A Carolina Christmas with a Touch of Savannah

Available December 4-7, 2020 or December 3-6, 2021 - Celebrate Christmas Carolina style with a Traditional Southern Oyster Roast. Visit Savannah’s Christmas on the River Walk for holiday arts, crafts, and unique gifts. Enjoy a Live Holiday Show at the Savannah Theater. Enjoy ‘A Night on the Town’ in Beaufort, South Carolina, to stroll the main street where there are no franchise establishments. Unique, one of a kind shops are open late and provide samples of local cuisine and refreshments. Enjoy the many live street performances by choirs, dance groups, and more. Explore the back roads and beaches on Convertible Sprinters offering 360° views along the beaches and back roads not accessible to larger vehicles. A perfect trip for small groups of 15 - 30 persons.

Duration
4 Days /3 Nights

Group size

Customization
Available!

Price
From $599.00
Highlights Include:
  • Holiday Kick off Dinner with a special visit from Santa before a fabulous ‘Night on the Town’. Enjoy unique, one of a kind shops, refreshments, and live entertainment along this giant main street.
  • Christmas on the River Walk Savannah - Lights twinkle and artist booths display these hand made crafts and one of a kind gifts.
  • Live Christmas Tradition Show bringing holiday glitz and glitter during this 2 hour performance.
  • A traditional oyster roast complete with live entertainment and plenty of cheer! Feast on fried chicken, oysters, fresh fish and more.
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Ride and tour through the historic Antebellum District, beach combing, shrimp docks, and more!

Day One:
  • Arrive in Beaufort, South Carolina, your Southern home for the Holidays over the next three fun-filled nights and adventurous days!
  • Enjoy an included Holiday dinner before “A Night on the Town” block party event. A Night on the Town opens the Holiday season on Bay Street downtown with a mix of the traditional and contemporary in an evening of surprise and delight. Businesses are open late, until 9pm for Holiday shopping. There are no franchise shops permitted in Beaufort so each store is unique!
  • See the town light up for the holidays, sample local cuisine at food booths, and enjoy performances by local dance groups, choirs, clubs, and more.
Day Two:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then tour one of Savannah’s Historic homes beautifully decorated for the Season!
  • Enjoy lunch on own and free time for Holiday shopping at City Market, a four block open-air market since the 1700s with shopping, dining, and artworks in restored warehouses.
  • Enjoy a "Christmas Tradition Show" at the Historic Savannah Theatre. The theatre first opened in 1818 and remains one of the nation’s oldest continually-operating theatres. It has been used as both a Live performance venue and movie theater. “A Christmas Tradition” brings you holiday glitz and glitter with a 2-hour performance. The theatre is transformed into a perfect holiday picture, sharing memories of the Christmas standards that you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the greatest event of the season.
  • Enjoy Christmas on the River with arts & crafts along the exciting vibrant Riverwalk.
  • Enjoy dinner on own at one of many offerings located here before returning to the hotel.
Day Three:
  • We’re off to catch the spirit of the islands onboard our Convertible Sprinters with 360-degree unobstructed panoramic views. Travel the beaches and backroads inaccessible on a full-sized motorcoach while we discover what makes this area so unique. Enjoy the beach as the beach should be enjoyed! Smell the earthy marsh and salty tidal air, soak in the sunlight, and enjoy the fresh air breezes.
  • This morning we “Journey from Slavery to Freedom” and visit the Praise House, Pat Conroy Grave, Slave Cemetery, and Penn Center.
  • Next, we are off to do a little beachcombing at an undisturbed and beautiful Barrier Island. We’ll see the lighthouse, learn its history, and climb, if you dare! Walk the beach while learning about the unique eco-systems of this area, an Audubon and turtle preserve. Explore this island that was the location of the Vietnam Beach Scene where Forrest Gump carried Bubba to safety.
  • Enjoy Southern Traditional Holiday fare for lunch. Next, we will visit the Shrimp Docks, where your oysters were harvested for our Oyster Roast this evening! Owned by a local shrimper, see how they catch from the sea with their nets boats. Get a close-up experience of low country life and the history of shrimping on the island. See the boats and docks where Forrest Gump was depicted.
  • Arrive at our Traditional Holiday Oyster Roast! Enjoy oysters, fish, fried chicken, and coleslaw while surrounded with Antebellum and Gospel entertainment. Holiday Cheer will be served!
Day Four:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out. Later, tour the Kazoo Factory Museum which contains historical kazoos from the collections of Boaz Frankel, Barbara Stewart, and Rick Hubbard. You'll learn all about how the kazoo was invented and how it has come to be America's most beloved musical instrument. Kazoos make perfect stocking stuffers!
  • Take a Holiday Horse Drawn Carriage Ride and learn about Beaufort’s history, see Hollywood movie sites, see gorgeous gardens, ancient churches, and many beautiful Antebellum homes decorated for the season.
  • Enjoy lunch on own in downtown Beaufort with free time to shop the unique and independent boutiques, artisan shops, and restaurants located here. Beaufort has a very comfortable and walkable downtown with no chain retail shops or restaurants... a perfect place to grab last minute unique one-of-a-kind gifts. Depart for home!
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