Join our partners at Mayflower Cruises and tours as we step into a bygone era of Southern charm and hospitality on this 7-day tour of historic Charleston, Jekyll Island & Savannah. The rich history and beauty of this area's moss-draped oaks, antebellum mansions, lush gardens, and ornate architecture will make you feel as if you've stepped back in time. Your springtime Southern vacation includes two nights each in the hearts of Savannah and Charleston, and a 2-night stay at the elegant 4-star Jekyll Island Club resort, located on the island once prized by the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers for its beauty and isolation. Other highlights include a visit to St. Simons Islands, a tour of Middleton Place Plantation, dinner at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House, and much more.
11 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
Round trip airport transfers
Spend two nights in the heart of Charlestons Historic District
Guided tour of Charleston, regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in America
Touring and lunch at Boone Hall Plantation, one of Americas oldest working plantations and listed
Stop at Beaufort, known for its southern hospitality and historic homes
Spend two nights at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel, once the playground of the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt families
Narrated tram tour of Jekyll Island, a Golden Isle rich with majestic oak trees, Spanish moss and palmetto
Visit St. Simons Island, the largest of the Golden Isles
Spend two nights in the Historic District of Savannah, the Belle of the South
Guided trolley tour of Savannah, the city deemed too beautiful to burn by General Sherman during the Civil War
Days 1 & 2 Hilton Garden Inn, Charleston, South Carolina
Days 3 & 4 Jekyll Island Club Resort, Jekyll Island, Georgia
Days 5 & 6 The Desoto, Savannah, Georgia
Departure Dates in 2024
Per Person Twin Single Room
$2,999* + $1,299*
*These prices are land only and do not include your airfare.
This tour is operated by the DayTripper Extended and Vacations Department through our partners at Mayflower Cruises and Tours. There is no financial obligation or required booking by filling out this form, it is simply a request to have an agent to contact you for more information, to give you and air quote, or to take your reservation if you are ready to move forward in booking.
Travel to South Carolina
Welcome to beautiful Charleston, South Carolina with a transfer to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your Tour Manager and fellow traveling companions during a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the hotel.
The Charm of Charleston & Boone Hall Plantation
Through the stories of those who founded Charleston, the local guide makes history come alive along these antebellum home-lined streets. See the Old Market and Exchange and the famous “Battery at the Harbor,” which overlooks Fort Sumter.
At Boone Hall Plantation enjoy a taste of the Old South with a traditional Low Country Plantation lunch before a tour of the grounds. One of America’s oldest working plantations, Boone Hall has been continually growing crops for over 320 years and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Beaufort and Jekyll Island
Depart Charleston for one of Georgia’s “Golden Isles’” Jekyll Island. En route, a stop is made at charming Beaufort, one of only a handful of towns in the nation that has had its entire downtown designated an historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Beaufort is known for its southern hospitality, scenic waterfront charm, quaint shops and historic homes. Later, arrive at the romantic Victorian-style Jekyll Island Club Resort, originally built as an island getaway for the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt families.
Jekyll Island and the Golden Isles
Begin the day with a narrated tram tour of Jekyll Island’s National Landmark Historic District and hear the fascinating stories of the island’s beginnings and development by the “rich and famous” of the late 1800s. Visit the largest of the Golden Isles, St. Simons, where Spanish moss-draped oaks line the island’s charming streets.
See St. Simons Lighthouse, in operation since 1872, and Bloody Marsh, where British and Scottish soldiers defeated the Spanish. The balance of the day is free to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Jekyll Island Club.
Travel to Savannah, the “Belle of the South” and discover why General Sherman found this city much too beautiful to burn during the Civil War. On a narrated trolley tour your driver-guide recounts the tales and secrets of the stately mansions of the lovely squares of Savannah’s Historic District.
Pass the 1820 birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, the squares and streets where movies such as Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil were filmed.
Tybee Island and Free Time in Savannah
This morning it’s off to Tybee Island to visit the lighthouse that has been the guardian of the Savannah River since 1736. Visit the museum that features exhibits of early life on the island; if you are feeling adventurous, take the walk up the 154-ft tall lighthouse.
Later, discover the many shops along River Street and enjoy the beauty of the quaint squares. Tonight, dinner is served at one of Savannah’s restaurants serving the finest in Southern cuisine.
After breakfast, a group transfer is available to the Savannah International Airport for flights out after 10:00 a.m
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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