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Day 1 – Home to Bloomington, IL 

Today we begin our journey to Georgia and South Carolina. Enjoy an included lunch along the way. We will enjoy the lush scenery as we make our way to Bloomington, IL and check into our hotel. 

Included Meals: Lunch 

Hotel: DoubleTree 

 

Day 2 – Bloomington to Bowling Green, KY 

After a satisfying breakfast we make our way through southern Indiana’s wooded hills and cross the beautiful Ohio River into the Bluegrass State. We’ll stop for a tour of Churchill Downs, explore the museum, visit the gift shop, and have lunch at the Derby Cafe. Then traveling the Blue Grass Parkway, we find ourselves “driving into Spring!” Be watching for flowering dogwoods and azaleas. After settling into our hotel, partake in the Drury’s Kickback Reception, which is a complete light meal. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Drury Kickback 

Hotel: Drury Inn 

 

Day 3 – Bowling Green to Marietta, GA 

Before we depart Bowling Green we will take time to visit the National Corvette Museum. The National Corvette Museum showcases the Chevrolet Corvette, an American sports car that has been production since 1953. America’s Sports Car… an exciting legend produced only in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Museum features over 80 Corvettes in periodic settings, including mint classics, one-of-a-kind prototypes and modern-day wonders of engineering and design. We’ll check into our hotel and enjoy the Drury’s Kickback. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Drury Kickback 

Hotel: Drury Inn 

 

Day 4 – Atlanta to Savannah, GA 

After breakfast, we will visit the Atlanta History Center, featuring 33-acres of award-winning exhibits, a historic home, and lovely gardens. Lunch will then be on your own at Ponce City Market before we head to The King Center for a self-guided tour. Take in Dr. & Mrs. King’s Crypt, The Eternal Flame, Freedom Hall, and The Coretta Scott King Peace & Meditation Garden. Afterwards we make our way to Savannah, one of the South’s oldest and most graceful cities. Savannah features an entire restored area registered as a National Historic Landmark. It is with this in mind that we have given you three relaxing nights in the historic district. Dinner this evening is on your own on the beautiful waterfront, just across from our hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hampton Inn Historic District (3 Nights) 

 

Day 5 – Savannah 

This morning step on an “Old Savannah Tours” trolley for our private tour of historic Savannah! This delightful union of transportation and entertainment, “Transportainment,” is an experience not to be missed. Through humorous tales and fun facts, our hometown conductors will guide, inform, and amuse! Keep your ticket as you have on & off privileges the following day. Lunch is served at the Pirates House, a unique, historic tavern dating back to 1753. Then we will take a scenic drive to Tybee Island, where we’ll enjoy exploring the grounds at Tybee Island Lighthouse, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, as well as climbing the 178 steps to the top for amazing views! Tonight you are sure to enjoy our special evening entertainment. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 6 – Savannah 

Today is yours to spend however you’d like exploring Savannah. You may choose to explore the charming historic district, the River Street, or the Riverfront Plaza. The 22 squares and parks of Savannah are the community’s most beloved icons. Perhaps you’ll wish to see how many squares you can visit with your trolley pass from yesterday! Or, maybe just relax with your favorite book. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

 

Day 7 – Savannah to Charleston, SC 

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for the charming and unique village of Beaufort. First we will step aboard your waiting horsedrawn carriage for a pleasant ride to see beautiful, old Southern mansions! Then lunch is served at a local Beaufort favorite situated right on the waterfront. We’ll make our way to Charleston, literally a living museum which features 789 acres of historical beauty reflecting its 300 year old history. We’ll check into the Hampton Inn at Charleston’s Patriot Point. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel: Hampton Inn (2 Nights) 

 

Day 8 – Charleston 

A local step-on guide leads us through Charleston and its historic district. Enjoy some leisure time at the old city market. Enjoy lunch on your own and take in some shopping with local vendors. This afternoon we are guests aboard the ‘Spirit of Carolina’ for a cruise of Charleston Harbor and a close-up look at historic Fort Sumter! Tonight we’ll dine at an elegant waterfront restaurant. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 9 – Charleston to Myrtle Beach, SC 

After a full breakfast we depart for today’s highlight: Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, home to 330 years of history! The world famous Avenue of Oaks forms a timeless corridor transporting us back in time to an era gone forever but not forgotten. We’ll tour the first floor of the Georgian-designed mansion, experience the Lowcountry Gullah culture through an entertaining & educational one-of-a-kind live presentation, visit the Black History in America exhibit that’s told using 8 of the original slave quarters, stroll through the beautiful gardens, and enjoy a boxed lunch. Did you know that Boone Hall Plantation produced bricks that comprise Fort Sumter? Next, we’ll head to Georgetown, the third oldest city in S.C. Known as the “best kept secret in South Carolina,” this small, historic coastal town is filled with charm and personality. Enjoy time on your own to take in a museum, walk the waterfront, shop, get a treat, and choose a place for dinner. Then we travel along the Atlantic Coast to our oceanfront hotel set on Myrtle Beach. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch 

Hotel: Springhill Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront (3 Nights) 

 

Day 10 – Myrtle Beach 

Today after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you have the rest of the day to enjoy the beach and Myrtle Beach’s many various attractions & dining options as our hotel is only a 10 minute walk from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade! Skywheel anyone?! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

 

Day 11 – Myrtle Beach 

After breakfast you will have fun exploring Myrtle Beach on your own for the morning before we take a lunch cruise through the IntraCoastal waterway! Dinner is at Original Benjamin’s Calabash, a one-of-a-kind restaurant with seafood and a continental buffet featuring over 170 items. Then we attend one of the hottest shows in Myrtle Beach, the Carolina Opry. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 12 – Myrtle Beach to Atlanta, GA 

After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Atlanta with a lunch stop on your own along the way. Take in the passing scenery before checking into the hotel and enjoying the Drury’s Kickback. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Drury Kickback 

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites 

 

Day 13 – Atlanta to Nashville to Clarksville, TN 

The motorcoach group travels to another great city, Nashville, Tennessee – “Music City, USA!” After some free time and lunch on your own in downtown Nashville, we’ll enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium, which was built in 1891. Later we travel a short while to Clarksville, TN for our evening stay. Dinner is served at a great place in historic downtown Clarksville. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: DoubleTree 

 

Day 14 – Clarksville to Bloomington, IL 

Today our journey begins with a stop at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah for a fascinating look. Then we’ll enjoy exploring this old town, which is located where the Tennessee & Ohio Rivers meet. The historic downtown, which has been consistently recognized as one of America’s best and most beautiful Main Streets by Architectural Digest, has great shops and perfect places to enjoy lunch. Then we continue across Tennessee and on to Illinois. We’ll gather together for one last dinner. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 

 

Day 15 – Bloomington to Home 

As we make our way on the final stretch, we will reminisce about the many memories of a great trip to beautiful South Carolina and Georgia in the Springtime. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $4,399
Single: $5,779
Triple: $4,049
Quad: $3,829

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $282
Single: $380

Travel Bucks

$55 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

24 Meals & 3 Kickbacks, Activities & Hotels as stated, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 71°
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Motorcoach Departure Date:
04/05/2025
Motorcoach Return Date:
04/19/2025

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Tour Highlights

* Savannah Old Town Trolley Tour
* Carriage Tour in Lovely Beaufort
* Cruise in Charleston Harbor
* Boone Hall Plantation Tour & Lunch
* Georgetown’s quaint Front Street
* 3 Nights in Savannah
* Guided City Tour of Charleston
* 3 Nights Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
* Carolina Opry Show
* National Corvette Museum
* Churchill Downs
* Myrtle Beach IntraCoastal Waterway Cruise
* Historic Ryman Auditorium
* National Quilt Museum



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
83°
Minneapolis, Mn
78°
Southern Charm
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 71°
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