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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.

Locations visited
Rainbow Row
Joseph Manigault House
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
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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.
  • 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
  • Upgrade to include a stop at the Joseph Manigault House museum
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Gray Line Treat You Right!

A wonderful experience! This tour made our trip special! First though, a comment about their exceptional customer service. We had paid for a combination tour but could not do the second portion that day. No problem. Gray Line worked with us and we did the...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A good overview

It was a hot and humid day and we felt bad for the horses so we opted to do the 90 minute bus tour. It was informative and comfortable but be prepared because you only get quick glimpses of a lot of places. The guide...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

Great bus tour. Bill was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of history of Charleston, including a lot of information about things we were not looking at, or going to be seeing on the tour. Love the architecture and the different areas, the college, the...More

Thank Jeanne E
Reviewed August 14, 2018
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 August 10, 2018
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
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