Southern Porches of the Low Country

Immerse yourself in the southern culture of Savannah, Beaufort, and Charleston. The antebellum period homes and the delicious southern food are sure to make you want to come back for years to come.

Duration
5 Days /4 Nights

Group size

Customization
Available!
Highlights Include:
  • Visits to the Praise House, Pat Conroy’s Grave Site, Slave Cemetery, and Penn Center
  • Visit Hunting Island Lighthouse and take a photo of the 132-foot lighthouse or climb to the top, if you dare. Enjoy a beach comber eco stroll to learn about the abundant sea life that surrounds us
  • Tour shrimp docks and learn the history, heritage, and traditions of commercial shrimping in the Low Country
  • Enjoy a reception on a historic Victorian Porch overlooking the Beaufort River
  • Visit the Maritime Center with over 3,000 different species of fish and experience an Eco Tour
  • Take a Horse-drawn Carriage Ride and learn about Beaufort’s history, see Hollywood movie sets, gorgeous gardens, ancient churches, and many Civil War era Antebellum homes
  • Go on a narrated tour of Savannah
  • Explore Savannah’s Historic District, and the breathtaking 1/2 mile long canopy of live oaks and Spanish moss leading to Wormsloe Plantation.
  • Visit a 100-year old Gullah Geechee Community along the banks of the famous Moon River
  • Enjoy regional food including; locally-sourced oysters, BBQ made by regional cook off BBQ Masters, and a Low Country Shrimp Boil

Day One:
  • Arrive in Beaufort, SC, your home for the next 4 nights, and check in to your local hotel.
  • We’ll start in Beaufort, a city on Port Royal Island and one of Carolina’s Coastal Sea Islands known for its southern charm, friendly town folk, Antebellum mansions, and delicious, local, fresh foods, all from a beautiful waterfront setting. Come stay for a while in this comfortable small southern town with a very walkable downtown and friendly locals.
  • After checking in to our hotel, enjoy your first Southern Porches Evening. Start with appetizers and drinks on the Porch of a historic Antebellum Mansion, then move inside the home for a delicious dinner.
Day Two:
  • After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a tour exploring the Islands on our convertible sprinter bus, learning about the local history, and enjoying the beach as the beach should be enjoyed! Smell the earthy marsh and salty tidal air, soak in the sunlight, relax with the fresh air breeze.
  • We’ll “Journey from Slavery to Freedom” with visits to the Praise House, Pat Conroy’s Grave Site, Slave Cemetery, and Penn Center, site of the first academic school for freed slaves, which today is one of the most significant African-American historical and cultural institutions and is committed to the preservation of the Gullah Geechee culture.
  • Visit Hunting Island Lighthouse and take a photo of the 132-foot lighthouse or climb to the top, if you dare! Enjoy a beach comber eco stroll to learn about the abundant sea life that surrounds us.
  • Visit the Shrimp Docks where your shrimp was harvested for our Low Country Boil today! We’ll tour the docks and learn the history, heritage, and traditions of commercial shrimping in the Low Country.
  • Afterwards, we’ll relax and take in the sunset back in Beaufort at a reception on a historic Victorian Porch overlooking the Beaufort River complete with wine and light hors d‘oeuvres. Dinner is own your own along Beaufort’s Riverfront.
Day Three:
  • After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll depart for Savannah on our convertible sprinter bus to take part in a narrated tour of Savannah and discover extraordinary architecture, lush botanical, and captivating stories of this historic coastal town including Savannah’s Historic District, and the breathtaking 1/2 mile long canopy of live oaks and Spanish moss leading to Wormsloe Plantation.
  • Try your hand at a game of Cricket on the original grass lawn. Afterwards, we’ll visit a 100-year old Gullah Geechee Community along the banks of the famous Moon River. Here, we’ll enjoy a BBQ Lunch served by the regional cook off BBQ Master!
  • This evening’s Southern Porches event will be located on a porch overlooking the beautiful coastal marsh with plenty of fresh, locally-sourced oysters and a glass of wine followed by an included dinner.
Day Four:
  • Enjoy breakfast this morning at the hotel before departing for a visit to the Maritime  enter with over 3,000 different species of fish and experience an Eco Tour with our Naturalist Guide who will take us through the very unique waterways and ecosystems of the sound.
  • Lunch will be own in downtown Beaufort.
  • Afterwards, we’ll take a Horse-drawn Carriage Ride and learn about Beaufort’s history, see Hollywood movie sets, gorgeous gardens, ancient churches, and many Civil War era Antebellum homes.
  • Dinner will be on own along Beaufort’s “Front Porch”.
Day Five:
  • Enjoy breakfast this morning at the hotel before checking out and departing for  home, refreshed, relaxed, and our spirit renewed by our time in Savannah and Beaufort.
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