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Day 1 – Home to Savannah, GA 

Today we are headed to the brilliant sunshine of Savannah! Savannah is one of the world’s premier tourist destinations, home to the largest urban National Historic Landmark district in the country. Once our flight lands, we’ll get checked into the DoubleTree by Hilton for a four night stay. Located in the historic district, our elegant hotel is situated between iconic River Street and City Market, an 18th century open-air marketplace. We’ll enjoy our first dinner together at River House Seafood Restaurant, located in a restored cotton warehouse overlooking the Savannah River. It is sure to be delicious! 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Historic District (4 Nights) 

 

Day 2 – Savannah 

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll board our motorcoach along with a local step-on guide for an all-day historic Savannah “Snapshot” Tour. Our knowledgeable & experienced guide gives us a narrated tour of Savannah’s rich history as we travel the 2.2 square miles of the Historic District, with its restored 18th and 19th century buildings and the picturesque waterfront where cotton warehouses are now restaurants, hotels, and shops. We’ll stop at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, featuring historically noteworthy architecture as well as over a century of faith and civic traditions in Savannah. Next we tour the Andrew Low House Museum. Built in 1848, the Italianate exterior features intricate cast iron railings and side balconies contrasting with the smooth stucco brick walls. The well-proportioned rooms are decorated with elaborate plaster cornices and carved woodwork. The house remained in the family until the death of Andrew Low’s daughter-in-law, Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Lunch is served at The Lady & Sons Restaurant, located in the restored “White Hardware” historic building near City Market. In true Southern Tradition, a hearty down home meal served family-style with Paula Deen’s famous sides. Just like your mama’s house, you can ask for more! Afterwards we tour the Davenport House Museum. Completed circa 1820 by Isaiah Davenport, this historic home marked the beginning of Savannah’s historic preservation movement. In the mid-1990s the Museum began a re-restoration process, which resulted in a more authentic experience for museum visitors, including period accurate wallpaper and furnishings which reflect the inventory taken at the time of Isaiah Davenport’s death in 1827. Our guide then takes us to Forsyth Park where we’ll want our picture taken with the iconic Savannah Forsyth Park Fountain. From here we’ll walk to Monterey Square, viewing the Armstrong House & the Mercer-Williams House as we walk around the square, before continuing to Madison Square and viewing sites around the square, such as the Green-Meldrim House, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and the Sorrell-Weed House. Bidding our guide goodbye, we freshen up at the hotel before we’re treated to a Gospel Dinner Cruise! This “must” is sure to be a special highlight! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 3 – Jekyll Island 

After breakfast we head south to meet our guide before crossing over to Jekyll Island for an interesting Jekyll Island Landmark Historic Trolley Tour. The Jekyll Island Club members created an exclusive Gilded Age island retreat for family and friends on this barrier island. Those empire builders shaped our nation’s future; now step into their past. This guided trolley tour of our 240-acre historic district includes entry into an historic structure and admission into the Mosaic Gallery at our leisure. Then we take a short drive to St. Simons Island for lunch at Iguana’s Seafood Restaurant followed by an island tour. Moss covered oaks and ocean breezes weave past and present together on St. Simons Island as our guide narrates delightful stories from the Prehistoric geologic beginnings of these barrier islands, through the Colonial Era, the Plantation Era, the Civil War, the Timber Era, up to the elegant present-day Resort Era. We will learn of the Spanish missionaries who made their effort at Christianizing the Guale Indians during the 15th and 16th centuries, only to be driven away by repeated uprisings. Hear stories about some of the colorful inhabitants, including John & Charles Wesley, the founders of Methodism. Passing by Fort Frederica, learn about the colonial era and the arrival of General Oglethorpe where the establishment of Fort Frederica brought friendship with the natives, who, along with brave Scot settlers and the British “regulars”, defeated the Spanish at the Battle of Bloody Marsh. As we drive by historic Christ Church we will hear about a “Beloved Invader” and the Church’s reconstruction during the Timber Era. Other sites, as time permits, will be the Avenue of the Oaks and remains of the former Retreat Plantation. After our tour, enjoy shopping, sightseeing, and dinner on your own in the St. Simons Island Village & Pier area, site of the beautiful St. Simons Lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottage, before we return to Savannah. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 4 – Tybee Island & Savannah 

Another breakfast before our guides joins us for an Atlantic Ocean Low Country Tour. View outlying areas that showcase river inlets, marshes and tidal creeks as we travel to Savannah’s Beach at Tybee Island. Hear about the Fort Pulaski National Monument & Park. Then we have the opportunity to climb to the top of Georgia’s oldest and tallest active lighthouse, Tybee Island Lighthouse. Afterwards, who is ready to experience the Atlantic Ocean sand & water on your toes as you stroll along the beach walk?! Then we head back to Savannah for lunch at Paula Deen’s Creek House Seafood & Grille, offering a wide variety of Southern classics and seafood favorites with a coastal, Savannah flair. Enjoy a stunning, waterfront view and warm Southern hospitality. Be sure to save some room because up next is a cookie tasting at Byrd Cookie Company, a Savannah Tradition since 1924! Later this afternoon we’ll have some rest and free time before a special dinner at The Pirates’ House Restaurant, with exclusive access to the legendary Rum Cellar at the end of our meal! This evening we head to the historic Savannah Theatre, which first opened its doors in 1818! We’re treated to a Broadway-style musical comedy production that will have us laughing, singing, and tapping our toes to anything from rock and roll, Broadway, jazz, 1950s-1980s, country, gospel, and even Christmas! What a fantastic show! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 5 – Savannah to Home 

Enjoy one last breakfast before we depart for the airport. What a fun-filled tour we’ve had to Savannah, taking in all their rich history, beauty, and sunshine! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,199
Single: $2,579
Triple: $2,089
Quad: $2,039

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $164
Single: $200

Travel Bucks

$35 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Moderate Walking

Price Includes

Roundtrip Airfare from MSP including all baggage fees, 10 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 82°
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Flyaway Departure Date:
05/01/2022
Flyaway Return Date:
05/05/2022

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Tour Highlights

Stay 4 Nights in the historic district of Savannah, GA
Historic Savannah “Snapshot” Tour including touring the Low House Museum & the
Davenport House Museum and exploring Forsyth Park
Gospel Dinner Cruise
Jekyll Island Landmark Historic Trolley Tour
St. Simons Tour
Atlantic Ocean Low Country Tour
Tybee Island Lighthouse & Beach Walk
Byrd Cookie Company Cookie-Tasting
Savannah Theatre Broadway-style Musical Comedy Production
Special Dining Experiences like The Pirates’ House Restaurant, River House Seafood
Restaurant, Paula Deen’s Creek House Seafood & Grille



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
47°
Minneapolis, Mn
50°
Savannah Sunshine
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 82°
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