Tour Overview

  • Charter bus OR flight to Charleston, SC
  • Private charter bus transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Two Breakfasts, three lunches, and two dinners
  • Admission to Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon Museum
  • Admission to ghost tour
  • Walking tour of the city
  • Admission to Old Slave Mart Museum
  • Admission to Fort Sumter
  • Walking tour of Rainbow Row and The Battery
  • Admission to Middleton Place
  • Free Tour Leaders 1 Per 15 Paying Students
  • Zoni Tour Manager

Day 1: Historical Charleston

Depart from school and travel to Charleston.

Arrive in Charleston and meet your Zoni Tour Manager who will be your guide to the adventure ahead.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Explore the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, where you will learn about Charleston's colonial history of pirates and revolution.

Group dinner at a downtown eatery.

Engage in a thrilling ghost tour, discovering Charleston's haunted past as you search for spirits.

Check into the hotel and settle down for a restful night.

Day 2: Charleston's Charm and History 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Begin with a city walking tour, visiting the Charleston City Market, Waterfront Park, the French Huguenot Church, Dock Street Theater, and The Pink House. Snap Instagram worthy shots at each location as you take in the city's vibrant beauty.

Visit the Old Slave Mart Museum to delve into the history of Charleston's role in the slave trade.

Enjoy lunch at a local café.

Take a Charleston Harbor trip to visit historic Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. Learn about the battle that started the war as you trace the steps of the soldiers who lived here.

Savor the local cuisine with a delicious southern-style dinner before returning to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: Gardens and Farewell

Breakfast at the hotel.

Start the day with a walking tour of Rainbow Row and The Battery, learning about Charleston's antebellum architecture. Enjoy the colorful surroundings, pop into a local art gallery, and watch for dolphins in the harbor.

Visit Middleton Place, a historic plantation with beautiful gardens and a glimpse into the past. Tour the grounds to get an idea of what life was like for everyone who lived on the plantation.

Enjoy a final lunch at a charming local restaurant.

Depart from Charleston, returning to the school with unforgettable memories.

Must Know

Immersive Historical Exploration: Students engage with Charleston's colonial history while costumed interpreters and tangible artifacts bring the past to life.

Diverse Landmark Visits: The itinerary offers students a comprehensive view of the city's cultural and architectural heritage.

Meaningful Learning Opportunities: Students delve into Charleston's complex history fostering empathy and understanding.

Cultural Appreciation and Heritage: This tour encapsulates Charleston's charm, providing students with an understanding of the city's multi-faceted identity and creating lasting memories.

  • Charleston has a subtropical climate with mild winters and hot, humid summers. Pack accordingly and stay hydrated during the warmer months.
  • Embrace Southern hospitality and engage with locals in a friendly and courteous manner. Likewise, show respect for historic sites and follow any rules or guidelines provided.

  • Travel time to and from different parts of the country may modify these itineraries.
  • Itineraries are fully customizable.
  • Flexible payment plans are available.

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General Information

General information regarding student tours and field trips.

We offer a wide variety of customized educational itineraries based upon your curriculum requests and budget.

Tour inclusions vary depending on your itinerary, but all include transportation, accommodations, venue admissions, and most meals (as outlined in your proposal).

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Yes. All itineraries are fully customizable based upon your desired destination, curriculum requests, and budget needs.

Because we fully customize every itinerary, we can offer tours to any and every age group.

No, Zoni educational tours are not limited to school students alone. They can be arranged for college students, adult learners, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, language organizations, home-school co-ops, cultural schools/organizations, businesses, or individuals with an interest in acquiring knowledge and exploring new environments.

Absolutely. We cater to various group sizes, including homeschoolers, with fully customizable itineraries.

We require a minimum of ten paying passengers per group. We have no maximum group size.

Planning should begin as soon as possible. International travel is typically planned 12-18 months before departure.

Zoni Educational travel tours have trained Tour Managers and Tour Leaders accompanying the group. For domestic travel there will be one Tour Leader for every 10 students and for international travel, there will be one Tour Leader for every 6 students.

The Tour Leader is a representative from your school. The Tour Manager is affiliated with Zoni Tours and is well versed in the destinations visited.

Yes, for domestic travel we offer one free tour leader per ten paying passengers. For international travel, we offer one free tour leader per six paying passengers.

The itineraries listed on our website include examples of destinations that we travel to, but we are happy to customize a tour of any destination you wish to visit.

While many of our domestic tours are two-night/three-day itineraries, we can customize a tour for any desired length of time.

Your transportation needs will be provided by Zoni Tours, unless otherwise noted in your proposal.

Full names, dates of birth, emergency contacts, dietary restrictions, and any other relevant information needed for your itinerary.

Students and tour leaders will be responsible for securing traveler documents and information. Zoni will keep digital copies of passports and visas for international travel in case of emergency.

All forms are signed at registration along with terms and conditions. Documentation required by your school or organization may vary.

No. Group travel is secured under one booking.

No, seats will be assigned at the time of booking.

While not guaranteed, Zoni Tours will do everything possible to accommodate this request.

Flight changes are available at your own expense, subject to group leaders' approval.

Zoni Tours will accommodate special needs per ADA and section 504. We can secure accommodations in motorcoaches, hotels, and most eateries. However, elements of certain itineraries are not accessible to wheelchairs and other devices. Please make your Educational Group Tour Coordinator aware of any special needs when you begin your travel planning.