travel osher lifetime learning institute click the image above for a printable pdf Best of St. Simons, Sapelo, Jekyll: An Island-Hopping Adventure3/10 to 3/15/2024 - (Program #1384) Program Summary In the late 1800s, the beautiful beaches and lush landscapes of Jekyll Island became a private playground for the elite. Today, relics of the Rockefellers, Morgans, Vanderbilts and Pulitzers still stand on this island-turned-state-park, and provide a fascinating window to the past. Explore the barrier island with an expert to gain insight into this world of wealth as well as the Gullah Geechee and their history in the region. On this educational adventure to three of Georgia’s barrier islands, explore historic homes, preserved forts, driftwood beaches, and Gullah Geechee landmarks as you gain a well-rounded perspective of this region’s unique history. Program Highlights Explore the famed Jekyll Island Club hotel and learn how the island was made into a retreat for the Rockefellers and Pulitzers. Venture to St. Simons’ battlegrounds, evocative churches and a lighthouse, and then board the Lady Jane shrimp vessel for a hands-on opportunity to study the catch of the day. Enjoy a ferry ride to Sapelo Island and join a local expert to learn the unique history of this remote place. Program Prices Double Occupancy - $2399 Single Occupancy - $3029 Activity Level: On Your Feet Walking up to one mile, including beach and marsh walks; ferry ride to Sapelo. School bus or park van for field trips on Sapelo. Program Price Includes 5 nights of accommodations 12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners 2 lectures 6 field trips 1 performance Group travel and transfers throughout the program A Group Leader to accompany you throughout the program to handle all logistics Customary gratuities, taxes, and destination fees Road Scholar Assurance Plan, which provides 24-hour assistance in the event of an emergency during your program and insurance for emergency medical evacuation. Accommodations Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 5 nights (4-Star Resort and National Historic Landmark) Road Scholar is holding 16 reserves on this program through Aug. 31, 2023. After August the spaces will open to the general public. To enroll for Program #1384 please call Road Scholar toll-free at (800) 454-5768 and reference order #20148569.