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Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided sightseeing tour. Visit a plethora landmarks including Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; 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. Upgrade option available to include a tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House, one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures.
  • See multiple points of interest, including Rainbow Row and Colonial Lake
  • Take in great views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, and Patriots Point
  • Learn about the city’s pivotal role in America's history from your professional guide
  • Upgrade option available to include a tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House
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90-minute Narrated Historic Mini-Coach Tour of Charleston
Professional Driver/Guide
See over 100 Points of Interest
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This guided educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins with a look at the city’s former walls—and a stop at the Battery, a landmark defensive sea wall and promenade. It was named for an American Civil War coastal defense artillery battery at the site. Take in spectacular views of Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean; Fort Sumter, which is noted for two battles of the Civil War and Patriots Point on Charleston Harbor, home of the USS Yorktown, a World War II aircraft carrier.

Learn about Charleston’s pivotal role in American history along the way, from the American Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Pass by Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; historic Colonial Lake; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building, and White Point Garden, at the end of the Battery in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. 

Also, see St. Phillips Episcopal Church, a National Historic Landmark; Historic Charleston City Market, a 200-year-old city market that covers four downtown blocks plus more than 100 other points of interest.

An optional upgrade is available to include a guided tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House, a historic house museum and one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Gray Line of Charleston
Enjoy a guided tour of Charleston by mini-coach and learn about the city’s significant history. With your professional guide, explore the former city walls; visit the famous Battery Waterfront district; and stop at Charleston’s picturesque Battery Sea Wall for closer views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter and Patriots Point. This tour will entertain you with more than 300 years of Charleston’s rich history, from the American Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Learn from your guide about the city’s pivotal role in America's history with visits to famous sites such as Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, the Old Exchange Building and Whitepoint Gardens. You'll also see St Phillips Episcopal Church, the Public Market and more than 100 other points of interest. It's a great comprehensive overview of this charming historical city! Upgrade: Charleston Tour with a visit to the Joseph Manigault House:Upgrade your tour to include a visit to the restored Joseph Manigault House, a historic Charleston home constructed in 1803. Designed by architect Gabriel Manigault for his brother, Joseph, this 3-story, Federal-style brick townhouse reflects the lifestyle of the wealthy 19th-century rice-planting family and slaves who lived there. Explore this National Historic Landmark with your guide and discover why it’s considered one of the city’s most elegant and historically significant buildings in the city.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Joseph Manigault House
Visit the Joseph Manigault House (upgrade option available at checkout)
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
See Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
Pass By:  
St. Philip's Church
See St Philips Church
Pass By:  
Charleston City Market
See Old Market
Pass By:  
Four Corners of Law
See Four Corners of Law
Pass By:  
Rainbow Row
See Rainbow Row
Pass By:  
Battery & White Point Gardens
See Battery & White Point Gardens
Pass By:  
Colonial Lake
See Colonial Lake
Pass By:  
Aiken-Rhett House
Historic home located in downtown Charleston
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Charleston

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option.

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Perfect description
Jessica_K
, Jun 2021
Roy was a wealth of historical knowledge and made the tour so interesting! Having never been to Charleston, I truly appreciated everything he shared!
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Great tour
Mike_D
, Jun 2021
Very knowledgeable and polite tour guide. We have several friends planningto come here soon . We will definitelyrecommendthis to all of them.Great tour!
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Interesting and fun tour
Jennifer_G
, May 2021
Our guide was great. Very knowledgeable. He asked us questions prior to boarding about where we were from etc and incorporated it into our tour.
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Good tour of the city
Fernanda_H
, May 2021
The tour guide was very informative and he gave us a great tour of the city. In addition, we had tickets to tour the Mansion. We were not informed that the house tour runs on the hour and arrived there at the half hour. Therefore, we had to wait 30 minutes for the next tour.
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Fun Bus Trip
Patricia_N
, May 2021
Very interesting tour and our driver/narrator was quite funny! He did stop and places and we were able to take photos, however, some of the places I would have liked to have taken photos of we did not stop at.
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Great service!
Susan_G
, May 2021
Viator is easy to work with, emails keep you informed of bookings, you can chat with Customer service or call with questions.
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Great city tour
WScott_E
, Apr 2021
I believe “Bonnie” was our driver/ narrator. Best job ever ! We’ve done many tour bus city trips and this was the best. Saw far more of the city neighborhoods than expected, plus all the must-see stops. Well done.
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Charleston History Bus Tour was great
yacosta07
, Mar 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. My family and I learned a lot of history of Charleston. We loved it.
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We loved it
Priscilla_S
, Feb 2021
We really appreciate it very informative the tour guide was nice and had lots of information on the city please take this tour
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The best of Charlston
Scott_J
, Jan 2021
Bonnie, it guide, was just fabulous. Not only knew her stuff but had the personality to match. Would recommend this tour and her to anyone wanting to get a feel for this amazing place.
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