Start your rail holiday in America's capital, Washington DC, then wind your way down the Eastern seaboard through the colonial centres of Charleston and Savannah then Jacksonville, Florida before finishing in ultra chic West Palm Beach.
Price per person includes:
Return flights UK to Washington/home from Florida
11 nights hotel accommodation
Day 1-2 : Arrive Washington DC
Arrive Washington DC early evening and get ready to explore the many monuments and museums.
There is an incredible amount to see and do and we'll ensure your hotel is central to all the action. One of the best ways to get your bearings is with a city tour. Your Bon Voyage consultant will chat through all of your tour options and be sure you have a full list of all the historical hot spots and a plan to see them all.
Days 3-4 : Arrive Charleston, South Carolina
Arrive into Charleston late afternoon and enjoy your 2 night stay in this charming Southern City.
Charleston is known for its romantic charm, its priceless preserved homes, and its gentility. Charleston's historic houses are open to the public and a fine example is Nathaniel Russell House. Numerous walking tours are available from house and garden tours by day or night in candlelight, Civil War tours, or for the brave, ghost tours. Don't miss the Low Country near Charleston, home to the magnificent Boone Hall and Drayton Hall Plantation Homes.
Days 5-6 : Arrive Savannah, Georgia
Take an gentle evenings rail journey to Savannah, Georgia on the Palmetto train.
Savannah was founded in 1733 as England's last colony. Explore the restored waterfront with its speciality shops, restaurants and nightspots. Many homes are open for touring, and the Savannah History Museum presents an exposition on the city's heritage. Take a trip to the many local beaches or tour a Plantation Home. This was where many parts of Forest Gump film was set, you'll recognise the famous square where he recounted his life as he ate a box of chocolates.
Day 7-8 : Arrive Jacksonville, Florida
Board the Silver Meteor for your journey to Jacksonville, Florida.
Take a breakfast journey into Jacksonville. Enjoy the ecological and historical sights in Jacksonville for a 2 night stay.
Day 9-11 : Arrive West Palm Beach, Florida
Board mid-morning for your final rail journey to West Palm Beach.
Take time to reflect on your trip on the beautiful beaches of Florida's Atlantic coast. The City of West Palm Beach, with its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighbourhoods and year-round outdoor festivals. Elegance and luxurious comfort are the hallmarks of this slice of paradise.
Day 12 : Depart West Palm Beach
Time to leave sunny Florida behind and head home. However your journey doesn't have to end here. Why not extend your trip and spend a few days exploring the Florida Keys? Call the travel experts at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal rail adventure.