5 nights accommodations, 3 dinners, 3 luncheons, Brookgreen Gardens, Carriage Tour of Charleston, Carriage Tour of Beaufort, Alabama Theatre, Harbor Cruise of Charleston, Fort Sumter,…
When: March 8 – 15
Length: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Departs: Lanc 7:00 A.M., Hbg E 7:45 A.M., Hbg W 8:00 A.M., York 6:30 A.M.
Day 1: Escape the end of winter in the north and get a head start on springtime as we travel to the warm south, where glorious gardens peak out behind 300-year-old iron gates as we visit four of the south’s most popular destinations: Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Today we travel to Charlotte, NC, where we spend the night.
Day 2: We visit the Billy Graham Library this morning and learn about this iconic evangelist. We continue to Atlanta, GA, where we spend the next three nights. Tonight you will be our guests for dinner at a popular Atlanta restaurant. (B, D)
Day 3: We spend the day touring some of Atlanta’s most popular attractions. Our first stop is at the World of Coca-Cola, where we learn the history and view hundreds of exhibits showcasing one of American’s most famous products. We also tour CNN Studios for an up close and personal look at one of America’s premier cable networks. We continue with a visit to the Mercedes Benz Stadium, site of a Super Bowl and the home of the Atlanta Falcons. This evening we will travel to Stone Mountain where we enjoy dinner and the laser show spectacular including fireworks and fireballs. (B, D)
Day 4: Our day features a “Gone with the Wind” theme, beginning with a visit to the Atlanta History Center and the Cyclorama, a rotating oil painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta. We will visit the Swan House, recognized as one of the most beautiful homes in Atlanta. We visit the Margaret Mitchell House, where the author wrote her epic novel about the Civil War. We continue to Jonesboro and see the Road to Tara Museum, the official Gone with the Wind Town. Our final stop is Stately Oaks Plantation, where we relax over dinner at this typical southern civil-war-era plantation. (B, D)
Day 5: We depart Atlanta this morning and travel to Savannah, where a local tour guide will introduce us to this most elegant southern city. Highlights include points of interest surrounding the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” and the filming of “Forrest Gump”. You will also view historic buildings, mansions, churches and Savannah’s famous gardens. Tonight join us for dinner at one of Savannah’s popular restaurants. (B, D)
Day 6: We continue to lovely Charleston, where we enjoy a carriage tour that will introduce us to the gardens and harbor mansions. We will relax over an included luncheon in Charleston before a visit to Fort Sumter, site of where the first shots were fired to start the Civil War. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at the Crab House, one of Charleston’s most famous restaurants. (B, L, D)
Day 7: We tour the lovely Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The estate dates back to 1676 and has a 50-acre garden with hundreds of plants and flowers along with their famous Magnolias. You will also have time to tour the plantation home before we continue north to Myrtle Beach, where we spend the last night of our vacation. Join us for dinner and a show at the Alabama Theatre, a top-rated musical show. (B, D) Day 8: We return north, refreshed from our southern early spring getaway. We return home early evening. (B)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 2,000
Caper Coupon: $20.00
Price includes: 7 nights accommodations, 6 dinners, 1 luncheon, 7 breakfasts, tour of Savannah, CNN Studio tour, Coca-Cola tour, Mercedes Benz Stadium tour, Laser Show at Stone Mountain, Cyclorama Exhibit, Swan House, Mitchell House, Tara Museum, Oaks Plantation, Carriage Tour of Charleston, Fort Sumter, Magnolia Plantation, Alabama Theatre and deluxe motorcoach transportation.