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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

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Experience more than 300 years of history on this guided 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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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US$50.00

Charleston walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours

Charleston walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours

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Skip the tourist traps and lose yourself in the flavors of true Charleston cuisine. Taste local delicacies like classic Carolina-style BBQ, historic She-Crab soup, and famous fried green tomatoes and, as with all of our tours, you'll also indulge in our decadent Secret Dish, which just might make you leave singing a happy song! Your local guide will steer you toward the very best spots to enjoy these classic Southern dishes.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.09
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US$110.09

Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

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See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a leisurely sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston, South Carolina 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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$41.42
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US$41.42

Downtown Charleston Food Tour

Downtown Charleston Food Tour

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Bring your appetite for this tasty walking tour of downtown Charleston. You’ll spend a few hours of mouthwatering fun touring the culinary side of the Holy City, learning about the history of the city as you dine at four local restaurants. Explore the French Quarter and the Market while tasting traditional and contemporary Lowcountry cuisine.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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US$95.00

Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

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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.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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US$50.00

Fort Sumter Admission and Self-Guided Tour with Roundtrip Ferry

Fort Sumter Admission and Self-Guided Tour with Roundtrip Ferry

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Visit historic Fort Sumter in Charleston, the site of the battle which signified the start of the American Civil War. This tour is provided by the only operator within the city that includes both round trip ferry service in addition to entry into Fort Sumter. Enjoy a scenic 30-minute cruise each way along Charleston Harbor from two convenient departure locations, Liberty Square and Patriots Point. On the way, view top Charleston sites such as Rainbow Row and the Battery from your ferry. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by National Park Rangers who will relay stories of America's deadliest war before your 1-hour self-guided tour of Fort Sumter National Monument. Make sure to leave time for a stop at the museum and souvenir shop before making your way back to Charleston or Mt. Pleasant.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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US$35.00

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.95
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US$49.95

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, South Carolina 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
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US$75.33
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit points of interest including Charleston City Hall; 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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard

Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard

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Uncover Charleston’s darkest secrets on an 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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class
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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$200.00
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US$200.00

Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour

Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour

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Discover the delights of the Charleston food scene on this 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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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US$95.00

Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse
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Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse

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Cruise through Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes en route to the uninhabited Morris Island on this boat cruise from the Charleston area. A private boat company launches from Bowens Island for the scenic ride through an estuary rich in biodiversity before a soft landing on Morris Island. Spend free time to taking photos of the historic Morris Island Lighthouse, combing for seashells, and looking out for birds, sea turtles, and dolphins before your return.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.00
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US$56.00

90-Minute Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

90-Minute Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

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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 or the Charleston Museum.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31.00
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US$31.00

Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

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An air-conditioned sightseeing bus offers a refreshing Charleston Sightseeing Tour for summertime visitors trying to escape the heat or those with limited mobility. Roll by popular "Holy City" sights like Rainbow Row, the Battery, White Point Gardens, Nathaniel Russell House, and St. Michael's Church from wide viewing windows while your guide informs and entertains with stories from Charleston's rich past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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US$45.00

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, South Carolina. 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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US$67.76
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US$67.76

Charleston's Hidden Alleyways & Historic Sites Small-Group Walking Tour

Charleston's Hidden Alleyways & Historic Sites Small-Group Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided 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 historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.00
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Historic Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

Historic Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

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Travel back to Colonial times aboard a horse-drawn carriage and discover more than 300 years of history on this guided, 1-hour tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches and gardens of yesteryear on this narrated tour around historic Charleston. Enjoy the romantic clip-clop sound as this educational adventure winds through the streets and learn about this ‘Holy City’ and its rich history and role in Civil War times. See the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the most historic buildings in America, and much more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.50
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US$97.50

Outer Banks Film Locations Tour

Outer Banks Film Locations Tour

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Go behind the scenes of the Netflix series Outer Banks with a film locations tour in Charleston. Meet your guide, who was an extra during season one, for a private half-day tour. Hear stories about the cast and crew of Outer Banks as you visit locations seen in the series. Learn about the history, culture, and architecture of Charleston during the tour as well.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$139.00
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US$139.00

Charleston's Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour

Charleston's Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour

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Join Charleston native and host of the popular Pleasing Terrors Podcast, Mike Brown, on this 90-minute Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour. Join Mike as he combines suspenseful storytelling with unparalleled knowledge of the hidden and often frightening stories lurking in Charleston's past and present.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.00
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Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour

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Peek into Charleston’s shadowy history with a chilling 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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.50
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2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston
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2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston

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More than a welcome sight for sore eyes, the tidal marshes around Charleston are a hotbed for Lowcountry biodiversity. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of wildlife such as Loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins, and more as you paddle down Folly Creek en route to the tidal creeks that wrap around the Hammock Islands. This leisurely paced kayaking tour is capped at 12 participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.00
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US$53.00

Get Out of Town! Visit 12 Lowcountry Stops with the Complete Charleston Tour!

Get Out of Town! Visit 12 Lowcountry Stops with the Complete Charleston Tour!

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No other tours captures the Complete Charleston experience like this one. From a stroll down the slate sidewalks of Charlotte Street in Charleston, to the beaches, plantations, lighthouses, forts and even a boat ferry ride back to town. You can't find a day tour that offers so much! Spend the day with me on this small tour (limited to 7 people) and learn what makes the Charleston Lowcountry so historical, controversial and beautiful, all in the comfort of my 2021 Mercedes Sprinter. I am a city certified tour guide that takes you outside the limits. Visit 13 different sites that you will never see on your own. No other tours offers so much!
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135.00
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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour
"Great guide with history and jokes! You could do this tour 5 times and still learn something new each time."..."
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Charleston walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours
"The small group food tour was great. There were 4 stops and one had the best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had. Our tour guide Vikki was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area and added to the experience."..."
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
"Being on water & informative narration by Captain! Was on deck at very front of bow. Loved watching dolphins race the boat. Fortunate to see a roll-on/roll-off ship being brought into port by tugboat! Would highly recommend!!"..."
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Downtown Charleston Food Tour
"The tour was amazing. Summer, our guide, was a wealth of information. I learned so many neat facts about Charleston. The food at each of the restaurants was top notch. I would highly recommend this tour."..."
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Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston
"Was great history lesson also , with the ghost being main characters ,, definitely worth the money,, blankets was nice touch"..."
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Fort Sumter Admission and Self-Guided Tour with Roundtrip Ferry
"Being with my Son and learning about history. We do an annual Birthday Trip and this year he picked Fort Sumter."..."
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Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
"The details on the history of the area and explanations and stories while riding on a horse drawn carriage was amazing."..."
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Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston
"Our tour guide was wonderful!!! She was very knowledgeable and took great care of the group. It was a fun tour"..."
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
"Excellent walking tour of Charleston. Our tour guy, Mark was great!!!! He was very knowledgeable and personable. Thank you!"..."
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Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard
"Simply put, this tour was excellent. Mark was our tour guide, and his passion for the subject matter really showed through as he really brought the stories to life. My wife and I were very pleased with the amount of history and ghost stories covered, as the tour covered more stories than other ghost tours we’ve been on. Very fun experience!"..."
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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class
"Learning about Charleston history , walking around the French Quarter Rainbow row and historic churches ! Great wine , delicious food prepared in front of us by chef Forrest Parker aka ‘Gump’ ! In a small group of people from different parts of the country and a cozy wine bar ! Undiscovered Charleston was awesome !"..."
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Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour
"Great food and history. Will always do a foodie tour in cities and this one was wonderful ❤️ Our guide was very very knowledgeable"..."
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Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse
"Our tour guide, Josh was very knowledgeable about the waterways and wildlife. Loved eating a raw oyster off the riverside shore and collecting seashells at the lighthouse beach during low tide."..."
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90-Minute Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
"Valerie was a wonderful guide with such an extensive knowledge of the history in Charleston. Smart and fun!"..."
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Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
"Our tour guide was outstanding. So knowledgeable and friendly. He was a wealth of information. The bus was very comfortable and great views out of the windows."..."
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Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston
"It was really a nice place to spend about a half day. Learned a few things about the slavery and their life while staying at the plantation."..."
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Charleston's Hidden Alleyways & Historic Sites Small-Group Walking Tour
"Capt Jim was a really great, knowledgeable, fun guide. Learning about the different architecture styles, stories, hidden gems"..."
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Historic Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston
"Our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed the tour tremendously. Wish we could have stopped at the beach"..."
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Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours
"I purchased this tour for my parents for their 34th anniversary as part of their trip to Charleston. The tour was everything they hoped and more. They got to experience Charleston in total comfort and convenience. They said Jeff was excellent."..."
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Outer Banks Film Locations Tour
"Jill was very friendly and knowledgeable about the show. We learned about the filming locations and about Charleston as well. My girls had a great time! Great way to spend the afternoon."..."
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Charleston's Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour
"The tour guide was so well spoken and was a great story teller. It was very interesting and had us intrigued."..."
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Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour
"One of the most memorable parts of the tour was the story about a previous employee seeing a girl digging in the graveyard. Our tour guide was also super awesome and funny! Loved the story about her funeral plans haha"..."
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2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston
"Great time out on the water. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and experienced, both with the kayaking and with the ecosystem and its connectiveness to the rest of the world. This is a must do for any visitors to Charleston."..."
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Get Out of Town! Visit 12 Lowcountry Stops with the Complete Charleston Tour!
"Great experience with Leanne as our guide. She went above and beyond to accommodate our special request and to document our memories by taking photos of our group to share with us at the end. 😊 Just lovely!"..."
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