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JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA

Spend Christmas on Historic Jekyll Island

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Program #13410RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Elevation is just above sea level.

Itinerary for Dec 9 — Dec 14, 2012

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Type: Resort

Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America’s wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners. This historic hotel serves not only as lodging for the program’s participants; it is itself part of the course of study.

Contact info:
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 800-535-9547 xor9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com

Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: Concierge Services, Common/Public Areas, Accessible to Wheelchairs, Fax (For Guests), Complementary Coffee, Gift Shop, Room Service, Restaurant in Hotel, Pool (Heated Outdoor), Tennis (Indoor), Tennis (Outdoor), Fishing, Hot Tub, Bicycling sweeping verandas and Victorian architecture

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100 - $150 approximately
Call the for current price rate-912-635-2600

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, December 09 - Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: Arrive, meet and greet, and pick up packets.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Welcome, orientation and get acquainted.

Lodging: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America’s wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners. This historic hotel serves not only as lodging for the program’s participants; it is itself part of the course of study.

Contact info:
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 800-535-9547 xor9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com

Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: Concierge Services, Common/Public Areas, Accessible to Wheelchairs, Fax (For Guests), Complementary Coffee, Gift Shop, Room Service, Restaurant in Hotel, Pool (Heated Outdoor), Tennis (Indoor), Tennis (Outdoor), Fishing, Hot Tub, Bicycling sweeping verandas and Victorian architecture

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100 - $150 approximately
Call the for current price rate-912-635-2600

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, December 10 - Jekyll Island History/Holiday Historic District t...
Jekyll Island History/Holiday Historic District tour; the cottages are decorated for the season/Dinner at Jekyll Island Club Courtyard at Crane Cottage

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the Grand Dining Room.

Morning: Our lecture on the history of Jekyll's Millionaires will begin around 9:00 am. You will hear fascinating tales of the very wealthy northerners who made Jekyll Island their winter playground in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This lecture will precede the visit to the hotel and its outlying buildings, now an Historical Landmark, these wealthy people called their "Club".

Lunch: Victoria Tea at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Enjoy tea sandwiches, savory, warm scones, petite pastries and compliment with the perfect cup of tea.

Afternoon: Tour and venture through Jekyll Island Historic District the 240 acre Landmark. The tour will begin at the Museum on Stable Road, with a guide leading the group by tram through the past centuries of Christmas decor. Guest will encounter costumed interpreters performing re-enactments of how the holidays use to be celebrated. You will hear holiday tunes of the past in celebration of the eras from Victorian times through the Jazz age.

Dinner: The Jekyll Island Club Courtyard at Crane Cottage, an alfresco restaurant, is the enchanting setting for a casual, sophisticated dining experience. Located in the center courtyard and loggia of the historic Crane Cottage, the setting suggests an Italian Renaissance villa.

Evening: TBA

Lodging: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America’s wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners. This historic hotel serves not only as lodging for the program’s participants; it is itself part of the course of study.

Contact info:
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 800-535-9547 xor9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com

Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: Concierge Services, Common/Public Areas, Accessible to Wheelchairs, Fax (For Guests), Complementary Coffee, Gift Shop, Room Service, Restaurant in Hotel, Pool (Heated Outdoor), Tennis (Indoor), Tennis (Outdoor), Fishing, Hot Tub, Bicycling sweeping verandas and Victorian architecture

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100 - $150 approximately
Call the for current price rate-912-635-2600

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, December 11 - Tour the Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center and make...
Tour the Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center and make a holiday ornament. Gullah culture.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the Grand Dining Room.

Morning: Tour the Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center and explore exhibits on sea turtle conservation, rehabilitation, and their amazing journey from egg to adulthood. Outreach presentations and special events will highlight Georgia’s unique coastal ecosystem and the mysterious world of these ancient reptiles. Enjoy making a Christmas ornament during your tour.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Discuss the history and culture of the Gullahs. Also, referred to as Geechee in some parts of the south. Descendants of African slaves brought to the United States by European planters during the 18th and 19th centuries. Many still live on or near islands off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Christmas Caroling sing along.

Lodging: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America’s wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners. This historic hotel serves not only as lodging for the program’s participants; it is itself part of the course of study.

Contact info:
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 800-535-9547 xor9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com

Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: Concierge Services, Common/Public Areas, Accessible to Wheelchairs, Fax (For Guests), Complementary Coffee, Gift Shop, Room Service, Restaurant in Hotel, Pool (Heated Outdoor), Tennis (Indoor), Tennis (Outdoor), Fishing, Hot Tub, Bicycling sweeping verandas and Victorian architecture

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100 - $150 approximately
Call the for current price rate-912-635-2600

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, December 12 - Jekyll Ecology & Beach walk/Free afternoon and ev...
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the Grand Dining Room.

Morning: Jekyll Ecology and Beach walk.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

Afternoon: This afternoon will be your free time for exploring on your own. You may want to return to the Historic District to see additional areas not visited on Monday. You could also visit neighboring places such as Brunswick, Darien, or St. Simons Island to see other areas of Georgia's Golden Isles. If you're a golfer Jekyll Island offers 63 holes of golf to challenge you. Bicyclists will also enjoy the 25 miles of bike paths Jekyll offers.

Dinner: Dinner is on your own.

Evening: Enjoy your free evening.

Lodging: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America’s wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners. This historic hotel serves not only as lodging for the program’s participants; it is itself part of the course of study.

Contact info:
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 800-535-9547 xor9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com

Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: Concierge Services, Common/Public Areas, Accessible to Wheelchairs, Fax (For Guests), Complementary Coffee, Gift Shop, Room Service, Restaurant in Hotel, Pool (Heated Outdoor), Tennis (Indoor), Tennis (Outdoor), Fishing, Hot Tub, Bicycling sweeping verandas and Victorian architecture

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100 - $150 approximately
Call the for current price rate-912-635-2600

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, December 13 - Gingerbread demonstration, lunch and dinner at th...
Gingerbread demonstration, lunch and dinner at the Jekyll Island Club hotel.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the Grand Dining Room.

Morning: A famous pastry chef at the Jekyll Island Club will demonstrate making a gingerbread house for the holidays.

Lunch: Lunch served at the Jekyll Island Club hotel. Enjoy holiday music.

Afternoon: Learn about Louis Comfort Tiffany of Tiffany glass fame and his contribution to Jekyll Island.

Dinner: Fine Dining, Southern Style, enjoy the Sunset Dinner at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The food, service and ambiance you have come to expect in this graceful and elegant 19th Century setting.

Lodging: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, December 14 - Jekyll trivia and review.
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the Grand Dining Room.

Morning: Jekyll trivia and review.

Morning: Check out 11:00 AM

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Jekyll Island, GA
General OverviewJekyll Island's Historic District has several speciality shops as well as the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, once the clubhouse for many of America's elite business men. Other areas of interest located near Jekyll Island are St. Simons Island, home to several historic places including Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh Battle site, etc. There are also other interesting islands located near Jekyll Island including Sapelo Island where you will find a plantation once owned by R. J. Reynolds and Cumberland Island home to many wild horses. Other areas of interest near Jekyll Island include Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, an old rice plantation and Brunswick Georgia which has many historic buildings and landmarks as well as several antique shops. Jekyll Island is located approximately one hour south of Historic Savannah Georgia.

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