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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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Tales of the Old South

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    • These departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • Gaze at the tea fields during a visit and with lunch at a traditional Charleston Tea Plantation
    • 3 Nights in the Deep South to explore lovely Charleston
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • 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. 
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    Savannah, USA

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    Early payment discount

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • These departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • Gaze at the tea fields during a visit and with lunch at a traditional Charleston Tea Plantation
      • 3 Nights in the Deep South to explore lovely Charleston
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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. 

      About this trip

      Set your watch to the slow, sultry drawl of America's Deep South-a lazy sojourn from Savannah's magnolia blossomed avenues to the jaunty cobblestone streets of Charleston, South Carolina-stately homes, lush tea plantations and some good ol' Southern hospitality are yours to discover At Leisure.


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      Trip code: DTDS

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 full breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Savannah, Hilton Head, Charleston

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 3 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      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

        • All 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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      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)

      Slow it down, right down, Savannah-style. Saunter along the grand boulevards of Georgia's oldest city and sip mint juleps on filigreed Victorian patios to the steady clip-clop sound of horse-drawn buggies rolling by. Your leisurely day in charming Savannah ends with a Welcome Reception to meet your travelling companions who will join you in discovering new southern stompin' grounds.

      Hotel

      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Savannah Historic District

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Savannah Historic District

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Savannah Sightseeing Day 2 - Savannah Sightseeing

      Take a gentle ramble today along the tree-lined boulevards of historic Savannah by trolley. See this Southern Belle's American Revolution and Civil War history in grand tree-lined squares, stately homes and bastions like Fort Pulaski, where you'll learn how the Union Army besieged the Confederates in what would become a turning point in military history. Tonight, join the Odom family for a Be My Guest dinner of a Lowcountry boil at their Tybee Island beach house.

      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)

      The corridors of Savannah's 18th century First African Baptist Church are your first stop today. Join your Local Specialist who will tell the story of this defender of the Civil Rights movement in the South, whose floorboards once hid slaves making their brave journey up north. Then, stretch your legs along the Savannah River, visit a quaint waterfront café, shop for art and antiques on River Street or sit back and watch the world go by from your buggy seat. Later, depart for the historic island retreat of Hilton Head.

      Hotel

      The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

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

      Hilton Head is no stranger to visitors from afar. Today, we'll learn how this now popular Lowcountry island, once home to fleeing French Huguenots and British colonists, sowed the seeds for Southern plantation life as we know it. Climb to the top of the Harbor Town Lighthouse for magnificent views of the resort town and perhaps enjoy a delicious waterfront seafood lunch on your own before joining your Local Specialist, a historian who will share the story of the previously enslaved African American Gullah community, who have kept their unique culture and Creole language alive for centuries. Tonight, you'll enjoy a traditional Regional Meal with new friends.

      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)

      This morning, wind your way north to the sleepy state of South Carolina, the smell of centuries-old camellia, magnolia and roses linger in the air as we stroll around the stately Middleton Place, America's oldest landscaped gardens, and home to four generations of the Middleton family. Then it's just a short Charleston hop for an afternoon at leisure and optional dinner cruise on the harbour featuring live entertainment. Your hotel for the next three nights is situated in the heart of the charming historic district just steps from the shops and restaurants.

      Hotel

      Renaissance Charleston Historic District

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Renaissance Charleston Historic District

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

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

      Your morning begins with an amble through historic downtown Charleston the way its noble residents would have centuries ago-glimpses of beautifully preserved 18th century homes, church steeples and American Civil War heritage on display from the comfort of your horse-drawn carriage. Enjoy a lazy lunch at the Charleston Tea Plantation and gain Cultural Insight into how tea lies at the heart of Southern hospitality during a visit to the only tea plantation in America.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Charleston At Leisure Day 7 - Charleston At Leisure

      Today is yours to explore the cobblestone lanes and oak-lined boulevards of Charleston-from Rainbow Row's pastel Georgians to the shutters and doors of palatial homes daubed in stark Charleston Green harking back to the American Civil War, whose first shots were fired on nearby Fort Sullivan. The jaunt through the Old South comes to an end this evening as you enjoy a Farewell Dinner together.

      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 the Holy City with a transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

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

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Share some Savannah sweet tea and southern hospitality at Ms. Linda's where you'll enjoy a traditional Lowcountry boil at her beach house

      • Cultural Insights
        Visit America's only tea plantation and learn how the brew has shaped the culture and tradition of Charleston and the Deep South

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        To learn about the 18th century First African Baptist Church and meet a Gullah historian who will explain how this unique African American community has preserved its unique heritage

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Savannah, Hilton Head, Charleston

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 3 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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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

        • All 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


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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 45 Reviews

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        The entire trip was most enjoyable. The only disappointment was the Marriott Courtyard in Charleston. My sisters and I had connecting rooms. The carpeting in each room as well as the furniture was heavily stained and looked really dirty. My bath had black areas on the bathroom tile, which

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        I was happy with the guide we had. He made every effort to keep us informed about the trip activities and to make the trip enjoyable for everyone. On every other trip I have been on the fellow travelers have been friendly and fun to be with. Not so this time. There were a few from New York who

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        Service rating : Coach driver excellent. Guide averageProduct : Last minute substitions for excursions Visit to tea plantation not necessaryTalks were amateurish and not well prepared

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        Service rating : Wonderful selection of cities, very worthwhile sights included,right amount of free time, loved the Be My Guest dinner at private home in Tybee Island where we sampled a low country boil, good hotels in convenient locations.Product : Loved all the cities and just the right

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        I thoroughly enjoyed the tour that exceeded my expectations. Gordon has very helpful, very friendly, entertaining and Knowledgeable. He provided excellent service and we had a very good skilled and friendly bus driver. The Doubletree and other hotel accommodations were very good with excellent

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