Travel with OLLI at Clemson: 

Exploring Savannah’s Hypnotic History and Culture


Join OLLI at Clemson & Explore Up Close . . .

as we discover intriguing layers of that mesmerizing Southern city, Savannah!

November 1 – 4, 2022

Join explorers from Clemson OLLI for an intriguing drive into Savannah’s past.  Our driving route will take us south — never far from the Savannah River and the blackwater Ogeechee . . . to one of the U.S.’s most distinct urban cultures.

We’ll enlist experts as we delve into the most important Savannah (and Georgia) stories:  Savannah’s urban greenspaces (known as squares and originally numbering 28); slavery, race relations, and the evolution of economics in the city; architecture and preservation; and locals who have viewed the world differently (aka Tom Watson . . . no, not the golfer . . . Flannery O’Connor, Johnny Mercer, Clarence Thomas, and the Lady Chablis).

We’ll spend three nights in the heart of the historic district . . . and there will be time to explore on your own, honor the social hour, and pick and choose evening dining options (and Savannah is a nice place to do that).


How do I sign up?

Sign up for this Clemson OLLI experience directly through Explore Up Close using the link below.  It’s simple and easy to register online!

To reserve your spot, click the registration button below to complete your trip registration form and submit your deposit payment of $250.

Your deposit payment is refundable, minus a $75 cancellation fee, through October 1,  2022.  We do recommend purchasing trip insurance, in case you must unexpectedly cancel after this date.  

Click the button below to complete your trip registration form, and pay your deposit with a credit card via our secure online payment portal. 

Prefer to pay by check?  Please contact Explore Up Close directly by phone at (864) 384-6947 or via email, and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Come and experience hidden gems of this delightful city, fascinating encounters with local experts, off-the-beaten track exploration, and fun with OLLI at Clemson friends!  

What about trip insurance? 

Trip insurance protects your travel investment in case of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.

Though travel insurance for this trip is optional, we strongly encourage travelers to purchase trip insurance in the event that you must cancel or leave the trip unexpectedly.

After reserving your spot, we recommend contacting a travel insurance provider directly to request a quote and compare pricing and features.

You can find other providers that may fit your needs at


Please contact Caroline Cope Khoury with Explore Up Close:

(864) 384-6947 |