Jekyll Island, Savannah and Charleston 2019
 7 Days • 11 Meals
Air Tour
See three belles of the South – Charleston, Jekyll Island and Savannah – dripping with Spanish moss and history. Enjoy southern hospitality while visiting coastal islands and plantations.

  • 11 Meals (6 breakfasts and 5 dinners)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 2 nights at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel, once the playground of the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt families
  • Narrated tram tour of Jekyll Island, a Golden Isle rich with majestic oak trees, Spanish moss and palmetto
  • Visit St. Simons Island, the largest of the Golden Isles
  • Visit Fort McAllister Historic Park, the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy
  • Spend 2 nights in the Historic District of Savannah, the "Belle of the South"
  • Guided trolley tour of Savannah, the city deemed "too beautiful to burn" by General Sherman during the Civil War
  • Dinner at Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House, steeped in Savannah history
  • Visit quaint Tybee Island with its historic lighthouse and spend free time in Savannah
  • Included dinner at the new Paula Deen’s Creek House Restaurant
  • Visit Hilton Head, one of the world's premier resort communities and visit Beaufort, known for its historic homes
  • Spend 2 nights in the heart of Charleston's Historic District with included guided tour of one of America’s most beautiful cities
  • Enjoy dinner at Hyman’s Seafood Restaurant, a Charleston favorite
  • Touring at Magnolia Place Plantation, with its wetlands and marshes
  • Farewell evening dinner cruise of beautiful Charleston Harbor
  • $35 in Mayflower Money

Day 1  Arrive at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Welcome to the beautiful South. Arrive in Jacksonville, Florida, today and climb aboard your transfer to the romantic Victorian-style hotel, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, originally built as an exclusive island getaway for the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt families. Tonight, get to know your Tour Manager and fellow traveling companions at a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Jekyll Island Club. Meal: D
Day 2  Jekyll Island and the Golden Isles
Begin the day with a narrated tram tour of Jekyll Island’s National Landmark Historic District and hear the fascinating stories of the island’s beginnings and development by the “rich and famous” of the late 1800s. In the afternoon, visit the largest of the Golden Isles, St. Simons, where Spanish moss-draped oaks line the island’s charming streets. See St. Simons Lighthouse, in operation since 1872, and Bloody Marsh, where British and Scottish soldiers defeated the Spanish. The balance of the day is free to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Jekyll Island Club. Meal: B
Day 3  Fort McAllister, Historic Savannah and Paula Deen’s Creek House
En route to Savannah, stop at Fort McAllister Historic Park. Located on the banks of the Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister showcases the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. Nestled among giant live oaks and Spanish moss, the grounds feature palisades, cannons, a furnace, barracks and more. Arrive in Savannah, the “Belle of the South” and discover why General Sherman found this city much too beautiful to burn during the Civil War. On a narrated trolley tour your driver guide recounts the tales and secrets of the stately mansions of the lovely squares of Savannah’s Historic District. Pass the 1820 birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, the squares and streets where movies such as Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil were filmed. Tonight, dinner is at Paula Deen’s new Creek House Restaurant, nestled among the palms of Turner’s Creek. Meals: B, D
Day 4  Tybee Island Mrs. Wilkes’ Boarding House
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. Later, feel free to discover the many shops along River Street and enjoy the beauty of the quaint squares perfect for relaxing. Tonight, dinner is served family-style at Mrs. Wilkes’ Boarding House, a Savannah legend. Meals: B, D
Day 5  Hilton Head, Beaufort and Hyman’s Seafood
En route to Charleston today, make a stop at Hilton Head and the Sea Pines Plantation where you’ll learn of the island’s early history, its role in the Civil War and its development into one of the world’s premier resort communities. Then, stop in charming Beaufort, one of only a handful of towns in the nation that has had its entire downtown designated an historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Beaufort is known for its southern hospitality, scenic waterfront charm, quaint shops and historic homes. Your included dinner tonight is a Hyman’s Seafood, a Charleston favorite and known for the freshest seafood. Meals: B, D
Day 6  The Charm of Charleston
A local guide welcomes you to Charleston, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and historic cities in America. Through the stories of those who founded Charleston, the local guide makes history come alive along these antebellum home-lined streets. See the Old Market and Exchange and the famous “Battery at the Harbor,” which overlooks Fort Sumter. This afternoon, visit Magnolia Plantation with a tram tour through the plantation’s wetlands and marshes. In the evening, enjoy a narrated dinner cruise on beautiful Charleston Harbor, a perfect ending to a wonderful adventure. Meals: B, D
Day 7  Home
Bid a fond farewell to Charleston and leave with wonderful memories of the South’s most beautiful cities. Meal: B

Days 1-2  Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, Georgia
Days 3-4  The DeSoto, Savannah, Georgia
Days 5-6  Holiday Inn Historic District, Charleston, South Carolina


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