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Southern Charm - 7 day(s), North America, Southern US

Overview

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.

Also available: un-escorted departures with AAA Vacations.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip air from Phoenix or Tucson(+ $30)
  • Escorted by a AAA Arizona host
  • 9 meals (6 breakfasts, 3 dinners)
  • Accommodations in AAA Three and Four Diamond hotels

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Start date:
4/9/16
End date:
4/15/16
Duration: 7 Days
from2,529.00
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Itinerary

Day 1 – Jacksonville, FL - Tour begins
Experience true southern hospitality and charm in Georgia and South Carolina. Your tour begins in Jacksonville where southern hospitality is second to none. Tonight enjoy a welcome cocktail reception with your fellow travelers. Meals: Welcome Reception
Day 2 – Jacksonville - St. Augustine - Jekyll Island, GA
Travel north 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 and come to know more of the city’s many cultural attractions. Visit the Fountain of Youth, an archaeological park and site of the area first explored by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513. Arrive at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club Hotel, grandly situated in the midst of the fabled Golden Isles. Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 3 – Jekyll Island - St. Simons Island
Jekyll Island was once 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. Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 – Jekyll Island - Savannah
Continue north to historic Savannah, home of the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States. Your visit begins with a guided tour of Savannah's sprawling Historic District. Make your way 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. Tonight enjoy a cooking demonstration that highlights specialties such as shrimp and grits. Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 5 – Savannah - Beaufort, SC - Charleston
Travel north 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 quaint streets during a stroll and browse the shops at your own pace. Later, arrive in beautiful antebellum Charleston where magnificent formal gardens grace much of the Historic District. Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 – Charleston
Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake and hurricanes – and still exudes elegance, charm and grace. Get to know the city with a local guide including its 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. Discover the remarkably preserved original slave cabins, unusual in their brick construction. Enjoy a local specialty at dinner, the famous She-crab soup! Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 7 – Charleston - Tour ends
Your days spent experiencing true southern charm and gracious hospitality will stay dear to your heart for years to come. Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Code:
TW160409
Main Activity:
Sightseeing
Other Activities:
Shopping
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Suitable for most fitness levels. You’ll have to walk and climb stairs on your own.

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