Historic Savannah & Charleston Holiday

From: $2575

per person dbl*

• 2 Nights Charleston, SC
• 2 Nights Savannah, GA
• 2 Nights Jekyll Island Club 
Charleston City Tour
• Savannah City Tour
• Middleton Place
• 2 Antebellum Mansions:    
Edmonston-Alston House 
– Mercer Williams House
Jekyll Island Trolley Tour
• Beaufort Carriage Ride
• Dinner in the Jekyll Island Club’s Grand Dining Room
• St. Simons Island

6 Nights First Class Hotels, 10 Meals: 6 -Breakfasts 1, Lunch & 3 -Dinners, Tour Director,  Motorcoach Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling at Hotels

2 Night(s) – Homewood Suites Historic District or Holiday Inn Historic District, Charleston
2 Night(s)  – Courtyard Historic District, Savannah
2 Night(s)  – Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island

November 8, 29  – $2575 dbl**

BOOKING DISCOUNT SAVINGS* – UP TO $200 PER COUPLE/$100 PER PERSON

Historic Savannah & Charleston Holiday

7-DAYS

DAY 1: ARRIVE CHARLESTON
Arrive in Charleston, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy an evening on your own to relax. Originally founded as Charles Towne in 1670, this cultured and refined city is a beautifully preserved treasure. Steeped in history and quintessentially Southern, the city’s past is evident in its genteel charm.
Overnight: Charleston

DAY 2: MIDDLETON PLACE – CHARLESTON SIGHTSEEING
Today visit Middleton Place, home to America’s oldest landscaped garden & a National Historic Landmark. 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 a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a popular local restaurant in Charleston. After dinner enjoy a Holiday Lights Drive through one of Charleston’s popular districts decked out for the holiday season.(B,D)   Overnight: Charleston

DAY 3: CHARLESTON – BEAUFORT – SAVANNAH
This morning 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. Then travel to the fascinating city of Savannah, America’s first planned city, whose entire restored center – more than 1,000 buildings – is a National Historic Landmark, and check in for a two-night stay. Enjoy free time this evening to enjoy a local restaurant or shopping on your own.
(B) Overnight: Savannah

DAY 4: SAVANNAH SIGHTSEEING 
Begin the day with a 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. Later tour the restored Mercer-Williams House Museum designed by New York architect John S. Norris for General Hugh W. Mercer. Construction began in 1860 and was subsequently interrupted by the Civil War and eventually completed in 1868.  Enjoy time on your own this afternoon to see the sights of John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil and stroll the historic cobblestone streets. Tonight join your fellow travelers to enjoy southern cuisine at a fine local restaurant in Savannah. After dinner enjoy some of the wonderful holiday decorations & lights Savannah has to offer. 
(B,D) Overnight: Savannah  

DAY 5: SAVANNAH – ST. SIMONS ISLAND – JEKYLL ISLAND
Today travel south to the Golden Isles of Georgia. Visit St. Simons Island, known for its salt marshes and sandy beaches.  View famous Christ Church and the St. Simons Lighthouse which was destroyed during the Civil War & rebuilt in 1872. 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 2 nights at the 1886 Jekyll Island Club, a Victorian-style hotel originally an exclusive retreat for the wealthy. Jekyll Island becomes Holly Jolly Jekyll during the magical holiday season with over 500,000 light bulbs and 35,000 lights on the Great Tree.
(B,L)   Overnight: Jekyll Island

DAY 6: JEKYLL ISLAND
This morning enjoy a guided Jekyll Island Trolley Tour of the historic district which includes the Indian Mound Cottage, the Mosaic Gallery, and Faith Chapel. Your afternoon is at leisure to walk the beach and 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.
(B,D)   Overnight: Jekyll Island

DAY 7: JEKYLL ISLAND – JACKSONVILLE – HOME
Today depart Jekyll Island and head to Jacksonville for your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your Historic Savannah & Charleston Tour.
(B)

Single Room Supplement + ($925) Triple Room Reduction  – ($30) per person **Rates are Land only, per person double

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Land only rates do not include hotel transfers.
Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers
On some dates alternate hotels may be used

* Booking Discount Details –  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $100 per couple/$50 per person savings.