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Charleston Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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Charleston Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour
From US$ 24.00
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10:30am City Bus TourMost Popular
This is the Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour only - other check-out options also include Admission to the Joseph Manigault House. Tour departs at 10:30am, please plan to arrive 15-30 min prior.
From US$ 24.00
10:30am Tour & Mansion Combo
This is the Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour with Admission included to the Joseph Manigault House. Tour departs at 10:30am, please plan to arrive 15-30 min prior.
From US$ 32.00
11am City Bus Tour
This is the Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour only - other check-out options also include Admission to the Joseph Manigault House. Tour departs at 11am, please plan to arrive 15-30 min prior.
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Overview
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 (111)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great tour of Charleston

Glen was the driver who gave us the tour and was great! He said that he lived in the city for more than 30 years and his knowledge showed throughout the tour. There were only 4 of us on the bus so we are able...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Charleston Historical Tour with Fort Sumter

We opted for the combo Historical Tour with Fort Sumter which started at 12:30pm. Our guide was excellent. He started on time and kept the tour moving at a nice, but not rushed pace. He was very knowledgeable on the history of Charleston and was...More

1  Thank buckelisttraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great small bus tour of Charleston at affordable price!

We had a great experience on the 1.5 hr Bus tour around Charleston today, have to say that when our bus driver/tour guide Roy started off by telling us that he has been doing this for 20 years & was a college student in Charleston...More

4  Thank ontheroadagain365
Reviewed 2 October 2018
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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Thank cubana1952
Reviewed 1 October 2018
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

2  Thank Becswa
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