8 Day Tour from Atlanta to Atlanta
Sweet tea and the sea. Magnolias and Muscadine. Fresh, ripe peaches and inviting pillared porches. Follow the oak-lined streets to the endless delights awaiting in the genteel South. Beginning and ending in Atlanta, this southern U.S. tour stops in the capital city of Columbia before heading to the Spanish moss-draped coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Savor the high style of Charleston’s King Street as well as its delectable low country cuisine. Clippity-clop down the mansion-lined lanes of picturesque Beaufort in a horse-drawn carriage. Walk in the footsteps of Vanderbilts and Rockefellers at the once ultra-exclusive Jekyll Island Club. Board an open-air trolley to discover the famed squares of storied Savannah. A visit to the American Prohibition Museum’s Speakeasy is the perfect place to raise a glass to your newfound accent as well as your newly discovered love of shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and fried green tomatoes. Cheers, y’all!
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN ATLANTA
Welcome to the “Peach State!”
At 6 pm, meet your travel companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming Southern adventure!
DAY 2: ATLANTA
Sightseeing includes Centennial Olympic Park, the historic Fox Theatre, and the Buckhead neighborhood, often referred to as the “Beverly Hills of the South.” Also visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, where you’ll learn more about the man and his legacy. Free time this afternoon where you may wish to visit the Georgia Aquarium or the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Dinner of southern specialties at Globus Local Favorite a favorite local restaurant.
DAY 3: ATLANTA–COLUMBIA–CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Carolina on Our Minds
Depart Atlanta and head east across Georgia and South Carolina. Stop in Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, rich with history and warm southern hospitality. Enjoy free time to explore the charms of this warm community and see the stunning granite State House. Later, continue to Charleston. This evening is free to explore on your own. You may wish to stroll the historic district, sample fresh seafood, or learn about Charleston’s colorful past on a ghost tour. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for dining this evening.
DAY 4: CHARLESTON
Start the day with an orientation tour of Charleston before visiting America’s most photographed plantation, Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to shop for a favorite souvenir at historic City Market, where more than 50 artisans are on-site daily; take a relaxing and scenic cruise of Charleston Harbor; or try one of Charleston’s favorite dishes, such as She-crab Soup or Carolina Gold Rice.
DAY 5: CHARLESTON–BEAUFORT–SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
Heart of the South
Depart Charleston for picturesque Beaufort, a town that has conserved much of its pre-revolutionary character. Tour the town by horse-drawn carriage through narrow, oak-lined streets past the former homes of wealthy cotton growers. This afternoon, make your way to romantic Savannah, America’s first planned city. Visit the American Prohibition Museum, where there’s time to explore the various exhibits, interact with costumed guides, and enjoy a classic cocktail in the Speakeasy.
DAY 6: SAVANNAH
Trolleys & Timeless Tales
See Savannah in style on a trolley tour led by a Local Guide who will entertain you with stories of the city’s legendary characters and past. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
DAY 7: SAVANNAH. EXCURSION TO JEKYLL ISLAND & ST. SIMONS ISLAND
Visit Jekyll Island for a guided trolley tour of the Club Historic District. A cluster of 19th-century winter-cottages, this “club” was formed by some of America’s most prominent families. After the tour, your Tour Director hosts a farewell lunch at the historic Globus Local Favorite Jekyll Island Club. The, visit nearby St. Simons Island, home to beautiful beaches and charming communities. Return to Savannah, where your evening is at leisure.
DAY 8: SAVANNAH–ATLANTA
Safe travels until we meet again!
Morning drive to Atlanta. Your vacation ends at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport or the Atlanta tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule departing flights after 3 pm.
Please note: Pricing starts at $2,800 per person, double occupancy. Prices subject to change.
Guided by GT