Southern Charm Holiday

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  • Collette, Inc.

Embrace the leisurely pace and charming allure of America’s southeast as you explore cobblestone streets, historic homes and unspoiled coastline during the holiday season. Discover antebellum Charleston and the history of Savannah with 2-night stays in each city. Drive through James Island County Park illuminated with over 500,000 lights. Spend two nights at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, once described as “the richest, most exclusive club in the world.” Experience the unique charm and singular hospitality of America’s “Low Country” in South Carolina and Georgia.

Highlights
  • Get to know Charleston's cobblestoned streets, historic homes and restored buildings.
  • Enjoy a holiday-themed trolley tour of Savannah's sprawling Historic District.
  • Experience a guided tour of the Jekyll Island Club, beautifully decorated for the season.
  • Enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner showcasing regional specialties in Savannah.
  • Savor a festive farewell dinner at the Jekyll Island Club.
  • Explore Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens just outside of Charleston.
  • Spend time at quaint St. Simons Island and marvel at its stunning 106-foot tall lighthouse.
  • Drive through enchanting James Island County Park, decorated with over 500,000 lights.
Experiences
  • Explore Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens just outside of Charleston.
  • Spend time at quaint St. Simons Island and marvel at its stunning 106-foot tall lighthouse.
  • Drive through enchanting James Island County Park, decorated with over 500,000 lights.
Options
Charleston, SC: Historic Charleston Carriage Ride with Lunch

Discover beautiful Charleston on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Historic District. Settle into a relaxed pace of life as you absorb the timeless charm of this enchanting city. Your carriage driver will make the stories of Charleston come alive with commentary throughout your journey. Complete your Charleston experience with lunch at a local restaurant. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

Price: £80


Charleston, SC: Historic Charleston Carriage Ride with Lunch

Discover beautiful Charleston on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Historic District. Settle into a relaxed pace of life as you absorb the timeless charm of this enchanting city. Your carriage driver will make the stories of Charleston come alive with commentary throughout your journey. Complete your Charleston experience with lunch at a local restaurant. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

Price: £80


Destinations
  • North America
  • North America
  • North America
  • USA
Tour Types
  • Scenic
  • Traditional Coach
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Museum
  • Snorkeling
  • Walking
  • Flowers and Gardens
  • History
  • Wildlife

Location: Charleston

Revel in the holiday hospitality in America’s southeast. Come to know its rich history and traditions on this scenic and festive tour highlighted by stays in Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island. Begin your journey in Charleston, a city that has defied all odds. Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake and hurricanes – and still exudes elegance, charm and grace.

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Location: Charleston

Decide how to see the city because it’s your choice! Stroll through Charleston’s historic center with a local guide, exploring hidden alleys and quaint areas that are only accessible by foot -OR- take a harbor cruise to Fort Sumter, where the first fired shots of the Civil War were fired, and chat with a ranger before exploring on your own. Later, make your way to bustling City Market, one of the country’s oldest public markets and a central hub for Gullah sweetgrass basketry – an intricate handicraft of African origin. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore Charleston on your own. Perhaps you will join an optional horse-and-carriage tour with lunch. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. End your day with a visit to James Island County Park, where over 500,000 lights provide you with an enchanting 3-mile driving tour.

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Location: Charleston, Savannah

This morning, explore Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, where you’ll experience Southern living as you come to know one of America's oldest plantations beautifully decorated for the holidays. Later, travel down the coast through South Carolina’s Low Country to historic Savannah. This evening, spend some time exploring Factors Walk and River Street, where old cotton warehouses have been converted into trendy shops, taverns and restaurants.

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Location: Savannah

Take in the ambiance of the “Old South” with a holiday-themed trolley tour highlighting Savannah's sprawling Historic District. Lively, informative commentary brings the city to life as you travel along the cobblestone-paved streets and beneath moss-draped oaks. Allow the stately mansions, beautiful squares and romantic riverfront promenades to capture your heart. The rest of the afternoon is yours to do as you wish. Perhaps you will join an optional walking tour and lunch to get a closer look at some of Savannah’s elegant gates and secret gardens. Tonight, gather at a popular local restaurant on Savannah’s famous River Street for a cooking demonstration and dinner showcasing regional culinary specialties.

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Location: Savannah, Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island

Journey to Georgia’s legendary Gold Coast and visit quaint St. Simons Island. See its striking 106-foot tall lighthouse before stepping into the past at the Museum of Coastal History. Enjoy time to explore the area on your own, meandering along the unique shops and restaurants in the village. Continue on to the exclusive Jekyll Island Club hotel, your home for the next two nights.

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Location: Jekyll Island

Situated grandly in the middle of the Golden Isles, Jekyll Island was once the beloved vacation spot for prominent families, including the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts and J.P. Morgan. With a morning at leisure, take a complimentary tour of the Jekyll Island Club hotel or just enjoy the old-world ambiance of this iconic island resort, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Gather for a tram ride that brings you on a tour of the island and the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District – one of the nation’s largest restoration projects. This afternoon, hop aboard for a scenic cruise to gain a different perspective on the waterways around Georgia’s Golden Isles. Then, find yourself in the holiday spirit with Christmas caroling and refreshments. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at the Jekyll Island Club hotel.

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Location: Jekyll Island, Jacksonville

As your tour draws to a close, leave for home with memories of a trip well-traveled. Your days spent experiencing Southern holiday charm and gracious hospitality will stay dear to your heart for years to come.

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Included
  • Accommodation
  • Drinks with Meals
    -(non-alcoholic)
  • Train Tickets
    -(if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)
  • Fully Guided
  • Meals – Half Board

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
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  • Country Entry Visas
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  • Tipping and Gratuities
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No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.
No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.
We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.
Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pro
Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.
That will vary by country of residence and country destination.
Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.
Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.
Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.
Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*
Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.
Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.
Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.
Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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This tour is operated by Collette, Inc.

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Start:Eastern & Midwestern USA
Finish:Southern USA
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 2
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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