Charleston’s Lowcountry Charm

Strolling beneath Spanish moss-draped oak trees, a horse-drawn carriage ride and a leisurely lunch on the veranda…an afternoon in Charleston, South Carolina feels like a delightful step into another era. Come explore the best of the Old South with us in the city that was voted as number one in the United States by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure in 2016. 

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A Taste of Romantic Lowcountry Cooking

The romantic Old South ambiance makes for the perfect setting to partake in a walking tour paired with a taste of Charleston’s Lowcountry cuisine. Charleston boasts over 700 restaurants and is home to several renowned chefs, many of whom have been awarded the coveted James Beard award for excellence. On our Taste of Charleston and Walking Tour, discover what makes Lowcountry cuisine the cornerstone of coastal South Carolina heritage and the secrets of iconic dishes like she-crab soup and Huguenot torte during a demonstration cooking class by an Emmy award-winning chef. After tasting the dishes accompanied by a glass of local wine, pop into a nearby French pastry shop to learn from the master – and for a croissant from heaven.

A Walk in the Garden

Stroll through the award-winning Magnolia Gardens, open to the public since the early 1870s and one of the most beautiful and whimsical gardens in the United States. Some areas of the gardens are more than 325 years old, making them the oldest unrestored gardens in America. Board the Nature Train which takes you into part of the Audubon Swamp Garden, home to scores of water-loving creatures and traversed by boardwalks, dikes, and bridges. The Nature Train enables you close glimpses of wildlife and the surrounding nature as you ride peacefully through the trails. You may even see an alligator along the way, and marvel at the abundant bird population of the Low country.

Southern Heritage

Visit Boone Hall Plantation, arguably “the most photographed plantation in the world.” Boone Hall is one of America’s oldest working, living plantations and has been continuously growing and producing crops for over 320 years. Discover the atmosphere that would have surrounded a Coastal Carolina planter’s family and experience what plantation life was like in the 1800s during this tour. This historic plantation was used in the filming of the TV miniseries “North and South and Queen,” the movie The Notebook; and most recently the TV series “Army Wives.”

Join us on one of these voyages to experience Charleston’s unique charm:

Southern Flair | Regatta – April 14, 2017
Intrepid Traveler | Insignia – May 23, 2017

Buoys & Baysides | Insignia – June 20, 2017

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