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7 Day Historical South

7 Day Historical South


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Arrive in St. Augustine
Arrive in Jacksonville and transfer independently to the hotel in St. Augustine. Explore the oldest city in the United States, known for its Spanish colonial architecture. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Manager on the wonderful journey that awaits you followed by a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7PM on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: St. Augustine

DAY 2, Saturday - Guided Trolley Tour of St. Augustine
Today's guided trolley tour of St. Augustine winds through the many contrasting sections of this lovely city. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure using your included trolley pass to see some of the major sights. Perhaps, visit the world-famous spring that Ponce de Leon deemed the Fountain of Youth. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour old St. Augustine Village, featuring houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Other stops could include the Old Jail, History Museum, Potter's Wax Museum, San Sebastian Winery and Flagler College. Relax in the afternoon at an outdoor café or along the coast. This evening join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner in St Augustine
Overnight: St. Augustine
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Jekyll Island, Continue to Savannah
Depart St. Augustine and travel north along the unspoiled Georgia coast of vast marshlands, winding rivers and beautiful beaches to Jekyll Island, majestically situated in the midst of Georgia's fabled "Golden Isles". Along with its beaches and pleasant climate, the island is famous for its austere Jekyll Island Club, where some of America's elite families and socialites vacationed, such as the Morgans, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts. Enjoy a narrated tram tour of Jekyll Island's Historic District and hear more about the fascinating stories of the island's beginnings and development by the "rich and famous" of the late 1800s. Continue to Savannah for an evening at leisure or join the optional Savannah Evening Cruise to experience Georgia’s historic “first city” and her thriving port from the water’s unique perspective
Optional: Savannah Evening Cruise (PM)
Overnight: Savannah
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Guided Trolley Tour of Savannah
A full day to enjoy the beauty of Savannah, often called the "Belle of the South". Experience the city's storied past on the guided trolley tour that takes you through the Historic District, the largest in the country, featuring a myriad of architecturally significant buildings. Highlights include such landmarks as Forsyth Park, River Street, the Waving Girl statue, the Cotton Exchange and Colonial Park. Walk along the cobblestone streets and see the lovely manicured gardens and oak-shaded parks draped with Spanish Moss
Overnight: Savannah
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Beaufort Carriage Ride, Continue to Charleston
Today bid farewell to Savannah as you continue to the unique town of Beaufort - its entire downtown was designated a historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Enjoy lunch on your own, and a guided tour of the city by horse-drawn carriage. Pass the beautifully restored historic mansions built by the wealthy plantation owners before the Civil War. Beaufort was one of the Southern towns chosen to be occupied by Union troops, rather than destroyed. See art galleries, antique shops, and boutiques that dot the entire downtown, along with elegant restaurants and quick eateries. Depart for Charleston, a city brimming with historic charm, known for its warm Southern hospitality. Arrive at your hotel for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Charleston
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday – Charleston City Tour
Today's discovery of Charleston begins with a city tour taking place along the quaint centuries-old cobblestone streets, past stately multi-colored homes and magnificent restorations, representing a range of architectural styles from the Revolutionary War period to Antebellum mansions. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own. Don’t miss the optional tour to one of the oldest working plantations in the South, Boone Hall, where you’ll hear about the day-to-day life of those who ran the plantation as well as their fascinating history. At this evening’s Farewell Dinner, share wonderful memories with your newfound friends
Optional: Boone Hall Plantation Tour (PM)
Overnight: Charleston
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Return Home
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Washington Dulles-Jacksonville, Charleston-Washington Dulles
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights St. Augustine
  • 2 nights Savannah
  • 2 nights Charleston
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features

  • Visit Jekyll Island majestically situated in the midst of Georgia's fabled "Golden Isles"
  • Enjoy beautiful Savannah, often called the "Belle of the South"
  • Guided horse-drawn carriage tour of Beaufort's historic center
  • City Tour of Charleston with its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum houses
  • *Not Included:
    Optional tours, transfers and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Passengers arriving in Jacksonville should select flights that arrive no later than 5:00 pm.

    For arrival and departure on North America packages with US gateways, transfers are not included with Air & Land packages nor available on an optional basis. See Trip Preparation -> Arrival & Departure for more information regarding options to transfer to your hotel.

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    Accommodations

    Holiday Inn St. Augustine - Historic
    This tourist class hotel is located in St. Augustine's historic district.

    DoubleTree Hotel Historic Savannah
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Savannah nearby Franklin Square.

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District
    This tourist class hotel is located in Charleston's Historic District.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.4
    Accommodations
    3.6
    Itinerary
    4.7
    Professional Staff
    4.7
    Repeat with Operator
    4.4
    Value for Money
    4.4

    Ratings based off 7 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

    First Gate 1 Tour was really great! Will do another one with them. Tour director Pam was wonderful and very helpful all through trip. Bus driver Henry was also excellent! Tour itinerary was better than what was listed with many great local guides. The Holiday Inn in St. Augustine was not that great and breakfast wasn't either. DoubleTree in Savannah was excellent! The Holiday Inn in Charleston was better than St. Augustine Holiday Inn.

    The tour manager, Gigi, was excepcional. She was heartful, caring, attentive, courteous, funny, elegant, inteligent, that is, totally loving, respectful, adorable. Everything worked perfectly well

    Our trip was very good, however there is the room for improvement: tour director during the bus transfer from one location to another should provide more information about past and present of local area.


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