8 Days • 7 Nights • 14 Meals
Apr 21-28 | Apr 28-May 5 SOLD OUT | Oct 6-13 in 2017
Depart/Return: Charleston, SC
Price Per Person: Double: $1,797; Single: $2,335
Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $188/night
About the Tour
Experience the best of coastal South Carolina and Georgia as you step back in time to enjoy the rich history and culture of the Colonial, Antebellum and Turn-of-the-Century South. Visit Charleston’s stately plantations and magnificent formal gardens, and relish the scents and flavors of small island farms including Charleston Tea Plantation. Discover Savannah (AARP Top U.S. Places 2016) one of America’s oldest cities, whose gorgeous squares, fountains and architecture make it also one of “America’s most beautiful places to visit”. Over two relaxing nights at a beachfront resort on Jekyll Island, see historic lighthouses, dine at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club and learn about giant sea turtles. You’ll remember this soul-stirring mixture of high and low country living for years to come!
Itinerary & Info Sheet
Terms & Conditions
- Visit Charleston’s Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, and add an optional Plantation House tour to see family heirlooms
- Sample scrumptious pralines and brittle at Savannah Candy Kitchen and visit the only tea farm in the U.S.
- Tour the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown, affectionately known as “The Fighting Lady”
- Two nights oceanfront on Jekyll Island, see the grand “summer cottages” of America’s prominent families of the early 1900s, including the Rockefellers and Macys, and savor lunch at the Jekyll Island Club
- See giant sea turtles receiving care at Georgia Sea Turtle Center
- Visit Georgia's "Golden Isles," tour St Simons Island Lighthouse
- Board an Old Savannah Trolley for a guided tour of the National Historic Landmark District
- Explore Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, home to alligators and some 400+ other wildlife species
- Learn about Gullah history and culture from Seretha & Kitty Green
Day 2 Option: USS Yorktown: At Patriot’s Point, board the WWII aircraft carrier affectionately known as “The Fighting Lady” and get firsthand account of a seaman’s life. Price: $20 per person.
Day 2 Option: Carriage Tour: On a one-hour, fully narrated tour through the streets of Charleston, you'll see gardens, mansions, churches and parks, and learn about the people that make Charleston what it is. Price: $28 per person.
Day 3 Option: House Tour: Add the Plantation House tour to your visit and see family heirlooms and more. Price: $8 per person.
April/May: high 80°/low 60°
October: high 75°/low 57°
Time Zone: Eastern
Arrival Time: Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Departure Time: Schedule flight home to depart after 3:00 p.m. on Day 8.
Airport-Hotel Shuttle: Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport.
Vehicle Parking: Free parking is available during the tour at our starting hotel.
Walking Distance: Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour.
Currency: US Dollar
Hotel Amenities: Hair dryers, irons, ironing boards & coffee makers throughout tour. Exercise room and swimming pool available at most hotels.
Travel Protection Available?: Yes, see About Travel Protection.
Terms & Conditions: Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.
Groups: Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.
Additional Information: Sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, visors, binoculars and bug spray will add to your enjoyment of this tour. Hotel on Days 5 & 6 is a beachfront property.
Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important information regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing your final documents.
Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/CCA
My Discoveries: Coastal Carolina & Georgia Shores
Featured Travelogue by Bridget McMahon
"Just eight weeks in my new position as the Administrative Coordinator with Country Travel DISCOVERIES, I was excited to go on my first discovery with the travel group visiting Coastal Carolina & the Georgia Shores (May 5-11, 2013). I took part as a regular traveler, and wrote about my experiences here every day of the trip. I really enjoyed meeting new people, learning more about the coastal Carolina and Georgia shores regions, and just having a relaxing and good time."