Free AirfareFree airfare (or a credit of $400 per person) will be provided from the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, and Washington, D.C. Airfare from other cities is available and may require a surcharge.
OverviewThis segment of America’s grand Intracoastal Waterway is rife with natural history, cultural attractions, and historic sites. Our journey features the multifaceted cities of Charleston, Savannah, and Beaufort, grand dames that reflect the grace and charm of the South. In each of these lovely cities you'll be treated to tours of the renowned historic areas featuring Old World architecture, as well as learn about the role the cities played in the Civil War. You'll also visit the impressive mansions on Jekyll Island, once used as wintertime retreats for the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Astors. Nature lovers will enjoy visits to St. Simons Island, rich in rare wildlife, and remote Cumberland Island, with its picturesque sand dunes and incredible wildlife. Throughout your voyage, you can relax aboard the intimate small ship Yorktown and revel in the beauty of the Low Country as you cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Smithsonian ExpertThroughout your cruise, travel with a noted Smithsonian Study Leader. A. Wilson Greene is a noted Civil War scholar who has led many Smithsonian tours. The author of more than 20 published works on the Civil War, Will is the Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, located near Petersburg, Virginia.
Special HighlightsEnjoy the Southern charm and gentility of historic Charleston, Beaufort, and Savannah, and gain insight about the role these cities played in the Civil War.Discover the natural beauty and rich bird and animal life of Cumberland Island, the largest wilderness island in the country.Explore Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island, hidden gems of Georgia’s Golden Isles.Relax aboard the intimate small ship Yorktown and enjoy the scenic landscapes as you cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway.
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