Charleston's new ad campaign is "History Loves Company" so let's pack our bags in early November and find out why! It might have something to do with the very walkable and picturesque downtown filled with candy colored buildings, lush gardens, fantastic shops, boutiques and a vibrant culinary scene. The culture and history is rich and diverse with essentially two stories, one of the aristocratic south and the other of the culture of the Gullah people that represent the enslaved labor enabling Charleston's prosperity and prominence. This 3 day/2 night trip will have tours and experiences that allow us to see both sides of this history as well as extra time for exploring on your own. Scroll to the end to view the full itinerary and tour descriptions.
This trip includes a walking tour that involves standing and walking a minimum of one mile.
A $200 deposit is required to hold a spot on this popular trip. Final Payment is due 60 days prior to the departure date or September 1st. Cancellation with a full refund is available up until that date. After that time, a refund is only possible if the client or trip organizer can resell the trip. Trip insurance is also possible through this website or can be purchased on your own if you have a relationship with a travel insurance company.
This is a per person price for two people sharing a room
This is a per person price with two people sharing a room
This price is for a single person in a room
DAY ONE - NOVEMBER 1
7:30am - Depart Leland (departure location to be announced)
Approx. 11:30am - Arrive Boone Hall Plantation where we spend the afternoon because there is so much to experience! We start with a Southern Style Farm-to-Table Luncheon followed by “Exploring The Gullah Culture” presentation. Boone Hall is the only plantation in the Charleston area to present a live presentation of this unique culture adapted by African slaves.
True descendants of the Gullah people present the history of this culture through storytelling, song, and dance that is at times educational, at times entertaining, and at times…very moving and emotional. To complete the Boone Hall experience, the afternoon also includes a guided tour of the Plantation House, Ground and Cabins.
4pm - Depart Boone Hall and make the 30 minute drive into Charleston's Historic District for hotel check-in.
The evening is on your own to enjoy dinner at any number of wonderful restaurants, many within walking distance.
DAY TWO- NOVEMBER 2
Enjoy breakfast on your own at the hotel followed by a visit to the Charleston Museum. This is the oldest museum in the United States. It contains a highly regarded collection and features multiple galleries on history as well as natural history. The exhibits on silver and historic textiles and clothing are very unique.
There will be time for lunch on your own before a 1pm 90 minute narrated City Tour.
The tour takes us on a journey through Charleston’s 300 years of history. Experience the Old Market area and the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived, and worshiped. Trip Highlights include:
Charleston’s Historic Homes
The Battery Sea Wall
Old Market Area
The Four Corners of Law
After this tour, you have the remainder of the afternoon and evening for exploring Charleston on your own.
DAY THREE - NOVEMBER 3
Breakfast on your own at the hotel and then you have a little time in the morning for one last "wander" on your own. Perhaps, a stroll down some of the beautiful hidden alleyways before our 11:30am "Savor the Flavors of Charleston" guided walking culinary tour. This is perfect send off by BullDog Tours - voted "Best Tour Company" in Charleston year after year.
Walk, talk and taste your way through Charleston with delicious local specialties from favorite markets, bakeries, restaurants and iconic eateries. This interactive 2 1/2 tour includes multiple stops that reflect the international and regional flavors of our historic port city.
2pm - Departure for Leland with an anticipated return time of 6pm