Experience an exciting variety of world-class music, opera, and theater performances at Charleston's Spoleto Festival USA.

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Smithsonian at the Spoleto Festival

6 days from $3,695

Experience an exciting variety of world-class music, opera, and theater performances at Charleston's Spoleto Festival USA.

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

This tour has been exceptionally wonderful and far surpassed the tour description! The Spoleto events were fabulous and exciting... The entire trip was wondrous and exceptionally planned to delight and bring pleasure. 

- Phyllis B.

I have often wanted to attend Spoleto. Smithsonian made it easy and more rewarding.

- Jolyn T.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

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Overview

Experience an exciting variety of world-class music, opera, dance, and theater at Charleston’s Spoleto Festival USA.

Highlights Include:

  • *Performances: Enjoy prime seating for six of Spoleto’s top events along with presentations by a Smithsonian Journeys Expert. 
  • Special Access: Attend exclusive VIP lectures and meetings with Spoleto Festival staff, including General Director Nigel Redden.
  • Charleston: See the city of Charleston during a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit historic sites, and dine at some of the city’s famed restaurants. 

*Performance selections will be announced at a later date.

This tour has been exceptionally wonderful and far surpassed the tour description! The Spoleto events were fabulous and exciting... The entire trip was wondrous and exceptionally planned to delight and bring pleasure. 

- Phyllis B.

I have often wanted to attend Spoleto. Smithsonian made it easy and more rewarding.

- Jolyn T.

To see itinerary, please click on an option below.

Itinerary

Day 1 — Welcome & First Performance

After individual arrivals at your hotel in Charleston, gather for a welcome reception with your Smithsonian Journeys Expert Stan Engebretson. Enjoy a festive welcome dinner then depart the hotel for your first performance. (R,D)

Day 2 — Morning and Evening Performances

Enjoy a presentation by Stan Engebretson preparing you for the day’s events. Attend a stirring performance of Spoleto’s annual Chamber Music Series then enjoy a festive lunch at Magnolia Café. The remainder of your afternoon will be at leisure. After dinner independently gather in the hotel lobby and depart for your evening event. (B,L)

Day 3 — Boone Hall Plantation Tour & Evening Performance

Depart the hotel for Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. One of America's oldest working and living plantations, they have been continuously growing and producing crops for over three centuries. Enjoy a guided tour of the mansion and gardens. Afterwards, there will be a lunch in downtown Charleston. This evening attend a Spoleto performance. (B,L) 

Day 4 — Charleston Carriage Tour with Afternoon and Evening Performances

Take a narrated carriage ride through historic Charleston in the morning then return to the hotel for a presentation by Stan Engebretson. In the afternoon enjoy a special performance and return to refresh at the hotel. This evening depart for a spellbinding evening performance at Spoleto. (B)

Day 5 — Charleston Grill & Final Performance

Enjoy a presentation by Stan Engebretson. This afternoon will be at leisure then enjoy your farewell dinner at Charleston Grill. Afterwards attend your final performance. (B,D)

Day 6 — Depart for Home

Enjoy breakfast before individual departures from the hotel. (B)