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Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour

Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour

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Combine Charleston’s history with unique food samplings on this small-group culinary walking tour. Explore Charleston’s Old and Historic District, discovering the local landmarks and cuisine of locally owned and operated restaurants. Enjoy enough local favorites to make a meal for most visitors. All food tastings are included on this fantastic introduction to the ‘Holy City.’
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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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
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Boone Hall Plantation Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Boone Hall Plantation Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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Visit Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens on this 4.5-hour tour from Charleston. One of the oldest working plantations in the United States, Boone Hall was founded in 1681 and still grows crops. During your tour led by a guide in period costume, you'll see the plantation's slave quarters and learn about its history and modern-day use. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour of just 15 people.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours

Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours

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This private sightseeing tour of Charleston offers a local perspective on the most charming city in the South. Beat the crowds of bus tours and go where carriage rides can’t as your licensed guide drives you around the peninsula in the comfort of a private vehicle. As you drive past top sights like Waterfront Park and the Battery, hear stories of Charleston history and culture in the Holy City.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Charleston's colonial history, laid-back vibe, and beautiful sites continue to steal the hearts of visitors to the Holy City. See the highlights of the peninsula in comfort on this 90-minute guided tour on a climate-controlled minibus with a maximum of 15 passengers. This narrated tour keeps you cool as you ride past must-see Charleston sights such as the Battery, the Citadel, Old City Market, and Hampton Park as well as enjoy spectacular views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse at a distance. Bonus: Admission to Charleston Powder Museum is also included with the price of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Holiday Festival of Lights Tour with Transport

Holiday Festival of Lights Tour with Transport

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The Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park is a Charleston holiday tradition, but it can be difficult to get to without a private car. Ease your transportation woes by booking this tour, which leaves directly from an easy-to-find location in downtown Charleston and heads straight to the park. Skip the hassle of parking at the popular event, and spend more time admiring the 700 displays and 2 million lights that make the festival shine.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Charleston's Upper King Street Culinary Tour

Charleston's Upper King Street Culinary Tour

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Get to know Charleston through its food on this walking tour of Upper King Street. Meet with culinary innovators and learn about their edgy and creative styles that have turned this once off-the-beaten-path area into a lively destination for food lovers. Along the way, sample dishes at local restaurants and eateries.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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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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Charleston's TV & Movie Tour by Van

Charleston's TV & Movie Tour by Van

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Eclectic Tours of Charleston is proud to present this exclusive driving tour starring dozens of locations from popular TV and movies filmed around Charleston. This jam-packed route covers the entire peninsula in a climate-controlled van that seats 10 passengers comfortably. Ride along and glimpse recognizable sites from The Notebook, Southern Charm, Cold Mountain, The Patriot, Dear John, The Righteous Gemstones, Halloween, and more, combined with the city’s iconic landmark buildings throughout Historic Downtown. It’s the perfect blend of past and present. We’ll even stop at a celebrity-owned restaurant for a complimentary beverage along the way. You’ll love this Blockbuster Tour!
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  • 2 hours
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Historic Charleston Walking Tour with Certified Guide

Historic Charleston Walking Tour with Certified Guide

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Learn about the history of Charleston on a walking tour with a Charleston native who leads you past some of the city's many heritage sites. As you go, hear about local events related to the American Revolution and the Civil War.
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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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Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

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Experience the charm and beauty of Charleston on a morning or afternoon walking tour. With an entertaining guide, take a leisurely stroll through the city’s Historic District, passing antebellum mansions, hidden gardens, historic churches and graveyards, as well as famous sites like Fort Sumter, Rainbow Row, and the Waterfront Battery. Along the way, learn about Charleston’s rich history and contemporary culture.
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2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

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Tour the city like a local! This 2-hour historic walking tour of historic downtown Charleston is the perfect introduction to the city. You will walk through the historic streets and scenic alleyways of the famous French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods, covering nearly 350 years of amazing history, architecture, culture, and geography! City-Certified Guide and member of Palmetto Guild.
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Free People of Color History Tour

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Free People of Color History Tour

The Free People of Color History Tour uncovers Charleston's east-side neighborhood, a 300-year-old African-American community. Discover how free people of color witted and gritted their way out of slavery, and learn about the trials and tribulations that still exist in this community today.
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Historic French Quarter Walk of Charleston

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Historic French Quarter Walk of Charleston

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This historical overview of Charleston's French Quarter highlights much of the Holy City's finest points of interest inside the national historic district. Bring a camera if you have one, and enjoy a breathtaking walk through colonial and early American architecture. Your native storyteller/guide will show you some of America's most unique landmarks with intriguing narratives of how these structures originated in the historical fabric of the city and nation. The route includes visits to admire beautiful parks with historic monuments, especially along the waterfront with its expansive views of Charleston's great harbor with its castle and forts that shaped much of America's maritime and military history.
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Evening Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

Evening Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

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Discover downtown Charleston on a Southern-style carriage ride that passes through the Commercial District and Waterfront Park. Learn about the history, architecture, and people of this old South Carolina city throughout the tour.
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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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Charleston Driving Tour

Charleston Driving Tour

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Enjoy a Private 2 hour Historic Charleston Driving Tour with a Certified Charleston Tour Guide.  Enjoy Luxury Transportation with a Certified Tour Guide with our unique Door-to-Door Service from your home or hotel.  Feel free to bring your cooler and beverages as it is highly encouraged.  We are proud of show off Charleston and give guests a deeper insight into Charleston's rich historic past.  Our Certified Tour Guides and Limousine vehicles make the difference.
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Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

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Hidden Gems does not take you through the crowded areas of the historic district. No traffic on the roads or hoards of tourist taking up the sidewalk. It's a leisurely stroll past twelve national historic landmarks, spectacular gardens, massive ironwork, and maybe even see a celebrity or two.
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High Society of Charleston II: Combo Package Walking Tour with Art and Wine

High Society of Charleston II: Combo Package Walking Tour with Art and Wine

This original Charleston walking tour is not offered anywhere else in town! You'll stroll the most beautiful streets and lanes learning of the artisans, artists, architects, and landowners who built the rich city of Charleston. Lead by Travel Writer and Licensed Tour Guide, Jill Paris, Owner of Eclectic Tours of Charleston, this unique tour experience ends with a special visit to one of Charleston's premiere Art Galleries where you'll learn about local artists connected to the city and sip sparkling wine or sweet tea. The building itself holds some mysterious aspects you won't want to miss! Highlights* Unique Historic Charleston walking tour PLUS a visit to an exceptional Art Gallery and Wine Reception* Subjects cover History, Art, Culture, Civil War, Flowers and Trees, and unusual facts that make Charleston so charming* Tour lead by Travel Writer and Licensed Tour Guide, Jill Paris* Plenty of time to stop and take Instagram-worthy snaps
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Frankly Charleston BHT (AM)

Frankly Charleston BHT (AM)

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We are a family that wants to share with the tourist of Charleston, SC the African American History of this great Holy City. On this motorized tour, we will take you through the moments of Charleston's greatest triumphs and Charleston's most horrific disasters. So come along and learn with us. Below the surface of Charleston's modern attractions lay secrets that constantly escape all but the most informed or inquisitive visitors.
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Frankly Charleston Walking Tour (PM)

Frankly Charleston Walking Tour (PM)

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Come experience “The Other Charleston” as a walking tour. Frankly Charleston Black History Tours and Sightseeing offers a historical stroll through the antebellum section of the 5th ward of colonial Charles Town (now known as Wraggborough).Experience not only the reclaimed acreage of what was once known as the suburbs, but also a predominantly African American colonial neighborhood. During this tour, you will also witness: Colonial parks known as mallsLive Oak trees Suburban plantation mansionsRenovated colonial architectureHistorical ChurchesAnd much, much more!
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Badass Broads-Charleston

Badass Broads-Charleston

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Every badass history has a badass...HERSTORY. Walk with us as we celebrate Charleston's. We have a very rich story and the women of Charleston have played an enormous role in it. This is the only tour in the city showcasing badass women.
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Scandalous Charleston Tour

Scandalous Charleston Tour

Explore the scandalous side of the Holy City on this historic Charleston walking tour. Follow a local expert through Charleston back alleys and boulevards en route to its famous attractions like Saint Michael’s Church and the Four Corners of Law, plus notorious colonial party spots, homes of antebellum womanizers, and more. Along the way, your guide shares stories that air Charleston’s historical dirty laundry.
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