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CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

A Cultural Christmas Feast in Historic Charleston

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Program #14327RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
Experience time-honored holiday traditions and a unique cultural legacy in "America's Most Historic City." Get caught up in Charleston’s particular brand of holiday spirit on a visit to a working plantation, at the Festival of Lights on James Island and at a theatrical Christmas production in historic downtown. Enjoy Christmas music through the centuries with live performances, observe traditional sweetgrass basket sewing and admire the architectural heritage of Charleston with a historian.


Highlights

• Experience the Holiday Festival of Lights on James Island, featuring millions of lights, carols, gingerbread houses, a life-size greeting card display and more.
• Walk with an architectural expert through Charleston’s Battery to analyze the exterior features of elegant Colonial and antebellum homes.
• Visit the working Boone Hall Plantation to explore the grounds, take in the holiday-decorated home and reflect on the plantation system’s ignoble history in the slave cabins.

Activity Notes

Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Coordinated by Coastal Retreat Center.


Our Value Promise To You

Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.

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4.1
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