Tour: AG - 2013 (AG) - 2013 / 2014

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The busy streets of downtown Atlanta
The busy streets of downtown Atlanta
Jekyll Island in Georgia
Enjoy historic Charleston, South Carolina
Enjoy time to explore Charleston

Itinerary

DAY 1Arrive in Charleston

Welcome to Charleston! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Charleston, South Carolina A view of Charleston South Carolina from the water Charleston, South Carolina 
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DAY 2Charleston

This morning, see where the Old South lives on in Charleston—in the “stately homes, well-mannered hospitality, and gentle dignity,” in the words of Gone with the Wind’s Rhett Butler. Enjoy a guided tour by a Local Guide of Charleston’s beautiful, 300-year-old historic district. This afternoon, visit MAGNOLIA PLANTATION and ride the guided NATURE TRAM, highlighting the plantation’s diverse landscapes and the plantation’s history. This evening, perhaps join an optional dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Carolina through spectacular Charleston Harbor and past Fort Sumter. (Breakfast)

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DAY 3Charleston–Beaufort–Savannah

Depart Charleston for picturesque Beaufort, a town that has conserved much of its pre-revolutionary character. Enjoy a guided tour of the town by Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CARRIAGE through narrow, oak-lined streets past the former homes of wealthy cotton growers. Later this afternoon, make your way to romantic Savannah, America’s first planned city and a place filled with numerous historic landmarks. This evening, enjoy dinner in a restored 1820s King Cotton warehouse while watching ships sail by. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Savannah, Georgia 
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DAY 4Savannah

This morning, a TROLLEY TOUR led by a Local Guide tells you about Savannah’s history as the center of Georgia’s Colonial settlement and as the destination of General Sherman’s infamous 1864 “March to the Sea.” Also tour the home of the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite JULIETTE GORDON LOW BIRTHPLACE. Built in 1821, see this Regency-style house with many of the family’s original pieces. The balance of the day is for exploring Savannah and its waterfront on your own. (Breakfast)

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DAY 5Savannah–St. Simons–Jekyll Island

Depart Savannah for a guided tour of St. Simons, including the Bloody Marsh Battle Site, where the English fought off the invading Spaniards. Keep an eye out for dolphins on a CRUISE from St. Simons to Jekyll Island, once the playground for the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century. For dinner tonight, take a stroll down to the historic marina. (Breakfast)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel on Jekyll Island is the lovely Jekyll Island Club Hotel, built in 1887 as the winter home for the Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Morgan families. Known for its elegance and beautiful setting, the club is the focal point of Jekyll Island, providing a relaxing atmosphere, superior service, and many diversions for guests.

Enjoy the beautiful sunrise on Jekyll Island, Georgia 
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DAY 6Jekyll Island

Enjoy a guided TROLLEY TOUR of the Club Historic District, a cluster of 19th-century mansions. This “club” was formed by some of America’s most prominent families, who at one time controlled one-sixth of the world’s wealth. Your tour includes a visit to Faith Chapel and one of the elaborate winter mansions. The remainder of your day is at leisure to take advantage of your resort’s many activities, like croquet, Afternoon Tea, a round of golf, or just relaxing poolside. This evening your Tour Director hosts a lavish farewell dinner at the Jekyll Island Club. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Jekyll Island–Amelia Island–Jacksonville

This morning, journey to Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island and visit FORT CLINCH STATE PARK, a restored Civil War-era garrison. Your tour ends at Jacksonville International Airport for guests with homebound flights (please schedule flights after 3:30 pm). (Breakfast)

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