Get a taste of that sweet southern life in Savannah, Georgia, where moss-draped oaks line charming cobblestone streets. Enjoy a trolley around Savannah’s historic district, rolling by stately mansions, beautiful squares and romantic promenades. Take a tour of the sweet shops in City Market, sampling cookies, pralines, and ice cream along the way. Discover the history and spirit of the First African Baptist Church or learn the seafaring history of Savannah at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Learn about the Gullah-Geechee culture at the Pin Point Heritage Museum. Relax on Tybee Island before leaving by boat to search for playful pods of dolphins along the coast.
This is southern comfort defined, so sit back, relax, and enjoy every minute of it with The Sisterhood! We’ve chosen the perfect time to visit – temperatures are usually in the low-to-mid 70’s during the day (60’s at night) AND you’ll only have to pack and unpack once for the entire trip at our centrally located hotel.
Don’t miss your opportunity to join Sisterhood Travels for this incredible women-only once-in-a-lifetime trip. We promise you lots of fun, laughs, spectacular sightseeing and most of all….the magic of Sisterhood!
Welcome to Savannah, a coastal city built on southern hospitality and charm. Here, you’re invited to step out of the warmth of the sun, duck into the shade beneath the hanging Spanish moss, and sip on a cold sweet tea. There are friendly people to meet, incredible restaurants to try, historic architecture to take in, and time to relax and enjoy yourself. Perhaps you’d like to join us for an informal Meet and Greet this evening and enjoy a drink and conversation with your new Sisters (poolside – weather and space permitting)!
This morning, take in the ambiance of the “Old South” with a trolley tour highlighting Savannah’s sprawling Historic District, where our guide will narrate the history and culture of our surroundings. The stately mansions, beautiful squares and romantic riverfront promenade will capture your heart as we travel along the cobblestone-paved streets and beneath moss-draped oaks. Afterwards, we’ll have time on our own in City Market for lunch. A hub of Savannah since the 1700’s, City Market is a place to stroll, dine, and shop. Save room for dessert after lunch, because you’ll get a taste of Savannah’s sweet side. We’ll stop for delicious, locally made sweets, including fresh-baked cookies, a family-owned confectioner, and finally an ice cream shop that uses a recipe perfected over generations. How’s that for some southern charm? (B, D)
We’ll be starting our day off your way, because this morning it’s your choice! Discover the strength and spirit of the First African Baptist Church during a guided tour. Part of the community of Savannah since 1773, you’ll see the beauty of the Sanctuary, originally built in 1859, and learn about the storied history of the Church and its congregation, from the Civil War to Segregation to today –OR– visit the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, displaying scrimshaw art, models, and objects of the Era of the Atlantic Trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. In a hands-on scrimshaw class, you’ll carve your own piece to take home.
The afternoon is yours to explore Savannah’s charismatic streets as you’d like with your Sisters. You may want to head over to the scenic and beautiful Forsyth Park for an afternoon stroll. This evening, we’ll head to the legendary Pirate’s House for dinner, a historic tavern that was once the gathering place for wayward sailors and roguish pirates in the mid-1700’s. Now, it’s a restaurant serving up delicious southern fare. Afterwards, we’ll be going to the Savannah Theater for a variety show, including music, dancing, and more. The Savannah Theater is one of the oldest operating theaters in America, opening its doors in 1818. This night of dinner and a show will truly be a historic one. (B, D)
Today, we’ll head to the Pin Point Heritage Museum located in the Moon River District in Savannah’s low country. From today’s residents, hear the cultural story of the Gullah-Geechee community founded in 1890 by freed slaves and what it was like to grow up here, the importance of the surrounding marshes and rivers and what the future holds. Afterwards, we’ll set out for nearby Tybee Island, one of Georgia’s barrier islands and a favorite vacation spot since the late 1800’s. You’ll have time to relax, enjoy the coast and the vibrant downtown. We’ll leave Tybee Island by boat, taking a scenic cruise past lighthouses and the imposing Fort Pulaski. Keep your eyes on the water, because you’ll be looking for pods of dolphins. They love diving and playing in the wake of the boat, so be sure to have your camera ready. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our Sisters. (B, D)
Bid farewell to the southern charm of Savannah. (B)
In its 130-year history, The DeSoto has welcomed four presidents and dozens of personalities, including Gregory Peck, Katherine Hepburn, and Presidents William McKinley, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Herbert Hoover. The DeSoto puts you just steps from the city’s most iconic sights, shopping, dining and more. And, if you’re an art lover, The DeSoto partners with the acclaimed Savannah College of Art & Design to showcase the work of SCAD graduates, emerging artists, and fine art photographers.