Southern Porches & VIP St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah

Experience life in the Low Country and get a VIP experience at Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade. View historic Antebellum homes, enjoy a low country boil, and sit on Victorian porches as you feel the cool breezes coming off the river. Enjoy traditional food, both Irish and Southern, as you explore the Southern Charm of Savannah and South Carolina.

Duration
5 Days /4 Nights

Group size

Customization
Available!

Price
From $1129.00
Highlights Include:
  • St. Patrick's VIP Party with 2 buffet meals, draft beer, green cocktail, water, clean bathrooms, and an air conditioned space
  • Horse Drawn Carriage ride of Antebellum Beaufort
  • See Hollywood movie sets, gorgeous gardens, ancient churches and many Civil War era Antebellum homes
  • Enjoy the beaches and fresh air breezes while riding in a Convertible Sprinter with 360-degree unobstructed panoramic views
  • Visit a Praise House, Pat Conroy's Grave, a Slave Cemetery, and The Penn Center
  • Enjoy a Low Country Shrimp Boil
  • Tour Historic Savannah, GA 
  • Visit the Pin Point Heritage Museum
  • Experience Gullah Geechee culture
  • Visit the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center
  • Tour the Kazoo Factory
  • Enjoy an Eco-Boat Tour

Day One:
  • Arrive in Beaufort, SC and enjoy lunch on your own along Beaufort’s Front Porch. Soak up the sun and enjoy the water views. Enjoy some of the many unique area restaurants and boutiques for a one of a kind shopping experience.
  • 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.
  • Visit the Kazoo Factory!  The museum 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.  Depart with your very own, hand-made, keepsake kazoo!
  • After checking into an area hotel you will enjoy a Welcome Reception on a Victorian Porch overlooking the Beaufort River. You will be greeted with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and great company for an enjoyable southern social.
  • Next travel to Beaufort’s Front Porch where you will watch the sunset while enjoying dinner. After dinner, enjoy a stroll along the River or sit on the Porch swings located along the promenade.
Day Two:
  • Off to catch the spirit of the islands on board our Convertible Sprinters with 360-degree unobstructed panoramic views. Travel the beaches and backroads inaccessible on a full-sized motor coach while we discover what makes this area so unique. Roll back the retractable roof once we pull off of the main roads. Smell the earthy marsh and salty tidal air, soak in the sunlight, and enjoy the fresh air breezes.
  • Go on the “Journey from Slavery to Freedom” catching the spirit of island life and its unique history and heritage. Next visit the Praise House, Pat Conroy Grave, Slave Cemetery and Penn Center. See the Plantation House from the impressive Avenue of Oaks.
  • Enjoy a little beachcombing at an undisturbed and beautiful barrier island. See the lighthouse, learn its history and climb, if you dare! Walk the beach while learning about 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.
  • LUNCH is a Low Country shrimp boil, AKA Frogmore Stew. Here we will “Hear the Rest of the Story” from a local storyteller and historical interpreter.
  • Visit the Shrimp Docks, where shrimp was harvested for the Low Country boil today! Owned by a local shrimper, see how they catch from the sea with their nets, boats and docks. Get an up-close experience of the Low Country and its shrimping history. See the boats and docks where Forrest Gump was brought to life. On the journey back to the hotel we will stop at a local farm market for a chance to purchase some homemade culinary delights such as WEE Gumbo or award winning Bloody Mary mix to enjoy at the hotel in the evening.
  • Late afternoon, return to the hotel to rest before enjoying an evening Welcome Reception with appetizers and drinks on an Antebellum porch. Enjoy dinner with views of the sunset inside the Historic Antebellum house!
Day Three:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, the second largest St. Patrick’s celebration in the United States right behind New York’s.
  • Enjoy the VIP Party featuring two Gourmet Buffets! Your parade seats are located near the VIP Party location. After the celebrations return to the hotel.
Day Four:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning.
  • Board and depart on our Convertible Sprinters to visit the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, one of Savannah’s most historic homes where we'll experience, discover, explore, and connect with the surrounding waters, some of the most pristine in the country. Enjoy dynamic exhibits that dive into the ecology, history, culture, art, and recreation that help define the Sound. See amazing animals, including many species of fish in the 3,000-gallon aquarium.
  • Board your Eco-boat with a Naturalist Guide who will take you through the very unique inflow of fresh water from the ACE Basin.
  • Enjoy a 90-minute tour of Historic Savannah.
  • Visit a 100-year old Gullah Geechee Community quietly isolated on the banks of Moon River, (Yes, THAT Moon River!) and learn about the unique aspects of their oyster and crab aquaculture practiced for over a century.
  • Enjoy a BBQ Lunch by the regional cook off BBQ Master!  Lunch is served on the deck surrounded by incredible Marsh views!
  • See one of the largest rows of Live Oaks and Spanish Moss in the United States.
  • Colonial interpreters will tell the story of the Estate of Noble Jones, (1702-1775).
  • Try your hand at Cricket on the original grass Cricket lawn located here.
  • Enjoy sipping wine or a cold beer while viewing the sunset from a porch overlooking Herd River and offering panoramic views of the waters of the marsh and tidal inlet.
  • Move inside for window view seating and oyster appetizers before a dinner of locally sourced, fresh seafood.
Day Five:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out. Before departing for home, visit an Oyster Farm!
  • Lunch on own and free time to shop and explore along Beaufort's Main Street.
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