Jewels of the South

May 5-14, 2021

10 Days with 18 Meals

Special Features

  • Motor Coach Transportation
  • Tour the Golden Isles including:  Jekyll and St. Simons Islands
  • Visit Georgia Sea Turtle Center
  • Two nights in Savannah, Georgia
  • Savannah, Georgia Trolley Tour, Lunch and Free Time
  • Excursion to Tybee Island for the evening
  • Two nights in Charleston, South Carolina
  • City Tour of Historic Charleston with Local Step On Guide
  • Horse-drawn Carriage Ride in Charleston
  • Cruise to Ft. Sumter
  • Tour and lunch at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens
  • Free Time at “The Market” in Charleston
  • Biltmore Mansion tour and wine tasting
  • Corvette Museum tour
Photo credit Savannah CVB

Jewels of the South is one of Sunnyland’s most popular tours: with destinations like Savannah, GA; Charleston, SC; The Golden Isles, Tybee Island, Asheville, NC; and the low country of South Carolina. Visions of southern beauty, southern belles, southern history, and southern hospitality will make this tour one to remember.  Heavenly fragrances and breathtaking beauty of springtime flowers and salt air, watching sea turtles, shopping in historic markets, a trolley tour and carriage rides, and scrumptious southern cuisine will satisfy the most experienced traveler.


Double: $2,195/pp

Single: $2,995/pp

Triple: $1,995/pp

SAVE $100/pp if booked by February 1, 2021

Trip Protection (due at time of booking):  

Double: $261/pp

Single: $309/pp

Triple: $207/pp

Deposit (due at time of booking):  $50/pp
Final Payment Due: March 12, 2020

Day 1, May 5

Depart Springfield, Missouri for Manchester, Tennessee where we will have a get acquainted dinner with our new traveling companions. (D)

Day 2, May 6

We continue to get to know each other as we travel to Brunswick, Georgia for our overnight. (B, D)

Day 3, May 7

Today we begin our Southern Adventure with a local guide for a tour of the beautiful historic ”Golden Isles”.  We will make a stop and learn about the amazing sea turtles at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Our day will also include Jekyll Island, featuring the winter homes of turn-of-the-century millionaires.  We will enjoy lunch at one of the local favorites, and have time for some shopping at the village pier. After lunch, we will visit St. Simons Island with a stop at Christchurch and the cemetery in Frederica made famous by Eugenia Price in her novel “Beloved Invader.” Don’t forget your camera, we will have many amazing photo opportunities.  We continue to Savannah, Georgia for 2 nights. (B,L)

Day 4, May 8

We start our adventure in Georgia’s oldest city with a fun and informative breakfast. We will then tour by trolley through historic squares, oak lined streets, and along the bustling waterfront of Savannah.  The rest of the day is free to enjoy any way you wish.  This evening we will take in a little sea salt breeze and a beautiful sunset view as we head for an evening excursion to Tybee Island, which will include a fun dinner of local flavors. (B,D)

Day 5, May 9

We wave good-bye to Savannah and head north into the low country of South Carolina.  We won’t miss the beautiful Angel Tree in John Island as we travel along the Gullah Geechee historic trail. We will enjoy a lovely Mother’s Day lunch in Charleston, and then follow it with a carriage ride through the historic city. You will have time to shop at the Charleston Market this afternoon before heading to our hotel for the evening.  (B, L)

Day 6, May 10

Today we are formally introduced to the lovely city of Charleston.  Learn history and hear entertaining stories by our fourth generation (and published author) local Guide. For the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit Ft. Sumter, where the first shots of the civil war were fired, or just spend time exploring on your own.  You will have free time to enjoy the historic city of Charleston before we return to our hotel for the evening. (B)

Day 7, May 11

Photo credit: Boone Hall Plantation

It will be another beautiful day as we set out with a tour of Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens.  Here you will be able to tour the main house and garden, explore the Gullah Culture, experience the Black History in America Exhibit, tour eight original servant quarters and tour the Butterfly Pavillion!  We treat you to lunch at the Plantation before heading toward Charlotte, North Carolina for the evening. (B, L)

Photo credit: Boone Hall Plantation

Day 8, May 12

Today we continue on to Asheville, North Carolina to tour the awesome Biltmore Mansion, home of the Vanderbilts, and America’s largest residence. You’ll drink in all the amazing architecture, artwork, and much more from the Gilded Age. We will also visit Antler Hill Village and Winery, with free winery tastings. We will end our day at a local favorite restaurant for dinner before heading to our hotel for the evening.(B,D)

Photo credit: Biltmore Mansion

Day 9, May 13

We begin our journey home via Bowling Green, Kentucky. We will make a stop at the National Corvette Museum. The Museum features over 80 Corvettes in periodic settings, including mint classics, one-of-a-kind prototypes and modern-day wonders of engineering and design. We will end our day with a lovely farewell dinner at a Sunnyland favorite, Novadell’s, as our way of saying “Thank You” for traveling with Sunnyland Tours. Lodging will be in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. (B,L,D)

Photo credit: National Corvette Museum

Day 10, May 14

We return to Springfield today by mid-afternoon with memories of southern charm, history and a true love of the South. (B)

Please Note: Many of our sightseeing stops/sites require extensive standing, sitting, walking – sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets, loading and unloading into horse drawn carriages and/or trolleys.    Sunnyland Travel will not refund or cover any cost of expense incurred for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to fully participate with the group.  If you require assistance in walking, navigating stairs, etc., you are required to travel with a qualified physically-able companion who can accompany and provide such assistance.  Due to many historic locations, the motor coach is not allowed to stay on site or remain running to provide an alternate shelter for those not able to participate in an event.  Please make sure you read the itinerary fully and call one of our travel consultants if you have any questions.