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December 9 : 8:00 am December 12 : 6:00 pm

• Our adventure begins as we make our way to Callaway Resort and Gardens! We will make a lunch stop (OYO) as we travel to the resort. After our late afternoon arrival and check in, The Lodge & Spa features guest rooms with lovely lake, woodland, and garden views. A little time to freshen up and then enjoy a delicious holiday-style Dinner Buffet.

• Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, followed by a tour of the gardens with an informative step-on guide.

• The guided tour includes the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel, Inspired by 16th-century Gothic chapels, it is highlighted by a variety of materials native to the region, including fieldstone quartz. Beautifully crafted stained-glass windows depict Georgia pines, softwoods, and hardwoods, coming to life in vibrant colors as the four seasons progress. The majestic sounds of the chapel’s custom-built Möller pipe organ ring out during seasonal concerts.

• The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, where typically 1,000 or more butterflies flutter freely about in one of North America’s largest tropical butterfly conservatories.

• The Callaway Discovery Center, Virginia Hand Callaway (1900-1995), co-founder of what was originally called Ida Cason Gardens, was passionate about connecting man with the natural world. The Discovery Center also houses an auditorium, art exhibits, an education wing featuring our Crawleseum, the Discovery Amphitheater, where you can experience our Free-Flighted Birds of Prey Shows and the Discovery Gift Shop. The 35,000-square-foot facility is the logical starting point for your tour of Callaway Resort & Gardens.

• After our guided tour you will have time for lunch on your own. With a variety of tempting restaurants to choose from at Callaway, there’s something to satisfy everyone. Guests will delight in Southern specialties, pub favorites, healthy fare, and elegant, creative cuisine. Time to explore the gorgeous surroundings at your own pace.

• You may want to rest up before another delicious Buffet Dinner followed by a beloved holiday tradition shining even brighter this Christmas season!

• Climb aboard the Jolly Trolley for a dazzling journey along the classic seven-mile Fantasy In Lights drive-through experience, adorned with 10 million twinkling lights and 17 dazzling Christmas scenes!

• Then step off the Trolley and into the Callaway Christmas Village, into a forest of twinkling lights, gigantic snowflakes and larger-than-life ornaments surround you. Stroll through a forest of decorated trees on Christmas Tree Lane, stop for some hot chocolate, and seasonal shopping at the Christmas Market.

• Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, included, before we leave our beautiful surroundings this morning and head to Roosevelt’s Little White House State Historic Site Warm Springs, built in 1932 while governor of New York, prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for the infantile paralysis (polio) that had struck him in 1921.

• Our personal tour will include the Little White House, the FDR Memorial Museum, a 14-minute video, the Guest House, Servant’s Quarter, Legacy Exhibit, Walk of Flags & Stones, and Gift Shop. Getting to the Little White House is an outside walk, so please dress for the weather.

• After our tour of the Little White House we will stop for lunch, included at The Bulloch House Restaurant, where Southern hospitality is not just a saying. It’s a way of life that exists in the food and charm at the Bulloch House in Historic Warm Springs, Georgia.

• After lunch the day continues with a visit to Adcock Pecans in Tifton, GA. If you like nuts this is the place for you! You can choose from a variety of Nuts. A few of our best-selling pecan-based products include Pecans in the Shell, Pecan Halves, Pecan Pieces, Pecan Meal, Toasted Pecans, Pecan Oil, Praline Pecans, Chocolate Covered Pecans, Cinnamon Pecans, Pecan Brittle, Glazed Pecans, Pecan Delights with Caramel, and Pecan Rolls. Also look for other great sellers Jams, Dressings, Candies, Syrups, Gift Baskets, No-Sugar Added Spreads, Sugar-Free Syrups and much more!

• Our stop for the evening will be the Drury Inn in Valdosta, GA. The Drury Inns offer an incredible array of amenities including refreshments upon arrival, in-room coffee, hot and cold breakfast, evening beverages and the FREE 5:30 KICKBACK! The Kickback menu changes daily and includes salad and a different soup or chili is offered nightly along with different hot items from Alfredo Penne Pasta, BBQ sliders, potatoes, mac & cheese, hot dog & bun, mixed vegetables, Chips, Salsa & Nacho Cheese and more.

• After a good night’s sleep and a deluxe hot breakfast buffet we will start our journey back home!

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