Charleston & Savannah

Featuring Charleston, Savannah, & Jekyll Island
March 12 - 18, 2018

Tour Begins in Charleston, SC & Ends in Jacksonville, FL

$1,875 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$800 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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Arrival & Departure Details

Day 1

Tour begins in Charleston, SC. Hotel check-in is after 3:30 PM. Our Welcome Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM. Baggage storage is available for early arrivals.

Day 7

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

Tour Highlights

  • Full Time Tour Manager
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Charleston Museum Textile Collection
  • Historic Summerville, SC
  • Charleston Carriage Ride
  • Maderia Wine Tasting
  • Drayton Hall
  • Charleston & Savannah City Markets
  • Savannah Trolley Ride
  • Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House Dinner
  • Jekyll Island Club Hotel Tour
  • Jekyll Island Historic Tour
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Baggage Handling
  • Signature Shopping Bag
  • 9 Meals- 6 Breakfast, 3 Dinners

Accommodations

Days 1 -2: DoubleTree Historic District, Charleston

Day 3 – 4: DoubleTree 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

Welcome to Charleston

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

Day 2

A Collection of Quilts

On our private tour of the Charleston Museum’s Textile Collection, see the finest 18th to 20th century South Carolina quilts, with examples of basket-of-flowers, chintz applique, whitework, album, and early paper-template pieced quilts. With these as inspiration, 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

“Day on the Ashley”

At Drayton Hall Plantation, one of few to survive the Civil War intact, admire exquisite original interiors, ornamental details, and 18th century craftsmanship.  Afterwards, you’ll learn more about a favorite 18th-century libation through at a Madeira tasting–a perfect way to complete your “Day on the Ashley River” experience. Travel to Savannah where we’ll explore the historic City Market, a four-block open-air marketplace, then shop and dine on your own. B, L

Day 4

Southern Charm

Begin at Savannah’s oldest quilt store, Savannah Sewing Center, where more than 3,500 bolts include batiks, lace, and heirloom fabrics.  Glimpse Savannah’s sultry past through its antebellum architecture, fountains, and leafy squares on our historic trolley tour, then explore 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

Historic Jekyll Island

Shop at St. Simons Island’s Stepping Stones Quilts for traditional and exotic fabrics: hand-dyed, hand-marbled batiks, Ikat, even African Kinte prints.  Enjoy lunch on your own before a cookies-and-punch reception at the Jekyll Island Club and our private tour of the 125 year-old grand hotel and its cottages.  This National Historic Landmark is our home for the next two nights.  Admire the beautiful leaded glass in the Grand Dining Room, or relax with a mint julep while you enjoy an evening at leisure. B

Day 6

Millionaire’s Playground

After breakfast, embark on the Jekyll Island Tram Ride.  You can get ideas for your afternoon at leisure—perhaps some croquet, or the beach to gather seashells, or live-oak forests for a walk.  Swap addresses with new friends at our Farewell Dinner at the Jekyll Island Club. B,D

Day 7

Fond Farewell

Visit historic Christ Church on St. Simons Island, one of America’s most beautiful churches, before saying goodbye at Jacksonville Airport. B

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