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Hidden Gems of Georgia’s Golden Isles

Hidden Gems of Georgia’s Golden Isles

$2270 / per person
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From fascinating Jekyll Island to the marshes and beaches of the Golden Isles to the remnants of the Gullah-Geechee culture on Sapelo Island, this tour is sure to provide a great experience.

Dates

October 11-17, 2020

7 Days

Pricing

Double:  $2,270/person

Single:  $2,980/person

Highlights

13 Meals

4 Nights Jekyll Island Beachfront Property

Tram Tour of Jekyll Island

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge with Boat Tour

Golden Isles Tour

Fort Frederica

St. Simons Lighthouse

Sapelo Island

Dessert and Performance at Brunswick Actors Theatre

Dinner Cruise on Southern Belle Riverboat

Moderate Activity Level

Reservation Info

Special cancellation policies. Inquire at time of booking.

Departure Info

Departing from: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, South County, Fairview Heights, Nashville, Mt Vernon, Marion, Paducah, Cape Girardeau, Evansville

  • Included
    Accommodations
    Double Occupancy Rooms and Meals as Indicated
    Luggage Handling and Transfers
    Modern Motor Coach
    Professional Tour Guide
    Sightseeing and Admissions
    Tips and Taxes (for services rendered)

Tour Plan

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Day 1 | Dalton

Travel, with great anticipation for our “seaside” adventure, from departure points to overnight at Dalton, GA.
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Day 2 | Jekyll Island

After breakfast, we will travel across Georgia toward the coast. We check into our beautiful beachfront paradise which will be our home for the next 4 nights. This hotel offers a quarter-mile of private beach access right on the Atlantic Ocean. Dinner this evening will be in the hotel's private dining room. (B,D)
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Day 3 | Jekyll Island Historic District

Today a Jekyll Island Historic District tour by tram awaits us. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Great Dunes Park. After lunch we visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where we learn about the rehabilitation of sea turtles. This facility gives you the opportunity to see the sea turtles and rehabilitation of the injured ones. Participate with the crew in their dolphin study and learn about these mysterious creatures of the sea. Dinner this evening is on your own at any of the great restaurants located around the area. (B,L)
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Day 4 | Okefenokee

After breakfast, we depart for the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1936 to preserve the 438,000 acre Okefenokee Swamp. The swamp remains one of the oldest and most well preserved freshwater areas in America. Sit back and enjoy the ride into the swamp.  You will have free time to explore the Chesser Homestead and walk the Boardwalk. A picnic lunch will be included on the edge of the swamp. We will tour Georgia's fabled Golden Isles. We do a drive-through tour of Fort Frederica. We will stop at St. Simons Lighthouse, which is one of only five surviving light towers in Georgia and the most visited one. Dinner tonight will be at Iguanaís Seafood Restaurant, located in the historic Pier Village. (B,L,D)

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Day 5 | Sapelo Island

This morning we depart for Meridian Dock where you board a ferryboat for a half-hour ride to Sapelo Island where you will meet your local guide, a descendant of the slaves who were on the Spaulding Plantation. The guide will make the history of the island and the African-American Community of Hog Hammock come alive. Lunch on the island will be prepared by the local residents. You will have a free afternoon to enjoy the beach or possibly ride a bike on the island. We will return to the hotel and relax and refresh for dinner at Wee Pub. After dinner, enjoy dessert and a performance by the actors of the Brunswick Actors Theatre. (B,L,D)

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Day 6 | Jekyll Island – Chattanooga

After breakfast this morning we bid adieu to beautiful Jekyll Island and head north to overnight in Chattanooga. The Southern Belle riverboat dinner cruise with a buffet offers a wonderful closure to our journey. (B,D)

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Day 7 | Return Home

As we return home today, sit back, relax and enjoy the pleasant ride home, arriving with memories of a wonderful vacation. (B)