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Featuring Charleston, Savannah, Jekyll Island Club Hotel Stay, Beaufort, Fort Sumter

Tour Dates: April 18 - 24, 2022
Waitlisted!

7 Day Package
10 Meals Included

Price:
$2399 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$3199 Per Person / Single Occupancy


Embark on a journey to America’s Old South in South Carolina and Georgia. Discover the southern hospitality, rich history, and magnificent food that this region is known for. From the Antebellum homes and Civil War history to 17th century rice plantations and gardens in bloom, to a stay at “the richest, most exclusive club in the world,” this tour features the best of America’s “Lowcountry” and true Southern charm.
 

 Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a three-night stay in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District with an included narrated carriage tour, and a visit to Fort Sumter National Historical Park – site of the first shots of the American Civil War
     
  • Enjoy guided tours at two “Lowcountry” plantations – Middleton Place and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens – both feature magnificent gardens which are typically in full bloom this time of year
     
  • Enjoy an overnight stay, included dinner and guided trolley tour at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club Hotel on Georgia’s Jekyll Island
     
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Savannah with a city tour provided by a local guide, and a tour of the Mercer-Williams House featured in the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Visit the charming town of Beaufort, South Carolina – a hidden Lowcountry gem that was featured in the movie Forrest Gump

   Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

 

  • Nights 1-3: Meeting Street Inn – Charleston, SC
  • Night 4: Jekyll Island Club Hotel – Jekyll Island, GA
  • Nights 5-6: Thompson Savannah – Savannah, GA
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Monday, 4/18/2022 - Welcome to Charleston!
Optional transfers from our departure points will have us at the Los Angeles International Airport for a flight to Charleston, SC where we will board a deluxe motorcoach. Those guests not taking advantage of the optional group airfare, should arrive at the Charleston International Airport by 5:30 p.m. to be included on the complimentary transfer to the hotel. Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina, known as the “Grand Dame of the South.” Charleston is regarded as one of America’s most beautiful cities – a place where southern breezes and cobblestone streets pave the way to stately Antebellum homes and southern hospitality. We’ll enjoy a relaxing, three-night stay at a boutique hotel located in the heart of the Charleston Historic District so all that is unique to the “Holy City” is a short stroll from your cozy inn room!
Day 2
Tuesday, 4/19/2022 - Charleston, Fort Sumter
Following an included breakfast, we’ll enjoy a narrated carriage tour of Charleston’s graceful Historic District, known for beautiful homes and churches – many of which pre-date the Revolutionary War. Enjoy time at leisure exploring the unique shops and restaurants in Historic Charleston City Market. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a guided sightseeing cruise of Charleston Harbor, disembarking at Fort Sumter National Historical Park. It was here in 1861 that a single gunshot caused a chain reaction of social and political events, exploding into the Civil War. This evening, we’ll enjoy an included dinner at a locals’ favorite.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 3
Wednesday, 4/20/2022 - Charleston Plantations
Following an included breakfast, we’ll visit Middleton Place, the National Historic Landmark situated along the Ashley River and an enduring, vibrant and essential part of the Charleston and American experience. Enjoy a stroll through the formal gardens – America’s oldest landscaped gardens – and a visit to the Plantation Stableyards where craftspeople perform the skills slaves practiced in the 18th and 19th century. We’ll enjoy an included, authentic “Lowcountry” lunch including southern favorites like barbeque pork, fried chicken, collard greens, hoppin’ john, corn pudding and more! This afternoon we continue to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, a 17th century estate with one of the largest collections of azaleas in the country! We’ll join a naturalist guide on a narrated tram tour through the plantation’s wetlands, forests and marshes in search of alligators, turtles, egrets, and herons in their native habitats. Enjoy time at leisure to explore America’s oldest public gardens and the plantation house. Enjoy the balance of the evening at leisure.
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 4
Thursday, 4/21/2022 - Welcome to Jekyll Island
Following an included breakfast, we’ll travel south along South Carolina’s scenic coastal route to Beaufort known as the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands.” Enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own and browsing in the charming Beaufort Historic District filled with gorgeous antebellum homes, churches and unique shops. This afternoon we continue to Georgia’s Golden Isles and Jekyll Island, Georgia home to miles of wide, barrier island beaches and dune-lined woodlands. In 1887 with the opening of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island became an exclusive “escape” for the wealthiest Easterners who could enjoy scenic and secluded winters here amid unspoiled natural beauty and live oak trees draped in Spanish moss. Enjoy a memorable included dinner and overnight stay at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, featuring unmatched Victorian charm – from the leaded art glass windows and ornate woodwork to a lofty tower and encircling verandas.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 5
Friday, 4/22/2022 - Jekyll Island, Savannah
Following an included breakfast, we’ll enjoy a narrated trolley tour of the Jekyll Island Historic District. Step back in time and learn about Jekyll Island’s rich history as the story of each historic building within Jekyll Island National Landmark Historic District’s “Millionaire’s Row” unfolds. We continue to Savannah, Georgia’s first city and America’s first planned city. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure along River Street, the multi-faceted gem along the Savannah River. These century old buildings, that were once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, and fabulous restaurants. This evening we begin a two-night stay at a deluxe hotel near Savannah’s Historic District – designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966, it is one of the largest historic landmarks in the country.
Breakfast
Day 6
Saturday, 4/23/2022 - Savannah
Following an included breakfast, we’ll be joined by a local guide for a driving tour of Savannah, showcasing her historic squares, magnificent architecture and live oaks draped in moss. Visit the spectacular Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, an iconic symbol of Savannah. Enjoy a docent-guided tour of the Mercer-Williams House, the Italianate mansion from the book and film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. This spooky yet majestic house is shrouded in mysteries and a vessel for a thousand ghost stories! Throughout the house is furniture and art from Mr. Williams’ private collection including 18th and 19th century furniture, 18th century English and American portraits, drawings from the 17th century and a wide collection of Chinese porcelain. Enjoy an included farewell dinner at a locals’ favorite this evening.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 7
Sunday, 4/24/2022 - Journey Home
After an included breakfast, we’ll travel north to Atlanta for a scheduled, non-stop flight to Los Angeles. Those guests not taking advantage of the optional group airfare, should arrange a departure flight from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport no earlier than 5:00 p.m. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, those with pre-arranged transfers will be returned to their respective destinations. A spectacular journey of America’s South providing for very fond memories.

While we make every effort to operate our tours as outlined in the itinerary, we ask for your patience, understanding and flexibility and to retain a sense of adventure while traveling with us. While these have always been necessary traits for travelers, they are needed now more than ever! Situations may arise that necessitate changes to the itinerary. Should we need to adjust the itinerary either prior to or while on tour, these changes will be communicated to you and only done when absolutely necessary.
Breakfast

Tour Inclusions:

  • 6 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 10 Meals: 3 dinners, 1 lunch, 6 breakfasts
  • Services of a professional Good Times Travel tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with local guides
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Airport-hotel transfers (with purchase of group air)
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour


Additional Information:

  • Roundtrip LAX transfers are available from the following departure points: FV, LBG, LHS and SBL as an optional add-on price of $89 p.p.; or you may meet the group at LAX, the arrival airport or the hotel
  • A deposit of $250 p.p. + air (if purchasing group airfare) is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 90 days prior to departure
  • Roundtrip group airfare available - inquire for per person price
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Tour Pace: On-the-Go (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • Activity level: High (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • To ensure a healthy and enjoyable travel experience for our guests, this tour will operate with additional health and safety measures in place and require each guest complete a Wellness Pledge/Release of Liability Agreement.
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