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Charleston Sole Walking Tours

122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103
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Entertaining and Enlightening

Brian provided us with a local history lesson that was both entertaining and enlightening. He was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa E
via mobile
Excellent city walking tour!

We like to start a trip to a new city with a walking tour. One of our friends recommended... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen W
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Hi, my name is Brian Simms and I am a 10th generation Charlestonian. Our All About Charleston tour features the history, culture and architecture of the area. We will stroll the streets and alleyways of the "Holy City" while sharing stories along the way, covering overall Charleston history, the people who built this city and its trials and tribulations. There is a rich history and culture I would like to share and look forward to showing you the sights of our area, creating an experience you will remember for years to come!
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122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brian provided us with a local history lesson that was both entertaining and enlightening. He was able to answer all of our questions and tailor the tour to the group's interests. Not even a torrential downpour toward the end of the tour could put a...More

Thank Lisa E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We like to start a trip to a new city with a walking tour. One of our friends recommended Charleston Sole and it was wonderful. Brian was full of stories and historical info, he took his time to answer questions and didn't rush off at...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a tour with Fin and were entertained and educated for 2 hours. We learned a lot about the history and architecture of Charleston. I highly recommend this tour, especially if you enjoy history. If you go during the summer, be sure to apply...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a superb tour with Brian today. He is energetic, entertaining, very knowledgeable, passionate and truly wanted to share Charleston with us. The walk was flat and not strenuous. Highly recommend this tour!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just returned from a weekend in Charleston where we enjoyed an afternoon walking tour with Brian. He is truly a history buff who is passionate about Charleston and did a great job weaving together facts, stories and personal reflections on different periods of time,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brian did a terrific job! He gave us a wonderful in-depth comprehensive tour of the city. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Fin did a good job of not just showing us building sites and the specific history of those buildings. He really focused more on giving perspective on how early Charlestonian’s lives and worked. How the city grew up and how you can see the growth...More

Thank Chad W
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Brian was a knowledgeable and engaging guide on our 2 hour Charleston walking tour. The tour had a great balance of sights and stories from humourous to tragic and Brian made sure to make time for any questions from the group. We would highly recommend...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our walking tour very much, learning about the history, culture and architecture of the beautiful city of Charleston. Our guide Fin was great and was able to answer any questions we could come up with on the fly. Wonderful way to become acquainted...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

We spent a little over 2 hours walking with Fin. He obviously likes history and loves Charleston. We enjoyed his company and went away with a better understanding of Charleston, from the first English settlers, to the introduction and growth of slavery, to the Revolutionary...More

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July 3, 2017|
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December 25, 2016|
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Response from CharlestonSole | Property representative |
Wonderful! My associate Fin smith will be giving the tours for the next two days, as I am doing private tours. He is excellent and has great reviews. I am then available Wednesday and Friday and Sat morning. We have the 10am... More
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November 15, 2016|
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Response from CharlestonSole | Property representative |
I am so sorry for your dissapointment. I apologize if I did not mention Fin doing the tour. He has been my associate for two years. He is not mentioned in recent reviews because he has been out of town for three weeks... More
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