NEW Visual Storytelling

This itinerary is infinitely customizable and will be tailored to suit your personal interests and schedule!

Founded in 1670, Charleston is an enchantress with a sense of humor.  Walk with a local guide by candy-colored houses, standing in a row.  Discover Charleston as a walled city, protecting herself from pirates.  You’ll explore the Lowcountry’s oyster-white sands, disappearing into mossy forests, and hear local stories of history and heritage.  (Listen to Gullah, a language tinged with shadows and hope.)  Now you’re on a schooner, plying sunset waters.  A plantation with tulip trees and roaming peacocks welcomes you.

Just north is Savannah—she’s a Southern Belle with attitude and hot sauce.  Her central square is antebellum mansions, shady nooks, and art-gone-wild.  (We can set up a visit to the only tea plantation left in America.  Amazing.)  You’ll have a private tour of Savannah, from elegant homes and churches to small, lighthouse islands. We’ll arrange a hands-on cooking class, loaded with Southern hospitality and good cheer.  Kick back, and fall in love with life.

We're pleased to offer these tour add-ons:

- Golf at some of the finest courses in the world
- Spectacular Fall Foliage experiences, late-September through mid-November
- Visits to one of the many Nat'l Parks, Trails, or Historical Sites in Georgia or South Carolina

Let us customize this for you!

Included Unique Activities

  • Charming Charleston Walking Tour
  • Sunset Schooner Sail off Charleston
  • History and Heritage Tour with Local Guide
  • The Best of Savannah—Your Private Tour
  • Experience a Luxury Savannah Picnic
  • Hands-on Savannah Cooking Class


  • 4 nights Historical Landmark Hotel, Charleston
  • 4 nights Historic Luxury Hotel, Savannah


  • Self Drive - Car Rental Reserved in Advance (not included in cost)

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