Southern Charms: Savannah, Hilton Head & Charleston
8 days | Savannah to Charleston | from $4,690
KEN BURNS AMERICAN JOURNEYS TOUR
This unforgettable Tauck tour takes you through coastal Georgia and South Carolina, to places reminiscent of long-ago days of gracious Southern living – 19th-century mansions, magnolias and live oaks hung with Spanish moss.
Explore National Historic Landmark Districts in Savannah, Charleston and Beaufort. Stay in your own beachfront oasis at Hilton Head Island. Discover Savannah’s beloved Madeira traditions and experience a hands-on culinary demonstration focusing on dishes representing the unique cuisine of the coastal Low Country region.
Your vacation includes tours of mansions, coastal islands, magnificent gardens, some more than 325 years old, and a private cruise in Charleston Harbor. Tauck’s Southern Charms journey is as refreshing as a cool glass of sweet tea!
This vacation is available as a Small Group Tour, limited to 24 guests and led by an experienced Tour Director. Tauck offers a collection of Small Group travel experiences.
Tauck Exclusive: Insider stories about the Civil War during filmed narratives by filmmaker Ken Burns.
Tauck Exclusive: A taste of Savannah’s Madeira traditions at the Federal-style Davenport House Museum.
Tauck Exclusive: Tour the Sea Islands off Beaufort, South Carolina.
Visit Savannah’s Massie Heritage Center for a hands-on culinary demonstration and lunch featuring Low Country cuisine.
Private cruise in Charleston Harbor, where Charleston’s rich maritime heritage comes alive.
Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1: Arrive Savannah, Georgia
Transfer from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to the Perry Lane Hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner at the hotel. (D)
DAY 2: Savannah
Begin with a sightseeing trip of Savannah and the National Historic Landmark District. Next up is a hands-on culinary demonstration of unique Low Country cuisine. In the afternoon, visit the Massie Heritage Center and in the evening, enjoy a Tauck Exclusive event of the city’s Madeira wine traditions followed by dinner at the renowned 45 Bistro. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: Savannah
Embark on a guided excursion through the Low Country region along the Georgia coast, learn about the unique Gullah/Geechee culture at the Pin Point Heritage Museum. Next, visit a key site of the Civil War, Fort Pulaski National Monument. Return to Savannah for a free afternoon and evening to spend as you wish. (B)
DAY 4: Hilton Head Island
This morning, private tour at the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force for a private tour of its exhibits with lunch following. Travel to Hilton Head Island and your oceanfront resort. Free afternoon to spend as you wish and dinner at your leisure at the resort. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Beaufort and Charleston
Enjoy Hilton Head’s pristine beaches before setting off for historic Beaufort and your choice of a carriage tour or walking tour. Then travel to Charleston, the lovely and historic first capital of South Carolina. Dinner tonight is at your choice of several Charleston restaurants. (B,D)
DAY 6: Charleston
Begin your day with a private boat cruise of Charleston Harbor and learn about its impressive maritime history. The afternoon and evening is yours to explore Charleston as you wish. (B)
DAY 7: Charleston
This morning, visit the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens; some sections of the gardens are more than 325 years old. Then, tour the Ashley River Plantations, a National Historic Landmark built in 1755 and enjoy lunch. Tonight, enjoy a farewell cocktail reception and dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: Depart Charleston
Transfer to the airport for you return flight home. (B)
Perry Lane Hotel | Savannah, Georgia
Surrounded by live oak trees draped in Spanish moss and the allure of antebellum architecture, Perry Lane Hotel is an oasis where both locals and travelers congregate and near the popular River Street.
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort | Hilton Head, South Carolina
Set on the pristine beaches of famous Hilton Head Island in the resort community of Palmetto Dunes, the hotel is a tropical paradise with private beach, swimming pools, tennis courts and three golf courses.
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel | Charleston, South Carolina
Located in the heart of Charleston, The Mills House is one of Charleston’s most historic hotels with a lush Victorian atmosphere and extensive original artwork. Elegantly appointed guest rooms provide the feel of an antebellum home.
Dates and Pricing
Multiple 2022 and 2023 Departures | From $4,690 per person
This is a Ken Burns American Journeys Tour. Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published, and subject to availability.
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- Tauck Tour Director and expert Local Guides
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
- 15 meals as noted in itinerary
- Gratuities to local guides and drivers, service charges, taxes and porterage
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Tauck has developed longstanding relationships with its travel partners to bring guests incomparable travel experiences around the world. Expert Tauck Directors handle all your travel details seamlessly, and along with local experts, are extremely knowledgeable about the destinations you visit.
Ken Burns American Journeys: Leading storyteller and filmmaker Ken Burns and filmmaker Dayton Duncan have teamed with Tauck to bring to life the films, stories, and insights that shaped the history of the United States, creating over 100 original film vignettes and exclusive tours.
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