Day 1
Charleston, SC United States
Belmond Charleston Place Dinner

Start your Lowcountry adventure on a private boat tour with a delicious beachside seafood boil including: local shrimp paired with house smoked sausage, sweet corn and small potatoes simmered in a flavorful season mix. Enjoy your dinner as the sun sets over the salt marsh. At Fort Sumter, stand on the grounds where America’s deadliest war began igniting a conflict that saw more than 700,000 casualties.

Day 2
Charleston, SC United States
Belmond Charleston Place Breakfast

Today you will explore Charleston’s Haunted Historic District, eerie back alleyways, and churches on a night walking tour. You’ll learn the ghostly truths about one of the oldest cities in America and hear fun and chilling stories of Charleston ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo, and Lowcountry superstitions. Visit The Provost Dungeon which once housed prisoners during the Revolutionary War.

Day 3
Charleston, SC United States
Kiawah Island, SC United States
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Breakfast

Enjoy a private tour of historic downtown Charleston by horse-drawn carriage. Your guide will lead you through cobblestoned streets and tell you the history of the charming estates, gardens and churches that make up the heart of this wonderfully preserved downtown neighborhood. Later, transfer to the luxurious Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island. Enjoy a Twilight Paddle through the Kiawah River to view a spectacular sky as the sun slips beyond the horizon. Then, while twilight illuminates the marsh, sights and sounds change from the usual commotion to a rare and tranquil silence not easily found today.

Day 4
Kiawah Island, SC United States
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Breakfast

There’s so much to see and do on Kiawah Island. Enjoy a private adventure aboard the Sea Bounty, a 45’ working shrimp boat. We’ll lower the nets and trawl for some shrimp and other strange creatures in the sea.

Day 5
Kiawah Island, SC United States
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Breakfast

With more than 30 miles of paved trails and 10 miles of bike-friendly beach, there are endless opportunities to explore Kiawah on a biking adventure with your entire family. How about a scavenger hunt by bicycle? There are scores of activities at the resort with something for everyone.

Day 6
Kiawah Island, SC United States
Savannah, GA United States
Montage Palmetto Bluff Breakfast

Transfer from Kiawah Island to Savannah. After settling in to your hotel, it’s time to explore Savannah on an in-depth walking tour. You will be taken through well-known landmarks and hidden gems to discover true Savannah charm. Marvel at elaborate iron work as you explore Savannah’s sophisticated architectural landscape. Your guide will also lead you to a local favorite restaurant to indulge in authentic Southern cuisine based on your desired tastes.

Day 7
Savannah, GA United States
Montage Palmetto Bluff Breakfast

Enjoy a thorough, private guided tour through Savannah focusing on the events that transpired here during the American Civil War. Gain insights from the perspective of both the South and North during this critical period in American history. Immerse yourself in an in-depth revelation of Sherman's March to the sea and find out why he spared the city. Along the way, you will learn about daily life before, during and post war during the "Recent Unpleasantness", or, the War Between the States.

Day 8
Savannah, GA United States
Montage Palmetto Bluff Breakfast

Transfer to Charleston or Savannah International Airport for departing flights.

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Your family will delight in this amazing Lowcountry adventure. From charming Charleston to historic Savannah, every moment will be a delicious discovery. Civil war history, fantastic seafood, a wide range of water sports—the Lowcountry is a fabulous place to unwind with your family.

About Us

American Excursionist is a luxury DMC for the entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and the Caribbean offering unique hotel and tour packages. With dedicated staff and excellent rates at luxury accommodations across the region, we differentiate ourselves through our access to unique experiences, experts and guides. Examples include access to museums after hours, tickets to VIP events & parties and meeting unique personalities. We also provide end-to-end client support, including VIP transportation, foreign-language concierge support, exotic car rental, and chartering private jets and yachts.

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We have negotiated the most competitive rates with top 5-star and boutique accommodations which we pass on to you.

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Our terms and conditions are available on our website - please click here for details. Please note that at this time we do not organize set departures or group buy-in departures.

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Jazz and Historical Tour

By: Michelle Cantu

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018

We took two private tours: one for the historical aspect and one for history of jazz. Both were amazing and would do them again. We were fortunate to have Tyler as a guide and he was top notch. I can’t say enough positive about him: intelligent, personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a private car as well and would recommend that as well.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas
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Washington DC

By: GG

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Absolutely was a treat for us four women...our driver, Cesar was soooo nice to us and helpful in everything we asked of him...He was very knowledgeable about the city and sights...always punctual when picking us up...he was a real gentleman...I will recommend him to any of my friends traveling to that area....thank you very much for making our trip very special...
Travel Advisor:  Dondrea Sullivan
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LA food tour

By: Chip

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

The LA downtown food tour was superb! Sally with Sixtastes was a great guide! We got excellent food from different cultures while learning about downtown's history. Definitely will do again!
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett
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