Savannah & Charleston April 2nd – April 8th, 2024




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Discover the Palmetto Low Country with a trip to Savannah, GA and Charleston, South Carolina. While only two hours apart, these towns are very different. Savannah is both hip and historic, robust and refined, a city filled with global sophistication, funky nightlife and fabulous food. While the Historic Downtown District has stood throughout Charleston’s history as the cultural and commercial capital of the South. Come join us as we explore these two exceptional cities!!

Day 1 – 4/2/24 – Departure Day – Arrive in Savannah, GA

Depart today on a flight to Savannah, GA. On arrival, a deluxe motorcoach will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to the Courtyard Marriott Midtown for a four-night stay. Experience ultimate comfort in refreshed hotel rooms, an outdoor pool, hot tub, gym, free Wi-Fi and balconies. Dinner is on your own this evening.

Day 2 – 4/3/24 Historic Trolley Tour of Savannah – City Market Square –Davenport House – Dinner at Pirates’ House
After breakfast, board the Old Savannah Trolley where Savannah’s history is brought to life through uniquely personal descriptions of Savannah’s rich and spellbinding history.Then enjoy some free time at City Market for lunch on own and shopping. Savannah’s famous City Market has been known as the heart of Savannah for centuries. Savannah visitors and locals flock to City Market for popular restaurants, creative art spaces, live performances, unique shopping options and so much more. Be sure to check out Byrd Cookie Company to taste the hand crafted cookies and treats based on family recipes. Lunch is also included today at one of the restaurants in the City Market.Next, enjoy tour the Davenport House. Start with a tour of the House, a stately Federal-style home, built by master carpenter Isaiah Davenport for this household. Get a glimpse into 1820s domestic life in the urban port city of Savannah.Tonight, enjoy dinner At The Pirate’s House. Since 1753, The Pirate’s House has been welcoming visitors to Savannah with a bounty of delicious food and drink and rousing good times. Situated a scant block from the Savannah River, The Pirate’s House first opened as an inn for seafarers, and fast became a rendezvous for blood-thirsty pirates and sailors from the Seven Seas. Here seamen drank their grog and discoursed, sailor fashion, on their exotic high seas adventures from Singapore to Bombay. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – 4/4/24 St Simon’s Island & Lighthouse Museum – Jekyll Island Tram Tour
This morning following breakfast, begin your day with a trip to St. Simons Island, an island off the Georgia coast. It’s known for its salt marshes and sandy stretches of beach. You will visit the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum and the Keeper’s Dwelling. A chance to discover the fascinating history of Coastal Georgia through colorful exhibits of rare artifacts and historical photographs. Lunch included today at one of the many waterfront restaurants in town.
The afternoon features a guided tram tour of Jekyll Island. The Jekyll Island Club members created an exclusive Gilded Age island retreat for family and friends on this barrier island. This guided trolley tour of the 240-acre historic district includes entry into a historic cottage and admission into the Mosaic Gallery and Faith Chapel at your leisure. Returning to Savannah, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
Day 4 – 4/5/24 Savannah History Museum – Savannah Candy Kitchen Tour & Tasting – American Prohibition Tour & Cocktail – Riverboat Dinner Cruise
Start the day with a visit to the Savannah History Museum which showcases the city’s history from its founding in 1733 to the present day, and has everything from an interactive component about Native American cultures to a 1902 Crestmobile, a car that pre-dates the Ford Model A. Learn about the Revolutionary War in Savannah or see Johnny Mercer’s Oscar and Grammy awards.
Also included today is a tour and tasting at the Savannah Candy Kitchen. Come watch the candy masters make fresh pralines, salt water taffy and chocolate topped gophers. Enjoy a sample! This afternoon, experience the American Prohibition Museum like never before! Travel back in time with an authority on all things Prohibition, and explore the fascinating story of America’s dry spell. By the time you hit the speakeasy, you’ll have plenty to discuss over a libation. A period accurate cocktail or non-alcoholic “mocktail” included with your ticket.
End the day with a Dinner Cruise on a Savannah Riverboat. Cruise down the Savannah River while enjoying a delicious dinner, music and an unforgettable view of Savannah. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – 4/6/24 Charleston, SC – Historic Charleston City Market – HorseDrawn Carriage Tour – Dinner at the Charleston Crab House
After breakfast travel to Charleston, SC. Visit the City Market, a historic market complex in downtown Charleston. Established in the 1790s, the market stretches for four city blocks from the
architecturally-significant Market Hall. Shop for local treasures such as sweetgrass baskets which are works of art and highly sought-after souvenirs. Lunch included today at one of the many local restaurants around the City Market.
After lunch, enjoy a one-hour carriage tour covering more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. Charleston is notably the most historic city in America and has many historic areas and attractions which are best visited by carriage tour. Clippity clop your way back to Colonial times where a horse-drawn carriage tour will reveal more than 300 years of history including antebellum mansions, churches, and cobblestone streets.
Then check into the Holiday Inn Express in North Charleston for a two-night stay. Tonight, dinner is included the Charleston Crab House. The James Island location is waterfront and has amazing views of Wappoo Creek. All of the menu items are made with the freshest ingredients, from the greens in the salads to the seafood on your plate. (B,L,D)
Day 6 – 4/7/24 Fort Sumter Cruise & Tour – Free Time on the Beach – Dinner at Virginia’s on King
After breakfast, enjoy a Fort Sumter Cruise & Tour. Experience a relaxing 30-minute cruise through Charleston’s historic harbor out to Fort Sumter. The tour is fully narrated and explains many points of interest and historic significance. Learn about the major events which led to the outbreak of America’s most bloody war. At Fort Sumter National Park, historians will provide detailed information about Fort Sumter and its pivotal role in the War between the States. There is a museum with fascinating exhibits and a small gift shop for your enjoyment. After one hour at the Fort, you will cruise back to port, enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Charleston’s bustling harbor.
Enjoy free time this afternoon for the beach. Visit Folly Beach or Isle of Palms to enjoy their miles of white, sandy beaches These beaches are unique barrier islands on the coast of South Carolina. Lunch is provided today at one of the many restaurants in Folly. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Virginia’s on King. You’ll find a collection of family recipes and Southern cooking traditions at this Lowcountry dining spot specializing in upscale Southern cuisine. (B,L,D)
Day 7 – 4/8/24 Depart for Home
After a leisurely breakfast, board the bus for transport to Charleston International Airport for your return flight home. (B)

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