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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

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Your guide brings history to life during this Charleston walking tour of the city's historical downtown. See notable buildings including the Nathaniel Russell House, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, and the Old Slave Mart Museum. As you walk over the flat and easy terrain with your guide, discover the history that occurred right under your feet and around every corner from Rainbow Row to the Battery.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Private Charleston Walking Tour

Private Charleston Walking Tour

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Take a private tour of Charleston on this exclusive walking tour. After meeting your guide, wander through the South of Broad area to visit the Charleston highlights like Waterfront Park, the Battery, and Saint Philips Church. Stroll through historic alleyways, admire architecture and scenery, and enjoy commentary from your licensed guide. Because this is a private tour, you can customize your itinerary to suit your interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit points of interest including Charleston City Hall; the Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.06
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$21.06
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Private Charleston Half-Day Middleton Place & Drayton Hall Tour with Lunch Box

Private Charleston Half-Day Middleton Place & Drayton Hall Tour with Lunch Box

We offer transportation for Private Groups and Families to explore all that the Charleston Area has to offer. Enjoy a beautiful ride up the Spanish Moss Canopied River Road to the historic Plantations in West Ashley. Each offers a unique perspective on antebellum life and educational programs for all ages.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$425.00
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$425.00
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Charleston Evening Walking History Tour

Charleston Evening Walking History Tour

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Take a walking tour of Charleston during the evening hours to enjoy cooler weather while learning about the city's rich history. As you wander along streets near the waterfront, you'll hear about Southern culture and present-day life in Charleston before diving into the city's past, dating back to 1650.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.95
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$29.95

Charleston's Best History Walking Tour

Charleston's Best History Walking Tour

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See the historical sights of Charleston on a walking tour with a guide who tells you about the city's long history. You'll wander along narrow streets and alleys, passing by antebellum homes and other attractions as you listen to stories about Charleston's past 300 years.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.72
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$30.72

Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

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Without a guided walking tour, you might miss some of the eclectic history and hidden nooks and crannies around Charleston that make this city such a gem. This walking tour takes you through the French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods to top sights such as the Rainbow Row, the Old Slave Mart Museum, and the Old Exchange, all while your guide shares stories from Charleston history and lore.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.80
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$21.80

Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

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Remote Daufuskie Island is accessible only by boat and remains largely undeveloped, despite its fame as the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel “The Water is Wide.” A guided tour makes the trip a cinch—this package includes round-trip ferry tickets, plus transportation between island attractions such as the First African Baptist Church and Mary Fields School, all visited with the benefit of commentary from your guide.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk

French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk

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This historical overview of Charleston's French Quarter highlights the Holy City's finest points of interest. Bring a camera to capture the beauty, and enjoy a breathtaking walk through colonial and early American architecture. Your native Charleston guide will show you unique landmarks with intriguing narratives of how these structures originated. The tour includes visits through cobblestone alleys and passages to admire the spectacular historic fabric of the district. The tour also includes an easy stroll along Charleston's majestic harbor with its castle and forts that shaped much of America's maritime and military history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.00
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$28.00
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Supernatural Charleston Tour

Supernatural Charleston Tour

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Discover the spooky charms of South Carolina on this supernatural walking tour. Walk the nighttime streets of Charleston as your guides share chilling tales of public executions, exhumations, and violent episodes of the Civil and Revolutionary Wars. This 90-minute tour is led by local authors who are experts in supernatural history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

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Travel back to Colonial times aboard a horse-drawn carriage and discover more than 300 years of history on this guided, 1-hour tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches and gardens of yesteryear on this narrated tour around historic Charleston. Enjoy the romantic clip-clop sound as this educational adventure winds through the streets and learn about this ‘Holy City’ and its rich history and role in Civil War times. See the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the most historic buildings in America, and much more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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Private Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

Private Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

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Travel back to Colonial times aboard a horse-drawn carriage and discover more than 300 years of history on this private, 1-hour tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches and gardens of yesteryear on this narrated tour around historic Charleston. Enjoy the romantic clip-clop sound as this educational adventure winds through the streets and learn about this ‘Holy City’ and its rich history and role in Civil War times. See the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the most historic buildings in America, and much more. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.00
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$275.00
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Hilton Head Honey Horn Admission with Guided Tour

Hilton Head Honey Horn Admission with Guided Tour

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Begin your Honey Horn experience with this guided tour around the museum's picturesque and historic grounds. Visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings,and learn about the gardens, plants,and trees on site.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00
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$12.00

Charleston History and Hops Tour: Bar and History Walk

Charleston History and Hops Tour: Bar and History Walk

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Come live the Local Life with Captain Bryan or Guide Adam Moore! This experience is for guests who enjoy sipping their way through a new city full of history. This is not a classic "sit there and shut up tour" but an opportunity to engage with a local. The licensed guide will meet guests at the initial bar establishment and receive a complimentary appetizer and the opportunity to purchase some of the areas finest beers/ mixed drinks while the guide goes over the historical roots of the city. From there guests will walk the historical alley ways and cobblestone streets of Charleston to several cultural sites included a dungeon, the original city theater, and 300 year old homes. A second bar will be the site of another sit down where the guide will relate stories specifically regarding the Prohibition era in Charleston and its affect on the populace. Towards the end of the experience guests will find themselves in a local park along the waterfront. Come live the local life!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.75
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$29.75
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Behind the Scenes of Shem Creek Shrimp Walking Tour

Behind the Scenes of Shem Creek Shrimp Walking Tour

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This walking tour led by Captain Bryan is not your average "sit there and shut up" tour where the guide won't even remember you. Rather, after brief introduction, Captain Bryan will lead you on a historic journey of how Shem Creek came to prominence with its famous shrimping fleet and much more. Unlike any other tour in the area, guest have the ability to see the industry at work. Perhaps the group will meet Mr. Rector at Geechie Seafood with his several shrimp boats, beautiful reminders of the bountiful harvest to be conducted offshore. Furthermore, sample some of the key lime pie made by the family of Mrs. Fitch who is the owner of Mt. Pleasant Seafood or try your hand cast netting or a crabbing. This is not a tour, it is an experience to immerse yourself in the Shem Culture. Take back history, culture, language, snacks, but most of all guests will take from this experience an underlying appreciation for our local shrimpers and the history behind these hard working men and women.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.52
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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

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Experience more than 300 years of history on this guided carriage tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches, and gardens as your horse-drawn carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. Belgian and Percheron draft horses will you lead you through the streets while you learn about this “Holy City” and its role in the Civil War.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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90-Minute Historic Walking Tour of Charleston

90-Minute Historic Walking Tour of Charleston

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Charleston’s historic alleyways and pocket gardens can’t be reached by car or carriage, making this Charleston walking tour an excellent option for visiting the Holy City’s enticing nooks and crannies. Follow a guide through the French Quarter, down to the Battery, and right past Rainbow Row as you learn about the city’s 350-year history from a licensed tour guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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Charleston City Walking Tour with Edmondston-Alston House Admission

Charleston City Walking Tour with Edmondston-Alston House Admission

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This Charleston walking tour not only takes you to top sights around downtown Charleston such as the Battery and South of Broad Street, but also includes access to the Edmondston-Alston House, a gorgeous 19th century home with unobstructed views of the Charleston Harbor. After learning about Charleston history on a guided walking tour, visit the house for a peek inside the lives of Charleston’s elite class—and an unforgettable view.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston

Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston

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Middleton Place is one of the most popular plantations in the Charleston area, but getting there can be tricky without a private car. This tour makes it easy by including transportation from downtown Charleston aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned van, plus a guided tour of the house upon arrival. A 3-course lunch is also included for a taste of Lowcountry cuisine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.90
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$120.90
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Charleston Historical Walking Tour: Pirates, Patriots, and More

Charleston Historical Walking Tour: Pirates, Patriots, and More

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Discover the "Holy City" with a professional Guide on this comprehensive Walking Tour through the popular sites of Charleston, South Carolina. Follow your guide on a leisurely stroll down cobbled alleyways and boulevards lined with grand antebellum homes as you listen to a highlight reel of Charleston history. Stop long enough to snap photos at top landmarks like the Battery, Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, Old Customs Exchange, Nathaniel Russell House, Whitepoint Garden, and St. Michael's Church. Walk with us and learn about bawdy taverns & pirates, heroic patriots, the grandeur of antebellum architecture, the devastation of the Civil War, and much more! History will come alive as we stroll through the historic streets and gardens of the “Holy City.”
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

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An air-conditioned sightseeing bus offers a refreshing Charleston Sightseeing Tour for summertime visitors trying to escape the heat or those with limited mobility. Roll by popular "Holy City" sights like Rainbow Row, the Battery, White Point Gardens, Nathaniel Russell House, and St. Michael's Church from wide viewing windows while your guide informs and entertains with stories from Charleston's rich past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
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Beaufort Ghost Tours

Beaufort Ghost Tours

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We visit all the local Haunts. We cover local history as it pertains to the ghosts of Beaufort as well as the ghost stories. We also check for spikes in electro magnetic frequencies and attempt to catch electronic voice phenomenon.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.60
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$20.60
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Small Group Haunted History Walking Tour of Charleston

Small Group Haunted History Walking Tour of Charleston

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Discover Charleston’s shadow side on this small-group ghost tour of the Holy City. A seasoned guide takes you to top Charleston haunts while regaling you with spooky stories from the city’s past. This tour only operates after dark, making for a fun way to explore Charleston at night.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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$25.00
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$25.00

Charleston City Bus Tour with Charleston Museum Admission

Charleston City Bus Tour with Charleston Museum Admission

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Beat the heat while touring Charleston on this minibus tour. Relax and ride in comfort as your driver takes you to top Charleston sights such as Colonial Lake, Rainbow Row, and Whitepoint Gardens. As a bonus, this tour includes admission to the Charleston Museum—visit the downtown location on your own schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.95
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$37.95
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