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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 city 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 tour of Savannah. Relive history in St. Augustine. This rail journey is perfect for the history enthusiast!

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monument by Moonlight Tour in Washington, DC
  • Admission to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center
  • Sightseeing city tour of Charleston
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Savannah
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of St. Augustine


Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Washington, DC to Williamsburg; Williamsburg to Charleston; Charleston to Savannah; and Savannah to Jacksonville on the Northeast Regional®, Palmetto®, and Silver Meteor®
  • 2-day intermediate car rental
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations

Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN WASHINGTON, DC
Welcome to our nation's capital, Washington, DC! Upon your arrival, you will travel 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 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 stops at several locations so you can take more time with some of the most impressive monuments. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC TO WILLIAMSBURG
Travel 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, return to Williamsburg for your included dinner at a popular local restaurant. (Overnight in Williamsburg)

DAY 5 WILLIAMSBURG TO CHARLESTON, SC
Travel 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
Travel to 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 travel to your hotel to drop off your luggage and get checked in. (Overnight in Savannah)

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

DAY 9 SAVANNAH TO JACKSONVILLE TO ST. AUGUSTINE
Travel 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 rental car, which is included in your package. After your arrival in St. Augustine, you will be treated to a sightseeing 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

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.

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

Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

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.

Park Inn by Radisson Williamsburg Historic

The Park Inn by Radisson® 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.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Williamsburg

Your home away from home, the staff at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is dedicated to your comfort. The hotel provides visitors easy access to Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

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:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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