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Historical Charleston Bus Tour

  • 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
Historical Charleston Bus Tour
From US$24.00
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10:30am Historic City TourMost Popular
Historical Bus Tour ONLY - This tour departs at 10:30am; please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
10:30am Tour & Mansion Combo
2-hour Historical Bus Tour with Admission to Joseph Manigault House.This tour departs at 10:30am; please plan to arrive 15 min prior to departure.
11am Historic City Tour
Historical Bus Tour ONLY - This tour departs at 11am; please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
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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.

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1 - 5 of 32 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Nice to be in an AC bus

We had a nice overview of the city on this tour. Our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Good deal.

Thank igwilson325
Reviewed 5 days ago
Nice overview beyond the direct historic area [south of broad]

Relaxing air conditioned ride in the heat of the day which provided an overview of areas outside of the historic area to give you an idea of where to explore in more depth. Guide was informative and humorous. It is not a hop-on/hop-off ride nor...More

Thank Marilynska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour/Beautiful City

Very good tour of the city and all it's fine architecture. Interesting and relaxing. Our tour guide was a pro at his job and was engaging and thorough. Lasted about 90 minutes but seemed like much less time. The battery area was beautiful and the...More

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Family Day Trip

We took a day trip to Charleston from Edisto Island and purchased the Historic Tour. It was really perfect, our driver was amazing. His commentary was informative, funny and just the right depth of information. The bus was a nice size, large windows and we...More

1  Thank RHStacia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour showed a lot of sites but it didn’t give a lot of detail nor stop at any location long enough to enjoy them.

Thank Melissa G
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Anita R
27 July 2018|
Response from Joseph C | Reviewed this property |
90 minutes approximately, but it goes by pretty quick.