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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
From US$25.00
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10:30am City Bus TourMost Popular
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.
From US$25.00
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.
From US$32.00
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 (116)
1 - 5 of 46 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Do this early

We did this soon after we arrived and it was a great way to overview the historic downtown. We were able to figure out where we wanted to spend the rest of our time. The tour was about 90 minutes and started and stopped at...More

1  Thank jenniferbE6786GV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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 3 weeks 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 29 December 2018
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 24 December 2018 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
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Bill K
22 October 2018|
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Response from Peter G | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't think it would be a problem..
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Blueskies778
18 September 2018|
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Response from Peter G | Reviewed this property |
Your parents' trip has most likely come and gone but I'm a senior and had no trouble booking.. Did you try calling they have a central # most likely..
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NJgirlL0vesT0Travel
7 September 2018|
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Response from Peter G | Reviewed this property |
It's a bus tour, so no they're those small school sized buses not the coaches used for most long-distance travel. But pick up is near the visitors center and I'm sure they have facilities there.
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