- 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Savannah, a Georgia port, is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It’s known for horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone squares, lighthouses and manicured parks, such as Forsyth Park shaded by live oak trees covered with a veil of Spanish moss. A stroll through its historic district provides the proper backdrop for a renaissance of emotion. At the center of this impressive neighborhood is the landmark, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. The collaborative efforts of its architectural artisans have inspired a Southern-gothic aesthetic different from that of any other place. Savannah is well-known known throughout the country for its beautiful coastal landscapes, its well-preserved buildings and its rich, vibrant history. In this pedestrian-friendly city, art and trendy boutiques, enchanting ghost stories, the freshest catch from the coast, cocktails served at every meal, and mustard-based barbeque, all come together in a welcoming embrace. Savannah has a world-class reputation for hospitality, grace and charm and is consistently named one of the “world’s friendliest cities” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Stand on just about any street corner and feel the rich personality of Savannah. This isn’t a city to rest on past accolades, though, as seen in the evolving Starland and Moon River districts, where collaborative people entice visitors to stay and savor Savannah just a little bit longer. No visit is complete without taking in the bounty of the centuries-old City Market and explore history at Davenport House and other intriguing highlights on an included narrated tour through the cobblestone streets.
Included Shore Excursions:
Savannah Hop On-Hop Off Tour
Riverside Park Enjoy a day in the Tennessee sunshine in this 44 acre park overlooking the Tennessee River. Relax in front of the water at any of the pavilions or benches or take a brisk walk on the paved walking trails wrapping around the banks of the river.
Tennessee River Museum This museum, founded in 1992, is located in an old post office building in downtown Savannah that was constructed in 1939. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, exhibits and collections are dedicated to preserving the history of the Tennessee River Valley so that future generations have an accurate depiction of their heritage and history.
Included Historic District Shuttle
Savannah Historic District Driving Tour: Enjoy a relaxing ride through the streets of this National Historic Landmark. As we observe the many sights of the district, our knowledgeable local guide will present the historical context, insights, and stories behind the famous structures and areas including the Davenport House, one of the oldest brick structures in Savannah, and Chippewa Square from the award-winning motion picture “Forest Gump.” Throughout our driving tour, we will stop at two of Savannah’s historical destinations.
Savannah History Museum: Walk through the history of Savannah, from its 1733 founding to today. Learn about Georgia’s military history as you see the state’s role in the American Revolution and Civil War. Continue through the timeline to experience exhibits featuring cultural artifacts such as the Forrest Gump Bench (taken from Chippewa Square) and the family carriage of the Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Lowe.
Forsyth Park: Take a stroll in the pristine Forsyth Park, a 30-acre public landscape created in 1851, named for the governor of Georgia, John Forsyth. The park is home to a Civil War memorial, and a stunning fountain that pays homage to the design of the fountains in Place de la Concorde in Cuzco, Peru.