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Southern Charms

Price per person
from £2,054

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Southern USA

  • Steady pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Experience the beautiful scenery, rich history, and vibrant cultures of the South on this southern U.S. tour that begins and ends in Atlanta with overnights also in Charleston and Savannah. Also enjoy time in St. Simons Island, with its unspoiled beauty and beaches, laid-back lifestyle, and charming communities.

History comes to life during your visits to Atlanta’s Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, where you’ll learn more about the man and his legacy; Charleston’s Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, America’s most photographed plantation and where you’ll tour the mansion, see the slave cabins, and visit the beautiful gardens; and Savannah’s American Prohibition Museum, bringing the roaring 20s to life. In Charleston, Globus has included a special Gullah luncheon, where you’ll learn about the rich history and culture of the Gullah people, the descendants of slaves who lived in the lowcountry.

Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the narrow, oak-lined streets in picturesque Beaufort and sightseeing trolley tours in both Savannah and Jekyll Island. Of course, no southern U.S. tour would be complete without sampling the flavours of the South. In Atlanta, Globus has included dinner at Pittypat’s Porch, where you’ll be immersed in southern atmosphere as you savour traditional southern cuisine. Globus has also included another special treat…a festive luncheon at the Jekyll Island Club, once a retreat for some of the world’s wealthiest families, such as the Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Morgan families.

From the traditional southern food to the picturesque scenery and rich historic opportunities, this southern tour is a holiday of a lifetime!

At a glance

  • Atlanta Sightseeing including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site; traditional Southern dinner at Pittypat’s Porch
  • Charleston Orientaton tour; visit Boone Hall Plantations & Gardens with special Gullah lunch and presentation
  • Beaufort Carriage tour
  • Savnnah Visit the American Prohibition Museum with a drink in the speakeasy; sightseeing by Trolley
  • St. Simons Island Visit this charming island
  • Jekyll Island Guided trolley sightseeing tour; farewell lunch at the historic Jekyll Island Club

What's included

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

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Experience the beautiful scenery, rich history, and vibrant cultures of the South on this southern U.S. tour that begins and ends in Atlanta with overnights also in Charleston and Savannah. Also enjoy time in St. Simons Island, with its unspoiled beauty and beaches, laid-back lifestyle, and charming communities.

History comes to life during your visits to Atlanta’s Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, where you’ll learn more about the man and his legacy; Charleston’s Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, America’s most photographed plantation and where you’ll tour the mansion, see the slave cabins, and visit the beautiful gardens; and Savannah’s American Prohibition Museum, bringing the roaring 20s to life. In Charleston, Globus has included a special Gullah luncheon, where you’ll learn about the rich history and culture of the Gullah people, the descendants of slaves who lived in the lowcountry.

Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the narrow, oak-lined streets in picturesque Beaufort and sightseeing trolley tours in both Savannah and Jekyll Island. Of course, no southern U.S. tour would be complete without sampling the flavours of the South. In Atlanta, Globus has included dinner at Pittypat’s Porch, where you’ll be immersed in southern atmosphere as you savour traditional southern cuisine. Globus has also included another special treat…a festive luncheon at the Jekyll Island Club, once a retreat for some of the world’s wealthiest families, such as the Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Morgan families.

From the traditional southern food to the picturesque scenery and rich historic opportunities, this southern tour is a holiday of a lifetime!

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

UK - Arrive in Atlanta

Day
1

Fly to Atlanta where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Atlanta and the Peach State! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming Southern adventure!

Atlanta

Day
2

Morning sightseeing includes Centennial Olympic Park, the historic Fox Theatre, and the Buckhead neighborhood, often referred to as the “Beverly Hills of the South.” A visit is also made to the MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, where you’ll learn more about the man and his legacy. During your free time this afternoon, you may wish to visit the Georgia Aquarium or the World of Coca-Cola. Dinner this evening is at Pittypat’s Porch, serving traditional Southern food since the 1960s.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Atlanta-Charleston

Day
3

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. This evening is free to explore on your own. You may wish to stroll the historic district, sample fresh seafood, or learn about Charleston’s colourful past on a ghost tour. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for dining this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Charleston

Day
4

Start the day with an orientation tour of Charleston before visiting America’s most photographed plantation, BOONE HALL PLANTATION & GARDENS. Tour the mansion, see the slave cabins, and visit the beautiful gardens. Next, a special GULLAH LUNCHEON, where you’ll enjoy a private performance highlighting the rich history of the Gullah people and their culture. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to shop for a favourite souvenir at historic City Market, where more than 50 artisans are on-site daily; take a relaxing and scenic cruise of Charleston Harbor; or try one of Charleston’s favourite dishes, such as She-crab Soup or Carolina Gold Rice.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Charleston–Beaufort–Savannah.

Day
5

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, make your way to romantic Savannah, America’s first planned city. Upon arrival, visit the AMERICAN PROHIBITION MUSEUM, where there’s time to explore the various exhibits, interact with costumed guides, and enjoy a classic cocktail in the SPEAKEASY.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Savannah

Day
6

This morning, enjoy a TROLLEY TOUR led by a Local Guide who will entertain you with stories of the city’s colourful characters and past. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore more of this beautiful city. We recommend strolling through Forsyth Park, spending time at the Telfair Museum of Art, window shopping on Broughton Street, or touring the Mercer Williams House Museum—made famous in the book and movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional shopping, sightseeing, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Savannah. Excursion to St. Simons Island & Jekyll Island

Day
7

Visit nearby St. Simons Island, home to beautiful beaches and charming communities. Continue to Jekyll Island for 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. Your tour includes a visit to one of the most elaborate winter mansions, such as the Rockefellers’ Indian Mound. After the tour, your Tour Director hosts 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. Return to Savannah, where your evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Savannah-Atlanta

Day
8

This morning, travel back to Atlanta for your homebound flight. The tour ends at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
9

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

The Sheraton Atlanta hotel blends exquisite guest rooms and facilities with a smart design and incomparable service in a convenient downtown location. Enjoy crisp lines, artful lighting and contemporary furnishings highlighted by a brilliant modern art collection. Experience our re-energized hotel offering a fresh, new blend of chic style and boutique-inspired service.

  • Location

    165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Wifi available
    • Indoor swimming Pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre

Charleston - Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

This hotel invites you to experience sophistication and warm Southern charm in the heart of the historic district. More than just a place to lay your head, the Renaissance's new guest rooms evoke a personal home-like space, furnished and decorated with a mix of modern and vintage pieces collected over time, and local finds one might discover on famous King Street.

  • Location

    68 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Fitness Centre

Savannah - Embassy Suites by Hilton Historic Savannah

The contemporary all-suite hotel is located in the heart of historic downtown Savannah. The hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness centre, and on-site restaurant with a variety of notable museums and boutique shops within walking distance.

  • Location

    605 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Outdoor pool

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