Experience the history, charm and singular hospitality of the Low Country in Georgia and South Carolina fully adorned for the holidays. Overnight at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, once described as 'the richest, most exclusive club in the world.' Explore one of America's oldest plantations, Boone Hall, or the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Discover the history of Savannah and antebellum Charleston with 2-night stays in each city. Drive through James Island County Park illuminated with over 500,000 lights. Visit Santa's Village where you may roast marshmallows by an open fire. You will uncover the magic of the South that shines bright during the holiday season.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2018
- 6 Days
|Day 1||Charleston||Charleston, South Carolina - Tour Begins: Experience warm 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, Jekyll Island and Savannah. Arrive today in beautiful antebellum Charleston.|
|Day 2||Charleston||Charleston: Known as the Holy City, Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake and hurricanes - and still exudes elegance, charm and grace. A local guide will show you the city highlighting the many historic homes and restored buildings adorned with delightful 18th-century Christmas decorations. Stop at the battery overlooking Fort Sumter where, on April 12, 1861, the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Continue on to City Market, one of the oldest public markets in America. Meet a local artisan to learn about the tradition of weaving Gullah sweetgrass baskets, one of the oldest handicrafts in the United States. Following your city tour, the choice is yours! Perhaps you will choose to explore Boone Hall Plantation where you'll experience southern plantation living as you come to know one of America's oldest working plantations. Or, you may opt to explore Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum where you'll board the impressive USS Yorktown aircraft carrier and walk in the footsteps of sailors and officers as you tour the flight deck; you'll also have time at the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum and marvel at the largest collection of military aircraft in the United States. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant before visiting James Island County Park, where over 500,000 lights provide you with an enchanting 3-mile driving tour.|
|Day 3||Charleston||Charleston - Jekyll Island, Georgia: Travel to the exclusive Jekyll Island Club Hotel, grandly situated in the midst of the fabled Golden Isles. Jekyll Island was once the winter retreat of prominent Gilded Age families. Their grand 'cottages' still stand. Enjoy time here to explore or simply relax in the old-world ambiance of your hotel. This afternoon, find yourself in the holiday spirit with Christmas caroling and some afternoon refreshments. Later, join your fellow travelers for dinner at the Jekyll Island Club.|
|Day 4||Jekyll Island||Jekyll Island - Savannah: This morning, a tram brings you on a tour of the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District - one of the nation's largest restoration projects. The Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and J.P. Morgan once vacationed here along the 240-acre river edge. Travel north along the unspoiled Georgia coast of vast marshlands, winding rivers and beautiful beaches to historic Savannah, home to the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States. Tonight, perhaps you will join an optional 'after hours' tour to Bonaventure, the south's most famous Victorian Cemetery, with a local historian.|
|Day 5||Savannah||Savannah: Take in the ambiance of the 'Old South' with a holiday-themed trolley tour highlighting Savannah's sprawling Historic District. The lively, informative commentary brings the city to life as you travel along the cobblestone-paved streets and beneath moss-draped oaks. Her stately mansions, beautiful squares and romantic riverfront are sure to make you fall in love with this city. Next, the beautiful Andrew Low House and Gardens await. Learn about the driving force behind the Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Low. This afternoon, wander Savannah's tree-filled squares or explore Factors Walk and River Street, where old cotton warehouses house trendy shops, taverns and restaurants. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a cooking demonstration showcasing regional culinary specialties at a farewell dinner.|
|Day 6||Savannah||Savannah - Tour Ends: Your days spent experiencing true southern charm and holiday cheer will stay dear to your heart for years to come.|
- Doubletree Historic Savannah Savannah, United States
- Jekyll Island Club Jekyll Island, United States
- Hyatt Place Charleston Charleston, United States
- * 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.