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Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston

Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston

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140
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.90
From
$120.90
Middleton Place is one of the most popular plantations in the Charleston area, but getting there can be tricky without a private car. This tour makes it easy by including transportation from downtown Charleston aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned van, plus a guided tour of the house upon arrival. A 3-course lunch is also included for a taste of Lowcountry cuisine.
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* A traveler said: "A beautiful preserved land, peaceful and historic. Lunch was very good. Need 3 to 4 hours to look around properly."


Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

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1367
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$36.35
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$36.35
See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a leisurely sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston, South Carolina history from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks, passes under Cooper River bridges, and explores a waterfront that’s home to bottlenose dolphins and pelicans.
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* A traveler said: "Seen a lot of great places and the captain explained what they where. Great time. The cruise boat was clean and neat."


Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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125
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$60.50
From
$60.50
Visit Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens on this 4.5-hour tour from Charleston, South Carolina. One of the oldest working plantations in the United States, Boone Hall was founded in 1681 and still grows crops. During your tour led by a guide in period costume, you'll see the plantation's slave quarters and learn about its history and modern-day use. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour of just 15 people.
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* A traveler said: "Absolutely amazing experience!! A Charleston must for the full Charleston experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the experience that much better."


Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
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$49.95
Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the heart of historic Charleston on a guided tour through the heart of the city. Soak up the old fashioned charm of cobblestone streets lined with antebellum houses, lush gardens, and landmark churches as you listen to stories about Charleston history, architecture, and culture.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide was great-knowledgeable and pleasant. This was a perfect way to see some of the history of the city without having to walk."


Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option

Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option

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204
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$37.97
From
$37.97
Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided sightseeing tour. Visit a plethora landmarks including Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and many more. Upgrade option available to include a tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House, one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures.
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* A traveler said: "The tour and tour narrator was very informative. Really enjoyed it. Love learning about the history and the difference landmarks."


Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse
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Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.00
From
$54.00
Cruise through Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes en route to the uninhabited Morris Island on this boat cruise from the Charleston area. A private boat company launches from Bowens Island for the scenic ride through an estuary rich in biodiversity before a soft landing on Morris Island. Spend free time to taking photos of the historic Morris Island Lighthouse, combing for seashells, and looking out for birds, sea turtles, and dolphins before your return.
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* A traveler said: "COA and Captain Joey made this tour an awesome experience. We would highly recommend this tour to everyone."


Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

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373
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.00
From
$32.00
Charleston's colonial history, laid-back vibe, and beautiful sites continue to steal the hearts of visitors to the Holy City. See the highlights of the peninsula in comfort on this 90-minute guided tour on a climate-controlled minibus with a maximum of 15 passengers. This narrated tour keeps you cool as you ride past must-see Charleston sights such as the Battery, the Citadel, Old City Market, and Hampton Park as well as enjoy spectacular views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse at a distance. Bonus: Admission to Charleston Powder Museum is also included with the price of your tour.
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* A traveler said: "The tour was really educational and provided a beautiful visual of the past and present life in Charleston. We really enjoyed the drive through the Citadel, the Mother Emanuel Church, the Rainbow Homes, and the Marketplace."


Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

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381
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$39.00
From
$39.00
An air-conditioned sightseeing bus offers a refreshing Charleston Sightseeing Tour for summertime visitors trying to escape the heat or those with limited mobility. Roll by popular "Holy City" sights like Rainbow Row, the Battery, White Point Gardens, Nathaniel Russell House, and St. Michael's Church from wide viewing windows while your guide informs and entertains with stories from Charleston's rich past.
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* A traveler said: "Smithy our drive was excellent, knowledgeable and humorous I would highly recommend this company for a wonderful experience."


Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class
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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class

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386
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.85
From
$153.85
This walking tour and interactive lunch combo provides a two-in-one experience in Charleston. With a celebrated local chef, Forrest Parker, you'll start with a 1.5-hour historical walking tour about the influences of Lowcountry food in the city of Charleston. Then watch a cooking demonstration from Parker before enjoying lunch paired with wine.
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* A traveler said: "Yesterday's tour with Chef was the highlight of our trip. His historical tour was informative and fun and the meal we ate, incorporating the ingredients we learned about, was some of the best food I've ever eaten. I can't wait to do the tour in another season and share another meal at the charming Bistro A Vin."


Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

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107
  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
From
$40.00
Discover downtown Charleston on a Southern-style carriage ride that passes through the Commercial District and Waterfront Park. Learn about the history, architecture, and people of this old South Carolina city throughout the tour.
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* A traveler said: "Super fun 45m tour very knowledgeable tour guide easy to understand and fun!! Nice clean stables horses well cared for Big Plus"


Private 3 Hour Charleston Sailing Charter

Private 3 Hour Charleston Sailing Charter

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170
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$600.00
per group
From
$600.00
per group
We are a family owned sailing charter business. Come enjoy a day of sailing and seeing the historic sites of Charleston from the water in a 36' Beneteau Sailboat. We offer hourly, daily, or customized tours according to your desires for up to 6 guests maximum (USCG Rules & Regulations). Sit back and relax while a professional crew caters to your every need on your private yacht. All tours are 3 hours in length and circle the entire Charleston harbor before returning to the docks where you boarded the vessel. Bring your favorite beverages, a picnic, or you can also request gourmet catering to fit your desires. A professional photographer can be requested as well. If you are looking for a romantic evening we can accommodate with a sunset sail with downtown Charleston in the background. We want to make sure you have the 5 star experience you deserve and will do everything we can to ensure this. Book now to enjoy the Charleston views from your privately chartered yacht!
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* A traveler said: "My husband and I loved our outing with Wit and Christine. We were greeted, warmly welcomed and felt especially pampered with our morning cruise. If you want a chance to meet some fun locals, see Charleston from the water, and totally relax, this is your cruise."


2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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1202
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.06
From
$21.06
Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit points of interest including Charleston City Hall; the Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter, and many more.
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* A traveler said: "Great tour guide Dennis. Very interesting history and anecdotes, both past and current. A great day in Charleston!"


Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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267
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.77
From
$70.77
Pickup and drop-off from downtown Charleston, South Carolina make it easy to tour Magnolia Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in the South. This 4-in-1 tour includes a narrated drive out to the plantation, a walking tour of the garden, tram tour through the property, and tour of the house itself, providing incredible value.
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* A traveler said: "Great tour and experience of the old south with the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen! The heritage and history was comprehensive and the food shack for snacks and gift shop were excellent! The wildlife did not disappoint!"


Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head
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Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

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205
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$95.00
From
$95.00
Remote Daufuskie Island is accessible only by boat and remains largely undeveloped, despite its fame as the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel “The Water is Wide.” A guided tour makes the trip a cinch—this package includes round-trip ferry tickets, plus transportation between island attractions such as the First African Baptist Church and Mary Fields School, all visited with the benefit of commentary from your guide.
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* A traveler said: "I felt like we saw the “real” island. Loved seeing the school from the book “the water is wide” by Pat Conroy. Dafuskie Blues was wonderful and so very interesting. I loved seeing the house of one of Pat Conroys students who still lives there today and has a business on the island. Loved the story of the praise house as well."


Ghost Walking Tour and Pub Crawl in Haunted Charleston
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Ghost Walking Tour and Pub Crawl in Haunted Charleston

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173
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.80
From
$36.80
Combine the mystery of a haunted tour with fun of a pub crawl for a great night out. A guide will lead the group on a 2.5-hour walking tour through historic downtown Charleston. Stop at several bars along the way, each housed in historic buildings with their own unique ghosts and stories. Guests will have time to enjoy a delicious libation as the guide tells them all about the fascinating history of Charleston and some of its most famous and creepy haunted stories!
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Outer Banks Film Locations Tour

Outer Banks Film Locations Tour

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29
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.00
From
$120.00
Fans of the Netflix series Outer Banks are in for a thrill! As a background actor on the series, I participated in three different film shoots on Season One and share tons of behind-the-scenes stories of the cast, crew, and other fun stuff. Tour includes the cast's favorite snacks, bottled water, and other surprises. Parents will love this tour because as a licensed tour guide, I also share some wonderful history while we're traveling from one site location to the other. It's such a fun and new way to visit Charleston! MINIMUM 2 GUESTS Tour vehicle is fully insured for liability and City Certified. Luxury sedan: BMW 540i/2018
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide was excellent and fun. She was very knowledgeable about all of the places and characters from the show. I would highly recommend it."


Charleston Land & Sea Combo: Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

Charleston Land & Sea Combo: Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

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21
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
From
$48.00
On this historical Charleston tour, journey back in time as your guide reveals the beauty and charm of one of America's most historic cities. Learn about the history of Charleston and discover its pivotal role in American history with visits to more than 100 points of interest including Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, the Old Exchange Building and Whitepoint Gardens. This tour combines a 90 minute Historic City Tour with a 90 minute narrated, non-stop Harbor Tour. The harbor tour may be taken in conjunction with the city tour or you may choose to split them up and take them on separate days.
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* A traveler said: "The land and sea tour is a “MUST DO”! We had a great time and both tour guides were very knowledgeable and intertwining as well! The perfect way to end our trip at Charleston! I highly recommend this tour!"


Charleston Ghost Tour: Two Bars, One Graveyard, and a Ghost Story

Charleston Ghost Tour: Two Bars, One Graveyard, and a Ghost Story

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18
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.55
From
$61.55
It’s a bar crawl, history walk, and paranormal experience with a tarot reading for dessert. Charleston is home of the supernatural, paranormal, and existential: 350 years of graveyards, ghosts, and ghouls in a drinking town with a history problem. Starting at one of Charleston's most notorious watering holes, an upscale dive, we begin our experience at the bar. Listen to ghost stories and tales of Charleston’s darker side while enjoying your favorite beverage. From the bar, we walk to a graveyard. Learn how to see a ghost, and along the way, you may even answer the questions, "Are we alone?," and "Why are we here?" From the graveyard, we walk to another bar. We finish the evening with more history and ghost stories and a tarot reading.
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* A traveler said: "Larry was an absolute gem. We loved our time with him exploring the city and reflecting on our tarot card readings. Thank you to Larry for sharing his unique perspective on life with us. We are so happy to be a part of the 16% with him!"


Charleston Photography Tours - Half Day Expedition
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Charleston Photography Tours - Half Day Expedition

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8
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$185.00
From
$185.00
Unlike walking tours, this adventure is not only getting you to the hidden gems around Charleston, but we operate on your pace. We never rush you or hurry you along. Take all the time you need at each location to get the best shot, and our guides are always available to answer any questions you might have. We'll pick you up from your hotel or rental and whisk you away to your adventure! Don't miss this complete Charleston experience! UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: All tours will operate with the guests following in their own vehicle. We will designate a safe and secure meeting location near your place of stay.
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* A traveler said: "Tiffany was fantastic. Helpful pointers in composition and always helping to look for the best light. The locations were beautiful and able to take our time there and never felt rushed.. I strongly recommend this tour if you are looking for some great nature photography in Charleston"


Private Hilton Head Dolphin Watching Tour with Waterfront Dining Stops

Private Hilton Head Dolphin Watching Tour with Waterfront Dining Stops

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5
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$413.02
per group
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$413.02
per group
This tour will be the family memory you’ll always remember! You’ll depart from Palmetto Bay Marina and enjoy this fully narrated tour by our licensed captains explaining the ecosystem, wildlife, and Hilton Head in general! We’ll show you the beloved Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural environment! Along the way, we will make 2-3 stops at exclusive waterfront restaurants! You will have time to sample local Hilton Head/Daufuskie Island cuisine!
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* A traveler said: "My family and I had the most amazing time on the tour with Captain Sarah. It has been the best part of our vacation. Sarah was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We saw so many dolphins and the stop at Daufuskie Island was wonderful. I highly recommend this tour. Ask for Captain Sarah! She is amazing!"


Spirit of Old Beaufort Heritage Tour
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Spirit of Old Beaufort Heritage Tour

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5
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
From
$49.00
Skip the hassle of renting a car and explore the islands near Beaufort from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach during this sightseeing tour. See the Gullah plantation house, cemetery, and church ruins, and visit the praise house, which still hosts meetings for families on the island. Learn about Gullah heritage with commentary from your guide and experience island life in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
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* A traveler said: "A must tour to take when in Beaufort SC. Our tour guide Dean really knows his history of this area. He was pleasant, arrived on time to pick us up and had the small bus cooled off for us. You will be amazed at the history. Hats off to you Dean and may God bless you!"


Haunted Charleston Food and Walking Tour

Haunted Charleston Food and Walking Tour

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4
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$73.14
From
$73.14
What could be better than a food tour combined with a ghost tour? Nothing! You will meet your guide in downtown Charleston for exclusive access to our haunted restaurants. We will visit up to 4 haunted restaurants and multiple haunted buildings along a walking route of downtown. At the restaurants, we have set up 1-3 food tastings per location. We will have private areas in dining rooms, bars, haunted basements, and pretty much anywhere we can find to sample food, spirits, and hear ghost stories. We will visit other historic and haunted buildings along the route and tell stories and give your bellies a few minute break from the samples. Our Haunted Food Tour in unlike any other food tour in Charleston. Tours last about 3 hours, cover less than a mile on a walking route, and have plenty of time spent inside haunted restaurants for food and stories.
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4-Hour Charleston Paranormal Encounter Tour

4-Hour Charleston Paranormal Encounter Tour

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1
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
From
$160.00
We will bring you into a Real Paranormal Location for a Full Investigation, and Guarantees that you, or your group, will experience paranormal activity. We have regularly investigated these locations and offer to bring you there and show you how to find your own answers to questions you may have for them! We provide you with a variety of Premium Gear that we use regularly in the field and gather all of the night's events on UDH4k & UHD Audio, to be processed & shared later for you own Episode, your own Paranormal Investigation, at one of our Haunted Locations!
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* A traveler said: "The interaction with the paranormal and the people I was with. Also having a awesome time with awesome tour guides."


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