Getting there is half the fun.

There seems to be no better way to see all the sites in the Charleston are than to embark on one of the many sightseeing tours. Whether by land or sea, Charleston offers plenty of special interest tours to learn all of the rich history of the area. Whether you prefer to stroll down quaint alleyways by foot or trot through the streets in a carriages, all paths lead visitors on an unforgettable journey back in time. You'll be entertained and enlightened by knowledgeable guides giving tours on foot, by carriage, by van - even by boat!

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As featured on The Travel Channel, Food Network, and in Southern Living, we offer the best history, culinary, and ghost tours in Charleston. Voted “Charleston’s Best Tour Company” the last four years. Exclusive access to Charleston’s Most Haunted Locations.
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This is the only tour that can take you into Charleston’s oldest graveyard at night! View Charleston’s famous tombstones and explore the streets and alleyways of our haunted Historic District while listening to stories of ghosts, haunted houses, and superstitions.
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Martine P. Dulles, a Licensed Charleston Guide, and former NYC Metropolitan Museum docent, gives tours of historic Charleston, house museums and plantations in English or French. All tours are customized to your special interests! Winner of 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
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Featured in Southern Living, New York Times, and AAA, this two-hour tour is the best overview of Charleston’s rich history, antebellum homes, architecture, gardens, and culture. Reservations Recommended. Departs from the Mills House Hotel at 10 am & 2 pm.
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Learn about Charleston’s ghostly past as you enjoy libations at some of the city’s finest taverns and pubs. Sip on a martini, guzzle a beer and toast your cocktails to the Bulldog Tours Haunted Pub Crawl! Reservations are required.
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Our licensed tour guides walk guests inside churches, graveyards, stroll along the water and take in glorious sights. We go through alluring brick alleyways and tell engaging historical stories. Learn about Charleston and have fun at the same time.
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Call for schedule. Experience the real charm and grace of Charleston with Charleston's Finest. See the historic city like you have never seen it before. Our family has been living South Carolina history since 1690 and we'd like to share it with you!
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TripAdvisor Award of Excellence Winner! In authentic costume, Eric Lavender & his parrot lead you on a walking tour that brings Blackbeard and Charleston’s other pirates to life. Pirate-Ghost tours also available. Appearances: Travel Channel, A&E, Lifetime, Syfy, and ETV.
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Mystery, history and wonder…that’s what our tours are about. Looking for the original (since 1996)? That’s us. Highlight: The spectacular Unitarian Church Graveyard (1772) at night. The History Channel, and hundreds of other national and international media accolades.
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Offering The Historical Highlights of Charleston, The Ghosts of Charleston and customized private walking tours. Seventeen years conducting Charleston tours. No tour company can match our historical knowledge, service or quality. The New York Times/Southern Living/National Geographic Traveler.
A Student's Tour
Educational, fun & memorable experience designed just for your students as they explore over 300 years of history, sites and stories about US, SC, African-American, Civil/Revolutionary wars, religious, architecture, pirates, fires, earthquake, hurricanes or cemetery walk with ghostly friends & more! Reservations - 843.556.0664.
A Walk About Charleston
Take a 90 minute walking tour of Historic Charleston, SC. Visit some of Americas most beautiful homes and stately gardens. Tours offered daily! Call 843-343-9255 for reservations. $5 discount to all guests.
An Original Pub Tour of Charleston – Lesesne Tour Co.
From Irish Pubs to English taverns & former speakeasies, let us show you Charleston with local flavor! Treat yourself to a personalized history tour with experienced guides. Custom group tours available. Tour lasts 2.5 hours. Appetizers included in tour price. Reservations required.
Around Town Tours
Come delight in our colonial history with the Charleston in General Tour. This 2 Hr. walking tour through the historic district includes many popular sites. Tours begin at the Charleston Crab House, Mon-Thurs. 1 PM
Behind the Gate Home & History Tour
Your home and history tour starts in a restored early 18th century home on plot 179 of the original Walled City. A power point, featuring 8 unique Charlestonians, provides a unique background for your neighborhood stroll through Charleston's intriguing past.
Candlelight Ghost Tours - Ghosts of the South
Join our expert guides as they take you into Charleston's Haunted History. See haunted sights that have been on the History Channel and Discovery Channel. AAA rated and highly ranked on "trip advisor". $5 off every adult. Tour with the best!
Charleston 101
Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian introduce you to the city! Author of six books about Charleston, Mary Coy has been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion Magazine. Uniquely personal - no more than 12 per tour. Reservations required. 10 a.m. Fri & Sat. $20
Charleston History Tours...Picture Perfect
Explore historical customs, culture, flourishing preservation, magnificent mansions, colorful gardens, hidden passageways, Revolutionary & Civil War sites, High Battery, South of Broad, Rainbow Row, French Quarter. Have a Camera? Photo tips provided! 2 hours daily, group or private. Reservations Required.
Charleston Sole
Discover Historic Charleston with Charleston native, Brian Simms. This two hour tour covers our remarkable history, fascinating stories and hidden gems, making this such a special place to visit! Mon-Sat 10am & 2pm, Adult $18, Child 6-12 $10, Under 6 free.
Charleston Tea Party Private Tour
The 9:30 2-hour morning tour of the heart of the historic Old Walled City includes hidden nooks and crannies, and ends with tea on the Battery overlooking the harbor.
Charleston's Best Tours, LLC
Get spooked with Charleston's Best Tours walking nighttime ghost tour as seen in AAA Magazine! Our career guides will share site-specific, well-documented stories and other recent sightings. The only ghost tour with the same location and local people since 1999!
Civil War Walking Tours
2 Hour Walking Tour of Confederate Charleston starting at 108 Meeting Street Historic Charleston Shop, with 1865 Photos of this stubborn city. Yankees welcome, too. 9am Daily, 7 Days a week, March - December. $20 per adult, children under 12 free.
Colonial Walking Tours
We offer two tours: The Ghost Hunt explores alleyways & graveyards nightly at 7,9 and 10:45. Our Exclusive History Tour walks daily at 10:30am through the old walled city and ends with refreshments in the Middleton family's private garden.
Free Tours by Foot
Provides pay-what-you-like Charleston walking, food and ghost tours. You decide what a tour was worth after it is over. Pay-what-you-like tours are tours for every budget.
Janice Kahn Tours
The name for 43 years synonymous for quality, customized tours with wit & enthusiasm. Learn about Charleston’s sites-not just see them! Past member Mayor’s Commission of Tourism, CNN, Fodors & more. Private car, strolls, step on guide. Reservations-843-556-0664
Mary-Margaret's Walking Tours
Delve into female history on "Ladies of the Lowcountry". Explore the famous and notorious on "2 Graveyards & a Cocktail". Both tours promise a wonderful time with your guide, Mary-Margaret. Call now!
Old Charleston Walking Tours, LLC
The most intimate and sophisticated tours in the city with highly experienced guides. History, ghost, Civil War and slavery walks. Tours start in Washington Square Park, next to City Hall (intersection of Meeting and Broad).
Palmetto Tours
Palmetto Tours is the premier tour company servicing Charleston. Our expert tour guides combine the beauty and excitement of Charleston while leading you through some of our most historic areas; teaching you Charleston's rich and illustrious history along the way.
Say Charleston
Charleston native and award-winning photojournalist Liz Legare Duren takes you on a stroll through the city her ancestors helped to build. Experience Charleston while you are being photographed in the city's most beautiful (or tucked away) locations.