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Charleston to Savannah: Exploring Gullah Geechee Culture

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Charleston to Savannah: Exploring Gullah Geechee Culture

On a six-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.

Activities
  • Charleston -Gullah Geechee Heritage Tour on James & Johns Island
  • Charleston - Sweetgrass Basket Workshop
  • Charleston - Mother Emmanuel AME Church Tour
  • Charleston - International African American History Museum
  • Charleston - Black Heritage & Culture Tour with a local guide
  • St. Helena Island - Penn Center
  • St. Helena Island - Gullah Style Lunch
  • St. Helena Island - Island Tour with a local guide
  • Beaufort - Reconstruction Era National Park guided museum and walking tour
  • Beaufort - Lowcountry cooking demonstration & Lunch
  • Beaufort - Robert Smalls Burial Site & Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • Beaufort - Gullah Geechee Live Cultural Performance & Seafood Boil Dinner
  • Savannah - Skidaway Island State Park Walk
  • Savannah - Pin Point Heritage Museum
  • Savannah - Black Heritage & Culture Tour with a local guide
  • Savannah - Sunday Worship Service at local Black Church
Highlights
  • Dig into Charleston’s Black heritage on an eye-opening bus tour, and tour the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church, and 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, then round off your adventure with Sunday worship at a Black church.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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Oct 04, 2022 through
Nov 08, 2022
5 Nights from
$3,295.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7580694
Feb 21, 2023 through
Mar 21, 2023
5 Nights from
$3,460.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7580678
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Charleston
2 Charleston
3 Beaufort
4 Beaufort
5 Savannah
6 Savannah
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.