Charleston, Savannah & Golden Isles

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March 31- April 5, 2019

6 days, 5 nights

Charleston, Savannah, and the Golden Isles

Gracious…historic…beautiful comes to mind when exploring the southern charms of Charleston and Savannah and a visit to Georgia’s Golden Isles of Saint Simon and Jekyll Islands.   Savannah, Georgia is a charming Southern escape where art, period architecture are all set under a veil of Spanish moss.  Charleston, South Carolina is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses.  The Golden Isles is one of the most captivating destinations you’ll ever discover with unsurpassed beauty and charming attractions.    Everything you’ve heard is true, now start packing! 

 

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TRIP INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip deluxe motorcoach transportation from Salina to airport 

  • Roundtrip airfare, baggage fee for 1st checked bag

  • 5 days professional tour director/guide service from Classic SouthEast Tours 

  • Tour Historic Charleston 

    • One of the most beautiful and historic cities in the south.  Stately homes with lovely gardens, magnificent public buildings and majestic churches will enchant you.  We will see the College of Charleston, Harleston Village, the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, famous Battery with its elegant town houses built by planters and merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries

  • Magnolia Gardens 

    • Journey down a live oak canopied scenic highway with a private guide.  Magnolia Gardens is considered one of the most beautiful romantic gardens in the world.  The nature train will take you into part of the Audubon Swamp Garden, home to scores of water loving creatures and traversed by boardwalks, dikes and bridges

  • Georgia Welcome Center 

  • National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force 

    • A docent-led tour tells the story of the greatest air armada – from its humble beginnings in WWII to its ultimate domination of the skies over Europe
  • Savannah History Museum

    • Showcases the city’s history from its founding in 1733 to the present day and has everything from an interactive component about Native American cultures to a 1902 Crestmobile, a car that pre-dates the Ford Model A and learn about the Revolutionary Way in Savannah
  • Historic Savannah “Snapshot” Tour 

    • A two-hour tour with a Step-On-Guide includes the 2.2 square miles of the Historic District’s rich history with its restored 18th and 19th century buildings and the picturesque water front where cotton warehouses are now restaurants, hotels and shops 
  • Jekyll Island Historic Tram Tour

    • Tour an exclusive gilded era island retreat for family and friends on Georgia’s coast.  Once a haven for the rich and famous, now everyone can enjoy the millionaires’ row of Newport-style “cottages” that remain, representing many of the architectural styles that experienced a revival during the Victorian Era
  • St Simons Island Tour 

    • Moss covered oaks and ocean breezes weave past and present together as our guide narrates stories from the Prehistoric Era through the Colonial Era, the Plantation Era, the Civil War, the Timber Era, up to the elegant present-day Resort Era 
  • Atlantic Ocean Low Country Tour

    • Visit the Byrd Cookie Company flagship store and enjoy cookie-tasting.  View outlying areas that showcase river inlets, marshes and tidal creeks as we travel to Savannah’s Beach at Tybee Island.  Hear about Fort Pulaski National Monument & Park, enjoy a drive-by view of Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, a phot op and a beach walk to experience the Atlantic Ocean sand and water on your toes and a visit to Tybee Oaks
  • Dolphin Discovery Cruise

    • Highlights the local dolphins but is also filled with the scenery and wildlife found in the low country marshes.  See the homes of Paula Deen and other Savannah notables
  • 6 lunches, 6 dinners, 5 breakfasts at hotel

  • This trip requires a lot of walking

DINING:

  • Charleston Crab House

  • Box lunch at Magnolia Gardens

  • Oyster House Restaurant

  • Miss Sophie’s Marketplace

  • Pirate’s House Restaura

  • Iguana’s on St Simons Island

  • Skipper’s Fish Camp 

  • Crab Shack on Tybee Island

  • River House Seafood Restaurant

ACCOMODATIONS:

  • Hampton Inn Charleston-Airport 

  • Doubletree Hotel Historic Savannah

COST:

This trip is all inclusive.

  • First Bank Kansas has purchased Travel Insured Group Protection Plan on behalf of all travelers

  • $2570 per person Club Member

  • $2955 per person Non-Member

  • $150 deposit per person due at sign up

 

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