Today's Traveling Women
Join Today’s Traveling Women as we experience the history, charm, and singular hospitality of the Low Country in Georgia and South Carolina. Soak in two nights at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, once described as “the richest, most exclusive club in the world.” Explore one of America’s oldest plantations, Boone Hall. Visit charming Beaufort. Explore the history of Savannah and Antebellum Charleston. Visit the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida, and enjoy an enchanting trolley tour through its vibrant Old Spanish Quarter.
April 5 – 11, 2014
AAA Member pricing from $2,199*
Non Member pricing from $2,249**
7 Days, 9 Meals, Hosted
AAA members receive $25 off per person!
- Round-trip air from Phoenix or Tucson.
- Escorted by a AAA Arizona host.
- 9 meals (6 breakfasts, 3 dinners).
- Accommodations in AAA rated 3 and 4 diamond hotels
- Charleston’s sprawling historic district, Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District (one of the nation’s largest restoration projects), sightseeing cruise of Amelia Island, trolley tour of St. Augustine’s Old Spanish Quarter (dating back to 1572)
- Visit gracious Boone Hall, one of America’s oldest working plantations that still grows crops as it has for the last 320 years.
- Enjoy a two-night stay at the Jekyll Island Club, once described as “the richest, most exclusive, most inaccessible club in the world.”
To book your Southern Charm vacation, contact a AAA Travel professional toll-free 1-877-934-6222 or visit your local AAA office.
* Prices are based on double occupancy, include air, and are subject to change without notice. Group air not available if booked after 10/10/14. $250 deposit per person is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due February 4, 2014. Single occupancy starts at $2,749. Packages can be booked without air.
** Includes $50 non member service fee.
Day 1, April 5 – Arrive Jacksonville
Experience true southern hospitality and charm in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Your tour begins in Jacksonville, FL. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2, April 6 – Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Jekyll Island
Travel to the United States’ oldest city, St. Augustine, first settled in 1565. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided trolley tour highlighting the Old Spanish Quarter, historic Bayfront, “Old Town,” which dates to 1572, and the Plaza de la Constitucion with its shops and restaurants. Spend time at leisure this afternoon to explore more of the city’s many cultural attractions. This evening, arrive at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club Hotel, grandly situated in the midst of the fabled Golden Isles.
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 3, April 7 – Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island
Jekyll Island was the winter retreat of prominent gilded age families. Their grand “cottages” still stand. A tram brings you on a tour of the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District - one of the nation’s largest restoration projects. The Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and J.P. Morgan once vacationed here along the 240-acre river edge. Visit another of the fabled Golden Isles, quaint St. Simons Island. See its striking 106' tall lighthouse and visit the Museum of Coastal History. Later, enjoy leisure time to explore the quaint shops and restaurants in the village.
Day 4, April 8 – Jekyll Island, Savannah
Travel north along the unspoiled Georgia coast of vast marshlands, winding rivers and beautiful beaches. Arrive in Savannah and enjoy a guided tour of Savannah's sprawling Historic District. Stroll along the cobblestone-paved Factors Walk and River Street, where old cotton warehouses have been converted into trendy shops, taverns and restaurants. Visit the beautiful Andrew Low Home and Gardens and learn about the driving force behind the Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Low.
Day 5, April 9 – Savannah, Beaufort, Charleston
Travel along the coast through South Carolina’s Low Country to the charming town of Beaufort, the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands.” Perhaps you’ll opt to explore Beaufort’s charms in a horse-drawn buggy or stroll around the streets at your own pace. This afternoon you arrive in beautiful antebellum Charleston, where magnificent formal gardens grace much of the historic district.
Day 6, April 10 – Charleston
Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake and hurricanes – and still exudes elegance, charm and grace. Enjoy a guided tour of the city highlighting the cobblestoned streets, historic homes and restored buildings, some with origins prior to the Revolution. Stop at the battery overlooking Fort Sumter where, on April 12, 1861, the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Following your tour, experience southern plantation living as you explore one of America's oldest working plantations, Boone Hall, set amidst moss draped oaks. View the remarkably preserved original slave cabins, unusual in their brick construction. This evening join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 7, April 11 – Depart Charleston
Your days spent experiencing true southern charm and gracious hospitality will stay dear to your heart for years to come.