Welcome to Charleston...where history lives. Come visit a place where glorious gardens peek out from behind 300-year-old iron gates, where you can hear a jazz concert on the lawn of an antebellum plantation and where you can ride in air-conditioned comfort as you glide past Civil War sites. Savannah, Georgia, situated in the southeastern Atlantic coast of the Unites States, was founded in 1733 as the first colonial settlement and was one of the first planned cities in the United States.
2 Nights in Charleston's Historic District
2 Nights in Savannah's Historic District
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Historic Charleston Tour
Carriage tour of Beaufort
Savannah History Museum
Trolley tour of Savannah
Dinner at River House Seafood Restaurant
8 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
We will tour the sights of our nation's capital, Washington, DC, as we travel south. With stops for rest & lunch, we'll arrive at our overnight accommodations in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Dinner will be at your leisure.
After breakfast we will continue south. With stops for rest & lunch, we'll arrive in Charleston, SC. Upon arrival, we will tour the lovely Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The estate, dating back to 1676, has a 50-acre garden with hundreds of seasonal plants and flowers. (The azaleas, camellias and wisterias of the South should be in bloom for the April tour.) Our lodging for the next two nights is located in downtown Charleston. The award-winning hotel is the only antebellum hotel located in the Charleston Historic District and is within walking distance to many restaurants and shopping, as well as the Charleston Visitor Center and Charleston Museum. Dinner will be at your leisure.CB
After breakfast, a local guide will introduce us to historic Charleston including sights of Southern homes & harbor mansions and a walking tour of the Joseph Manigault House. Following some free time for lunch and exploring on your own, we will board the ferry that will take us through the historic harbor to Fort Sumter. Enjoy a self-guided tour of this site where America's deadliest war began. The first shots of the American Civil War were fired upon Fort Sumter in 1861, igniting a conflict that saw more than 700,000 casualties. Walk in the steps of those who shaped this nation alongside a national park ranger as they relay stories of courageous heroes in action, explore the well-preserved fort ruins, and browse museum store souvenirs. After, we'll board the ferry to return to Charleston. Dinner will be at your leisure.CB
Following breakfast at the hotel, we depart Charleston and travel to Savannah, GA. En route we will stop for a guided carriage tour of Beaufort, SC, the second oldest town in the state. This picturesque old port town still retains an atmosphere of an earlier day to a remarkable degree. We will have time for lunch on our own and shopping in historic Beaufort. After our arrival in Savannah, we will check-in to our hotel in the Savannah Historic District for two nights. At last, we'll be sipping "Mint Juleps" and enjoying dinner at the River House Seafood Restaurant. The evening will be free to relax and take a stroll around town.CB, D
This morning after breakfast, we will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Savannah History Museum followed by a narrated trolley tour of Savannah. This "windshield" driving tour of Savannah may include some walking. Highlights include points of interest surrounding the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and the filming of "Forrest Gump." You will also view historic buildings, mansions, and churches. Lunch will be included at Paula Dean's Lady & Sons. After lunch we'll enjoy the beautiful view of saltwater marshes as we travel to Savannah's beach at Tybee Island. Here we experience the feel of a quaint 1950s beach community, and we will catch sight of Georgia's oldest and tallest active lighthouse. This evening is free to enjoy at your leisure.B, L
This morning, after breakfast, you will be free to explore this charming city on your own. We'll depart by midday for Fayetteville, NC, making stops for rest & lunch. Dinner will be at your leisure.B
After breakfast we'll begin our journey home. With stops for rest & lunch, arrival home is scheduled for early evening.CB
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach
| Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Shuttle
| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10
Rt 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle
| Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach
| Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle
| Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610