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Southern Charm: Road Trip in USA’s Deep South

Charlotte, Charleston, Savannah & Hilton Head

Best time to travel
Mar - Jun, Oct - Dec
Ideal length
10 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€3,199 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Charlotte and home from Atlanta.
  • 10 days’ pre-arranged car rental in a midsize SUV.
  • 11 nights’ accommodation in Charlotte, Charleston, Savannah and Hilton Head.
  • Memorable guided tour of historical Charleston and a “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” tour in Savannah.
  • Luxury experiences throughout including a southern food bicycle tour and a Hilton Head Island horseback trail.
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Let us bring the faithful cliché of delightful southern charm to life as you travel through the USA’s southern cities, steeped in history and culture. We have captured the essence of southern hospitality on this suggested itinerary to the south, guiding you towards some of the must-see sites and most delicious soul food. A self-drive discovery, allow us to take you to some of our favourite spots, arranging exciting tours and excursions, with plenty of time for your own exploration along the way. Home to an incredible history, celebrated cuisine and a distinctive culture, settle in and experience the warm embrace of America’s southern states.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Charlotte.

Upon arrival, pick up your rental car and drive to your luxury accommodation just outside the city, your home for the next two nights. Set out on a bike tour of the city, visiting sprawling parks and stately mansions as you stop regularly to enjoy delicious cornbread and tasty chicken wings.

Head for historic Charleston.

Drive to your luxury accommodation in the beautiful city of Charleston, where you will spend three nights. Enjoy a guided history tour of the illustrious city. Stroll through the streets and alleyways, while your knowledgeable guide talks you through the history, culture and architecture.

Drive to Savannah.

Arrive at your luxury accommodation, located in Savannah’s Historic District on Lafayette Square, your home for the next two nights. Explore the city before embarking on a discovery of the true story behind “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” with your guide, becoming immersed in the location where the story took place.

Your last stop is South Carolina.

Enjoy ultimate relaxation in your luxury beach resort, your home for the next three nights. Spend your days lazing on the beach or dipping your toes in the sparkling pools.

South Carolina
Traverse the Deep South on horseback.

Explore the natural beauty of South Carolina’s Lowcountry on a leisurely horseback ride. Venturing through the landscape of Hilton Head Island, meander through the trails, forests and lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve.

South Carolina Horseback Ride
Drive to the airport for your flight home.

Drop off your rental car and board your flight. Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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The Duke Mansion

The Duke Mansion

Just outside Charlotte’s city centre and surrounded by serene gardens lies The Duke Mansion. Step into a wonderful combination of southern charm and modern comfort.

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Belmond Charleston Place

The Charleston Place

Step into an urban sanctuary in historic Charleston, the Charleston Place. Set back from the street, the elegant property welcomes you with plush fabrics.

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Hamilton Turner Inn

Hamilton Turner Inn

Located in Savannah’s Historic District on Lafayette Square, the Hamilton Turner Inn is a beacon of Southern elegance in the city.

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Omni Hilton Head

Omni Hilton Head

The Omni Hilton Head is an oceanfront property located in the exclusive Palmetto Dunes community. The resort features classic and modern interiors and offers a range of luxury activities.

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What people are saying

“I’ve been a customer of OROKO for the last 12 months and have booked family holidays, ski trips and short breaks. The whole experience is brilliant; you explain the type of holiday that you are hoping to have, without specifying necessarily where and the team will present you a series of ideas and options, all costed out. It takes away all the stress of planning a trip. On top of this, you receive a full itinerary, and all activities can be sourced in advance. I’m a big fan.”

Emmet & family – Abu Dhabi, Jan 2018 | Dubai, Apr 2018 | Tenerife, Dec 2018 | Skiing, Megève, Feb 2019


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