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Guided Walking : North America

Georgia: Savannah & The Golden Isles

Easy Terrain: 3-5 miles daily

Georgia Guided Walking Tour Map

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 $3,248 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Your Tour Includes:

  • All meals except one dinner
  • Local wine and/or beer with dinner
  • Exceptional boutique accommodations
  • Local Guide(s) with you 24/7

Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Arrive in Savannah

2-3 miles, easy. Wormsloe Plantation; 1-2 miles, easy

Your guide(s) will meet you at the Andaz Savannah at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Explore the historic streets of Savannah, lined with Victorian and antebellum charm. Later, 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, comfortable robes, and a walk-in shower.

Day 2

Savannah’s River Walk

1 mile, easy. easy. Jekyll Island Driftwood Beach; 2 miles, easy

Enjoy a stroll on Savannah’s Riverwalk, a pedestrian walkway along the Savannah River paved with 200-year-old cobblestones. Stop to admire the sculptures and historic buildings along the way. After, 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 this island 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 3

Cumberland Island National Seashore

3-5 miles, easy

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 this island 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 4

Little St. Simons Island

2-3 miles, easy

This morning, 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 and turn-of-the century cottages with a charming and rustic touch, some 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 excursions. Note that Country Walkers may be sharing the lodge with others, therefore, all activities and meals may not be exclusive.

Day 5

Little St. Simons Island

2-4 miles, easy. Optional kayaking, biking, skiff-exploration, or fishing*

After an early morning birding expedition and breakfast, follow a path through dense forest to an estuary, a gathering spot for great blue herons. 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 and turn-of-the century cottages with a charming and rustic touch, some 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 excursions. Note that Country Walkers may be sharing the lodge with others, therefore, all activities and meals may not be exclusive.

Day 6

Departure from Savannah

After breakfast, you transfer back to Savannah, bidding farewell to your new friends. Begin your journey home or stay on to explore more of Georgia on your own.

Dates & Prices

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2019 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Feb 9 - Feb 14 $3,348 $1,048
Feb 23 - Feb 28 $3,348 $1,048
Mar 10 - Mar 15 $3,448 $1,048
Oct 27 - Nov 1 $3,248 $1,048
Nov 3 - Nov 8 $3,248 $1,048
*Savings applicable to new bookings only. Standard Terms & Conditions apply when purchasing this trip. Call for details. All prices are subject to change. Departure dates and prices shown may be updated several times daily, and apply to new bookings only. We reserve the right to correct errors.

Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Anne Rush
Anne Rush

Raised on a dairy farm in northern Aroostook County, Maine, Anne Rush (center in grey) cultivated her passion for coastal life while living in Hawaii for nearly 30 years. She has guided for two decades, and guests find her love of the natural world infectious. Her interests include organic gardening, kayaking, hiking, and skiing. Travelers who explore America with her can expect, as she does, “to live life to the fullest.”

Georgia Guide Sarah Mickler
Sarah Mickler

Sarah Mickler grew up at home in the outdoors, exploring the Carolinas from the mountains to the coast, building tree houses and catching blue crabs. She studied architecture, historic preservation, and city planning in Charleston, SC, and worked for a while as a draftsman on renovations and restorations of many of the city’s grand antebellum mansions. Sarah has been leading tours in the Lowcountry since 2012, alternating guiding with her passion for adventure travel which allows her to be out in the sunshine and the salty air, showing off the beauty of the South and passing along the history and the natural science that make the area so special. When not guiding or off adventuring, Sarah lives in the tiny house she built for herself and tends her garden and her bee hives.

Image of Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore started her career in the outdoors working as a deckhand on tour boats in Alaska. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology from the College of Charleston, she worked for the National Park Service as a ranger, maintenance worker, and wildlife biologist in Kings Canyon, Death Valley, and Channel Islands, which led her to a career in adventure travel. Natalie now lives back in Charleston, where she works as a naturalist on a nearby barrier island and as a bicycle mechanic in a local bike shop. When she’s not guiding in South Carolina and Georgia, teaching children’s classes on southeastern reptiles, or fixing bikes, you can find her in a kayak, on a trail, or on a road trip.

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