Miles of beautiful sandy beaches, inviting Southern hospitality, historic adventures and impressive Christmas Shows - this is the reason to join Perkiomen Tours for a Christmas Tour to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Home to an array of historic, cultural and eco-tour adventures, Myrtle Beach has long been a popular vacation spot. Some parts of it the boardwalk, the amusement parks go back to the classic vacation days of yesteryear. Join us at the beach as we get into the holiday spirit with Christmas shows at the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theatre & Legends in Concert. The highlights of our week will be a visit to Hopsewee Plantation and an evening visit to Brookgreen Gardens where you will revel in the holiday magic of Nights of a Thousand Candles. This holiday event is an extraordinary light display featuring thousands of sparkling lights and candles, all of which illuminate the lush, green gardens of Brookgreen. Come with us as we celebrate the Christmas season.
Tour of Hopsewee Plantation
Christmas Show at The Carolina Opry
Festival of Trees at Ripleys Aquarium
Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens
The Souths Grandest Christmas Show at Alabama Theatre
Legends in Concert Show
Barefoot Landing (optional)
Broadway at the Beach (optional)
8 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Today we depart for Myrtle Beach. With stops for rest and lunch, our arrival is scheduled for mid-evening. We will check-in to our oceanfront accommodations at The Beach Cove Resort, the location of our lodging for the next 4 nights. Dinner this evening is at your leisure.
This morning, after breakfast, we will tour Hopsewee Plantation, one of the oldest historic preservations open to the public in the United States. Hopsewee has been preserved since its construction between 1735 and 1740 and has remained essentially the same for almost three centuries. After a tour of the Plantation home, we will enjoy a lunch at the River Oak Tearoom at Hopsewee, offering great Lowcountry favorites! We will stop in Georgetown en route back to Myrtle Beach. After free time to freshen up at the hotel, we will enjoy dinner followed by the Christmas Show at The Carolina Opry. The Calvin Gilmore Theater is transformed into a winter wonderland where the magic of the season comes alive in The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, a dazzling, jolly, and sentimental musical celebration of America's best loved holiday. Dubbed "Father Christmas" by McClatchy papers, Calvin Gilmore produces and directs the show with his usual award-winning flair for production.
Today, after breakfast, we will visit Ripley's Aquarium for their Festival of Trees. While Myrtle Beach may not have forests of evergreens to wander through this holiday season, Ripley's Aquarium's halls will be decked with more than 100 trees as it brings the Festival of Trees display back for another year. After an included "tea" lunch we will head back to the hotel to relax and freshen up. This afternoon will be a special delight as Brookgreen Gardens comes to life amid the soft glow of more than 4,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights creating a delightful holiday experience. Each section has its own unique light display and nightly shows. Indoor exhibits are also offered during Nights of a Thousand Candles. Grab a cup of cider, walk the paths of the historic gardens, listen to carolers and hear the holiday bells ringing in the Christmas cheer. This event is held mostly outdoors; please dress accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes.
This morning will be free to sleep in and relax at your leisure. Transportation will be available to Barefoot Landing or Broadway at the Beach for those that would like to browse the shops and attractions. This afternoon will include a matinee show at the Alabama Theatre. This year's Christmas extravaganza brings an incredible combination of talent, scenery and special effects to the Grand Strand to produce a spectacular new holiday musical experience sure to put you in the season's spirit. The South's Grandest Christmas Show will instill the true meaning of Christmas with its combination of traditional Christmas classics and contemporary holiday favorites. After an included dinner we will be entertained by Legends in Concert. Experience the ultimate evening of entertainment! This international award-winning cast of accomplished tribute artists, talented singers and dancers, and a rockin' band, bring the music experience to life. You will see the stars of today and yesterday at this "Show of Shows".B, D
After breakfast we will depart for home. With stops for rest and meals en route, arrival home is scheduled for later this evening.B
For Your Information
Some events are held outdoors, please dress accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Shuttle|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10 |
Rt 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle|| Quality Inn |
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle|| Homewood Suites |
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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