Kick off the winter blues and head south ‘til the butter melts. Our tour will have you feeling like you have won the lottery. It is GEORGIA done right with elegance and grandeur all the way!
Day 1 We’re up and at it early as we head south and arrive at the Drury Hotel, Cincinnati, OH.
Day 2 Travel into the Smoky Mountains arriving in Pigeon Forge late afternoon. Welcome Aboard the Titanic Museum, a celebration of the ship, passengers and crew! We spend the night at The Inn on the River, Pigeon Forge, TN (B)
Day 3 We continue South to Macon, GA known for rich history, incredible architecture, stunning Southern charm, and we may be in time to see the cherry blossoms bud. Our home for the next 2 nights is Hilton Garden Inn, Macon, GA (B)
Day 4 Today is all about the Antebellum Trail. Discover picturesque antebellum homes in one of Georgia's oldest and largest National Historic Districts in Madison. Our driving tour will have us ‘OOHing and AHHing’ the whole way. We’ve included a delightful lunch. Freshen up and head out on a guided tour of the Hay House, one of Georgia’s most distinguished structures which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974. The house itself contains more than 16,000 square feet in 24 principal rooms. (B,L,D)
Day 5 We’ll arrive on Jekyll Island in time for lunch. The Jekyll Island Club was a turn-of-the century vacation resort, patronized by iconic families like the Vanderbilts, Morgans, Pulitzers, and Rockefellers. In 1904, Munsey’s Magazine called the Jekyll Island Club “the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world.” This afternoon choose from either a historical tram tours or a dolphin watching cruise. Afterwards we’ll head across the island to our hotel where we’ll be staying for 2 nights at the Hampton Inn Jekyll Island, GA (B,L)
Day 6 OFF PLAYING HOOKY; There’s something about an island that triggers us to explore, and Jekyll Island has a plenty to explore. Nature lovers and photo buffs find rare birds, sea turtle sanctuaries, and the remote beauty of Driftwood Beach. Historians devour the stories and architecture. Exercise fans can swim, jog, hike, and bike on miles of uncrowded beach. Our hotel has it’s own private beach. (B,D)
Day 7 We’ll pop over to Saint Simons Island for a visit. Then continue to head north along the coast to Savannah, known for manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum architecture. Its historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss. Upon arrival our trolley tour will take us around the historic district, showing you just how walkable it is. Hampton Inn & Suites Historic District, Savannah, GA (B)
Day 8 Make your time in Savannah as remarkable as it can be. We’ve included a full day pass on the Hop On Hop Off trolley. Hampton Inn & Suites Historic District, Savannah, GA (B)
Day 9 We begin our journey north, and stay at the Hampton Inn, Asheville, NC (B)
Day 10 We visit Biltmore Estate, a National Historic Landmark with America's largest home, gardens, and winery. Hampton Inn, Beckley, WV (B)
Day 11 We’ll arrive at Tara A Country Inn in time for a tour which will have you feeling like you never left the Old South. Inspired by the movie ‘Gone With The Wind’ Tara leaves you with a lasting impression of southern hospitality and a chance to enjoy the luxury of days gone by. Tara-A Country Inn, Sharon, PA (B,D)
Day 12 Homeward bound with plenty of fond memories and picture-perfect postcards. (B)
INCLUSIONS Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation, 11 Nights’ Accommodation, 11 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D), Sightseeing as Described, Services of Tour Director, & Taxes.
COST PER PERSON Twin $3995 Triple $3695 Quad $3395 Single $5695