Southern Charms


  • 8 days

  • Georgia

  • Steady pace

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Experience the beautiful scenery, rich history, and vibrant cultures of the South on this southern U.S. tour that begins and ends in Atlanta with overnights also in Charleston and Savannah. Also enjoy time in St. Simons Island, with its unspoiled beauty and beaches, laid-back lifestyle, and charming communities.

History comes to life during your visits to Atlanta’s Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, where you’ll learn more about the man and his legacy; Charleston’s Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, America’s most photographed plantation and where you’ll tour the mansion, see the slave cabins, and visit the beautiful gardens; and Savannah’s American Prohibition Museum, bringing the roaring 20s to life. In Charleston, Globus has included a special Gullah luncheon, where you’ll learn about the rich history and culture of the Gullah people, the descendants of slaves who lived in the low country.

Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the narrow, oak-lined streets in picturesque Beaufort and sightseeing trolley tours in both Savannah and Jekyll Island. Of course, no southern U.S. tour would be complete without sampling the flavors of the South. In Atlanta, Globus has included dinner at Pittypat’s Porch, where you’ll be immersed in southern atmosphere as you savor traditional southern cuisine. Globus has also included another special treat…a festive luncheon at the Jekyll Island Club, once a retreat for some of the world’s wealthiest families, such as the Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Morgan families.

From the traditional southern food to the picturesque scenery and rich historic opportunities, this southern tour is a vacation of a lifetime!

Highlights

ATLANTA
Sightseeing including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site; [LF] traditional Southern dinner at Pittypat’s Porch
COLUMBIAOrientation tour
CHARLESTONOrientation tour; visit Boone Hall Plantations & Gardens with special [LF] Gullah lunch and presentation
BEAUFORTCarriage tour
SAVANNAHVisit the American Prohibition Museum with [LF] a drink in the speakeasy; sightseeing by Trolley
JEKYLL ISLANDGuided trolley sightseeing tour; farewell lunch at the [LF] historic Jekyll Island Club
ST. SIMONS ISLAND Visit this charming island

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2020 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

ARRIVE IN ATLANTA

Day
1

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!

ATLANTA

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ATLANTA–COLUMBIA–CHARLESTON

Day
3

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CHARLESTON–BEAUFORT–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, 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SAVANNAH

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SAVANNAH. EXCURSION TO JEKYLL ISLAND & ST. SIMONS ISLAND

Day
7

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SAVANNAH–ATLANTA

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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