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Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House provided by Gray Line of Charleston

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Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Pack in 300-plus years of American history on this walking and minibus tour of charming Charleston. Get a comprehensive city overview, seeing several historic points of interest while experiencing some sights up-close. This guided educational itinerary saves time for exploration, and offers scenic views and photo ops of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. After touring Charleston’s Historic District, you can upgrade for a visit to the Joseph Manigault House.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    375 Meeting St
    375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Tour departs from Charleston Visitor's Center
    See address & details
  • 1
    Gray Line of Charleston
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Joseph Manigault House
    Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
    St. Philip's Church
    Charleston City Market
    Four Corners of Law
    Rainbow Row
    Battery & White Point Gardens
    Colonial Lake
  • You'll end at
    375 Meeting St
    375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Tour departs from Charleston Visitor's Center
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Walk and ride on an air-conditioned minibus, convenient on hot days
  • See sights, including Fort Sumter, and experience some up-close
  • Explore with a guide to learn more about the numerous historic sites
  • Upgrade to include a stop at the Joseph Manigault House museum
What to Expect
Head to the Charleston Visitor Center, where the tour begins. From there, make your first stop at Charleston’s former city walls and battery. As you walk around Charleston’s Historic District, be sure to snap photos of the scenic harbor and Fort Sumter. Continue to some of Charleston’s most important historic sites while your guide helps you learn about their role in American history. You pass Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States, and highlights like the Old Exchange Building, one of South Carolina’s most historic buildings. You also see the Charleston City Market, a 200-year-old market that spans four city blocks. By tour’s end you’ll have seen more than 100 historic points of interest. Your tour ends at the starting point, though you can easily upgrade to include a short visit to the Joseph Manigault House, an antebellum house museum.
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Important Information
Departure Point
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 90-minute Narrated Historic Mini-Coach Tour of Charleston
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • See over 100 Points of Interest
  • Entry/Admission - Gray Line of Charleston
  • Entry/Admission - Joseph Manigault House
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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lindakerr8 wrote a review 8 Nov
Las Vegas, Nevada311 contributions58 helpful votes
Reasonable price and Michael our tour guide is a treasure of information! Best tour ever with history and humor; Charleston must do, highly recommend
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Date of experience: November 2020
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travelbound33 wrote a review Oct 2020
Matawan, New Jersey21 contributions3 helpful votes
We enjoyed the 90 minutes overview of Charleston. Our driver definitely knew what he was talking about
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Rosemary M wrote a review Jul 2020
Midlothian13 contributions4 helpful votes
In the hot muggy weather this is a great way to see Charleston. Our tour guide, Allen, was extremely interesting and informative about the history of Charleston. I've been on this tour 5 times over the years, and each time I've learned and seen something different. Very
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Expedition779400 wrote a review Jul 2020
Sumter, South Carolina2 contributions
Tour guide/bus driver has an excellent knowledge of Charleston's history and knows the associated logistics. The tour is a great introduction to Charleston and provides a historical insight while also entertaining.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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robinbeam wrote a review Jul 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma57 contributions9 helpful votes
This was part of our Charleston Tour Pass. It was a great introduction to Charleston. The bus was comfortable and air conditioned. Our guide was informative and answered any questions that we had. He had come to Charleston to college and stayed, which we heard from several
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Date of experience: July 2020
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cheryly738
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Wonderful ride
I had a wonderful time with my best friend and we enjoyed the ride and history of Charleston. Although it was a lit
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948paiger
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Shout Out to ROB!!
HUGE shout out to Rob for being a FANTASTIC guide! His knowledge was extensive and the carefully thought-out and pr
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Venture16366619059
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Nice cruise
Captain D was very informative about the history of Charleston... Really enjoyed it.. A must do when you visit Char
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72shellyec
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Fantastic Tour
We booked this tour on the fly looking for something to do before departing on our last day. This was the best tour
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LeesburgFlorida
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Terrific overview of Charleston
Great overview of history and culture. Our guide Bonnie was very nice and informative. The tour was 3-1/2 hours and
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64bonnies
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Great trip!
Matt was a great tour guide!! learned some new history tidbits about Charleston....gotta love History!!
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motheroffive67
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Knowledgeable driver provided educational tour of Charleston
Our family loved the Historic City Tour in Charleston, SC. Our driver, Bonnie was a wealth of information. Enjoyed
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chrishK1931XI
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Very good tour
Roy was a very good guide. He had a lot of of interesting facts. I also took the walking guide and some of the inf
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DayTrip826818
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Historic CharlestonTour
The bus tour was very good. The guide was informative and interesting. The boat portion was not good because it was
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D5776GMjayh
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Charleston SC
The bus trip was boring. I thought we would learn about history. Instead we leaned about architecture. The guide w
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Mazz06
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Comfortable and Easy way to See Charleston
We took the Gray Line City tour which took almost 90 minutes. The driver was knowledgeable and entertaining as he p
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SteveP2331
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Comfort and Experience
Comfortable van and exceptional guide. Usually I like to get out and walk around, but nursing a bad hip, this was t
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Joan W
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Interesting and Fun
Our driver, Benji, was terrific! A little bit of history. A little bit of current events. Lots and lots of great
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Susan K
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Informative
I always find that the tours are the best way to get an overall view of the layout of the city and harbor along wi
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Jennifer L
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Enjoyable tour
Bill was our driver, and we greatly appreciated his knowledge and interest in the area of Charleston. He spoke ext
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