Day 1: We travel to the beautiful Golden Isles of Georgia and the warm Georgia coastline. We overnight in South Carolina enroute to Georgia.
Day 2: Enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast, then check out and continue to the Golden Isles of Georgia. Upon arrival, you’ll check into your lodging and have a chance to freshen up before enjoying a fabulous dinner at one of the fine restaurants in the area. (B, D)
Day 3: After a deluxe continental breakfast, depart for historic Jekyll Island. Upon arrival, meet your guide for a driving tour of this island whose history began in 1886 when it was purchased by a number of wealthy families to be used as a private winter retreat. This was the winter home of the Rockefellers, Morgans, and many more captains of industry. Their gathering place was the renowned Jekyll Island Club, and it was reputed that its membership represented over one-sixth of the world’s wealth during this time period. You are welcome to enjoy lunch on your own at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. You will have some free time to relax before enjoying dinner at another local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 4: Enjoy an early deluxe continental breakfast, then depart for Savannah, GA for a 2-hour guided tour of this charming city. Enjoy a scrumptious southern-style buffet lunch at Food Network personality Paula Deen’s “The Lady & Sons.” No trip to Savannah is complete without a visit to the famous River Street District where you can have dinner on your own and browse the unique shops. (B, L)
Day 5: Once again you will enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast, then depart for St. Simons Island, where you’ll meet your guide for a 2-hour tour. Your guide will lend insight into the history of the island, which was founded in the 1600’s by Spanish explorers, with brief stops at Christ’s Church and Ft. Frederica. At the conclusion of your tour, you will have plenty of time to explore the quaint shops and eateries the village offers. Dinner has been arranged at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 6: Following a deluxe continental breakfast, it’s time to check out and bid farewell to the Golden Isles as you continue north to your overnight lodging. (B)
Day 7: Following a deluxe continental breakfast, depart for a guided tour of the Norfolk Naval Base. This 1-hour riding tour will show you all the highlights of the world’s largest naval installation and allow you to get up close to the vessels in port. After the tour, return to your hotel to check out and prepare for your departure home. (B)