The Ultimate Trifecta

Charleston - Myrtle Beach - Beaufort

South Carolina’s Coastal Gems and Water Front Dining - The best of the Low Country is easily modified to include 1, 2, or all 3 featured destinations!

9 Days /8 Nights

Group size

Tour Inclusions: 8 nights’ accommodation; 8 breakfasts; 5 lunches; 7 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity. Except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested.
  • Beachfront Accommodation
  • Brookgreen Gardens
  • Gullah Geechee Presentation
  • Lowcountry Creek Pontoon Boat Excursion
  • Barefoot Landing
  • Alabama Theatre Show
  • Lighthouse Shell Island Tour
  • South Carolina Maritime Museum
  • Boone Hall Plantation
    • Gullah Culture Presentation
    • Gullah Lunch
  • Low Country Boil with a Gullah Story-teller
  • Narrated Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
  • Eco-Dolphin Boat Cruise
  • Kazoo Factory & Museum

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Myrtle Beach, Gardens, Gullah, & Pontoon Ride
  • Arrive at Brookgreen Gardens, a unique melding of art, nature, and history. It is one of America’s premier gardens and one of a few select places in the United States to have earned accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as being designated a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Enjoy lunch included and then be inspired with a Gullah Geechee Presentation. Gullah - The language spoken by the Lowcountry's first black inhabitants. The language and culture still thrive today in and around the Charleston/Beaufort, South Carolina, region. Your tour guide is a native of Rantowles, South Carolina, a rural community of Charleston, and is fluent in the Gullah language and familiar with many of the Gullah customs.
  • Next, depart on a Lowcountry Creek Pontoon Boat Excursion which will allow you to cruise the creeks on a 48-foot pontoon boat. You will pass historic rice fields, now home to alligators, waterfowl, and osprey as an interpreter helps you see the distinctive landscape of the rice plantations and understand the role of enslaved Africans in the cultivation of the rice crop and the shaping of the history of the Lowcountry.
  • Enjoy a garden tour and then check-in to your Beach Front Accommodation.
  • Dinner is included this evening at a local favorite fresh Seafood Restaurant. (Meals: L, D)
Day 2 - Beach Time, Wine Time, Dine Time, Show Time!
  • Enjoy breakfast included prior to a free morning at the beach, then later lunch on own.
  • Depart for a local winery, enjoy a tasting and tour where you sample at least ten preselected wines while one of the associates will walk you through the flavors and history of each wine.
  • Depart for Barefoot Landing. Featuring special offers and discounts from more than 40 stores, restaurants, and attractions. Travel along the Intracoastal Waterway where you will experience one of the most unique & popular shopping destinations.
  • Enjoy dinner included this evening prior to a show at the Alabama Theatre. Since 1993 Alabama Theatre has been entertaining locals and tourists with the grandest variety show on the Grand Strand. Get ready for toe-tapping beats, breath-taking acrobatics, and side-splitting comedy. Come see the show that has millions of guests coming back year after year. (Meals: B, D)
Day 3 - Hammocks, Shelling, and Lighthouse
  • Enjoy breakfast included prior to departing for Georgetown, South Carolina. Georgetown is the third oldest town in South Carolina and in the colonial era was the commercial center of an indigo and rice-producing area.
  • Depart for a Lighthouse Shell Island Tour. Visit an unspoiled barrier island, search for shells, beach comb, or just relax in the beauty of Mother Nature.  You’ll see the oldest South Carolina Lighthouse in continuous operation while hearing the legend about Lighthouse Annie. Narrations on local history, ecology wildlife and marine life accompany this tour with the possibility of seeing bottlenose dolphins, alligators, bald eagles, ospreys, brown pelicans, a variety of shore birds, and maybe a sea turtle. Afterwards, enjoy lunch on own and time to explore and see the one of a kind shops & boutiques.
  • Visit the South Carolina Maritime Museum, see the home of the prized Fresnel lens of the old North Island lighthouse. Their mission is to create enjoyable experiences for both young people and adults by featuring photographs, documents, artifacts, and interactive exhibits related to South Carolina’s rich and remarkable maritime history.
  • Visit the Old Market Building, also known as The Rice Museum. It was built in 1832–1835, and is a one-storey, Classical Revival temple-form building on a high arcaded base. The arched area was used as an open-air market but was enclosed in the early-20th century. The building has served as a town hall, a jail, an open-air market, and a slave market.
  • Depart for the Hammock Shops Village, Home of the Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock. Under the same local family ownership since 1978, The Original Hammock Shop continues to offer the classic Cotton rope hammock as well as the best selling weather resistant DuraCord rope hammock.
  • Enjoy free time to stroll Murrells Inlet, the boardwalk, then Happy Hour on own at one of the many fun locations!
  • After exploring, enjoy a Waterfront Dinner included. A place where friends meet for a unique culinary experience of fresh handmade cocktails, the freshest seafood, steaks, and sushi, and the best views on the MarshWalk. Their obsession with fresh seafood and top grade beef shine through in their signature cuisine. Their own fishing fleet insures the “Hook to Plate” fresh philosophy every day. After dinner, return to the hotel. (Meals: B, D)
Day 4 - Southern Spirits & Storytelling
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel prior to check-out.
  • Depart for Charleston, South Carolina! Explore the Boone Hall Plantation with Gullah Culture Presentation & Gullah lunch. Boone Hall Plantation was founded in 1681 when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston. The family and descendants of Major Boone were influential in the history of South Carolina, the colonies, and the nation. In 1743, live oak trees were planted and arranged in two evenly spaced rows.
  • Depart for a delightful distillery tour and tasting. Nestled amongst live oaks and Spanish moss, Charleston’s oldest working distillery continues to make great spirits. From the popular original Sweet Tea Vodka, to their maritime influenced bourbon, they have grown to include more than 25 spirits.
  • Afterwards, check-in to your local area hotel followed by another magnificent Waterfront Dinner included at a family owned Crab House, operating for over 27 years, using the freshest ingredients available. Enjoy fresh seafood with amazing water views of Wappoo Creek and Wappoo Creek Bridge. (Meals: B, L, D)
Day 5 - Gullah Cultures & Charleston Wine Down
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel prior to a tour of Charleston.
  • Depart for your Guided Gullah Heritage Tour. Visit places of history and lore relevant to the rich and varied contributions of black Charlestonians. Be inspired with a Workshop Presentation by a Native Gullah Sweetgrass Basket Weaver where you’ll learn about “The Five Senses of Gullah”.
  • Enjoy a Gullah Soul Food Luncheon included from authentic traditional Gullah recipes and learn about the African influences on today’s foods.
  • Stop for free time exploring historic City Market which spans four blocks and is home to more than 300 vibrant entrepreneurs. Sweet grass basket weavers can be seen in every building, along with local artists, jewelry, tapestry, souvenirs, church dolls, afghans, rugs, rice, beans, sauces, local candies, cookies, and much more.
  • Enjoy a delightful Narrated Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of historic, downtown Charleston. Finish up at a Historic Charleston Home for a tour then uncork the sweeter side of Charleston as you kick back and relax with a glass of wine while you refresh sitting on the porch. (Meals: B, L)
Day 6 - Southern Tastings, Tea Garden, Oysters, & Spirits
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel. Depart for a tour of the Charleston Tea Garden! They promise a once in a lifetime experience, the only tea garden in North America where you can see hundreds of thousands of tea bushes stretching out acre after acre for almost as far as the eye can see. Each guest will receive a gift and lunch included.
  • Continue on to Beaufort, South Carolina, and tour a local Oyster Farm where they grow the signature 'Single Lady' oysters in the beautiful Coosaw River using maricultural techniques.
  • Depart for a Distillery Tour, see how the liquor is made and then take home a bottle. Check-in to your local area hotel. Enjoy an included Welcome Dinner this evening along Beaufort’s Riverfront. (Meal: B, L, D)
Day 7 - Eco-Dolphin Boat Cruise & Low Country Broil
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel prior to experiencing an Eco-Dolphin Boat Cruise and navigate the waters through an estuary brimming with dolphin and other Lowcountry wildlife.
  • Depart for a tour of Penn Center, a cultural and educational center located on St. Helena Island. It evolved from the Penn School, one of the first southern schools organized by northern missionaries for formerly enslaved people. During the 60s, Penn Center hosted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) staff as they planned the March on Washington and the Poor People’s Campaign.
  • Enjoy a special Low Country Boil with a Gullah Story-teller. Visit an authentic Praise House and hear your story-teller continue their tale.
  • Waterfront dinner is included this evening on an island before returning to the hotel. (Meals: B, L, D)
Day 8 - Carriage Ride, Kazoos, & Antebellum Farewell
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel prior to an incredible Horse and Carriage Ride, complete with Tour Guide, throughout Historic Beaufort.
  • Depart for a tour of the Kazoo Factory & Museum and even make your own keepsake Kazoo to bring home!
  • Lunch on own today in Downtown Beaufort then enjoy free time to shop before a wine reception & Farewell Dinner included on an Antebellum porch.  (Meals: B, D)
Day 9 - Breakfast & Depart
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel prior check out and depart for home. (Meals: B)

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