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  • The Setai
  • Battery Park, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • Crandon Park Beach, Miami, Florida

Luxury Deep South and Florida

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £5,710 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

From historic cities to island retreats, experience the best of the Deep South and Florida with this selection of handpicked tours

Highlights

  • Experience some of the South’s great cities with Savannah’s and Charleston’s antebellum charm and Miami’s Art Deco glitz
  • Enjoy handpicked tours as you spot alligators from sailboats and kayaks, 19th century churches from a horse- drawn carriage and architectural highlights from a private car
  • Move out of the cities to the South’s sweeping rural sprawls, staying in luxury co ages and at secluded island retreats

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Charleston
  • 2 Nights Bluffton
  • 2 Nights Savannah
  • 1 Night Orlando
  • 2 Nights Miami

Itinerary

Recommended for:
History & culture | Self-drive | Sports & activities

This two-week luxury road trip will take you from the antebellum charm of Charleston (and then Savannah) to Miami’s Art Deco glitz. In between, you’ll also experience the South’s sweeping rural sprawls, staying in idyllic cottages and on secluded islands. And, along the way, you’ll spot alligators from sailboats and kayaks, 19th churches from a horse-drawn carriage and architectural highlights from a private car tour.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Charleston

Upon arrival at Charleston Airport, pick up your hire care and transfer to your downtown hotel with the rest of the day free to explore the city.

Stay: Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina (Deluxe)

Days 2-3
Charleston

On day two, you’ll be met by your local guide at your hotel as you embark on a private horse-drawn carriage ride of the city. You’ll pass 19th century churches – including the white columns of the Circular Congregational Church – as you familiarise yourself with the trademark Southern hospitality of one of America’s best preserved historic cities.

On your third day, your Charlestonian guide will talk you through the city’s antebellum mansions, private houses and gardens before an included Southern lunch spread with tea service.

Meals: Lunch included day 3

Stay: Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina (Deluxe)

Days 4-5
Bluffton

Start your drive south, checking in to your hotel. Comprising 50 South Carolina cottages, the accommodation at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, is tucked away between picture-perfect waterfronts and tranquil forests. Play a round on the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course or relax at the spa.

On day five, choose from a number of optional activities, not included. Take an ecological tour and boat ride through the bluffs and marshes before a cooking demonstration where, in a hands-on class, you’ll learn how to cook Southern favourites.

Stay: Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton (Deluxe)

Days 6-7
Savannah/Sea Island

Check out of your hotel and drive to the architectural highlights of Savannah, from its traditional Georgian squares to its English Regency villas, exemplified by Owes-Thomas House. Enjoy some trademark Southern hospitality in one of the city’s world-class restaurants.

Then, continue on to Sea Island where you’ll spend the next two nights in the gentility of The Cloister, a low country gem. Its vaulted ceilings and cosy fireplaces are a perfect foil for the lush marshlands and waters that you’ll explore on a sailing tour, spotting alligators and a wealth of birdlife on the way. You’ll also visit turtle nests and watch as hatchlings thrive on the island’s beaches on a sea turtle tour.

Stay: The Cloister at Sea Island (Deluxe)

Day 8
Sea Island/Orlando

In the morning of day eight, enjoy a leisurely kayak expedition to the southernmost tip of Sea Island, accompanied by one of the expert residential naturalists. On arrival you’ll take part in a nature walk and enjoy a shore-side picnic. In the afternoon, make the drive south from Sea Island to Orlando.

Stay: Waldorf Astoria, Orlando (Deluxe)

Day 9
Orlando/Miami

This morning you’ll have the option to explore one of the world’s most famous space attractions – the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (entrance not included). Here, you can go behind the scenes with a trained expert who’ll lead you on tours of launch pads, the shuttle landing facility and the exterior of the assembly building. Alternatively, take the day to explore the city. After, make the drive to Miami where the rest of the day is spent at your leisure.

Stay: The Setai, Miami (Deluxe)

Day 10
Miami

On your last full day, embark on an exclusive tour of Miami’s Art Deco treats. A personal guide, an architectural expert, together with a car and driver will meet you at your hotel and take you on a tour of Miami’s historic South Beach. Highlights include the famed facades and restored hotels of Ocean Drives along with the historic post office and residential neighbourhoods of Espanola Way. In just one square mile, there are over 1,200 historic buildings.

Stay: The Setai, Miami (Deluxe)

Day 11
Depart for UK

After checking out of your hotel, drop off your car at the airport in time for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 12
Arrive UK

Touching down back in the UK, you’ll make your own way home.

Map

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £5,710 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £5,710 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £6,350 pp. incl. flights

Package includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London to and from to London
  • 10 nights luxury accommodation on room only basis & 1 lunch
  • 11 days car hire (Buick Verano or similar) including driving instructions
  • Private Carriage and Walking Tour of Charleston and Charleston Tea and Garden Tour
  • Sea turtle Discovery Tour and Hobie Sailing Tour at The Cloister at Sea Island
  • Private naturalist sea kayaking adventure with nature walk 
  • Private Miami Art Deco Tour

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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