Travel Tour: Historic Charm in Savannah, Georgia

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Monday, March 26, 2018

*   *  Registration has CLOSED for this tour  *   *

“A charming, Southern escape, where quirkiness materializes through art and period architecture . . .  where ghost stories are set under a veil of Spanish moss and where local cuisine comes straight from the coast.” – Visit Savannah

Ever since we returned from the 2014 National Preservation Conference in Savannah, we’ve wanted to take our members to this historic gem. As part of the 80th Anniversary Celebration we’ve decided to include this five night/six day adventure in our group of exceptional travel tours in March 2018.  And what better time to go than when our partners at the Historic Savannah Foundation are holding their annual Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens! We’ll also tap into their years of experience to show you the Savannah that tourists don’t always get to see – those hidden treasures that only the locals know. Not to worry: we won’t miss Bonaventure Cemetery from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil or the iconic fountain at Forsyth Park. But we’ll also get on the campus of Savannah College of Art & Design, where our colleagues in the Preservation Design Program will introduce us to the preservationists of the future.

Services Included:

    • Roundtrip flight from Rochester to Savannah
    • Airport/hotel transfers
    • 6 days and 5 nights at Hotel Indigo in the Savannah Historic District
    • 12 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners included
    • Familiarity Trolley Tour of Savannah Historic District
    • Welcome Reception at Historic Savannah Foundation Offices
    • 2 Separate Entrances to the Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
    • Architectural Walking Tour
    • Informal meeting with colleagues at Preservation Program at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
    • Admission to SCAD Museum of Art
    • Dinner at the popular Crystal Beer Palace
    • Tour and optional beach time on Tybee Island
    • Late Lunch/Early Dinner at the iconic Crab Shack Restaurant
    • Broadway style show at the historic Savannah Theatre
    • Tour of Mercer Williams House – home of Johnny Mercer’s Family and the main character in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Georgia Queen Paddleboat dinner cruise
  • A Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  themed tour of Bonaventure Cemetery
  • Free time to explore City Market, Waterfront, and Parks & Squares of the Historic District
  • Optional Activities
  • Ghost Tour
  • Leopold’s Ice Cream Parlor
  • Forsyth Park