Charleston, Savannah & Jekyll Island

Charleston, Savannah & Jekyll Island

Whether you have toured this part of the south before or this is a new destination for you, there is no question that this tour is a Southern experience you won't soon forget!

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Whether you have toured this part of the south before or this is a new destination for you, there is no question that this tour is a Southern experience you won't soon forget!

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$1669 per person (Double Occupancy)

$2079 per person (Single Occupancy)

 

Come on down to South Carolina’s Low Country and let Charleston’s rich past become a part of your own. Charleston's homes, historic shrines, old churches, lovely gardens, winding streets, and intricate iron lace gateways exude charm and dignity. In Savannah, you will be welcomed with true Southern hospitality, just as they have been welcoming guests since 1733. Savannah is where you'll find amazing architecture, spooky cemeteries and rich history—along with global sophistication, funky nightlife and fabulous food. It's where history resonates into the present day, and where memories are still being made. Experience Jekyll Island, GA, best known for its Jekyll Island Club era, when it served as the exclusive retreat for America’s first millionaires, including Rockefeller, Morgan, and Gould. Today the island embodies the natural beauty and relaxed attitude of the region. Whether you have toured this part of the south before or this is a new destination for you, there is no question that this tour is a Southern experience you won't soon forget!

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book and Pay in full by January 7, 2019 and receive $80 off!

 

Don't Let Distance Deter You: If you live 50 or more miles from Yankee Trails World Travel in Rensselaer, WE’LL PAY for your hotel stay the night before departure!  Call for details!

Departure Locations:

Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 6:30am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 7:00am
Walmart, Catskill Commons, Catskill - 8:15am
Kingston Plaza, Kingston - 9:00am

Saturday, April 6:

Our adventure begins as we depart the Capital District and head south. Tonight’s accommodations are at the Comfort Suites Fredericksburg South (540-891-5465) in Fredericksburg, VA. Dinner will be on your own tonight.

Sunday, April 7:

After a continental breakfast at the hotel, we’re off to Charleston, South Carolina! Our accommodations are at the Holiday Inn Express (843-216-0000) in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant (TBA). Then we will return to the hotel.

Monday, April 8:

A continental breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Today we will embark on a guided carriage tour of Charleston’s Historic District. Along the way we’ll view 18th and 19th century buildings, while learning about the history of Charleston, and its important role in American history. The tour will conclude in City Market, where you will have free time to explore the numerous shops and galleries and enjoy lunch on your own. Then we will travel to the Boone Hall Plantation. The mansion that exists on Boone Hall Plantation today was built in 1936 by Canadian ambassador Thomas Stone as part of the Second Wave of Reconstruction. This guided tour of the first floor allows guests to see how this Georgian-designed home blends recovered materials and antique furnishings to recreate an atmosphere that would have surrounded a Coastal Carolina planter’s family and his guests. We will also visit the Gullah Theater which presents a live presentation of this unique culture adapted by African slaves. Following our tour you will have time on your own to view the Slave Cabins. After our tour we will depart for the Charleston Harbor for a dinner Cruise. We will return to the hotel after dinner and your evening is free.

Tuesday, April 9:

A continental breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. We will then depart for Savannah, Georgia. Our first stop today will be the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for a two hour docent led tour followed by lunch at one of the onsite restaurants. The Museum features over 90,000 square feet of exhibits, interactive displays, historical artifacts and a magnificent collection of aviation art. See a visually realistic mission experience, a world renowned research Center and beautiful Memorial Garden. Following our tour we will travel to our accommodations for the next two nights at the Hampton Inn and Suites Jekyll Island (912-635-3733). Dinner is included tonight at Jekyll Island Seafood Company, located in the heart of Beach Village, offers guests a true coastal experience. Enjoy signature cocktails, coupled with Wild Georgia Shrimp and other shellfish & produce harvested from the surrounding community. After dinner we will return to the hotel for the night.

Wednesday, April 10:

A continental breakfast is included at the hotel. We will then depart for the Jekyll Island History Museum. Embark on a tram tour of the Jekyll Island Historic District before heading to the island of St. Simons Island. Lunch will be on your own in the Village of St. Simon and then you will take a tour of St. Simons Island with a local step on guide. Dinner will be included tonight at Jekyll Island Club. Following dinner the rest of your evening is free.

Thursday, April 11:

A continental breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Following breakfast we will depart with a local guide at hand, we will tour Savannah’s Historic District. Next, you’ll have free time to stroll Riverstreet for shopping and lunch on your own. After lunch we will depart on a Dolphin/Eco Cruise. The vessel provides an excellent viewing platform designed to get you as close as possible to the dolphins without getting your feet wet. The team will introduce you to our local dolphins as they interact in their natural environment. The informative commentary will keep you updated throughout the cruise. We will then resume our tour of the Low Country before we check into our accommodations at the Hotel Indigo (912) 236-4440 located in Savannah’s Historic District, just a short walk from Riverstreet. Dinner is included tonight at Paula Deen’s Creek House Restaurant. Nestled under the palms of turner’s creek, Paula Deen’s creek house offers a wide variety of southern classics and seafood favorites with a coastal, savannah flair. After dinner we will return to the hotel for the rest of the night.

Friday, April 12:

A continental breakfast is included at the hotel this morning, and then we will bid the South a fond farewell and begin our homeward journey north. After rest & lunch stops we’ll arrive at our accommodations for the evening, at the Comfort Suites Fredericksburg South (540-891-1112) in Fredericksburg, VA. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Saturday, April 13:

A continental breakfast is included at the hotel before we depart and head home. With so many wonderful experiences, you will have plenty to discuss along the way with new friends and old. Stops will be made on route home with an approximate arrival in the Capital District at 6pm

Tour Includes:

  • Round Trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling

  • All Taxes

  • Charleston Carriage

  • Admission to Boone Hall Plantation, which includes the house tour and Gullah Theatre.

  • Charleston Harbour Dinner Cruise

  • Tour of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum with lunch included

  • Step-On Guide for St. Simons Island

  • Tram Tour of the Jekyll Island Historic District

  • Step-On Guide for Savannah Historic District Tour

  • Afternoon Dolphin Watch Cruise Tybee Island

  • 6 Breakfasts

  • 1 Lunch

  • 4 Dinners

  • 2,000 Travel Points

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Catskill - Overnight Wal-Mart - Catskill Commons- Wal-Mart Tire Center
Catskill, NY 12414
Kingston Kingston Plaza - Lot E (next to baseball field)
Westbrook Ln, Kingston, NY 12401
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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