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Charleston in a Nutshell

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Charleston in a Nutshell
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“walking tour”(59 reviews)
“morning tour”(14 reviews)
“nutshell tour”(8 reviews)
Charleston in a Nutshell Driving and Walking Tours is perfect for sightseers who want to visit the city's "must-see" places. Please join me on my Citywide Driving Tour or a Walking Tour. See our most beloved landmarks as you learn about the city's...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
375 Meeting St, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC 29403-6238
+1 843-697-6140
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All reviews walking tour morning tour nutshell tour civil war tour candlelight tour great tour hour walk two hours extremely knowledgeable about the history perfect length beautiful city interesting details tour guide his knowledge highly recommend this tour small group great introduction
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time for only one tour, this is the one! We spent a couple of days walking around Charleston our own before the day of our Charleston In A Nutshell tour with Jeff. That morning, he put everything together for us - founding,...More

Thank Rebecca W
FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Rebecca. Wow, thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed our stroll. As I said in my intro, I love meeting people from around the world. I am so lucky and blessed to meet folks like you. Please come again. Happy and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Jeff is a great steward of Charleston history. We learned so much on our tour about this beautiful town. Jeff is a wonderful guide and takes questions from the group right in stride. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of Charleston and its rich Revolutionary and...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a 3-day stay in Charleston, SC where we did 2 tours with Jeff; the candlelight tour and a private plantation tour by car.. They were both excellent. Jeff is the absolute Southern gentleman, captivating the spirit and the culture of beautiful...More

1  Thank Alexandra S
FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alex, I really appreciate you taking time out to submit a review. What wonderful photos you captured and posted on tripadvisor, you definitely have an eye for great photos, Also, thank you on the tip to "raise the camera" a bit to take group...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were told to do the city tour with Jeff and he was fabulous. He is very well spoken and is a great historian. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour and will select another with him in the future!

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jeff was a fantastic tour guide. His tour really does cover the great city of Charleston in a nutshell. We got to hear about the history and then see it firsthand, walking to see the architecture of the homes, churches, theaters, parks, and neighborhoods. Jeff...More

Thank Benv49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jeff was an awesome tour guide and so extremely knowledgeable. Our 2 hour Charleston trek taught us a ton and gave us more ideas of things to do. I would highly recommend his tour and to do it on one of your first days in...More

Thank Sarahnic07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must do the Charleston in a nutshell walking morning tour. Jeff is so knowledgeable. I highly recommended it.

Thank Kammi F
FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kammi. Thank you for taking my tour. You had such great questions. I could tell you love history!

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Charleston is a city that definitely does not fall short when it comes to art galleries or tours. But this tour has to be amongst the top. We did the evening/night candlelight tour and loved every minute of it. Jeff was great and had every...More

Thank Alex J
FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Hi Alex. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for taking time out to submit a review. It was a a beautiful evening we had for our Candlelight stroll. Hope we meet again on a future visit.

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Our entire group (two families with teenagers and adult kids) thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Jeff is very knowledgeable about Charleston history and fits a lot into the two hour trip. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We just completed the morning city walk with Jeff. We really enjoyed the tour, lots of info and insights in the city. Great introduction to the old Charleston, recommend to anyone coming to town !

Thank Rene B
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Bianca N
September 30, 2016|
Response from Colbey H |
Two hours
Bianca N
September 30, 2016|
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Response from Ramon H | Reviewed this property |
It's been so long. Maybe less than two hours???
March 2, 2015|
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Response from FSUMarley | Property representative |
Thank you Jennifer, you're hired ;)