Madison's Christmas Tour of Homes

  • James Madison Inn
  • Georgia Piedmont
  • Tour of Homes
  • Watson Mill Covered Bridge


December 5 – 7, 2024


  • Two nights in the lovely James Madison Inn
  • The Madison Christmas Tour of Homes
  • Great dining . . . and opportunities for holiday shopping!
  • Backroads drives through intriguing layers of history

Trip Description

Join us for a fun and festive excursion to Madison, Georgia! It happens to be the start of the holiday season, and it’s the perfect time of year to take an invited look inside those lovely homes that Madison is known for. We’ll enjoy a backroads drive through the Georgia Piedmont to Madison, taking in off-the-radar stunners like the Watson Mill Covered Bridge, the time-lost town of Lexington, and the original site of Mercer College. We’ll join in the fun of the Tour of Homes in Madison on Friday, using the James Madison Inn as our base (two nights). On Saturday, we’ll depart Madison for the charms of small town and rural Georgia – uncovering treasures along our route back into South Carolina.

Featured Experiences

James Madison Inn

The James Madison Inn invites you to experience Madison, Georgia's timeless beauty, welcoming you with Southern hospitality at its finest. Here, the cozy charm of a bed and breakfast is elevated by elegantly-appointed guest rooms and an ideal location nestled in the heart of Madison's historic downtown, brimming with delightful boutiques, upscale dining and endless 19th century architectural beauty. Explore this truly iconic southern city from the refined comfort of the James Madison Inn.

What's Included

  • Comfortable van transportation
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Breakfast, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • All activities / admissions per the itinerary
  • Guide and concierge service throughout the trip

Trip Price

$1,983 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $265)

What's Not Included

Price does not include alcohol, other meals, or optional trip insurance.

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This trip departs from Greenville / Spartanburg, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. If you live elsewhere, please contact us to discuss travel arrangements, and we will look forward to assisting you!

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