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Tales of the Old South

8 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

This At Leisure trip delves into the culture of the Deep South, taking in cities like Savannah and Charleston.

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8 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

Tales of the Old South

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    • Crossovers: All 2016 departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

    Departure date

    Savannah, USA

    Return date

    Charleston (SC), USA

    Book by:

    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call 0808 281 1126

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Crossovers: All 2016 departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      Date & Price Updated

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      About this trip

      Delving into the culture of the Deep South taking in cities like Savannah and Charleston, trials and tales of local Civil War history, and the South's famous hospitality.

      You'll enjoy Insider moments like… taking in the spirit of the south, by visiting the First African Baptist Church from the 1700s. Stroll through the beautiful, historic corridors and discover hiding spots used by escaped slaves who sought their freedom on the Underground Railroad.


      Trip type: At Leisure i

      Trip code: DTDS

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 full breakfasts.

      • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest).

      • 1 lunch.

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston

        • Visit the First African Baptist Church, Harbor Town Lighthouse, Middleton Place and the Charleston Tea Plantation


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      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts.

        • 3 dinners
          (including Be My Guest).

        • 1 lunch.


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Tales of the Old South

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Savannah (2 Nights)

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      Savannah Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      Savannah – Hilton Head (2 Nights)

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      Hilton Head At Leisure and Sightseeing

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      Day 5

      Hilton Head – Charleston (3 Nights)

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      Charleston Sightseeing and At Leisure

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      Charleston At Leisure

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      Depart Charleston

      Day 1

      Arrive Savannah (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Savannah (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Savannah, the oldest city in the state of Georgia. Rich with history, charm and famous for its hospitality, this lovely city is quintessentially Southern. Your hotel is located in the heart of the Historic District, so enjoy some time to explore or do a little relaxing before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn Historic District

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn Historic District

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Savannah Sightseeing Day 2 - Savannah Sightseeing

      Begin your day with a trolley tour through historic Savannah discovering 21 historic squares, incredible architecture, the beginnings of the Girl Scouts and much more. Learn about local Civil War history during a visit to Fort Pulaski and discover how the Confederate siege that took place here was a turning point in military history. Tonight, indulge in a Be My Guest dinner at a private beach home on Tybee Island.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Savannah – Hilton Head (2 Nights) Day 3 - Savannah – Hilton Head (2 Nights)

      Before departing Savannah, get a real taste of Southern culture during a visit to the First African Baptist Church, a historic church which once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s. Meet your Local Specialist who shares stories of this amazing place. There is leisure time for lunch on your own to perhaps find a cosy eatery on River Street along the Savannah waterfront dotted with century-old buildings that have been converted into antique shops, boutiques, galleries, and fabulous restaurants. Take in one of the local museums or historic home tours before departing for the low-country resort town of Hilton Head, an island rich in thousands of years of history.

      Hotel

      Omni Hilton Head

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Omni Hilton Head

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Hilton Head At Leisure and Sightseeing Day 4 - Hilton Head At Leisure and Sightseeing

      This morning, begin your exploration of Hilton Head and learn about William Hilton, the English sea captain who lent his name to the island. Climb to the top of the Harbor Town Lighthouse, the island's most recognisable feature. Have lunch on your own and then enjoy some free time before meeting with a Gullah historian, and Local Specialist, who reveals tales of ancient traditions, local culture and maybe even a song or two. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Hilton Head – Charleston (3 Nights) Day 5 - Hilton Head – Charleston (3 Nights)

      Bid farewell to Hilton Head. This afternoon, visit Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark and home to America's oldest landscaped gardens. This beautiful spot has remained under the same family stewardship for over 320 years. Continue to explore lovely Charleston, relax at the hotel or join an optional dinner cruise on the harbour featuring live entertainment.

      Hotel

      Courtyard by Marriott Historic District

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Courtyard by Marriott Historic District

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Charleston Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 6 - Charleston Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Begin the day with a historic carriage ride through downtown Charleston. See the colourful and well-preserved architecture and witness what makes this city the true epitome of the "Old South". Enjoy lunch at the Charleston Tea Plantation where you visit the tea fields for an informative tour and learn why tea, a Cultural Insight, is at the heart of Southern culture. The remainder of the day and evening are yours to enjoy at leisure.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Optional Experiences

      Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruise

      Enjoy a dinner cruise featuring live music on one Charleston Harbor, one of the most beautiful and historic bodies of water in America. Dine on a farm to table menu staring with traditional She-crab soup as well as a fresh salad, followed by entrees such as shrimp and grits or wood fire grilled rib-eye steak. Finish it off with a selection of desserts, and of course a cash bar is available for your pleasure. The views, the music, and dining will make your dinner cruise experience an evening to remember. Dress is casual. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours

      Adult Price: US$78.00

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      Day 7

      Charleston At Leisure Day 7 - Charleston At Leisure

      Today is yours to enjoy as you please with a full leisure day in Charleston to explore your own interests; perhaps spend the morning at the famous Charleston City Market or tour the Nathaniel Russell House on your own. This evening, gather with your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 8

      Depart Charleston Day 8 - Depart Charleston

      Bid farewell to Charleston with a transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Charleston.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/eu/tours/tales-of-the-old-south for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Enjoy dinner at a private beach home on beautiful Tybee Island.

      • Cultural Insights
        Learn about tea as a staple of southern culture at the Charleston Tea Plantation.

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

      • Local Specialists
        Visit the First African Baptist Church and meet a Gullah historian in Hilton Head.

      • #JoinTrafalgar
        Charleston Tea Plantation You'll explore a pesticide-free tea plantation, and discover how the irrigation system helps preserve the local environment for future generations.

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston

        • Visit the First African Baptist Church, Harbor Town Lighthouse, Middleton Place and the Charleston Tea Plantation


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts.

        • 3 dinners
          (including Be My Guest).

        • 1 lunch.


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Why Trafalgar?

      The Trafalgar Experience

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      Meet

      Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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      Taste

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      Unwind

      Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 38 Reviews

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        Service:

        Service rating : Tour director Michele Murphy was extremely well organized and provided us with regular updates as to what to expect each day. Bus driver Howard was a great driver and very helpful and friendly.Product : From our wonderful Be our guest dinner to learning the history of the south,

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        Service rating : The tour was excellent and it would be as good as other tours we have done with Trafalgar.I would definitely recommend Trafalgar to anyone travelling.Product : Had plenty of free time at a easy pace

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        Great trip!

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        Everything on the tour was well organized, led by a super tour director, and fun. Our only problem was that our tour had been TWICE postponed, once in Oct. '16 and again in April '17.

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        Service rating : The intinary was good. The Tour Director Michelle Murphy was excellantProduct : Great cities side trips, hotels and special meals.

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