2024 - Fly to Charleston
Arrive in Charleston, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy an evening on your own to relax.
Day 2 - Saturday, 4/27/2024 - Middleton / Charleston
Visit Middleton Place, home to America’s oldest landscaped garden. It began in 1741 and took 10 years to complete the terraces, lakes, and camellia alleys. Tour the home and stable yard with its craft displays. This afternoon, enjoy a Charleston City Tour. Built on a peninsula, Charleston has remained a beautiful port city for over 300 years. Both preservation and southern gentility are a way of life here. See the Historic District, Citadel, and Battery Park. Tonight, enjoy your Welcome Dinner.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 3 - Sunday, 4/28/2024 - Charleston to Savannah
Visit the Edmonston-Alston House. Despite the ravages of the Civil War, the Earthquake of 1886 and numerous hurricanes, the Alston family pieces remain in place much as they have for over 150 years. Notable in the collection is an original print of the Ordinance of Secession, portraits, dining room table, gas lights, mirrors, and exquisite interior woodwork. Then, depart for the historic port city of Beaufort, a quaint 1711 town with narrow tree-lined streets and historic homes. Enjoy a charming Carriage Ride through town. Next, arrive in Savannah, one of the South’s most graceful cities for a two-night stay in the historic district. Free time this evening to enjoy a local restaurant or shopping on your own. - Breakfast
Day 4 - Monday, 4/29/2024 - Savannah Sightseeing
The Cotton Trade made this city a vital shipping port during the 1800’s and today its unique past is still preserved. Begin the day with a morning Savannah City Tour. See the 20 original squares, all landscaped with oaks, azaleas, fountains, and statues. Drive by the Old Cotton Exchange, River Street, and Madison Square of General Sherman’s ‘March to the Sea’ fame. Tour the restored Mercer-Williams House Museum prior to a free afternoon. See the sights of John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil or stroll the cobblestone streets at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy southern cuisine at a fine local restaurant.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 5 - Tuesday, 4/30/2024 - Savannah to Jekyll Island
Motor south today to the Golden Isles of Georgia. Visit St. Simon’s Island to view famous Christ Church and the lighthouse. This afternoon, arrive on Jekyll Island, a former hunting reserve for America’s top millionaires. Goodyear, Pulitzer, and Rockefeller all built elaborate “cottages” here. Stay at the 1886 Jekyll Island Club, a Victorian-style hotel originally an exclusive retreat for the wealthy. - Breakfast
Day 6 - Wednesday, 5/1/2024 - Jekyll Island
This morning enjoy a guided Trolley Tour of the historic district which includes entry into Indian Mound Cottage, the Mosaic Gallery, and Faith Chapel. Your afternoon is at leisure, with free time to walk the beach, or enjoy the resort. Tonight’s Farewell Dinner is in the Jekyll Island Club’s Grand Dining Room, a venue of both social and historical significance which has welcomed titans of industry, stars of the stage, and resort guests for over a century. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 7 - Thursday, 5/2/2024 - Fly Home
Depart for the Jacksonville Airport and your return flight home. - Breakfast
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