7 Day Historical South
Air & Land
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|2019 Dates & Prices|
Optional tours, transfers and gratuities.
Passengers arriving in Jacksonville should select flights that arrive no later than 5:00 pm.
For arrival and departure on North America packages with US gateways, transfers are not included with Air & Land packages nor available on an optional basis. See Trip Preparation -> Arrival & Departure for more information regarding options to transfer to your hotel.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Washington Dulles-Jacksonville, Charleston-Washington Dulles
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 6 nights accommodations
- 2 nights St. Augustine
- 2 nights Savannah
- 2 nights Charleston
- Hotel porterage
- 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Visit Jekyll Island majestically situated in the midst of Georgia’s fabled "Golden Isles"
- Enjoy beautiful Savannah, often called the "Belle of the South"
- Guided horse-drawn carriage tour of Beaufort’s historic center
- City Tour of Charleston with its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum houses
Is This Trip Right for You?
This active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking every touring day. The pace is quick, you will encounter some uneven (cobblestone) or wet surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Airport transfers are not included. Consider a taxi or shared ride service as the least expensive options. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
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455 Maryland Drive
Ft. Washington, PA 19034 USA
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This tourist class hotel is located in St. Augustine's historic district.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class hotel is located in the city of Savannah nearby Franklin Square.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Walk inside the gates of one of Charleston’s oldest graveyards after dark. Explore the dark corners, and learn about the history of Charleston and stories of the famous individuals who found their final resting place in the ‘Holy City’. Graveyards are endearing pockets of Charleston - so much so that they are often referred to here as simply “gardens.” Listen to the history, intrigue and tales of love and loss with a local guide for this evening excursion.
Details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.
|Day #5||01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$22.00|
Tour one of the oldest working plantations in the South, Boone Hall, where you’ll hear about the day-to-day life of those who ran the plantation as well as their fascinating history. See the many various plants, flowers, and trees that are currently growing in the beautiful gardens including the antique roses that are over 100 years old. See the Georgian-designed home the blends recovered materials and antique furnishings to recreate an atmosphere that would have surrounded a Coastal Carolina planter's family and his guests. Learn about the history of Boone Hall Plantation and its evolution through several owners since the 17th century.
Included are round-trip transfers from your hotel.
Details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #6||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$40.00|
Our trip was fantastic!!! Andrea is the best!!! We have been in several Gate 1 tours... and Andrea is the BEST! She made the Canadian Rockies come alive!!!Robin C. Rock Hill, SC
Our trip was great! We had the best tour director Timothy who was very knowledgeable, organized and passionate. We loved all the information that he shared with us along the trip, we really appreciated the extra material such us maps, games, videos, and trivia that made the trip more enjoyable. He also gave us options during our leisure time that were very helpful. Our driver Eric was also very kind and helpful all the time. The hotels were nice a very good located. And the welcome & farewell dinner perfect!Maria R. Quito, Ecuador
We had a wonderful time. Our highlight was going to see bears in their natural habitat.Pen D. Maitland, FL
This trip was great, Gary was so great, humorous and knowledgeable. We didn’t know what to expect but we’re still in awe of the experience. From our arrival to departure not a flaw or problem. Schedule was great as well as pace. Lake Louise was beautiful as expected, but other lakes were another nice surprise. Gary took us to some nice side scenery. All travelers (23) was a good number and group.Walter B. Beecher, IL
The trip was great. We had so much fun. Tour guide and driver were wonderful. They made half the trip so great!! Looking forward to our next adventure in Morocco. Thanks for all your help Gate 1.Rosina N. Lanoka Harbor, NJ
It was pretty darn perfect. Great guide, bus driver and itinerary. We had a sunny day in Denali for viewing the mountain and wildlife. My third trip to Alaska...have visited friends in Juneau and Sitka...and I finally feel I have seen the real Alaska. Eagles, humpback and Orca whales, sea otters, puffins, caribou, mountain goats, sea lions, bears, Dall sheep and moose with beautiful mountains everywhere I looked. Couldn’t ask for anything more.Corinne Z. Oakdale, CT
My trip was wonderful. The itinerary was great. I really enjoyed St. Augustine, Beaufort, Savannah and Charleston. The accommodations were good and the sites we saw were very interesting. Gate 1 Travel does a nice job! Gigi and Henry were the best.Mary D. El Cajon, CA
The trip was outstanding! The real unexpected gem was the Frogmore Plantation visit. A great combination of past and present cotton commerce, history of the south and slavery, and musical interpretation. We will be on another Gate 1 tour again, for sure!Edward L. Media, PA
The trip was great and Dani as a guide was great also. Always wanted to start seeing more states plus other countries and after 5 trips we are going to stick with Gate 1 and book more trips soon. We learned a lot about New Mexico, Indian pueblos, nuclear creations and art. Great hotels always also.Brian M. Lehigh Acres, FL
In one word, I will say, “AWESOME “ Words cannot describe the places we’ve been to, e.g., Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, etc. Even a professional photographer can’t capture the beauty of the sites. You just have to enjoy them while you’re there. Camaraderie between the group was great— seemed like we’ve known each other for a while. Accommodations were very nice. Kudos for both Muriel (Tour Guide) and the driver — for a “Job Well Done.” Hope to have the same experience again, the next time around with Gate 1.Antonio and Divina D. Sugar Land, TX
It was so much fun! We learned a lot about music and enjoyed the cities we visited. Our tour guide and bus driver were excellent. Nice people on the tour. Will definitely book another tour with Gate 1!Madeline C. Passaic, NJ
Wonderful! My husband and I enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide Dani and driver Doug are two wonderful people!Maria M. Lakeland, TN
We had a wonderful trip to Mexico. We have taken about 10 Gate 1 tours and liked them all. Our tour manager, Douglas, made this trip special. He is knowledgeable and careful with details to make sure that all of us were pleased. He has a great personality and went out of his way to get to know all of us on the tour, providing us with little extras to make us feel welcome and valued. I can't say enough to praise Douglas. He is a real asset to Gate 1, which he praises regularly, telling us about his training and how Gate 1 goes to great lengths to make sure the meals and accommodations are the best possible. I want to mention Panchito, our bus driver, also. He is a cheerful person and a highly skilled bus driver. We were all impressed by how he was able to maneuver the bus in tight quarters and keep us all safe.Kathryn R. Fallon, NV
The trip was great. Very impressive of the boat ride at Marina San Carlos, and the train ride from El Fuerte to Posada Barrancas and the two day visit at the Copper Canyon. I learned a lot of Tarahumaras people and their community. The Mexican food was very tasty. It was a very good trip arrangement. Thanks again to Gate 1 for providing high quality, and affordable trips. I really enjoyed it.Greta L. Tallahassee, FL
Our trip was wonderful and our tour guide, Ashley, was the absolute best!! We've been on many tours, not only with Gate 1, and Ashley was the best tour director we've ever encountered. Competent, personable, friendly, courteous, organized, helpful, and knowledgeable. She was always willing to go the extra mile for each of us. I will actually miss her very much!! She made each one of us feel extremely important. Thank you, Ashley, and thank you, Gate 1!! We'll be back! :)Barbara V. Amelia Courthouse, VA
The trip was wonderful. We were so fortunate to have Raul, the perfect guide! He obviously was so pleased to know we were enjoying ourselves, and we could totally depend on him to look after us. Very sincere, so knowledgeable. I’ve been to Mexico many times, but this was the first time I experienced the range of socioeconomic citizens and learned so much about the history of the country.Judith S. Langley City, Canada
Our trip was wonderful! I loved every minute. The tour guide was thoughtful and friendly. And New Orleans was everything I thought it would be! I really enjoyed this trip.Renee G. Phoenix, AZ
The trip was very good and our guide, Mr. Douglas did an excellent job. He was very knowledgeable, funny and provided all the important information on arrival. His knowledge of the area was most helpful and we had a great time. I have already recommended this trip to few of my friends who did not make it this time.Laxmichand S. Schaumburg, IL
We had the best time...The tour guide Edel was very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and overall a great guy...The bus driver Panchito as well was a real professional..We felt very safe traveling through Mexico with him as our driver...Visiting the Copper Canyon is truly a highlight of this vacation..We made new friends, enjoyed the food we ate and took lots of pictures to enhance our memories of this fabulous trip...Thank you for making this excursion possible Gate 1!Joyce O. Carmichael, CA
It was wonderful. Leah, our tour guide, was well prepared, informative and very personable. She made us all feel so comfortable. The scenery was beautiful and the weather couldn't have been better. The bus driver was excellent and again very accommodating. It's a trip I would definitely recommend.Annette M. Berkeley, CA
The trip to the Copper Canyon was wonderful. The trip by bus showed us an extensive area of Sonora and Chihuahua. The vast canyon was beautiful to see in the varying light from morning to evening. The train ride from El Fuerte to Posada Barrancas was spectacular with the mountains and changing vegetation as we climbed higher. Douglas was an excellent tour leader. On the long bus rides, he told us about the economies of the states, the history of the areas and the history of Mexico ..... He kept us informed about the daily schedules and helped to make sure that everyone was having a good time.Loretta G. Minneapolis, MN
It was an excellent trip!! Absolutely beautiful scenery, and incredible wildlife sightings! The trip of a lifetime! Our guide, KariLynn, and our driver, Crystal, were both fantastic! Very knowedgeable. 5 stars!Allison B. Carlisle, IN
Our trip was wonderful! Every part of it was positive and memorable ... Keri-Lyn F., our guide handled every detail of our trip in the most professional manor, kept the group in beautiful harmony with a personality that all the group were extremely pleased. Her knowledge of Alaska and her presentation was not only informative, but was laced with delightful stories of her own experiences as a native Alaskan ... But honestly, she is almost impossible to describe...she's that amazing! We appreciated her and respected the job she did beyond words. We hope that our attempt to let you know what a special tour guide you have in Keri-Lyn will be passed on to the upper management at Gate1.Claudia M. Fallbrook, CA
Our trip was FABULOUS! Dani is an excellent tour guide. The long days of Travel were filled with beautiful sights and Dani has so much knowledge to share with her travelers ... The hotel accommodations were nice ... Liked the park ranger spending the day with us in Yellowstone. Looking forward to our next trip and getting ready to book a couple more!Christine F. Santa Cruz, CA
Pam is one of the best guides I have traveled with. The bus driver was also excellent and always on time, kind, and courteous. He drove smoothly and safely . The coach was always clean. The Parks' were awesome and traveling in the bus was nice, everyone got along very well.Gordon A. Houston, TX
Thanks to our guide, Rick, it was superlative in every way. He went above and beyond in advising and assisting the travelers, a super knowledgeable and interesting man! Our tour to Yellowstone and Wyoming was fascinating in all respects and a great value for the money!Linda S. Saint Louis, MO
Our Alaska trip was flawless! ... Our Tour Director, Keri-Lyn F., was an Alaskan native who was well versed on the many attractions we saw and was able to give us a personal account of growing up in our 49th State. We all also agreed that the accommodations and the itinerary were superb. The Denali train ride, the Tundra Wilderness Tour and the Seward boat trip were the favorite part of our visit.Bruse S. Orlando, FL