Charms of the Deep South

  • 9 Days

  • Georgia

  • Steady pace

Enjoy Southern hospitality and discover America's Deep South starting in Atlanta and then to Charleston and Savannah.

Your journey starts here

New for 2018

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

of 9 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 11th May 2018

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Overview

Enjoy Southern hospitality and discover America's Deep South starting in Atlanta and then to Charleston and Savannah.

At a glance

  • Atlanta
  • Charleston
  • Savannah

Day 1

UK - Atlanta

Fly to Atlanta where on arrival transfer to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink this evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Atlanta

Morning sightseeing includes Centennial Olympic Park, the historic Fox Theatre and the Buckhead neighborhood, often referred to as the “Beverly Hills of the South”. Visit the Martin Luther King JR. National Historic Site and learn more about the man and his legacy. Next, enjoy a tour of CNN Studio for an inside look at how the news is gathered, written and reported by the inventors of 24-hour news. The afternoon will be at leisure so perhaps visit the Georgia Aquarium or the World of Coca-Cola. Dinner this evening is at Pittypat’s Porch, serving traditional southern food since the 1960’s.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Atlanta - Charleston

Depart Atlanta and head east across Georgia and South Carolina to the coast. Arrive in Charleston, home to cobblestone streets, antebellum mansions and low country cuisine. Enjoy an orientation before arriving at your hotel for a 2 night stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Charleston

Visit America’s most photographed plantation, Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens. Tour the mansion, see the slave cabins and visit the beautiful gardens. Next, a special Gullah Luncheon and enjoy a private performance highlighting the rich history of the Gullah people and their culture. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Charleston - 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 horse-drawn carriage through narrow, oak-lined streets, past the former homes of wealthy cotton growers. This afternoon, see romantic Savannah, America’s first planned city. Enjoy a trolley tour led by a Local Guide who will entertain you with stories of the city’s colourful characters and past. The tour ends at the American Prohibition Museum where there is time to explore the various exhibits, interact with costumed guides and enjoy a cocktail in the speakeasy.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Savannah

A full day at leisure to explore more of this beautiful city. Why not stroll through Forsyth Park, spend time at the Telfair Museum of Art, window shop on Broughton Street, or tour the Mercer Williams House Museum, made famous in the book and movie, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Savannah - St Simons Island - Jekyll Island - Savannah

Visit nearby St. Simons Island, home to beautiful beaches and charming communities. Continue to Jekyll Island where 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. The tour includes a visit to one of the most elaborate winter mansions, like Rockefellers’ Indian Mound. After the tour, join the Tour Director for a festive farewell lunch at the Jekyll Island Club. Built in 1887, the Jekyll Island Club was the winter home of the Vanderbilt, Rockefeller and Morgan families. Enjoy the atmosphere and superior service of this famous and historic location. Later return to Savannah where the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Savannah - Atlanta - UK

Transfer to Atlanta airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Atlanta: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • Charleston: Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
  • Savannah: Embassy Suites by Hilton Historic Savannah

Notes

Accommodation as stated or similar

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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