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Charleston Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour

Highlights
  • Walk and ride on an air-conditioned minibus, convenient on hot days
  • See 100-plus sights, including Fort Sumter, and experience some up-close
  • Explore with a guide to learn more about the numerous historic sites
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Charleston Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour
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10:30am City Bus Tour
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This is the Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour only - other check-out options also include Admission to the Joseph Manigault House. Tour departs at 10:30am, please plan to arrive 15-30 min prior.
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10:30am Tour & Mansion Combo
This is the Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour with Admission included to the Joseph Manigault House. Tour departs at 10:30am, please plan to arrive 15-30 min prior.
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11am City Bus Tour
This is the Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour only - other check-out options also include Admission to the Joseph Manigault House. Tour departs at 11am, please plan to arrive 15-30 min prior.
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Overview
Pack in 300-plus years of American history on this walking and minibus tour of charming Charleston. Get a comprehensive city overview, seeing more than 100 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.
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.

Reviews (114)
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Reviewed yesterday
Great way to start your visit

This tour gives you an overview of the city and can guide you in what you many want to explore in more depth.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Portogreene
Reviewed 2 days ago
Extremely knowledgeable guide

90 minutes to get some idea of: what Charleston is all about, history of the city, development of the neighborhoods, historic sites to visit, shopping and restaurant recommendations. Not bad for $25. I use Gray Line wherever they operate, just to get a quick orientation...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting tour of city

This was a comprehensive historical tour of the city. The tour guide was informative and answered any question. Worth the cost to get an overall view of the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Betty Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful introduction to the city history!

We went to the visitor center and they gave us information about tours that we could do to see the city. We did some research and decided to do just the city tour (we missed the last harbor tour). The city tour took about 2...More

2  Thank IshanShah88
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile
Great tour of Charleston

Glen was the driver who gave us the tour and was great! He said that he lived in the city for more than 30 years and his knowledge showed throughout the tour. There were only 4 of us on the bus so we are able...More

Thank Scott T
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