Gray Line Tours
You’re out teeing it up at some of the finest tracks in the Carolinas, but what about family & friends back at the hotel? The World Am is happy to help set them up for a day trip to experience some of the areas best attractions! Have your loved ones jump in to one or all of the AWESOME guided tours with our partners at Gray Line Tours! Check them out below…
HISTORICAL GEORGETOWN SHOPPING & SHELLING
Your tour takes you to a completely unspoiled barrier island, known as Shell Island, available only by boat. Besides thousands of shells, you can see everything from dolphins, to eagles, and more than likely a turtle or two plus many other four legged and winged animals indigenous to the area. The tour is highlighted by the narrative of areas of history, ghost lore, and legends that it is home too. The island landscape is dominated by an iconic Light House that no trip to the island can exclude. The tour continues to Georgetown, the third oldest English settlement in the state. A riding tour through the cities historical district is filled with Colonial, Revolutionary, pre-Civil War and Victorian buildings (many of which house unique shops and restaurants). After lunch in the historic downtown district and a short shopping excursion, it’s on to the South Carolina Maritime Museum celebrating the maritime history of South Carolina through its displays and artifacts. Then on to Georgetown County Museum. From revolutions, rivers, rice, magnolias, and marshlands, this museum provides a fascinating connection between them all…covering the city’s 300+ year history. Our final stop provides a visit to the World-Famous Hammock Shops in historic Pawleys Island. It provides the visitor a collection of unique and one of a kind shops!
Itinerary: Approximately 8 hours
MONDAY – AUGUST 26th, 2019
PRICE PER PERSON: $94.00
CHARLESTON – A HISTORICAL & SHOPPING TOUR
This 300-year-old port city was once considered the cultural center of the New World. Your tour allows you a comprehensive view of the largest intact colonial city in North America. Enjoy a guided escort through the old-walled city area, and see the world-famous Battery waterfront district, Dock Street Theater, St. Phillips Episcopal Church and the public market. Tour the interior of the Joseph Manigault House, the first Adam style house in Charleston (circa 1803) which boasts a lovely garden and gate house. Tour the Heyward Washington House, build in 1772 by a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and was residence to George Washington on his 1791 Southern Tour. As your tour continues, you will enjoy lunch on your own at the famous Charleston Market Place. Lastly, your own shopping expedition along historical King Street! U.S News and World Report named King Street as one of the country’s “Top 10 Shopping Streets.”
Itinerary: Approximately 9 hours
TUESDAY – AUGUST 27th, 2019
PRICE PER PERSON: $115.00
OF RIVERS & PLANTATIONS - GEORGETOWN COUNTY
As the site of the first European Settlement in North America (circa 1526) (by the Spanish), to the third oldest English settlement in South Carolina (circa 1729), Georgetown is full of history, southern charm, legends, and ghost tales. The tour takes you through the city’s historic district filled with colonial, revolutionary, pre-Civil War and Victorian buildings many of which house unique shops and restaurants. Of the more than 60 antebellum homes in Georgetown, the Kaminski House stands out as one of the most representative of the Georgian style of the era. Build on a overlooking the Sampit River, the Kaminski House is typical of the Low country “single house” style of the mid-18th century. Your adventure includes a full tour of its grounds and interior building. The next tour stop includes a visit to the grounds and building of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, one of the few original church buildings in South Carolina dating to the colonial period that is still in use today. After lunching, you will continue on to the plantation portion of our tour which includes Hopsewee Plantation (circa 1735), a beautiful example of local period architecture and furnishings, once the home of Thomas Lynch, Jr., Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Hampton Plantation (circa 1700’s), owned by many notable families, including another Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Henry Middleton Rutledge. The tour includes a study of the buildings’ architecture and the evolution of the home’s history as well as personal insights into the life and people that made up its history and called Hampton their home.
Itinerary: Approximately 7 hours
WEDNESDAY – AUGUST 28th, 2019
PRICE PER PERSON: $90.00
WILMINGTON CITY & CAPE FEAR RIVER TOUR
This beautiful 250-year-old port city is heavily inundated in Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War History. The Cape Fear River was a major contributing factor in providing a pathway for trade and industry through history, thus escalating the growth and stability of the region. This tour takes you into the historic district, rich in 18th & 19th century architecture. Weaving through the brick laden streets, your guide will bring to life the history of the homes, people and events that evolved throughout the past centuries. Our tour includes the Bellamy Mansion, one of North Carolina’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington. Next you will board the steam ship Henrietta to enjoy a nostalgic and relaxing adventure among the calm waters of the scenic Cape Fear River. The voyage provides a narration which includes historic points of interest and tales of days gone by. Back on land a shopping adventure awaits you at the Cotton Exchange. The Exchange is a collection of eight historically restored buildings, housing 30+ unique specialty shops, recreating the feel of Wilmington’s 19th Century working port days.
Itinerary: Approximately 8 hours
THURSDAY – AUGUST 29th, 2019