Embark on a journey to discover South Carolina and Georgia’s Gullah Geechee heritage
On a seven-day journey from Charleston to Savannah, take part in enlightening tours and encounters to discover the culture, history and impact of the Gullah Geechee people, descendants of enslaved West and Central Africans. Travelling with a local leader and meeting expert guides along the way, you’ll uncover Charleston’s Black heritage on an eye-opening bus tour, dive into Gullah Geechee culture during explorations of James Island, Johns Island and St Helena Island, watch an emotive performance in the storied city of Beaufort, and find out about Georgia’s Gullah Geechee heritage on a guided tour of Savannah. Full of good food, music and storytelling, this adventure is not just educational – it’s a whole lot of fun.
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Dig into Charleston’s Black heritage on an eye-opening city tour, and tour the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church, an important figure in the civil rights movement.
Gain a deeper understanding of the Gullah Geechee people when you explore James Island and Johns Island, enjoy a traditional lowcountry lunch and take part in a sweet grass weaving workshop.
Meet the Gullah Geechee people of St Helena Island, explore with a local guide and learn about their unique language and strong beliefs before tucking into a tasty lowcountry lunch.
Take part in a soul-stirring performance in Beaufort, where music and dance are used to share the experience of enslaved Africans brought to South Carolina, then share a seafood boil with the locals.
Travel to Savannah, Georgia, and learn about the state’s Black and Gullah heritage during in-depth tours with local experts.
This trip is run by Black Cultural Heritage Tours in partnership with Intrepid to ensure that Black entrepreneurs and communities get a fair and equal share of revenue, exposure and opportunity.
The South gets mighty steamy in the summertime. Pack appropriately, drink plenty of water and you might even grow to love it. September through to November is hurricane season, so if you’re travelling over this period you should pack a rain jacket and waterproof shoes.
You're in the Deep South of the USA, so expect a lot of (delicious) fried food and barbecue. Vegetarians may have fewer options, as a lot of southern cuisine is meat-based.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Charleston to Savannah: Exploring Gullah Geechee Culture trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2.Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport).
3.This trip starts in Charleston on Day 1 at 6pm. This trip finishes around 1pm on Day 7. Please do not book any flights until after 3:30pm this day.
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