Southern Coastal Journey with Extended Stay in Orlando (AGE) - 2014

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10 days from Charleston to Orlando


Southern Coastal Journey with Extended Stay in Orlando
Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia
A view of Charleston South Carolina from the water
Charleston, South Carolina
Enjoy the beautiful sunrise on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Vacation Overview

Discover Southern hospitality at its best on this incredible coastal vacation. Begin in stunning Charleston, where you’ll tour the city’s 300-year-old historic district and see where the Old South lives—in stately homes amid well-mannered hospitality and gentle dignity. Then it’s off to picturesque Beaufort for a carriage ride through the quaint streets. In romantic Savannah, America’s first planned city, enjoy a trolley tour, sightseeing, free time, and a Southern-style cooking demonstration at a restored 1820s king cotton warehouse. Tour glorious St. Simons before your cruise to Jekyll Island, once the playground for the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century. Stay at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, built in 1887 as the winter home for the Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Morgan families. Here, a trolley tour introduces you to the Club Historic District, a cluster of 19th-century mansions formed by some of America’s most prominent families. Head south into Florida and visit St. Augustine, founded by Juan Ponce de Leon in his search for the Fountain of Youth, before heading to Orlando, where passes are included to Universal Studios! If you want to experience the country’s most beautiful and historic Southern towns, this journey is for you.

Similar Vacations that may interest you:

CHARLESTON
Sightseeing tour; Magnolia Plantation Tram Tour

BEAUFORT
Sightseeing tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite carriage ride through historic district

SAVANNAH
Sightseeing trolley tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Southern cooking demonstration

ST. SIMONS
Sightseeing tour by land and water

JEKYLL ISLAND
Guided trolley sightseeing tour; farewell dinner

ORLANDO
1 day Universal Studios pass


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)

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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.

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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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Days 8-9Orlando

Two full days to explore all that Orlando has to offer. Play a round of golf, enjoy a dip in the swimming pool, shop for a bargain at the outlet malls, or visit one of the area’s many theme parks. A 1-day pass to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS is included with your stay, where you can enjoy exciting rides, shows, nightlife, and more. (Breakfast daily)

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DAY 10Orlando

The tour ends after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Orlando International Airport. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 2 three-course dinners including a special farewell dinner on Jekyll Island


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

STEVE OSTEN

Years of Experience: 18 years

My interest in the national parks began as a child on summer vacations in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. In college, I studied Botany, Ichthyology, Mammology, and Ornithology, and I began working in Yellowstone as a summer seasonal guide 25 years ago. I have also worked in Sequoia, the Everglades, and Alaska as a naturalist guide. Whether it's beachcombing in Florida, birding in the Everglades, or hiking in the Tetons, as long as I'm in nature, I'm where I want to be.

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