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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour

Experience more than 300 years of history on this guided, 1-hour 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.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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2-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Charleston

Spend two hours strolling the historic streets of the Holy City with your friendly and professional guide. Travel back in time and learn about the culture and traditions of this iconic coastal town. You'll encounter friendly locals, see top-rated sites and enjoy the true southern charm of this popular travel destination.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour

Combine Charleston’s history with unique food samplings on this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group culinary walking tour. Explore Charleston’s Old and Historic District, discovering the local landmarks and cuisine of three to four favorite, locally owned and operated restaurants. Enjoy enough samples to make a meal for most visitors. Taste local favorites at establishments like Poogan's Smokehouse and Carmella’s Café. All food tastings are included on this fantastic introduction to the ‘Holy City.’
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Ghosts of Charleston Tour

Uncover Charleston’s darkest secrets on a 1.5-hour evening ghost and cemetery tour. Stroll through the atmospheric heart of the old city while an entertaining local guide regales you with tales of the dark deeds, restless spirits and supernatural phenomena that make Charleston one of the most haunted cities in America. Get exclusive after-hour access to the famous Unitarian Church Graveyard, where an overgrown southern garden surrounds historic plots said to be haunted by wandering ghosts.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities — Charleston, South Carolina — on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus Elliott Street featuring Poinsett's Tavern; the Heyward-Washington House; Longitude Lane, one of the city’s original streets; mysterious Stoll’s Alley and many more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston

Discover the spookier side of Charleston’s history on this 45-minute haunted tour of the Old City Jail. With an expert guide, learn about some of Charleston’s most notorious criminals, pirates and despicable characters like Lavinia and John Fisher, 19th-century hoteliers who allegedly poisoned their guests. Visit eerie spaces such as prisoner cells, hallways and locations where criminals died. Brace yourself for a possible ghostly apparition!
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Charleston Harbor History Tour

See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a 90-minute sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston history from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks, passes under Cooper River bridges, and explores a waterfront that’s home to bottlenose dolphins and pelicans.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Charleston Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities — Charleston, South Carolina — on this guided, 90-minute walking/riding tour. Visit more than 100 points of interest 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 30-minute tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House, one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour

This one-hour tour tells the tales of Charleston's most pivotal moments and will have travelers falling in love with the unique culture and beautiful landscapes of this southern city. Your experience begins in the stable opposite Market Street, where you'll interact with horses before riding along in a custom carriage through the landmarks and attractions of this coastal town. The 16-passenger carriages are lighter and more comfortable that most, making them as enjoyable for the horses are they are for travelers!
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Charleston's Upper King Street Culinary Tour

Get to know Charleston through its food on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Upper King Street. You'll 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 up to four restaurants.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Savor the Flavors of Charleston Food Walking Tour

Discover the delights of the Charleston food scene on this 2.5-hour walking tour. With a guide, you'll learn about the cuisine of the Lowcountry region as you explore this historic city and sample local food products such as stone-ground grits, pralines, collard greens, and South Carolina barbecue. Tour is limited to 12 people for a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

Explore Charleston in an intimate horse-drawn carriage during this 1-hour private tour. Get personalized attention from your guide while riding through the historic streets of the old walled town.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the heart of historic Charleston on a 1-hour, 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.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Ghost and Graveyard Tour in Charleston

Peek into Charleston’s shadowy history with a 90-minute nighttime walking tour of the city’s most eerie sites! Wind through the dark corridors of the Historic District and hear spooky tales of graveyard hauntings, voodoo and botched burials from your local guide. Pass by infamous locations with grisly histories and wander through the Charleston’s oldest cemetery after hours.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Charleston Macabre Ghost Tour

On this 90-minute small-group walking tour of Charleston, learn about the city's haunted history while following in the footsteps of lords and generals, murderers and thieves. Hear stories from a guide about horrifying, macabre, and occult events, tales that have been passed down through generations in quiet voices. More than just a ghost tour, this is a great way to see a different side of one of the South's oldest cities.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Historic Charleston Walking Tour

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities — Charleston, South Carolina — on this guided, 90-minute walking tour. Visit points of interest including Washington Square Park; 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.
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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Charleston Chefs' Kitchen Tour

Spend three hours exploring the greatest restaurants in Charleston on this chef's kitchen tour that takes you behind the scenes of the town's top flavor makers. You'll stop at five different restaurants with your professional local guide and discover the inspiration and motivation behind some of the New South's best dishes. Sample coffee, pastries and other traditional dishes. This tour is ideal for food lovers, aspiring chefs and anyone else interested in seeing professional kitchens up close.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Charleston Ghost Tour with Provost Dungeon

Explore the darker side of Charleston with an evening walking tour of the city’s most eerie sites! Wind through the Historic District’s dark corridors and graveyards, and hear spooky tales of ghosts, voodoo, local superstition and famous haunted spaces from your local guide. Cap off the 1.5-hour tour with a chilling visit to the Provost Dungeon, a pre-revolutionary dungeon steeped in grisly history.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Charleston Haunted History Horse and Carriage Tour with Old South Carriages

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.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Small-Group Charleston Minibus Tour

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 spots like the Citadel and the Battery.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Lowcountry Island Plantation & Gullah Heritage Tour

Enjoy seeing breathtaking vistas and lowcountry tidal creeks that weave through our journey back into time.  Our air conditioned bus is very comfortable and guests can see easily the live oak lane, plantation house, cemetery and church ruins.  Visit the Gullah community praise house which still has meetings for the families that still live on land that their ancestor's passed down to them as an inheritance.  This is a 3 hour tour on the islands near Beaufort SC. We do have a handicap accessible bus available, please let us know if you need that service for your guests.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Holiday Festival of Lights Tour with Transport

Join Adventure Sightseeing for a magnificent time at the James Island County Park Holiday Festival of Lights! There are over 700 displays and 2 million lights. Running daily from November 9th through December 31st (with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas). The tour will leave from the Charleston Visitor's Center located at 375 Meeting St. at 5 p.m. Transportation provided in a climate controlled 25 passenger bus.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

The "Holy City" skyline is on full display with this scenic Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise. Sail past notable American landmarks, such as Fort Sumter, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, The Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, Castle Pinckney and other sites from the past and present. You will hear enthralling tales of the city’s colorful past as well as scintillating facts about her most-interesting former citizens. Sit back and relax while a Licensed Charleston City Guide shares stories from Charleston’s historical sights, including some listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Great photo opportunities and a fresh sea breeze round out this pleasant and informative Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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