Head Back to School with Charleston Place

Charleston, South Carolina – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Charleston Place’s acclaimed style of luxury travel becomes even more alluring this fall season, with a brand-new offer for lifelong learners seeking educational experiences. For an exclusive insider’s view of Charleston – locally known as ‘The Holy City’ because of its history of religious tolerance and the number of church steeples that punctuate the skyline – the Orient-Express hotel is offering a “Holy City Adventure” package.

The package invites guests to choose an adventure based on their interests and includes a minimum two-night stay in elegant accommodations; the guest’s choice of a culinary, history or photography tour per person; and a welcome amenity of sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries. The package is available from September 1 through November 11, 2012, with rates from $320 per room, per night (excluding taxes and gratuities).

The “Holy City Adventure” options include three packages, Peeling the Flavors of Charleston, Delving Back into History, and Capture the Moment. Peeling the Flavors of Charleston is a gastronomic journey of the city’s sizzling flavors and vibrant culinary traditions. It often begins at Charleston Place’s very own, award-winning Charleston Grill. For a city-wide menu, the Concierge team can coordinate a two-and-a-half-hour Culinary Tour, visiting up to five local restaurants, specialty food shops and stores. Evoking the feeling of a 17th-century residence, Charleston Place represents the city’s colorful past with the Delving Back into History package. History buffs can book the New Grand Calhoun Mansion Tour, and explore the city’s largest residence that features 35 rooms, a grand ballroom, Japanese water gardens, a 90-foot cupola and more; or opt for the Gullah Tour, where local resident Alphonso Brown shares the compelling stories of Black Charlestonians while visiting the Underground Railroad, Old Slave Mart Museum and Sweetgrass Market. Guided by a professional photographer, Charleston Photography Tour is designed to help capture the best shots of the picturesque city with the aptly named Capture the Moment package. Enjoy a private two-hour walking tour, and stroll through such historic landmarks as the High Battery, South of Broad and the French Quarter.