2021 Southern Charm Fall

Explore the Plantations and Mansions of Coastal South Carolina and Georgia
October 2 - 8, 2021

Tour Begins in Charleston, South Carolina & Ends in Jacksonville, Florida

$2,045 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$850 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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Arrival & Departure Details

Day 1

Tour begins in Charleston, South Carolina. Arrive at your leisure, hotel check-in is after 3:30 PM. Our Welcome Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

Day 7

Tour ends in Jacksonville, Florida. Return transportation to Florida's Jacksonville International Airport is included.

Tour Highlights

 

  • Full-time Tour Manger
  • Six Nights Accommodations
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Charleston Carriage Ride
  • Boone Hall Plantation
  • Historic Summerville, South Carolina
  • Charleston Tea Plantation
  • People, Places, Quilts Quilt Shop
  • Charleston & Savannah City Markets
  • Savannah Trolley City Tour
  • Dinner at Mrs. Wilke’s Boarding House
  • Jekyll Island Tram Tour
  • St Simons Island City Tour
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center Tour
  • Cinnamon’s Quilt Shoppe
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Souvenir Shopping Bag
  • Baggage Handling
  • Eight Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Accommodations

Days 1 -2: Francis Marion, Historic District, Charleston

Day 3 – 4: Hilton Garden Inn, Historic District, Savannah

Day 5 – 6: Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island

We invite you to join us as we step back in time—to discover places where the past is still yours to celebrate.  Places where gas lamps flicker in warm Southern breezes and moss-draped oaks caress cobblestone streets.  Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to combine the joy of quilting, with the Gone With The Wind charm of Charleston, Savannah, & Jekyll Island

Day 1

Charleston

Browse Charleston’s Old Marketplace on your own to find local crafts, and watch Gullah ladies weave sweetgrass baskets as generations have before them. Meet your Tour Manager and traveling companions at tonight’s Welcome Meeting.

Day 2

Charleston

After a hearty southern breakfast, set out for the one-of-a-kind fields of America’s only tea plantation.  Our tour of the Charleston Tea Plantation lets us learn first-hand how tea is made during a fascinating Field and Factory Tour. After sampling teas, depart for Summerville, the “Birthplace of Sweet Tea” to shop for fabrics at People Places & Quilts where a 19th century hardware store overflows with fabrics, patterns and kits.  Savor Colonial, antebellum and Victorian homes and intricate wrought-iron fences on an evening carriage ride through Charleston’s gas-lit streets. B

Day 3

Charleston – Savannah

Experience Southern heritage on a guided tour of the historic Boone Hall Plantation. Settle into some Southern hospitality while enjoying the included plantation lunch. Next we travel to Savannah where we’ll explore the historic City Market, a four-block open-air marketplace.  Shop and dine on your own this evening in this most picturesque of Southern cities. B, L

Day 4

Savannah

Glimpse Savannah’s sultry past through its antebellum architecture, fountains and leafy squares as we wind our way through the narrow streets on our trolley city tour.  Step inside the Davenport House on a guided tour and learn how this 1820 historic home gave birth to the Historic Savannah Foundation and avoided narrowly demolition. Explore the historic squares at leisure before tucking into an old-fashioned family-style supper at Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, a Savanah tradition since 1943. B, D

Day 5

Savannah – St. Simons Islands – Jekyll Island

Begin at Savannah’s oldest quilt store, Sew Much More, where more than 3,500 bolts include batiks, lace, and heirloom fabrics for you to enjoy. Enjoy lunch on your own before our city tour of beautiful St. Simons Island. A warm welcome awaits us at the jewel of Jekyll Island, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, our home for the next two nights. This National Historic Landmark is adorned with Tiffany’s leaded glass in the Grand Dining Room and perfect for relaxing with a mint julep while enjoying an evening at leisure. B

Day 6

Jekyll Island

After breakfast, embark on the Jekyll Island Tram Ride to learn about the rich history of this island known as Millionaire’s Playground. After a visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Sanctuary your afternoon at leisure can be filled with some croquet, a beach stroll to gather seashells, or live-oak forests visit for a walk.  Celebrate with your new travel companions at our Jekyll Island Club Farewell Dinner. B, D 

Day 7

Jekyll Island – Jacksonville

A visit to Cinnamon’s Quilt Shoppe, a Quilt Sampler Top 10 Shop, lets you browse for last minute patterns and notions before  swapping addresses with friends and saying goodbye at Jacksonville’s Airport. B

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