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There is a special sparkle that falls over The Grand Stand in December. It’s not snow – the coastal climate is much too warm for that! Instead it’s a brand of holiday spirit unique to Myrtle Beach. During the holiday season each of the wonderful features of Myrtle Beach take on a special cheer, and annual events give visitors an opportunity to experience a Coastal Christmas. We will take you there during the Christmas season to see Myrtle Beach at its finest! Each of the area’s professional shows combine it’s signature entertainment elements with special holiday themes that will get you in the spirit! 

 

Day 1 – Home to Myrtle Beach 

We fly out today for a grand Coastal Christmas adventure in Myrtle Beach! Our home for the week is the lovely Hampton Inn & Suites, a beautiful spot right on the oceanfront. Each of our rooms has its own oceanfront view with a balcony! We will settle in, unpack, and rest a spell before getting to know one another during a pizza party at the hotel. We will then retire to our rooms where sleep will come easy in our comfy surroundings. 

Included Meals: Pizza Party 

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites (6 Nights) 

 

Day 2 – Myrtle Beach 

Rise and shine in Myrtle Beach and have a nice hot breakfast at your leisure. This morning is a perfect time to enjoy your surroundings by lounging at one of the pools, reading a book on your balcony, or sinking your toes into the white sands of Myrtle Beach! Then we depart & board “Island Time” to learn about the historic sights of the Grand Strand as we cruise the Intracoastal Waterway! We’ll enjoy a delicious boxed lunch during our narrated cruise through one of the most luxurious districts in Myrtle Beach. We will then return to the hotel to simply enjoy our ocean accommodations before we will head over to The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood, a landmark of the Grand Stand. Diners go station to station beneath mounted sharks at this all-you-can-eat seafood operation. It just happens to be a World Famous spot, so eat your heart out! After our memorable meal, our next entertainment venue will be The Alabama Theater for the South’s Grandest Christmas Show. It’s a high energy production show offering all kinds of Christmas music from secular to Gospel. This fantastic musical production is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! Now in its 27th season, Alabama Theatre was founded by the mega country music band by the same name. We then travel back to our hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 3 – Myrtle Beach 

Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning, then we drive to the Hopsewee Plantation for an interesting “Attic to Cellar” guided tour and a delightful lunch in their River Oak Cottage Tea Room. Built between 1735-1740, some 40 years before the American Revolutionary War, the Hopsewee Plantation was one of the South’s major rice plantations and the birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Only five families have owned the plantation since it was built, and it remains open to the public because of the desire of its owners, who still live in the house, to share its rich legacy! With Christmas approaching, the Plantation is sure to be festively decorated too! We will then make a short stop for some shopping at the Hammock Village on Pawleys Island before heading back to our hotel for some rest & refresh time. A delicious dinner is then served at Landry’s Seafood House. This evening we are treated to Christmas on Ice. This spectacular Christmas Ice show includes the most popular Christmas songs & high kicking girls. The show also features “the world’s largest floating ice pond,” which is lowered to the stage. Champion ice skaters will take to the pond and thrill us with their skating abilities. We will all leave with our spirits lifted! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 4 – Myrtle Beach 

Today enjoy breakfast at the hotel. First on the agenda is a visit to the remarkable Hollywood Wax Museum where the hand-sculpted wax figures appear so real! Grab a prop or two and have your picture taken with your favorite stars. We will then head over to Broadway at the Beach and enjoy lunch at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen for a delicious family-style lunch with classic Southern fare. Early this afternoon we will be treated to “Legends in Concert,” and witness on stage great impersonators of the classic stars of the past like Diana Ross, a young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and The Temptations. The performers are among the greatest collections of tribute artists in the country. They provide a blend of signature songs that the tribute artists are known for, as well as some timeless Christmas music everyone loves. Next we depart for the exciting Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show. This show features Blackbeard and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in a battle on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 5 – Myrtle Beach 

This morning we will leave for a great tour of Ripley’s Aquarium. It has 1.4 million gallons of fresh and salt water inside one building with amazing sea creatures swimming and creeping along just inches from you. Ripley’s has more than 15,000 marine life animals. During the holidays, the aquarium hosts The Festival of Trees, featuring fifty specialty decorated Christmas Trees that are stationed around the aquarium and each tree is decorated to remind us of America’s fifty states. The trees include fun facts about the states, like their state song, bird, song, symbol, motto, etc. and the ornaments represent things the states are known for. The aquarium will also host us for lunch as well as “Teas and Trees,” which treats us to special Christmas refreshments. Afterwards, we will return to the hotel to put a few extra layers on before our special evening ahead. At the lovely Brookgreen Gardens, we will be treated to a stunning site at their annual “Nights of a Thousand Candles.” Our dinner is served inside a heated tent. We can stroll the garden paths with a warm cup of cider or cocoa and enjoy a wonderland of twinkling beauty as we witness Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights! With carolers singing and Christmas entertainment around, our Christmas spirit will be high – what a magical evening! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 6 – Myrtle Beach 

Enjoy another breakfast at your leisure. We then travel to Georgetown, South Carolina. This small coastal town is filled with charm, history and personality – it’s the best kept secret in South Carolina! We will experience a city tour, have time to shop, and enjoy an included lunch before returning to our hotel. We will have time to just enjoy our ocean view before we depart for our evening events. Dinner will be served at the upscale Chestnut Hill Restaurant. Then we will leave for the Carolina Opry Christmas Special, featuring two hours of exciting music, comedy, and dance. This fantastic show is often called “The Christmas Show of the South!” The Theater is beautifully transformed with a multitude of Christmas trees, wreaths, and miles of Christmas lights into a winter wonderland for a show that is fun, sentimental, and visually stunning. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 7 – Myrtle Beach to Charlotte to Home 

One last breakfast at the hotel before we pack up, feeling refreshed to face the Minnesota weather after some really fun times in the sun, plus we’re ready for Christmas to come! Enjoy an included lunch with our new friends before boarding our direct flight home! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,499
Single: $2,849
Triple: $2,389
Quad: $2,339

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $164
Single: $200

Travel Bucks

$35 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

Roundtrip Airfare including taxes, fuel surcharges, & baggage fees! 18 Meals, and activities & events as stated in brochure



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 63°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
88°
Minneapolis, Mn
80°
A Coastal Christmas Myrtle Beach
Flyaway Departure Date:
12/06/2020
Flyaway Return Date:
12/12/2020

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Tour Highlights

6 Nights at Hampton Inn & Suites in Myrtle Beach in Oceanfront Rooms!
“South’s Grandest Christmas Show” at the Alabama Theatre
Christmas on Ice Show
“Legends in Concert” Show
Pirates Voyage Dinner Show
Carolina Opry Christmas Special Show
Hollywood Wax Museum
Intracoastal Waterway Luncheon Cruise
Hopsewee Plantation Tour & Lunch
Ripley’s Aquarium including “Festival of Trees and “Teas & Trees”
Brookgreen Gardens featuring “Nights of a Thousand Candles” and Dinner
Historic Georgetown, SC Tour
Special Meals at Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood, Landry’s Seafood House, Chestnut Hill Restaurant, & Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
88°
Minneapolis, Mn
80°
A Coastal Christmas Myrtle Beach
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 63°
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