From $2,519* pp | 6-7 Days • 8 – 9 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Arrive a stranger and go home feeling like a member of the family on a cultural tour through America’s friendly southeast.
- 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, the most exclusive, and the most inaccessible club in the world.”
- Take an enchanting trolley tour of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States, first settled in 1565.
Southern Hospitality Meets Beauty and Charm
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. 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.
Day 1. Charleston, South Carolina – Tour Begins
Experience true southern hospitality and charm in South Carolina and Georgia. Your tour opens in beautiful antebellum Charleston, where magnificent formal gardens grace much of the historic district.
High 29 Low 19 The Mills House Hotel
Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake and hurricanes – and still exudes elegance, charm and grace. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll get to know the city including its cobblestone 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 speciality – the famous She-crab soup – at dinner!
Breakfast & Dinner High 29 Low 19 The Mills House Hotel
Day 3. Charleston – Savannah, Georgia
Enjoy time at leisure this morning to continue exploring Charleston independently. Later, travel south along the coast through South Carolina’s Low Country to historic Savannah, home of the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States. Enjoy the afternoon to wander this enchanting city’s tree-filled squares, the City Market or the River Street shops.
Breakfast High 30 Low 20 Hilton Garden Inn
Day 4. Savannah – Jekyll Island
Begin the day 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. Travel south along the unspoiled Georgia coast of vast marshlands, winding rivers and beautiful beaches. Arrive at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club Hotel, grandly situated in the midst of the fabled Golden Isles.
Breakfast & Dinner High 30 Low 21 Jekyll Island Club
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 holidayed here along the 240-acre river edge. Visit another of the fabled Golden Isles, quaint St. Simon’s 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.
Breakfast High 30 Low 21 Jekyll Island Club
Day 6. Jekyll Island – St. Augustine, Florida – Jacksonville
Travel south 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. This evening, arrive in Jacksonville and join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.
Breakfast & Dinner High 30 Low 22 Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Day 7. Jacksonville – Tour Ends
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
- All states on this tour are 15 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- All sites are at or near sea level.
- The currency in states on this tour is the United States Dollar.
- For electricity, the United States uses 120 Volts.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, upstairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Mar 3 – Mar 13. $3,079
Mar 10 – Mar 20. $2,829
Mar 17 – Mar 27. $2,829
Apr 7 – Apr 17. $2,949
Apr 14 – Apr 24. $2,949
Apr 21 – May 1. $2,949
Jun 6 – Jun 26. $3,979
Jun 20 – Jul 1. $3,979
Jul 18 – Jul 29. $3,979
Aug 8 – Aug 19. $4,299
Aug 15 – Aug 26. $4,299
Sep 5 – Sep 16. $3,979
Sep 12 – Sep 23. $3,979
Sep 26 – Oct 7. $3,979
Oct 10 – Oct 21. $3,979
Nov 7 – Nov 18. $3,469
Mar 13 – Mar 24. $3,469
Mar 27 – Apr 7. $3,599
Apr 3 – Apr 14. $3,729
Apr 24 – May 5. $3,729