Travel back in time through the deep south on this eight-day tour with WMT. Enjoy the history, charm and southern hospitality on WMT’s tour of the enchanting south!
Begin in Atlanta with a tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site before exploring charming Charleston including a plantation tour. Also visit the picturesque town of Beaufort to enjoy a guided tour of the town by horse-drawn carriage. While in beautiful Savannah you will experience a trolley ride with a local guide sharing stories of the city. Continue to St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island to explore the island communities before returning home.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
Welcome to Atlanta! The day is yours to explore the city of Atlanta. An excursion is being planned for this day. In the evening you will meet with your group for a welcome drink and an intro to your southern adventure!
SATURDAY, MAY 12
Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to explore! Begin the morning sightseeing in Atlanta including 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. Enjoy dinner at Pittypat's Porch, serving traditional southern food since the 1960's. (B,D)
SUNDAY, MAY 13
Depart Atlanta and head east across Georgia and South Carolina to the coast. Arrive in 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. (B)
MONDAY, MAY 14
Start the day with an orientation tour before visiting America's most photographed plantation, Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens. Tour the mansion, see the slave cabins, and visit the beautiful gardens. For lunch, enjoy a special Gullah Luncheon, where you'll watch 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. (B,L)
TUESDAY, MAY 15
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. Enjoy a trolley tour led by a local guide who will entertain you with stories of the city's colorful characters and past. Your tour ends at the American Prohibition Museum, where there's time to explore the various exhibits, interact with costumed guides, and enjoy a classic cocktail in the speakeasy. (B)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
Spend a full day at leisure exploring more of this beautiful city. You may be interested in 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. (B)
THURSDAY, MAY 17
SAVANNAH-ST. SIMONS & JEKYLL ISLANDS
Visit nearby St. Simons Island, home to beautiful beaches and charming communities. Continue to 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, the Rockefellers' Indian Mound. After the tour, enjoy a festive farewell lunch at the 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. Return to Savannah, where your evening is at leisure. (B,L)
FRIDAY, MAY 18
After a fantastic tour of the south, transfer to the airport for our return flight home. You’ll return home with many memories and photographs in tow! (B)
- Fully Escorted
- 7-night accommodations, taxes and luggage handling
- Airport transfers
- Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
- Complimentary WiFi on motorcoach and in most hotels
- Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
- 7 full breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 1 dinner (D) as specified
SPECIAL INCLUDED EXPERIENCES:
- Tour the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
- Traditional southern dinner at Pittypat’s Porch
- Orientation tour of Charleston
- Tour America’s most photographed plantation, Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
- Special Gullah Luncheon in Charleston
- Beaufort guided horse-drawn carriage tour
- Trolley tour of Savannah by an entertaining local guide
- Visit the American Prohibition Museum in Savannah and enjoy a drink in the speakeasy
- Guided trolley sightseeing tour of Jekyll Island
- Lunch at Jekyll Island Club
- Group Airfare
- Airline baggage fees
- Personal items
- Meals not listed in itinerary
- Tips and Gratuities
- Travel Insurance
Double occupancy: $2995 per person
Single occupancy: $4065 per person
Deposit of $700 per person is required to confirm your
Final Payment is due on or before February 2, 2018
Deposit is nonrefundable.
After February 2, 2018, final payment is nonrefundable.
SPECIAL BOOKING BONUS!
Past Passenger Discount:
$100 per person discount for passengers who have traveled with Globus, Cosmos or Avalon in the last 5 years.
Group air arrangements are available from Cedar Rapids at a special price of $500 per person round trip. Departures from other cities and seat upgrade information is also available upon request.
Travel insurance is highly recommended and available through Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited. If the insurance premium is paid within 14 days of deposit, pre-existing conditions are covered, some limitations apply. If you decline the insurance offered by the agency, we strongly advise the purchase of travel insurance through another broker.
GROUP PHOTO POLICY
Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited and WMT Radio reserve the right to take photos during any part of the tour and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a reservation with Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited, group members agree to allow their images to be used in such photos. Group members who prefer that their images not be used are asked to advise their group escort at the beginning of the tour.
Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited, Clear Channel Communications/WMT, escorts and hosts, selected air carrier, selected hotel, ground operators, Globus and their affiliates, shall have no liability for loss or damage to baggage and property, or for personal injuries or delay due to the acts or omissions of any carrier, hotel operator, restaurant, or any other supplier of services or facilities caused by weather, strike, war, quarantine or for any other reason. Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited acts only as an agent for suppliers in selling travel-related services, accepting reservations, and booking services that are not directly supplied by this travel agency (i.e. air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, etc).
The itinerary, as published, will be followed as closely as possible. If, it is rendered necessary to make changes in this itinerary, the above named providers will not be responsible for any loss or expense caused guests by reason of such change. The above named providers reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person, whether with or without cause, at any time. It is understood and agreed that a refund may not be made to guests who do not complete a tour for any cause whatsoever. Please note that information on this flyer is based on details available at the time of printing and is subject to change. Please read this contract carefully. Any payment constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.