Tours Customized to Fit Your Group

History, culture, arts & entertainment and adventure are all a part of our uniquely welcome experience. Trips can include visiting a Native American cultural center, paddling down the Catawba River, strolling through the beautiful Glencairn Garden or sipping tea in an old rural schoolhouse. Only 20 minutes from Charlotte, NC, York County is the perfect home base for a variety of experiences under Carolina blue skies.

Shall We Gather at the River

”A Faith-Based Journey” in the Bible Belt

8 Attractions

  • Billy Graham Library
  • NarroWay Productions
  • Canaan Zipline Tour
  • Catawba River
  • Catawba Indian Cultural Center
  • Museum of the Alphabet
  • Mexico-Cárdenas Museum

1 Night

  • Best hotel prices are from October through February

3 Meals

  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Download a pdf of the “Shall We Gather” Tour Itinerary

Holiday Celebration Tour

During the holidays, share our nature and history (November and December only)

7 Attractions

  • Old Town Rock Hill
  • ChristmasVille
  • Catawba Indian Cultural Center
  • Glencairn Garden
  • White Home
  • NarroWay Productions
  • Historic Brattonsville

1 Festival

  • ChristmasVille in Old Town Rock Hill

2 Nights

  • Great hotel prices this time of year

5 Meals

  • 2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinner

Download a pdf of the “Holiday Ornament Tour” Itinerary

From Chains to Change

An Evolution of African-American History

11 Attractions

  • Clinton Junior College
  • Winthrop University
  • Museum of York County
  • Sanders Peach Farm
  • Historic Brattonsville
  • McCrory’s Lunch Counter
  • Carroll School

Shop your Lunch Away!

  • Market Gift Shop at Garden Cafe

2 Nights

  • Best hotel prices are from October through February

4 Meals

  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Download a pdf of the “From Chains to Change” Tour Itinerary


Garden Tour

Embark on a journey of nature, history and enjoy fresh produce, exquisite gardens and a network of trails along the way.

10 Attractions

  • Anne Springs Close Greenway
  • The Peach Stand
  • Daniel Sotwe Botanical Gardens
  • Lake Wylie
  • Glencairn Garden
  • The Garden Café
  • MamaBeehive’s Honey Farm
  • Bush-n-Vine Farm
  • Black’s Peaches & The Cotton Belt Bakery
  • Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill

2 Nights

  • Best hotel prices are from October through February

5 Meals

  • 3 breakfast, 2 lunch

Download a pdf of the Garden Tour Itinerary

Student Tour

Learn through experiencing nature, science, art, history and adventure.

11 Attractions

  • Museum of York County
  • Catawba Indian Cultural Center
  • Historic Brattonsville
  • Five & Dine
  • Anne Springs Close Greenway
  • Camp Canaan
  • Baxter Town Center
  • Carowinds

3 Days

  • Best hotel prices from October through February

7 Meals

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Download a pdf of the Student Tour Itinerary

Highlights of York County

Enjoy unique experiences that will engage all five of your senses. From a high-flying adventure over the Catawba River to experiencing life in the Revolutionary Carolina backcountry, or share the stage with the cast and crew of a major production and learn about the traditional dishes, dances and unique heritage of the Catawba Indians.

York County’s Experiential Tours are sure to create unforgettable experiences and stories you’ll share for a lifetime.

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“This is the best trip we have ever taken! Our itinerary was perfectly timed and the directions were exceptional.”


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