Tour: AG - 2014 (AG) - 2014 / 2015

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

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.

A view of Charleston South Carolina from the water Charleston, South Carolina 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 tour with 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 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 a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Southern-style COOKING DEMONSTRATION and 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.” 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, High Tea, a round of golf, or just relaxing poolside. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a festive farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Jekyll Island–St. Augustine–Orlando

This morning, journey into the “Sunshine State” with a stop in St. Augustine, the oldest European city in the United States and founded by Juan Ponce de Leon in his search for the legendary Fountain of Youth. There’s time to explore the historic district with its cobblestone street, unique shops, and quaint cafés. Arrive late this afternoon in Orlando, home to theme parks, exciting attractions, world-class shopping, and more. (Breakfast)

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DAY 8Orlando

After breakfast, bid farewell to your new friends as you transfer to Orlando International Airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)

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