Worldwide 2018 - Luxury Gold

Southern Glamour (Summer 2018)

Duration: 8 days Visiting: United States

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Like a chapter out of ‘Gone With the Wind,’ this romantic journey showcases historic antebellum plantations, exclusive island resorts and the sultry romance of Charleston and Savannah. Learn about the region’s tumultuous history from Local Experts and experience the charms of southern hospitality.

  1. Day 1

    Arrive in Atlanta, Cultural Capital of the South.

    On arrival at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, you will be met and taken to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner and a chance to get to know your travelling companions over wine and a traditional Southern meal at Mary Mac's Tearoom.

  2. Day 2

    Vacation like a Vanderbuilt in Asheville.

    Journey into Asheville, and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Step back in time to an era of refined elegance as you enjoy an after-hours guided exploration of the Biltmore Estate, a National Historic Landmark. With a Local Expert, skip the crowds to learn about America's largest home, built in 1895, and unlock the secrets of the wealthy Vanderbilt family and their famous guests.

  3. Day 3

    Charming Charleston.

    Head for historic Charleston, a city rich in southern charm, and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride along a trail of antebellum mansions. Be treated to a special evening at The Governor Thomas Bennett House. Learn all about 'lowcountry' food with your host, Chef Annie Mayo, followed by a savoury dinner with wine and a riveting performance by local musicians.

  4. Day 4 - Relaxed Start

    Discover Magnolia Plantation.

    Delve into the true southern plantation lifestyle at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Enjoy a private demonstration with a maker of the famous Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets. Learn the history of the baskets and their place in Charleston history; it's easy to see why these unique handicrafts are an indulgence. Join a guided tram ride of the extensive grounds and visit the beautiful main house.

  5. Day 5 - Relaxed Start

    St Simons Island and Jekyll Island.

    In the morning, stop in Beaufort before continuing to the idyllic St Simons Island - an exclusive hideaway of white sand beaches, moss-draped oaks and golden marshlands. Continue island hopping to your resort on Jekyll Island. In the evening, enjoy a superb Highlight Dinner with wine and majestic ocean views on the verandah of your beachfront resort.

  6. Day 6 - Relaxed Start

    Southern Comfort in Savannah.

    Embark on a guided tram ride of this unspoiled barrier island before returning to the mainland. Move on to Savannah, the oldest city in the state of Georgia where a Local Expert awaits to show you the Cathedral of St John the Baptist and Monterey Square. In the evening, join Marcia Thompson, third generation owner of the famous Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, at her private home for a cocktail and a bit of warm, Southern hospitality. Next, you are escorted to a private dinner at her restaurant, founded by her late grandmother, Sema Wilkes.

  7. Day 7 - Relaxed Start


    Meet the docent and embark on a private exploration of the Owens-Thomas House, considered one of America's finest examples of English Regency architecture. Take in the sights on a classic trolley ride through historic Savannah to discover 21 historic squares, incredible architecture and luxuriant tree canopy. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine, at the River House, an iconic, 18th century restored, cotton warehouse.

  8. Day 8 - Relaxed Start

    Depart Atlanta.

    Bid farewell as you are transferred back to Atlanta International Airport, or alternatively, continue to the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center to extend your stay.




  • Asheville: Explore Biltmore Estate with a Local Expert for a private, after-hours insight into the daily lives of the elite Vanderbilt family and immerse yourself in an age of elegance marked by generous hospitality.
  • Charleston: See a demonstration of the delicate art of creating Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets, a traditional southern handicraft.


  • Charleston: Step back in time at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, where you explore the house and tour the beautiful grounds with a guide.
  • Jekyll Island: Join a guided tram tour of the island.
  • Savannah: Experience the upper-class lifestyle of 19th century Savannah, during a guided tour of Owens-Thomas House.


  • Charleston: Be welcomed by Chef Annie Mayo for a lowcountry dinner with true Southern hospitality and entertainment, at the historical Governor Thomas Bennett House.
  • Included Quality Dining: 7 Breakfasts (BB) and 5 Dinners (DW).
  • Jekyll Island: From the stunning ocean views on the verandah of your beachfront resort, enjoy a superb Highlight Dinner.
  • Savannah: Indulge in authentic, world-famous Southern fare and wine at the River House, an iconic, 18th century restored, cotton warehouse.


  • Asheville: Experience the legacy of hospitality from the Vanderbilt family while enjoying the glorious green surroundings of The Inn on Biltmore Estate.
  • Atlanta: Luxurious comfort embraces pure style at the elegant, Four Diamond Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center.
  • Charleston: Immerse yourself in historic downtown Charleston at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, where Bohemian elegance meets Southern charm and hospitality.
  • Jekyll Island: Savour the good life at the Westin Jekyll Island, a brand new beachfront property.
  • Savannah: The contemporary hotel in the Savannah offers a mix of warm Southern charm and modern style in the heart of Georgia's First City with direct access to River Street.


  • Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Included airport transfers on first and last itinerary day.



Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

Atlanta (Central) - USA

Luxurious comfort embraces pure style at the elegant, Four Diamond Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta within the bustling Luckie Marietta District, this luxury hotel treats you to views of the spectacular downtown skyline or picturesque Centennial Olympic Park. The rooms are handsomely appointed with dark woods and various views of Atlanta. Offering two double beds or one king bed, these rooms are beautifully furnished with flat screen HD televisions, an oversized work desk, and two dual-line telephones.

The Inn on Biltmore Estate Asheville

Asheville (Scenic) - USA

The finest amenities. An oasis of service, style, and charm. A stay overnight on the estate means experiencing the same gracious hospitality enjoyed by George and Edith Vanderbilt’s guests.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston Autograph Collection

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Autograph Collection.

The Westin Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island (Central) - USA

This brand new resort is situated directly on the beach, and provides breathtaking ocean views as well as easy access to the spectacular coastline. On-site, hotel offers state-of-the-art Westin Workout fitness center and refreshing resort-style pool. Escape to a superbly comfortable space where refreshing touches will awaken your senses.

Hyatt Regency on the River Savannah

Savannah (Central) - USA

Guest Reviews & Experiences

Our guests rate us 4.5 out of 5 based on
786 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 02 June, 2018


    Trip: Everything was great!!!!!

    Service: Everything was great!

  • 26 May, 2018


    Trip: The accommodations were exceptional and sights selected gave a good view of the States visited.

    Service: I have based this rating based on my experience with tour guide on our recent journey. She was excellent.

  • 26 May, 2018


    Trip: Savannah visit was excellent

    Service: Yes

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