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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture TourCity Packages

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
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US$27.25
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US$27.25

Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from CharlestonHalf-day Tours

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
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US$120.90
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US$120.90

Charleston's Best History Walking TourCity Packages

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

Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and MoreCity Packages

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
Taking safety measures

Charleston in a Nutshell Private ToursBus 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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$76.93
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US$76.93
Taking safety measures

Pirates of Charleston Walking TourCity Packages

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
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US$25.65
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US$25.65

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus TourAttraction Tickets

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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US$32.00
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US$32.00

Boone Hall Plantation Tour with Transportation from CharlestonHalf-day Tours

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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US$60.50
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US$60.50

Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from CharlestonHalf-day Tours

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
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US$70.77
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US$70.77

High Society II: Combo Walking Tour with Art & Wine Wine Tasting

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 Bus Tour with Charleston Museum AdmissionAttraction Tickets

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
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US$32.00
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US$32.00

Walking tour of Charleston's ArchitectureCity Packages

Walking tour of Charleston's Architecture

We are the only tour company in Charleston that has an historical and architectural advisory board. All of our information and research is passed through this panel of experts to filter out lore, falsities, and long standing myths.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.00
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US$30.00

Seven Eras of Slavery History & Museum Tour in CharlestonCity Packages

Seven Eras of Slavery History & Museum Tour in Charleston

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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US$25.65

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

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

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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 more notorious watering holes, an upscale dive, we will start our paranormal exploration at the bar. Our story begins with the tale of George Washington's "Witch Doctor," a Charlestonian woman who saw the future. From there, we will venture to the "Witch Doctor's" final resting place. Along the way, we will walk through a gunfighter's alley where 100's of men lost their lives, and learn to feel a spirit when it passes your way. Lastly, we will stop at another notorious watering hole where we will learn about the slave who had to die for America to be born and how her spirit still roams the streets of Charleston today. Once you hear this ghost story, your heart will beat twice every time you see the American Flag.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.90
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US$35.90

Charleston Dueling TourCity Packages

Charleston Dueling Tour

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Charleston's only tour dedicated solely to the history and practice of dueling. This tour focuses on specific historic duels occurring within the city of Charleston SC between 1690 and 2009. Also this tour offers a live demonstration of what a duel would have looked like.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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US$25.65

Bruce Knows Charleston: Insider Walking Tour of DowntownCity Packages

Bruce Knows Charleston: Insider Walking Tour of Downtown

Bruce Burris a 7th generation Charlestonian represents a look into Charleston’s past from the inside of Ft. Sumter to South Of Broad Street the tales of by gone years. Please join us everyday in Downtown Charleston for Tours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$25.65
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US$25.65

Charleston Walking Tours with AnnCity Packages

Charleston Walking Tours with Ann

"Private" Charleston Walking Tour with a certified/licensed guide who grew up in Charleston and will relate personal experiences as well as the city's history. This is your tour which gives you the flexibility of what day, what time, how long, any specific interests, and any modifications to address special needs.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.54
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US$61.54

Charleston Historical Evening Walking TourCity Packages

Charleston Historical Evening Walking Tour

If you want to take a history tour before or after dinner and not have to worry about the heat of the day, our evening tour is the perfect tour for you. This is a tour about Charleston's history it is not a ghost tour. The tour is a little shorter than the daytime tour, but you will get the full tour experience. From Rainbow Row to The Market your tour is fully narrated by a tour guide certified by the City of Charleston
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.00
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US$20.00

Historic French Quarter Walk of CharlestonCity Packages

Historic French Quarter Walk of Charleston

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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
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US$23.42
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US$23.42

A Patriot's Story History Tour in CharlestonCity Packages

A Patriot's Story History Tour in Charleston

The Charleston History South of Broad tour is a general history tour about Charleston in which we discuss how the city had an integral role in the formation of the United States. Explore thoroughfares and alleys near the battery and White Point Garden. Learn about prominent Charlestonians, behold gorgeous mansions, and witness breathtaking views.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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US$25.65

High Society: Combo Walking Tour & Gibbes MuseumHalf-day Tours

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

Best of Historic Charleston Walking TourCity Packages

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

Charleston City Walking Tour with Edmondston-Alston House AdmissionCity Packages

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
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US$50.00
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US$50.00

Badass Broads-CharlestonCity Packages

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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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US$25.65

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