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.
Departures: April 22; Sept. 30 & Oct. 7, 2017
*Child Rate applies based on 2 adults in the room.
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Travel to Fredericksburg, Virginia. Overnight accommodations are at the Best Western Inn. Dinner is included this evening. (D)D
Today we will travel to Charleston, South Carolina. Our accommodations are provided at the Holiday Inn. Dinner is included in historic Charleston. (CB,D)CB, 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 which overlooks Fort Sumter, the site where the Civil War began. Next, we explore one of America’s oldest working plantations, Boone Hall Plantation. 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. This evening you’ll arrive in the port city of Savannah where accommodations for the next 3 evenings are provided at the Hampton Inn and Suites located in the historic district. Dinner is provided at an outstanding local restaurant. (CB,D)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. This evening dinner is included. (B, D)B, D
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 is free to explore the area around your hotel at your leisure. (B)B
After breakfast we travel towards home. Our overnight accommodations are at the Best Western located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. (B)B
Today we will relax for the rest of our journey home from a wonderful vacation. (CB)
B=Breakfast, CB=Continental Breakfast, D=Dinner
The charming Best Western Inn of Fredericksburg will be our home for one night at the start of our tour. For over 35 years this hotel, located in an area brimming with incredible Civil War history, has been family owned and operated. Enjoy newly remodeled rooms complete with flatscreen TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board and a 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.
Consistently voted as the top city in the United States, Charleston is brimming with personality and southern hospitality. Your home for three 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, refrigerater, free WiFi, coffee/tea maker, flatscreen television and hairdryer.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Cumberland|| Cumberland Village Plaza at 3751-3781 Mendon Rd. |
Park at Conway Tours departure sign
|East Providence|| Park & Ride on Rt. 44 |
Across from Kentucky Fried Chicken
|Hope Valley|| I-95 at Exit 3A Park & Ride |
|Ludlow|| Park & Ride, Route 21 at I-90, exit 7 |
Behind McDonald's at 420 Center St., Ludlow, MA
|Milford|| Park & Ride, Old Gate Lane, Exit 40 off I-95 |
|New Bedford|| Park & Ride @ Exit 4 off Rt. 140 |
|Newington|| Park & Ride |
Route 15 (Berlin Turnpike) at DOT Headquarters
|Newton|| Riverside MBTA Station |
|North Haven|| State Commuter Parking Lot |
Hartford Turnpike and Divine St.
|Somerset|| Commuter Park & Ride, 1760 Wilbur Avenue |
Exit 4 off of I-195 E, Exit 4A off of I-195 W
|Warwick|| Warwick Mall, near Pole 15 (past Firestone Tire) |
400 Bald Hill Road
|Woburn|| Anderson Regional Transportation Center |
100 Atlantic Ave.
|Woonsocket|| Chelo's Restaurant, 490 Clinton St. |
Park in first row facing Social St.
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