Spend Christmas on Historic Jekyll Island
Celebrate Christmas on Jekyll Island, where you’ll enjoy world-class cuisine, explore the festively decorated National Historic District and learn the grand story of this “Golden Isle.”
Rating (4.75)
Program No. 13410RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience the splendor and history of Jekyll Island during the Holiday season! More than a century ago, many of the nation's richest families, such as the Rockefellers and the Pulitzers, discovered the serenity and beauty of the jewel of Georgia's east coast. It became the winter retreat for many wealthy families. Imagine Christmas through the ages as you venture inside the cottages in the National Historic District with some curators in period dress. Compliment the program with High Tea and dinner at the nationally renowned Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Other highlights include presentations of the Gullah-Geechee culture, a visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and holiday decorating with a famous Jekyll chef.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Walking a few blocks per day and getting on & off a bus during the St Simon's field trip.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy unforgettable Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners in the Grand Dining Room of the renowned Jekyll Island Club Hotel.
  • Visit the Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center to learn about sea turtle conservation and this animal’s amazing journey from egg to adulthood.
  • Spend an afternoon on the largest of the “Golden Isles,” St. Simon’s Island.
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Georgia Graves
Georgia Graves has developed and coordinates teacher training workshops on Georgia's sea turtles, shorebirds, marine mammals and coastal ecology for the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, one of 26 such reserves in North America. Georgia leads nature and history programs and works with Georgia's sea turtle conservation project.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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