Historic South

8 day Cruise - from £2689

Experience the unparalleled beauty, the grand history and the hospitable warmth of Southern charm on this exquisite cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Historic Charleston and Savannah
  • Hilton Head and Wildlife Tour
  • St Simons and Jekyll Island
  • Amelia Island and Jacksonville
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Charleston

The port city of Charleston is known for its cobblestone streets, gas-lit lamps, and pastel antebellum houses. The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, the city is considered by many to be a living museum. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument, where the first shots of the Civil War rang out. Learn how Charleston’s African-American heritage has contributed to the city’s history and unique culture. Enjoy the beauty of the area with a stroll through magnificent parks and gardens.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Beaufort

Beaufort’s history includes European explorers, Native American cultural influences, British settlements and Civil War battles. Today, horse-drawn carriages clatter along the narrow streets of this historic district, past 18th and 19th century homes famous for unique Beaufort-style architecture. View historic forts and elegant homes and discover why Beaufort was once heralded as the ‘Newport of the South’.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head is a first class resort known for its championship golf courses and miles of scenic beaches. A boat tour of The Sea Pines Forest Preserve gives you a close-up view of Hilton Head’s indigenous plant and animal life, including the American Alligator.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Savannah

With its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture, Savannah is still a bustling seaport with renowned historic districts that preserve its phenomenal 19th century wealth and opulence. Join a narrated tour of Savannah’s ‘Historic and Victorian Districts’, brave an evening Ghost Walk, or explore the area’s magnificent shops.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - St. Simons Island

Recently voted among the most romantic destinations in the U.S., St. Simons is abounding in rich history, southern charm, and unspoiled natural beauty. Explore its monumental 18th-century battlefields and sprawling antebellum plantations and admire the lovely Southern Oaks draped with Spanish moss that adorn the island.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - Jekyll Island

Discover the compelling history of Jekyll Island, part of Georgia’s Sea Isles. This remarkable destination is the location of ‘Millionaire’s Village’, 240-acres of extravagant homes and winter cottages, now recognised as a National Historic Landmark.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 - Amelia Island

Discover the natural beauty of Amelia Island, with its miles of quartz beaches and rolling sand dunes. Fernandina Beach, the island’s only city, now harbours a treasure trove of history, antiques, and collectables. Join a walking tour of Centre Street’s Historic District, with 50 blocks of restored 19th Century Victorian homes and shops. 

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - Depart Jacksonville (Amelia Island)

Take in the beautiful weather of northern Florida as you disembark from your tour of the South. Jacksonville offers a number of wonderful activities, including a tour of Cummer Art Museum, which houses an exclusive collection of art, including rare porcelain.

Meals: Breakfast

8 day Cruise - from £2689

With flights from £3135

OPTIONS

  • Add a 4 day New York City Stay – from £355
  • Extend your stay in Charleston – from £65
  • Add a beach stay in Miami– from £83
  • Choose to fly economy, premium, business or first class

DEPARTURE DATES

2020 2021
22 & 29 February 2020 27 February 2021
7, 14, 21 & 28 March 2020 6, 13, 20 & 27 March 2021
4, 11, 18 & 25 April 2020 3, 10, 17 & 24 April 2021
2 May 2020 1 May 2021
7, 14, 21 & 28 November 2020 13 November 2021
5 & 28 December 2020 20 & 28 December 2021

Tours are subject to availability. Call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online to check your departure date.

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for cruises departing from 1st April 2021 onwards.

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YOUR CRUISING EXPERIENCE

Luxury cruising with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your cruise includes:

  • 7 nights on a cruise ship
  • Free cocktail evenings
  • Daily shore excursions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Return airport transfers

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