Charleston and More

      Charleston, SC, USA

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      Patty
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      352 reviews
      Nov 11 - 12, 2024
      Group size: 30 - 46
      Charleston and More
      Charleston, SC, USA

      Patty
      • Email address verified
      352 reviews

      Nov 11 - 12, 2024
      Group size: 30 - 46

      About this trip

      This trip epitomizes the saying "it's not just the destination but the journey".  Of course, our destination is Charleston and it beckons us with abundant charm, culture and culinary experiences, but we also enjoy a day of touring en route to Charleston.  Two hours into the trip, we stop in Georgetown where a step-on tour guide hops on our bus and treats us to a one hour tour of what was once a bustling colonial port city and is now filled with legacies and lore as told by our Swamp Fox guide.  Swamp Fox has been sharing stories in Georgetown since 1978 and has been featured in Southern Living Magazine.  We will also have time to visit a sandwich shop or bring your own lunch and enjoy a stroll down the town's scenic boardwalk.  

      Our second stop before arriving at our hotel in Charleston's Historic District, is Wadmalaw Island where we visit the 1500 year old Angel Oak Tree and enjoy a trolley tour of the Tea Fields and factory tour of this illustrious American tea story at the Charleston Tea Garden.  

      Day Two offers two uniquely Charleston experiences and allows for some time to explore before departure.  We start the day with a guided tour of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon.  Built in 1771 as a commercial exchange and custom house, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon has been a Charleston landmark for nearly 250 years.  Today, costumed interpreters bring the stories of this Charleston "must see" alive despite the rumors of numerous hauntings!  

      We cap off our day with a guided walking culinary tour from Bulldog Tours.  During this progressive experience, we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston with delicious local specialties from favorite markets, bakeries, restaurants and iconic eateries. This interactive tour includes multiple stops that reflect the international and regional flavors of our historic port city.

      Following our progressive lunch/tour, you will have a little time to explore the Charleston City Market prior to our departure.  


      Activity Level

      This trip includes a walking tour which is best enjoyed if guests are able to walk and stand comfortably on uneven surfaces and up to one mile.  

      Dinner in Charleston!

      You won't want to miss the chance to try one of Charleston's many unique restaurants.  There are over 300 to choose from and many are within walking distance or a short Uber or Charleston Pedi-cab ride.  Patty will provide dining resources and suggestions in advance of the trip.  

      Cancellation Policy

      After the final payment has been made for the trip, refunds are only possible if the trip reservation can be rebooked.  A deposit is required to book a reservation for this trip and final payments will be due 45 days in advance of the trip date.  

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        On a modern, luxury coach
      • Accommodations
        Homewood Suites in the Historic District
      • Breakfast
        Full hot breakfast at the hotel
      • Georgetown Tour
        Narrated bus tour of Historic Georgetown
      • Tea Garden Tour
        Narrated trolley and factory tours at the Charleston Tea Garden
      • Old Exchange Provost
        Guided tour of this popular Charleston historic site
      • Culinary Walking Tour
        Guided walking tour of Charleston's history and culinary culture by Bulldog Tours
      • Tour Host
        Trip hosted by Patty
      • Extras
        Snacks and bottled water on the bus

      What’s not included

      • Dinner
        On your own in Charleston with plentiful choices!
      • Gratuities
        Tour guide and driver gratuities are optional

      Available Packages

      King room - double occupancy
      6 left

      Per person price for two people sharing room

      $483
      Deposit: $250
      Two queen beds - double occupancy

      Per person price for two people sharing room with two queen beds

      $483
      Deposit: $250
      Single room
      only 1 left

      One person in room

      $595
      Deposit: $250


      Itinerary

      Charleston and More
      Charleston and More Trip

      November 11 - Day One

      8am - Departure from Lower Members Club Parking lot in St. James 

      10am - Arrival in Georgetown for tour and lunch

      1pm -Depart Georgetown for 2 hour drive to the Charleston Tea Garden in Wadmalaw Island

      5pm - Depart Wadmalaw Island for hotel check-in.  Dinner on own that evening

      November 12 - Day Two

      Breakfast in the hotel followed by check-out and 9am departure for Old Exchange & Provost Tour

      11am - 1:30pm - Guided culinary walking tour and progressive lunch

      2:30pm - Departure for St. James with estimate return time of 6pm


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      Patty
      352 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!

      Reviews

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      Super trip! Patty and her bus driver Donny are wonderful! Patty always gives us a great time with snacks on the way, water bottles throughout the day to keep us hydrated. The homes, gardens and historic sites we saw were well worth it. A great day trip. Be sure to see Beaufort, NC.
      By Alice T for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 04, 2024
      We had a great time! Donny was the best bus driver and Patty was an awesome event organizer! Hope to go on another fabulous bus trip soon!
      By Diana P for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 01, 2024
      Patty always runs a first class trip. Luxury coach, snack and water; rest area stops on longer trips. Patty provides tons of information in advance on the trip itself and area. Always enjoy her trips!
      By Susan S for Old Homes Tour and More on Jun 30, 2024
      DD
      We had a wonderful time. Met some great people from other communities and enjoyed the bus ride, as well as the accommodations, tours and eateries. Patty is a great host with lots of helpful advice, attention to our needs, and tips for travel. We look forward to another trip with Patty in the future!! Deb & Mark Delekto
      By Debra D for Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly on Jun 19, 2024
      We had a great time. This is my 6th trip with Patty. Another great job!
      By Elaine D for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
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