Pair Old-World beauty with laid-back luxury as you discover South Carolina's most charming region
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- Discover the antebellum mansions and historic plantations of charming Charleston
- Relax on Jekyll Island's golden shores & indulge in fresh seafood
- Explore Savannah's oak-draped plantations and colonial architecture
- Enjoy stays in luxury hotels, featuring wonderful restaurants & indulgent spas
- 3 Nights Charleston
- 3 Nights Jekyll Island
- 2 Nights Savannah
- 2 Nights Palmetto Bluff
City | Food & wine | History & culture | Natural world | Self-drive
This tailor-made itinerary takes in the Southern gem of the Carolinas, Charleston, where antebellum mansions, historic plantations and neoclassical features truly take you back to a time gone by. Discover world-class golf courses and chic boutiques before picking up your included hire car and heading to the golden shores of Jekyll Island, where you'll spend sun-kissed days discovering unspoilt wilderness and indulging in freshly caught seafood. Next are the delights of Savannah's colonial, oak-lined streets and Palmetto Bluff's postcard-perfect waterfronts, your final stop. It all comes together with luxury hotel stays throughout, many of which vaunt award-winning restaurants and wonderful spas.
Day by day itinerary
UK to Charleston
Begin your trip in style with included VIP airport lounge access before boarding your flight to Charleston where, on arrival, you'll transfer to your hotel, the Belmond Charleston Place. Perhaps indulge at the Charleston Grill tonight, featuring a menu split into four sections – exotic flavours, regional favourites, simple dishes and French extravagance. This being Charleston, food is served to nightly jazz sessions from acclaimed musicians with mellow notes bouncing off the wood-panelled walls for a lively yet refined atmosphere.
Stay: Belmond Charleston Place (Deluxe)
You've got two full days to explore Charleston and, thanks to a citywide height ordinance, much of its 18th century charm has been preserved, making for atmospheric city walks among the pastel townhouses and palm-lined streets. Don't miss a visit to one of the spectacular plantations that shaped Charleston’s history, as well as a stroll through the Gothic splendours of the French Quarter, a game on one of the world-class golf courses and a browse in the myriad boutique shops.
Stay: Belmond Charleston Place (Deluxe)
On day four, pick up your hire car and head to your next stop, Jekyll Island. One of Georgia's Golden Isles, it's home to historic buildings and beautiful swathes of unspoilt coastline. Two full days here will afford you plenty of time to visit the island's main attractions including the Georgia Sea Turtle Centre, the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District and nearby Cumberland Island, a stunning unspoilt wilderness just a short ferry ride away. You'll stay at the castle-like 19th century Jekyll Island Club that effortlessly combines elegance with laid-back charm.
Stay: Jekyll Island Club (Superior)
Continue your self-drive to Savannah on day seven, where superb music and cuisine reflect the colour and flavour of this wonderful region. Your hotel overlooks Savannah’s largest stretch of greenery, Forsyth Park – a wonderful place for morning walks to boutique cafés and manicured gardens and just moments from the architectural delights of Savannah’s colonial mansions and squares.
Stay: The Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah (Deluxe)
Start your drive south on day nine and check in to your hotel, Montage Palmetto Bluff, comprising 50 South Carolina cottages and tucked away between picture-perfect waterfronts and tranquil forests. Perhaps enjoy a round on the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course or relax at the spa before an ecological tour and boat ride through the bluffs and marshes or a cooking demonstration where, in a hands-on class, you’ll learn how to cook Southern favourites.
Stay: Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton (Deluxe)
Charleston to UK
You’ve got a final few hours to explore Palmetto Bluff before driving to Charleston airport, dropping off your hire car and boarding your overnight flight back to the UK.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
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Book by: 30 September 2019
from £2,725 pp. incl. flights
from £3,475 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return international flights from the UK to Charleston
- 8 days car hire (Intermediate car) and road book
- 6 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) hotels
- 2 nights accommodation in a 5* (Deluxe) hotel on a B&B basis
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4* (Superior) hotel
- Resort fees included
Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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