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Southern Coastal Getaway to Historic Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Culture & History

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and Southern charm of historic Charleston on this four-day coastal city getaway.

Southern Coastal Getaway to Historic Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Culture & History

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and Southern charm of historic Charleston on this four-day coastal city getaway.

Southern Coastal Getaway to Historic Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Culture & History

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and Southern charm of historic Charleston on this four-day coastal city getaway.

Southern Coastal Getaway to Historic Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Culture & History

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and Southern charm of historic Charleston on this four-day coastal city getaway.

Southern Coastal Getaway to Historic Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Culture & History

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and Southern charm of historic Charleston on this four-day coastal city getaway.

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

Located on the South Carolina coast, Charleston is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, world-class food scene, and gracious Southern hospitality. It’s a friendly city with a vibrant downtown area, convenient to several popular beaches and multiple championship golf courses, with near-perfect weather year-round—all of which come together to attract visitors from around the world.

For this trip, you’ll enjoy three nights in deluxe accommodations in the heart of downtown’s historic district, walking distance from some of the city’s top attractions—Waterfront Park, White Point Garden, Rainbow Row, the famed City Market, and multiple museums, landmarks, shops, and restaurants.

Downtown Charleston is pedestrian-friendly, and the best way to explore it is on foot, so as part of your trip, we’ve arranged for you to take a private, customized 2.5-hour walking tour with a local guide who has over 40 years of experience. Stroll along busy sidewalks and quaint cobblestone streets, noticing the well-preserved Colonial, Georgian, and Victorian-style architecture as you walk. Enjoy expansive views over Charleston Harbor’s sparkling blue water. And discover more about the history and culture that makes Charleston unique. 

That evening, you’ll continue your exploration of historical downtown with a private horse-drawn carriage ride. These leisurely 35-minute tours are an intimate way to see the sights and enjoy the beauty of Charleston as the sun goes down and the city lights come on.

The next morning, you’ll enjoy a self-guided tour of Fort Sumter, a National Historic Site located on a small island in the middle of Charleston Harbor. After a short ferry ride to/from the island, you can explore the Visitor Center and museum, hear a short talk from one of the park rangers, and walk the grounds of the fort—viewing canons, original artifacts, and Civil War-era projectiles still lodged in its thick, brick walls. It’s an interesting way to immerse yourself in the history of Charleston while learning more about the place where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

The rest of your time in this laid-back cosmopolitan city is yours to spend as you wish. Spend an afternoon playing and sunning at Folly Beach, shop the fashionable retail district along King Street, picnic under the live oaks at Waterfront Park, or visit the popular South Carolina Aquarium. When you’re ready to take a break, consider the creative Southern cuisine at Husk Restaurant or try the elegant Southern fare at Fig.

Whether you come to Charleston for the history, the food, or the culture, once you’ve visited this beautiful Southern city, we know you’ll understand why it was named the Best City in the US by Travel + Leisure magazine and one of the Best Places to Visit in 2022 by Condé Nast Traveler.

highlights

  • 4 days / 3 nights in Charleston, SC
  • A private, guided walking tour of downtown
  • A private horse-drawn carriage ride
  • Self-guided tour of Fort Sumter

Highlights

  • 4 days / 3 nights in Charleston, SC
  • A private, guided walking tour of downtown
  • A private horse-drawn carriage ride
  • Self-guided tour of Fort Sumter
Located on the South Carolina coast, Charleston is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, world-class food scene, and gracious Southern hospitality. It’s a friendly city with a vibrant downtown area, convenient to several popular beaches and multiple championship golf courses, with near-perfect weather year-round—all of which come together to attract visitors from around the world.

For this trip, you’ll enjoy three nights in deluxe accommodations in the heart of downtown’s historic district, walking distance from some of the city’s top attractions—Waterfront Park, White Point Garden, Rainbow Row, the famed City Market, and multiple museums, landmarks, shops, and restaurants.

Downtown Charleston is pedestrian-friendly, and the best way to explore it is on foot, so as part of your trip, we’ve arranged for you to take a private, customized 2.5-hour walking tour with a local guide who has over 40 years of experience. Stroll along busy sidewalks and quaint cobblestone streets, noticing the well-preserved Colonial, Georgian, and Victorian-style architecture as you walk. Enjoy expansive views over Charleston Harbor’s sparkling blue water. And discover more about the history and culture that makes Charleston unique. 

That evening, you’ll continue your exploration of historical downtown with a private horse-drawn carriage ride. These leisurely 35-minute tours are an intimate way to see the sights and enjoy the beauty of Charleston as the sun goes down and the city lights come on.

The next morning, you’ll enjoy a self-guided tour of Fort Sumter, a National Historic Site located on a small island in the middle of Charleston Harbor. After a short ferry ride to/from the island, you can explore the Visitor Center and museum, hear a short talk from one of the park rangers, and walk the grounds of the fort—viewing canons, original artifacts, and Civil War-era projectiles still lodged in its thick, brick walls. It’s an interesting way to immerse yourself in the history of Charleston while learning more about the place where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

The rest of your time in this laid-back cosmopolitan city is yours to spend as you wish. Spend an afternoon playing and sunning at Folly Beach, shop the fashionable retail district along King Street, picnic under the live oaks at Waterfront Park, or visit the popular South Carolina Aquarium. When you’re ready to take a break, consider the creative Southern cuisine at Husk Restaurant or try the elegant Southern fare at Fig.

Whether you come to Charleston for the history, the food, or the culture, once you’ve visited this beautiful Southern city, we know you’ll understand why it was named the Best City in the US by Travel + Leisure magazine and one of the Best Places to Visit in 2022 by Condé Nast Traveler.

Trip details

Trip Type: Small Group

Comfort: Luxury

Starts: Charleston, United States

Finishes: Charleston, United States

Duration: 4 days

Includes

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Deluxe accommodations in Charleston
  • A private, guided walking tour of downtown
  • A private horse-drawn carriage ride

ITINERARY

1Welcome to Charleston, SC

  • Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and escorted to your hotel
  • Settle in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Enjoy late-afternoon cocktails and the famous coconut cake at the Peninsula Grill
  • Stroll the Battery and White Point Garden at sunset
  • Visit the popular South Carolina Aquarium
  • Enjoy creative Southern cuisine at Husk Restaurant or elegant Southern fare at Fig

2Walking tour of downtown

  • This morning, you’ll enjoy a private, customized 2.5-hour walking tour with a local guide who will highlight the history and charm of Charleston
  • Continue to explore the city or relax at the hotel for the rest of the afternoon
  • In the evening, enjoy a private horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Wander through Charleston City Market
  • Join a culinary walking tour of the historic French Quarter and City Market
  • Visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • Dine on authentic South Carolina BBQ at Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog

3Visit Fort Sumter

  • Today you’ll ferry to/from Fort Sumter and explore the historic landmark
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Spend the afternoon on Folly Beach, just 12 miles from downtown
  • Golf one of the five championship courses on nearby Kiawah Island
  • Picnic under the palm trees and live oaks at Waterfront Park
  • Visit Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
  • Take photos at Charleston’s famed Rainbow Row

4Depart for home

  • Today you will check out of your hotel and depart for home
  • Start planning your next Manifest getaway
Welcome to Charleston, SC
  • Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and escorted to your hotel
  • Settle in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Enjoy late-afternoon cocktails and the famous coconut cake at the Peninsula Grill
  • Stroll the Battery and White Point Garden at sunset
  • Visit the popular South Carolina Aquarium
  • Enjoy creative Southern cuisine at Husk Restaurant or elegant Southern fare at Fig

Walking tour of downtown
  • This morning, you’ll enjoy a private, customized 2.5-hour walking tour with a local guide who will highlight the history and charm of Charleston
  • Continue to explore the city or relax at the hotel for the rest of the afternoon
  • In the evening, enjoy a private horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Wander through Charleston City Market
  • Join a culinary walking tour of the historic French Quarter and City Market
  • Visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • Dine on authentic South Carolina BBQ at Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog
Visit Fort Sumter
  • Today you’ll ferry to/from Fort Sumter and explore the historic landmark
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Spend the afternoon on Folly Beach, just 12 miles from downtown
  • Golf one of the five championship courses on nearby Kiawah Island
  • Picnic under the palm trees and live oaks at Waterfront Park
  • Visit Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
  • Take photos at Charleston’s famed Rainbow Row
Depart for home
  • Today you will check out of your hotel and depart for home
  • Start planning your next Manifest getaway

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Deluxe accommodations in Charleston
  • A private, guided walking tour of downtown
  • A private horse-drawn carriage ride

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Deluxe accommodations located in downtown Charleston.

MANIFEST PAYMENT TERMS

  • 20% due upon booking
  • 80% due 60 days from trip start date
  • 100% due if booked inside 60 days from trip start date

MANIFEST CANCELLATION TERMS

  • 36 or more days from trip start date - 100% refund
  • 16-35 days from trip start date - 100% refund less $150 per person administration fee or a 100% refund in Manifest travel credit (must be used within one calendar year of cancellation date)
  • 0-15 days from trip start date - 100% non-refundable and no Manifest credits given

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