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Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Charleston Sightseeing Tour via luxury minibus
  • Discover top Charleston sights such as Rainbow Row, the Battery, and White Point Gardens with your own professional guide
  • Air-conditioned bus provides comfortable alternative to walking tours
  • Ideal overview of the city for first-time Charleston visitors

What's Included

  • Charleston Sightseeing Tour via luxury minibus
  • Professional Guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Complimentary bottle of water
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 375 Meeting St
    375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

    Departure Point: The Charleston Visitor's Center Address: 375 Meeting St.  Charleston SC 29401

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

Price was a bit higher than some other tours but well worth the difference.
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Great tour!
David_B, Aug 2022
Rodney was an tour guide! Would definitely recommend the tour! He knew so much of the history of Charleston and added some humorous moments.
Great tour!
Brenda_R, Aug 2022
Great historical info provided by very knowledgeable tour guide. Highly recommend tour in comfortable setting.!
Great tour for the money.
Robert_N, Aug 2022
Neil was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Charleston and its history. Tour covered all of the sights one would want to see. Highly recommend!
Great tour
Katie_C, Jul 2022
The giude was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. I enjoyed it very much and will reccomend it to other visitors.
Great overview and thanks...
Lauri_C, Jul 2022
Great overview and thanks for Smithy's kindness. Would tour again! Great city and liked the tips of good places to eat.
Wonderful tour!
Mary_R, Jul 2022
Wonderful tour. Much better than the horse and carriage ride. The gentleman from Pineapple tours was so good!
Great tour!
VALERIE_F, Jul 2022
Guide was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved seeing all of the old homes, museums, and learning about the history of the town.
Rodney is the best guide ever.
Thomas_B, Jul 2022
We had Rodney as our tour driver/guide. He was fun, had more facts than we can remember and had a nice voice that you could hear him! Just exceptional!
Missed opportunity
Meir_M, Jul 2022
Too much information during the tour. The guide did not stop talking and on top was talking so fast that ewe could not understand him. I reslize there was a lot of information to convey in a short amount od time. Solution: increase the tour time from 80 minutes to 120 minutes. This will allow the guides to give all the information without having the time pressure.
Engaging Tour Guide
Melanie_R, Jul 2022
The tour was great! The thing I enjoyed most about it was how our tour guide shared his personal experiences with the history of the city, as well as, his family connections with some of the historical figures that helped shape Charleston and South Carolina.
Mind blowing
CAllen_A, Jul 2022
I was very surprised by the depth of knowledge of our tour guide (Neal). It was almost overwhelming.
The guide's history...
Mad, Jun 2022
The guide's history knowledge, great social and service-oriented skills, and excellent sense of humor made the 90 minutes a joyous and interesting time!
Good short tour
Terry_D, Jun 2022
Seeing the Battery. Churches. Places to eat. Knowledgeable docent. AME church. Steeple with windows.
Definitely worth the trip
klaw1, Jun 2022
Excellent way to see and learn about Charleston's interesting history. Comfortable and clean, air conditioned bus. Left the meeting place and returned at the exact scheduled time. Our driver/tour guide, Rodney, was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, pleasant, funny and hospitable. Would definitely recommend to others.
The tour was very...
Jennifer_S, Jun 2022
The tour was very informative and Smitty always had a story to tell. The buses are very clean and new. Air conditioning was always on and a comfortable temperature in the hot summer days.
Informative Tour
Scott_N, Jun 2022
Very informative guide. Gives you a lot of background history on Charleston. It was very much a key player in the Civil War.
Linda_K, May 2022
No air conditioning like it said. It was hot. THE AIR WAS NOT WORKING, made it hard to enjoy the trip
Great short tour
Michelle_M, May 2022
Great tour and fantastic tour guide Rodney. Enjoyed the big windows and air conditioned bus. Learning a little history and seeing the sights of this wonderful city was 90 minutes well spent.
A look back in time
Ken_A, May 2022
Historic houses, cobblestone driveways, graveyards, churches and harbor sites. Sharing experience with the man I love. Great tour guide.
Beautiful city, great tour driver/guide
MyrnaB_M, May 2022
Our driver/guide, Ryan, was very personable and knowledgeable. Couldn’t have been better except if there had been a stop or two at which we could have disembarked and walked around and taken pictures that weren’t through the windows of the bus.


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