Savannah & Charleston Christmas

Celebrate Christmas Southern Style! Explore Downtown Savannah and cruise the town on a Christmas Trolley. Make your way to the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum then enjoy a Historic Savannah Theatre Show. Arrive in Charleston and enjoy a Horse Drawn Carriage Tour of the beautiful historic district donned with holiday décor. See the Nathanial Russell House, Middleton Place Plantation, & Boone Hall Plantation decorated for the season. Take in the Sound of Charleston Christmas Special and delight in the sounds unique to Charleston’s heritage - Gullah, Gospel, & more (select dates only). Wrap up your tour with the Charleston Holiday Festival of Lights! Take a Festive Trip Today!

5 Days /4 Nights

Group size

Tour Inclusions: 4 nights’ accommodation; 4 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 4 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity, except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested. Based on 35 paying passengers and one (1) comp in double occupancy.
  • Downtown Savannah
  • Christmas Trolley Ride
  • Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
  • Historic Savannah Theatre Show
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
  • Nathanial Russell House
  • Sound of Charleston
  • Middleton Place Plantation
  • Boone Hall Plantation
  • Historic Charleston
  • Holiday Festival of Lights!
  • Drayton Hall

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Downtown Savannah & Christmas Trolley Ride
  • Enjoy free time and lunch on own at the City Market in Downtown Savannah. Since the early 1700's, City Market has been the commercial and social center of historic Savannah. Located on the original site of the market used by farmers and traders of all kinds to sell their goods and wares, City Market offers the best of what is old and what is new in Savannah. Today, Savannah’s City Market comprises a four-block area of restored warehouses and shop fronts adjacent to Ellis Square. This charming, open air-marketplace has a wealth of things to do in Savannah whether you come for the entertainment, to shop, dine or just rest your weary feet.
  • Check-in to your local area hotel prior to departing on a Christmas Trolley Ride. Enjoy a 90-minute Holly Jolly Trolley Tour of Savannah, GA.
  • Enjoy an included welcome dinner at one of the most historic spots in Georgia. It was first opened in 1753 as an inn for seafarers, and fast became a meeting point for pirates and sailors from the Seven Seas. (Meals: D)
Day 2 - Tybee Island Light Station and Museum & Historic Savannah Theatre Show
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning prior to traveling to the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum.
  • Lunch is included at a crab shack in Savannah.
  • After lunch, experience the museums, homes, and cultural centers gracing Savannah. Tour one of the Historic Homes decorated for the holidays.
  • Return to hotel to freshen up prior to dinner on own along the Riverside.
  • Arrive at the Historic Savannah Theatre and take your seats! The theatre is transformed into a holiday perfect picture, sharing memories of Christmas you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the greatest event of the season. (Meals: B, L)
Day 3 - Horse Drawn Carriage Ride, Nathanial Russell House, & Sound of Charleston
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning prior to checking out.
  • Depart for Charleston, South Carolina, & enjoy a Horse Drawn Carriage Ride through Historic Charleston, one of the most beautifully preserved treasures in the nation.
  • Enjoy free time to shop and lunch on own at the City Market prior to a Guided Tour of the Nathaniel Russell House hosted by the Historic Charleston Foundation. 
  • Check-in to your local hotel prior to an included dinner this evening at a seafood restaurant in a buildings that dates back to the 1890s.
  • Arrive at the Sound Of Charleston, take your seats, & enjoy the Charleston Christmas Special! Experience the sounds that define Charleston’s unique southern charm — gospel, Gullah, Gershwin, Civil War songs, jazz and light classics — coming to life.
  • Enjoy the holiday special with hot cider and cookies. Circular Church is festively decorated for Christmas during these candlelight performances. (Meals: B, D)
Day 4 - Middleton Place Plantation, Boone Hall Plantation, Historic Charleston, & Holiday Festival of Lights!
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel prior to visiting Middleton Place Plantation, one of the oldest and finest landscaped gardens in America. A National Historic Landmark and a carefully preserved 18th-century plantation surviving revolution & Civil War.
  • A Low Country Lunch Buffet is included today at the Pavilion at Middleton Place.
  • After lunch, visit Boone Hall Plantation, touted as “a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, SC” by NBC Daytime. Start by walking down the Avenue of Oaks, one of the most spectacular entrances anywhere in the world. See why Boone Hall is “America’s Most Photographed Plantation.” Experience live presentations you won’t find on any other plantation in the Area. Explore the Gullah Culture, visit our new Black History in America exhibit on display in 9 original slave cabins, tour the Plantation Home, and more.
  • Return to hotel to freshen up prior to dinner on own in Historic Charleston. Dinner reservations strongly encouraged.
  • Arrive at the Holiday Festival of Lights! Magic is the discovery of the extraordinary, a moment when everything else is forgotten, and when wonderment is shared. Magic embraces and connects us. Your journey begins with a 3-mile drive through millions of sparkling lights and hundreds of light displays. Then stretch your legs and your imagination at Santa’s Village & Winter Wonderland. When magic happens, lasting memories are made.
  • Hop aboard the CCPRC Railroad and travel through the Enchanted Forest for an intimate view of the lights! The train runs nightly and departs every 20 minutes. Tickets are approximately $3 per person and can be purchased at the boarding area.
  • Santa’s Attic and The Incredible Gift Shoppe offer handcrafted holiday gifts including our official 24-carat gold collector series ornaments. Shop for stocking stuffers, holiday decorations, personalized ornaments, and more!
  • Spoil your sweet tooth at Santa’s Sweet Shoppe where the aroma of specialty coffees, candy, and fresh baked temptations of fudge and Christmas cookies fill the air. (Meals: B)
Day 5 - Drayton Hall & Depart
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning prior to checking out.
  • Depart for Drayton Hall, America’s oldest preserved plantation house open to the public. Take a Guided Tour of the house during holiday season – The Signature Experience. The tour will include the Steven and Laura Gates Exhibit Gallery, where guests will be able to see Drayton Hall’s internationally significant furniture, artwork, manuscripts, and archaeological finds.
  • After visiting, depart for home. (Meals: B)

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