Charms of the Deep South

Offer

New for 2018

Price per person
from £2,308

Price based on
London Heathrow
12th Oct 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book a USA tour before 28 February and you can upgrade your inbound flight to premium economy for just £69 per person when you fly with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. Offer subject to availability. When booking, click 'view alternative flights' if the first option returned is not a BA or Virgin flight.

More details
  • 8 days

  • Southern USA

  • Steady pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

Enjoy Southern hospitality and discover America's Deep South starting in Atlanta and then to Charleston and Savannah.

At a glance


  • Atlanta
  • Charleston
  • Savannah

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Enjoy Southern hospitality and discover America's Deep South starting in Atlanta and then to Charleston and Savannah.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

UK - Atlanta

Day
1

Fly to Atlanta where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Meet your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink this evening.

No meals included

Atlanta

Day
2

Morning sightseeing includes Centennial Olympic Park, the historic Fox Theatre and the Buckhead neighbourhood, often referred to as the “Beverly Hills of the South”. Visit the Martin Luther King JR. National Historic Site and learn more about the man and his legacy. The afternoon will be at leisure so perhaps visit the Georgia Aquarium or the World of Coca-Cola. Dinner this evening is at Pittypat’s Porch, serving traditional southern food since the 1960’s.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Atlanta - Charleston

Day
3

Depart Atlanta and head east across Georgia and South Carolina to the coast. Arrive in Charleston, home to cobblestone streets, antebellum mansions and low country cuisine. 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 colourful past on a ghost tour. Your tour director will have suggestions for dining this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Charleston

Day
4

Start the day with an orientation tour of Charleston before visiting America’s most photographed plantation, Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens. Tour the mansion, see the slave cabins, and visit the beautiful gardens. Next, a special Gullah Luncheon, where you will enjoy a private performance highlighting the rich history of the Gullah people and their culture. 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 Harbour; or try one of Charleston’s favorite dishes, such as She-crab Soup or Carolina Gold Rice.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Charleston - Savannah

Day
5

Depart Charleston for picturesque Beaufort, a town that has conserved much of its pre-revolutionary character. Enjoy a guided tour of the town by horse-drawn carriage through narrow, oak-lined streets, past the former homes of wealthy cotton growers. This afternoon, see romantic Savannah, America’s first planned city. Upon arrival, visit the American Prohibition Musuem, where there’s time to explore the various exhibits, interact with costumed guides, and enjoy a classic cocktail in the Speakeasy.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Savannah

Day
6

This morning, enjoy a trolley tour led by a local guide who will entertain you with stories of the city’s colourful characters and past. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore more of this beautiful city. We recommend strolling through Forsyth Park, spending time at the Telfair Museum of Art, window shopping on Broughton Street, or touring the Mercer Williams House Museum—made famous in the book and film, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Your tour director will have suggestions for additional shopping, sightseeing, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Savannah - St Simons Island - Jekyll Island - Savannah

Day
7

Visit nearby St. Simons Island, home to beautiful beaches and charming communities. Continue to Jekyll Island for a guided trolley tour of the Club Historic District. A cluster of 19th-century mansions, this “club” was formed by some of America’s most prominent families. Your tour includes a visit to one of the most elaborate winter mansions, such as the Rockefellers’ Indian Mound. After the tour, your tour director hosts a farewell lunch at the Jekyll Island Club. Built in 1887, the Jekyll Island Club was the winter home of the Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Morgan families. Enjoy the atmosphere and superior service of this famous and historic location. Return to Savannah, where your evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Savannah - Atlanta - UK

Day
8

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to Atlanta airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
9

No meals included

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Atlanta: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • Charleston: Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
  • Savannah: Embassy Suites by Hilton Historic Savannah

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