Jekyll Island and St Simons Island are two captivating destinations located on the breathtaking coastline of Georgia, with untouched natural beauty and pristine beaches. St. Augustine, known as the “Nation’s Oldest City,” blends rich history and tranquil ocean views.
- 4-night stay at Jekyll Island Club Resort
- 2-night stay on Vilano Beach, St. Augustine
- Visit Driftwood Beach
- Private Dolphin Cruise
- Guided tours in Jekyll Island and St. Augustine
- Visit Fountain of Youth
DAY 1: JEKYLL ISLAND
Fly into Jacksonville, FL, and depart for Jekyll Island, GA. Step into the grandeur of the Gilded Age as we arrive at historic Jekyll Island Club Resort, whose founding members were among the richest in the world. Unpack for a 4-night stay in a luxurious newly renovated room. Explore the Club’s elegant architecture and history on a private guided tour before dinner in the beautiful Victorian-era Grand Dining Room. D
DAY 2: JEKYLL ISLAND
Embark on a delightful journey through history and natural beauty aboard a charming open air tram. Be transported back in time when the island was a playground for the wealthy elite. The narrated tour paints a vivid picture of the opulent past with fascinating anecdotes and historical tidbits. Along the route, see stunning views, meticulously manicured grounds, and exquisite architecture along towering moss-draped oak trees. This afternoon, visit mesmerizing Driftwood Beach, one of the top 12 beaches in the world! This captivating natural wonder is renowned for its haunting beauty with enchanted collections of weathered gnarled driftwood trees. Stroll the tranquil coastline and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature’s otherworldly coastal treasure. B, L
DAY 3: ST SIMONS ISLAND
At the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, learn about this vital rehabilitation facility where injured or sick sea turtles are nursed back to health. Cross the bridge to picturesque St. Simons Island for free time to explore its rich history. Spend the afternoon beachcombing or strolling the charming downtown, known as “The Village.” Tonight, enjoy a sunset Dolphin Cruise on the tranquil waters before dinner. B, D
DAY 4: LIVIN' THE ISLAND LIFE
Today is yours to explore and experience Jekyll Island just like the locals! Perhaps a Shrimpin' immersive experience interests you, or simply planning a full day on the beach and at the resort. B
Option — Lady Jane Shrimpin’ Excursion Board our private chartered Lady Jane boat in Brunswick for an authentic and immersive 2-hour VIP morning excursion in the world of shrimping in the coastal waters. Glide through the calm estuary with knowledgeable marine naturalists as they trawl to pull in shrimp and other marine life. Have you ever held a crab or sting ray? Learn about the iconic shrimping industry as they cast nets to haul in the day’s catch while soaking in breathtaking views. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Price: $50 per person
DAY 5: ST AUGUSTINE
The site of the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the U.S. since 1565, charming St. Augustine’s rich history is evident in its well-preserved architecture, cobblestone streets and impressive landmarks. Visit the legendary Fountain of Youth. Steeped in myth and history, be transported back in time of Spanish exploration and colonial heritage. Try the natural spring water with mystical properties to restore vitality and appreciate the historical significance of this site. Check into Hampton Inn on Vilano Beach, just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. B, D
DAY 6: ST AUGUSTINE
Board the trolley to the Historic District. After the narrated tour, spend the afternoon exploring on your own. Visit the iconic Castillo de San Marcos – a 17th century fortress standing proudly on the waterfront. Enjoy the quaint shops, art galleries and cafes on vibrant St. George Street. Explore Flagler College to see the Tiffany Glass windows. Take a tour of Whetstone Chocolate Factory or a tasting at San Sebastian Winery. This hop-on hop-off trolley lets you explore as you like! Dinner at Beaches at the Marina. B, D
DAY 7: FLY HOME FROM JACKSONVILLE, FL B
- Departure: April 08, 2024 SOLD OUT
- Return: April 14, 2024 SOLD OUT
- Departure: May 19, 2024
- Return: May 25, 2024
- Departure: December 02, 2024
- Return: December 08, 2024
- Double: $2799
- Triple/Quad: $2469
- Single: $3649
*Price per person
*Includes roundtrip flights from STL or MCI (call for other gateway cities)
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
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