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Southern Sensation May 17 - 24, 2014
Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
“A Real Peach of a Trip”. We have an excellent itinerary ready for you to enjoy some of the most popular vacationing spots in the South! We do all the best from the cities to the ocean. Every day is full of delightful surprises – Come along this year!

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 8 Days/7 Nights
Departs From: To Be Announced


Price:
Double Room - $1,399.00
Quad Room - $1,290.00
Single Room - $1,960.00
Triple Room - $1,290.00

Tour Itinerary:

May 17 – With time to get acquainted, we start thinking “sunshine” and point our deluxe motorcoach south with an overnight in North Carolina.

May 18 – This morning we depart for Charleston, South Carolina, known as America’s most beautifully-preserved architectural and historical treasure. Its appeal has been described as a “living museum”. Have fun exploring the famous Charleston Market on your own – our last group wanted more time here! And then relax as we introduce you to The Charleston Historic District, one of the countries finest. We will show you all the best on our specially-guided tour, complete with stories and traditions of her colorful past, mansions, gardens and churches. Our hotel overlooks the beautiful Ashley River, and we’ll enjoy an included dinner at a popular restaurant on James Island, where the Civil War began. (B, D)

May 19 – We’re off to tour what Charles Kuralt called his “….greatest Charleston pleasure,” Magnolia Plantation and its magnificent Gardens considered by many to be the “most beautiful gardens in the world”. Our journey continues to Historic Savannah where you will have a wonderful guided tour. You will especially love the unique homes along cobble-stoned Riverstreet. Enjoy dinner at “Riverhouse”, and then on to Jekyll Island, our home for the next three nights. This beautiful island is privately owned by the renowned Jekyll Island Club, was a playground for the rich. Relax in the undisturbed setting of this protected barrier island. (B, D)

May 20 – Our morning begins with a tram tour of the island which was the winter retreat of some of America’s most elite families until 1947 when Georgia purchased it and built a causeway linking it to the mainland for the first time. See the grand “cottages” and the majestic Queen Anne-style clubhouse. Much of that era has been carefully preserved and restored in the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District. Our next visit is across the Marshes of Glynn onto St. Simon’s Island, a popular vacation destination since Native Americans shared the rich bounty of these islands hundreds of years ago. Enjoy a guided tour of this quaint island with its moss-draped oaks, shady lanes and creek-fed marsh pockets. *Fun Fact: Best-selling author Eugenia Price wrote her historical novels here! Time for dinner and browsing on your own. (B,)

May 21 – We expanded our itinerary by one day, per your request, to give you more time on the Island. Today is YOUR day to plan any way you wish! Your oceanfront hotel is adjacent to the widest and most pristine beach on Jekyll Island, with wonderful views of Cumberland Island and the Atlantic Ocean. Relax on the beach, browse the shops, bring your golf clubs, go horseback riding or take a dolphin cruise. Dinner is included at “Fins” to cap off a special day! (B, D)

May 22 – We’re off to Atlanta, Georgia’s capital, and one of the most diverse and exciting southern cities you’ll ever visit! During our time here, a professionally-guided tour will include such things as Centennial Olympic Park, the gold-domed State Capitol Bldg., Governor’s Mansion, Atlantic Station, Victorian Inman Park, CNN Studios (if open to public tours), and an evening visit to majestic Stone Mountain, Georgia’s #1 attraction, featuring a Confederate carving on a 1,685-foot granite mountain.(B, D)

May 23 – We finish our Atlantic touring, and then it’s time to head north, but the fun is far from over! We are going to “Music City USA”, Nashville, Tennessee and the fabulous Opryland Hotel! Nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river complete with a Delta flatboat will make for a great ending to this excellent tour. Enjoy dinner on your own at your choice of one of the Hotel’s many restaurants, take a ride on the boat, and a free evening exploring this magnificent place. (B)

May 24 – We include your breakfast at the Hotel this morning – and then, with meal and rest stops planned for your traveling comfort, we finish our journey home, loaded with great memories from a true “Southern Antebellum Vacation”! (B)

Cost Includes: deluxe motorcoach transportation, 7 nights accommodations, 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, all touring and admissions as listed, luggage handling and taxes.

To make reservations or for more information please call Butler Motor Tours at 724.282.1000 or 1.800.222.8750

Departures: TBA

Hosted by Gad-About Tours


Terms and Conditions:

REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY:

Prior to 30 days from your departure date a full refund will be made (with the exception of special event and/or show tours, air tours and cruises which will be different - be sure to ask about these details when your booking is made). There is no refund for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. But you are welcome to send someone in your place and let us know the name change (this does not apply to air and cruise tours which have various restrictions, strict cancellation policies and name change charges).

REFUND PROTECTION PLAN:
Butler Motor Tours offers a refund protection plan on all overnight tours with varying restrictions due to the nature of the tour. We highly encourage you to take advantage of it, although it is certainly your own individual decision. This plan is available at an additional cost and will protect your monies due to sickness or death, but it does not cover you if you simply "change your mind". An official written letter from the doctor is required for proof of illness or a statement as to the death in your family. This plan expires 30 days after cancellation, if the documentation is not received within 30 days of cancellation, the refund is forfeited. There is only a small window period of time in which you are allowed to purchase the plan so be sure to ask upon booking.

SMOKING & ALCOHOL:
To ensure passenger comfort, we have a "NO SMOKING" policy on all of our tours, which also includes e-cigarettes. Ample comfort stops are made for smoking and restroom convenience. Feel free to request a smoking or non-smoking hotel room when making your reservations. No alcohol is allowed on any tour at any time. We reserve the right to refuse boarding under such circumstances that these policies are not followed.

CANCELLED TOURS:
Butler Motor Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We also reserve the right to change tour prices and itineraries if so dictated by circumstances beyond our control. We always avoid canceling a tour if at all possible, as we understand the inconvenience to you - our valued customer. Feel free to ask about any departure, especially if you are taking vacation days at your place of work.

LUGGAGE:
The cost of your tour includes one piece of luggage per person to be checked under the coach and one small carry-on piece. Any additional suitcase is allowed at a cost of $5.00 per day and this must be paid with the final tour payment. You will be responsible for the handling of your own carry-on luggage at all times.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Butler Motor Tours acts as an agent in arranging hotel and other accommodations and cannot be held responsible for non-performance.

ADA NOTICE:
Any person or group which requires an ADA accessible bus is requested to inform us at the time of reservation, and must notify us in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the charter's departure.