Southern Charm of Savannah
and Charleston

  • 5 Days
  • 7 meals
  • City Discoveries
  • Culture
  • UNITED STATES
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Program Overview

Imagine Forrest Gump sitting on his bench in Chippewa Square in Savannah, telling his life story of love and woe from the famous film. Stroll through the lovely Savannah Historic District and see the gorgeous centerpiece fountain in Forsyth Park. Listen to the tales of Wormsloe Historic Site, where Noble Jones’ colonial estate still stands. See the elegant antebellum architecture of Beaufort on a charming seaside tour by carriage. Discover irresistible distractions and the beauty of Beaufort on a river cruise where dolphins play alongside the boat. Continue to Charleston for a guided tour of Edmondston-Alston House for picturesque views of Charleston Harbor from expansive porches. Experience the wonders of the natural habitats of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Enjoy the sweet down-home Southern cooking at the oldest restaurant in Charleston, Poogan’s Porch, which was named after the little dog that lived there before.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Savannah

Historic District

Travel to the enchanting city of Savannah in Georgia to meet the Tour Director who provides ongoing guidance for the duration of the trip. Listen to stories of the Savannah Historic District on a guided stroll along the cobblestone streets and look for Chippewa Square, where some of the most famous quotes from the film Forrest Gump took place on a park bench. Check in to nearby accommodations in time for a welcome dinner, getting to know one another and the local food scene.

Activities
  • Guided tour of the Savannah Historic District
  • Welcome dinner
  • Dinner

Day 2

Savannah

Museum Explorations

Walk under a delicate canopy of Spanish moss settled in the live oaks leading up the elegant avenue to the Wormsloe Historic Site. Explore the artifacts in museum exhibits and watch as costumed demonstrators share what life was like on the colonial estate. Spend the afternoon visiting the Telfair Museums, three sites dedicated to preserving history, art and architecture. Learn about 19th-century paintings and sculptures at the historic Telfair Academy, discover collections of modern art at the Jepson Center, and go on a guided tour of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Enjoy true Southern cooking this evening with a Low-Country boil for dinner.

Activities
  • Explore the Wormsloe Historic Site
  • Guided tour and exploration at the Telfair Museums
  • Low-Country boil dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 3

Savannah, Beaufort to Charleston

Southern Charm

Travel to Beaufort, South Carolina after breakfast for a day of exploration. Take a historic tour through downtown Beaufort’s elegant past on a narrated, horse-drawn carriage ride. Meet playful dolphins on a river tour as they swim alongside the boat and discover why explorers have been drawn to these sea islands for centuries. For the rest of the day, relax or sightsee on your own during free time. Continue to Charleston and check in to accommodations.

Activities
  • Narrated carriage ride through historic Beaufort
  • Watch dolphins play on a river tour
  • Breakfast

Day 4

Charleston

Antebellum Architecture

Walk the halls of the Edmondston-Alston House on a guided tour through the magnificent Greek Revival architecture with views of Charleston Harbor. Board the Nature Tram Tour at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens to experience 600 acres of lush wetlands, full of native wildlife and complex history. Gather for a farewell dinner of down-home Southern cooking at Poogan’s Porch this evening.

Activities
  • Guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House
  • Nature Tram Tour of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • Southern-style farewell dinner at Poogan’s Porch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Charleston, Savannah to Home

Travel Day

Depart Charleston after breakfast and begin the journey home from Savannah.

  • Breakfast

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with twin occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Meals

Daily breakfast with a mix of lunches and dinners, as stated in the itinerary.

Ground Transportation

All transportation is provided for activities included in the trip itinerary.

Curated Experiences

Curated experiences developed by travel experts.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included as listed in the itinerary.

Audio Headsets

Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting travelers every step of the way.

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Advanced travel software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

Not Included

Porterage services, housekeeping, airport transfers on the first and last day of the trip if not traveling with a group (unless previously arranged).

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