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Guided Walking : North America

Georgia: Savannah & The Golden Isles

Easy Terrain: 3-6 miles daily

Few destinations showcase a rich past, aristocratic splendor, and magnificent natural beauty as seamlessly as Georgia’s Golden Isles and their historic gateway, Savannah. Join Country Walkers as you traverse the scenic walking trails of these spectacular barrier islands, once the playground to 19th-century kings of industry and today a haven of unspoiled wilderness. Stroll under canopies of stately trees dripping with Spanish moss. Follow pristine beaches as gentle waves lap at your feet. And explore coastal forests that harbor traces of history dating back to the Civil War. Our Southern tapestry takes you from the graceful squares of Savannah lined with restored Victorian gems to wildlife preserves, from the majestic ruins of palatial estates to exclusive island resorts. Easy trails make your exploration a true pleasure. And every invigorating step you take is buoyed by famously gracious hospitality and nourished by delectable low-country cuisine.


Tour Highlights:
  • On Georgia’s renowned Golden Isles, explore coastal forests, estuaries, and the ruins of historic estates, as well as the dunes of Cumberland Island National Seashore.
  • Spend two nights on the private Little St. Simons Island and explore its 11,000 acres of protected wilderness and bird sanctuaries by foot, kayak, boat, and bicycle.
  • Explore Savannah—a city so beautiful that Abraham Lincoln decreed that it be spared during the Civil War—and discover its rich history during a fascinating walking tour.
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6 days, 5 nights

FROM $3,148 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Arrive in Savannah

Explore the historic streets of Savannah, lined with Victorian and antebellum charm. Later, stroll the pathways of the Bonaventure Cemetery & Sculpture Garden, where towering trees drip with Spanish moss. Then take a woodland walk among the ruins of Wormsloe Plantation.

Accommodation: Andaz Hotel, Savannah

Sophisticated and modern, the Andaz Savannah is a stylish haven on the edge of the historic district. This artfully decorated hotel is just a few blocks from River Street, the bustling shopping avenue along the Savannah River, and set right on Ellis Square, a lively urban square of fountains and a life-sized chess set. Relax on the outdoor pool terrace and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail before settling in to your room graced with fine linens, a walk-in shower and a balcony overlooking historic Savannah.

Day 2

Fort Pulaski to Little St. Simons Island

Enjoy the wide-open island foot trails around 19th-century Fort Pulaski; its dike system was designed by Robert E. Lee. After, ferry to unspoiled Little St. Simons Island, one of Georgia’s stunning Golden Isles. You stay two nights at the island’s lodge. Tonight, go in search of owls or turtles with a resident naturalist.

Accommodation: The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

The only lodging on Little St. Simons Island, your accommodations comprise Adirondack-style cabins with a charming and rustic touch, several of which date to the early 1900s. While simple, all cabins and rooms offer private bathrooms and air conditioning. Secluded and tranquil, the lodge is set among moss-draped trees and enjoys quick access to undeveloped beaches and invigorating walking trails. Onsite naturalists are available to lead nature walks through the ancient maritime forest, kayak expeditions, bicycle rides and bird-watching hikes. Note that Country Walkers will share the lodge with others; all of our activities, therefore, may not be exclusive.

Day 3

Little St. Simons Island

After an early morning birding expedition and breakfast, follow a path through dense forest to an estuary, a gathering spot for great blue herons. Continue to the beach for a walk and a picnic (weather permitting). Later, join a naturalist for activities such as kayaking or bicycling.

Accommodation: The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

The only lodging on Little St. Simons Island, your accommodations comprise Adirondack-style cabins with a charming and rustic touch, several of which date to the early 1900s. While simple, all cabins and rooms offer private bathrooms and air conditioning. Secluded and tranquil, the lodge is set among moss-draped trees and enjoys quick access to undeveloped beaches and invigorating walking trails. Onsite naturalists are available to lead nature walks through the ancient maritime forest, kayak expeditions, bicycle rides and bird-watching hikes. Note that Country Walkers will share the lodge with others; all of our activities, therefore, may not be exclusive.

Day 4

Little St. Simons Island to Jekyll Island

Choose your own island exploration this morning. After lunch, transfer to Jekyll Island, a playground for titans of industry at the turn of the 20th century. Our gracious Queen-Anne style hotel recalls those grand old days.

Accommodation: Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island

A member of the Historic Hotels of America and the centerpiece of Jekyll Island’s historic district, the Queen Anne-style Jekyll Island Club recalls the grand days of the Industrial Age when elite businessmen built their “cottages” far from city life. Gracious and sprawling and recognizable by its iconic Victorian turret, rich history blends with modern comfort on lush grounds. At the island’s only 4-star resort, dine in the grand dining room or on the casual pier. Your warm and comfortable room in the main building offers all the amenities and convenience you could need.

Day 5

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Walk the nature preserves of Cumberland Island National Seashore today, where wild horses and 300 bird species cavort among maritime forests and unspoiled beaches. Follow coastal woodland paths to the Carnegie ruins, a majestic skeleton of a once-sprawling estate.

Accommodation: Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island

A member of the Historic Hotels of America and the centerpiece of Jekyll Island’s historic district, the Queen Anne-style Jekyll Island Club recalls the grand days of the Industrial Age when elite businessmen built their “cottages” far from city life. Gracious and sprawling and recognizable by its iconic Victorian turret, rich history blends with modern comfort on lush grounds. At the island’s only 4-star resort, dine in the grand dining room or on the casual pier. Your warm and comfortable room in the main building offers all the amenities and convenience you could need.

Day 6

Departure from Savannah

Begin today with a final walk along a bike path to the dramatically scenic Driftwood Beach, dotted with barren trees and exposed roots left behind by beach erosion. Later, depart for the Savannah airport.

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Dates & Prices

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2018 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Feb 11 - Feb 16 $3,148 $948
Feb 18 - Feb 23 $3,148 $948
Mar 4 - Mar 9 $3,148 $948

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