FEATURED VACATION | FLY & RIDE TOUR

SOUTHERN CHARM HOLIDAY

December 8 – 14, 2025

HOW TO REGISTER
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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Experience It! Jekyll Island!
Situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the Georgia coast lies Jekyll Island, the smallest of Georgia’s barrier islands. In 1886, Jekyll Island was transformed from a quiet little island into an exclusive winter retreat for America’s rich and famous and became known as the Jekyll Island Club. The Rockefellers, Morgans and Pulitzers were a few of the families that vacationed here in its heyday. Today, the island is owned by the State of Georgia which has implemented restrictions on development that leaves one third of the island to nature preserves. Its open spaces, pristine beaches, quaint shopping and dining district, and a fascinating historical museum have made this island flourish over the recent decades.

HIGHLIGHTS

Historic Charleston * Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens * Choice on Tour: Walking Tour or Fort Sumter Cruise in Charleston * James Island County Park Holiday Display * Savannah * Choice on Tour: Savannah Trolley Tour or Haunted Savannah Walking Tour * St. Simons Island * Jekyll Island * Christmas Caroling

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 & 2 – Emeline Hotel Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Days 3 & 4 – Cambria Savannah Historic District, Savannah, Georgia
Days 5 & 6 – Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, Georgia
(On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.)

PRICING * INCLUSIONS * FLIGHT UPGRADES

SINGLE OCCUPANCY:  $5,049 Per Person     DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:  $4,049 Per Person

DEPOSIT REQUIRED:  $698 Per Person    REMAINING BALANCE DUE:  September 9, 2025

*** For bookings made after June 8, 2025, please call for rates. ***

PRICING INCLUDES
Transportation Between Tyler & DFW International Airport * Round Trip Airfare (In/Out DFW International) * 9 Meals (6 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners) * Professional “Collette Vacations” Tour Director * Luxurious Motor-Coach Transportation * Hotel Transfers * Admissions Per Itinerary * Sightseeing Per Itinerary * 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations * Baggage Handling @ Hotels * Complimentary Secured Parking @ American Tours

A deposit of $698 per person is due upon reservation.  Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.  Reservations made after the “seat reduction date” of June 8, 2025 are based upon availability.  Final payment due by September 9, 2025.  Deposits are refundable up until June 8, 2025.

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS:  Your price is guaranteed once deposit is received and booking confirmed by Collette.  Your price is not subject to increase after the deposit is received and booking confirmed, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. (See registration form for consent.)   All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from DFW.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Monday, December 8, 2025 – Charleston, South Carolina – Revel in the holiday hospitality in America’s southeast. Come to know its rich history and deep traditions on this tour highlighted by stays in Charleston, Savannah, and Jekyll Island. Arrive in Charleston, a city that has defied all odds. Charleston has survived the Civil War, major fires, an earthquake, and hurricanes – and still exudes elegance, charm, and grace. If arriving early in the day, perhaps you’ll venture out on your own to Patriot’s Point Naval Museum or the Aiken-Rhett House before settling into your accommodations in the Historic District.

Day 2: Tuesday, December 9, 2025 – Charleston – This morning, make your way to bustling City Market, one of the country’s oldest public markets and a central hub for Gullah sweetgrass basketry – an intricate handicraft of African origin. Explore Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, where you’ll experience Southern living as you come to know one of America’s oldest plantations beautifully decorated for the holidays. Then decide how to see the city because it’s your choice! Stroll through Charleston’s historic center with a local guide, exploring hidden alleys and quaint areas that are only accessible by foot -OR- take a harbor cruise to Fort Sumter, where the first fired shots of the Civil War were fired, and chat with a ranger before exploring on your own. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. End your day with a visit to James Island County Park, where over 500,000 lights provide you with an enchanting 3-mile driving tour. (B, D)

Day 3: Wednesday, December 10, 2025 – Charleston – Savannah, Georgia – Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Charleston on your own. Perhaps you will join an optional horse-and-carriage tour with lunch. Later, travel down the coast through South Carolina’s Low Country to historic Savannah. This evening, spend some time exploring Factors Walk and River Street, where old cotton warehouses have been converted into trendy shops, taverns, and restaurants. Tonight, gather at a popular local restaurant on Savannah’s famous River Street for a cooking demonstration and dinner showcasing regional culinary specialties. (B, D)

Day 4: Thursday, December 11, 2025 – Savannah – This morning, it’s your choice! Take in the southern charm of Savannah’s Historic District on a nostalgic, narrated trolley ride -OR- on a walking tour highlighting Savannah’s haunted side. Either way, lively, informative commentary brings the city to life as you travel along the cobblestone-paved streets and beneath moss-draped oaks. Allow the stately mansions, beautiful squares, and romantic riverfront promenades to capture your heart. Both tours will end at the Mercer Williams House, where you will receive a guided tour of the famed home from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to do as you wish. (B)

Day 5: Friday, December 12, 2025 – Savannah – St. Simons Island – Jekyll Island – Before saying so long to Savannah, stop at the Pin Point Heritage Museum to learn about the Gullah Geechee people. Then journey to Georgia’s legendary Gold Coast and visit quaint St. Simons Island. Enjoy time to explore the area on your own, meandering along the unique shops and restaurants in the village. Continue on to the exclusive Jekyll Island Club hotel, your home for the next two nights. (B)

Day 6: Saturday, December 13, 2025 – Jekyll Island – Situated grandly in the middle of the Golden Isles, Jekyll Island was once the beloved vacation spot for prominent families, including the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts and J.P. Morgan. With a morning at leisure, take a complimentary tour of the Jekyll Island Club hotel or just enjoy the old-world ambiance of this iconic island resort, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Gather for a tram ride that brings you on a tour of the island and the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District – one of the nation’s largest restoration projects. This evening, find your holiday spirit with Christmas caroling and refreshments before joining your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at the Jekyll Island Club hotel. (B, D)

Day 7: Sunday, December 14, 2025 – Jekyll Island – Jacksonville, Florida – Tour Ends – As your tour draws to a close, leave for home with memories of a trip well-traveled. Your days spent experiencing Southern holiday charm and gracious hospitality will stay dear to your heart for years to come. (B)

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

Personalize your tour by adding an optional activity below. Our recommended options have been carefully chosen to help enhance your individual experience. Complete the provided Prepaid Options Form to reserve your options.  Availability is limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Payment must be received no later than 15 days prior to departure. Prices are subject to change.  Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Historic Charleston Carriage Ride & Southern BBQ Lunch: $119 Per Person
Discover beautiful Charleston on a horse-drawn carriage ride followed by a Southern barbeque lunch. First, take your seat for a carriage tour of Charleston and settle into the relaxed pace as you absorb the timeless charm of this enchanting city. Your carriage driver will bring stories of Charleston to life with commentary as you pass by mansions, churches, and parks. Afterward, enjoy a hearty lunch of traditional Southern barbeque. Experience the flavors and hospitality that go hand in hand with this staple of Southern culture. Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Please note a minimum of 15 passengers is required. Transportation is included.

OPTIONAL INSURANCE

OPTIONAL “COLLETTE VACATIONS” CANCELATION WAIVER & INSURANCE AVAILABLE
This optional Travel Protection Plan is $429 per person, is not included in Tour Pricing, and is non-refundable.

“WORRY-FREE CANCELATION”: Collette Vacation’s industry-leading cancelation waiver offers travellers a full cash refund for the price of the tour, right up to the day prior to departure, minus the small cost of the waiver.  Travel worry-free knowing if anything changes, you’re protected.

“PLUS, YOU’RE COVERD ON TOUR”: Collette Vacations “Travel Protection Plan” covers you on tour.  If you have to stop your trip or return home early, need medical assistance of evacuation, suffer a baggage loss or delay, or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more, you’re covered.

REQUIREMENTS * ACTIVITY LEVEL

*** PASSPORT NOT REQUIRED *** 
*** RECOMMEND PASSENGER AQUIRE “KNOWN TRAVELER NUMBER” ***

ACTIVITY LEVEL: The overall activity level of this tour is a LEVEL 2. This means you like a balanced approach to travel. Walking two to three miles over the course of a day is no problem for you. You can partake in a two-hour leisurely walking tour, covering up to two miles (with included breaks). You can handle a variety of terrains, from cobblestone streets to moderate hills with relative ease and without assistance. You can climb two flights of stairs with ease. There may be 1 to 2 days on this tour when walking tours can cover 3 to 4 miles over uneven terrain. Expect some full days balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure. You can handle altitudes up to 6,000 feet. While this level is appropriate for travelers that require mobility assistance devices, there could be times when you may have to sit out on some of the included activities.

Travel with a group size of an average of 37 travelers, up to a maximum of 44 travelers.

PLEASE NOTE

PLEASE NOTE:
Book Now rates valid until Jun 08, 2025, valid on air inclusive packages only.

Travel with a group size of an average of 37 travelers, up to a maximum of 44 travelers.

Should you choose the walking tour in Charleston, expect to walk up to two and a half miles with few included stops.

If you require any special assistance while on tour, please make us aware at time of reservation so the necessary request form can be sent to your attention.

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Single rate subject to change based on availability.

Due to flight schedules, a pre-night in Charleston may be required (at an additional cost). Please inquire at the time of booking.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

For air-inclusive reservations, the name provided at time of booking must match your government-issued ID that will be used during travel. Name changes are subject to penalties.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline’s terms and conditions.

Due to tour scheduling, return flights should be booked after 12:00 p.m.

IDENTIFICATION
Travel within USA

For travel completed by May 6, 2025, all airlines will ask for identification when you check in. It is recommended that you carry a passport if you have one. A driver’s license (with a photo I.D.) is also acceptable for domestic flights.

Effective for travel May 7, 2025 forward, the REAL ID Act standards for identification while travelling will be in effect. This means a standard issued driver’s license used as a form of identification will no longer be accepted for domestic air travel within the United States. Instead, a Real ID compliant form of identification must be presented both at the time of booking air travel with Collette and upon checking in at the airport to board any flight. Any fees associated with changing a reservation resulting from a non-compliant identification will be the responsibility of the guest. For more information on Real ID, please visit the Department of Homeland Security website: www.dhs.gov/real-id

Decorations on private homes are at the owner’s discretion. Decorations on these homes cannot be guaranteed.

Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.