Savannah’s Southern Charm

  • Date

    March 23-26, 2021 | Tue / Fri – 4 Days

  • Location

    Savannah | Tybee Island

Note: This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking is required. Some of the most unique sightseeing can be restrictive to motorcoaches, especially in historic areas.

Overview

Shrouded in Spanish live oaks and a veil of mystique, Savannah radiates elegant and romantic charm.  Boasting the country’s largest National Historic Landmark area, the city is home to restored mansions clustered amid 22 park-like squares, the Bonaventure Cemetery, made famous by the bestselling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the nine-block brick concourse of River Street, and a bustling City Market.

Established in 1733 by British settlers, the city was the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later became the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the Civil War, Savannah is today an important Atlantic seaport. The city retains much of its original town plan.

In addition to a sightseeing tour and visits to several attractions, you’ll have time to explore the city on your own. Stroll around Forsyth Park, home of popular monuments and the famed Forsyth Park Fountain erected in 1858 and one of the most photographed images in the city. Savannah is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (the founder of the Girl Scouts), and her home is open for tours. If you’re a maritime buff, don’t miss The Ships of the Sea Museum with a large collection of ship models, artifacts and memorabilia.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Stay in Savannah’s Historic District
  • Narrated Trolley Tour
  • Wine and cheese reception in the garden of a historic house
  • Low Country Cuisine Cooking Class
  • Jepson Center and Telfair Academy
  • Visit Tybee Island & Fort Pulaski National Monument

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Savannah, Georgia
  • Escorted
  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

Tue, Mar 23: Fly to Savannah, Georgia. Tour the Isaiah Davenport House, which was built between 1815 and 1820 and is an exceptionally fine example of Federal-style architecture. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception in the garden of the home, located on Columbia Square. Check into the Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District for three nights. Located steps from River Street and City Market — it is ideally situated for easy independent exploration. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Wed, Mar 24: This morning board an open-air trolley for a narrated tour of historic Savannah. Savannah boasts over 1,700 restored buildings, each with its own story to tell. See the Civil War era Green-Meldrim House, which once served as General Sherman’s headquarters, the infamous Mercer-Williams House, where the controversial events described in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil played out and the Andrew Low House, home to the founder of Girl Scouts USA, Juliette Gordon Low. The tour concludes at City Market with a visit to a candy store to see how some of the area’s savory treats are made. This afternoon, visit the Jepson Center and Telfair Academy. The Jepson Center is Savannah’s art museum, a breathtakingly modern building home to both permanent collections and temporary exhibits. The museum extends to the Telfair Academy with 19th and 20th century American and European art.  (Meals: B)

Thu, Mar 25: Spend the morning on nearby Tybee Island. Visit the lighthouse, walk the beach and tour Fort Pulaski National Monument, a standing Civil War fort. Grab lunch on your own before returning to town. You will also have the option to stay in Savannah for extra free time on your own if you wish. This evening, gather for a special Farewell Dinner. An optional performance at the Historic Savannah Theatre will be offered. Built in 1818, the theatre has undergone several facelifts and today is restored as a wonderful example of the 1940’s Art Deco style. (B,D)

Fri, Mar 26: Today starts with an entertaining hands-on culinary class; teaching the flavor and flair of “down home” Low Country cuisine! Sip on some wine and dine on your creations before you transfer to the airport for your flights home. (B,L)

Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District. Once a 19th-century dry goods storage house and shop, the building has been transformed into a charming boutique hotel with modern style. Highlights: in-room coffee maker • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • fitness center.  

Pricing

  • Complete Package*
  • Double (2 people sharing a room) – $1,479 per person
  • Triple (3 people sharing a room) – $1,379 per person
  • Single – $1,789

* Prices subject to change due to fuel surcharge.

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