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Adventures Afloat: The American South by Ship: Plantations, Battlefields and Historic Cities

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12 Days | 11 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
From Virginia to North Carolina, from Charleston to the Lowcountry to Savannah, experience the American South on this voyage along rivers, through the Intracoastal Waterway and down the coast. Joining you are two preeminent Civil War experts: Harold Holzer, a National Humanities Medal-winning Lincoln scholar, and James Robertson, author of more than 20 books including “The Untold Civil War.”


• Delve into the story of the Civil War through intriguing expert lectures and field trips to forts and battlefields.
• Enjoy two days to experience Charleston, beautifully preserved from its days as a cosmopolitan colonial seaport.
• Discover Savannah, an elegant city of lovely antebellum homes and lush, park-like “squares.”
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile per day; some uneven and hilly terrain. Mobility is essential as small boats and tenders are sometimes used for disembarkation and re-embarkation.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Richmond, Va., 1 night; embark Yorktown, 10 nights (ports of call include Newport News, Morehead City, N.C., Wilmington, Charleston, S.C., Beaufort); disembark Savannah, Ga., departure.

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11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
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