America’s Historic Cities
including Savannah and Charleston14 days from £2,949 per person
Adorned with small town charm and bustling megacities in equal measure, this colourful adventure on America’s east coast will take you from the moss-draped oak trees of Savannah to the modern metropolis of New York City - collecting pieces of America’s history at each stop along the way. Meander through this dreamy colonial corner of North America stopping at living history museums, leafy plantations, and the treasure trove of marvels that is the USA’s capital city, Washington DC.
Your holiday includes:
11 excursions and visits
- CNN backstage tour
- Guided tours in Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York
- Visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg, and Jamestown
- 12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 1 meal: 1 breakfast (day 7)
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Atlanta
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Atlanta. On arrival we’ll transfer to the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (4-star).
Atlanta Marriott Marquis (4-star)
Atlanta - Savannah
Enjoy a backstage tour of the news network, CNN before we embark on a journey through scenic Georgia countryside to Savannah. This famously beautiful city is a hub for creative types, but it’s the elegant 18th and 19th-century townhouses, brick ‘sidewalks’, towering oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and its warm southern hospitality that captures the hearts of visitors. We’ll stay for two nights at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Savannah Historic District (3-star).
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Savannah Historic District (3-star)
Begin the day with a guided walking tour, taking in the city’s Civil War history, three centuries worth of architectural prowess, and an old-time candy shop on historic River Street. This afternoon is free to spend as you please.
This morning we cross the state line into South Carolina. We make a stop at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens en route, among the most beautiful public gardens in America since it was founded in 1676. Our hotel for two nights is the Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District (3-star).
Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District (3-star)
A crest of old-world charm, it’s impossible not to conjure images of an earlier era as we walk Charleston’s cobbled pathways lined with colonial mansions on our guided tour this morning. This afternoon, there is an optional cruise in the harbour to see Fort Sumter, WWII aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, The Battery, and the Ravenal Bridge.
We arrive in Wilmington, North Carolina - the gateway to the Cape Fear Coast beaches. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic district and the gallery-lined boardwalk. We’ll continue to our hotel, the Hampton Inn Wilmington Downtown (3-star) and the evening is free to explore.
Hampton Inn Wilmington Downtown (3-star)
Virginia Beach - Williamsburg
We journey to Williamsburg, stopping en route at stunning Virginia Beach with its six-mile sandy beach and thriving 40-block boardwalk flanked with restaurants, cafés, and shops. On arrival in Williamsburg, we stay for two nights at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg (3-star).
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg (3-star)
Williamsburg - Jamestown
A full day of exploration and discovery awaits in the historical cities of Williamsburg and Jamestown. The former capital of the Virginia Colony until 1789, Williamsburg was England’s oldest, largest, richest, most populous colony and played a significant role in the American Revolution. We’ll visit Colonial Williamsburg - one of the largest and most comprehensive living-history museums in the USA. Nearby Jamestown is home to two compelling attractions; Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. While in the area, we’ll learn about the first permanent English settlement in North America.
Marbled monuments and memorials, eclectic neighbourhoods, and high-profile politicos; Washington DC - ‘America’s front yard’ - is a real treasure trove of historic sites and neoclassical buildings. We’ll take a guided tour of the nation’s capital stopping by the Capitol Building, the White House, and the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. We’ll stay for two nights at the Washington Marriott Georgetown (3.5-star).
Washington Marriott Georgetown (3.5 star)
You might choose to join an excursion to Mount Vernon today to visit the beloved home of America’s first President, George Washington, and his wife Martha - a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the Washingtons’ daily life and of life on an 18th-century plantation. The afternoon is free to perhaps explore the magnificent Smithsonian Institution - a collection of 17 museums and galleries home to the National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of African American history, and National Air and Space Museum to name just three. This evening, you can join an optional tour to see the city’s sites under the stars.
Philadelphia - New York
We stop in Philadelphia en route to New York City. Here, we enjoy a guided tour and discover Independence National History Park, which includes the iconic Hall of Independence and Liberty Bell. We’ll continue on to the Big Apple and stay at The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel (4-star), for two nights.
The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel (4-star)
Take a bite of the Big Apple today on a guided tour of the iconic sites. You’ll realise we’re a world away from where we started in Savannah as we take in Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, 5th Avenue, Broadway, Central Park, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Chinatown and the Financial District. The afternoon is free to explore as you please.
Day 13 New York - In flight
A relaxing morning, before we transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Day 14 UK
Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.