Southern Charm Savannah 2023 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

Southern Charm Tour: Savannah, Jekyll Island & St. Augustine

Start in The Charming City of Savannah, Spend time on St. Simon Island, and finish in the Facinating Town of St. Augustine

experience the charming cities of the south
September 11-18, 2023
8 days / 7 nights

Trip Status: Available

Single Occupancy -$5,122

Double Occupancy – $4,273

 

Dates:  September 11 – 18, 2024
8 Days / 7 Nights

Location: Savannah, GA, Jeykll Island & St. Augustine

Airport: **2 Different Airports** Fly In: Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport SAV
Fly Out: Jacksonville International Airport

Accommodations: The Hyatt River Front or Similar, The Jekyll Island Club Resort or similar, and Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront or Similar

Group Size: 10-14 Guests

Meet your Hosts

Karen

Karen Schlucter

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Let our team know that you are interested in joining us on this tour. Our team will reach out via email and will be available to chat about this trip.

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Secure your reservation here. We only take 10-12 women on each trip. Making a reservation is the only way to secure your name to the trip list.

Don’t just tour The South, Experience The South

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

Day One:  Arrival Day to Savannah, GA. We’ll pick you up from the airport!

Fly into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport SAV

Check into our downtown Savannah Hotel

Welcome Dinner Together with Speciality Drinks

Day Two: Explore The Great City of Savannah – Horse Drawn Carriage Tour & Savannah River Boat Cruise

Wake up feeling refreshed from your day of travel with hot coffee and Breakfast at the Hotel’s restaurant. Our day starts with a horse-drawn carriage tour of Savannah’s squares. Sit back, relax and enjoy the narration of Savannah’s rich history while your horse clip-clops past unique landmarks and historic homes.

Once we finish we will have some free time to explore the streets of Savannah and pop into their many local shops. We’ll grab a quick bite to eat together at a local deli before hoping on the historic Savannah River Boat. Experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah! Hear our Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about our modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then make your way down river to Old Fort Jackson, home of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country! Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline.

We’ll arrive back at our hotel for dinner together at a local restaurant  

    Day Three: Visit the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Forsyth’s Park & Jekyll Island

    Wake up and have breakfast together. After breakfast we will return to our rooms to pack up for a 10 AM check out. Once we’ve loaded our bags we will head over to enjoy a self-guided tour of the magnificent Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and stroll around Forsyth’s Park. We will grab a late morning coffee and and snack at a cafe close to Forsyth’s Park and head out to Jekyll Island for the 2nd leg of our Southern Tour (1.5 hours). We will check into our Jekyll Island Hotel and get settled and regroup for dinner together.

    Day Four: Exploring Jeykll Island – Baby Sea Turtles & Beach Combing, Historic Trolly Tour, and Sunset Dolphin Cruise. 

    Its Sea Turtle Hatching Season! Beatrice Bradley has adopted a Baby Sea Turtle named: Lady Liberty! 
    There is an oppurtinity to see sea turtle nests along the beaches of Jekyll Island.

    Wake up with breakfast together before going heading over to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Georgia’s only sea turtle education and rehabilitation facility. The Center offers a chance to learn about sea turtles and see rehabilitation in action with a host of interactive exhibits and experiences. After learning about Sea Turtles we will hop on a trolly and get to know layout and fun facts of Jeykll island. The afternoon is spent at our leisure, enjoying the many beaches and local shops.

    We will have an early dinner together and hop on a Sunset Dolphin Cruise. We will travel the scenic waterways of beautiful Jekyll Island to observe the magnificent bottlenose dolphins feeding, playing, or simply cruising about in their natural habitat while you learn about their social behavior, feeding habits, and much more. The waters around Jekyll are home to one of the world’s largest populations of these beautiful creatures. Our tour will take you along the intra coastal waterway, salt marshes and wilderness beaches. Along with seeing Dolphin there are often sea turtles, manatees, egrets, herons, roseate spoonbills, and osprey.

    Day Five: Famous Driftwood Beach and Heading off to St. Augustine, FL

    Wake up with breakfast together. Option to stretch your legs before heading to St. Augustine by joining an experienced guide for a 1 to 1.5 hour walk through the beaches, maritime forests and salt marshes of Jekyll Island.  We will check out of our hotel in the late morning and head off to St. Augustine (~2 hours). We will check into our St. Augustine Hotel and re-group for dinner together. 

    Day Six: Lovely St. Augustine

    Wake up with breakfast together. Guided Trolly tour of Old Town St. Augustine, including Historic Castillo de San Marcos Spanish Colonial Fort National Monument, Flagler College, Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Cathedral Basilica, and more. Free time at historic St. George Street. Visit the Fountain of Youth. Dinner together.

    Day Seven: Adventurous Side of St. Augustine – Come see Alligators!

    Wake up with breakfast together. We will decide as a group how to best spend our morning in St. Augustine. Lunch together before heading off to experience a thrilling ride on the Airboat Adventure Tour on a high performance airboat. This tour is an opportunity to experience the Old Florida flora and fauna of the freshwater (non-tidal) creeks that NE Florida has to offer. We will see American Alligators, Turtles, Reptiles and Manatees! We will head back to the hotel before our Farewell Dinner together

    Day Eight: Departure Day: Fly out of The Jacksonville Airport AFTER 12:00 PM

    We will arrive at the Jacksonville Airport at 10:00 AM. Meaning your flight should depart after 12:00 PM. If you would like to schedule an earlier flight, transportation would not be provided but we would gladly help you set something up.

     

    Pricing

    Experience All-Inclusive Travel with Beatrice Bradley

    At Beatrice Bradley, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, all-inclusive travel experiences with absolutely no hidden fees. From the moment you step off the plane to the moment we bid you farewell, every detail is taken care of. Our goal is to provide a completely hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your journey and creating lasting friendships.

    Here’s What Our All-Inclusive Experience Includes:
    • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hosts, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
    • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
    • Full Dining: Enjoy all meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
    • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
    • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
    • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
    • Transportation: All transportation during the experience.
    • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

    With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

    Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

    How it Works:

    Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
    Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
    Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
    Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
    Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 60 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 60 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.

    Activity Level – Moderate

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    It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation, so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

    If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

    Role of a Beatrice bradley hostess

    Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

    Flight Details

    Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

    Arrival Airport: Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
    Arrival Date: September 11, 2024
    Pick Up Times:  Pick up times will vary

    Departure Airport: Jacksonville International Airport
    Departure Date:  September 18, 2024
    Drop off Times: 10AM *Flight to be after 12:00 PM

    Important information

    As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

    • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
    • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
    • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
    • All Ground transportation is included on this trip
    • Group Airport transfers are included in this trip.
    • This trip will have have a maximum of 14 women
    • This trip will have 2 Beatrice Bradley Hostesses
    • If you need a roommate, we will happily pair you with another Beatrice Bradley traveler
    • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.