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Historical Charleston Bus Tour

  • 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
Historical Charleston Bus Tour
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10:30am Historic City TourMost Popular
Historical Bus Tour ONLY - This tour departs at 10:30am; please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
10:30am Tour & Mansion Combo
2-hour Historical Bus Tour with Admission to Joseph Manigault House.This tour departs at 10:30am; please plan to arrive 15 min prior to departure.
11am Historic City Tour
Historical Bus Tour ONLY - This tour departs at 11am; please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
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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.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (106)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A very good city tour

We generally like to take a sightseeing tour when we go to a new city to get the lay of the land and figure out which sights we want to go back to and explore further. This was a very good comprehensive city tour. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
City tour with Magnolia

We did a combo tour of Magnolia Plantation and an afternoon city tour. Our guide/driver on the way out to the Plantation was a hot mess. Very kind older man, but he spit when he talked and he often forgot what he was trying to...More

1  Thank Becswa
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 30 August 2018
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

1  Thank GerriS63_10
Reviewed 20 August 2018 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
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