Embrace the leisurely pace and charming allure of America's southeast as you explore cobblestone streets, historic homes and unspoiled coastline during the holiday season. Discover antebellum Charleston and the history of Savannah with 2-night stays in each city. Drive through James Island County Park illuminated with over 500,000 lights. Spend two nights at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, once described as 'the richest, most exclusive club in the world.' Experience the unique charm and singular hospitality of America's 'Low Country' in South Carolina and Georgia.
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
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|Day 1||Charleston||Charleston, South Carolina - Tour Begins: Revel in the holiday hospitality in America's southeast. Come to know its rich history and traditions on this scenic and festive tour highlighted by stays in Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island. Begin your journey in Charleston, a city that has defied all odds. Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake and hurricanes - and still exudes elegance, charm and grace.|
|Day 2||Charleston||Charleston: Decide how to see the city because it's your choice! Stroll through Charleston's historic center with a local guide, exploring hidden alleys and quaint areas that are only accessible by foot -OR- take a harbor cruise to Fort Sumter, where the first fired shots of the Civil War were fired, and chat with a ranger before exploring on your own. Later, make your way to bustling City Market, one of the country's oldest public markets and a central hub for Gullah sweetgrass basketry - an intricate handicraft of African origin. Explore Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, where you'll experience Southern living as you come to know one of America's oldest plantations beautifully decorated for the holidays. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. End your day with a visit to James Island County Park, where over 500,000 lights provide you with an enchanting 3-mile driving tour.|
|Day 3||Charleston||Charleston - Savannah, Georgia: Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Charleston on your own. Perhaps you will join an optional horse-and-carriage tour with lunch. Later, travel down the coast through South Carolina's Low Country to historic Savannah. This evening, spend some time exploring Factors Walk and River Street, where old cotton warehouses have been converted into trendy shops, taverns and restaurants.|
|Day 4||Savannah||Savannah: Take in the ambiance of the 'Old South' with a holiday-themed trolley tour highlighting Savannah's sprawling Historic District. Lively, informative commentary brings the city to life as you travel along the cobblestone-paved streets and beneath moss-draped oaks. Allow the stately mansions, beautiful squares and romantic riverfront promenades to capture your heart. The rest of the afternoon is yours to do as you wish. Perhaps you will join an optional walking tour and lunch to get a closer look at some of Savannah's elegant gates and secret gardens. Tonight, gather at a popular local restaurant on Savannah's famous River Street for a cooking demonstration and dinner showcasing regional culinary specialties.|
|Day 5||Savannah||Savannah - St. Simons Island - Jekyll Island: Journey to Georgia's legendary Gold Coast and visit quaint St. Simons Island. See its striking 106-foot tall lighthouse before stepping into the past at the Museum of Coastal History. Enjoy time to explore the area on your own, meandering along the unique shops and restaurants in the village. Continue on to the exclusive Jekyll Island Club hotel, your home for the next two nights.|
|Day 6||Jekyll Island||Jekyll Island: Situated grandly in the middle of the Golden Isles, Jekyll Island was once the beloved vacation spot for prominent families, including the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts and J.P. Morgan. With a morning at leisure, take a complimentary tour of the Jekyll Island Club hotel or just enjoy the old-world ambiance of this iconic island resort, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Gather for a tram ride that brings you on a tour of the island and the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District - one of the nation's largest restoration projects. This afternoon, find yourself in the holiday spirit with Christmas caroling and refreshments. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at the Jekyll Island Club hotel.|
|Day 7||Jekyll Island||Jekyll Island - Jacksonville, Florida - Tour Ends: As your tour draws to a close, leave for home with memories of a trip well-traveled. Your days spent experiencing Southern holiday charm and gracious hospitality will stay dear to your heart for years to come.|
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- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.