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2023018 Georgia's Golden Isle

2023018 Georgia's Golden Isle

Georgia's Golden Isle

04/16/2023 - 04/22/2023 Sun-Sat       Trip#:2023018

 

Georgia's Golden Isle

 

Tour the Golden Isles of Georgia – St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island which offer beauty and a great place to relax. Come enjoy the beauty and the laid back nature of the area. Your tour will include a tram ride tour of Jekyll Island Historic district with time on your own, a visit to Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge and St. Simons Island, and a ferry ride to Sapelo Island for a tour on the Spaulding Plantation. Includes six nights accomodation, six breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners, all taxes and baggage handling.

 

*Itinerary is subject to change or be modified where reasonably required at any time. Itinerary changes may be necessary as a result of unforeseen circumstances, operational concerns, or concerns for your health, safety, enjoyment or comfort.

 

***Pricing & Itinerary subject to change as are entrance requirements due to the changing circumstances***

 

 

 

Day 1

Today we wil head to Georgia with an overnight stop on the way.

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Day 2

Breakfast included then we will continue to Jekyll Island. Arrive at you hotel. Once you arrive there will be a meet & greet.
Enjoy a dinner this evening at the Wee Pub on the island.
Return to the hotel for a good nights' rest.

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Day 3

This morning enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel
Tour Jekyll Island. You will board a tram for a tour of this 240-acre, riverfront compound, which is one of the largest, ongoing restoration projects in the southeastern United States. History will come alive by your professionally trained guide. "The richest, the most exclusive and most inaccessible club in the world. This proclamation, by Munsey's Magazine in 1904, summed up the renowned status of The Jekyll Island Club. Founded in 1886, it was the winter retreat for some of America's most elite families. Club rolls included such names as Morgan, Astor, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer, and others. Here, on this small barrier island off Georgia's coast, they shaped a private world of grand cottage residences around a Queen Anne-style clubhouse. Much of that world has been lovingly preserved and faithfully restored in the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District.
There will be time to explore the renovated museum, recently renamed The Mosaic featuring in-depth and interactive exhibits that will offer an immersive experience to all to tell the story of Jekyll Island, and it has quite a story to tell.
Time to shop in the gift shop.
Picnic lunch at the Great Dunes Park overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with free time to walk the beach.
Afternoon free for shopping in the Beach Village.
Dinner on own at any of the great restaurants located around the island. Around the Jekyll Island Club - The Club Café, Grand Dining room, The Wharf; Around the Beach Village - Wee Pub, Sunrise Café, Eighty Ocean Kitchen at the Ocean Inn, The Reserve Steakhouse at the Westin Hotel; Triburzio's Grill at the Jekyll Island Golf Club; Driftwood Bistro.
Sunset Dolphin Cruise - sit back and relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.
Return to the hotel for a good nights' rest.

B, D

Day 4

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel
Depart the hotel for a ride to the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge
Visit 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. Free time to explore the Chesser Homestead and walk the Boardwalk.
Picnic Lunch will be included on the edge of the swamp.
Return to the Golden Isles.
Tour the largest of Georgia's fabled Golden Isles, St. Simons Island that continues to reveal to present day visitors the remarkable beauty and fascinating history of this place first call San Simeon by 16th century Spanish explorers. It was here that General James Oglethorpe's troops established Georgia's first military outpost, For Frederica. You will do a drive through tour of the Fort. On the north end of the island is the hauntingly beautiful Christ Church built in 1736. On its grounds is the spot where John Wesley, the father of Methodism, first preached, and a wooded cemetery whe4ere many of the Island's earliest settlers are buried. You will have an entrance to Christ Church, based on availability. Stop at the St. Simons Lighthouse, which consists of four structures including an 1872 brick lighthouse, keeper's dwelling, 1890 oil house and a Victorian gazebo. This is one of only five surviving light houses in Georgia and the most visited one. If you have that one last gift to take home that you haven't found, don't miss the wonderful gift shop at the Lighthouse.
Dinner at Iguana's Seafood Restaurant (choices)
Return to the hotel for a good nights' rest.

B, D

Day 5

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel
Depart the hotel for the ride to the Meridian Dock
Board the ferry for the short ride to Sapelo Island where the tour begins. You will meet your local guide, a descendant of the slaves who were on the Spaulding Plantation. Sapelo is one of Georgia's 13 barrier islands and was lastly owned by R. J. Reynolds of the tobacco empire. The guide will make the history of the island and the African-American community of Jog Hammock come alive. View the Sapelo Lighthouse built for navigation to the ort of Darien.
Lunch on the island will be prepared by the residents.
Walk on the National Seashore will be the culmination of the tour of the island before boarding the ferry to return to the mainland
Return to the hotel to relax and refresh
Dinner this evening will be at Triburzio's Grill
Return to the hotel for a good nights' rest.

B, D

Day 6


Breakfast is included then we will depart Georgia and head on to overnight accomodations

B

Day 7

Breakfast is included and we will travel home with fond memories or our Georgia adventure

B

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Audubon - SCUCS 537 W. Nicholson Rd, Audubon, NJ 08106
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