Charleston to Savannah: The Antebellum South with Santa Clara University OLLI

with St. Augustine extension
May 8-14, 2017 / 7 DAYS

Experience the allure of America’s Deep South.

As you travel from Charlestown to Savannah and beyond, slow your pace, sip a mint julep, and feel yourself inadvertently slip into a drawl. The antebe…

Your package includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 2 three-course dinners
  • 4 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Charleston’s Rainbow Row, Drayton Hall Plantation, Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens, Beaufort, Gullah-Geechee culture at Penn Center, Savannah

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 2 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hil…



Charleston, South Carolina / 3 NIGHTS

May 08: Travel to Charleston

Welcome to South Carolina! Arrive in Charleston and settle in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore the city.

May 09: Guided tour of Charleston

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city’s landmarks and surrounding plantations. • Pass by the Old Citadel, the College of Charleston and the Four Corners of Law • View the Battery, Rainbow Row and the Charleston Museum • Admire the Old Exchange Building and City Market  • Visit Drayton Hall Plantation, one of the oldest working plantations in the South • Stop at the nearby Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens Later, gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

May 10: Free time in Charleston

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Charleston or add an excursion.

Savannah, Georgia / 3 NIGHTS

May 11: Beaufort & St. Helena Island

Included meals: Breakfast

Travel to the charming city of Beaufort on Port Royal Island, then continue on to St. Helena Island.  • View the scenic waterfront and historic homes of Beaufort  • Enjoy free time for lunch in Beaufort’s Historic District, a neighborhood considered a National Historic Landmark  • Visit Penn Center to learn about the sea islands’ Gullah-Geechee culture

May 12: Guided tour of Savannah

Included meals: Breakfast

Learn about Savannah’s storied past as you follow a local guide on a sightseeing tour.  • Pass landmarks such as Forsyth Park and River Street • View the Waving Girl statue, the Cotton Exchange and Colonial Park Cemetery • Enter the house where the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, Juliette Gordon Low, was born in 1860 Enjoy free time to explore Savannah on your own or add excursions.

May 13: Free time in Savannah

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy more free time to explore the city or add an excursion. This evening, join your group for a farewell dinner.

May 14: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to explore the city of St. Augustine, Florida.

Extension / Starting from $499 pp

St. Augustine / 2 NIGHTS

Travel down the coast to Florida and soak in the charming British and Spanish roots of historic St. Augustine, Florida.

May 14: Travel to St. Augustine

Included meals: Breakfast

Transfer to St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement and port in the continental U.S. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city.

May 15: Guided tour of St. Augustine

Included meals: Breakfast

Today, set out on a guided sightseeing tour, making stops at some of the city’s most historic sites.   • Visit the Fountain of Youth and enter the Castillo de San Marcos • Pass by Flagler College and the towering city gates

May 16: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.


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