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7 Day Historical South - Friday Departure

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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. Your tour will begin with a an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
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 city. Spend the rest of your day at leisure using your included trolley pass to see some of the major sights. Perhaps, visit the spring that Ponce de Leon deemed the Fountain of Youth. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour old St. Augustine Village. Other stops could include the Old Jail, History Museum, Potter's Wax Museum, San Sebastian Winery and Flagler College. Tonight, celebrate your arrival to St. Augustine with dinner
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 to Jekyll Island, situated in the midst of Georgia's fabled "Golden Isles". The island is famous for its Jekyll Island Club, where some of America's elite families vacationed. Take a narrated tram tour of Jekyll Island's Historic District and hear more about the stories of the island's beginnings and development of the late 1800s. Continue to Savannah for an evening at leisure, or join the optional Savannah Evening Cruise**Cruise operates departures Apr through Oct
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, 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 manicured gardens and oak-shaded parks draped with Spanish moss
Overnight: Savannah
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Beaufort Carriage Ride, Continue to Charleston
Today, depart Savannah and travel to Beaufort. After lunch on your own, take 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. Depart for Charleston, 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, representing a range of architectural styles from the Revolutionary War period to antebellum mansions. The rest of the day is at leisure. Don't miss the optional tour to a working plantation, Boone Hall, where you'll hear about the day-to-day life of those who ran the plantation as well as their history. At this evening's dinner*, share wonderful memories of your journey*Apr 5th departure will have dinner on the evening of Day 5
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

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

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.


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    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.

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

    Hyatt Place St Augustine Vilano Beach
    This tourist class hotel is located in St. Augustine, just a short walk from the beach.

    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.

    Gate1 Tours Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.3
    Accommodations
    4
    Itinerary
    4.4
    Professional Staff
    4.5
    Repeat with Operator
    4.4
    Value for Money
    4.2

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