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:

Jacksonville

Highs24
Lows12

Charlotte, NC

Highs18
Lows5

Myrtle Beach & Charleston

Highs19
Lows8

Savannah

Highs21
Lows10

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!

 

In-depth Tour of NASCAR Hall of Fame

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction honouring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and the NASCAR productions-operated broadcast studio.

Ripley's Aquarium including High Tea Under the Sea

Enter into an underwater world of wonder at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach! Soar through moving glide paths alongside rays and sea turtles, soak up the beautiful colours of exotic fish, and come face-to-fin with thousands of other fascinating creatures, from barracudas and sharks to jellies and eels! Ripley's Aquariums' animal experts also entertain and educate through many hands-on experiences, including touch tanks and behind-the-scenes encounters!

Show at The Alabama Theatre

Country music stars "Alabama" had a desure to return to their musical roots in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where they honed their impressive three-part harmonies while playing for tips at The Bowery, a local nightclub. "Alabama" wanted to bring their unique perspective to the rising entertainment industry on the Grand Strand and in 1993 the Alabama Theatre was born.

Barefoot Queen Lunch Cruise

Barefoot Queen is a newly renovated 70ft. authentic wooden riverboat featuring two heated/cooled interior decks and three outdoor deck spaces to enjoy fresh air. On board entertainment and narration are also included on each cruise. 

Duplin Winery & Tasting

Duplin Winery is the oldest and largest winery in the south. When you walk in the door you will be greeted by staff that are well versed in southern hospitality. The Duplin Winery Wine Tasting lets you sample a number of preselected Duplin wines while on of the associates will walk you through the flavours and history of each wine. 

Show at Carolina Opry

The Carolina Opry was the first show that opened in Myrtle Beach and the only show in the area for 7 years. On June 2, 1986, when Calvin Gilmore opened his doors to the first paying customers of The Carolina Opry, few locals or vacationers knew what to expect, another country bar? Maybe Hee Haw at the beach? What they got was a breath of fresh air. A sensational show in a cool theater. The kind of show you could take your kids or grandmother. By late summer the word had gotten around that something spectacular was happening at The Carolina Opry, and the long line of patrons snaked out the door and around the building. 

Boone Hall Plantation

Boone Hall Plantation was founded in 1861 when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston and established a lucrative plantation and gracious home on the banks of Wampacheone Creek. the family and descendants of Major Boone were influential in the history of South Carolina, the colonies and the nation. Explore the cabins and grounds, watch a live presentation of the Gullah people, view the over 100 year old garden and wanter the mansion that exists on Boone Hall Plantation that was built in 1936 by Canadian Ambassador Thomas Stone as part of the Second Wave of Reconstruction. 

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

A self guided tour will take you through the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, developed in the 1970s on Charleston Harbour with the World War II aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown as its centerpiece. It is also home to a fleet of National Historic Lanmark ships, the Cold War Memorial, the only Vietnam Experience Exhibit in the US, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the agency's official Medal of Honor Museum. 

Charleston Tea Garden

Located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the hear of the Lowcountry, the Charleston Tea Garden provides acres and acres of breathtaking tea plants as far as the eye can see, learn first-hand how tea is made during an informative Factory Tour, take an enjoyable Trolley Tour through the tea fields, stop by the greenhouse to learn how tea is grown, and help yourself to all of the iced or hot tea you can drink! 

Ships of the Seas Maritimes Museum & Garden

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, founded in 1966, exhibits ship models, paintings and maritime antiques, principally from the great era of Atlantic trade and travel between England and America during the 18th and 19th centuries. It is also home to the largest private gardens within the historic district of Savannah. the design for the Scarbrough Garden is derived from a typical 19th century parlor garden that has been expanded and enhanced to serve the needs of the Museum. With few exceptions, all plant material is native or has been available since the early to mid 1800s.

American Prohibition Museum

The American Prohibition Museum is an experience that encompasses nearly 6000 square feet, thirteen different galleries, four different vintage cars, a functioning (and fully stocked) speakeasy and a theater. 

Wormsloe State Historic Site

A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones. Visitors can interact with historical interpreters, and view a museum with artifcats unearthed at Wormsloe, as well as a short film about the site and the founding of Georgia. The interpretive nature trail leads past the tabby ruins along the marsh to the Colonial Life Area, where demonstrators in period dress exhibit the tools and skills of colonial Georgia. 

Tybee Island Lighthouse & Fort Screven Museum

A complete light station with a history that dates back to 1736. The tower stands 145 feet tall and has three light keeper's cottages nearby. A small 1812 summer kitchen nearby holds archaeological finds. Across the street is an 1899 Military Battery that houses the Tybee Island Museum. Exhibits cover the time of the Euchee tribe, the history of Fort Screven, Tybee's Golden Era and more. 

The Old Jail Museum, The Oldest Store Museum Experience & The St. Augustine History Museum

Home to prisoners for over 60 years, the original structure of Old Jail was built in 1891 by Henry Flagler and although it has been restored and renovated throughout the years, it looks very much like the way it did when it first opened over a century ago. Henry Flagler was a powerhouse and catalyst for change in the real estate and transportation industries. His contributions are displayed throughout the St. Augustine History Museum. You will see authentic artifacts, unpublished photographs and learn about the evolution of St. Augustine and Florida under Spanish and British rule. Watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, butcher and Snake Oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions for the turn-of-the-century living. Step back in time and discover the latest and best time saving miracles from the 1900s at the Oldest Store Museum.

City Tour of Charlotte, Charleston & Jacksonville

Enjoy an indepth city tour of Charlotte, NC, Charleston, SC and Jacksonville, FL. 

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, and 1 wine tasting are included on this tour. 

Multi-night Stays in Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Savannah & Jacksonville

Sometimes a day just isn't enough to take in all a place has to offer. 

Trolley Tours of Historic Savannah, GA & St. Augustine, FL

Enjoy an indepth tour of both old town Savannah, GA, going thru the Antebellum, Victorian and Colonial districts & the old town district of St. Augustine, FL.

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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