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Trip Overview

Savor the unhurried pace and relaxed charm of the Southern coast on your eight-day roundtrip rail journey from Albany. Charleston and Savannah are two of America’s most captivating cities. And for good reason! Located about 100 miles from each other, this trip makes it easy to visit both. A storied history and culture, world-class restaurants, picture-worthy streetscapes, classic architecture, and a wide variety of activities are just the beginning. Visit Charleston’s most popular attractions such as the Battery or the Citadel. Take a tour of the gorgeous Magnolia Plantation or choose to take a scenic horse-drawn carriage and explore this seaport town’s antebellum mansions. From there, you’ll travel to Savannah where you get to explore and stroll through the heart of the city and its magnolia blossomed avenues. Take a scenic harbor cruise to round out your vacation.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing city tour of Charleston
  • Sightseeing tour of Magnolia Plantation
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Savannah
  • Sightseeing harbor cruise of Savannah





Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Albany to Charleston; Charleston to Savannah, and Savannah to Albany on the Empire Service®, Silver Meteor®, and Palmetto® trains
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 Meal included (1 Dinner)
Trip Map

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 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This morning board Amtrak as you journey south to Charleston, South Carolina. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 CHARLESTON
Arrive this morning in Charleston. Drop your bags to your hotel, check in, and then head out to explore this beautiful southern city. Take in some shopping at the historic Market, stroll the battery for beautiful views of the harbor and Fort Sumter, or grab some of the region's classic Low Country cuisine in one of the numerous fine establishments downtown. Charleston is yours to explore! (Overnight in Charleston)

DAY 3 CHARLESTON
Today you will explore Charleston on a guided tour of the city! Your tour will bring you to some of Charleston's top attractions such as the Joseph Manigault Mansion, the very popular Rainbow Row where you will see many historic houses painted in festive, pastel colors, and the city's military college, The Citadel. Your full day of historic sightseeing will explore the best of what Charleston has to offer. (Overnight in Charleston)

DAY 4 CHARLESTON
This morning you will depart for a comprehensive tour of one of the oldest Southern plantations, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Your guided tour will take you to the historic Magnolia Plantation House that rests along the Ashley River. Along with the tour of the house, you will enjoy a ride past the Audubon Swamp inhabited by alligators, egrets, and other native wildlife. Between the Magnolia Plantation House and the swamps, this tour will give you a unique blend of history and nature! Tonight you will enjoy dinner at a popular restaurant. (Overnight in Charleston) D

DAY 5 CHARLESTON > SAVANNAH
Today you will have a free morning to enjoy Charleston on your own, then this evening board Amtrak for a short ride down to Savannah! Upon arrival check-in to your hotel and settle in for the night. Tomorrow you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing around Savannah. (Overnight in Savannah)

DAY 6 SAVANNAH
Today you will have a full day of sightseeing in Savannah! A hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour will guide you to Savannah's top attractions. Visit the Davenport House, the scenic Forsyth Park, and the world famous River Street with its outdoor entertainment as well as many shops and places to eat. This afternoon you will board a riverboat for a sightseeing cruise of Savannah's harbor. A leisurely hour-long cruise will allow you to take in beautiful views from the open-air third-level deck of the boat. A wonderful day of touring awaits! (Overnight in Savannah)

DAY 7 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today you will have a free day in Savannah before you travel north to return to New York. As the train winds its way up the coast, reflect on all of the great experiences you had during your trip to the south!

DAY 8 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ALBANY

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

The Francis Marion Hotel Charleston

The historic Francis Marion Hotel, named for the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” has a long tradition of gracious service, elegant accommodations, and hosting splendid banquets and events dating back to its opening in 1924.

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

Experience the ultimate in southern charm at our hotel in the heart of historic Charleston. Opened in 1853, The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is a unique hotel close to the Museum Mile and many historic downtown sights.

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.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Savannah Midtown

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Savannah Midtown is conveniently located around the corner from Savannah’s Twelve Oaks and Abercorn Walk shopping centers, and just a quick drive from downtown Savannah and Savannah/Hilton Head International airport.

Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic Distric

Explore historic downtown Savannah from our Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District hotel, situated one block from River Street, City Market and historic Broughton Street. Our hotel in Savannah, GA is located five minutes from the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center and 20 minutes from Savannah International Airport.

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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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