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Charleston Tea Plantation

March 25-31, 2023

The Golden Isles of Georgia including Savannah and Charleston

Join AAA Travel for this Savannah and the Golden Isles of Georgia tour. 

Booking Deadline: March 24, 2023

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Pricing

Occupancy Rate Per Person
Double $2,529
Single $3,219
Triple $2,319
Quad $2,199

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 full paying passengers. 

Desired pick up location is not guaranteed until passenger minimums are met.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip motorcoach transportation
  • Six night hotel accommodations
  • Baggage handling (1 bag per person)
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • All tours and admissions as listed per itinerary
  • Local Guide Service
  • All taxes and gratuities
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

  • Trolley tour of Savannah 
  • Paula Deen's Lady & Sons
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center
  • Tram tour of Jekyll Island
  • St. Simons Island Tour
  • Shrimp Boat Excursion
  • Amelia River Cruise
  • Fernandina Beach
  • Charleston Tea Gardens 

Itinerary

Saturday, March 25: Travel to Florence, South Carolina

5:30AM: Motorcoach will depart from Lancaster, PA. Exact location will be announced prior to departure. 

6:30AM: Depart from Harrisburg, AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Rd; travel to Florence, SC with appropriate rest and meal stops en route.

**Departure times are approximate and will be confirmed closer to travel.

Check into the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant. Hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton Florence, SC. (Dinner)

Sunday, March 26: Savannah Trolley Tour, Paula Deen's Lady & Sons, Jekyll Island

After breakfast, depart for Savannah to board the Old Savannah Trolley for a tour of the Historic District. This afternoon enjoy lunch at Paula Deen's Lady & Sons. Following lunch check into the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant. Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites, Jekyll Island, GA. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Monday, March 27: Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island Tram Tour & Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast depart for a day of touring. Our first stop will be a visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The center is a functioning hospital for ill and injured sea turtles, with two distinct public sections. This first is an interactive museum, with information about Georgia’s sea turtles and the challenges they face. The second area holds tanks of recovering turtles. Then will depart for Jekyll Island to board a tram for a narrated tour of the Historic District with lunch included at the Jekyll Island Club Resort. From 1886 to 1942 this area served as the winter retreat for America’s wealthiest families – The Rockefeller’s, Crane’s, Goodyear’s and the Morgan’s. Thirty-three of the original buildings still stand with many mansion-sized “cottages”. We will tour two of these historical buildings. After the tour, you will have an opportunity to visit the museum exhibits and view a video presentation that reveals the fascinating story of Jekyll Island from its earliest inhabitants, across its fabled Club Era, to its wondrous restoration programs today. We'll also see Driftwood Beach, this picturesque beach on Jekyll Island's north end, features numerous driftwood trees. You'll have free time for dinner at beach village. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Tuesday, March 28: St. Simons Island, Shrimp Boat Excursion 

After breakfast depart for St. Simons Island, the largest barrier island in the Golden Isles. We'll enjoy a guided tour that includes a stop at Fort Federica and 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 Lady Jane for a shrimp boat excursion as we cruise along protected waters through the picturesque Marshes of Glynn County and it's tributaries. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.  (Breakfast, Dinner)

Wednesday, March 29: Amelia Island, Amelia River Cruise, Fernandina Beach 

After breakfast depart for Amelia Island. Upon arrival we'll embark on an Amelia River Cruise which features Cumberland Island. Learn about the extensive and rich history of Amelia and Cumberland Islands with views of wildlife along the way. Cruise by Fernandina’s shrimp boats, historic Old Towne, Ft. Clinch and hopefully the wild horses of Cumberland Island. The historians will share the colorful stories that define the character of this unique part of the world. This afternoon enjoy independent time for lunch and shopping in downtown Fernandina Beach.  Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Thursday, March 30: Charleston Tea Gardens, Depart for Florence, SC

After breakfast we'll depart for Wadmalaw Island for an afternoon arrival time to the Charleston Tea Garden where you will enjoy a box lunch and visit to the only tea factory in North America. View acres and acres of breathtaking tea plants as far as the eye can see. You will learn first-hand how tea is made during an informative factory tour, followed by a narrated trolley tour for a scenic ride around the 127 acre farm.  A photo stop will be made at the famous Angel Oak Tree. Depart for Florence, SC for an evening arrival to check into the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant. Hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton, Florence, SC. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Friday, March 31: 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),

As travel policies are rapidly changing due to COVID-19, final requirements will be communicated prior to departure.

Payment

$300 per person deposit is due at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA  by  January 23, 2023.
 

Cancellation/Penalties

A $25 per person cancellation fee will be charged by Discoveries in addition to any other supplier’s fees. From January 23, 2023 to day of departure no refunds will be given.

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 March 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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