Charleston, SC United States
||Charleston Place - 2 Nights||None||
From the airport, pick up your rental car and head to prestigious Charleston Place, where you check in and meet your Cox & Kings private guide. As you embark on a private carriage ride of the city, you will be struck immediately by the hospitality and courtesy of Charlestonians. Marvel at some of the grand mansions that dot the city, and end your excursion in the heart of Charleston, the City Marketplace. After an introduction to an authentic Gulla basket weaver who follows a centuries-old African-American tradition, learn this basket-weaving technique that remains a thriving industry in Charleston. Join your guide on an exploration of the market, sampling artisanal baked goods, local honeys and pickled products - and conclude your visit by taking away a basket woven partly by your own hands!
Charleston, WV United States
Following breakfast, drive to the local marina where you will be greeted by a former Marine and Civil War historian to learn about the rich military history of Charleston. As you learn about the Battle of Fort Sumter, your guide will immerse you in a “Storming of the Fort” experience, and while you won't dock at Fort Sumter, you'll feel as if you're part of the action as you cruise around on your own private vessel. When this seafaring mission is complete, return to the marina and make your way to the Citadel to begin terrestrial training with an actual cadet from the military college. After an afternoon at leisure, why not go out for a culinary adventure? Charleston has some of the finest dining in the United States and has come to be regarded as a veritable mecca of New Southern food and a bastion of French Southern cuisine.
To Palmetto Bluff
||Palmetto Bluff - 2 Nights||Breakfast||
After breakfast this morning, embark on your next journey to antebellum Drayton Hall where you will enjoy a private tour from an archaeologist working on the property. On your way out of town, we suggest a leisurely stop to enjoy the local catch at the very informal Gilligan's Steamer and Raw Bar. Then continue your drive south to the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, which provides a one-of-a-kind experience, which uniquely blends Southern history and an almost otherworldly natural beauty: rivers, misty marshes, old oaks draped with wispy Spanish moss, and salty breezes. The main hotel building looks like a classic southern mansion, and the 50 adjacent cottages and cottage suites are simultaneously homey and utterly luxurious, with working fireplaces, screened porches and gorgeous bathrooms.
||Palmetto Bluff||Breakfast, Lunch||
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on an ecological tour and boat ride of the marshes that make this area one of the most stunning preserves in the Low Country. Later, get a hands-on demonstration of some of the classic techniques of Southern cooking while simultaneously learning more about the bountiful and seasonal ingredients that appear on your dinner plate. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
To Sea Island
||The Cloister - 3 Nights||Breakfast||
Leave Palmetto Bluff en route to the only city spared by General Sherman on his final march. Popularized by the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Savannah is a bewitching city with its verdant squares and Georgian architecture. Wander the town at your leisure. If you like, settle in for a lunch of New Southern cuisine at the famed Olde Pink House. Continue to Sea Island and check in to your luxurious home for the next three nights. At dusk, embark on a privately led tour to explore the sea turtle nests and the Georgia dunes. We suggest dinner this evening at the Cloister, where you can dine in style on a wide array of local dishes as well as the latest in gourmet cuisine with locally sourced ingredients.
Wake to the sound of waves and crickets before departing on a naturalist-led sailing tour to discover the area's wildlife, including alligators and a wide variety of birds. We suggest lunch at the club, and enjoying a leisurely afternoon on the beautiful hotel grounds. Some of the many activities to engage in at the Cloister are stand-up paddle board lessons, tennis lessons, award-winning golf courses, and of course, the incredible beaches.
||The Cloister||Breakfast, Lunch||
Join a local naturalist on a kayak expedition to the southernmost tip of Sea Island for a nature walk and picnic on the golden shores. The afternoon is at your leisure to unwind at the spa or just enjoy the serene natural surroundings.
Jacksonville, FL United States
After breakfast, make your way to Jacksonville International Airport in time to return your rental car and catch your onward flight.
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For most trips, a per person deposit of 25% of the program price is required to secure the arrangements, and will be your only obligation until 90 days prior to your departure date. For trips with other deposit and cancelation requirements, your travel specialist will inform you at time of booking. The balance of the cost must be paid 90 days before you travel. Payment should be made to Cox & Kings in Los Angeles, California. If the final balance is not received on time, Cox & Kings reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and to levy cancellation charges. If you book your travel 90 days or prior to departure, the full amount of your trip must be paid in order to confirm the booking.
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90 days or longer || $400 per person administrative fee (some exceptions apply, you will be notified at time of booking)
89 to 61 || 20% of total land program price
60 to 31 || 50% of total land program price
30 to Day of Departure || 100% of total land program price
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