Travel with Olli
Sign up for these trips beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, with your payment in the Olli office (first come, firt served). You may also call 864.294.2998 to reserve your spot with a credit card.
February 23-24, 2018: Bulls Island, SC
Join fellow OLLI members on a two day, one night eco-venture just off the South Carolina coast. Visit Bulls Island, a 5,000-arce remote barrier island, and walk down Alligator Alley, soak up the beauty of Boneyard Beach or sit still at the viewing platform to witness Black Skimmers feeding on the beach. The Bulls Island Ferry will navigate estuary creeks to the island to view wildlife and the maritime forest. Enjoy dinner at a nearby local restaurant and an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Mt. Pleasant. After breakfast at the hotel, day two will take us back at Bulls Island to Boneyard Beach. Out local guide will share history about the refuge, identify birds and native plants (including edibles!) and provide a deeper understanding of the ecosystem of a coastal barrier island. After lunch, our group will depart for Hampton Plantation for a glimpse back at the culture that fueled the economy of the Lowcountry during colonial times. Our excursion will close with an early dinner at a favorite local restaurant and drive back to Furman.
$390 includes transportation (motor coach and ferry), hotel accommodations, four meals (breakfast, two lunches and one dinner - note: Saturday dinner not included), guides and tour fees. Limit: 30
Day Trips with Chumley Cope
If you like to explore... and learn secrets that pertain to the surrounding area, then join regional explorer Chumley Cope on a Beautiful Drive.
Friday, February 16, 2018: Finding History and Architectural Gems in Laurens Country, SC
Let's visit Laurens Country, where we'll join local experts - including an architect/preservationist - to visit lovely houses and churches. If you like to explore private homes, have an interest in architecture and enjoy authentic stories from the locals, then this trip is for you. A good local lunch will be part of the deal too. Join us!
$75 includes transportation, lunch and a congenial guide. Limit: 11
Friday, March 2,2018: On Location in hte Old Abbeville District
Join regional historian Chumley Cope on a day excursion to Abbeville - one of South Carolina's most imporant Upcountry settlement areas, between the end of the Revolution and 1865. We'll meet up with local guides as we walk,talk, enter and explore imporant buildings and sites, and hear Abbeville stories on location. Our trip will feature lovely backroads drives, a delicious lunch at the Village Grill, a peek inside the Belmont Inn, visits to the Burt-Stark House and Trinity Church, and more.
$75 includes transportation, lunch and a congenical guide. Limit: 11