Charleston & Savannah
April 2-6, 2017


5 Days / 4 Nights
7 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $909
Single $1259


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before March 2, 2017
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $57 per person.
Tour #17001
 
 
Journey to the “Old South” in the Springtime! Visit gardens filled with colorful azaleas, dogwoods, camellias and jonquils. View century old antebellum homes and enjoy a horse drawn carriage tour along cobblestone streets. Enjoy lunch at Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons Restaurant. Experience the warmth and charm of the historic south on this tour as refreshing as a glass of sweet tea.

Day 1 - Travel to Charleston

Welcome aboard as we begin our five-day Old South tour. Today we travel to historic Charleston and enjoy a four-night stay at the Hampton Inn at Patriots Point, just minutes away from Charleston’s historic district.

Day 2 - Carriage Tour/Historic Home

This morning see where the Old South lives on in Charleston - in the stately homes, well-mannered hospitality, and manicured gardens. Charleston, steeped in history, is known as one of the country’s most important seaport towns. Enjoy a sightseeing tour aboard a horse drawn carriage through the narrow, oak-lined streets and past former homes of wealthy cotton growers. Following a lunchtime stop at the City Market we visit the Nathaniel Russell house, a mansion that reflects the lifestyle of wealthy rice planting families. This mansion has been restored and contains many outstanding collections. Enjoy an included seafood dinner this evening. (CB,D)

Day 3 - Historic Savannah/Riverboat

Journey to charming Savannah, a jewel of the south with its monuments and museums, antebellum homes and moss laden trees. We’ll take an informative trolley tour seeing the major attractions, churches, Cotton Exchange and historic riverfront. Enjoy lunch at Paula Deen’s famous restaurant, the Lady and Sons. This afternoon we board the Savannah Queen Riverboat catching a glimpse of the city the way General Oglethorpe saw it in 1733. Afterwards, time to visit the restored waterfront with its shops and boutiques. We’ll return to Charleston for the evening. (CB,L)

Day 4 - Tea Plantation/Gardens of Charleston

Enjoy a morning visit to Charleston Tea Plantation located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island. Visit the tea fields and learn why tea is ingrained in Southern culture. Continue to Middleton Place, the grandest of the Ashley River plantations. A National Historic Landmark and home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens, Middleton Place has remained under the same family stewardship for over 320 years. A special luncheon is included for our enjoyment. (CB,L)

Day 5 - Home

We return home today with fond memories of our memorable journey. (CB)
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
 
  • Admissions and sightseeing as outlined
  • Meals:
4 Continental Breakfasts
2 Breakfasts
1 Dinner
 


 

Panama Canal Cruise
Holland America’s
ms Veendam
April 6-21, 2017

16 Days / 15 Nights
All Meals onboard Ship

Price per person:
Category E Twin/Double $2799 Plus Airfare
Large Outside Stateroom
Other Categories Available


Deposit: $700.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before January 6, 2017
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $252 per person.
Tour #17044
 
 
 
We’re off for our flight to sunny San Diego to embark on an amazing cruise aboard Holland America’s ms Veendam bound for the fascinating Panama Canal, one of the world’s engineering masterpieces. We’ll enjoy sailing along the California coast and discovering the color, culture and sunny disposition of Mexico. Our cruise ends in Fort Lauderdale, where we’ll board our flight home.

The Panama Canal has always inspired wonder. Now the “Big Ditch” is getting even bigger, with yet another set of locks and wider shipping lanes to accommodate today’s super-size ships. Come experience history in the re-making as our luxurious mid-size ship easily navigates the original locks, its illustrious story brought to life by an onboard Canal commentator. See the sunny beaches and lush rain forests on either side.

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

“PV” (as it is affectionately known) retains the essence of the fishing village it once was. Viejo Vallarta, the old town, is a mix of red-tiled buildings, cobbled streets, chic shops and busy open markets.

HUATULCO, MEXICO

Warm sun, sandy beaches and nine beautiful bays in every shade of blue await. Jungles teem with birds & are the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles.

PUERTO QUETZAL, GUATEMALA

In the cultured little country of Guatemala, modern Maya still weave their stories on backstrap looms, and the great stone temples of Tikal stand in silent testament to ancient Mayan ingenuity.

CORINTO, NICARAGUA

Nicaragua is the next great spot for eco-, cultural and culinary tourism. The port town of Corinto boasts colonial-era architecture, and is close to Leon, the beautiful city established by Spanish conquistadores in 1524. Be sure to sample the traditional dish called vigoron, a hearty plate heaped with pork, boiled yuca and cabbage salad.

PANAMA CANAL

The wonders of this 51-mile engineering feat continue as the Panama Canal celebrates its 101st anniversary.

PUERTO CALDERA, COSTA RICA

This small town makes for an ideal base from which to venture out to explore the country’s multiple national parks. Activities include snapping photos of gushing waterfalls, sightseeing near active volcanoes, bird-watching in nature reserves and sanctuaries, and horseback riding on Pacific beaches. Enjoy shopping for local handicrafts as well as sampling traditional Tico cuisine, especially gallo pinto-a combination of rice and beans eaten any time of the day or night.

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

Following several sieges against the city in the late 1500's, Spain spent millions building the fortifications that are today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town protected by these walls is also part of that designation. Walk deeply textured alleyways through some of the best-preserved colonial neighborhoods of the Americas. For a change of pace, visit one of the lovely beaches. Bocagrande is close to the city, and Playa Blanca is south across the bay.

HALF MOON CAY, BAHAMAS

Holland America’s pristine private island offers everything we need for a day of play in paradise; a two-mile crescent of perfect beach; an interior lagoon; private beachside cabanas.

Additional Cabin Options - Large Outside Staterooms
Category DA $2879 Per Person Twin
Category D $2919 Per Person, Twin
Category C $2959 Per Person, Twin

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed,bathtub and shower
Prices include all port charges and taxes.
Single, triple & quad rates available upon request.
Prices for Interior Staterooms available upon request.
Prices are subject to price increases and availability.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE AIR FARE
 
HOLLAND AMERICA'S CANCELLATION POLICY:
 
Days prior to sailing
76 or more
75 to 57
56 to 29
28 to 16
15 or less (or No Show)
 
Charges per person
No charge
$700
50% of cruise fare
75% of cruise fare
No refund
 
Cancellation protection is recommended. Payment should accompany your deposit.
Documents:
U. S. citizens must carry a valid passport for this cruise
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Round trip transportation to/from airport and pier
  • Variety of Ship Board Activities
  • All port taxes
  • Accident insurance
 
  • 15 nights cruising on the ms Veendam
  • Use of the ship as our hotel
  • All Meals while onboard ship
  • NOT INCLUDED: Ship Personnel Gratuities