CHS Special Tours

CHS Special Tours

charleston-929080_960_720CHS is celebrated and sought out as the premiere source of Charleston private garden tours for groups and individuals by visitors and experts around the world. Our Special Tours program has been experienced by groups reaching from Seattle and San Diego to Great Britain and Australia. This full service, intimate tour of Charleston plantations and exclusive private gardens is led by two of CHS’s own licensed Charleston city tour guides a with each tour carefully curated to the whims and desires of our lucky visitors.

Recently Charleston was ranked No. 1 on the Travel & Leisure 2016 W list of the World’s Best Cities

We have two tour packages offered for groups varying in sizes and needs that can be fine-tuned to accommodate a more specific travel and garden wish list. Check out both packages below as well as the Planning Your Trip information that follows!

 

11224536_10206547401704878_2876493289237168209_nSINGLE DAY WALKING TOUR
9am – Noon
Available Sept – May

Three hour walking tour of private gardens in the historic downtown Charleston area guided by trained and registered Charleston city tour guide(s) based on size of group.

Includes
Private access to 3 – 4 Charleston residential gardens curated by CHS to fit your group’s specifications
Historical landmarks and homes pointed out along the garden tour routes
Certified Charleston city tour guide(s) and one CHS group liaison

Pricing/requirements

Tier 1: Minimum of 8 and maximum of 20 guests
Requires 1 Charleston city guide & 1 CHS liaison

Tier 2: Minimum of 21  and maximum of 40 guests
Requires 2 Charleston city guides and 1 CHS liaison

Tier 3: 41 guests and up (guide requirement based on groups of 20)

Pricing is based on size of group and required number of city guides per 20 guests
Pricing is for 3 – 4 private gardens. Gardens can be added for additional cost
Lunch in a private garden  can be arranged at an additional cost

While CHS does not arrange accommodations, we are happy to recommend several quality lodging options for your stay.

For pricing details and scheduling please email Events & Tours Coordinator Debbie Davis or by calling 843.579.9922

 

11265115_10206547401864882_3035260321634930216_nMULTI-DAY GARDEN TOUR
(Three or Four Day Tours)
Available Sept – May

Multi-day tour of private and public gardens and historic homes of Charleston. This tour can be adapted for a three or four day event. Pricing is set on a per day/per person basis. All tours require a certified Charleston city tour guide(s) and one CHS group liaison based on size of tour group.

Includes
Day 1:
Evening welcome wine & cheese reception in a private Charleston garden
(group sets restaurant reservations based on CHS recommendations)

Day 2:
Private access to 3 – 4 Charleston residential gardens curated by CHS
Visit to a downtown Charleston property (ie: Nathanial Russell House)
Lunch in a private Charleston garden (optional)
Guided bus tour through downtown Charleston
(group sets restaurant reservations based on CHS recommendations)

Day 3:
Full day tour to Middleton Place and Drayton Hall historic plantations and gardens
Lunch at Middleton Place
(group sets restaurant reservations based on CHS recommendations)

Day 4:
Tour of downtown public Charleston gardens and  historical Charleston areas

Pricing/requirements
Each day of tour is priced to include the following on per day/per person  basis:
Certified tour guide fees
CHS service and arrangement donation
Lunch and reception arrangements

Tier 1: Minimum of 8 and maximum of 20 guests
Requires 1 Charleston city guide & 1 CHS liaison

Tier 2: Minimum of 21 and maximum of 40 guests
Requires 2 Charleston city guides and 1 CHS liaison

Tier 3: 41 guests and up (guide requirement based on groups of 20)

Pricing is based on size of group and required number of city guides per 20 guests
Day 2 pricing is for 3 – 4 private gardens. Gardens can be added for additional cost

While CHS does not arrange accommodations, we are happy to recommend several quality lodging options for your stay.

For pricing details and scheduling please email Debbie Davis or by calling 843.579.9922

*Customized tours available at additional cost

11119153_10206547400544849_4219821886869855834_nPLANNING YOUR TRIP
CHS works closely with other non-profits and businesses to ensure your trip is filled with rich and fulfilling experiences from start to finish. Debbie and our guides will consult with you to make sure you are satisfied with the diversity and comfort of your visit.

CHS can work closely with you to handle all logistics of your time in Charleston with the exception of lodging, although we can highly recommend several options for your travel planning needs.

Charleston is known as much for its culinary reputation as for it historic and horticultural heritage, and we will gladly help with your dining plans by recommending some of the best restaurants that Charleston has to offer. We can also help recommend and arrange transportation for your group during your tours throughout the Lowcountry.

Our Special Tours program continues to grow in popularity as groups are booking over a year in advance to secure the prime spots and times to visit. While Charleston weather provides for garden tours all year round, if you are interested in a specific time frame its best to book way in advance.

Our tours are available only from Sept. through May of each year (with the exception of certain dates in April).

If you are interested in booking a tour or need more information please email Debbie Davis or call us at 843.579.9922.

We look forward to welcoming you to Charleston and sharing our rich horticultural heritage with you and your group.