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Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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Pickup and drop-off from downtown Charleston make it easy to tour Magnolia Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in the South. This 4-in-1 tour includes a narrated drive out to the plantation, a walking tour of the garden, tram tour through the property, and tour of the house itself, providing incredible value.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$70.77
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US$70.77
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$32.00
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US$32.00
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Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour

Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour

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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!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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US$35.00

Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Boone Hall Plantation Admission & 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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.50
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US$60.50
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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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US$120.90
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US$120.90
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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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30.13
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US$30.13
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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

Evening Horse-Drawn 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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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25.00
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US$25.00
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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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US$27.25
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US$27.25
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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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US$28.15
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US$28.15

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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US$32.00
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US$32.00
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Strong Women of the South History Tour in Charleston

Strong Women of the South History Tour in Charleston

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The Strong Women of the South History Tour is an exploration of historical Charleston from the perspective of the founding mothers and women of every color who contributed to our Great American Dream. Along the way, you will discover the beautiful truth: Charleston is the matriarchal capital of the western world, a city once owned and controlled by women. Our exploration begins at the alleged execution site of America's First Female Serial Killer. We stand in the spot where she met her fate and hear her story. Then, you get to decide: was she really a serial killer or a woman protecting her rights! Next, we visit the homes and sites of the “Old Maids," Women’s Rights Activists, Printers, Artisans, Madams, Shopkeepers, and Plantation owners while discovering their contributions and conundrums, all written over by modern history. Last, we visit the homes and shops of the women who built this great city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$29.49
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US$29.49
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Priate Charleston BYOB City Tour with Luxury Transport

Priate Charleston BYOB City Tour with Luxury Transport

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$110.00
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US$110.00
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High Society: Combo Walking Tour & Gibbes Museum

High Society: Combo Walking Tour & Gibbes Museum

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I am the only licensed tour guide in Charleston that is also a docent at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Charleston may not have been the largest city in the colonies, but it certainly was the richest. Art is what made Charleston. This tour connects the stories around the city throughout the Historic District, covering all the iconic landmarks you need to see, followed by a private guided tour of a wonderful museum that showcases the foremost collection of American art that incorporates the story of Charleston. You will be pleasantly surprised at how charming the Gibbes is!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.00
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US$48.00

High Society II: Combo Walking Tour with Art & Wine

High Society II: Combo Walking Tour with Art & Wine

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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. 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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.00
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US$38.00

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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US$50.00
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US$50.00
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Pirates of Charleston Walking Tour

Pirates of Charleston Walking Tour

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History tells us early Charlestonians had a healthy relationship with the Pirates. This is a lie. Early Charlestonians didn't have a healthy relationship with the pirates! Early Charlestonians were the Pirates! This is an exploration of Charleston and a discussion and discovery of piracy's impact on the birth of the city and our nation. We start our history trip at Oyster Point and make our way through the old fortress into the heart of the city marketplace. Along the way, we will walk the streets and alleys that the Pirates of America roamed. We'll hear the story of the greatest American Pirate no-one has ever heard of and the women who show up in history manning the helms of pirate fleets. Along with them, we'll hear the story of the Pirate who's actions had a direct impact on the birth of America. Together, they are the early Charlestonian pirates, and here is where they gave birth to America.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$29.49
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US$29.49
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Charleston Walking Tour: Two Bars, One Graveyard, and a Ghost Story

Charleston Walking Tour: Two Bars, One Graveyard, and a Ghost Story

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It’s a bar crawl, history walk, and paranormal experience with a tarot reading for dessert. Charleston is home of the supernatural, paranormal, and existential: 350 years of graveyards, ghosts, and ghouls in a drinking town with a history problem. Starting at one of Charleston's most notorious watering holes, an upscale dive, we begin our experience at the bar. Listen to ghost stories and tales of Charleston’s darker side while enjoying your favorite beverage. From the bar, we walk to a graveyard. Learn how to see a ghost, and along the way, you may even answer the questions, "Are we alone?," and "Why are we here?" From the graveyard, we walk to another bar. We finish the evening with more history and ghost stories and a tarot reading.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.90
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US$35.90
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Downtown Charleston Walking Tour with Certified Local Guide

Downtown Charleston Walking Tour with Certified Local Guide

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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. ONLY OPERATING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST YEARLY.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.52
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US$20.52

Charleston Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Charleston Hidden Gems Walking Tour

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Charleston French Quarter Historic Guided Walking Tour

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Charleston French Quarter Historic Guided Walking Tour

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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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US$20.00
US$23.42
US$3.42 savings
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Frankly Charleston Sunday Walking Tour

Frankly Charleston Sunday Walking Tour

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See top Charleston sights through the lens of black history on this walking tour of Wraggborough, a historically black neighborhood. Learn about "the other Charleston" that many tours skim over as you walk to sights such as the Citadel, Aiken-Rhett House, and Emanuel AME Church with a local guide, listening to commentary along the way. End your tour with a more complete picture of Charleston culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.62
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US$34.62

Seven Eras of Slavery History & Museum Tour in Charleston

Seven Eras of Slavery History & Museum Tour in Charleston

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The Seven Eras of Slavery History & Museum Tour is an exploration of Charleston's 350 year old African community. Our experience starts at the Philip Simmons House where one of the greatest African-American artists of the 20th century created a lifetime of beauty. Led by museum docents, witness the humble life of a great Charleston artisan. We continue our experience by walking down America Street, the center of Charleston’s African-American community. Along the way, learn about and witness the trials and tribulations of the past and present. We stop briefly at the edge of the African-American community to give a powerful visualization of class division that still exists in the city today. Finally, we walk to Mother Emanuel AME Church. Learn about how free people of color came together to form flourishing communities and houses of worship. Learn how the Emanuel 9 Shooting brought the entire world together in the fight against racism.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$29.49
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US$29.49
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Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour

Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour

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This is the perfect walking tour for the first-time visitor or repeat guest. We’ll cover iconic landmarks such as St. Philip’s Church, the French Quarter, the Dock Street Theatre, Rainbow Row, The Battery, White Point Garden, Calhoun Mansion, and so much more. You’ll get a comprehensive view of Charleston’s architecture, churches, culture, history, people, and even the hidden alleys and lanes often overlooked on other tours. I’ll highlight historic downtown extensively at an easy pace with lots of photo stops and interesting facts you’ll always remember. More ground covered = more beauty experienced. Charleston is the star.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$32.00
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US$32.00

The best of Charleston walking tour

The best of Charleston walking tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Did you know that Charleston was the fourth largest city in colonial America, and the wealthiest? Or that the first golf club in America was established in Charleston in 1787? You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Charleston boasts the first public college, museum, and playhouse in the U.S. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Charleston. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$476.48
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