Charleston and Savannah

Historic & Charming Charleston and Savannah - October 9-13, 2024

Package Includes: Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation; 4 nights lodging (2 Nights Charleston area & 2 nights in downtown Savannah); Guided Tours of Historic Charleston, Boone Hall  plantation, Fort Sumter; Guided Trolley Tour of Savannah, Guided visits to the Savannah History Museum, Andrew Low House Museum, and a visit to the Cathedral Basilica St. John the Baptist ; Show at the Historic Savannah Theatre;

4 Breakfasts; 1 lunch; 3 dinners (one of which is a dinner cruise);

Luggage handling, taxes, & Gratuity (gratuity for included meals, motorcoach driver; guides).

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Itinerary:

October 9 7:30 AM Bus arrives to Bethel Baptist Church- 1004 Yorktown Road, Yorktown VA 23693/ 8:00 AM Depart for Charleston with rest area and lunch stop enroute/ Settle into your
accommodations at Mt Pleasant, SC just minutes from downtown historic Charleston/This evening enjoy the Spirit of Carolina Dinner Cruise/10 PM Arrive back to the hotel (D)
October 10 Breakfast at hotel, 8:45 AM Load bus for tour of Charleston with professional guideView the lovely homes along the Battery, 18th Century Rainbow Row, magnificent public
buildings, and churches, to name some of the many points of interest. 11 AM Free time in Old City Market for lunch on your own, shopping, and browsing 1:30 PM Depart for Boone Hall/ Tour Boone Hall -house, grounds, and slave quarters as well as a Gullah Culture Presentation/ 5 PM Depart Boone Hall/ Freshen up at hotel for dinner before dinner at the Oyster House at 6 PM. Return to hotel after dinner (B,D)
October 11 Breakfast at hotel, check out, and load bus, 10 AM Depart hotel with guide for Patriot’s Point for a tour of Fort Sumter (10:30 AM-12:45 PM), Boxed lunch provided after the
tour before departing Charleston for Savannah, 4 PM Settle into your accommodations in downtown historic Savannah/ Enjoy a free evening to explore Factors Walk and River Street
with its many trendy shops and restaurants. All within walking distance of the hotel. Perhaps you might want to go on an evening ghost trolley tour! (B,L)
October 12: Breakfast at hotel/ 9:00 AM Meet your Guide inside the Visitors Center at the History Museum counter for a tour of the Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther
King Jr. Blvd, 912-651-6825. Enjoy this one hour guided tour by museum staff. The museum is in the Passenger Depot of the old Central of Georgia Railway. Savannah History Museum takes guests on a journey through time from 1733 to the present. Visitors will learn about the history of Savannah beginning with the Native Americans living in the area, Savannah’s role in the American Revolution, technological development of the cotton gin and railroad and the impact of the Civil War on Savannah. Unique exhibits include a 1902 Crestmobile, a car that pre-dates the Ford Model A and Johnny Mercer’s Oscar and Grammy awards.*Additional time at the end of your tour allows for a restroom break and a visit to the gift shop. 10:30am Old Savannah Trolley Tour. BRINGING SAVANNAH’S HISTORY TO LIFE! Bringing Savannah’s History to Life is not just a slogan…. it’s a promise. Along with uniquely personal descriptions of Savannah’s rich and spellbinding history, actual historical reenactors appear from time to time, boarding and walking the aisles of your trolley. Founded in 1733, Savannah is one of America’s finest preserved cities and considered a jewel of the south, where all 2.2 square miles of the Historic District is a National Urban Historic Landmark District.
You will enjoy a comprehensive, completely narrated; guided tour along cobblestone paved streets beneath moss-draped oaks and experience the “Old South” with her stately mansions,
beautiful squares, and romantic River Street.12 Noon Tour ends at the Visitors Center. Free time for lunch on your own / 2 pm Meet your Guide for afternoon tour. 2:30 pm Visit The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist is an iconic symbol of Savannah, Georgia, gracing the skyline with its towering steeples. This church represents historically noteworthy architecture as well as over a century of faith and civic traditions in Savannah. 3 pm Tour the Andrew Low House Museum, 329 Abercorn St, 912-233-1828. Andrew Low commissioned New York architect John Norris to design and construct his house in 1848. Norris came to Savannah to design the Custom House on Bay Street and remained in Savannah to build many desirable residences with the latest in technology and luxury. The Italianate exterior features intricate cast iron railings and side balconies contrasting with the smooth stucco brick walls. The well-proportioned rooms are decorated with elaborate plaster cornices and carved woodwork. The delicate balance of exterior restraint and opulent interior resulted in an elegant villa for the family. The house remained in the family until the death of Andrew Low’s daughter-in-law, Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. 4/4:30pm Tour ends. Guide departs. 5:00 PM Dinner at Paula Deen’s lady and son’s-102 W Congress St, Savannah, GA 31401/ 7:30 PM Arrive at the Historic Savanah Theatre for a performance/ 10 PM Return to hotel after the show
October 13 Breakfast at hotel/Check out/10 AM Depart for Bethel Baptist Church/ lunch and rest area stops on the return/ 7 PM Estimated arrival to Bethel Baptist Church