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The Charm of Historic Savannah & Charleston - APRIL 9 -13TH, 2014

  • Apr 9, 2014 · 8:00 AM

Here is the link to the tour company that is handling this trip for the group, all rsvp's and payments are to be handled via this link.  Air tickets are on a first come first serve basis and we currently have 20 seats held with Jet Blue.  PLEASE read the posting on the link in it's entirely, it has important flight information to coincide with tour beginning times.  You are free to book your own air and meet us there, just be sure you are either at the baggage claim area to meet us or at hotel at appropriate pick up time.  You are free to skip tours that are on list AS LONG AS WE REMAIN IN THE AREA AND YOU CAN MEET BACK UP WITH US LATER:)

http://www.tyestravel.com/savannah%20charleston

UPDATE:  We have decided to change the dates to 4/9-4/13/14 based on numerous members requesting for us to do so.  Several other reasons were also a factor in making this decision. The TAX DEAD LINE of 4/15 and School vacation starting as we were returning, limiting air.  If you not available to join us on the new dates, kindly change your rsvp accordingly.  We did have enough interest and I will be posting the link to the Tour Company shortly. 

Thanks,

Sue

Hi Ladies:  

Please rsvp only if you are serious about attending, we need a minimum of 20 for the trip to take place.  If we show good results, I will forward a link with payment information, I will not be collecting monies for this trip the tour agency will.  

JET BLUE IS NO LONGER BEING NICE ON GROUP AIR:(  AND OF COURSE WE DON'T WANT TO PURCHASE AIR UNTIL WE KNOW WE HAVE AT LEAST 20 MEMBERS COMMITTED TO ATTENDING AND PUTTING DOWN DEPOSITS.  PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU ARE SURE YOU WANT TO ATTEND THIS!!

April 9th - April 13th, 2014

THE CHARM OF HISTORIC SAVANNAH & CHARLESTON

Here it is ladies and thank you for your patience!

Check out this great itinerary!

Day 1: On arrival in Charleston the first stop will be the Charleston Tea Plantation the only tea plantation in the USA. You will learn about the growing and harvesting of tea as you travel the plantation by trolley.Discover how tea is processed, the difference between black tea, green tea and flavored teas, and the proper way to make tea In the afternoon a horse drawn carriage ride through the historic district. will sure to delight you. ( should the weather be cold or inclimate a local guide will step on board the coach. Dinner

Day 2: Our day begins with breakfast and a visit to Magnolia Plantation with the spring  flowers in bloom. Discover what plantation life was like as  Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it, from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the low country, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. So join us here at Magnolia Plantation to experience the beauty of its gardens and its rich history today. One of the highlights of the day will be the nature train ride where you experience history and wildlife on this action-packed tram tour of the plantation’s wetlands, lakes, forests, and marshes. Naturalist guides help you spot alligators, turtles, egrets, and herons in native habitats. You never know what you might see. One minute you’ll glimpse an alligator sliding off a bank and the next you’ll turn your head to catch a great blue heron spearing a fish, and as you ride through the landscape, guides bring its history to life. From a row of slave cabins to 19th century rice ponds and a Native American ceremonial mound that evoke the plantation’s complex past. The tour will bring to life the true landscape and culture of the old South. With more than 600 acres of wildlife habitats and gardens, it can be difficult to see everything there is to see on foot. The nature train allows you to view a large portion of these wonderful areas in an entertaining and educational way. The afternoon sail Charleston Harbor on the the Schooner Pride an 84’ tall ship operating in Charleston Harbor. She is modeled after the 18th Century coastal trading schooners that once dotted the beautiful harbor. Watch the coastal sunset and enjoy our exclusive wine tasting as you sail Charleston Harbor. The Schooner Pride has all the charm and character of the great days of sail. The Pride is USCG certified for up to 49 passengers

Day 3 On arrival in Savannah we will have time to explore the area along River Street before heading to Mrs. Wilkes where you will be served lunch family style featuring southern cuisine.  This all you can eat lunch is sure to be a highlight of the day. After Lunch we will be joined by a local guide who will explain the siege of Savannah, why Savannah was spared on Sherman’s march to the sea, the cotton industry and the development of the Georgia Colony. Learn about the plan by James Oglethorpe and visit the bird cookie factory for tasting these Savannah treats. This evening we will feature the musical sensation Savannah live. Breakfast and Lunch  Day.

 4: This morning we will feature a visit to Ft Jackson where the history and life of the Civil War will come alive through period interpreters. The stories that are told will help you understand the living conditions at this period of history. In the afternoon we will visit Tybee Island perhaps the most laid-back location on the southeastern coast. There are miles of beach, forts and museums and a great old lighthouse; endangered birds and other animal species. For those that are energetic you can climb the lighthouse stairs for a magnificent coastal view. Tonight we will feature a low country seafood boil. Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 5: This morning you will have time to explore the shops of  Market Square before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.

2 nights  Town & Country Inn & Suites Charleston

2 nights Comfort Inn Historic Savannah                          

3 Dinners 

1 lunch

4 hot breakfasts                                                                  

Savannah Live Theater

Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation                                

All sightseeing and admissions per itinerary

Charleston Tea Plantation                                                  

Charleston Carriage Ride

Magnolia Plantation                                                            

Savannah History Tour

Services of a professional tour director                             

All taxes

Baggage service beginning at hotels (each airline may charge a different price for baggage) 

Itinerary is subject to change

Air can only be confirmed when tickets are purchased. Non stop flights on Jet Blue Boston to Charleston and returning from Savannah currently are at a low of $295 and  will go up in price based on the date when flights are purchased.


Hilton Head add on $269

At the conclusion of your tour in Savannah you will be provided with round trip transfers to Hilton Head Island and two nights at the Hampton Inn located with convenient access to bike trails and golf courses. Tee Times can be arranged for Golfers. 

COSTS:  DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR  - AIR IS SEPARATE - Approx $370 +/-  We have some seats on hold but they are only giving a short hold time, we are waiting until we have 20 committed to attend to purchase air.

SINGLE (+$989.00)

DOUBLE (+$729.00)

TRIPLE (+$719.00)

INSURANCE (+$57.00)


DEPOSIT $250 IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.

MINIMUM 20, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE


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  • Liz

    Great !!

    2 · April 14, 2014

    • Sue

      Thank for joining us Liz, always a pleasure to have you along:)

      April 15, 2014

    • Liz

      Hi Sue -- Thanks again & hope you are doing well. Do you by any chance have a copy of the group photo taken of all of us ? It would be a wonderful reminder of the group. Looking forward to the next trip ! best wishes, Liz

      1 · April 28, 2014

  • Gerrie

    Fun trip,great group of women, thanks Sue.

    April 16, 2014

    • Sue

      Gerrie so nice to have you attend with the group...thanks for grabbing my t-shirt:) and for being the brave soul to join me swimming! Tybee beach was so much fun, chillin and relaxing!

      April 17, 2014

  • Donna

    Fun trip, met some new members. That's what it's always about. Great group of women. Sue, thanks for all you put into my first time trip with the group and your hard work for all of us. Look forward to hopefully going on more!

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Sue

      Thanks Donna, nice having you along and glad you had a good time....you are always fun to be around and a pleasure!

      April 17, 2014

  • Ronni

    Wonderful trip. Saw so much.

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Sue

      so glad to have you meet us and attend....nice catching up with you and hanging with you at the Magnolia Plantation....can't­ wait to go back next time a day peddling on bike....can imagine the pictures .......nice to have you join us......xoxo

      April 17, 2014

  • Mary J.

    Great trip! I feel blessed to have been on this trip with such a great group of women. Thanks to Sue for all her hard work putting this together.

    1 · April 16, 2014

    • Sue

      Thank for joining us Mary Jo....Love checking out USA attractions:) Savannah was great and will never forget Magnolia Plantation:)

      April 16, 2014

  • lisa

    Excellent, thanks so much Sue and good to meet a great bunch of people and make friends!

    2 · April 15, 2014

    • Sue

      HI Lisa, so glad you got to join us on the trip glad you had a good time and enjoyed yourself. Look forward to sharing more trips with you!

      April 16, 2014

  • Sue

    Hi Ladies: Just wanted to share an email I just received from our girlfriends from Cali:
    Wanted to let you know Starla and I had a fantastic time with all of you wonderful ladies. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming we couldn't have felt more loved ,safe,and excited to be with all of you. I'm looking so forward to the next time I can travel with all of you.
    Sharon M, Calif.

    6 · April 15, 2014

    • Vicki

      Yes, they were both very nice :-)

      2 · April 15, 2014

    • Susan

      Enjoyed both ladies! Fun to talk with and very pleasant!

      1 · April 15, 2014

  • Pam M

    Fabulous trip! Thank you Sue for all the work involved in planning the event. I enjoyed meeting so many fantastic ladies! I have many photos but rather than post them all here you can view and download any of your choice at
    https://meetuptrips.shutterfly.com/pictures/5
    You may have to cut and paste url in your browser. Just let me know if you have any problems.

    4 · April 15, 2014

    • Vicki

      Great photos Pam! Love the close ups :-)

      April 15, 2014

    • Pam M

      Thanks Vicki and Maggie

      April 15, 2014

  • Sue

    Those interested in attending the Newport Paranormal day trip here is the link:

    http://www.meetup.com/EXPLORE-HAUNTED-LOCATIONS/events/168225662/

    April 15, 2014

  • Dale

    What a fantastic trip! I loved the places we saw but loved the people I met even more! Special thanks to Sue for all of your hard work! You're terrific!

    2 · April 15, 2014

    • Sue

      Dale I am so glad you joined us on this trip and had a great time, we did have the best group of ladies......I am very blessed to have such wonderful ladies in the group and on our trips xoxo

      April 15, 2014

  • Jill

    I enjoyed this trip, and the beautiful places we visited. I would love to go back again, especially to Savannah. The best part for me, though, was the pleasure of the company of the lovely and fun ladies...that is what will be of lasting memory! Thank you to Sue for all she did to plan this trip, and for creating and sustaining this awesome travel group- it's so great to have others to travel with!

    5 · April 14, 2014

    • Sue

      Thanks Jill....I had a great time and fun with so many wonderful ladies:) Janice and I are already stirring up a possible Savannah redo:) She loved our pictures so much!

      2 · April 15, 2014

    • Nancy S

      I'm in!!!!

      1 · April 15, 2014

  • Marilyn

    Was a great time. Even with the problems Saturday night, we had lots of laughs there. Thanks to everyone.

    April 15, 2014

    • Sue

      Thank you for joining us on this trip Marilyn and I am glad you had a good time:) The food was good at Marlins just to bad they had problems with service!!! Unfortunately some things are beyond our control....I"ll never forget the Magnolia Plantation, it was my favorite! Look forward to seeing you again.

      1 · April 15, 2014

  • Paula

    Great trip with a great group-new and old friends. Enjoying Hilton Head. Climbed a touristy lighthouse(about 100 steps) and there was a gift shop at the top and yes there was a nice view also (will post picture when I get back).

    4 · April 14, 2014

    • Sue

      Hi Paula thanks for checking in from HH! A shorter light house...lol sounds fabulous! Can't wait to see the pictures.....:)

      April 14, 2014

  • Claudia

    Had a great time. Loved Savannah! Beautiful city. Was nice to meet everyone. :-)

    2 · April 14, 2014

    • Sue

      So glad you decided to come Claudia, I am glad you enjoyed yourself and we all enjoyed your company :)

      1 · April 14, 2014

  • Betsy D.

    Thanks Sue for going above and beyond. Had a great time. Got to know some of the ladies I didn't know so well. Absolutely loved Savannah. Would like to go back sometime.

    3 · April 14, 2014

    • Sue

      Thanks Betsy....you ladies are the best!

      April 14, 2014

  • Susan

    The South will never be the same!!! Amazing trip , so many great adventures I can't pick my favorite. Great to meet so many wonderful ladies and get to know them! A big thank you to Sue for an amazing time and for all the work you do for us!

    4 · April 14, 2014

    • Sue

      Sue trip would not be the same w/o you! xoxo

      April 14, 2014

  • Vicki

    What a great trip! Beautiful part of the country, loved it all, especially Magnolia Plantation and the Schooner, and Savannah is so beautiful and charming. Wonderful group of ladies, and Sue, you did a fantastic job. Thanks everyone! Photos to follow

    3 · April 14, 2014

    • Sue

      Thank you Vicki Magnolia was my favorite:)

      1 · April 14, 2014

  • Michelle

    Liked Charleston but loved loved loved Savannah...and the ladies fabulous as always xo

    4 · April 13, 2014

    • Sue

      Nice spending time with you Michelle, you're the best xoxo Thanks for thinking of me in Savannah that was very sweet of you:)

      3 · April 14, 2014

    • Michelle

      It was my pleasure you are such an amazing person and that quote fit you perfectly...you do so much to benefit so many xoxoxo

      3 · April 14, 2014

  • Vicki

    Having a great time! Gorgeous weather and flowers!

    3 · April 11, 2014

    • Jody

      So glad you are having great weather - looking forward to pictures!!!

      2 · April 11, 2014

    • Sue

      Vicki you are the best, always fun having you around, easy to please and always a smile:) xoxo

      1 · April 14, 2014

  • Paula

    GreatTime, great sights, great people

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • Sue

      Paula so glad to have you attend and get to know you better, you are a hoot! Hope to see you again soon:)

      April 14, 2014

  • Maggie

    A wonderful trip with a lovely group of ladies.

    2 · April 13, 2014

    • Sue

      Thanks for coming Maggie, It was so nice to meet you and get to know you better...look forward to hanging out with you!

      1 · April 14, 2014

  • Nancy S

    Thanks Sue for putting together another great time! I had an awesome time! BTW the app is still talking!!
    : o

    3 · April 13, 2014

    • Sue

      lol.....so glad to have you on board on this trip and getting to know you better and keeping me laughing, you and Pam are funny ladies! xoxo

      2 · April 14, 2014

  • Gale_2

    Thanks for organizing, Sue. It was wonderful being there.

    2 · April 13, 2014

    • Sue

      Thanks for coming Gale, we had a great group:)

      April 14, 2014

  • Pam

    Liked Charleston but loved Savannah. Everyone I dealt with in the service industry definitely had that Southern charm. Met many new women and love them all. Absolutely a great group of ladies. Sue you're in a category all your own.

    4 · April 13, 2014

    • Sue

      Thank you Pam, it was awesome to have you with us....always a smile and making me laugh even on the plane ride home.....It was a great group xoxoxo

      1 · April 14, 2014

  • Gail

    Wonderful weather- Wonderful cities - Wonderful women!

    2 · April 14, 2014

    • Sue

      Thank you so much for joining us Gail you were a wonderful guest:)

      April 14, 2014

  • Gail

    see y'all soon!

    2 · April 14, 2014

  • Sue

    Thank you all for attending out Charleston/Savannah get a way.......weather could not have been better! Loved the team plantation and Magnolia Plantation was absolutely amazing! Savannah....what a beautiful historic district ........the bus tour and horse drawn carriage tours were great (everything I needed for a taste of Savannah)....Paula Dean's was fun and the food delicious, after all no visit is complete without a visit there! Thoroughly enjoyed the fort tour and my beach time on Tybee island.....BUT THE BEST BY FAR WAS SPENDING 5 DAYS WITH A FANTASTIC GROUP OF LADIES.....DRAMA FREE.......sharing in laughter, friendships and memories! xoxoxo

    9 · April 13, 2014

  • Nancy S

    I didn't get green tags

    April 8, 2014

  • Claudia

    Is Mel going to bring any extra green tags? Mine walked away. Lol

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • Susan

      Oh no, I have no idea at all what I did with the green tags!

      April 8, 2014

    • Jill

      Susan- look in the envelope we got at the meet & greet at the Dockside.

      April 8, 2014

  • Paula

    Awesome
    Can't wait
    See y'all tomorrow

    April 8, 2014

    • Gail

      Let the fun begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      April 8, 2014

  • Sue

    Ladies the weather fairies have been working their magic....The weather looks perfect low 70's during the day and high 50's to low 60's at night in Charleston. Savannah, High 70's days and high 50's at night. Partly sunny all days and only a 20% chance of showers on Wed.
    We couldn't have ordered better weather:) YES!!!!

    5 · April 8, 2014

  • Sue

    all letters have been emailed to those that send me their email address:)

    April 8, 2014

  • Sue

    IMPORTANT FINAL LETTER HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL MEMBERS LISTED AS ATTENDING:) IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE PLEASE CHECK SPAM MAIL. SEE YOU THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW!!!!

    April 7, 2014

    • Sue

      need your email address to send it, it is to long to send to you via meetup's email

      April 8, 2014

    • Susan S.

      I didn't receive anything, either. Is this the same as the info we got at the meet and greet with the travel agent?

      April 8, 2014

  • Gerrie

    I am on jet blue flight 1667, leaving at 10:23.
    Are most of you on that flight checking your luggage
    or carry on?

    April 7, 2014

    • Gail

      me too!

      April 8, 2014

    • Vicki

      Hmm. I thought I was the only one leaving on Flight 1667!! Glad to hear there are others with me on that flight. Most everyone is on the earlier flight. Checking my bag.

      1 · April 8, 2014

  • Nancy S

    Soooo excited!!!!

    2 · April 7, 2014

    • Nancy S

      Haha Susan!

      2 · April 7, 2014

    • Vicki

      "Georgia on my Mind"

      4 · April 8, 2014

  • Claudia

    I checked my mail too didn't get it.

    April 7, 2014

  • Nancy S

    Too early!

    April 8, 2014

  • Dale

    Hi Sue, This is Dale who is going on the trip to Charleston and Savannah.

    April 8, 2014

  • Jacquelyn

    I did not receive any letter either. and I checked spam

    April 7, 2014

    • Sue

      what is your email address?

      April 8, 2014

  • Nancy S

    Sorry Sue I didn't get it

    April 7, 2014

    • Sue

      resent

      April 8, 2014

  • Sue

    Everyone else got the letter. Please send me an email with your email address and I will forward it. Also double check the email address you have set up that it has not changed, that you do not have restrictions on your email settings for this meetup group.

    April 7, 2014

    • Ronni

      Sue I didn't get it

      April 7, 2014

    • Sue

      resent

      April 8, 2014

  • Sue

    Ladies that did not receive email you need to email me your email address. The letter us to long to send by email you via your profile. :)

    April 7, 2014

  • Sue

    It was sent from [masked] or friends [masked]

    April 7, 2014

  • Sue

    Ladies don't forget to put your liquids in your checked baggage, they are very strict on the amount allowed 3.4 oz I believe is the limit, I always check mine so I don't have to deal with it at security. I also recommend slip on shoes, makes taking your shoes off at security easy....maybe even "flip flops", oh I can't wait to wear flip flops! LOL Water and drinks are also not allowed through security, so if you thirsty consider purchasing it on the other side.

    April 7, 2014

  • Sue

    Ladies I will be sending a final email shortly with all information you need for WED. :)

    April 7, 2014

  • Sue

    No worries ladies..... Bubba's Oyster House is the one that closed in Savannah, This is Paula Deans Brothers Restaurant, we are going to "The Lady and Son's" restaurant in Savannah:)

    1 · April 4, 2014

    • Paula

      good news

      April 4, 2014

  • Sue

    Just got my Meetup notice....I'M HOSTING CHARLESTON/SAVANNAH NEXT WED!!!! YEY!!!! SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEDS!!!! SO EXCITED!

    1 · April 3, 2014

  • lisa

    yes I am.

    April 3, 2014

  • Betsy D.

    Is anyone else taking Delta Flight 1501 out of Boston at 7:15 am and arriving in Charleston at 12:13pm? I was told by Mel that there are 8 or 9 of us on that flight and we will meet up with the group at the airport

    March 23, 2014

    • Sue

      Betsey others that I know are going via DELTA are: Michelle N, Lisa V, Joan O, Patricia F.

      April 1, 2014

    • Sudha

      Hi! I am also on this Delta flight.

      April 1, 2014

  • Sue

    Jet Blue flight 1667 - 26 of us taking that flight out, 20 that got the meeting group air and 6 others.

    April 1, 2014

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