Charleston and Savannah “Old South”

Day 1

HISTORIC CHARLESTON • MIDDLETON PLANTATION & HOUSE • DINNER:

We’re off to Charleston and Savannah and a visit to the “Old South.” After lunch, we tour the grounds of Middleton Plantation and the house where you’ll marvel at the oldest landscaped grounds in the nation. The plantation’s owner, Henry Middleton, president of the First Continental Congress, kept one hundred slaves working for ten years to complete these immaculate grounds and house. Later we check into our hotel in Charleston for a two-night stay. Dinner is included this evening. (D)
Day 2

ANGEL OAK TREE • CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION • CITY MARKET • CHARLESTON CITY TOUR • DINNER:

This morning en route to Wadmalaw Island, we stop for pictures of the Angel Oak Tree, thought to be one of the oldest living organisms east of the Mississippi River. Next we visit Charleston Tea Plantation, America's only working tea plantation. We tour the factory then take a narrated trolley ride through the fields. Back at the gift shop, we enjoy some fresh iced tea. Enjoy lunch and shopping at the Old City Market in downtown Charleston. This afternoon we meet our local guide for a tour of historic Charleston. See preserved and restored homes, visit the Battery with some of the settlement's earliest fortifications, and see St. Michael's Episcopal Church with a graveyard dating back to 1752. Tonight we try out another of the fine local restaurants for our evening meal. (D)
Day 3

MAGNOLIA GARDENS • CARRIAGE TOUR OF BEAUFORT • SAVANNAH:

Today we arrive for a tour of Magnolia Gardens, selected as one of "America's most beautiful gardens." Then we enjoy a scenic drive through towering live oaks and Spanish moss on our way to Beaufort. Here we take a carriage tour allowing our guide to share many historic facts of Beaufort. A dozen movies including Forrest Gump have been filmed here. Then we’re off to Savannah for a two-night stay.
Day 4

SAVANNAH TROLLEY TOUR • LUNCH AT THE LADY & SONS • SAVANNAH RIVER QUEEN CRUISE • HISTORIC SAVANNAH THEATRE:

We take an informative trolley tour of Savannah, seeing the major attractions such as the Juliette Gordon Lowe House, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Cotton Exchange and the historic Riverfront. A lunch of good home cooking served in an atmosphere of true Southern hospitality is included at The Lady & Sons, a favorite in Savannah. This afternoon, we catch a glimpse of Savannah the way General Edward Oglethorpe saw it in 1733 aboard the Savannah River Queen. This evening we take our seats at the historic Savannah Theatre for a fabulous musical performance. (L)
Day 5

MIGHTY 8TH AIR FORCE MUSEUM • HOME:

We visit the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, located in Pooler, GA. You’ll be amazed at the history of this storied group. Mid-morning we must depart the “Old South” returning home late in the afternoon.
Charleston and Savannah “Old South”
Departure Dates
5 Days
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(Pricing Per Person)
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MEALS INCLUDED
Continental Breakfasts: 4
Lunches: 1
Dinners: 2
Activity Level: 2
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