Exploring Beaufort and Savannah

  • Quintessential Southern Cities
  • St. Helena Island
  • Beautiful boutique hotels


November 12 – 16, 2024


  • The Pat Conroy Literary Center
  • The new Reconstruction Era National Historical Park
  • Guided touring of Beaufort’s lovely neighborhoods
  • St. Helena Island sites, including the celebrated Penn Center
  • Savannah stories: from an 18th century utopia to preservation and design mecca

Trip Description

Let’s delve into the stories, aura and ambiance, and remarkable design that make Beaufort and Savannah superlative southern cities.  We’ll spend two nights in each place, enjoying beautiful boutique hotels in historic residences.  In Beaufort, we’ll encounter the settings that inspired author Pat Conroy; and the legacy of freedom for thousands of enslaved folk, enshrined in the esteemed Penn Center on St. Helena Island.  We’ll explore Savannah’s unique squares; the lovely garden cemetery called “Bonaventure;” and a wealth of historic architecture.  We’ll enjoy delightful dining at acclaimed restaurants, and find the right pace with rest, relaxation and exploration! 

What's Included

  • Comfortable van transportation
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Breakfast, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • All activities / admissions per the itinerary
  • Guide and concierge service throughout the trip

Trip Price

$3,478 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $790)

What's Not Included

Price does not include alcohol, other meals, or optional trip insurance.

You planned everything perfectly - just the right pace, and a wonderful trip!

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This trip departs from Greenville / Spartanburg, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. If you live elsewhere, please contact us to discuss travel arrangements, and we will look forward to assisting you!

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