Charleston and Spoleto

June 5-8, 2018 

Trip Highlights

Join our tour to the beautifully preserved southern city of Charleston, featuring the Spoleto Festival USA where you have orchestra seats for 4 performances. Our expert guide is on site throughout the tour, overseeing the four-day program. You experience the old south on a plantation tour and museum tours, sample the local cuisine and glimpse the rich history strolling through this beautifully preserved town.  Early reservations are essential as previous tours have sold out quickly.

For over twenty-five years Carew Travel has partnered with the Theatre Development Fund and this tour contains all the features of our successful Spoleto tour collaborations.  Deposits due March 15.

Detailed Descriptions

Day One Tuesday June 5:   

Depart LaGuardia on Delta Airlines at 9:40am and arrive at Charleston airport at 12:15pm. Following lunch (included) you are introduced to the city’s history with a visit to the Charleston Museum. Check in to the Hampton Inn Historic District hotel. 

After dinner, you have orchestra seats for your first Spoleto Festival performance, Brahms’s German Requiem. Hear the power and rapturous beauty of Brahms’s masterwork performed by Westminster Choir, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Spoleto Festival USA  

Day Two Wednesday, June 6:   

On a city tour, experience the finest that Charleston has to offer: the French Quarter, the Rainbow Row of incredible homes in pastel colors, the Market, the Cathedral, historic Synagogue and the Old Citadel. In the afternoon explore the city’s history on a harbor cruise.

After dinner, you have theatre tickets for Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk which traces Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. This magical production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by the Russian Jewish tradition. The show is a production of Britain’s Knee High and Bristol Old Vic companies.

 

Day Three Thursday, June 7:  

Visit Middleton Place. This National Historic Landmark is home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens. Built in 1755, the House Museum interprets four generations of Middleton Family, with extraordinary family furniture, silver, porcelain, rare books and portraits on display. The property has miraculously remained under the same family stewardship for some 320 years, and today successfully preserves history for visitors to enjoy.  Enjoy lunch on site. 

Return to Charleston where you have free time to explore on your own.
 
Our next performance, Dorrance Dance, begins at 500pm.  Pushing tap dance’s rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries, tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance doesn’t play by anyone else’s rules. As the artistic director of Dorrance Dance, the MacArthur Fellow is known for creating genre-busting work that builds on tap dance’s rich history. Dinner follows.

Day Four Friday, June 8: 

Check out of the hotel after breakfast. Your final performance begins at 1100am, Chamber Music X. Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world’s most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs. Now in his ninth season as director and host, violinist Geoff Nuttall curates one of the most stimulating and boisterous chamber series in the country, at home in the intimate Dock Street Theatre. Full program details will be available in April 2018.

After lunch visit the Heyward Washington House, located within the original walled city, this 1772 Charleston double house was owned by Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The home is famous for housing President George Washington during his southern tour in May 1791. The Georgian Style architecture and furniture crafted by local Charleston cabinetmakers make this house truly unique. Our departure for the airport immediately follows for a 5:50pm flight to LaGuardia arriving at 8:02pm

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Notes & Pricing

This engaging experience includes:

  • Round-trip group airfare on Delta Airlines: LaGuardia / Charleston
  • 3 nights Hampton Inn Historic District Charleston
  • Breakfast daily, 3 dinners, 4 lunches
  • City Tour
  • Harbor Cruise
  • Middleton Place tour
  • Charleston Museum tour
  • Heyword Washington House Visit
  • 4 Spoleto Festival performances
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage and all transfers
  • On site Carew Travel tour director
  • Coach throughout

PROGRAM PRICES:

Per person (double occupancy): $1999

(Based on a minimum of 20 people)

Single Supplement: $350

DEPOSIT:  $400 per person due March 15

BALANCE: Due prior to April 30

CANCELLATION TERMS:

$400.00 deposit due immediately. Deposit is non-refundable. Final payment due April 30 and is non- refundable after this date.

Insurance is highly recommended.

RESPONSIBILITY:

Carew Travel Consultants Inc./TDf act only as agents for the passenger with respect to transportation and hotels, and exercise every care possible. However we can assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity in connection with the services of any airplane, train, auto motor coach or other conveyance used in carrying out these tours, or for acts of defaults of any company or person engaged in conveying the passengers or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour. We cannot accept responsibility for losses of additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other causes beyond our control.  All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. We reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the tour. The right is reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on our parts. The right is reserved to decline, accept, or retain any person as a member of the tour. Baggage is at the owners risk entirely. It is understood that the air ticket when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the passenger and the air company.

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