Charleston South Carolina

September 12-18, 2020

Charleston, Savannah & The Golden Isles Of Georgia

Enjoy free parking, roundtrip motorcoach transportation, and six nights accommodations as you tour Charleston, Fort Sumter, St Simons Island, Beaufort, and more

Booking Deadline: August 12, 2020

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Pricing

Occupancy Rate Per Person
Double $1,819
Single $2,389
Triple $1,649
Quad $1,559

All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 full paying passengers. Rates are subject to change.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip motorcoach transportation
  • Six night hotel accommodations
  • Baggage handling (1 bag per person)
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners
  • All tours and admissions as listed per itinerary
  • Local Guide Service
  • All taxes and gratuities
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

  • Tour Charleston Historic District
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
  • Fort Sumter Cruise and Tour
  • Carriage tour of Charleston
  • Tour Savannah Historic District
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
  • Isiah Davenport House
  • Tour St. Simons Island
  • Tram tour of Jekyll Island
  • Tour Beaufort, SC
  • Parris Island Marine Base

Itinerary

Saturday, September 12: Travel to Florence, South Carolina

6:00AM: Motorcoach will depart from Lancaster, AC Moore store located in Lancaster Shopping Center on the Oregon Pike/ Route 272 side of the store.

7:00AM: Depart from Harrisburg, AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Rd; travel to Florence, SC with appropriate rest and meal stops en route.

Check into the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner at the Red Bone Alley Restaurant. Hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton, Florence, SC. (Dinner)

Sunday, September 13: Charleston Historic District and Fort Sumter

After breakfast, depart for Charleston Visitor Center where you’ll meet the local guide for a tour of the Charleston Historic District which will include a stop at the Citadel and the Battery. This afternoon enjoy free time in the City Market for lunch and shopping on your own. Following lunch board a boat and experience a relaxing 30 minute narrated cruise to historic Fort Sumter. You’ll be greeted by a National Park Service Ranger who will provide facts about Fort Sumter and its pivotal role in the American Civil War. The fort has an informative museum with many historic artifacts and a souvenir shop. This evening check into the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner at the James Island Crab House. Hotel: Springhill Suites, Charleston, SC. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Monday, September 14: Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Carriage Ride of Charleston

After breakfast depart for a morning visit to the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens where you will enjoy a nature train experience, and tour of the Plantation House. This afternoon a picnic box lunch will be provided at the Peacock Café. Following lunch enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through Charleston’s historic downtown district. Return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Tuesday, September 15: Savannah Georgia Historic District

After breakfast, depart for the Savannah Visitor Center where we’ll meet our local guide for a tour of the Historic District which will include a visit to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the Isaiah Davenport House. This afternoon enjoy lunch on your own along Riverstreet, a 9-block area adjacent to the Savannah River where old cotton warehouses have been turned into charming shops and restaurants. Following lunch check into the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant. Hotel: Hampton Inn, Savannah GA. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Wednesday, September 16: St. Simmons Island and tram tour of Jekyll Island Club Historic District

After breakfast depart for a day trip to the Golden Isles of Georgia. Arrive at St. Simmons Island for a two-hour guided tour which will include a stop at Christ Church where John and Charles Wesley held church services under the oak trees for the early settlers. This afternoon enjoy independent time at the Village to climb the Lighthouse, walk around the pier, and have lunch. Following lunch we’ll board the motorcoach for a short drive to Jekyll Island for a tram tour of the Historic District with a visit at two historic buildings and the museum. This evening dinner will be at the Jekyll Island Club before heading back to Savannah. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Thursday, September 17: Beaufort tour, Depart for Fayetteville, NC

After breakfast depart for Beaufort, South Carolina to meet our local guide. Beaufort boasts 19th century antebellum homes that survived the destruction from Sherman’s troops. Historic Preservation efforts have saved many homes and historic sites. While on the tour you’ll see St. Helena’s Episcopal Church before heading five miles south to Parris Island Marine Base, where you will see the Iwo Jima Monument, Parade Field, and the Marine Museum. This afternoon enjoy lunch on your own in downtown Beaufort before departing for Fayetteville, South Carolina. This evening check into the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant. Hotel: Country Inn, Fayetteville, NC (Breakfast, Dinner)

Friday, September 18: Travel to Central Pennsylvania

After breakfast depart for Central Pennsylvania with appropriate rest and meal stops en route. (Breakfast)

Hotel and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.

Tour Activity Level: 2
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

 

General Information

Travel Documents

A government-issued photo I.D (such as a driver’s license).

Payment

$300 per person deposit due at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by July 22, 2020. Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100


Cancellation/Penalties

A $25 per person cancellation fee will be charged by Discoveries in addition to any other supplier’s fees. From July 22, 2020 to day of departure no refunds.

Insurance

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Clothing/Climate

Temperatures for Georgia in September average in the 70s. Casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended; be prepared for potential inclement weather.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

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Consumer Disclosure Notice - Part of Contract of Service.

Please read this notice, it constitutes part of your contract for travel-related services.
AAA TRAVEL is acting as a mere agent for SUPPLIERS in selling travel-related services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied by this travel agency (such as air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.). This agency, therefore, shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions or omissions on part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay or injury to you or your travel companions or group members. Unless the term "guaranteed" is specifically stated in writing on your tickets, invoice, or reservation itinerary, we do not guarantee any of such suppliers’ rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling, or handling of personal effects. Travel agent shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses to any traveler in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the travel agent’s control. Traveler assumes complete and full responsibility for, and hereby releases the agent from any duty of, checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of each destination, and all safety or security conditions at such destinations. For information concerning possible dangers at international destinations, contact the Travel Advisory Section of the U.S. State Department. For medical information, call the Public Health Service. By embarking upon his/her travel, the traveler voluntarily assumes all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected. Traveler is hereby warned of such risks, and is advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against them. Traveler’s acceptance and retention of tickets, reservations, or bookings after issuance shall constitute a consent of the above, and an agreement on his/her part to convey the contents hereto to his/her travel companions or group members.

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