6 DAY CULTURAL IMMERSION TOUR – GULLAH GEECHIE

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Trip Highlights

Description

The New Green Book For Travel Special Edition Tour Experience. The Lowcountry is where mighty rivers fall into the sea to make their last dive.

Come with us on this Lowcountry Black History Food and Music experience along the National Historic Gullah Geechie Trail.

On this six-day, immersive cultural experience, you will travel from Charleston, Beauport, St Helena, Hilton Head, South Carolina, and on to Savanah, GA, to learn more about the kidnapped Africans who passed through the ports of Charleston and were enslaved on the rice, indigo and Sea Inland Cotton plantations of South Carolina and Georgia.

The Ancestors of the Gullah Geechie people brought to this country through the slave trade a rich heritage and African American traditions in Art, Food and Music.

The Gullah Geechie people we will meet along the Trail are known for preserving more of their Art, Foodways, linguistic, cultural, and music heritage than any other African-American community in the United States.

The Gullah Geechie music evolved out of the conditions of slavery that characterized their lives. The influence and evolution of musical forms that arose from Gullah music can be heard in many musical genres, such as spirituals and gospel music, ragtime, rhythm and blues, soul, hip hop, and jazz.

Nowhere in America did the cooking of master and slave combine as gracefully as it did in the Lowcountry kitchen. As we travel through the low country, we will get a chance to learn from master Gullah Chefs and Natives like Bill Green to sample food like Red snapper, Red Rice, Okra Stone Ground Grits, Carolina Gold Rice, Whole Pork BBQ, Collard Greens, BBQ Oysters, Boiled Peanuts, Pimento Cheese, and Peach Cider, and Swamp Water Tea.

On this specially curated tour, we want you to hear the music, see the art, Taste the food and learn the whole story, And We Mean the Whole Story.

Charleston SC, Beaufort SC, St Helena, Hilton Head SC, Savannah GA
Start Charleston SC
Beaufort SC
St Helena SC
Hilton Head Sc
Savannah GA

New International African American Museum
New International African American Museum

International African American Museum in Charleston SC

Downtown Savannah GA
Downtown Savannah GA

Old Historic Riverwalk Downtown Savannah GA

Gullah Low Country Foodways
Gullah Low Country Foodways

Taste of The Gullah Geechie Low Country

Itinerary

DAY 1
Thursday - February 23
Arrive Charleston
3 pm Check-in Hotel
6 pm Welcome Reception and Gullah Geechie Historical Overview
Evening Free

DAY 2
Friday- February 24
International African Museum
Lunch on Own
Guided Tour of Charleston
Charleston Slave Markets
Low Country Group Dinner
Music Performance

DAY 3
Saturday -, February 25
Depart for Beaufort- St Helena SC
Check-In Hotel
Tour Beaufort
Penn Center
Lunch
Tour Beaufort
Dinner Beaufort
Music and Art Showcase.

DAY 4
Sunday - February 26
Breakfast
Tour St Helena
Sea-to-Table Experience with Bill Green -
Cooking Class
Traditional Gullah Dinner
Depart for Savannah
Check-in Hotel in Savannah

DAY 5
Monday - February 27
Tour Savannah
Lunch on your own
Savannah History and Architecture Tour
Farewell Dinner

DAY 6
Depart February 28
Lunch Hilton Head
Tour over at 3 pm
4: 00 Drop off at Savannah Airport

 

Tour info

Duration
6 days 4 hours
Group Size
14 to 42
Price starts at
2499 USD
Languages
English

Why take this tour?

Lets Get Your Gullah Grub On

On this  authentic African-inspired food experience, we will travel from Charleston to Savannah tasting and eating food grown and caught in the coastal regions and waters of South Carolina and Georgia—, LowCountry cooking is a hodgepodge of international influences: African, French, English, and Caribbean alike.

Come with us on this Lowcountry Food Crawl from Charleston, Hilton Head, and Savannah, and let's taste it all!...and I mean All OF IT! 

Destinations:

  1. International African American Museum
  2. Charleston French Quarter 
  3. Charleston Harbor
  4. Mother Emmanuel AME Church
  5. Denmark Vesey Slave Insurrection Park 
  6. The Charleston Battery 
  7. Downtown Beaufort
  8. Gullah Grub Foodways Center St Helena'
  9. The Penn Center on St Helena Island
  10. Hilton Head Island

ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL TOURS

We are a Black Heritage and Cultural Tour operator who is passionate and committed to delivering a soulful and historically accurate travel experience.

Our Black cultural travel experiences are designed to connect you to the amazing stories, food, music, art, and social activism of Black men, women, and children who were committed to using their talents and voices to create social change and develop new forms of creative expression.

Included

  • 3-4 Star Hotel

  • 1 SME Certified Tour Manager

  • 1 Assistant Tour Director

  • Luxury coach w/ AC + Wifi

  • Farm to Table Sea to Table Feast

  • New Green Book for Travel Gift Basket

  • 5 Breakfast

  • 1 Lunch

  • 3 Group Dinners

  • Gullah Cooking Class

  • International African American Museum Tickets

Excluded

  • AIRFARE

  • AIRPORT PICKUP

Things to know

Group Discount

Groups that book 10 or more persons will receive a 10% discount per passenger

Groups that book 10 or more persons will receive a 10% discount per passenger

Covid '19

We make sure that we follow governmental restrictions and policies to make sure that all our participants are safe.

We make sure that we follow governmental restrictions and policies to make sure that all our participants are safe.

Pricing

We required at least $250 deposit to secure your slot.

We required at least $250 deposit to secure your slot.

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