Tales of the Old South

7 night tour - Starting in Savannah, Georgia - ending in Charleston, South Carolina

Escorted Tour with Trafalgar.

Trafalgar has been creating exceptional Escorted journeys for nearly 70 years, enjoy VIP return private UK airport transfers, first class hotels, complimentary WiFi on-board comfortable motorcoaches with restrooms and panoramic windows.

Delving into the culture of the Deep South taking in cities like Savannah and Charleston, trials and tales of local Civil War history, and the South's famous hospitality.

2016 Guaranteed departure dates:
April 06th
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Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. 

Welcome to Savannah, the oldest city in the state of Georgia! Rich with history, charm and famous for its hospitality, this lovely city is quintessentially Southern. Your hotel is located in the heart of the Historic District, so enjoy some time to explore or do a little relaxing before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the hotel at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception to kick off your holiday.

Meal(s) Welcome Reception

Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Historic District


Begin your day with a Trolley Tour through historic Savannah discovering 21 historic squares, incredible architecture, the beginnings of the Girl Scouts and much more. Learn about local Civil War history during a visit to Fort Pulaski and discover how the Confederate siege that took place here was a turning point in military history. Tonight, indulge in a Regional Meal during a visit to a former fish camp on Tybee Island that slowly evolved into a local's favourite eatery serving the best seafood in the area. Though frequented by society moguls and socialites, pretentious it is not, for the famed motto of this hotspot is “where the elite eat in their bare feet."

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Regional Meal

Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Historic District


Before departing Savannah, get a real taste of Southern culture during a visit to the Savannah Baptist Church, a historic church which once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the mid­1800s. Meet your Local Expert who shares stories of this amazing place. There is leisure time for lunch on your own to perhaps find a cosy eatery on River Street along the Savannah waterfront dotted with century old buildings that have been converted to antique shops, boutiques, galleries, and fabulous restaurants. Take in one of the local museums or historic home tours before departing for the low­country resort town of Hilton Head, an island rich in thousands of years of history.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

Hotel Omni Hilton Head


After some free time this morning, climb to the top of the Harbor Town Lighthouse, the island's most recognisable feature. Then set out for a guided exploration of Hilton Head and learn about William Hilton, the English sea captain who lent his name to the island. Continue to Bluffton, an early 1800s resort town dotted with antebellum homes, quaint shops and undeniable charm. This evening back in Hilton Head, join a special Be My Guest dinner with a local Gullah historian who regales you with stories of this amazing ancestry and how its traditions have been preserved throughout the generations. During the Civil War, hundreds of freed slaves, or Gullah as they were called, flocked to Hilton Head after the Union blockade. Learn about their trials and how the island became their refuge during a delicious meal of southern cuisine.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Omni Hilton Head


Bid farewell to Hilton Head and continue to the charming town of Beaufort, consistently named one of America's best small towns. Enjoy a horse­drawn carriage ride through the scenic city and discover the gorgeous antebellum and Victorian homes, the local Civil War history, and even a little about Beaufort's Hollywood connection. This afternoon, visit Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark and home to America's oldest landscaped gardens, for a guided tour of the property. This beautiful place has remained under the same family stewardship for over 320 years!

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Historic District 


Begin the day with a historic tour of Charleston alight with the colourful residences of Rainbow Row. Learn about the history of the Old Exchange Building and take in the waterfront Battery Park featuring southern mansions, cannons, cannon balls, oak trees, palmettos, statues, a gazebo, and incredible views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse. Enjoy lunch at the Charleston Tea Plantation where you visit the tea fields for an informative tour and learn why tea, a Local Speciality, is ingrained in Southern culture. The remainder of the day and evening are yours to enjoy at leisure. Continue to explore lovely Charleston, relax at the hotel or join an optional dinner cruise on the harbour featuring live entertainment.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Historic District 


Today is yours to enjoy as you please with a full leisure day in Charleston to explore your own interests; perhaps spend the morning at famous Charleston City Market or tour the Nathaniel Russell House. This evening, gather with your Travel Director and newfound friends for a delightful Farewell Dinner.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner 

Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Historic District 


Bid farewell to Charleston with a transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Charleston.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

Your Trafalgar Tour Highlights

#TrafalgarCares: You’ll explore a pesticide free tea plantation, and discover how the irrigation system helps preserve the local environment for future generations.

Hidden Treasures: Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Be My Guest: with a local Gullah historian who reveals the story behind their amazing ancestry.

Local Specialists: at the Savannah Baptist Church.

Cultural Insights: at the Charleston Tea Plantation where you'll learn about tea as a staple of southern culture.

Sightseeing Highlights

City tour in Savannah, Hilton Head, Beaufort and Charleston
Visit the Savannah Baptist Church, Harbor Town Lighthouse, Middleton Place and the Charleston Tea Plantation


7 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners (including Be My Guest).

Travel Highlights

Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
VIP entry to many sights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
7 nights First Class accommodation


Your holiday begins in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door for a relaxed journey to your choice of departure airport. Your chauffer-driven car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Trafalgar tour begins and ends with our unique and truly unrivalled private car door to door transfer service. You will be met at your front door by your driver who will assist with your bags before whisking you to your choice of departure airport in a private car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Trafalgar you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Trafalgar standards. All of our cars are up-to-date models and maintained to the highest standards. We will arrange a convenient pick-up time from your home that suits you, not us or other passengers. Each car is equipped with the latest satellite navigation intelligence to ensure your continued peace of mind and a speedy journey.

At the end of your tour, on arrival at your chosen UK airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

Should you wish to make your own way to the airport, all you need do is advise us at the time of making your reservation and a discount will be offered.

Terms and conditions apply.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
All departures in 2016 £2496* £1846* £1664* Please call
Repeat Client Discount - Have you travelled with Trafalgar Tours before, within the last 5 years ! - if so you qualify for a 5% discount - Ask us at time of booking.
Children aged 5-17 may qualify for a discount off up to 10% when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included and are paid locally, if you prefer these can be pre-paid to us in advance for £55.00 per person.
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We will be happy to answer any questions, check the availability of your tour, offer a quote for flights and any pre or post nights you would like to add.

When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 10% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.