Charleston Savannah & Asheville

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  • Location
    Charleston, S.C. Savannah, GA & Asheville, N.C.
  • Date
    May 1-9, 2019
  • Price
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OverviewItineraryPricingDeparturesHotel & ExcursionsBefore You Go

ITINERARY

DAY ONE
8:00 am Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. (Parking) please see other pick-up locations & times on the full tour itinerary. We will make a brief comfort stop at the Duty Free & US Customs. We travel south and overnight in Virginia at the Fairfield Inn. (540) 665-8881
DAY TWO 
  Enjoy breakfast this morning before departing for the state of South Carolina. We expect an early evening arrival in Charleston. Relax and settle in at our hotel. The Courtyard Marriott, Charleston Historic District (843) 805-7900 for the next three nights as we enjoy the Southern delights of Charleston. 
DAY THREE
  After enjoying a continental breakfast, we will join our local southern guide for a historic tour of Charleston. We will finish our morning at the city market where you will have time for lunch on your own and this afternoon and evening will be yours to spend some free time discovering Charleston on your own. There is a free trolley across the street from our hotel that will take you to downtown Charleston where you can walk, shop and dine enjoying  the evening in Charleston. 
DAY FOUR
   This morning, after a continental breakfast, it’s off to Drayton Hall, the best preserved of the plantations, and a visit is a fascinating introduction to the art and science of historic preservation. We’ll continue on to Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark, birthplace of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and home of America’s oldest landscape gardens. See this carefully preserved plantation as the Middleton Family did in the 18th century. After an included lunch , board a handcrafted plantation carriage at the Visitor Center and journey through the surrounding areas of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, led by an expert guide and driver. Experience the beauty of the plantation from a carriage that travels through a lush bamboo forest into scenic woodlands and around the bank of flooded rice fields. Passengers can relish far-reaching views of the Ashley River and marshlands, a habitat for countless wading birds, ospreys, bald eagles and alligators. Our adventure continues with a guided tour of Middleton Place House, built by Henry Middleton in 1755 as a gentleman’s guest quarters, and the only surviving portion of the three-building residential complex that once stood overlooking the Ashley River. The landscaped garden remains, sweeping down to the Ashley River in broad terraces, sculpted by slaves. You’ll have time to relax and unwind before we enjoy a wonderful dinner together in Charleston, a lovely way to finish our stay here. 
DAY FIVE
  After a leisurely breakfast we’ll be on our way to the State of Georgia and the wonderful city of Savannah. There will be a lunch stop (on own) on our way. We will meet our local guide and enjoy a 2 hour tour of Historic Savannah. In 1733, James Oglethorpe designed Savannah around 24 tree-filled squares. Spanish moss hangs from oaks arching over antebellum mansions, and in every square there are benches, where people eat lunch and enjoy the trees and flowers. Enjoy the eccentric history of the thirteenth colony. In Spring, enjoy the dogwoods and azaleas. We will check into our hotel, the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott in downtown Savannah Historic District (912) 629-5300 where you can walk and enjoy this beautiful city. Tonight is yours to enjoy on your own in historic Savannah.
DAY SIX
  Today, we travel to the Golden Isles, barrier islands about an hour down the coast from Savannah. We’ll take a tram tour of “Millionaire’s Village” on Jekyll Island and have a tour around St. Simon’s Island. The gardens of “Millionaire’s Village” the Jekyll Island Historic District, are beautifully kept and dripping with flowers at any time of year. We will return to Savannah, where we will enjoy dinner together tonight and then the evening is your to relax and enjoy quint, historic Savannah. 
DAY SEVEN
  This morning we continue our Southern Adventure, travelling through Georgia and South Carolina to arrive in Asheville, North Carolina in time for lunch (on own) before we enjoy a guided tour of Baltimore Estate, the country Chateau of George W. Vanderbilt. An estate host will join us on this unforgettable tour! We will enjoy dinner together in Asheville before retiring at the Holiday Inn Baltimore East (828) 298-5611 after a wonderful day. 
DAY EIGHT
  After days of warm southern hospitality, we bid farewell to our southern friends and begin our journey home. Tonight we overnight at the Fairfield Inn where there will be plenty of restaurants for you to enjoy dinner on your own before retiring for the evening. (540) 665-8881
DAY NINE
  Enjoy a continental breakfast prior to continuing our journey home. We will stop at the Duty Free and Canadian Customs before returning home. 

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PRICING

 

Early Booking Bonus! 

*** $50 off per person when paid in full by February 1, 2019 ***

TOUR INCLUSIONS
  •   Transportation aboard a Deluxe Motor Coach with Profession  Driver
  • 8 Nights accommodation 
  • 8 Continental Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners 
  • Guided motor coach tour of Charleston, Savannah, St. Simon’s Island
  • Guided tour of Middleton Place, handcrafted plantation carriage ride of the estate
  • Guided tour of Drayton Hall Plantation 
  • Tram tour of Jekylll Island 
  • Guided tour of Baltimore Estate in Asheville, N.C. 
  • Serviced of a Professional Maple Leaf Tour Director 
  • All taxes and service charges.  
PRICE PER PERSON
DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD SINGLE
$2,499 TAX INCL
$2,199 TAX INCL
$1,999 TAX INCL
$3,499 TAX INCL
Occupancy: Double (2 to a room) Triple (3 to a room) Quad (4 to a room) Single (1 to a room)
Price is listed per person including tax.
  • A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking. Balance is due 60 days prior to departure.
  • Early booking bonus of $50 per person off if booked and paid in full by Feb 1, 2019.
  • Refunds are not available within 30 days of travel.
  • There are regular stops made for comfort breaks
  • Proper Identification is required to enter the U.S.A. – a valid Passport or Enhanced Drivers License
  • For the comfort of fellow travellers, kindly refrain from using scented products such as perfume, cologne, and other fragrances and scented hand sanitizers

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DEPARTURES

9:00 am Depart Belleville Maple Leaf Office at 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)
8:30 am Depart Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot
8:00 am Depart Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street (parking)
7:30 am Depart Gananoque HWY#2 Carpool Lot
5:30 am Depart Ottawa Robbies Restaurant 1531 St Laurent Blvd (parking)
5:55 am Depart Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Church 1061 Pinecrest Rd (parking)
6:15 am Depart Kemptville Stinson’s Gas Bar HWY 43
7:00 am Depart Brockville Food Basics

 

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HOTEL

Fairfield Inn: WinchesterFairfield Inn Virginia
Guest rooms are equipped with microwave and refrigerator, a work desk with easy chair, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat screen HDTV. Located off I-81 the Fairfield Inn & Suites gets the morning started right with a complimentary hot deluxe breakfast that includes healthy alternatives. Refuel anytime of the day with items from our Market. Guests can work out in our 24 hour fitness center or relax in the heated indoor pool.

 

 

Courtyard Charleston Historic District 

Newly renovated and located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, and adjacent to famed Marion Square and Charleston’s newest venue; The Gaillard Center (1 block away), this hotel incorporates diverse offerings.The Courtyard Charleston Historic District is a destination renowned for its historic charm and coastal lifestyle and culinary talent. Voted #1 city in the US by the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, you’ll find a region steeped in history, yet surprisingly cutting edge. The Courtyard Charleston Historic District offers a sought-after Southern experience.

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott in Savannah Historic District 

The brand-new SpringHill Suites Savannah Historic District is located in the heart of the Historic District, offering free breakfast and contemporary guest suites. Our Savannah hotel’s downtown suites are within walking distance of the Savannah Civic Center, Telfair Museum of Art, City Market, Lady & Son’s Restaurant, River Street & Savannah’s Visitor Center. For Girl Scouts, we offer the immediate access to the Juliette Gordon Lowe Birthplace, a great way to experience the history of Savannah near our downtown hotel.

Holiday Inn Baltimore East

The Holiday Inn Asheville Biltmore East, recipient of IHG’s prestigious Torchbearer Award, offers a modern, boutique hotel experience with the ambience of a mountain lodge. Our pet friendly hotel is conveniently located between Black Mountain, Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. Relax and refresh in a serene mountain setting and experience all the natural beauty our mountains have to offer. 

 

 

EXCURSIONS

 

Guided Motor Coach Tour of Charleston, Savannah, St. Simon’s Island

Guided tour of Middleton Place, handcrafted plantation carriage ride of the Estate

Guided tour of Drayton Hall Plantation 

Tram tour of Jekyll Island 

Guided tour of Baltimore Estate in Asheville 

 

 

 

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BEFORE YOU GO

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Cancellation & Medical Insurance is strongly recommended for overnight tours and out of country travel. Travel Insurance is available for purchase through Maple Leaf Tours.

 

  • There are regular stops made for comfort breaks
  • Proper Identification is required to enter the U.S.A. – a valid Passport
  • For the comfort of fellow travellers, kindly refrain from using scented products such as perfume, cologne, and other fragrances and scented hand sanitizers 
  • Tipping for your Tour Director is voluntary depending on quality of service

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