Apalachicola and Old Florida's Forgotten Coast

February 4 - 9, 2019

If it’s February, we’re heading way south to frolic in the Wakulla River with the manatees.  Or something like that.  Join us for the (annual) mid-winter Florida get-away, taking the slow and relaxed approach through intriguing south Georgia.  We’ll explore backroads, old churches and cemeteries, time-forgotten villages, and interpret a way of life as we go.  We’ll also feed our appetite for “the local” . . . from reputable eateries to historians and artisans.  Highlights of our drive south will include the old Indian Springs Hotel, and Thomasville’s “winter colony” of fine homes -- including the Pebble Hill Plantation.  After we arrive In the Apalachicola area, we’ll explore stories about Apalachicola's old cotton port, St. George Island, Wakulla Springs and the historic Ball Lodge.  Nature lovers will delight in the beauty of the Big Bend Scenic Highway, the birds to be observed on the Wakulla River boat tour, and beautiful St. George Island.  Our return drive will wind us through beautiful peanut country to Americus and the lovely Windsor Hotel.  We’ll return home on day six of this trip.

Click here for trip itinerary, photos, and printable registration form.


Trip price:  $1699 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $350); price includes:  5 nights accommodation and breakfast in good-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 2 lunches, 2 dinners, alcohol, optional trip insurance.

Chumley’s take:  “South Georgia and Florida’s ‘Forgotten Coast’ are a great region to lose ourselves in for a few days.  Peanuts, pine trees, oysters, and a boat load of warm weather history . . . ”


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