Enjoy ample time in the beautiful historic cities of Old Savannah and Old Charleston.
This tour taps into the laid-back rhythms of Georgia and the Carolinas perfectly, including stays in the Gone With the Wind city of Atlanta, graceful Savannah and upscale Charleston, with plenty of time to explore their fabulous antebellum mansions and glorious landscaped gardens, and continuing to enjoy Old Salem, the spectacular Appalachian scenery of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Asheville, where the 250-room Biltmore Estate offers an insight into the life of the Old South super-rich at the turn of the 20th century.
Today we board our coach for the short journey to 18th century Georgetown, built on the spot where the Spaniards landed in 1562.
We then make our next stop at the magnificent Brookgreen Gardens. Founded in 1931 the gardens contain more than 900 sculptures creating a fascinating blend of art and nature. Crossing the state line into North Carolina we come to the waterfront at Wilmington.
One of the nation’s oldest seaports, it has been lovingly preserved over an area of 200 city blocks, which have resisted alike the deprivations of developers and the ravages of time. Our hotel this evening is the Hilton Wilmington.