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Historic Hotels of Old Florida

Historic Hotels of Old Florida and the Golden Isles

March 3-8, 2024

 

Join us on an extraordinary journey through time and elegance, as we explore the
enchanting allure of Old Florida and the Golden Isles. Uncover the rich history of
the region while staying at elegant hotels that have withstood the test of time,
harking back to a simpler more elegant way of life.


Day 1: Hendersonville, NC to Jekyll Island, GA
Your journey begins as you are picked up from your doorstep and embark on our
custom-built motorcoach. Prepare to be transported to a different way of life as
we head to the illustrious Jekyll Island Club. Here, you'll enjoy a captivating two-
night stay in an environment once frequented by tycoons and socialites. In fact, on
certain holidays one eights of the world’s wealth could be found in Jekyll’s
Millionaires Village. Unpack, unwind, and immerse yourself in the genteel charm
that defines this historic gem.


Day 2: Jekyll Island Stroll, History, and Culinary Delights
Today, explore the treasures of Jekyll Island, from its sandy beaches to its storied
past. Stroll along the pristine shores, and venture into the Jekyll Island Historic
District which offers a glimpse into the opulent mansions and extravagant
lifestyles of the wealthy elite. It's a place where history, architecture, and natural
beauty come together to create a unique and memorable experience. Visit the
Georgia Sea Turtle Center a rehabilitation and education facility that offer exhibits
and programs to raise awareness about marine conservation. In the evening,
indulge in an elegant culinary experience at the Jekyll Island Club, savoring
gourmet delights that rival the island's beauty.

Day 3: St. Augustine, FL Journey to the First East Coast Settlement
Depart for St. Augustine, Florida, the nation's oldest city. Dive into history with a
visit to the formidable Castillo de San Marcos, a testament to the region's rich
heritage. As the day concludes, relish a memorable night at the historic Casa
Monica Resort and Spa, a true architectural masterpiece steeped in opulence.
Explore the charming streets of St. Augustine or unwind in the hotel's luxurious
surroundings, enjoying another elegant and delicious fine dining experience in
one of St Augustine’s finest restaraunts.


Day 4: St. Augustine to Wakulla Springs, FL Nature's Splendor at Hotel Wakulla
Springs

Today, you'll be embraced by nature's splendor as we journey to Hotel Wakulla
Springs, nestled amid lush landscapes and crystalline springs. This historic hotel
offers a two-night stay, allowing you to immerse yourself in its timeless allure.
Wakulla Springs, one of the world's largest and deepest freshwater springs, is
home to manatees, alligators, and diverse wildlife.


Day 5: Wakulla Springs Boat Ride and Beyond
Embark on a thrilling river boat ride on the sapphire waters of Wakulla Springs,
where you can witness the beauty of the ancient cypress swamp up close.
Afterward, explore the surrounding nature trails, swim in the crystal-clear springs,
or simply relax in the peaceful ambiance of this classic hotel, one of the last
vestiges of true Southern Florida charm.


Day 6: Return to Hendersonville, NC Homeward Bound
As our journey through time and elegance comes to an end, we'll begin our drive
back to Hendersonville, NC. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences, historic
hotels, and the timeless allure of Old Florida and the Golden Isles.

Tour Includes:

  • Two Nights at the Jekyll Island Club

  • One Night at the historic Casa Monica Resort and Spa, St. Augustine

  • Two Nights Hotel Wakulla Springs

  • Fully escorted tour with experienced tour host.

  • All meals, with full choice of menu where available.

  • Roundtrip transportation to Jekyll Island via out luxury vehicle with complimentary onboard beverages and snacks.

  • Door to door service.

  • Taxes, gratuities and luggage handling.

 

Prices and bus itinerary subject to change.

 

$2,995  per guest (double)

$3,695  per guest (single)

 

Other Bus Tours:

In addition to Southeast & Mystery Bus Tours, please also see our Day TripsNortheast and West Bus ToursInternational Bus Tours, and Private Bus Charters.

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