Apalachicola and Old Florida's Forgotten Coast

February 4 - 9, 2019

Quaint and overlooked, Apalachicola is one of the Southeast’s best-kept secrets.

Join us for our mid-winter migration!  South Georgia and Old Florida have a laidback vibe that’s a natural fit with Explore Up Close’s own style.  Enjoy doses of Georgia, going and coming.  We’ll spend two nights in Apalachicola; two nights at the lovely Windsor Hotel in Americus, Georgia; and one night on the slow drive down.  Manatees and much more . . . let’s go!  


Trip highlights:

  • Apalachicola’s atmosphere:  a once-important cotton port – preserved by its splendid isolation
  • Birds and natural beauty: Wakulla Springs and St. George Island
  • Georgia’s beautiful bucolic countryside and less-discovered small towns
  • The Windsor Hotel (c. 1892), Americus
  • Local museums; a narrated boat tour on the Wakulla River (wildlife abounds)
  • Peanut country; Pebble Hill Plantation

Trip price:  $1699 / person; single supplement, $350; price includes 5 nights accommodation and breakfast in high-quality inns; 3 lunches and 3 dinners; all touring per the itinerary; comfortable chauffeured transportation; small group warmth and attention to detail.  Price does not include other meals, alcohol, or optional trip insurance.

Click here for the trip itinerary and registration form.


Chumley’s take:  Go South in the Winter. That almost makes sense, doesn’t it?  The best thing about Florida’s Panhandle, is that you have to cross the lost world of South Georgia to get there.


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