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Charleston to Savannah: Exploring Gullah Geechee Culture

Charleston to Savannah: Exploring Gullah Geechee Culture

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.


  • Charleston -Gullah Geechee Heritage Tour on James & Johns Island
  • Charleston – Sweetgrass Basket Workshop
  • Charleston – International African American History Museum
  • Charleston – Black Heritage & Culture Tour with a local guide
  • Charleston – Mother Emmanuel AME Church Tour
  • 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 – 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


  • 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.

04/02/2023 through 06/12/2024
04/02/2023 through 06/15/2024

Day 1 Charleston
Day 2 Charleston
Day 3 Charleston
Day 4 St. Helena Island / Beaufort
Day 5 Beaufort
Day 6 Savannah
Day 7 Charleston

09/30/23 - 06/15/24

Starting At $3,925

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