Discover vibrant Black history through the legacy of African cultures as you are welcomed to the seat of Gullah culture in Charleston, St. Helena Island and Beaufort, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia!
The Gullah Geechee people are known for protecting, preserving, and passing on their West African culture and coastal heritage of spirituality, family, food, music, and language.
Experience part of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor along South Carolina's coastline. This national heritage area was established to recognize the unique culture of the Gullah Geechee people who have traditionally resided in the coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Enslaved Africans brought a rich heritage of cultural traditions in art, food ways and music. Arts and crafts are the result of products designed by necessity for activities of subsistence and daily living such as making cast nets for fishing, basket weaving for agriculture and textile arts for clothing.
· A deposit of $250 is due at the time of booking.
· Final payment is due 60 days prior to beginning of the tour.
If this balance is not paid on or before the due date we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled and any cancellation charges outlined (Cancellation by You) will apply.
Cancellation by you
Cancelling some or all portions of your booking will set the cancellation terms set out below.
A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation that you have sent to your relevant sales representative of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:
· Your deposit is fully refundable up to 60 days prior to start of tour less $50 fee.
· 59-31 days or more prior to departure, your deposit amount will be non-refundable.
· Between 30 and 15 days prior to departure, we charge a cancellation fee of 50% of the total booking cost.
· 14 days or fewer prior to departure, we charge a cancellation fee of 100% of the booking cost.
· No refunds will be issued for leaving the tour for any reason after it has commenced.
· No refunds will be issued for No Shows.
Note: You are strongly advised to take out travel and cancellation insurance at the time of booking.
Cancellation by CHAT
Our trips are guaranteed to depart once they have one fully paid customer unless minimum group size specifically states otherwise (which is stated in the trip page or on our website) and subject to reasonable itinerary changes as described in these Booking Conditions. If we cancel your trip, you can transfer amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a refund, unless your trip is cancelled due to a Force Majeure Event (as defined below).
Cancellation due to Force Majeure
If a trip is cancelled due to a Force Majeure Event, we can offer you a choice of:
(a) a 100% credit of monies paid for your trip: or
(b) a refund minus unrecoverable costs.
If the cancellation due to a Force Majeure Event occurs after a trip has commenced, we can offer you a choice of a pro-rata:
(a) 100% credit for the days that remain on your trip: or
(b) refund minus unrecoverable costs of the days that remain on your trip.
A “Force Majeure Event” includes but is not limited to: acts of God; war; civil commotion; riot; blockade or embargo; fire; explosion; breakdown; union dispute; earthquake; epidemic, pandemic or other health emergency; flood; hurricane; windstorm or other extreme weather event; lack or failure of courses of supply; passage of any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand, requisition or requirement or any other act of any government authority, beyond the reasonable control of the parties, whether or not foreseeable, which would make it dangerous or not viable for a trip to commence or continue.
In the event of any cancellation, there will be no claim for damages by either party against the other and we are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred because of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.
All Rates are based on a double/Twin room occupancy. Single Rooms are available at extra charge upon request.
Itinerary is subject to change.
Face masks are mandatory on our buses and indoors. Face masks are optional while touring outside. A COVID-19 liability waiver is required to be signed by all tour participants prior to tour date. A link to the electronic waiver will be shared prior to the start of your tour.
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for our walking tours which occur outdoors
Welcome to Charleston, the oldest and second largest city in South Carolina!
Check into your B&B/Hotel and spend some free time exploring the city on your own. With one foot in the past and another planted in the present, remnants of the city’s history are evident wherever you look.