Savannah Itinerary: The Jewel of the South

Savannah Itinerary: The Jewel of the South

The Itinerary at a Glance

This much-celebrated destination has been enticing visitors with her sultry ambiance, striking beauty, and old-world charm for centuries. Waiting to charm you with her tree-filled squares and perfectly preserved historic buildings, your visitors will delight in all this coastal jewel has to offer.

4 Unique Experience on This Trip

  • Owens-Thomas House
  • Tybee Island
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Old Fort Jackson

Duration: 3 Days

Available: Year-round

This Itinerary is Ideal For: All

Itinerary Details


 Day 1

Savannah-Cathedral-High-Res-630x422Take a Tour: Get to know Savannah by experiencing a city tour, either on our period-style trolleys or with one of our highly trained step-on-guides. The tour lasts about 2 hours and will help your group get better acquainted with our genteel Southern beauty. It will also give them a sample of the attractions they may want to explore later on their own. Be sure to stop at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist along the tour route. It’s free and worth it!

Step Back in Time: Savannah’s past is told in the many house museums and cultural centers that populate the area. Visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, the Owens-Thomas House, generally considered to be the finest example of Regency architecture in America and features one of the few intact slave quarters in America, or the Davenport House, an exceptionally fine example of Federal architecture. As an added activity, have breakfast or a wine & cheese reception in the Davenport House garden!

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Your group covered a lot of ground on their first day and they may want to have a casual bite to eat before retiring for the evening. Savannah’s historic River Street has all types of casual and upscale dining options. Seafood, steaks, and light fare can all be found in the restored cotton warehouses that are home to some of Savannah’s favorite restaurants and pubs. We can help you determine which restaurants are particularly “group friendly”.

Day 2

Fountain-3-MBTybee Time: Just 20 minutes from Savannah lies Tybee Island, a uniquely charmed island that offers a change of pace and taste. While there, take your group to the Tybee Light Station. Dating back to 1773, the lighthouse is one of America’s most complete historic light stations. After the lighthouse, take the group to the nearby Fort Pulaski National Monument. Built in 1829, the fort, which was under Robert E. Lee’s command, came under a 30 hour siege by Union forces. Today you can still see the holes from that long-ago bombardment.

Rolling on the River: After lunch on Tybee, make your way back to the historic district to explore the Savannah River’s natural beauty on the Savannah Riverboat. This two hour excursion shows you the city from a unique perspective. You might even spy playful dolphins swimming along side!

Fright Night: Discover why Savannah has repeatedly been named “America’s Most Haunted City”! There are numerous touring options to choose from, making this a great evening event for your group that’s entertaining, fun and informative, no matter the age.

Day 3

Military Might: Visit one of the world’s most powerful museum experiences, the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Located only minutes from historic downtown Savannah, where the Eighth Air Force was activated in 1942, the 90,000-square-foot museum is dedicated to preserving the history and stories of the Eighth Air Force, the “greatest air armada of all time.” Hear the unforgettable stories of bravery, experience a bomber mission and briefing, and see the ongoing restoration of the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress “City of Savannah” inside the Museum’s Combat Gallery. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is an experience not to be missed while visiting Savannah!

Fun at the Forts: From its beginning, Savannah has been fortified to protect its residents and strategic port. This morning, there are several exciting forts to visit including Old Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski. Your group won’t want to miss the afternoon cannon firings at each.

It’s Showtime! : Your group’s final night in Savannah is sure to be a memorable one as they experience one of the city’s theatre presentations. From spectacular live musicals to local theatre and special performances, your group will be amazed by the abundance of talent that prevails in our small city.
The Savannah Theatre

 

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This much-celebrated destination has been enticing visitors with her sultry ambiance, striking beauty, and old-world charm for centuries. Waiting to charm you with her tree-filled squares and perfectly preserved historic buildings, your visitors will delight in all this coastal jewel has to offer.
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