Southern Charm

Charleston, Savannah, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island

Embrace the leisurely pace and charming allure of America's Southeast as you explore cobblestone streets, historic homes and unspoiled coastline. Discover antebellum Charleston and the history of Savannah with 2-night stays in each city. Visit Charleston's City Market, one of the oldest public markets in America. Enjoy a trolley tour of Savannah's sprawling Historic District. Spend two nights at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, once described as "the richest, most exclusive club in the world." Experience the unique charm and singular hospitality of America's "Low Country" in South Carolina and Georgia.

Our prices start from

$ 2,199 LAND ONLY

7 Days • GUIDED • 9 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used.
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to sedan airport service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Charleston, South Carolina - Tour Begins

Hyatt Place Historic District, Charleston, SC

Experience warm Southern hospitality in America's Southeast. Come to know its rich history and deep traditions on this tour highlighted by stays in Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island. Begin your journey in Charleston, a city that has defied all odds. Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake, and hurricanes – and still exudes elegance, charm, and grace.

Day 2 - Charleston

Get to know Charleston's cobblestone streets, historic homes and restored buildings.

Hyatt Place Historic District, Charleston, SC

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Decide how to see the city because it's your choice! Stroll through Charleston's historic center with a local guide, exploring hidden alleys and quaint areas that are only accessible by foot -OR- take a harbor cruise to Fort Sumter, where the first fired shots of the Civil War were fired, and chat with a ranger before exploring on your own. Later, make your way to bustling City Market, one of the country's oldest public markets and the central hub for Gullah sweetgrass basketry – an intricate handicraft of African origin. Explore Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, where you'll experience Southern living as you come to know one of America's oldest plantations. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3 - Charleston - Savannah, Georgia

Doubletree Historic District, Savannah, GA

Breakfast Included

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Charleston on your own. Perhaps you will join an optional horse-and-carriage tour with lunch. Then, travel down the coast through South Carolina's Low Country to historic Savannah. This evening, spend some time exploring Factors Walk and River Street, where old cotton warehouses have been converted into trendy shops, taverns and restaurants.

Day 4 - Savannah

Enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner showcasing regional specialties in Savannah.

Doubletree Historic District, Savannah, GA

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Take in the ambiance of the "Old South" with a trolley tour highlighting Savannah's sprawling Historic District. Lively, informative commentary brings the city to life as you travel along the cobblestone-paved streets and beneath moss-draped oaks. Allow the stately mansions, beautiful squares and romantic riverfront promenades to capture your heart. The rest of the afternoon is yours to do as you wish. Perhaps you will join an optional walking tour and lunch to get a closer look at some of Savannah's elegant gates and secret gardens. Tonight, gather at a popular local restaurant on Savannah's famous River Street for a cooking demonstration and dinner showcasing regional specialties.

Day 5 - Savannah - St. Simons Island - Jekyll Island

Spend time at quaint St. Simons Island and marvel at its stunning 106-foot-tall lighthouse.

Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, GA

Breakfast Included

Journey to Georgia's legendary Gold Coast and visit the quaint St. Simons Island. See its stunning, 106-foot tall lighthouse before stepping into the past at the Museum of Coastal History. Enjoy time to explore the area on your own, meandering along the unique shops and restaurants in the village. Continue on to the exclusive Jekyll Island Club hotel, your home for the next two nights.

Day 6 - Jekyll Island

Step back in time at the luxurious Jekyll Island Club.

Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, GA

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Situated grandly in the middle of the Golden Isles, Jekyll Island was once the beloved vacation spot for prominent families, including the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and J.P. Morgan. With a morning at leisure, enjoy the old-world atmosphere of this iconic resort. Gather for a tram ride that brings you on a tour of the island and the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District – one of the nation's largest restoration projects. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at the Jekyll Island Club hotel.

Day 7 - Jekyll Island - Jacksonville, Florida - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

As your tour draws to a close, leave for home with memories of a trip well-traveled. Your days spent experiencing true Southern charm and gracious hospitality will stay dear to your heart for years to come.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on February 21, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $700. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2021 – April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..

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