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Dates

April 18 to 27, 2019

Starting Price

$4,995

Deposit per Person

$600

9 Days
Cruise
AHI
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Delight in an exploration of South Carolina and Georgia, and experience the U.S. South’s most charming destinations along the Intracoastal Waterway. This incredible nine-night journey includes a seven-night cruise aboard a state-of-the-art ship, plus two nights in Charleston, South Carolina, at a first-class hotel. While cruising, choose from a variety of optional excursions, such as carriage and trolley tours, history tours, alligator and shrimping tours and more, in the ports of Beaufort and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Savannah and the Golden Isles of St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, Georgia; and Amelia Island, Florida. In gracious Charleston, stroll the city’s tree-lined sidewalks and admire its range of antebellum architectural styles, including Georgian, Federal, Italianate and Greek Revival. On your first-class, small-ship cruising experience, bask in attentive service, relax in well-appointed, spacious staterooms, and enjoy an extensive meal program, a showcase of delicious low country and Southern cuisine.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart gateway city/Charleston, South Carolina

Francis Marion Hotel, Appropriate in-flight meal service

AHI FlexAir passengers depart for Charleston, South Carolina. Please check your luggage from your gateway city to your arrival city. Your claim checks should have the following airport code: CHS.

Arrive at Charleston International Airport. Proceed to the baggage claim area and retrieve your luggage. AHI FlexAir passengers traveling on flights that qualify for the group arrival transfer and Land/Cruise Program passengers who have purchased seats on the group transfer should exit the baggage claim area and proceed to the designated meeting spot, where an AHI Travel representative will meet them. The meeting location will be provided with your final documents.

Transfer to the Francis Marion Hotel. Please note that if you arrive before check-in time, your room may not be immediately available.

Tonight, meet and mingle with your fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception in the hotel.

Day 2

Charleston

Francis Marion Hotel, Breakfast and lunch

Featured Excursion: Charleston. (No sign-up required.) Bask in romantic, genteel Southern charm in the region’s best-preserved city. Founded by English colonists in 1670, Charleston is considered by many to be a living museum — the scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales and Civil War sieges. In the historic district, feel as though you’ve stepped into another era, as horse-drawn carriages amble by on cobblestone streets lined with grand antebellum mansions and palmetto trees. With a guide, stroll to see landmarks including Catfish Row; the brightly painted Georgian row houses on Rainbow Row; and the picturesque Battery promenade, where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet.

Take a break for a satisfying lunch at a restaurant in the area.

Free Time: Explore more on your own this afternoon. You may wish to take a ferry to the historic Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston Harbor, where the first shots of the Civil War rang out in April 1861. Or savor Charleston’s beauty by meandering through magnificent parks like Waterfront Park. The Pineapple Fountain, representing the city’s renowned hospitality, is the perfect spot for a memorable photo!

Full Itinerary
Your Journey

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Dates

April 18 to 27, 2019

Starting Price

$4,995

Deposit per Person

$600

9 Days
Cruise
AHI
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064