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!
A Student's TourEducational, 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.
A Walk About CharlestonTake 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 ToursCome 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 TourYour 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 SouthJoin 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 101Let 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 101Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian guide you through the city’s history, architecture and culture! Author of six books about Charleston, Mary Coy has been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion Magazine. Enjoy a personal walking, driving or plantation tour with this life-long resident.
Charleston FootprintsDiscover authentic Charleston with 7th-generation guide, Michael Trouche, an award-winning local author. See Charleston’s best with someone who knows the city best, featuring legendary architecture, gardens, ironwork, harbor landmarks, and cultural heritage. 10:30am & 2:30pm from 108 Meeting Street. $20/person, reservations required.
Charleston History Tours...Picture PerfectExplore 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 SoleDiscover 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 TourThe 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, LLCGet 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 Tours2 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 ToursWe 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 FootProvides 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 ToursThe 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 ToursDelve 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, LLCThe 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 ToursPalmetto 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 CharlestonCharleston 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.