Registration Deadline September 1, 2018
Day 1 – Arrivals and Welcome Reception
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Arrivals (air travel and airport transfers on own)
Welcome Reception at The Perry Lane Hotel
Meet your fellow travelers and catch up with old friends tonight in the Easy Street Private Dining Room at the hotel. Buffet options and open bar.
For more hotel information see: https://www.perrylanehotel.com/
Day 2 – Savannah
Friday, November 9, 2018
Breakfast on own
Savannah Highlights Experience
Founded in 1733, Savannah’s rich history, unique charm, and stunning beauty continually delight visitors.
The experience includes a guided walk through historic Savannah, home to stately Southern architecture and distinctive park-like squares.
Our first stop includes The Thompson House. This private home located in the Historic District has been in the family for two generations and owned by the Granddaughter of Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House where the group will enjoy lunch later in the day. Marsha Thompson invites guest to enjoy her upscale home and relaxing garden.
The day continues with lunch at Mrs. Wilkes a must visit in Savannah serving award-winning Southern food family style since 1943.
After lunch the group enjoys a stop at the classically designed Andrew Low House situated on the southwest trust lot on Lafayette Square. In 1847 the wealthy cotton factor Andrew Low chose John Norris to design a house on the lot for his young family. Norris was an architect to whom the city's leading citizens turned for the design of their residences and business establishments.
The tour continues with a visit to The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist which is compared to some of the most beautiful churches in Europe.
Dinner at The Olde Pink House
The group will be picked up via trolley and taken to The Old e Pink House.
Savannah’s stately Georgian Mansion facing Reynolds Square has an exciting history. Built on land granted by the crown of England, James Habersham Jr. (a wealthy plantation owner) lived in his mansion from 1771 to 1800. This wealthy planter’s home held many secret meetings which helped to secure the independence of the 13 colonies from England.
Day 3 – Low Country
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Breakfast on own
Coastal Gullah Tour with Lunch and tour of the Pin Point Heritage Museum
Our experience begins as we make our way to one of Savannah’s coastal islands to board the “Island Explorer” pontoon boat. The boat is equipped with comfortable seating, covered area, pull down sides and a restroom.
During this experience attendees will learn about marshland and tidal river ecology and the importance of both to the Gullah Community. We may even see a few dolphins along the way!
The pontoon ride will conclude on the docks of the intracostal waterway located a short drive from the Pin Point community.
For nearly one hundred years, Pin Point was isolated and self sustained, a Gullah/Geechee enclave founded by first-generation freedmen where family, religion and work were deeply connected to the water.
Today, the Oyster Factory where many residents worked for generations has been reopened as the Pin Point Heritage Museum, celebrating the life, work and history of this Gullah/Geechee community that calls Pin Point home. Here guests will experience a Gullah Low Country Boil Lunch and docent lead tour of the museum learning about this unique community.
Dinner at Elizabeth’s on 37th
The group will be picked up via trolley and taken to Elizabeth’s on 37th.
The simple elegance of this 1900’s Southern Mansion sets the perfect tone for their wonderful Southern Coastal Menu. Executive Chef Kelly Yambor makes full use of the fresh coastal seafood, local produce and the restaurants own house grown herbs and edible flowers. The restaurant has been named one of the top 40 restaurants in America by Forbes, one of top 25 restaurants in America by Food and Wine Magazine and received The Best American Chef Award-Southeast by James Beard.
Day 4 – Departures
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Breakfast on own
Guests on own for transfers to Savannah International Airport
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport information (the rental car information as well as shuttle and taxi information is available at this site): https://savannahairport.com/
Coming in town early, or staying through Sunday? Make sure to check out the many events offered during the week for the Savannah Food and Wine Festival. Events will be added throughout the summer: https://www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com/
COST: US $1,435 per person includes 3 nights at The Perry Lane Hotel (sharing), two lunches, three dinners, all guides, entrance fees and transportation for tours, bottled water on board all vehicles, and all gratuities and taxes, based on a minimum of 24 guests. Does not include any breakfasts or meals not noted, air travel, airport transfers or alcoholic beverages (unless noted). $599 single supplement.
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