Discover the history and charm of antebellum south. You'll tour stately homes and plantations. Travel to Georgia's Golden Isles and tour the exclusive winter retreat for some of America's wealthiest families during the Gilded Age. Enjoy great dining and gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty of this timeless area of America.
April 7; Sept. 15 & 22, 2019
Rates include $67 air transportation taxes - subject to change. All rates are based out of Boston and New York/New Jersey. Add $75pp for Hartford.
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Today we will fly to Charleston, South Carolina. Our accommodations for the next two nights are provided at the Holiday Inn. Dinner is included in historic Charleston.D
Charleston, considered one of the most charming spots of the South, is the focal point of your specially guided tour this morning. Traveling along cobblestone streets you'll view historic homes, restored public buildings, as well as the famed Battery. Explore City Market before cruising to Fort Sumter and enjoying a memorable tour. Here relive the day when the Confederate troops fired the first shots of the Civil War.CB, D
Today explore Boone Hall Plantation, one of America's oldest working plantations. The impressive half-mile arched entry is lined with massive moss-covered oak trees. See the remarkably preserved slave quarters, formal gardens and capture a taste of the antebellum south. Next, travel along South Carolina's scenic coast to the charming town of Beaufort to enjoy its pre-Civil War ambiance. This evening arrive in the port city of Savannah where accommodations for the next three nights are provided at the Hampton Inn and Suites located in the historic district. Dinner is provided at an outstanding local restaurant.CB, D
This morning enjoy a guided tour of Savannah which has the largest restored historic district in America. There are over 1,100 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. You'll visit a local historic house and relive the charm of the antebellum south. Later, you'll have time to explore Savannah's waterfront shopping area where 19th century warehouses have been converted into craft shops, unique boutiques, and eateries.B
Today we travel to Georgia's beautiful Golden Isles. Here you'll tour Jekyll Island's historic district, "Millionaire's Village" and learn about the celebrated Jekyll Island Club. You'll also view the cottages of such famous names as Rockefeller, Goodyear, Macy, and J. P. Morgan. Later visit St. Simons Island and see its famed lighthouse. This evening enjoy dinner at a popular local restaurant.B, D
Today fly home from Savannah with fond memories of America's antebellum south.B
B=Breakfast, CB=Continental Breakfast, D=Dinner
Consistently voted as the top city in the United States, Charleston is brimming with personality and southern hospitality. Your home for two nights is the recently renovated Holiday Inn: an ideal location just minutes outside of historic Charleston allows for access to some of the city's most popular sights. Warm hues and modern decor combine to provide a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy amenities including a fitness center, outdoor pool and more. Spacious rooms contain a microwave, refrigerator, free WiFi, coffee/tea maker, flat screen television and hairdryer.
From the gas-lit lamps to the Old Savannah Brick walls and rich wood detail, the Hampton Inn & Suites exudes an old-world charm. Situated in the heart of the historic district, the hotel's prime location allows for effortless accessibility to some of the area's most popular sights. The famous shopping destination of River Street and City Market are within walking distance and the History Museum and Forsyth Park are nearby as well. In-room amenities include coffeemakers, irons, hair dryers, free internet access, and cable TV and guests may also enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness room and pool as well. Exceptional service and experience can be expected as this hotel has recently joined the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for receiving outstanding traveler reviews for five years in a row.