Tours in Charleston

Top Tours in Charleston, SC

Tours in Charleston

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City Tours
1 hour
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AU$71.81
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City Tours
2 hours
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AU$35.91
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Day Cruises
2–3 hours
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AU$77.55
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Private and Luxury
1 hour
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AU$78.92
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Private and Luxury
40 minutes
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AU$71.81
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City Tours
2 hours
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AU$43.09
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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AU$76.12
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Catamaran Cruises
2 hours
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AU$70.37
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Bus Tours
1–2 hours
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AU$64.63
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Private and Luxury
4 hours
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AU$287.24
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Night Tours
1–2 hours
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AU$40.21
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City Tours
2–3 hours
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AU$122.08
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City Tours
2 hours
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Bus Tours
2 hours
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AU$140.03
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Walking Tours
90–120 minutes
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City Tours
1 hour
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City Tours
2 hours
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AU$56.73
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  • LaRue S
    1 contribution
    Guide was entertaining. Saw interesting places. It was smooth ride. We learned about Charleston’ history
    Written 25 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • P7942DIchrisc
    3 contributions
    This tour is FULL of information and takes you through a great assortment of historical places from churches, the waterfront, Rainbow Row, the cemetery and the ammunition's battery. Our guide was super knowledgeable, a great story teller, and able to answer so many questions. We had access to the bathroom before to started and once during the walk at the old historic theater.
    Written 25 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Pam
    9 contributions
    It was a nice boat ride but really nothing to look at because the sky line of Charleston is so low. If you are looking to just relax, go.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Helen P
    2 contributions
    We did the eco tour with captain Josh. He was very well spoken and gave great information about the marine and wildlife of the salt marsh. It was the perfect amount of time on the tour and the visit to the light house. We saw so many dolphins, what a beautiful sight! Thank you to captain Josh for getting us there and back safely while cracking some 10/10 jokes. Would recommend this to anyone!!
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • eplatt445
    Central NH28 contributions
    We had Shawn ( with an "Awn")...inside joke, as our tour guide. Amazingly knowledgeable on the City. Never knew how much history Charleston SC had. Would recommend to all.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Zephyr10
    Greenville, SC43 contributions
    Blake was an awesome guide. We enjoyed five different food experiences. All interesting and tasty. By the end we were pretty full and skipped dinner. short walks and lots of good stories.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • ladycop210
    Dobson, NC82 contributions
    Wonderful. Josh was our tour guide with Martha and Butter as our horses. Definitely recommend the tour. Super friendly staff.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • jm2hilo
    Hilo, HI86 contributions
    Simon lead our ghost tour and was engaging and engrossing. He is confessedly a true believer in the spiritual world and therefore brings an authenticity and credibility to his narratives and retellings that enrich what might otherwise be rather mundane stories.
    The tour covers a great deal of territory in the dark so be sure to wear comfortable, sensible shoes, and, depending on the weather, light loose fitting clothing to stay cool. Insect repellent is a good idea as Charleston mosquitos apparently like to come out in the evenings.
    The Unitarian graveyard is wonderful and the highlight of the tour. It is, very cleverly staged as the last stop of the tour so if you are slightly underwhelmed by the first part of the walk, don't give up, the graveyard is a great experience.
    The only downsides of the tour were group size and competition. Our group was approximately 20, which is too big for ghost walk as excursions into the spirit world are best as intimate experiences. On the first part of the walk, we continuously bumped into groups of 'ghost walkers' from other touring companies which was distracting. The Unitarian graveyard was, however, exclusive to our tour which was great.
    Overall a good experience.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • Its Me
    1 contribution
    Our party was extremely excited to experience this! It did not disappoint! Ben was a good storyteller and Ben the horse was magnificently awesome! Definitely recommend.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • jm2hilo
    Hilo, HI86 contributions
    Walking tours are very dependent on the knowledge and personality of the tour leader. We were very lucky to have Kay as our docent for our excursion as she was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and funny. Our group was small enough to be manageable and personable with a total of 10 which was just about right.
    Kay kept a very balanced approach to her presentation of history with discussion of significant historical events mixed with the often unfortunate social, racial and economic repercussions of these historical events. Although she kept the presentation general, she was able to cover specific material in 'deep dives' when asked. History included discussion of events from 1640 to the present but also included architecture, every day life and religion.
    The walk covered significant territory with mixed walking conditions including brick walks, cobble stone streets and broken cement sidewalks so comfortable walking shoes are a must, and a walking stick, maybe, for anyone with balance issues.
    We had a perfect day for our walk with moderate temperatures, a breeze and sunshine. We were able to find shade most times we paused for a talk. Not all days are perfect so be sure to wear a hat for sun and light, loose, clothing for the heat.
    Overall a wonderful experience and well worth the investment of time and money.
    Written 26 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Corey James
    2 contributions
    Shawn was a wonderfully informative and personable tour guide to Magnolia Plantation and touring the city of Charleston! We were so impressed with his wealth of knowledge about the history of Charleston, with also being very funny. Worth every penny!
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Marty W
    2 contributions
    Walking the grounds, which were beautiful. The lunch was awesome. Our driver was great sharing lots of pertinent information, which enhanced our visit.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • pitfa2989
    Glendale, AZ30 contributions
    I really enjoyed the horse drawn carriage ride around Charleston and the visit to Boone Plantation. A lot of history included in both tours.

    My husband really enjoyed Fort Sumpter and the boat ride out with the included lunch was nice. Saw some dolphins in the water on the ride there. Bonus!

    It was nice not to have to drive all the way there on our own from Myrtle Beach. And having a bathroom on the bus was a plus. The driver kept the bus at a great temperature for ALL OF US (seniors and women included, lol).

    Nice day, enjoyable!!
    Written 19 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Kennya S
    2 contributions
    Our tour guide Grace had interesting stories to tell. Wish there were some more stories but it was a good experience and we were taken inside the graveyard for part of the tour.
    Written 25 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Laura R
    Olathe, KS147 contributions
    We did a tour with Hannah and it was amazing! I really didn’t think we would see a dolphin but sure enough…right at the end, one swam right by us. It was a great relaxing morning in the water and Hannah provided lots of information about local wildlife which made the tour more fun…would totally go again.
    Written 24 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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