Savannah & St. Augustine – 3 Days
Explore Two Historical Cities in 3 Days
You’ll visit Savannah, Georgia, a charming Southern escape where art, period architecture, trendy boutiques and ghost stories are all set under a veil of Spanish moss. Savannah is a place where cuisine comes straight from the coast. You’ll also stop in St. Augustine, Florida, where you’ll experience old-world charm, flavorful dining, art and culture, and an abundance of entertainment opportunities.
Program Highlights & Inclusions
- Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
- Transportation throughout your trip
- Free time in Forsyth Park
- Guided tour of the Massie Heritage Center
- Guided walking tour of Savannah
- Walking ghost tour of Savannah
- Old Town Trolley tour of Savannah
- Participate in a scavenger hunt
- Guided Marine Biologist Ecology beach tour
- Admission to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
Upon your arrival in Savannah, you’ll meet your tour manager and visit Forsyth Park, the largest park in the historic district. The park is a hub of social interaction in the city. Perhaps the most well known feature of Forsyth Park is the large fountain that sits at the north end of Forsyth Park. The fountain was built in 1858. It resembles a few other fountains found around the world, including fountains found in Paris and Peru. All around the Forsyth Park Fountain are benches. On any given day you can find many people, especially locals, lounging on the benches, taking in the scenery and great people watching that takes place in this area of the park. You will have lunch in the park.
Next, you’ll visit the Massie Heritage Center which strives to create a greater appreciation of Savannah’s rich cultural heritage. The historic Massie School has been preserved as an interactive exhibit space and educational facility where both students and the general public can participate in interpretive programs that are designed to stimulate curiosity and to help achieve academic goals.
You’ll take a walking tour of Savannah with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll see the sites as you learn all about this historic city.
You’ll take a fun and enlightening walking ghost tour that explores the legends that lie beneath the haunting tales of Savannah. Even the skeptics in your group will enjoy this tour.
After dinner, you will return to your hotel for the evening.
This morning after breakfast, you’ll hop on board a trolley for a tour of Savannah. Known for its impressive 18th and 19th century architecture, Savannah boasts over 1,700 restored buildings, each with its own story to tell. Travel back to the Civil War era as you visit the Green-Meldrim House, a Gothic revival style building which once served as General Sherman’s headquarters. Nearby is the beautiful Mercer-Williams House, where the controversial events described in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil played out. A few blocks further are the Andrew Low House, home to the founder of Girl Scouts USA, Juliette Gordon Low, and the Flannery O’Connor House.
Enjoy beautiful downtown Savannah, Georgia while you participate in a location-based, high tech scavenger hunt.
After lunch, you’ll have the amazing opportunity to take a guided beach ecology tour with marine biologist, Dr. Joe Richardson, who has over 30 years of experience in teaching about the animals and ecology of coastal Georgia.
Enjoy an evening of dinner, entertainment, and an unforgettable tour of Savannah on a Riverboat cruise. Experience refreshing river breezes on a sightseeing harbor tour, delicious local southern flavors and cultural entertainment.
You will return to your hotel for the evening.
After breakfast you’ll board your bus and depart for St. Augustine.
Upon arrival, you will climb to the top of the St. Augustine lighthouse tower for a majestic view of the nation’s oldest city and the Atlantic Ocean while a historic interpreter tells about the changing coastline and its impact on ships over the city’s long history.
After dinner, you’ll board your bus and begin the return trip home.