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South Carolina & Georgia: Charleston to Savannah

7 days
7 days
Group size1535 travelers

4.4 out of 5 stars

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Discover the history and culture of the American South.

Down south, every historic house and delicious meals carries with it the stories of the past. It's not until we face the scars of slavery that we can truly begin to understand and appreciate the beauty of Southern cuisine and culture. Learn about the realities that lie behind the grand pastel facades as you find hope for the future (and fill up on all cornbread you can find).

Your tour package includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 1 dinner with beer or wine
  • 4 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Charleston’s Rainbow Row
  • Middleton Place plantation and gardens
  • Beaufort
  • Pin Point Heritage Museum
  • Savannah
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Charleston, South Carolina3 nights
Day 1: Arrival in Charleston

Welcome to South Carolina! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in. Then, the rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore the city.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Charleston
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city’s landmarks and surrounding plantations.

  • Pass by the Old Citadel, the College of Charleston, and the Four Corners of Law.
  • View the Battery, Rainbow Row, and the Charleston Museum.
  • Admire the Old Exchange Building and City Market.

This afternoon head outside of Charleston to visit the Middleton Place plantation and gardens.

  • Discover this National Historic Landmark on a guided tour of the House Museum.
  • Walk through the gardens, which sit on a sprawling 65-acres of Lowcountry land.
  • Enter the carefully preserved Eliza House and learn more about the lives of the Middleton slaves.

Gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner this evening.

Day 3: Free day in Charleston
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Charleston or add an excursion.

Fort Sumter Cruise & Lunch

From $99 per person

Savannah, Georgia3 nights
Day 4: Savannah via Beaufort & the Pin Point Heritage Museum
Included meal: Breakfast

Travel to the charming city of Beaufort on Port Royal Island.

  • View the scenic waterfront and historic homes of Beaufort.
  • Enjoy free time for lunch in Beaufort’s Historic District, a National Historic Landmark-listed neighborhood.

Just outside of Savannah stop to visit the Pin Point Heritage Museum to learn about the Lowcountry Gullah Geechee culture.

  • Immerse yourself in the museum which focuses on celebrating the lives, work, and history of the Gullah Geechee people who live here and highlight their craft and culinary work, such as the storytelling traditions and rice-based cuisine.
  • Learn how the Gullah Geechee people trace their ancestry back to West Africa, before their ancestors were forcibly brought to America and enslaved.
  • See how they developed a native creole language of the same name, as well as distinct music, art, and traditions.

Then, continue on to Savannah, Georgia and enjoy a free evening in the city, or add an excursion.

Southern Dinner & Music

From $135 per person

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Savannah
Included meal: Breakfast

Learn about Savannah’s storied past as you follow a local guide on a sightseeing tour.

  • Pass landmarks such as Forsyth Park and River Street.
  • View the Waving Girl statue, the Cotton Exchange, and Colonial Park Cemetery.

Enjoy free time to explore Savannah on your own this evening.

Day 6: Free day in Savannah
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell lunch

Spend a free day in Savannah or add an excursion.

Rejoin your group to celebrate your trip at a farewell lunch this afternoon.

Sweet Praline Cooking Demonstration

From $65 per person

Flight Home
Day 7: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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4.4 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5

Based on 78 authentic traveler reviews
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    4 out of 5 stars

    5/13/24 by 1st-time traveler Anonymous

    The trip was great! We enjoyed ourselves!

    5 out of 5 stars

    Charleston/Savannah-May 2024
    5/13/24 by 1st-time traveler Eva

    First time traveling solo. I had a wonderful time meeting new friends & enjoying these beautiful cities. The history is incredible, I learned so much. The sites we visited were amazing. Highly recommend this tour.

    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/5/24

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    3 out of 5 stars

    Southern tour
    5/13/24 by 3rd-time traveler Anonymous

    Charleston is full of history and great food. This tour gives you plenty of free time to go out on your own. We had a small group and most did their own thing. The ferry to Fort Sumter was very interesting and full of history. The rangers gave a wonderful overview of what was happening during this t...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/24/24

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District
    Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

    This antebellum hotel is located downtown on Charleston's Museum Mile. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and laundry service. Nearby, you’ll find t...

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    Hotel Indigo
    Hotel Indigo

    This contemporary hotel is located in historic downtown Savannah. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and free internet access. Nearby, you'll find t...

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