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Itinerary

Day 1 | January 25 | Marshall, MN to Cedar Rapids, IA

Sit back and relax on your luxury motor coach tour as you begin your journey south. Your Tour Director will share points of interest to you along the way and ensure you have a great day! Evening Accommodations at Doubletree by Hilton * Dinner Included

Day 2 | January 26 | Cedar Rapids, IA to Paducah, KY

Today is a travel day with an overnight in Paducah, arriving in plenty of time to enjoy the Drury Kickback evening social. Evening
Accommodations at Drury Inn Paducah * Breakfast Included

Day 3 | January 27 | Paducah, KY to Kodak, TN

Arriving in Nashville this morning you will start with a self-guided tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame, often referred to as the “Smithsonian of Country Music.” Following your tour of the Museum, Legends, Lunch & Lyrics provides a delicious southern buffet all while being entertained with songs, stories, and writing insights from some of Nashville’s most accomplished songwriters. Evening Accommodations at Fairfield Inn & Suites Sevierville Kodak * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 4 | January 28 | Kodak, TN to Charleston, SC

You will arrive in Charleston, South Carolina this afternoon, where you will stay in the heart of the historic district for the next four evenings! Evening Accommodations at King Charles Inn * Breakfast Included

Day 5 | January 29 | Charleston, SC

Your day begins with “Alleys & Hidden Passages,” a Lowcountry Walking Tour. The tour will introduce you to the Holy City’s beauty and charm and entertain you with stories of mystery and romance. Following your tour, there is free time at the Historic Charleston City Market, Charleston’s #1 most visited attraction. The Market Hall, built in 1841, features over 18,000 square feet of artisan booths and dining options for your enjoyment. The afternoon concludes at Folly Beach, one of America’s last true beach towns. Whether you decide to explore the six miles of beach or prefer to explore downtown filled with an eclectic array of locally owned stores and  restaurants, you’ll definitely not run out of things to do and see. Golf carts can be arranged for your convenience in exploring Folly Beach. Evening Accommodations at King Charles Inn * Breakfast Included

Day 6 | January 30 | Charleston, SC

The day begins with a guided tour of the city with Palmetto Carriage, one of the oldest carriage tour companies in Charleston. Your tour includes a blend of knowledge, wit, humor and history all from the comfort of your horse-drawn carriage. Following the carriage tour, you are off to Middleton Place where you will see history come alive. You’ll begin with lunch and a Cook’s Tour, which includes exploring Carolina Gold rice, historic livestock breeds, gardens and the influence of enslaved African cooks. The Beyond the Fields tour will allow you to hear about the domestic lives of slaves and freedmen that lived and worked at Middleton Place. The tour includes a freedmen’s cabin as well as a rice field demonstration, rice mill and slave chapel. The final tour is the House Museum which takes you through the original family residence built in 1755 which is filled with rare Middleton family furniture, silver, historic documents and more. Evening Accommodations at King Charles Inn * Breakfast & Lunch Include

Day 7 | January 31 | Charleston, SC

You’ll begin your day at Patriot’s Point Naval & Maritime Museum where you will walk in the step of heroes beginning with a guided VIP Tour of the USS Yorktown and then explore at your leisure the museum and other ships and submarines at Patriot’s Point. Following lunch, enjoy a Behind the Scenes guided tour of the Charleston Museum where you’ll view artifacts rarely on public display due to their sensitive nature. Additional time will be allowed to thoroughly explore the entire museum. This evening enjoy a true southern cuisine dining experience that includes some of the most delectable seafood and favorite recipes of the past. Evening Accommodations at King Charles Inn * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 8 | February 1 | Charleston, SC to Savannah, GA

Today we are en-route to Savannah, Georgia consistently voted one of the “world’s friendliest cities” with a world-class reputation for hospitality and grace! There is no better way to begin your stay in Savannah than lunch at Our Lady & Son’s, owned by Paula Deen. After lunch you’re on your way to Cockspur Island for a guided tour of Fort Pulaski. Built in 1862, this fort was instrumental to the Union Army during the Civil War. Evening Accommodations at Hampton Inn Savannah-Historic District * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 9 | February 2 | Savannah, GA

Your morning begins with an Old Town Trolley Tour of historic Savannah followed by free time to explore Savannah at your leisure with a hop-on-hop-off trolley pass. Your Tour Director will provide maps and information so you can be sure to see the sites that are of specific interest to you. Dinner tonight will be at the historic Pirates House. Originally opened in 1753 the Pirates House became a legendary rendezvous for pirates that sailed the Seven Seas. Evening Accommodations at Hampton Inn Savannah-Historic District * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 10 | February 3 | Savannah, GA to St. Augustine, FL

Today’s destination is St. Augustine, Florida, the nation’s oldest city, and your home for the next three evenings! After lunch on Neptune
Beach, enjoy a guided historic tour of St. Augustine on the Old Town Trolley. With nearly 500 years of history, the tour highlights the best of the city and will educate and entertain one and all. You will also enjoy a guided tour of the Old Jail Museum and a self-guided tour of the St. Augustine History Museum. Evening Accommodations at Hampton Inn & Suites Vilano Beach * Breakfast Included

Day 11 | February 4 | DAY 11: St. Augustine, FL

This morning enjoy a self-guided tour of Castillo de San Marco, the oldest masonry fort in the United States and the only one standing utilizing 17th-century military construction. The morning concludes with a guided tour of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, the oldest Catholic Church in the city and the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. You’ll have free time to explore St. Augustine on your own with a hop-on-hop-off trolley pass and enjoy any number of dining experiences in the Old City portion of St. Augustine. Your afternoon concludes with a self-guided tour of Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. This is the original 1565 site of St. Augustine and the first area explored by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513 … 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock! Evening Accommodations at Hampton Inn & Suites Vilano Beach * Breakfast Included

Day 12 | February 5 | St. Augustine, FL

A truly unique experience awaits you this morning as you take a private guided tour of the St. Augustine Wild Reserve, a beautiful sanctuary for abused, confiscated and unwanted exotic pets such as lions, wolves, tigers, leopards and much, much more. Following lunch join a Behind the Scenes guided tour of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum. From the breathtaking views of Northeast Florida to the artifacts recovered from ancient vessels, this tour covers centuries of history. Evening Accommodations at Hampton Inn & Suites Vilano Beach * Breakfast Included

Day 13 | February 6 | St. Augustine, FL to Marietta, GA

Beginning your journey north today, you’ll arrive in Atlanta mid-afternoon for a self-guided tour of the Georgia Aquarium. Housing more than a hundred thousand animals representing several thousand species, it is the second largest aquarium in the world and an experience you won’t want to miss! Evening Accommodations at Drury Inn & Suites Atlanta-Marietta * Breakfast Included

Day 14 | February 7 | Marietta, GA to Paducah, KY

Time to sit back and relax on your luxury motor coach and let your Tour Director point out all of the interesting sites as you continue your journey home. Evening Accommodations at Drury Inn & Suites Paducah * Breakfast Included

Day 15 | February 8 | Paducah, KY to Mt. Pleasant, IA

Your travel day will include beautiful scenery, interesting facts, and a little group fun courtesy of your Tour Director. Evening Accommodations at Best Western Mt. Pleasant * Breakfast Included

Day 16 | February 9 | Mt. Pleasant, IA to Marshall, MN

Before arriving home, you’ll make a stop in charming Shellsburg,IA, to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Austria, the homeland
of your brunch hostess Inge Schminke and owner of Villa Comagena. Breakfast & Brunch Included

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Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

  • $3,085 – Dble
  • $2,705 – Triple
  • $2,510 – Quad
  • $4,245 – Single

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

  • $3,180 – Dble
  • $2,790 – Triple
  • $2,590 – Quad
  • $4,375 – Single

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Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change without notice. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control.

Departure Date

01/25/2019

Return Date

02/09/2019

Tour Highlights:

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum including Legends,
  • Lunch & Lyrics
  • Palmetto Carriage Tour
  • Lowcountry Historic Walking Tour
  • Middleton Place
  • Folly Beach
  • Patriot’s Point Guided VIP Tour of Yorktown and Museum
  • Charleston Museum
  • The Lady & Sons
  • Fort Pulaski
  • Old Town Trolley Tours Savannah
  • Pirates House
  • Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine
  • Old Jail Museum
  • Old Store Museum
  • The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
  • Castillo de San Marco
  • Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archeological Park
  • St. Augustine Wild Reserve
  • St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Villa Comagena
  • 15 Breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 3 Dinners
Hosted by Southwest Tour and Travel Tour Director (Activity Level: Moderately Active) This tour has some full days mixed with some leisure days. You must be able to walk short distances, stand for a period of time and climb stairs. Can customize activity level.