Tours in Downtown


Walks in History: $19 for a Supernatural Charleston Ghost for Two from Walks in History (Up to $40 Value)

$19 for a Supernatural Charleston Ghost for Two from Walks in History (Up to $40 Value)

Walks in History

Multiple Locations

Authors of historical books guide tours past haunts including a Revolutionary War graveyard

$40 $19

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Civil War Walking Tours: Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Civil War Walking Tours

Charleston

History expert and reenactor leads Civil War tour of city, sprinkling in first-person narratives and period photographs

$40 $21

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Old Charleston Walking Tours: Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Old Charleston Walking Tours

Multiple Locations

Guides spend up to two hours leading groups through Charleston’s historic and haunted sites, such as old graveyards and battlegrounds

$37 $17

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Say Charleston! Photo Walking Tours: Two-hour Photo Walking Tour of Charleston for 2 or 4 from Say Charleston! Photo Walking Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Two-hour Photo Walking Tour of Charleston for 2 or 4 from Say Charleston! Photo Walking Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Say Charleston! Photo Walking Tours

Washington Square Park

Photojournalist leads tour groups on a 2-mile stroll through Charleston while taking their pictures; access to an online gallery of shots

$60 $29

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Sandlapper Water Tours: Nature, Sunset, or History Boat Tour for Two or Four from Sandlapper Water Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Nature, Sunset, or History Boat Tour for Two or Four from Sandlapper Water Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Sandlapper Water Tours

Charleston

Watch pelicans and herons soar overheard, float past a sunlit skyline and silhouetted steeples, or view historic sites such as Fort Sumter

$64 $35

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Crazy Dash Digital Adventures: Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Multiple Locations

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

$39.95 $20

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Charleston Water Taxi: Two or Four All-Day Water-Taxi Passes from Charleston Water Taxi (Up to 40% Off)

Two or Four All-Day Water-Taxi Passes from Charleston Water Taxi (Up to 40% Off)

Charleston Water Taxi

Multiple Locations

Riders can cruise to their destinations on a fleet of water taxis while catching glimpses of dolphins, the cityscape, and gorgeous sunsets

$20 $12

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Sail South Carolina: Two-Hour BYOB Cocktail Cruise or Three-Hour Afternoon Sail for Up to Six at Sail South Carolina (Up to 46% Off)

Two-Hour BYOB Cocktail Cruise or Three-Hour Afternoon Sail for Up to Six at Sail South Carolina (Up to 46% Off)

Sail South Carolina

Harleston Village

Expert captain mans a 43-foot sailboat during customized expeditions at sunset or during the day

$350 $189

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  • A Walk About Charleston
    A Walk About Charleston?s history-heavy guides boast more than a decade of experience navigating the city?s most notable landmarks. The 90-minute daytime tours visit vintage locales, including the site of the Civil War?s first shots, the East Battery Street sea wall, and a selection of pre-Revolutionary War residences. Sightseers will spot some of Charleston?s mansions and manicured gardens, where green thumbs can admire arrangements while guides keep their ears open for cars pulling into the driveway. Walkers will also visit the filming locations of several well-known movies including The Notebook and The Patriot.
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    84 North Market Street
    Charleston, SC US
  • Olde Towne Carriage Company
    Since 1983, Old South Carriage Co.’s tour guides have been introducing travelers to the city’s sights and history while dressed in Confederate uniforms, complete with red sashes. The company’s shaded, surrey-style carriages, pulled by a fleet of draft horses, can shuttle up to 16 people with an insatiable hunger for American history. During one-hour residential trips around the city, licensed guides point out gardens, antebellum mansions, and important landmarks, all while sharing historical anecdotes and interjecting humor.
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    20 Anson Street
    Charleston, SC US
  • Culinary Tours
    Charleston Culinary Tours’ guides introduce visitors and locals to the cuisine of a city rich with Southern charm, grace, and history. Their tours explore the historic districts of downtown and King Street, allowing visitors to gain knowledge of the area, taste innovative cuisines, and meet the owners and chefs responsible for crafting the meals. They also offer a farmer’s market tour, which allows guests to pick out their own ingredients, venture to a partner restaurant as a group, and watch as a chef creates a customized meal from the ingredients.
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    40 N Market St
    Charleston, SC US
  • Old Walled City Walking Tours
    Alfred Ray enthusiasm for Charleston's history is infectious. This passion carried him through the rough-going early days of his tour-guiding career, which started in 1980, he says, “with a pitchfork atop a pile of hose dung in a carriage barn on State Street.” Today, the Charleston native—whose forefathers arrived in the city in 1792—shares his deep knowledge during three themed tours through Charleston's walled landscape: the Old Walled City Walk, the Home and Garden Walk, and the Slavery and Freedom Walk. Tours casually wind down the city's cobblestone streets, past precolonial and postcolonial buildings that display a confluence of architectural styles, from Georgian to Greek Revival. As tourists snap pictures of wrought-iron gates, classical columns, and carbonite-encased cotton gins, Ray shares stories about the people and events—such as the approximately 40% of slaves who entered the United States through Charleston—that transformed a 1670 pioneer settlement into a cultural hub of the South by the mid-1800s.
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    155 Meeting St
    Charleston, SC US
  • The Original Charleston Walks
    Over the past 30 years, Dennis Stiles has served as a helicopter-rescue pilot and military diplomat. When his travels led him to settle in Charleston, he took up poetry and a position as a senior docent of the Gibbes Museum of Art. Today, he combines scholarly pursuits and his love for adventure as the director of The Original Charleston Walks. He and pirate-history scholar Mike Brown helm a team of knowledgeable guides who lead walking tours through several centuries of the city's military, political, social, architectural, and often ghostly history. On the Charleston Walk 300 Years of History tour, guides detail what life was like in the early Carolina colony and describe Charleston’s role in the American Revolution and the Civil War, pointing out landmarks such as Fort Sumter, the Dock Street Theatre, and the place where first governor William Sayle threw his inaugural pool party. They also explore the hardship faced and legends spawned by slavery-era African Americans during the Slavery & Freedom tour, and they tell stories of commandeered ships, wild parties, and daring escapes made by renowned pirates such as Blackbeard and Anne Bonny on the Charleston's Pirates & Buccaneers tour. On a year-round ghost tour, guides unveil mysterious sightings and Gullah islander superstitions, as well as point out hidden cemeteries.
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    45 S Market St
    Mount Pleasant, SC US
  • The Original Pub Tour of Charleston
    Check out our one-of-a-kind Original Pub Tour of Charleston! Based upon similar pub tours in Europe, it has been featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Wall Street Journal. The Pub Tour is a fun and unique tour, which includes visits to many historic pubs (some with rooftop views of the city), old taverns freq
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    40 N Market St
    Charleston, SC US

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