See the three “Lovely Ladies” of the South – Savannah, Jekyll Island and Charleston – dripping with Spanish moss and history. Enjoy southern hospitality while visiting coastal islands and plantations.
1 Begin the Journey South
Embark on a southern charms adventure to gracious cities along the Atlantic coast. Join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Meal: D
2 Booth Western Art Museum
Arriving in Georgia a stop is made at the Booth Western Art Museum, featuring Civil War art, western movie posters and the remarkable Presidential Gallery. Meal: B
3 Gone With the Wind
The journey continues in the legendary land of Gone With the Wind
. Look back at an era made famous by Margaret Mitchell’s novel at the Road to Tara Museum with its original props, reproduction costumes and photo gallery from the writing of the book and making of the movie. Arriving in Savannah, take a narrated trolley to see this elegant and refined yet secretive and seductive city. The Historic District of Savannah will captivate you with her natural beauty, eccentric charm and traditional Southern hospitality.
Tonight, experience old-time family-style dining at Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room. The late Sema Wilkes is a Savannah legend, famous for her Southern cooking and hospitality, which continues today through her family and restaurant. Meals: B, D
4 Jekyll Island and Historic Savannah
Once an exclusive winter retreat for America’s wealthiest families, Jekyll Island welcomes you. Enjoy a tram tour of the Historic District that reveals the fascinating story of the island. Your visit is topped off with a Southern lunch at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club Hotel. There will be free time to stroll the grounds of Jekyll Island’s Historic District.
Later, the streets of Savannah are waiting to be discovered at your own leisurely pace. Your Tour Manager will make suggestions for things to do in this city of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
and Forrest Gump
fame. Tonight, the evening is also free for you to uncover some of Savannah’s secrets on your own. Meal: B
5 Tybee Island and Historic Savannah Theatre
This morning it’s off to Tybee Island to visit the lighthouse that has been the guardian of the Savannah River since 1736. Visit the museum that features exhibits of early life on the island, and if you are feeling adventurous, take the exhilarating walk up the 154-foot-tall lighthouse. Tonight, be treated to a Broadway-style production at the Historic Savannah Theatre, the nation’s oldest, continually operating theatre. Enjoy the live production featuring music, dance and comedy. Meal: B
6 The Charm of Charleston
This morning, travel to one of the most beautiful and historic cities in America, Charleston, South Carolina. History will come alive as you travel along the quaint streets lined with antebellum homes and glorious gardens that peek out from behind 300-year-old iron gates. A guided tour will take you to the famous “Battery at the Harbor,” which overlooks Fort Sumter, where the Civil War erupted. Enjoy the Old Market and Exchange with some free time on your own. Meal: B
7 Taste of Kentucky
In Kentucky, arrive at Berea, the state’s folk arts and crafts capital. Visit the Kentucky Artisan Center where you can shop for local products, experience their hospitality and explore Kentucky crafts. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at historic Boone Tavern. Built in 1909, Boone Tavern was meant to accommodate visitors to Berea College. Meals: B, D
8 Travel Home
Continue home today with wonderful memories of Savannah and Charleston. Meal: B