Sunrise Tours is a family owned and operated company that was started in 1993. The company has grown steadily over the years, and now consists of 20 fantastic employees and offices in St. Louis, Indianapolis and Kansas City. We pride ourselves on delivering extremely high quality tour experiences at a fair price, and we consider repeat Sunrise Tours customers our most important marketing “tool”.
Day 1: Georgia Fly from St. Louis into the “Old South” for this classic tour. Check into the Fairfield Inn & Suites in downtown Savannah for a three-night stay. D
Day 2: Savannah, GA Explore “Georgia’s First City” as Savannah welcomes us with southern hospitality. Start at the Savannah Botanical Garden, owned and operated by local garden clubs. Join our local guide for a walking tour of the hauntingly beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery, featured in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Experience genuine Savannah flavor in an 1820’s King Cotton warehouse during dinner at River House Seafood. B, D
Day 3: Historic Savannah Board an open-air trolley for a narrated sightseeing tour along the cobblestone paved streets of Savannah, the country’s largest National Urban Historic Landmarked District. The rest of the day is yours to explore Savannah’s Historic District at your leisure! Stroll along the revitalized historic River Street filled with unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Or, learn about the most infamous gangsters and rumrunners of the 1920s during an optional tour of the American Prohibition Museum (additional expense). Enjoy true southern cooking and hospitality at Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady & Sons. B, D
Day 4: Charleston, SC In the South, we never say good-bye, so today we say “we’ll see you later” to Savannah! Travel to picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina’s low country to visit the Charleston Tea Plantation, owned by the Bigelow Tea Company family. Learn first-hand how tea is made during an informative factory tour with samples of the plantation’s nine tea flavors. After a trolley tour of the picturesque grounds, enjoy a picnic lunch under century-old oak trees. Continue to Charleston for a narrated boat cruise to historic Fort Sumter. Learn about the fort’s pivotal role in the American Civil War during a ranger-led tour before unpacking for a three-night stay in Charleston. B, L
Day 5: Antebellum Charleston Embrace the history of Charleston as we visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, voted one of America’s Most Beautiful Gardens by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Join naturalist guides for an action-packed tram tour of the plantation’s 600 acres of wetlands, forests and marshes – watch for alligators, great blue herons and more! Then, step back in time with a guided tour of the family home with a glimpse of life in the 19th century. After free time to explore Charleston’s historic City Market area, join our local expert for a guided tour of this city steeped in Colonial and Civil War history. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local favorite. B, D
Day 6: Mount Pleasant Journey north of the Cooper River to Mount Pleasant, where Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens welcomes you with a corridor of moss-draped oak trees. Pegged as the #1 Plantation in the Charleston area according to USA Today, the property dates to 1681 and includes a mansion, vast gardens, and a butterfly pavilion. Enjoy a delicious southern-style farm-to-table luncheon with a performance on the Gullah culture of South Carolina. B, L
Day 7: Fly home B
* Includes round-trip airfare from STL.