Tours and Tickets

Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour provided by Oyster Point Historic Walking Tours

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

Save
Share
Select Date and Travellers
From
€18.62
Date
2 adults
Options
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Overview
Don’t miss the details while exploring Charleston’s highlights. Let a guide shed light on the historical French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods during this walking tour of downtown Charleston. Discover the city’s unique culture and architecture, from its tumultuous past to its present status as a popular tourist destination.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    200 E Bay St
    200 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    We'll meet on the East Bay Street staircase of the U.S. Customs House, at East Bay Street and South Market street, directly across East Bay Street from the City Market. We recommend guests park at 1 Cumberland Street or 89 Cumberland Street. Both are ~5 minute walk from our tour meeting point.
    See address & details
  • 1
    St. Philip's Church
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    French Huguenot Church
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Pink House Gallery
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Old Slave Mart Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    71 Broad St
    71 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    We generally end near the intersection of Meeting Street and Broad Street. The exact end point can change based on your group's walking speed, and your guide.
    See address & details
+
Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of Charleston’s historical highlights
  • View some of the city's oldest houses of worship
  • See antebellum mansions and other picturesque sights
  • Get recommendations on restaurants, bars, and local activities
Important Information
Departure Point
200 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
71 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Inclusions
  • Tour Guide
Exclusions
  • Not included in your ticket price are any parking fees if you choose to drive to your tour. Gratuity is optional, but gratefully accepted.
  • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Mart Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guests are responsible for bringing their own sun protection (sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, parasols) and rain gear
  • We HIGHLY recommend guests bring bottled water. It is not always available for purchase on the route
  • We ask guests to check in at the meeting location 5-10 mins prior to tour time. We cannot hold for latecomers.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
1,299Review
10Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 1,229
  • 25
  • 5
  • 0
  • 2
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
LauraT wrote a review 21 Nov
8 contributions
+4
This is an excellent walking tour, I can’t recommend it enough! Our guide, forgive me I forgot his name, probably because I was focusing so intently on remembering the rich history of Charleston, was a walking encyclopedia. Not only was his wealth of knowledge so vast but he
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
Helpful
Share
Celeste Rowell wrote a review 21 Nov
Raleigh, North Carolina1 contribution
NOTHING that can be said hat would do this tour justice. Bill was funny, and extremely informative..
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
Helpful
Share
ExplorerBlann wrote a review 15 Nov
2 contributions
Bill was awesome! He is funny, sarcastic and brilliantly witty. So glad we took this tour! Any history buff can learn something!
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
Helpful
Share
Gillian W wrote a review 15 Nov
1 contribution
This tour absolutely made the Charleston experience, I laughed, I learned , was the best hands down tour I ever took. The tour guide was the most educated historian I ever met.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
Helpful
Share
Andrew M wrote a review 13 Nov
Raleigh, North Carolina10 contributions11 helpful votes
I believe our tour guide has ruined any other tour we have planned for the rest of our time in Charleston, he was so enjoyable! He has set the bar extraordinarily high for anyone coming after! He was able to pull our group in and provide such a wealth of thoughtful, educational,
Read more
Helpful
Share
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Oyster Point Historic Walking Tours
andrew_w_1322
00
Excellent, intelligent, witty and honest
Excellent. This was an amazing intro to the city that was brutally honest about the dark roots of the city while of
Read more
C4868YOthomasd
00
Amazing! A must take tour!!!!!!
A must take tour!!!!!! Entertaining!!!!! Learned so much! Do not pass this up! Bill was so informative. Discovered
Read more
443bruceb
00
A Great Look at Charleston History
Bill gave us four hours packed into two. Great insights on the importance of Charleston during the Revolutionary Wa
Read more
TravelForLife54
00
Great intro tour to historic Charleston
Palmer was the absolute best. Packed such a great deal of historical perspective into a fast paced two hour walking
Read more
dclem94
00
Would highly recommend!
Palmer was very knowledgeable and provided many fascinating details during the tour. She not only provided many his
Read more
Navigate02005855803
00
A fantastic experience
This 2 hour tour was perfect. It was filled with historical context while providing a chance to see a beautiful pa
Read more
Ruth B
00
Highlights of Charleston
Palmer was a delight. Very informative. You cannot go wrong taking a tour with her. We ended our tour at the Calho
Read more
Culture14535719002
00
Bill Harris is amazing.
I have been on a ton of tours in my life. This one was the best ever. I wanted to go to a class and hear Bill lectu
Read more
luvtotravel111
00
Simply the best!
William Harris is brilliant and entertaining. With a wealth of knowledge and a great sense of humor, William kept
Read more
peter B
00
Excellent walk around Charleston
I had an informative and entertaining 2 hour walk with Palmer..This was an ideal way of getting a taste of the city
Read more
496LarryS
00
FANTASTC TOUR
Cannot imagine a better way to get to know the great city of Charleston. Palmer was a fantastic guide; informative,
Read more
D412TVgeorgem
00
Highlights of Charlestown walking tour
Palmer provided the most informative, entertaining, and comprehensive tour that my wife and I have had in over two
Read more
Global53242583142
00
Best way to see and learn about the heart of Charleston
First trip to Charleston and this Great first thing to do. Included history, architecture and even restaurant sugg
Read more
Sobrown
00
Excellent all around
Palmer was knowledgeable, engaging and quite connected. She shared her love of the city and provided a great perspe
Read more
Molly M
00
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Charleston
Our guide William/ Bill was fantastic!! He is so knowledgeable!!! We learned so many things..I would recommend and
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+44 12 2492 8241

Travellers also viewed

Frequently bought together

Historical Tours

Frequently Asked Questions about Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour