Tickets for the May 30 Savannah Bananas game are purchased and my confirmation email says this purchase is a "legendary move. The news in Bananaland is spreading about our arrival and the Bananas are throwing a party for us"! This sets the tone for some of the hilarity that we will be experiencing. Perhaps you have seen the media coverage on ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sunday Morning or Access Hollywood to mention a few.
Besides the Bananas, the trip includes a Managers Reception at our hotel, the Historic River Street Inn on arrival night. This is so much fun because the setting overlooks the fascinating people watching on River Street and the jaw dropping views of the huge cargo ships cruising by us.
The trip also includes a narrated trolley tour of the Historic District so you can get orientated to the city and explore on your own. After all, there are only 22 historic squares to visit, each unique but home to beautiful southern homes, museums, historic churches and one of my favorites, the Prohibition Museum! Our tour also includes a stop at two "must sees" for Savannah, The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist and the famous Forsyth Square and Fountain. We even enjoy an ice cream social here from the equally famous Leopolds!
Following the trolley orientation, there is afternoon time as well as time on the second day to enjoy your own "Savannah Experience". Your trip host will be your concierge with suggestions, maps and Visitor Guides. One optional tour will be offered on the second day. This is a two hour walking tour led by a storyteller of the famous Bonaventure Cemetery. This has been voted one of the top 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world and the subject of author John Berendt's book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".
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Please note that you have payment options. 1. Credit card but there is a fee. 2. ACH bank draft - no fee or 3. Venmo or 4. You can send Patty a check. If you choose to do this, please email me at email@example.com or call 404-791-3166. A $300 deposit is required at time of registration and final payment is due on April 1st.
If you need to cancel, a full refund is available up until 45 days prior to departure. After that time, refunds are dependent on the ability to rebook the reservation.
Savannah does experience "pop-up" storms but it is rare that the entire game is cancelled. The philosophy is that the "show must go on" even if the Banana Ball entertainment is shortened or delayed. Our "open seating" tickets offer seating under cover.
Day One - May 28
9am - Depart Leland from Villages of Brunswick Forest Shopping Center - Rest stop break, lunch break and a sightseeing stop at Old Sheldon Church Ruins en route.
Approx. 4pm Arrive in Savannah - check-in, enjoy the Mangers Reception and Dinner on own
Day Two - May 29
Following breakfast on your own, we get our introduction to Savannah with a 90 minute narrated tour, visit to the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist and stop at Forsyth Square for our Leopold's ice cream social. Afterwards, the trolley will make drop offs at requested locations throughout the historic district so you an explore on your own.
Dinner on own
Day Three - May 30
This day offers additional time for guests to design their own experiences in the historic district. Plenty of ideas will be offered! An optional walking tour of Bonaventure Cemetery will also be offered.
Save time in the afternoon to freshen up before our departure at 4:30pm for the pre-show activities prior to "the greatest show in sports"!
Day Four - May 31
9am - Depart Savannah
4/4:30PM Approximate arrival in Leland including lunch stop and rest stop en route.