Classic 4.4 feefo-stars

Southern Charm

featuring Charleston, Savannah & Jekyll Island
7 DAYS
$2,899 pp*
Save up to $100
*Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy, tour inclusions and available options may vary based on departure date.
Please select a date below for more details.

About This Tour

Print

Share

Embrace the leisurely pace and charming allure of America’s southeast as you explore cobblestone streets, historic homes and unspoiled coastline. Discover antebellum Charleston and the history of Savannah with 2-night stays in each city. Visit Charleston’s City Market, one of the oldest public markets in America. Enjoy a trolley or walking tour of Savannah's sprawling Historic District. Spend two nights at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, once described as “the richest, most exclusive club in the world.” See sea turtle rehabilitation in action at Jekyll Island’s Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Experience the unique charm and singular hospitality of America’s “Low Country” in South Carolina and Georgia.

Your Tour Includes
  • 3 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 9 Meals
  • 4 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Historic Charleston
  • Choice on Tour: Walking Tour or Fort Sumter Cruise in Charleston
  • Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
  • Savannah

READ MORE

Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

7 Days

6 Nights


Meals

9 Meals

6 Breakfasts

3 Dinners


Activity

2 - Moderate

What's This?

Travel Style

Classic

What's This?
Customize Your Tour

Optional Excursions

Starting at $99.00

View Excursions
Book with Confidence

* With Insurance Purchased

  • *No Hassle Refunds
  • Traveling Well Safety
  • No booking fee, *no change fees
  • Top Rated Travel Protection

Getting Prepared

Know Before You Go

Enhance Your Tour

Accommodations

Arrive Earlier

Pre Night: Courtyard Historic District Charleston
From $165 per night

...
Courtyard Historic District Charleston

Nights 1-2

...
Doubletree Historic Savannah

Nights 3-4

...
Jekyll Island Club

Nights 5-6

Trip Reviews

Live, Unedited, & Independent Traveler Reviews

Rating

151 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.4
Out of 5
feefo-stars
Based on 151 independent reviews
5
77
4
57
3
10
2
5
1
2
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    s driver and tour guide were excellent. Hotels were excellent, Low country reasturant and included walking tour were not good. Overall it was excellent. If I went again, I would just not partake in those two events.
    Joan Onstad
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The tour itself was great, but sometimes rushed (the walking tours). 1 extra day in the 2 cities would've been nice. The plane trips, although on time, used a crazy route: 3 planes with 2 stopovers to get there. 2 planes with 1 stopover to get back, no provided meals, & we had to pay $30 for 1 piece of checked luggage, each way. (Delta airlines). We hadn't been told. Favorite: the slave mart museum (Collette didn't tell us re this. A personal friend did.), & the horse-drawn trolley/carriage.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I enjoyed our tour and our guide Barbara was fantastic. The last hotel we stayed in was absolutely horrible and it left a bad taste in my mouth. Our room had only one chair and smelled of paint. There was a bug in the dresser drawer. Up to that point, everything was very good. Our other accomadations were fine.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    There were a few planned activities that were very poor.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Hotel staffing was not terrific, had to go to desk for coffee and cups and towels etc. Mostly in Savannah
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great info prior to trip. Trip was wonderful. Our tour guide Ann was excellent
    Samuel Kernohan
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Not very satisfied with the Marriott in Charleston and out walking tour guide in Savannah. Our welcome dinner in Charleston was poor. The fried chicken served was over cooked and very rubbery. Also the included lunch in Savannah should not be Italian but should have been seafood.
    Herbert Skerker
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    great tour guide; wonderful experience; would like to have ability to upgrade to business and/or first class air fare when signing up with tour
    Kathryn Phillips
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The Quality was good, planned meals good. It seemed we had too much dead time. that may be the nature of this type of trip it's my first. also the airline accommodations were exhausting. those early long days did work so well with our senior travelers. again that may be the nature of this type trip but it was the biggest complaint I heard...
    Gary Kemp
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent choice of hotels and resort/club.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Our tour manager, Jen, was fantastic, as was our driver. We enjoyed all of the sites, but would have preferred that the optional tours were available without food. I had read other reviews that thought there was too much free time for shopping, but we found the free time was wonderful for exploring things other than shops. The highlight of the tour was definitely jekkyl island. Such a nice way to wind down after being “busy”.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The breakfast at the 1st hotel in Charleston was less than average. The hotel in Savannah was nice and a great location but the street noise kept us up the 1st night. We didn't realize they had a sound machine in the room. Using that plus an app on our 2 phones helped immensely. The guide for walking tour of Savannah was not great. She rushed through the tour and didn't really share any information or history between spots of interest. All other guides were great. The Jekyll Island resort was fantastic! Overall a wonderful tour!
    Susan Bugno
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very well organized tours, great hotels, wonderful included meals, excellent tour guide. truely a wonderful experience.
    Marie Dobrinska
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    All the tour guides were excellent. The food at the included restaurants was very good but could have been served hotter (in temperature). The hotels were okay. I was disappointed that the view from my room at the Jekyl Island Club Resort was awful (roof tops, a/c units, dumpster). The surroundings were ablaze with Christnas lights/decorations; it would have been such a joy to have seen them from my room windows! The farewell festivities and dinner were wonderful..
    Sharon Rault
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Wonderful tour manager. The locals experts were great too!
    Carolyn Lee
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    This was our first trip and the only complaint we have is the food experience. We enjoyed the company, tour guide and bus driver. The event choices were good and the guide had to make adjustments due to weather conditions to keep us safe and she was amazing.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great Tour and great tour leader. She did an excellent job of arranging everything.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Ann was an excellent guide-made good accommodations when the weather prohibited our scheduled events. My husband and I both learned so much about the Underground Railroad at the First African Baptist Church in Savannah.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Hotels, tour guides, and excursions were great!
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Good blend of free time and scheduled activities. Guide were all knowledgeable and tour manager was excellent!
    James Ryerson
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Everything was perfect until trip cancelled because of hurricane but Jennifer got us all on planes Home the following day.
    Pat Colonna
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This was a "test" experience for me as I had not taken a guided tour before. Every part of the trip - from hotels to guides - was above expectations. I look forward to my next trip with Collette.
    Karen Ruhlemann
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The bus driver, Leonard, was a BONUS and made it extra special. Also the speaker at Ft Sumter and the raising of the flag.
    Linda Carlson
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Charleston horse/carriage ride was fun and different. I also liked having free time to explore on my own.
    Geneva Bauer
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    tour group was too large. more days at Jekyll Island would be nice.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We had one of the best Tour Guides I can remember having. Ann was well versed on the cities we visited and shared so much history about the various sites we toured. A true asset to Collette!
    Thomas Cotton
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Jekyll Island was a disappointment with the room being dark and stairs at every corner.
    Joan Wettenstein
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    would have liked to spend another day in Savannah.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The Alan Houser Sculpture Garden and Pecos Historical NP exceeded my expectations
    Edward Havrilla
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour was well planned and all activities were on time and excellent.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Enjoyed the whole trip. The accommodations were first rate, and the tours were interesting and provided some good history lessons.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    jekyll island was great , loved the hotel and the food
    Marielen Murphy
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    That was my honest estimate.
    Carol Rose
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    some of the restaurants were not ok
    Celestina Behr
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Worthwhile, enjoyable, glad I went.
    George Atwood
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Food was sub par-walking tour was the same as the carriage tour we paid extra for-manager was not very verbal on tour sites-i could go on but i will yield!
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great trip!! The tour guide Ann Grier made the trip fun and interesting. I would highly recommend her and Collette.
    Ann Furbay
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Walking the squares of Savannah on our own.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Organization leadership and commaradia.
    Nancy Alderman
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Had a great time and our tour director Chuck was wonderful.
    LINDA BUTTERWORTH
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was as advertised. The tour manager was very knowledgable & the bus driver extremely helpful.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was well planned and lots of fun. I enjoyed all the tours, and there was a good mix of planned activities and free time.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I enjoyed the cities we visited and the things we saw. I did not care for the garden walk in Savannah. Most of the things we saw on the walk we had already seen on the trolley tour which I thoroughly enjoyed. The lunch at the Italian restaurant was not one I would have expected in the "South". I really enjoyed Fort Sumter, the Boone Plantation and the entire Jekyll Island visit.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Like that most everything was planned
    Betty Anderson
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything went according to plan except for the airline cancelling my flight the first day. Jekyll Island turned out to be a lot more fun than I originally expected. Also found the Savannah tour and dinner informative, fun, and delicious.
    Ray Brooks
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Nantucket for the history and the museum
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    good overall trip except we missed our first tour day completely due to airlines rescheduling...note: we had purchased insurance but not certain if we'll get some kind of reimbursement?
    George Martin
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    I would have liked to seen more plantations. The food wasn't that good. Our walking tour we paid extra for was the same as our trolly tour. Our tour guide was okay, but nothing like our previous guides.
    Kristie Jeske
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent trip. Wonderful Tour Guide and Driver.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    There were a few. Plantation in Charleston,Pony tour in Beaufort
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Meal at Jacksonville,Fl,travel up to Savannah,tour of Jekyll island and stay,everything about Savannah,really enjoyed the trolley around Savannah,with the actors,need more tours around Charleston not in an open carriage
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Local representative was not acceptable to me!
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Enjoyed Jekyll Island stay. We were served good food and the staff were friendly. The Savannah part of the tour was wonderful. Especially enjoyed the city tour wished the weather had been better though. Charlotte tour of the city great. Loved the architecture.
    Martha Richard
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We were able to enjoy the tours, the weather was good and we had enough free time. The tour director gave us excellent advice for our free time.
    Patricia Detrolio
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Jekyll Island was absolutely beautiful. The Christmas lights, the tram tour with the outstanding guide, and the delicious breakfast were some of my favorites on this trip. Also thoroughly enjoyed the stop at driftwood beach. The Christmas carols was not a highlight and suggest maybe some other form of holiday festivities. Wish we had more time to explore the island and the shops.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Beaches as said before were my favorites. Some of meals included were not good.
    Elaine Olive
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Patriot Museum
    Janet Braatz
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very well organized Tour guide very professional
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    EVERYTHING was great---I was a telephone Operator for 30 years, I thought JEKYLL ISLAND was great where the 1st phone call was made
    Beverly Larson
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I thought the tour was very, very good in Savannah & Jekyll Island. Charleston was disappointing. We did not have enough time in Charleston and the included dinner was horrendous.
    Kerry Angelo
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Jekyll Island was awesome.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Love Jekyll Island and St. Simons. The entire trip was very much what I was hoping for.
    Emma Malget
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Jykell Island was an excellent resort. Another day there would have been good. We also enjoyed the turtle hospital.
    Sandra Nichols
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    My favorite experience was visiting Jekyll Island.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The trip to the Smokey Mountains was a great trip, and I'm happy that I went. I will be purchasing several more trips in the near future. I hope in the future that the elderly and the handicapped are given some consideration. For example, the hotels we staid at, were outstanding, the bathrooms had beautiful marble walls and same color tubs, I am legally blind, I would have preferred a walk in shower and hand rails in case I got into trouble. CNN boasted the worlds single longest escalator, 8 stories, 197 feet. It would have been nice to have access to an elevator, instead of walking down the 8 flights of stairs.
    Martin Mugno
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We loved being able to stay a night on Jekyll Island. The tour guides knowledge of the area was invaluable.
    Jack Steele
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Walking the beach with all the big drift wood
    Judith Wheat
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    the smooth transition and timing of activities was exceptional
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We loved our Southern Charm tour. It’s hard to choose one favorite experience but we especially liked Jekyll Island and Savannah. We would have loved to have had more time in Savannah.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Trolley ride through Savannah historical district, USS Yorktown, and great food.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Well organized and tour manager was excellent, accommodations well appointed and bus driver Tony H was excellent
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Please see comments already written.
    Nadia Gaito
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    There were activities/experiences that should have been included to provide a better understanding of life in the areas visited.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The experience at Jekyl Island was a highlight. Loved the hotel and surroundings.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Pearl Frye's garden was my highlight of the tour. I've followed Pearl for several years online though the American Horticulture Society. We didn't get to meet him (he is ill) but met and talked with his wife, who was a delight.
    Alice Dionne
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I really enjoyed Jekyll Island. Very pretty. Great accommodations. Enjoyed the optional Dolphin cruise. Enjoyed walking around Savannah and Charleston. Only complaint is even though the hotel was very nice in Jacksonville there really wasn't very much to do at that location. It was the downtown business area. Did walk along the river. But the complex near by was pretty much empty of any businesses. Just a few bar type businesses. Maybe try to find a better located hotel in the future.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    saw a lot and learned the history etc of the area we visited especially liked having tour of cities first day we arrived
    Mary Mccormick
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    WOnderful tour. Hotels were very central on both cities. Dinner at Middleton Place was fabulous.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    My favorite memory was visiting the Magnolia Plantation and Middleton Place.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The trip was wonderful, our tour manager was the best & we enjoyed true southern charm!
    Patricia Krebs
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The whole tour was wonderful.
    Donna Jorgensen
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    See previous texts. Also the hotel midway was not acceptable. The tour guide needs to check local holidays to ensure small crowds. Dollywood was so crowded there weren’t any places to eat!!
    Maureen Hilling
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Guide could have been more knowledgeable Bus driver quite indifferent
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Being able to be on the top of Stone Mountain and see the monument “up close and personal” was an experience we’ll never forget. However, the hike to Mingo Falls and of course, the Biltmore Estate were also extremely memorable.
    Conni Fowler
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Some hotels were not up to your usual high standards.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    All places we visited were exceptional except for the day we took a train ride.
    Patricia Croft
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Again the fact that St. Augustine was included in original trip and then not in the trip we took and no advice plus no $ compensation for the loss of that day.
    June Ash
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Jekyll Island was the highlight of the tour for me. Savannah would have been another highlight had there been a walking tour.
    Virginia Gonzales
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Very good accommodations, with excellent locations. Memorable experience was our evening included Dining restaurants. Lots of fun!
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    We kept backtracking and wasting time on bus - poorly planned tour
    Joyce Fopiano
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Being generous with this rating.
    Kenneth Dion
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    The cities are lovely cities - loved Jekyl Island. Thought you could have done better in Savannah. The trip to Tybee Island was a "rip off".
    Polly Winn
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved Savannah and Charleston. Did not like the menu for the first group meal.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Interesting stops in Charleston and Savannah.
    Glennis Gambardella
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Jeckyll Island and Boone Plantation
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved the southern charm tour! St. Augustine was very interesting and all the stops to Charleston. We were thrilled to spend two nights at Jekyll Island, we would go back again. We climbed to the top of the St. Simon's lighthouse, what a thrill. We loved Savannah, a very unique city. Charleston had so much charm also.
    Roberta Kempf
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Jekyll Island was wonderful. Definitely enjoyed two nights there.
    Suzanne Frey
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The time spent at each location/city seemed to be about right. Also the hotels and restaurants that Collette took us to were great.
    Keith Duren
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I especially enjoyed the time on Jekyll Island. Beautiful and peaceful.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Mainly our guide, Jane!!!
    Thomas Forsyth
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Meeting all d people in d tour , staying in a suite in Jekyll island
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything you did was top rate. From arrangin the travel to finding grreat hotels and great restaurants.
    Shirley Cox
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour guide -- very knowledgeable and understanding of each guest.
    Patricia Nelson
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    What my wife said!! Many good memories.
    Richard Jurrens
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our most memorable moment was the speech/performance of the black slave at the plantation.
    Joy Jurrens
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The Savannah hotel was sub-par. The bed linen hadn't been changed, found hair on the shower walls, and no water available during day because of construction. Jekyll Island resort was fantastic , staff was gracious and friendly, and the grounds wonderfully decorated for Christmas.
    Deloria Miranda
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    All trips are as advertised and welcoming
    Karen Hamm
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Southern Charm tour was the first American tour I take with you and I really loved Charleston, South Carolina. I really liked our tour guide. She kept us on track, on time and she was kept us entertained and also gave us time on the bus to do our thing if we didn't want to watch the videos. The only glitch was the first night's dinner that was Italian food. We should have eaten Southern!
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Jekyll Island was a place unknown to us. It was our favorite stop.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    All places visited were great. Only criticisms relate to the hotels in Charleston and Savannah, which were really ordinary. Jekyll Island accommodation first-class.
    Anita Sekely
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The Gullah presentation at Boone plantation was my favorite time.
    Elizabeth Gliszczynski
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Would ha e liked more touring and less free time
    John Martino
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    See previous page. I would rate it 4.5 out of 5.0
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    See previous page for my only complaint.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The destinations and tour guides were top notch.
    Lynn Stekas
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Charleston!! Best job of using time and taking group to things that were important to see.
    Robert Mcmillan
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Boring tour. Poorly planned
    Douglas Brinker
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent all the way around. Would go again with (personal details removed by Feefo) in a heart beat, so informative and sweet. Accommodations first class. Keep me informed, I'm ready to go again.
    Rolf Graves
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I have already said that!!!
    Douglas Fussell
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    ONLY DID THE ONE AND THAT WAS THE CARRIAGE RIDE WHICH WAS A MUST.
    Margaret Entwistle
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Jekyll Island,historical hotel
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Jekyll Island was beautiful especially at night. I could have seen more of Charleston and Savannah.
    Barbara Passero
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    First dinner that was included had bad food and service. Was told that sometimes this place was bad and sometime good. This restaurant should be replaced on the tour. Keeping a place like this is unfair to your customers. Should not have to pay for it. The Fountain of Youth Park was a waist of time. Very run down and did not enjoy at all. Should have done more walking on the Savannah tour. Could not see much from the tour bus, which didn't navigate the area very well anyway. Wish the brochure was more specific on areas we are touring so when we are on our own we don't check these spaces out first and then see them again. The hotel in Savannah had a terrible breakfast, hot food was cold. The house we toured in Savannah was OK. There are better ones to tour. Over all it was very nice but when you are paying that much you expect a little more. In all honesty the things we arranged on our own during free time and our day we got there early we liked the best.
    Debra
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Omni Hotel Jacksonville...the best accommodation. Wish the day events could begin a bit later to allow a more leisurely breakfast. Would have liked more time during the lunch break to do more town/shops browsing. Felt "rushed"; tour manager wanted us to see as much as possible n use this trip only as an introduction to go back to see the cities again at a more leisurely pace n at another time. Totally understand this logic.
    Jacqueline
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We had an amazing tour guide who was very personable, quickly learned everyone's names and did everything she could possibly do to make our trip informative, entertaining and memorable! I enjoyed all the destinations as we had been planning for this tour for two years to celebrate our monumental 60th birthdays and we were not disappointed! Jekyll island was a great starting point as it was relaxing and so historically fascinating! I specifically enjoyed the info about the "squares" in Savannah, the tour of the Citadel and my personal reason for the trip, touring the Juliette Lowe home as my friends and I grew up together as Girl Scouts. When our tour stopped for a second for all the Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to take a group picture on the back steps, my dream was achieved-there were nearly 20 of us! I also truly enjoyed getting to tour the Boone Hall plantation and see the slave quarters there. Overall, we had a great trip and appreciated the additional info we gained from our "guest tour guides" and enjoyed the food, companionship and other tour participants- we even set up a Facebook page to share pictures and keep in contact. Our Southern Charm tour was a great way to celebrate turning 60!
    Lane
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    There are too many to mention- each stop had its own flavor and areas of interest!
    Nancy
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour. The hotel in Savannah won it "on points," although the Georgia Islands were a special experience.
    William Bandes
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The entire tour showed us places unique to the Low Country with a background on the history and culture. The highlights were the Boone Plantation near Charleston, especially the Gullah Geechee presentation, and the city of Savannah.
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Meeting so many lovely people.
    Marjorie
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I have taken five trips with Tauck and will continue to do so.. the dinners were poor, the choice of places to dine poor, but you get what you pay for. The hotel in Savannah was horrible, too bad they are extending this portion of the tour.
    Irene
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The extra meal that we paid $75,00 each was not worth it. Should have been about $35.00 each. The experience at Jekyll Island for 2 days was beautiful but it was like being on a deserted island with no stores or places to eat.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    We expected the tour to focus on the antebellum south, both the good and the bad, but only saw a slight exposure at the plantation. Although the tour was not at fault, we found the food in Charleston consistently overcooked and unpleasant. Further the two night stay was too long and should instead be reduced in favor of Savannah, which we loved. Similarly the time at Jekyll Island was excessive for what it offered. We would have enjoyed a night in Beauford instead. Consider this as from my husband Bob as well.
    Caroline
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We would have reduced the time spent in Jekyl sland and spent more time in Savannah. We enjoyed the time spent in Beaufort and the buggy ride. All the guides were good and knowledgeable. Wanda was especially accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable.
    Sheila
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I really enjoyed the carriage ride in Beaufort and I LOVE all of Jekyll Island!
    Debra
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Could have used a few more options while in the cities of Savannah and Charleston. Could have used an extra day in Savannah for sure, and a night in St. Augustine. Was disappointed that there was no welcome dinner on the first night. So the tour was actually 5 days, not seven. Front and end days were used for travel.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I was especially pleased with the included meals and the variety of options available to us. In addition, all of the hotels were centrally located within easy walking distance of many interesting places. I was not particularly happy with our tour manager. I asked her for directions to a specific drugstore near the hotel (I had to pick up a script my doctor had called in for me). I was told it was a couple blocks and she pointed in a direction and said I couldn't miss it and walked away. After walking (at night in the dark) four large blocks, I asked a passerby who gave me very specific directions and then walked there with me. It was not even on the street, the tour manager set me out on. In addition, there was NO VISIBLE SIGN identifying the drugstore on the outside (probably a Charleston zoning
    Carol
Reviewed on
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Tour not up to what I expect and have experienced with your company. Seeing things that were not necessary. Just seemed to not have that good feel to it.If I have to pick something. I would pick the plantation. Jekyll island needs only 1 night there. Nothing to do there.
Reviewed on
  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    Last night, Omni Hotel. Clean comfortable. Finally, a hotel with a working tub..... Southern Charm, a trip that needs to be dropped from your offerings.
    Elana

Fellow Travelers on Tour

Similar Tours

Similar Tours

Save up to $100
From $2,899 pp*
$2,999 pp
CLASSIC

Canyon Country featuring Arizona & Utah

8 Days

Save up to $250
From $1,999 pp*
SPOTLIGHTS

Spotlight on New York City

5 Days

Save up to $300
From $2,649 pp*
$2,899 pp
CLASSIC

Islands of New England

8 Days

Save up to $100
From $3,199 pp*
$3,299 pp
CLASSIC

Pacific Northwest & California featuring Washington, Oregon and California

8 Days

Save up to $600
From $5,199 pp*
$5,799 pp
CLASSIC

America's National Parks & Denver

14 Days

Save up to $600
From $4,399 pp*
$4,999 pp
CLASSIC

National Parks of America

12 Days
Amazon Engagement