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Get all the thrills of a Charleston ghost tour without any walking on this haunted horse and carriage ride. A horse and carriage takes you down twisting side streets and cobbled alleyways with ease as your guide shares spooky stories from Charleston’s past. Make your way past the Mills House, the Circular Congregational Graveyard, and and Provost Dungeon in the heart of the Holy City.
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.
Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the heart of historic Charleston on a guided tour through the heart of the city. Soak up the old fashioned charm of cobblestone streets lined with antebellum houses, lush gardens, and landmark churches as you listen to stories about Charleston history, architecture, and culture.
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.
This walking tour and interactive lunch combo provides a two-in-one experience in Charleston. With a celebrated local chef, Forrest Parker, you'll start with a 1.5-hour historical walking tour about the influences of Lowcountry food in the city of Charleston. Then watch a cooking demonstration from Parker before enjoying lunch paired with wine.
Watch the sunset from the water on a 2-hour evening cruise aboard an 84-foot (25-meter) classic tall ship. As the crew hoists the sails of the schooner, you'll glide through Charleston Harbor to enjoy the glow of twilight over one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Drinks are available for purchase on board.
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.
Go a bit off the beaten path while in Charleston with this guided walking and eating tour of Upper King Street, an area that is bursting with delicious food. Just make sure your stomach is empty. Sample some South Carolina staples and learn about the history of food in Charleston.
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!
Get out on the waters of Charleston Harbor during this cruise aboard an 84-foot-tall (25-meter) classic tall ship. As the crew hoists the sails of the schooner, you'll glide past some of the city's historical sights and watch for dolphins in the water. Drinks are available for purchase on board. Select a departure time when booking.
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.
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.
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.
A Charleston walking tour is the best way to experience the Holy City for the first time. This tour takes you on a leisurely stroll of a 12- to 15-block area of Charleston’s historic downtown: pass by parks, gardens, mansions, and landmarks, including the Powder Magazine. As you walk, your guide shares entertaining and informative stories about Charleston’s fascinating past.
A walking tour of Charleston is especially pleasant when done in a small group of just 15 people or fewer. Avoid overcrowded sidewalks and photo ops as you follow your guide through the historic French Quarter, past the mansions of Broad Street, and down to the Charleston Battery. As you walk, your guide regales you with tales of Charleston's fascinating history, which is all too easy to miss if you forgo a guide.
We offer a Private Sunset Cruise for up to 20 passengers. You and your family or friends enjoy being on the water with a Licenced Captain and Crew to attend to your needs. We provide unique local knowledge of Charleston Harbor. You play the music you want. Bring anything you would like to eat or drink. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a beautiful Charleston Sunset.
You're cordially invited to attend a walking tour like no other featuring the lavish lifestyles of Charleston's wealthiest Historic residents. Travel Writer and registered tour guide, Jill Paris, Owner of Eclectic Tours of Charleston, leads you through the tree-lined district where landowners spared no expense learning of their wild and decadent tastes. Next, you're granted special access inside one of the city's most important Adamesque buildings - South Carolina Society Hall - where the Hallkeeper conducts a private tour of the interior not open to the general public. Then, you'll adjourn to the ballroom for refreshments of sweet tea and tasty treats while listening to an intimate portrayal of the extraordinary life and letters of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, Charleston's grandest lady.Highlights* Original Walking Tour of Historic Charleston PLUS entry into a private building with refreshments* Perfect for Couples, Friends, Special Occasions & Wedding Parties/Bachelorettes
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
This specialty tour is not found anywhere else in Charleston! Unlock the romantic truths behind Charleston's most notorious lovers with travel writer and registered tour guide, Jill Paris. Tread carefully inside the graveyard said to be haunted by the subject of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Annabel Lee." Touch the towering wall at the Swordgate House that a fifteen-year-old student at an elite girls' boarding school scaled to run off any marry her lover. Hear about the "lovebirds of Lamboll Street" and much more. Ample time to take photos; Tour includes a stop at the "Angel Wings" brick wall on Legare Street - an Eclectic Tours of Charleston original. "Charleston is the star - it's my pleasure to showcase its most stunning streets with you. Join me for an unforgettable journey on foot through what's been often described as a movie set." Jill Paris, Owner, Eclectic Tours of Charleston
This exclusive historic walking tour highlights the essential streets of downtown Charleston and highlights many trailblazing women worth remembering. While strolling down the charming streets and hidden alleys of the French Quarter and South of Broad with Travel Writer and Licensed Tour Guide, Jill Paris, you'll be privy to the secrets of local characters and learn about the southern culture through heartfelt tales, not lectures. You can almost hear the desperate plea of captured lady-pirate Anne Bonny pleading for her life; badass women abolitionists, writers, artists breaking down barriers; a young girl-spy's quick-thinking cool under pressure; a pioneering preservationist; a female ghost's sad story; and an African American leader worthy of her own national holiday. Let's face it. Girls rule.Highlights* Plenty of time to take Instagram-worthy snaps* Tour covers History, Culture, Architecture, Plants & Flowers, and more* Tour starts and ends next to convenient parking
Houselore is the historical research consultant for HGTV’s ‘Good Bones’, the Historic Charleston Foundation, and large real estate develpment firms throughout the eastern USA. This exclusive walking tour is led by Houselore’s trained and licensed historians who are also passionate and talented storytellers.Houselore has spent years researching the historic buildings of Charleston and the stories of their former inhabitants. The Houselore Charleston tour will allow you to peer beyond the veil into the colorful and intriguing past of this historic Southern city.
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.
See historic and beautiful Charleston from the water. Our Captains and crew are all Charlestonians and love talking about our city. Need a gorgeous background for pictures? We also pick up wedding parties from waterside receptions. Want something different? Call or e mail about designing a Custom Tour.