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Trip Overview

See the American South the way it was meant to be seen—on a scenic Amtrak journey through five beautiful cities! Discover all our nation’s capital, Washington, DC has to offer on a sightseeing trolley tour. Travel back to the colonial days in Williamsburg. Explore the nation’s first colonial settlement in Jamestown. Spend some quality time enjoying the historic sites and stunning scenery in the quaint coastal city of Charlestown. Take a hop-on/hop-off trolley tour of Savannah. Relive history in St. Augustine. This rail journey is perfect for the history enthusiast!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a sightseeing trolley tour in Washington, DC
  • Monument by Moonlight Tour in Washington, DC
  • Admission to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, and Yorktown Victory Center
  • Charleston City Tour and Joseph Manigault Historic House Admission
  • Visit Savannah with your hop-on/hop-off trolley tour
  • Explore historical St. Augustine with your hop-on/hop-off trolley tour

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Washington, DC to Williamsburg on the Northeast Regional; Williamsburg to Charleston; Charleston to Savannah on the Palmetto®; Savannah to Jacksonville on the Silver Meteor® in Coach accommodations
  • 2-day Hertz rental car in Jacksonville for the drive to St. Augustine
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 2 meals included (1 dinner in Williamsburg, 1 dinner in Savannah)

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN WASHINGTON, DC
Welcome to our nation's capital, Washington, DC! Upon your arrival, you will transfer on your own to your hotel, and the rest of the day is yours to start exploring this fascinating city. Head over to the National Mall to see the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, built in honor of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Stroll down the historic cobblestone streets of Georgetown. Washington, DC is full of sites just waiting for you to explore! (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC
Today you will have the entire day to see all of Washington, DC's hot spots on your hop-on/hop-off trolley tour. Tonight, you will be treated to a Monuments by Moonlight tour. See all the city's impressive monuments as they are all lit up for the evening. Don't forget your camera as this tour promises spectacular views! The tour trolley stops at a few locations so you can get up close and personal with some of the monuments. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC TO WILLIAMSBURG
Transfer on your own to the station and board Amtrak® for a ride on the Northeast Regional? to Williamsburg, where a journey back in time awaits! This scenic ride to Virginia is full of pretty landscapes and amazing views of the American South. Once you arrive in Williamsburg, the rest of the day is yours to start exploring this historic southern city. (Overnight in Williamsburg)

DAY 4 WILLIAMSBURG
Today you will have the opportunity to experience the story of America's beginnings at the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. Take some time to explore the museums' exhibition galleries, films, and interactive displays. Also included in your day is admission to Colonial Williamsburg. Tonight. (Overnight in Williamsburg) D

DAY 5 WILLIAMSBURG TO CHARLESTON, SC
Transfer on your own to the Amtrak station and board the Palmetto® for Charleston, South Carolina. Said to be the quintessential “Low Country” city, Charleston has lovingly preserved its past. The scenery is this palm tree-lined coastal city is simply breathtaking. (Overnight in Charleston)

DAY 6 CHARLESTON
Today you will be treated to a tour of this quaint city along with a visit to the famous Joseph Manigault House, a historic mansion museum. Other tour highlights include the famous Rainbow Row, the Battery, and the Old City Market. Enjoy the city's stunning architecture and historic charm. (Overnight in Charleston)

DAY 7 CHARLESTON TO SAVANNAH
Transfer on your own to the Amtrak station and once again board the Palmetto, this time to Savannah. Founded in 1733, Savannah is known as Georgia's first city. After you arrive, you will transfer on your own to your hotel to drop off your luggage and get checked in. Tonight, your dinner is included at a historic Savannah restaurant. (Overnight in Savannah) D

DAY 8 SAVANNAH
Today, get to know Savannah on a sightseeing trolley tour. Explore the extraordinary architecture, lush botanicals, and history of this gorgeous coastal city. Your tour promises “Transportainment,” a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. (Overnight in Savannah)

DAY 9 SAVANNAH TO JACKSONVILLE TO ST. AUGUSTINE
Transfer on your own to the Amtrak station and board the Silver Meteor® to Jacksonville, Florida. Wind through the dazzling southern countryside as you head south to the “Sunshine State.” Upon arrival in Jacksonville, you will head to St. Augustine in your 2-day Hertz rental car, which is included in your package. After your arrival in St. Augustine, you will be treated to a trolley tour, which includes stops at the Old St. Johns County Jail, St. Augustine History Museum, Potter's Wax Museum, the Spanish Military Hospital, and many more city hot spots! You'll also see the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida. (Overnight in St. Augustine)

DAY 10 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN JACKSONVILLE, FL*
*Journey back to Jacksonville to return your Hertz rental car.

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

The Francis Marion Hotel Charleston

The Francis Marion Hotel, a Historic Hotel of America, was built in 1924 as the grandest hotel in the Carolina's. Today, it maintains it's grandeur as one of the premier hotels in historic Charleston. The hotel combines the comforts of today with historic ambiance and sleep room decor reminiscent of the 1920's.

Holiday Inn Riverview Charleston

The Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview is a unique landmark hotel located right on the Ashley River and just 1.5 miles from the Historic District of Downtown Charleston. This 100% non-smoking, full-service hotel offers several complimentary amenities, as well as views of the Charleston Peninsula, the Charleston Harbor, the Ashley River, the City Marina, and more!

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

The Mills House Hotel is a gem among historic Charleston hotels. Blending opulent accommodations, historic ambiance and modern convenience, our luxury Charleston hotel treats you to true southern hospitality, the same hospitality we showed our first guest over 150 years ago.

Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District

The Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District is an inviting hotel with superior amenities and genuine southern charm. With a fantastic location in the Historic District, we are walking distance to River Street, City Market and local museums and historic sites.

DoubleTree Hotel Historic Savannah

Enjoy the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Historic District hotel, situated between iconic River Street and Savannah’s City Market. Immerse yourself in the city and discover many nearby Savannah attractions.

Holiday Inn & Suites St. Augustine Historic District

With a beautiful exterior and elegant decor, the Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites St. Augustine - Historic District offers the perfect accommodations for vacations and business trips. Situated in the Historic District, our hotel's location is minutes from everything. Stroll the shores of Florida's coast at nearby Anastasia State Park or visit the Fountain of Youth. You're invited to stay and relax in our full-service St. Augustine hotel.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Plan your stay at the Courtyard Marriott Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol, with an ideal location, just one metro stop from Union Station - the transportation hub our National's capital.

Courtyard Washington Embassy Row

Elegant comforts and attentive service are found inside the Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, a prestigious hotel conveniently located in the inner circle of Washington, D.C.

The Mayflower Hotel (formerly Renaissance Mayflower Hotel)

The Mayflower Hotel has matchless classic elegance with an abundance of modern conveniences.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown

Located directly across from the Washington Convention Center, this Renaissance Downtown Washington, DC luxury hotel is ideal for experiencing the history and culture of the nation's capital.

Park Inn by Radission Williamsburg Historic

The Comfort Inn® Central is located amidst America's Historic Triangle, which includes the cities of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. This Williamsburg hotel is also close to Busch Gardens Europe theme park, Water Country USA Water Park and Colonial Williamsburg. Spacious, traditionally furnished guest rooms with colonial touches provide modern amenities for a stress-free stay.

Fort Magruder Hotel & Conference Center

For five decades, Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center has been recognized as a premier lodging choice for fun seeking families, relaxing couples and conferees seeking to gain an edge on the competition.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Williamsburg

Just 1 mile from Colonial Williamsburg and 2 miles Premium Outlets, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is situated in the heart of the area's top attractions. This newly renovated Williamsburg VA hotel provides visitors with easy access to all the area's top attractions!

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Williamsburg

There is so much to do just minutes away from the Holiday Inn & Suites Williamsburg! Whether you are visiting Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown or Busch Gardens, you will find it all within minutes of the hotel.

Kingsmill Resort

Kingsmill is a AAA Four-Diamond resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts located on the James River.

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Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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