Jewels of the South

Dates: May 6-15, 2020

10 Days with 18 Meals

Special Features

  • Luxury Motor Coach Transportation
  • Tour the Golden Isles including:  Jekyll and St. Simons Islands
  • Visit Georgia Sea Turtle Center
  • Two nights in Savannah, Georgia
  • Savannah, Georgia Trolley Tour, Lunch and Free Time
  • Excursion to Tybee Island for the evening
  • Two nights in Charleston, South Carolina
  • City Tour of Historic Charleston with Local Step On Guide
  • Horse-drawn Carriage Ride in Charleston
  • Tour and lunch at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens
  • Free Time at “The Market” in Charleston with optional excursions
  • Biltmore Mansion tour and wine tasting
  • Corvette Museum tour
Savannah

Jewels of the South is one of Sunnyland’s most popular tours! With destinations like Savannah, GA; Charleston, SC; The Golden Isles, Tybee Island, Asheville, NC; and the low country of South Carolina; guaranteed visions of southern beauty, southern belles, southern history, and southern hospitality will make this tour one to remember.  The heavenly fragrance and breathtaking beauty of the springtime flowers and salt air, watching sea turtles, shopping in historic markets, a trolley tour and carriage rides, and scrumptious southern cuisine will satisfy the most experienced traveler.


Prices:

Early Booking

Double: $2,095/pp
Single: $2,795
Triple: $1,885/pp
Trip Protection:   $217.50/pp – Double & Triple, $258/pp – Single

SAVE $100/pp if booked by January 31, 2020

Deposit:  $50/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due: March 18, 2020


Day 1, May 6, 2020

Depart Springfield, Missouri for Manchester, Tennessee where we will have a get acquainted dinner at our hotel. (D)

Day 2, May 7, 2020

Today as we travel via Atlanta, Georgia into Brunswick, Georgia for our overnight. (B, D)

Day 3, May 8, 2020

Today we begin our Southern Adventure with a local guide for a tour of the beautiful historic ”Golden Isles”.  We will make a stop and learn about the amazing sea turtles at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Our day will also include Jekyll Island, featuring the winter homes of turn-of-the-century millionaires.  After lunch, we will visit St. Simons Island with a stop at Christchurch and the cemetery in Frederica made famous by Eugenia Price in her novel “Beloved Invader”.  We will enjoy lunch at one of the local favorites, and have time for some shopping at the village pier. Don’t forget your camera, we will have many amazing photo opportunities.  We continue to Savannah, Georgia for 2 nights. (B)

Day 4, May 9, 2020

We start our adventure in Georgia’s oldest city with a fun and informative breakfast, including a historic character to entertain. We will then tour by trolley through historic squares, oak lined streets, and along the bustling waterfront of Savannah.  The rest of the day is free to enjoy any way you wish.  For those who want a little sea salt breeze and a beautiful sunset view, we will be heading for an evening excursion to Tybee Island, which will include a fun dinner of local flavors. (B, L,D)

Day 5, May 10, 2020

We wave good-bye to Savannah and head north into the low country of South Carolina.  We won’t miss the beautiful Angel Tree in John Island as we travel along the Gullah Geechee historic trail. We will enjoy a lovely lunch in Charleston, celebrating our Mothers on this fine day and finish the day with a carriage ride through Charleston. You will have time to shop at the Charleston Market this afternoon before heading to our hotel for the evening.  (B, L)

Day 6, May 11, 2020

Today we are formally introduced to the lovely city of Charleston.  Learn history and hear entertaining stories by our fourth generation (and published author) Step on Guide. For the afternoon, you will have an optional home tour or a cruise around Charleston Harbor, or just spend time exploring on your own.  You will have free time to enjoy the historic city of Charleston before we return to our hotel for the evening. (B)

Day 7, May 12, 2020

Boone Hall Plantation

It will be another beautiful day as we set out with a tour of Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens.  Here you will be able to tour the main house, the garden, explore the Gullah Culture, experience the Black History in America Exhibit, tour eight original servant quarters and tour the Butterfly Pavillion!  We treat you to lunch at the Plantation before heading toward Charlotte, North Carolina for the evening. (B, L)

Boone Hall Plantation

Day 8, May 13, 2020

Today we continue on to Asheville, North Carolina to tour the awesome Biltmore Mansion, home of the Vanderbilts, and America’s largest residence. You’ll drink in all the amazing sights of architecture, artwork, and much more from the Gilded Age. We will also visit Antler Hill Village and Winery, with free winery tastings. We will end out day at a local favorite for dinner before heading to our hotel for the evening.(B,D)

Biltmore Mansion

Day 9, May 14, 2020

We begin our journey home via Bowling Green, Kentucky. We will make a stop at the National Corvette Museum. 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 will end our day with a lovely farewell dinner at a Sunnyland favorite, Novadell’s, as our way of saying “Thank You” for traveling with Sunnyland Tours. Lodging will be in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. (B,L,D)

Day 10, May 15, 2020

We return to Springfield today by mid-afternoon with memories of southern charm, history and a true love of the South. (B)

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