Savannah & Charleston: Warm Southern Repose
8 Days / 7 Nights
Departure Date: March 22-29
Tour Code: SVCH90
Depart Wisconsin with spring time just around the corner to experience the eastern coastal region of the Carolina’s and Georgia. Long known as a pirate haven throughout the 17th & 18th centuries, we’ll explore the beautiful and historic cities of Charleston and Savannah in-depth. Tonight we rest our heads at the always delightful Drury Inn in Cincinnati, OH.
DAY TWO — CB
After breakfast we’re on the road again motoring towards Asheville, NC. Early evening we check into the Doubletree Hotel, the lovely inn just outside of the Biltmore Estate. Enjoy the ambiance of this fine hotel then a delicious dinner this evening at one of the local restaurants in the area.
DAY THREE — B
Fill up at the breakfast buffet before the included tour of the Biltmore House & Gardens. Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room French château is a real life wonder. Enjoy a self-guided visit of the house that unveils a fresh look at how people lived and worked in America’s largest home. Also, explore the acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. We depart the foothills of Asheville and arrive in Charleston, SC late afternoon. We’ll stay two nights at the Embassy Suites, located in the historic area. The evening is yours to uncover a memorable dinner location.
DAY FOUR — B, L
After your cooked to order breakfast at the hotel we venture out for a southern history lesson. We board a ferry to make the crossing to historic Fort Sumter. Learn how decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back. Lunch will be enjoyed at popular Poogan’s Porch. Housed inside a century-old Victorian house this landmark is known for delicious Lowcountry dishes.
Finally we arrive for a tour of The Charleston Tea Plantation home to American Classic Tea. The plantation is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants which we learn all about on our trolley tour through the fields.
DAY FIVE — B, L
Get to know Charleston a little better on a horse-drawn carriage tour. Then it’s a quick drive to the gracious Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, the plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the
Civil War and beyond. Later we head to Drayton Hall, circa 1738. It’s the oldest unrestored plantation house in America open to the public, and the nation’s earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture. Be immersed in this spectacular history. After our visit we’re on our way to Savanah and our next two overnights at the SpringHill Suites Hotel.
DAY SIX — B, L
Explore Savannah and its long history by with our local driving tour of this delightful city. Later step inside the Juliette Lowe House, founder of the girl scouts. Lunch will be at the famous (and haunted) Pirate House Restaurant. The rest of your afternoon and evening will be yours to explore Savannah on your own.
DAY SEVEN — B
Depart the coast for the heartland after breakfast this morning. We’ll pass through both Carolina’s and into Kentucky for our final overnight. Tonight finds us in the town of Williamsburg, KY and the Hampton Inn.
DAY EIGHT — CB
With one-of-a-kind memories of our southern repose adventure the final day of this historic trip passes by quickly. We arrive back in Wisconsin late evening.
PER PERSON PRICING (based on occupancy)
Deposit: $200 per person within 7 days of making reservation. Final payment due 60 days prior to departure. Luggage handling is included. RoamRight Insurance is available and strongly recommended.
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