Driving Tours & Activities
Date & Time
Tour or Activity Name (click for more info)
|Mon, Aug 1, 10 AM - 1 PM||Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School
Interactive Demonstration Class
|Tues, Aug 2, 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri, Aug 5, 8 AM - 3:30 PM
|Driving Tour to Jekyll Island (EXTRA DAY ADDED 4/5/11)|
|Tues, Aug 2, 10 AM||Scenic Drive to Hilton Head Island|
|Tues, Aug 2, 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Wed, Aug 3, 10 AM – 3:30 PM
|Rose Hill Plantation Tour and Scenic Drive|
|Wed, Aug 3, 9 AM – 4 PM||Driving Tour to Swainsboro|
|Wed, Aug 3, 9:30 AM - 3 PM||Bus Tour to Robert Irvine’s Eat! Hilton Head Cooking School
Interactive Demonstration Class
|Tues, Aug 2, 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed, Aug 3, 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Thurs, Aug 4, 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri, Aug 5, 8 AM - 3:30 PM
|Bus Tour to Brumos Autowerks|
|Thurs, Aug 4, 8:15 AM – 3 PM||Skidaway Island Scenic Drive
|Thurs, Aug 4, 8 PM - 10:30 PM||Poker Tournament
|Wed, Aug 3,
9 AM – 4 PM
Fri, Aug 5, 9 AM – 4 PM
|Driving Tour to Swainsboro (EXTRA DAY ADDED 4/5/11)|
|Fri, Aug 5, 9 AM – 3 PM||Bus Tour to Beaufort with Scenic Tree Walk Tour
|Fri, Aug 5, 8 AM - 3:30 PM||Driving Tour to Jekyll Island|
|Sat, Aug 6, 2 – 4:30 PM||Parade of Porsches
Our driving tour to Jekyll Island will take us South from Savannah on scenic low country back roads and past the historic town of Brunswick, GA. Driving time for this first leg of the tour will take approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival at Jekyll Island we will be directed to parking in a Porsche Corral in the Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark District. We have arranged a guided tour by tram for everyone, or you may choose to stroll the 240 acre historic district at your leisure.
When we arrive at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel our personal tram tour awaits. We will step back in time and learn about the lifestyle of some of America’s wealthiest families. After our one hour tour, everyone is guided to a great lunch at the Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.
The Jekyll Island Club was founded in 1886. It was to become a winter haven for America’s wealthiest families where the site became a retreat for affluent families and their friends. Members of the Jekyll Island Club included Henry Hyde, Marshall Field, John Pierpont Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer and William Vanderbilt. The Club’s popularity continued through World War I and the Jazz Age, but membership dropped throughout the Great Depression. However, it was World War II that sealed The Club’s fate. When the Jekyll Island Club closed its doors at the end of the 1942 season, they were never reopened. Visit www.jekyllisland.com for more information.
Following lunch and our visit to this scenic barrier island we will depart for Savannah (driving time about 90 min). We will follow a route back to Savannah that will connect with I-95 in order to conclude our tour by 3:30 PM. Maps and driving instructions, along with a light snack and passes for entry to Jekyll Island will be provided. Lunch in the Grand Dining Room and the tram tour is included in the fee.
Rose Hill Mansion is considered to be the most beautiful Historic home in the south. Come along and enjoy a private tour of this marvelous home (1 of only 15 in Bluffton to survive the Civil War) as well as a terrific traditional lunch.
The drive to the Mansion will take a scenic route with an approximate driving time of 50 minutes. The route will take a detour through Palmetto Bluff Plantation. This is a prestigious development along the May River that is beautiful in its setting and a picturesque ride through hanging Oak trees and Spanish moss. This plantation has been written up in many magazines. Go to www.palmettobluff.com for more information. After the ride through Palmetto Bluff we will proceed to the Rose Hill Mansion. The Mansion is on Rose Hill Plantation in Bluffton S.C. Tour of the Mansion and Lunch is scheduled to start at 12.30PM. Departure from the Mansion estimated to be around 2.30PM and return trip is at each individual’s schedule. For more information on the Mansion go to www.rosehillmansion.com
Fee includes lunch and Mansion tour.
** NOTE: We are very sorry, but due to its historical nature, the mansion is not handicap accessible. We hope you understand. **
This driving tour takes you out and away from the populated coastal areas and into the Georgia countryside. You and your Porsche will enjoy the chance to experience the back roads and byways as you make your way to the Flat Creek Lodge for lunch.
Flat Creek Lodge is southeast Georgia’s premier hunting and fishing resort & spa. Amid a pristine and private woodland preserve we will enjoy a traditional southern lunch before we return to Savannah by way of the scenic and enjoyable back country highways.
Fee includes lunch.
All Parade Entrants are invited to participate in Poker Night at The Savannah Porsche Parade. Join us for a FUN-FILLED evening that includes great snacks, cash bar and our Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament. Here is your chance to compete with your fellow Porschphiles outside the track or the concour field. All skill levels are welcome to attend. We will have professional dealers to help! Remember "Beginner's Luck!"
The Parade of Porsches is back! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, this year we will honor a very special Centennial. Celebrating the origins of Savannah’s racing history, this Parade will commemorate the Great Savannah Races (the American Grand Prize Race, the Tiedeman Cup, and the Vanderbilt Cup) of 1908, 1910 and 1911.
Navigating (with police escort) the now city streets of Savannah, the birthplace of Grand Prix racing in America, the tour will trace the original race route beginning at Daphin Park, the site of the original start/finish line. Throughout the 25-mile distance of roadways that were once home to such drivers as Louis Wagner (who raced to victory in a Fiat in the 1908 Grand Prize Race) and Billy Knipper who, in a Lancia, claimed the Tiedeman Cup in 1910, participants will get the chance to see some of Savannah's historic racing background, including the Bethesda Orphanage where resident orphans built rocking chairs and rented them to spectators along the race route. Participants will get a real feel for Savannah's racing heritage. This is a not-to-miss opportunity!
We are sorry, but the following tours are currently SOLD OUT.
Please still sign up for the ones above with space still available.
Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School
Interactive Demonstration Class
Monday, August 1
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Limit 24 people
Enjoy a world of culinary excitement as we explore the cooking techniques, ingredients and background of Low Country Cuisine at the Five Star Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School.
This is a unique interactive demonstration class “where guests from the audience are invited to assist by doing the various preparations while the chef explains the ‘who/what/where/how/why’ behind the recipes to the broader group. We cannot guarantee that everyone in the group will be able to be “hands-on” in preparing the meal; however, we will prepare enough food for everyone to enjoy a generous sampling of the menu at the conclusion of the class. “
Internationally renowned Chef Darin Sehnert will offer kitchen tricks and fundamental techniques while instructing how to prepare this gourmet menu for you to enjoy. Recipes will be provided so you can prepare and share this encore meal for your friends at home to keep this Porsche Parade experience with you long after you leave historic Savannah.
Right across the street from the Concours, you can take a break from the action and just walk over from Forsyth Park. (Helpful Tip: If you register for this, you should not order a Concours lunch.)
Join us for a special cooking class at Robert Irvine's eat! on Hilton Head Island, where you will learn to prepare an exciting seasonal lunch menu. This informative and entertaining cooking class includes a gourmet multi-course lunch, cooking demo, beverages, recipe booklet, great giveaways & lots of FUN! Voted best new restaurant on Hilton Head in 2008, Food TV’s celebrity chef Robert Irvine is the host of Dinner Impossible. Read about the restaurant at www.eathhi.com
Fee includes bus transportation and cooking class.
A one hour trip through scenic low country back roads and the historic town of Bluffton, S.C. will lead you to Hilton Head Island and the Sea Pines resort where you will park in a Porsche Corral on the harbor in Harbourtown. Lunch will be at the popular Crazy Crab restaurant steps away from the Corral. www.thecrazycrab.com
After lunch you can wander about Harbourtown, admiring the variety of large boats docked there, touring the variety of shops and going to the top of the famous lighthouse.
From there you can go to Sea Pines resort’s other highlight, the South Beach Marina, then head down the road by the ocean to Coligny Circle, an oceanfront area where you can take a stroll on the beach. Then it is back to Savannah; you might want to visit the variety of shops on Calhoun St. in Bluffton on the way.
Due to the variety of things to do, the return trip will not be treated as a caravan; rather each participant can plan their own itinerary after lunch. Maps and driving instructions, along with passes for the toll bridge on Hilton Head and the entry to Sea Pines will be provided. The cost includes the toll passes and Sea Pines entry. Lunch from the menu at the Crazy Crab is on your own.
Join us for a backstage pass to Brumos Autowerks with its private classic car collection and racing shop. Here you will find rare & unique Porsches (both street and racing) as well as other interesting vehicles; memorabilia; artwork and posters. Additionally, this is the home base for Hurley Haywood and the rest of the racing team. You will see the transporters, engine room, chassis dyno and machine shop. Here they maintain and restore exotic cars and you will see the final prep of the famous #59 GT3 cup car as they prepare for the Watkins Glenn Grand Am race. The next stop will be the exclusive Brumos Porsche Facility, where they have a few more exclusive and unique race cars on display as well as the trophy cases that house their racing legacy. Entrance fee includes bus transportation and box lunch. Note: No photography is allowed in the museum. http://www.brumosracing.com/
This is a scenic drive through Beautiful Historic Savannah; a drive to Tybee Island (Savannah’s beach) with a visit to the famous Tybee Island light house and Museum; a stop at the Civil War era Fort Pulaski; and lunch at the Landings, a private country club on Skidaway Island.
Fee includes lunch and lighthouse admission. Admission to Fort Pulaski is $5 per person, collected at the gate.
This is a bus trip to beautiful and iconic Beaufort, SC, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. Included in this trip is a guided walking tour of the moss-covered oaks and other notable and significant trees in the 300-year-old historic area.
Enjoy a lazy summer morning tree walk; in the antebellum historic area of Beaufort, called The Old Point, you will walk along the moss-draped oaks enjoying and learning about 35 beautiful and noteworthy trees in this area. The walking tour takes about an hour and members of the Lady’s Island Garden Club (who developed the Tree Walk) will personally guide you. The tour ends at the Town Clock on the waterfront in the center of town on Bay Street. There are many art, antique, and specialty shops as well as good places to have lunch in this area. Horse drawn carriage rides are available at the waterfront, at an additional charge, for a pleasant ride through this historic town. Comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, and hats are recommended, and don’t forget your cameras. Beaufort is a town that is unique, full of history, and not just “anywhere, USA.” For more info, see www.ladysislandgardenclub.com.
Fee includes bus transportation and walking tour.