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Program #19280RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Oct 20 — Oct 25, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is a gem among historic Charleston hotels. Blending opulent accommodations, historic ambiance and modern convenience, our luxury Charleston hotel treats you to true southern hospitality, the same hospitality we showed our first guest over 150 years ago. With our recent multi-million dollar restoration, our historic Charleston hotel has recaptured its original splendor, and we're eager to share it with you. Located in the heart of Charleston, The Mills House is the only hotel included in the city's prestigious Museum Mile, and there's no shortage of lively Charleston attractions nearby: Dock Street Theatre (0.0 mile) King Street Antique District (0.0 mile) The Market Place (0.0 mile) Waterfront Park (0.0 mile) College of Charleston (0.5 mile) South Carolina Aquarium (0.5 mile) The Battery/Historic District (0.5 mile) After a day amidst the storied sights of downtown, return to the Mills House where we stand apart from other Charleston, SC luxury hotels by combining a lush, Victorian atmosphere with modern appeal. From our thoughtfully-appointed Charleston, SC accommodations to state-of-the-art meeting space and exquisite service, we continue to exceed our legendary reputation. History and luxury await! Join us at The Mills House Hotel, a Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List Hotel, and stroll the halls once walked by General Robert E. Lee and President Theodore Roosevelt.

Contact info:
115 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401 USA
phone: 843-577-2400
web: www.millshouse.com

Room amenities: 2 phones with voicemail Bathtub Cable/Satellite color TV Coffee and tea makers Connecting rooms Crib upon request Free morning newspaper delivered to room Hair dryers High-speed Internet access In-room pay-per-view movies Iron/board Nightly turndown service Private bathroom Rollaway bed/cot Work desk with lamp

Facility amenities: Housekeeping & Laundry Services Daily Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning Concierge Desk to help w/tour plans Entertainment & Recreation Outdoor Pool Hotel Shops Newsstand Gift Shop Business Services Copying E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available Printer High Speed Internet Access Public Space Data Services Wireless Data Connection Miscellaneous Concierge Services Ice Machine Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk A/C Public Areas Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Porter/Bellman Fitness Center Outdoor Pool Parking Daily Self Parking Fee: $20.00 (USD) Valet Parking Available: $22.00 (USD) County operated garage adjacent to the hotel self parking $20.00 per night There is a 6 feet 7 inch vehicle height limitation in all garages

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call hotel for rate
Group rates are not available during times outside of the Road Scholar program week. For early arrival or late stayovers, call the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 20 - Arrival & Check-in, Registration & Orientation, I...
Arrival & Check-in, Registration & Orientation, Introductions & Getting to Know You

Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: From 4:00pm.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: 5:00pm. After you have your room assignment and have dropped off your bags, please register with the Road Scholar program staff at our desk in the lobby beginning at 5:00pm. You’ll receive your arrival packet containing the most up-to-date schedule and program information that we’ll review during our orientation session after dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: ORIENTATION: You'll have an informative overview of the program to come plus an opportunity to meet the program staff and your fellow participants during an introductory get-acquainted session. We’ll review the updated schedule, answer any questions you may have, and cover responsibilities, safety guidelines, and emergency procedures. Take the remainder of the evening to begin getting to know one another or just relax and prepare for tomorrow’s full day of activities. (If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the hotel front desk.)

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of any changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding!

You are about to embark on a wonderful new learning adventure that will involve savoring the culinary history, heritage, and delectable flavors of Charleston and the Lowcountry. You will discover how a unique cuisine has evolved over the past 300+ years while sampling delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, bakeries, restaurants, and culinary landmarks. As we dine out, keep mental notes and then jot down your "review" of the experience. Each participant will have an opportunity to share the review of your favorite culinary experience in the closing session.

Lodging: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is a gem among historic Charleston hotels. Blending opulent accommodations, historic ambiance and modern convenience, our luxury Charleston hotel treats you to true southern hospitality, the same hospitality we showed our first guest over 150 years ago. With our recent multi-million dollar restoration, our historic Charleston hotel has recaptured its original splendor, and we're eager to share it with you. Located in the heart of Charleston, The Mills House is the only hotel included in the city's prestigious Museum Mile, and there's no shortage of lively Charleston attractions nearby: Dock Street Theatre (0.0 mile) King Street Antique District (0.0 mile) The Market Place (0.0 mile) Waterfront Park (0.0 mile) College of Charleston (0.5 mile) South Carolina Aquarium (0.5 mile) The Battery/Historic District (0.5 mile) After a day amidst the storied sights of downtown, return to the Mills House where we stand apart from other Charleston, SC luxury hotels by combining a lush, Victorian atmosphere with modern appeal. From our thoughtfully-appointed Charleston, SC accommodations to state-of-the-art meeting space and exquisite service, we continue to exceed our legendary reputation. History and luxury await! Join us at The Mills House Hotel, a Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List Hotel, and stroll the halls once walked by General Robert E. Lee and President Theodore Roosevelt.

Contact info:
115 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401 USA
phone: 843-577-2400
web: www.millshouse.com

Room amenities: 2 phones with voicemail Bathtub Cable/Satellite color TV Coffee and tea makers Connecting rooms Crib upon request Free morning newspaper delivered to room Hair dryers High-speed Internet access In-room pay-per-view movies Iron/board Nightly turndown service Private bathroom Rollaway bed/cot Work desk with lamp

Facility amenities: Housekeeping & Laundry Services Daily Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning Concierge Desk to help w/tour plans Entertainment & Recreation Outdoor Pool Hotel Shops Newsstand Gift Shop Business Services Copying E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available Printer High Speed Internet Access Public Space Data Services Wireless Data Connection Miscellaneous Concierge Services Ice Machine Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk A/C Public Areas Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Porter/Bellman Fitness Center Outdoor Pool Parking Daily Self Parking Fee: $20.00 (USD) Valet Parking Available: $22.00 (USD) County operated garage adjacent to the hotel self parking $20.00 per night There is a 6 feet 7 inch vehicle height limitation in all garages

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call hotel for rate
Group rates are not available during times outside of the Road Scholar program week. For early arrival or late stayovers, call the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 21 - Presentation On Charleston and The Carolina Low C...
Presentation On Charleston and The Carolina Low Country, Lunch At Husk, Historic District Field Trip, Dinner Out

Breakfast: South Carolina’s famous Low country breakfast is featured at this elegant and historic restaurant in the Barbadoes Room. Menu items include: Low Country Shrimp and Grits, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, and a host of other selections including bacon and sausage, eggs cooked many different ways with yummy omelette's and fresh fruit daily. Start your morning in grand Southern style

Morning: PRESENTATION: A local historian — the co-author of "A Witness to History: Charleston's Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon" — will provide an introduction to Charleston and the Carolina Lowcountry. This introductory history of Charleston will prepare you for the field trips we will take during your stay starting with the first field trip through historic downtown Charleston after lunch.

Lunch: Part of what makes this program special is experiencing some of Charleston's characteristic eateries. Lunch today is at a favorite local restaurant called Husk.Diners at Husk view an open, collaborative kitchen, where chefs freely interact with their guests, and personally deliver food to tables, but the work begins well before a pan begins to heat. Brock and Grimes exhaustively research Southern food—its history and provenance—and in the process reconstitute flavors and ingredients lost to time. They grow much of their own produce on the restaurant’s garden, and concentrate on heirloom grains and vegetables that once flourished in the region, but were lost to 20th-century industrial agriculture. Then they take what is fresh and available today, or even this hour, and transform it into an evolving menu. Seasonal bounty comes in waves, however, and what they can’t use immediately is preserved, pickled, smoked, and saved.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Charleston Historic District. Get an orientation to the interior city of Charleston as we begin our exploration of great houses and gardens. Among those we visit is the PALMER HOME on the Battery, one of Charleston's most famous houses, built in 1848 by John Ravenel, whose son designed the "Little David" , the first semi-submersible vessel. This private home is now operated as a bed-and-breakfast by third-generation owner, Frances Palmer. The house is furnished and decorated with antiques dating back two hundred years. In addition to learning about all this fascinating history, enjoy light refreshments. You'll also see the Palmer House private garden as well as other private gardens as we walk through the historic area. At the end of the day, sit back and relax an enjoy the culinary lineup of Southern Classics that can be downed in front of a private garden worthy of an aristocrat. Alcoholic beverages on your own.

Dinner: Dinner is out at one of Charleston's Gullah Cuisine Restaurants. Savor the experience and remember to make mental notes you can jot down later for a "review" of the dinner. Virginia's on King specializes in upscale interpretations of traditional Southern fare. Each plate, prepared with the freshest, local ingredients, is a reflection of family recipes and Southern cooking traditions.

Evening: EVENING: Continue socializing with newfound friends after returning from an evening of dining. You are in the heart of the historic district where walking is a great way to see the neighborhood.

Lodging: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is a gem among historic Charleston hotels. Blending opulent accommodations, historic ambiance and modern convenience, our luxury Charleston hotel treats you to true southern hospitality, the same hospitality we showed our first guest over 150 years ago. With our recent multi-million dollar restoration, our historic Charleston hotel has recaptured its original splendor, and we're eager to share it with you. Located in the heart of Charleston, The Mills House is the only hotel included in the city's prestigious Museum Mile, and there's no shortage of lively Charleston attractions nearby: Dock Street Theatre (0.0 mile) King Street Antique District (0.0 mile) The Market Place (0.0 mile) Waterfront Park (0.0 mile) College of Charleston (0.5 mile) South Carolina Aquarium (0.5 mile) The Battery/Historic District (0.5 mile) After a day amidst the storied sights of downtown, return to the Mills House where we stand apart from other Charleston, SC luxury hotels by combining a lush, Victorian atmosphere with modern appeal. From our thoughtfully-appointed Charleston, SC accommodations to state-of-the-art meeting space and exquisite service, we continue to exceed our legendary reputation. History and luxury await! Join us at The Mills House Hotel, a Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List Hotel, and stroll the halls once walked by General Robert E. Lee and President Theodore Roosevelt.

Contact info:
115 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401 USA
phone: 843-577-2400
web: www.millshouse.com

Room amenities: 2 phones with voicemail Bathtub Cable/Satellite color TV Coffee and tea makers Connecting rooms Crib upon request Free morning newspaper delivered to room Hair dryers High-speed Internet access In-room pay-per-view movies Iron/board Nightly turndown service Private bathroom Rollaway bed/cot Work desk with lamp

Facility amenities: Housekeeping & Laundry Services Daily Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning Concierge Desk to help w/tour plans Entertainment & Recreation Outdoor Pool Hotel Shops Newsstand Gift Shop Business Services Copying E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available Printer High Speed Internet Access Public Space Data Services Wireless Data Connection Miscellaneous Concierge Services Ice Machine Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk A/C Public Areas Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Porter/Bellman Fitness Center Outdoor Pool Parking Daily Self Parking Fee: $20.00 (USD) Valet Parking Available: $22.00 (USD) County operated garage adjacent to the hotel self parking $20.00 per night There is a 6 feet 7 inch vehicle height limitation in all garages

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call hotel for rate
Group rates are not available during times outside of the Road Scholar program week. For early arrival or late stayovers, call the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 22 - Sweetgrass Baskets, A Taste of Charleston, Dinin...
Breakfast: South Carolina’s famous Low country breakfast is featured at this elegant and historic restaurant in the Barbadoes Room. Menu items include: Low Country Shrimp and Grits, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, and a host of other selections including bacon and sausage, eggs cooked many different ways with yummy omelette's and fresh fruit daily. Start your morning in grand Southern style

Morning: PRESENTATION: A morning demonstration and a history of sweet grass baskets will be presented. Baskets will be available for viewing the finished product and are also available for purchase. TASTE OF CHARLESTON PROGRESSIVE SAMPLES: The best way to taste your way through Charleston's culinary lineup is to get ready for a morning of visiting several different restaurants with a sampling from each one. This field trip allows you to see the renovated buildings that have been turned into popular restaurants. When you finish tasting you will have had your lunch. It is a great way to experience several of the top restaurants of Charleston. You may decide to go back and dine with them.

Lunch: Lunch will be the culmination of tasting at several well known restaurants.

Afternoon: Take time to visit the City Market and take in an historic home or the Charleston Museum as you spend time on your own exploring the many options located in the historic district that surrounds your hotel.

Dinner: Dinner out at selected restaurant picked especially for this culinary program. Eli's Table offers a menu that includes worldly flavors while using fresh and local ingredients. Named after the owner of Charleston Hospitality Group's son Eli, the restaurant is sentimental for many reasons. With the flair Chef Scott has brought to Eli's Table, guests are treated with a new way to savor their favorite classics. Tantalize your taste buds and join us at Eli's Table.

Lodging: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is a gem among historic Charleston hotels. Blending opulent accommodations, historic ambiance and modern convenience, our luxury Charleston hotel treats you to true southern hospitality, the same hospitality we showed our first guest over 150 years ago. With our recent multi-million dollar restoration, our historic Charleston hotel has recaptured its original splendor, and we're eager to share it with you. Located in the heart of Charleston, The Mills House is the only hotel included in the city's prestigious Museum Mile, and there's no shortage of lively Charleston attractions nearby: Dock Street Theatre (0.0 mile) King Street Antique District (0.0 mile) The Market Place (0.0 mile) Waterfront Park (0.0 mile) College of Charleston (0.5 mile) South Carolina Aquarium (0.5 mile) The Battery/Historic District (0.5 mile) After a day amidst the storied sights of downtown, return to the Mills House where we stand apart from other Charleston, SC luxury hotels by combining a lush, Victorian atmosphere with modern appeal. From our thoughtfully-appointed Charleston, SC accommodations to state-of-the-art meeting space and exquisite service, we continue to exceed our legendary reputation. History and luxury await! Join us at The Mills House Hotel, a Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List Hotel, and stroll the halls once walked by General Robert E. Lee and President Theodore Roosevelt.

Contact info:
115 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401 USA
phone: 843-577-2400
web: www.millshouse.com

Room amenities: 2 phones with voicemail Bathtub Cable/Satellite color TV Coffee and tea makers Connecting rooms Crib upon request Free morning newspaper delivered to room Hair dryers High-speed Internet access In-room pay-per-view movies Iron/board Nightly turndown service Private bathroom Rollaway bed/cot Work desk with lamp

Facility amenities: Housekeeping & Laundry Services Daily Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning Concierge Desk to help w/tour plans Entertainment & Recreation Outdoor Pool Hotel Shops Newsstand Gift Shop Business Services Copying E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available Printer High Speed Internet Access Public Space Data Services Wireless Data Connection Miscellaneous Concierge Services Ice Machine Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk A/C Public Areas Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Porter/Bellman Fitness Center Outdoor Pool Parking Daily Self Parking Fee: $20.00 (USD) Valet Parking Available: $22.00 (USD) County operated garage adjacent to the hotel self parking $20.00 per night There is a 6 feet 7 inch vehicle height limitation in all garages

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call hotel for rate
Group rates are not available during times outside of the Road Scholar program week. For early arrival or late stayovers, call the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 23 - Low Country Cooking Demo/Lunch/Free Afternoon and...
Breakfast: South Carolina’s famous Low country breakfast is featured at this elegant and historic restaurant in the Barbadoes Room. Menu items include: Low Country Shrimp and Grits, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, and a host of other selections including bacon and sausage, eggs cooked many different ways with yummy omelette's and fresh fruit daily. Start your morning in grand Southern style

Morning: DEMONSTRATION: Learn the artistry of Lowcountry cooking from expert chefs in an informative and entertaining presentation in a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen. Get the secrets of good taste while enjoying generous tastings of regionally-based recipes and sipping a glass of wine. Today you will have A Taste of the Low Country, the most popular cooking demonstration. Afterwards, you'll enjoy the food that has been cooked just for you.

Lunch: Lunch will be at the cooking school - Charleston Cooks! You will also love their kitchen store!

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore the city on your own. We will be happy to help you in planning your afternoon activities. Some suggestions: City Market, plantations outside Charleston, Charleston museum, historical homes open to the public, Fort Sumter.

Dinner: Dinner will be on your own to experience the restaurant of your choice. We will make suggestions for restaurants within walking distance to the hotel and other restaurants as well. You will need to book in advance to assure seating for a particular restaurant you may have your heart set on. If you are attending the performance at the Circular Church located across the street from your hotel, you will need to eat early because the performance begins at 7 pm. This performance is not included in your program cost.

Evening: Free evening to explore on your own or just take time to sit and enjoy the moment. The historic Circular Church located across the street from your hotel will be having one of their performances with local Gullah singers and other entertainment. It always receives very favorable comments and is enjoyed by everyone. It is not included in your program. The cost is approximately $25 - $28. You may purchase tickets at the door on the night of the performance or in advance. Your group leader will be happy to guide you through the process.

Lodging: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is a gem among historic Charleston hotels. Blending opulent accommodations, historic ambiance and modern convenience, our luxury Charleston hotel treats you to true southern hospitality, the same hospitality we showed our first guest over 150 years ago. With our recent multi-million dollar restoration, our historic Charleston hotel has recaptured its original splendor, and we're eager to share it with you. Located in the heart of Charleston, The Mills House is the only hotel included in the city's prestigious Museum Mile, and there's no shortage of lively Charleston attractions nearby: Dock Street Theatre (0.0 mile) King Street Antique District (0.0 mile) The Market Place (0.0 mile) Waterfront Park (0.0 mile) College of Charleston (0.5 mile) South Carolina Aquarium (0.5 mile) The Battery/Historic District (0.5 mile) After a day amidst the storied sights of downtown, return to the Mills House where we stand apart from other Charleston, SC luxury hotels by combining a lush, Victorian atmosphere with modern appeal. From our thoughtfully-appointed Charleston, SC accommodations to state-of-the-art meeting space and exquisite service, we continue to exceed our legendary reputation. History and luxury await! Join us at The Mills House Hotel, a Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List Hotel, and stroll the halls once walked by General Robert E. Lee and President Theodore Roosevelt.

Contact info:
115 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401 USA
phone: 843-577-2400
web: www.millshouse.com

Room amenities: 2 phones with voicemail Bathtub Cable/Satellite color TV Coffee and tea makers Connecting rooms Crib upon request Free morning newspaper delivered to room Hair dryers High-speed Internet access In-room pay-per-view movies Iron/board Nightly turndown service Private bathroom Rollaway bed/cot Work desk with lamp

Facility amenities: Housekeeping & Laundry Services Daily Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning Concierge Desk to help w/tour plans Entertainment & Recreation Outdoor Pool Hotel Shops Newsstand Gift Shop Business Services Copying E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available Printer High Speed Internet Access Public Space Data Services Wireless Data Connection Miscellaneous Concierge Services Ice Machine Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk A/C Public Areas Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Porter/Bellman Fitness Center Outdoor Pool Parking Daily Self Parking Fee: $20.00 (USD) Valet Parking Available: $22.00 (USD) County operated garage adjacent to the hotel self parking $20.00 per night There is a 6 feet 7 inch vehicle height limitation in all garages

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call hotel for rate
Group rates are not available during times outside of the Road Scholar program week. For early arrival or late stayovers, call the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 24 - Tea Plantation/Tomato Shed Lunch/Angel Oak/Dinner...
Tea Plantation/Tomato Shed Lunch/Angel Oak/Dinner Out And Farewell Stories

Breakfast: South Carolina’s famous Low country breakfast is featured at this elegant and historic restaurant in the Barbadoes Room. Menu items include: Low Country Shrimp and Grits, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, and a host of other selections including bacon and sausage, eggs cooked many different ways with yummy omelette's and fresh fruit daily. Start your morning in grand Southern style

Morning: FIELD TRIP: We will visit the Charleston Tea Plantation, home of American Classic Tea, the ONLY tea grown in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe.

Lunch: Lunch will be at the Tomato Shed Cafe, owned by the Ambrose Family. This popular local restaurant is a delightful and fun place for a tasty lunch right from the farm. The Ambrose Farm participates with the community in the Community Supported Agriculture which is a partnership of mutual commitment between a local farmer and the people who consume his/her fresh produce, creating a bond between the farm and the community supporting it. Members purchase a "share" of the farm's anticipated fresh, highest quality food grown the safest most organic method possible. This partnership offers the perfect win/win situation to Members and their families by giving them the best quality, freshest, widest variety of sustainable grown produce and ensures the survival of the local family farm's future by guaranteeing the farmer a fair economic return for his efforts. You will visit the Stono Market place before or after your lunch. It is located at the same place where you will have lunch. This is a very popular lunch spot that only the locals know about. We found it when doing research for our culinary program.

Afternoon: With the culinary group in mind, we have added a visit to the Irvin House Vineyard because of its popularity and we don't want you to miss a thing. For $4.00, not included in your program cost, you can taste all 5 of our varietals and will receive a complimentary wine glass to remember your time at the vineyard. This 48-acre winery and vineyard is the only domestic winery in Charleston. Irvin~House Vineyards is also the home to Firefly Distillery. Created in 2008 by Scott Newitt and Jim Irvin, the distillery currently produces the following spirits. •Firefly Vodka •Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka •Firefly Sweet Tea Raspberry Vodka •Firefly Sweet Tea Lemon Vodka •Firefly Sweet Tea Mint Vodka •Firefly Sweet Tea Peach Vodka •Firefly Skinny Tea •Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon •Firefly Southern Lemonade (only available at distillery, not in stores) •Sea Island Gold Rum •Sea Island Spice Rum •Sea Island Java Rum •Southern Accents Liqueurs Not into tasting? The vineyard offers walking trails, a petting zoo, a garden, large pond, winery, Firefly distillery and gift shop. After leaving the vineyard and on the way home we will stop over at the Angel Oak Tree, the oldest living live oak tree ever recorded. The Angel Oak is a Southern live oak tree located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island, one of South Carolina's Sea Islands. It is estimated to be in excess of 1500 years old, stands 65 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and shades with its crown an area of 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2). The Angel Oak is thought to be one of the oldest living organisms east of the Mississippi River. It has survived countless hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and human interference.

Dinner: Dinner will be at a special restaurant set up just for Road Scholar. It will be our farewell evening and we will enjoy the company and the fine dining.

Evening: Our evening will be saying farewell to our fellow travelers and enjoying stories about our week adventure in Charleston.

Lodging: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 25 - Wrap Up Session & Discussion of Charleston's Rest...
Wrap Up Session & Discussion of Charleston's Restoration And Preservation, Program Concludes

Breakfast: South Carolina’s famous Low country breakfast is featured at this elegant and historic restaurant in the Barbadoes Room. Menu items include: Low Country Shrimp and Grits, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, and a host of other selections including bacon and sausage, eggs cooked many different ways with yummy omelette's and fresh fruit daily. Start your morning in grand Southern style Y

Morning: Hear from a member of Charleston's Preservation Society about Charleston's restoration and preservation and future plans.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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