South Carolina/Georgia

The Best of Charleston and Savannah: A Tale of Two Cities

Discover the charms of Charleston and Savannah with plenty of time on your own, and learn about basket weaving, explore plantations, visit Civil War forts and enjoy local cuisine.
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Program No. 21715RJ
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I had a wonderful time on this trip. I enjoyed learning about the two cities and their unique history. The trip leaders were entertaining and energetic, always helpful and friendly. The other participants added an extra ingredient to the program and helped make the experience special. The hotels and restaurants were top notch and although we had a bit of soggy weather, the whole trip was extremely rewarding. Hope our current situation improves so I can begin planning another Road Scholar adventure.


Excellent program! The tale of these two cities was fascinating!


This trip was amazing. Our leaders, Carol and Bill were the epitome of Southern hospitality! The various lectures, guides and field trips were taught by expert guides that were fascinating and enthusiastic! Oh, and the food...unbelievable! We had a real taste of low country cooking at its finest! I highly recommend this adventure!


Fun trip and our leader Carol and Bill are the best!!


Excellent experience with fabulous guides, Carol and Bill Burton


If you have an interest in history of the south, good food, beautiful homes and grounds and like meeting people from around the country, then don't hesitate to sign up for this trip.


This program combines a deep dive into the history and culture of the Southeast, with enjoyable food and entertainment.


Great program and we look forward to doing another Road Scholar tour. Took all the apprehension away from doing the tour on our own. We learned a lot, not only from the tour and guides but the rest of our group. Really nice pleasant people


A fascinating look at two beautiful Southern cities and the influences of the history of the region, especially the Civil War and its aftermath.


Charleston and Savannah are beautiful cites abounding in history and culture. Best of all, they are walking cites that allows you to freely roam on your own in your free time. The tour is outstanding. I'm certain that you will have a memorable and knowledgeable experience.


The Best of Charleston and Savannah Tour was filled with many exciting southern experiences such as Plantation and Antabellam house tours.The tour guides were exceptional and the offerings amazing. One really got the feel of southern life before the civil war period. Thanks Road Scholar!


My recent trip to Charleston and Savannah was filled with information in a variety of items unique to the areas - history, culture, food, music were all part of this amazing opportunity. I look forward to experiencing other Road Scholar opportunities in the future. Thank you for the experience!


A Tale of Two Cities, Charleston and Savannah, presents an overview of the history, culture and food of these diverse environments. You will participate in a variety of activities which will enhance your understanding of the complicated pasts, the interesting historical figures, the architecture, the music, and best of all the food!


Having never been to the South this program was a great introduction to the region and the people there. It was also great to have some flex time and revisit places we had been or places not on the itinerary. Just the right length of time


My sister's first 'bus tour' with Road Scholar was a pleasant surprise for her, and she has agreed that we should go on more of their tours.

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Connie was a great guide: informed, organized, friendly, helpful. Enjoyed all the activities. Good blend of planned activities and free time. Local instructors and guides were great. Would not have liked a group size larger than the 24 on my trip. Would have liked to have had a full day to explore Beaufort, perhaps stay overnight. Two fascinating cities with much to do and friendly locals. Five stars!


Tales of Two Cities was a great trip. Just the right mixture of everything


Great trip!


Wonderful warm relaxing escape from bitter New York winter! Our director Kathy was excellent, with the perfect blend of organizational skills and genuine warmth and friendliness. Both cities and nearby plantations were very charming, and I loved being in the midst of beautiful English colonial architecture and lush green subtropical vegetation. The history and culture lectures and demonstrations were informative and entertaining. Every single hotel and restaurant meal I had was absolutely delicious and the settings so atmospheric! New favorite dishes: shrimp with grits and gravy, fried green tomatoes, and key lime pie!

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