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Welcome to Atlanta and the "Peach State"! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming Southern adventure!
Morning sightseeing includes Centennial Olympic Park, the historic Fox Theatre, and the Buckhead neighborhood, often referred to as the “Beverly Hills of the South.” A visit is also made to the MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, where you’ll learn more about the man and his legacy. During your free time this afternoon, you may wish to visit the Georgia Aquarium or the World of Coca-Cola®. Dinner this evening is at LF Pittypat’s Porch, serving traditional Southern food since the 1960s.
Depart Atlanta and head east across Georgia and South Carolina. Stop in Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, rich with history and warm southern hospitality. After an orientation tour, enjoy free time to explore the charms of this warm community and see the stunning granite State House. Later, continue to 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 colorful past on a ghost tour. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for dining this evening.
Start the day with an orientation tour of Charleston before visiting America’s most photographed plantation, BOONE HALL PLANTATION & GARDENS. Tour the mansion with its beautiful gardens, and also the slave cabins there. Next, a special LF GULLAH LUNCHEON, where you’ll 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 Harbor; or try one of Charleston’s favorite dishes, such as She-crab Soup or Carolina Gold Rice.
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, make your way to romantic Savannah, America’s first planned city. Upon arrival, visit the AMERICAN PROHIBITION MUSEUM, where there’s time to explore the various exhibits, interact with costumed guides, and enjoy a LF classic cocktail in the SPEAKEASY.
This morning, enjoy a TROLLEY TOUR led by a Local Guide who will entertain you with stories of the city’s colorful 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 movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional shopping, sightseeing, and dining.
Today, visit 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 festive farewell lunch at the LF 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. The, visit nearby St. Simons Island, home to beautiful beaches and charming communities. Return to Savannah, where your evening is at leisure.
This morning, travel back to Atlanta for your homebound flight. The tour ends at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Please schedule flights after 4 pm.
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Decorated with custom murals that feature Atlanta's top visual artists, W Atlanta-Buckhead features updated guestrooms, distinctive restaurants and bars, infinity-edge pool overlooking Buckhead, and fitness room.
This hotel invites you to experience sophistication and warm Southern charm in the heart of the historic district. More than just a place to lay your head, the Renaissance's new guest rooms evoke a personal home-like space, furnished and decorated with a mix of modern and vintage pieces collected over time, and local finds one might discover on famous King Street.
The contemporary all-suite hotel is located in the heart of historic downtown Savannah. The hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness center, and on-site restaurant with a variety of notable museums and boutique shops within walking distance.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.