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Charleston, South Carolina – Southern Hospitality in the Lowcountry

Price Starting at $3,495.00

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Drink in the atmosphere of the Old South when you visit Charleston. Wrapped in the trappings of long storied histories this city showcases Southern culture and charm. Venture to Charleston, the sparking point for the conflagration that was the Civil War. Move through narrow cobbled lanes, past colonial churches, public buildings and mansions of the merchants that built this elegant city. The taste of the Lowcountry fills your palate with flavors of regional dishes and the nose with the mix of salt air, sea grass and oak.

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Arrive in Charleston, located on a peninsula that separates the Ashley and the Cooper Rivers. Within walking distance of your elegant lodgings, you will enjoy exclusive boutique shopping on King Street and the College of Charleston, the 10th oldest university in the United States, founded in 1770 and whose founders include signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at the Swamp Fox, your hotel’s historic restaurant. Your menu will feature classic Southern cuisine created by executive chef Simon Andrews and chef de cuisine Daniel James. Perhaps you’ll select the farmer’s market dinner, which combines farm fresh sustainable ingredients showcasing Charleston’s cuisine.

Centrally located in downtown Charleston, the Francis Marion Hotel first opened in 1924 as the Golden Age of railroads, radio and grand hotels, and the Charleston Renaissance were in full bloom. Meticulously restored in 1996 with a $12 million National Trust for Historic Preservation award winning restoration, the Francis Marion Hotel now combines 1920’s style and grace with 21st century comfort, just off Charleston’s Marion Square. THE FRANCIS MARION HOTEL.

(Welcome Dinner)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email for more information and a pricing estimate.

Maximum group size: Although there’s no limit we suggest a maximum of 30 travelers.

  • Superior accommodation at hotels as indicated in the itinerary (or similar).
  • American breakfast daily. All other meals as specified in itinerary.
  • The tour is led at all times by an experienced driver/guide. In addition, step-on local guides will join the group as specified.
  • Transportation is in 15-passenger maxi-vans. A maximum of 9 travelers per minivan will be accommodated.
  • Airport transfers.
  • All Park and admission fees.
  • All applicable hotel and lodge taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
  • Complimentary luggage tags.
Charleston, and the extension city of Savannah, are party cities, and popular year-round. However, in the Spring, the magnificent azaleas, magnolias, peach blossoms, and dogwoods are in full bloom, and it’s a sight to behold. Summer is quite humid and sticky, and winter is mild with day temperatures in the low 60’s, cooling to as low as the 30’s in the evening. Generally, the most touristy months are April, May, and October.