About this Tour

Conjuring images of plantations and magnolias, sweet tea, and the sea!  Take on the leisurely pace and charming appeal of the South as you explore oak-lined streets, inviting pillared porches and unspoiled coastline. Savour the delectable low country cuisine and follow moss-covered oaks to the endless delights awaiting in the genteel South. This southern US tour starts in Charlotte, North Carolina before heading to the Spanish moss-draped coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Explore Myrtle Beach, discover antebellum Charleston, the famed squares of storied Savannah and uncover the history in America’s oldest city Jacksonville. Experience the unique charm and singular hospitality of America’s “Low Country”, the perfect place to realize a newfound love of shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and fried green tomatoes. Cheers, y’all!

 

Activity Level

These are busy tours that feature a lot of moving around. Walking tours of cities are leisurely but you should be prepared to be on your feet for several hours. May include walking on uneven surfaces and steps, including boarding the coach.

What's Included

  • Cities tours of Charlotte, NC, Charleston, SC, and Jacksonville, FL
  • Trolley Tours of Historic Savannah, GA and St. Augustine, FL
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • Ripley’s Aquarium
  • Alabama Theatre show
  • Lunch Cruise
  • Wine Tasting
  • Carolina Opry show
  • Boone Hall Plantation
  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
  • Charleston Tea Garden
  • Ship of the Seas Maritimes Museum & Garden
  • American Prohibition Museum
  • Wormsloe State Historic Site
  • Tybee Island Lighthouse
  • Fort Screven
  • The Old Jail Museum
  • The Oldest Store Museum Experience
  • Castillo de San Marco
  • St. Augustine History Museum

Dates & Pricing

March 15, 2022 – March 28, 2022 Space Available

Weather Varies

We wish we could control the weather, but on the day this tour begins you can expect temperatures (°C) within this range:

Savannah

Highs21
Lows10

Jacksonville

Highs24
Lows12

Charlotte, NC

Highs18
Lows5

Myrtle Beach & Charleston

Highs19
Lows8

Itinerary

Conjuring images of plantations and magnolias, sweet tea, and the sea!  Take on the leisurely pace and charming appeal of the South as you explore oak-lined streets, inviting pillared porches and unspoiled coastline. Savour the delectable low country cuisine and follow moss-covered oaks to the endless delights awaiting in the genteel South. This southern US tour starts in Charlotte, North Carolina before heading to the Spanish moss-draped coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Explore Myrtle Beach, discover antebellum Charleston, the famed squares of storied Savannah and uncover the history in America’s oldest city Jacksonville. Experience the unique charm and singular hospitality of America’s “Low Country”, the perfect place to realize a newfound love of shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and fried green tomatoes. Cheers, y’all!

 

Day 1 – Fly from home cities to Charlotte, NC

Fly from your home city to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Day 2 – Charlotte to Myrtle Beach, SC

This morning, get to know the best parts of Charlotte! We make stops on the guided city tour to see inside the oldest church building in the city, a historic mansion, and more. After lunch, start your engines! During an in-depth tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, explore the exhibits with a private guide. During the tour, hear the stories behind the cars, drivers and artifacts immortalized within the galleries. After the tour you are free to continue exploring on your own before departing for Myrtle Beach. Enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers.

Day 3 – Myrtle Beach

Wake up to beautiful ocean views and take some time to relax before getting started for the day. A High Tea under the Sea lunch is included today at Ripley’s Aquarium. After your meal, venture around the Aquarium and enter the underwater world of wonder. Soar through moving glide paths alongside rays and sea turtles, soak up the beautiful colors of exotic fish, and come face-to-face with thousands of other fascinating creatures from barracudas and sharks to jellies and eels. This evening, enjoy a lovely dinner before taking in a show at the Alabama Theatre.

 

Day 4 – Myrtle Beach

Explore all Myrtle Beach has to offer during your free day. A visit to Broadway at the Beach, located in the heard of Myrtle Beach, offers outstanding activities for all ages such as shopping, dinning and entertainment. Or perhaps you would rather take a stroll along the beach in front of the hotel or relax in one of the whirlpools or sit and enjoy the views on the outdoor tropical decks.

Day 5 – Myrtle Beach

After a leisurely morning, step aboard the charming paddlewheel style vessel, The Barefoot Queen for a lunch cruise down the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway.  This afternoon, uncork the sweeter side of Myrtle Beach with a wine tasting at the Duplin Winery, makers of America’s favorite Muscadine wine. After a group dinner take in a show at the award-winning Carolina Opry.

Day 6 – Myrtle Beach to Charleston

Say goodbye to Myrtle Beach as we travel south towards Charleston. We visit Boone Hall Plantation, on the banks of the Wampacheone Creek. Learn about the Gullah Culture, tour the mansion, visit the Black History in America Exhibit, stroll through the garden and much more on these beautiful grounds!

Day 7 – Charleston

Learn about historic Charleston during a guided city tour this morning. Pass many Charleston landmarks such as The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Fireproof Building, Charleston harbour and many others. Many of these may look familiar to you, as Charleston is one of the premier movie locations in the south.  In the afternoon, travel across Charleston harbour to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Step back in time as you explore the World War II aircraft carrier, USS YORKTOWN, USS LAFFEY Destroyer and the USS CLAMAGORE Submarine. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8 – Charleston to Savannah, GA

Making our way towards Savannah we stop for a break at the beautiful Charleston Tea Garden located on historic Wadmalaw Island. Wadmalaw provides the perfect environment for propagating tea. Experience first-hand how tea is made during an informative factory tour. Take an enjoyable trolley ride through the tea fields, which makes a stop at the state-of-the-art greenhouse. A picnic lunch will be included after the tour. The rest of your evening is free to explore historic Savannah.

Day 9 – Savannah

All aboard! Get to know Savannah with a historic Trolley Tour, experiencing the extraordinary architecture, lush botanicals, and captivating stories of this historic, coastal city. Then explore on your own time with a hop on/hop off trolley pass. Included attractions are, Ship of the Seas Maritimes Museum & Garden and the American Prohibition Museum.

Day 10 – Savannah

A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe State Historic Site. Interact with historical interpreters, view the museum artifacts unearthed at Wormsloe and a short film about the site and founding of Georgia. Enjoy a lovely walk on an interpretive nature trail that leads past tabby ruins along the marsh. This afternoon travel to the small coastal community Tybee Island where you can climb to the top of the lighthouse and explore the Fort Screven Museum. Take some time to stroll along the quiet North Beach, the perfect location for shelling, dolphin spotting and viewing international container ships as they travel to and from the Port of Savannah – one of the nation’s busiest ports.

Day 11 – Savannah to Jacksonville, FL

As you make your way across another state line, we reach Jacksonville, Florida. Begin with a city tour, hearing about the history and culture of the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. You may be surprised to hear about the 1564 French colony that existed in Jacksonville before the Spanish settled La Florida. Listen to stories about Andrew Jackson, and the famous architects who descended upon the city after the Great Fire of 1901. See historic houses with their varied architectural styles, Veterans Memories Wall, Treaty Oak, and many more. Our home for the next 3 nights is in Jacksonville Beach, a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Day 12 – St. Augustine

Hop aboard a trolley as a friendly conductor narrates the history of St. Augustine, American’s oldest city, with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. Afterwards explore on your own by hoping on and off at included attractions such as, The Old Jail Museum, The Oldest Store Museum Experience, Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine History Museum and San Sebastian Winery.

Day 13 – Jacksonville

The day is at leisure. Relax at the beachfront hotel or maybe take in an optional tour before joining the tour director and your new friends for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 14 – Jacksonville to Home Cities

As we say farewell to the Southern Charm, transfer to the airport for your flights home.

What you will experience on this tour

Conjuring images of plantations and magnolias, sweet tea, and the sea!  Take on the leisurely pace and charming appeal of the South as you explore oak-lined streets, inviting pillared porches and unspoiled coastline. Savour the delectable low country cuisine and follow moss-covered oaks to the endless delights awaiting in the genteel South. This southern US tour starts in Charlotte, North Carolina before heading to the Spanish moss-draped coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Explore Myrtle Beach, discover antebellum Charleston, the famed squares of storied Savannah and uncover the history in America’s oldest city Jacksonville. Experience the unique charm and singular hospitality of America’s “Low Country”, the perfect place to realize a newfound love of shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and fried green tomatoes. Cheers, y’all!

 

Dates & Pricing

Conjuring images of plantations and magnolias, sweet tea, and the sea!  Take on the leisurely pace and charming appeal of the South as you explore oak-lined streets, inviting pillared porches and unspoiled coastline. Savour the delectable low country cuisine and follow moss-covered oaks to the endless delights awaiting in the genteel South. This southern US tour starts in Charlotte, North Carolina before heading to the Spanish moss-draped coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Explore Myrtle Beach, discover antebellum Charleston, the famed squares of storied Savannah and uncover the history in America’s oldest city Jacksonville. Experience the unique charm and singular hospitality of America’s “Low Country”, the perfect place to realize a newfound love of shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and fried green tomatoes. Cheers, y’all!

 

March 15, 2022 – March 28, 2022 Space Available


Canadian Dollars

$4,299 Double

Triple: $3,979
Single $5,989

All prices are per person and land only.

Not included in the price:

  • taxes and fees
  • International airfare

Total meals included: all breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners and 1 wine tasting 


U.S. Dollars

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Conjuring images of plantations and magnolias, sweet tea, and the sea!  Take on the leisurely pace and charming appeal of the South as you explore oak-lined streets, inviting pillared porches and unspoiled coastline. Savour the delectable low country cuisine and follow moss-covered oaks to the endless delights awaiting in the genteel South. This southern US tour starts in Charlotte, North Carolina before heading to the Spanish moss-draped coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Explore Myrtle Beach, discover antebellum Charleston, the famed squares of storied Savannah and uncover the history in America’s oldest city Jacksonville. Experience the unique charm and singular hospitality of America’s “Low Country”, the perfect place to realize a newfound love of shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and fried green tomatoes. Cheers, y’all!

 

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