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Historic Southern Coast

From $1399 (was $1649)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

8 Days
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Historic Southern Coast Tour Details

Natural beauty, flavorful cuisine, a distinct culture, unique history, and more than a few dashes of good ol’ fashioned charm are part of this tour of the South. Experience Southern history and hospitality in equal measure as you travel down the Southern coast!

Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • Charlotte
  • Columbia
  • Charleston
  • Savannah
  • Jekyll Island
  • St. Augustine
Hotel Accommodations
  • 7 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 1 Dinner
Service
  • A professionally trained local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active


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Tour information above is for 2023 dates. 2022 tour dates have a different itinerary. Please view the "Itinerary" tab for more information.

Tour Highlights

  • Admission and tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
  • Tour of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston
  • Ferry ride to Fort Sumter, where the South Carolina militia started the Civil War
  • Authentic southern lunch at the Middleton Place Plantation
  • Visit historic St. Augustine and tour the Spanish Castillo de San Marcos fort
  • Enjoy a trolley tour of historic Savannah that includes on and off privileges for the day
  • Trolley tour of historic Jekyll Island, one of Georgia’s famed Golden Isles

Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19

All guests, including minors, must be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines prior to departure to participate. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all departures until further notice. For more information visit our Travel Safe page.

*Web prices reflect Instant Rebate pricing. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time.

Please follow the steps below to price your vacation with YMT Vacations. When you complete all the steps, click “Reserve” next to the date on which you would like to travel.

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May 27, 2023

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Depart: May 27, 2023

Historic Southern Coast

Base Price: $1749
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Taxes & Fees: $199

Single Supplement: $700

Triple Reduction: $150

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Jun 17, 2023

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Depart: Jun 17, 2023

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Base Price: $1749
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Single Supplement: $700

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Jul 01, 2023

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Depart: Jul 01, 2023

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Jul 15, 2023

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Depart: Jul 15, 2023

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Single Supplement: $700

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Sep 16, 2023

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Depart: Sep 16, 2023

Historic Southern Coast

Base Price: $1749
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Sep 30, 2023

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Depart: Sep 30, 2023

Historic Southern Coast

Base Price: $1749
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Taxes & Fees: $199

Single Supplement: $700

Triple Reduction: $150

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Flight Cost: $0

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Oct 14, 2023

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Depart: Oct 14, 2023

Historic Southern Coast

Base Price: $1749
$1499

Taxes & Fees: $199

Single Supplement: $700

Triple Reduction: $150

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Oct 21, 2023

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Depart: Oct 21, 2023

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Base Price: $1749
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Single Supplement: $700

Triple Reduction: $150

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Total Price: $2398

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Oct 28, 2023

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Depart: Oct 28, 2023

Historic Southern Coast

Base Price: $1749
$1499

Taxes & Fees: $199

Single Supplement: $700

Triple Reduction: $150

Quad Reduction: $0

Flight Cost: $0

Total Price: $2398

Total Price: $1698

Total Price: $1548

Total Price: N/A

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

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Historic Southern Coast

Tours Starts: Charlotte, North Carolina

Tours Ends: St. Augustine, Florida

Day 1

Charlotte

Welcome to Charlotte, NC. If you booked your flight with YMT, a representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. (D)

Home2 Charlotte Uptown or similar

Day 2

Charlotte, Columbia & Charleston

Enjoy a visit to the unforgettable NASCAR Hall of Fame. More than just a museum, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is a shrine to the history, heritage and future of NASCAR. It has over 50 interactive experiences, fascinating artifacts, and an impressive collection of retired racecars. These souped up stock cars have been delighting fans since 1948.
Depart Charlotte towards Charleston with an included stop in Columbia for a panoramic tour.
Finally, arrive in Charleston. Enjoy a guided tour of The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. The Old Exchange was completed in 1771 and played a vital part in the American Revolution. President George Washington was a common visitor to this meeting place for local Patriots, which was the site where in 1788, South Carolina leaders debated and approved the U. S. Constitution. Today, the Old Exchange Building is one of only four remaining structures where the nation’s founding document was originally ratified.
The Provost Dungeon’s history is decidedly less auspicious. During the American Revolution, British forces converted the bottom floor of the Exchange into a military prison where American prisoners of war, British soldiers, private citizens, and enslaved people were held. (B)

Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview or similar

Day 3

Charleston

Start the morning with a short ferry ride to Fort Sumter, the island fortification where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Explore the National Historic Park where America’s history changed forever on April 12, 1861, when the South Carolina Militia artillery fired at the American army.
This afternoon enjoy lunch on your own in the City Market area before continuing on a city tour of Charleston. Take in the sights of Rainbow Row, Battery and White Point Garden's, Hampton Park, and Marion Square. Spend the evening relaxing in Charleston. (B)

Tryp by Wyndham Savannah Downtown Historic District or similar

Day 4

Charleston & Savannah

This morning, you will stop for a tour and included southern lunch at Middleton Place. This National Historic Landmark contains America’s oldest landscaped gardens.
Spend the evening relaxing in Savannah. (B, L)

Tryp by Wyndham Savannah Downtown/ Historic District or similar

OPTION: SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT DINNER CRUISEOPTION: SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT DINNER CRUISE:

Dinner Cruise on the Savannah Riverboat Cruises with traditional southern cuisine. $99 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.








Day 5

Savannah

Take a morning guided trolley tour of historic Savannah. The oldest section of Georgia’s oldest city, Savannah’s historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks shaded by oak trees draped in Spanish moss. At the center of this picturesque district is the landmark, Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.
Enjoy lunch on your own and a leisurely afternoon.
Join your fellow travelers for a walking tour of Bonaventure Cemetery, a beautiful resting place with 160 acres of towering oaks, Spanish moss, and historic graves. Take part, for an additional fee, on an optional evening culinary experience you won't want to miss. Visit Paula Deen's Restaurant, The Lady & Sons and enjoy a traditional 3 course southern Dinner. (B)

Tryp by Wyndham Savannah Downtown Historic District or similar

Day 6

Savannah to St. Augustine via Jekyll Island

Your first activity of the day will be a Jekyll Island Trolley tour of the Club Historic District, a cluster of 19th-century mansions on the southernmost of Georgia’s Golden Isles. Enjoy time on Jekyll Island to grab lunch on your own.

Sebastian Hotel or similar

Day 7

St. Augustine

Take a morning panoramic tour of Columbia, the capitol of South Carolina, then break for an early lunch on your own. Continue to Charlotte for a panoramic city tour, then one more stop at the unforgettable NASCAR Hall of Fame. More than just a museum, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is a shrine to the history, heritage and future of NASCAR. It has over 50 interactive experiences, fascinating artifacts, and an impressive collection of retired racecars. These souped up stock cars have been delighting fans since 1948. Join us for an included dinner. (B, D)

Home2 Charlotte Uptown or similar

Day 8

Depart for Home (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.



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You have the ability to move your booking to another date or destination. We'll waive all land or cruise penalties and transfer you to the new vacation (airlines impose different change policies and penalties). See our Peace of Mind Program for more details.

A worry-free experience for our guests is very important to us. With guest's help and the implementation of a few changes and new protocols such as increased sanitization, responsible social distancing, and enhanced tour director training, you can continue to enjoy peace-of-mind while traveling. For more information on our new safety protocols, please see our Travel Safe Program.

Guests do not need a passport or visa for this tour. Starting October 1, 2021, guests are required to have a REAL ID-compliant identification which includes REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses, US passports, US passport cards, US military IDs, and federally recognized tribal-issues photo IDs.

A full list can be found here: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Before this date, any government-issued ID, including any state driver's license and any federal ID, will suffice.

You will need U.S. dollars.

No, guests will not need to bring adapters or converters as the U.S. use standard 110V plugs.



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