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Charleston, South Carolina

April 6 - 9, 2025

Trip Chairs:

Wendy Henderson & Tara Vittone

Reservations for the trip will open at 9:00 am on

Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

Please reload or refresh this page at 9:00 am and look for the red submit button below. Once you see it, fill in your first and last name and click submit to create your timestamp. After submitting your name, a registration page will appear.

Please complete the registration page with all the required details to finalize your reservation for this trip.

Priority will be given to Active and Honorary members.

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  • Three nights of luxurious accommodation at the Loutrel Hotel, a boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Historic Charleston.
  • Explore Charleston's rich history on a private walking tour. Highlights include St. Michael’s Church, the Battery, Rainbow Row, and former Slave Dwellings. Learn about Charleston's early years as a fortified city, its cultural heritage, and its role in rice production and slavery.
  • Experience the architectural heritage of Charleston with a selected ticket to The Charleston Festival, formerly known as the Festival of Houses and Gardens. This annual fundraiser by the Historic Charleston Foundation offers a unique opportunity to step beyond the doorways and garden gates, exploring the city's renowned architecture inside and out.
  • Delight in cocktails hosted by Julia Merck, the gracious mother of our member Elizabeth Lake, amidst the charming atmosphere of her private home and garden in Charleston, SC.
  • Embark on a special excursion outside of Charleston to visit Drayton Hall, the oldest preserved plantation house in America. Delve into the rich history and exquisite architecture of this historic landmark.
  • Enjoy cocktails hosted by Karen Lawson-Johnson, a member of the Greenwich Garden Club, at her riverfront home in Mt. Pleasant. Afterwards, walk to the nearby Post House Inn for dinner.

*Trip Highlights subject to change. 

Land Package Includes

  • Roundtrip private motor coach transportation will be provided from the airport to the hotel for those traveling on the designated group flights.
  • Private motor coach transportation during trip selected trip excursions
  • Three nights accommodations at the Loutrel Hotel Charleston
  • Hot European breakfast served in the Veranda Lounge from 7 am-10 am
  • Daily snacks and beverages provided on the Mezzanine Level
  • Happy Hour Reception daily from 5 pm-6pm, offering complimentary cocktails, beer, wine, and appetizers
  • Baggage handling for one bag per person at hotel
  • Three lunches and three dinners with wine
  • Entrance fees, taxes, and gratuities on all included features
  • Trip managed and accompanied by a professional from Beyond Group Travel, Inc.


Double Occupancy $3,499 per person
Single Occupancy $4,289 per person


A deposit of $750.00 is required to confirm your reservation.

**$250.00 is non-refundable upon deposit**

Cancellation Schedule

If cancellation is received between: Non-refundable amount per person:
June 18, 2024 and October 4, 2024 $250.00 per person
October 5, 2024 and January 5, 2025 $750.00 per person
January 6, 2025 and April 6, 2025 NO REFUND

An invoice will be emailed for your final payment, which is due by Monday, January 6, 2025.

Terms and Conditions


NOT INCLUDED:  Air fare, airline imposed checked luggage fees, meals, sightseeing, tickets, and transportation not mentioned under included features, personal and baggage insurance, and any items of a personal nature.



June 18, 2024 and October 4, 2024 $250.00 per person is non-refundable
October 5, 2024 and January 5, 2025 $750.00 per person is non-refundable
January 6, 2025 and April 6, 2025 NO REFUND

TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. offers "Trip Cancellation" insurance to protect the participant against non-refundable monies should you have to cancel for accident or medical reasons prior to or while on your trip.  Beyond Group Travel, Inc. will provide the participant with the appropriate insurance application upon receipt of the registration form and deposit.  The receipt of the insurance application by the participant will constitute the participant's acceptance or waiver of insurance coverage.

ACCIDENT & BAGGAGE INSURANCE: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. suggests that you have adequate accident and baggage insurance. Beyond Group Travel, Inc. is not responsible for personal injury, accident or illness, loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings. 

RESPONSIBILITY: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. acts only as agents for the suppliers of travel conveyance, transport, accommodation or other service and has no responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connections, loss, death, damage or injury to person or property or accident, mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or for any substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, with or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby.  Further, the participant participates in this tour at his/her own risk. Hiking, walking, use of various transportation and recreational vehicles, and other physical activity involve greater risk of physical injury than the activities which the participant may participate in during daily life, and by taking part in those activities, the participant incurs and assumes all risk that these activities present. RATES QUOTED ARE BASED ON INCLUDED TRIP COMPONENTS AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES THEREIN AT OR BEFORE THE TIME OF DEPARTURE. No revisions of the printed itinerary or its included features are anticipated; however, the right is reserved to make any changes, with or without notice, which might become necessary, with the mutual understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the individual participant. Package pricing is based on a minimum number of participants for trip to operate.  Beyond Group Travel, Inc. reserves the right to cancel program with a partial refund of deposit when the number of participants is below the critical level.  You will be informed of trip cancellation at least 2 months in advance.  Baggage is at the owners’ risk throughout the trip, unless insured by the participant.  The right is retained to decline to accept or to retain any person as a participant of this program at any time, subject only to the requirement that the portion of the total amount paid which corresponds to the unused services and accommodations be refunded.  If the entire program is canceled for any reason, participants shall have no claim other than for a partial refund.  By forwarding the deposit, the participant certifies that he/she has no physical, mental, or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/her or other participants and accepts the terms of this contract. The airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event; during the time participants are not on board their conveyances. If Beyond Group Travel, Inc. is the merchant on your credit card transaction, you agree to the following: Beyond Group Travel, Inc.’s services consist of facilitating the sale and paying the Suppliers, and once Beyond Group Travel, Inc. provides said services, you agree not to dispute the credit card charge. The tour staff is responsible for the group as a whole and will not be able to assist individuals extensively, either on a regular basis or in the case of serious illness or injury.

Making a deposit for this program, I hereby agree to hold Beyond Group Travel, Inc., harmless and release it from any and all liability for any damages, that I may incur with regard to the program, including but not limited to monetary losses, I may incur as a result of such interruption or cancellation of these travel plans.

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This is a moderate to active program requiring participants to be able to walk during tours. We request you be in good health with good mobility to best enjoy this trip. 

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