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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

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Experience more than 300 years of history on this guided carriage tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches, and gardens as your horse-drawn carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. Belgian and Percheron draft horses will you lead you through the streets while you learn about this “Holy City” and its role in the Civil War.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

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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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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.95
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$49.95

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour

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Peek into Charleston’s shadowy history with a chilling nighttime walking tour of the city’s most eerie sites! Wind through the dark corridors of the Historic District and hear spooky tales of graveyard hauntings, voodoo and botched burials from your local guide. Pass by infamous locations with grisly histories and wander through the Charleston’s oldest cemetery after hours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.50
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$39.50

Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour

Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour

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Discover the delights of the Charleston food scene on this walking tour. With a guide, you'll learn about the cuisine of the Lowcountry region as you explore this historic city and sample local food products such as stone-ground grits, pralines, collard greens, and South Carolina barbecue. Tour is limited to 12 people for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

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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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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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$36.89
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$36.89

Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$74.97
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.06
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Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

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Get all the thrills of a Charleston ghost tour without any walking on this haunted horse and carriage ride. A horse and carriage takes you down twisting side streets and cobbled alleyways with ease as your guide shares spooky stories from Charleston’s past. Make your way past the Mills House, the Circular Congregational Graveyard, and and Provost Dungeon in the heart of the Holy City.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$30.92
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$30.92

Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard

Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard

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Uncover Charleston’s darkest secrets on an evening ghost and cemetery tour. Stroll through the atmospheric heart of the old city while an entertaining local guide regales you with tales of the dark deeds, restless spirits and supernatural phenomena that make Charleston one of the most haunted cities in America. Get exclusive after-hour access to the famous Unitarian Church Graveyard, where an overgrown southern garden surrounds historic plots said to be haunted by wandering ghosts.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

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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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

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

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.90
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$120.90

Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours

Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours

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This private sightseeing tour of Charleston offers a local perspective on the most charming city in the South. Beat the crowds of bus tours and go where carriage rides can’t as your licensed guide drives you around the peninsula in the comfort of a private vehicle. As you drive past top sights like Waterfront Park and the Battery, hear stories of Charleston history and culture in the Holy City.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.50
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$97.50

Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$64.10
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$64.10

Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market

Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market

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The 2.5-hour Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour visits four different food establishments and combines elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure! Learn about Charleston's history as you enjoy tastings of traditional favorites and contemporary innovations, all of which highlight the cuisine of locally-owned restaurants. Insight into Lowcountry cuisine accompanies the broad range of samples on your food tour. This is our original tour around the French Quarter and City Market and focuses on the traditional flavors of the region.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise
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Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Enjoy sunset views and scan the water for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins on this dolphin-watching cruise off the coast of South Carolina. The frequency of dolphin sightings makes this cruise ideal for those hoping to catch photos of the majestic sea creatures. Plus, throughout the cruise, you can learn about dolphins and your surroundings from an on-board naturalist.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.65
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$47.65

Parasailing Adventure at the Hilton Head Island

Parasailing Adventure at the Hilton Head Island

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Soar over Hilton Head Island with a parasailing adventure. Get a bird’s eye view of Calibogue Sound, Harbour Town Lighthouse, and Daufuskie Island during the flight. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including bottlenose dolphins. Take-off and land on the back of a custom parasail boat, or choose to cool off and get wet. Tandem and triple flights are also available for couples or small groups.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.29
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$91.29

Day Trips to Charleston, tour INSIDE Fort Sumter, Carriage Tour, Lunch & More

Day Trips to Charleston, tour INSIDE Fort Sumter, Carriage Tour, Lunch & More

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We are the only tour company in Myrtle Beach that tours INSIDE Fort Sumter. We have packaged our tour in such a way that you will experience Charleston much better and less expensive than if you drove to Charleston from Myrtle Beach and attempted to tour Charleston on your own. This package includes everything below: - Round trip transportation to Charleston from Myrtle Beach aboard our bus - Horse drawn Carriage Tour of Charleston's Historic District - Shopping Time at the City Market - Boat Tour of Charleston Harbor - Lunch on the Boat Tour - Tour of Fort Sumter - Tour of Boone Hall Plantation We offer free pickup from most beach front hotels in Myrtle Beach.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00

Turtle Beach Power Snorkeling Adventure
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Turtle Beach Power Snorkeling Adventure

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Sea scooter snorkeling tours are popular shore excursion for visitors docked at St. John cruise ports. After your guide and captain provide a sea scooter tutorial, dive in and propel through the water, taking in diverse ocean life around you along the way. In addition to souvenir photos, light snacks and beverages are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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$119.00

Hilton Head to Savannah Round-Trip Ferry Ticket

Hilton Head to Savannah Round-Trip Ferry Ticket

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Cruise from Hilton Head to Savannah on this Lowcountry day trip that’s packed with views. Relax on the open-air upper deck or air-conditioned lower cabin as you cruise through the Intracoastal Waterway, drink in hand from the onboard bar (own price). Then, dock in Savannah and spend a few hours of free time shopping, dining, and sightseeing before sailing back to Hilton Head.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.75
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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

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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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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.95
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$39.95

Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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What people are saying about South Carolina Tours

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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour
"The history, in itself , was so interesting. Our guide was so smart and funny. It was a bit hard to hear her at times."..."
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Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
"Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had great personal history with the city which made the tour feel as if we were getting VIP tour that we couldn’t get anywhere else. Not only did he provide recommendations but he also accompanied some facts with video footage which made it even more interactive."..."
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Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour
"We had a fun and spooky night on the ghost tour. It was made extra special by being able to go into the circle graveyard. Sarah told great stories and had a lot of knowledge about Charleston itself."..."
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Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour
"Blake was awesome and knowledgeable. The food chosen was a reflection of the cuisine of Charleston. I would recommend to family and friends."..."
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Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse
"It was a fun boat ride to the Atlantic Ocean. Saw a bunch of dolphins which was awesome. Dallas is an excellent tour guide."..."
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
"Beautiful day out on the water learning about the history of Charleston. Wonderful staff and crew who were funny and knowledgeable!"..."
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Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston
"We enjoyed the drive out with our very knowledgeable driver/guide. Also the walk & ride through the gardens. House tour & history was very nice. The whole tour was amazing from start to finish."..."
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
"Walked through Charleston and learned so much about its history with Lawrence as our tour guide. He did a great job explaining what make Charleston such an amazing place"..."
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Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston
"Ronald was our horse. Donald was our guide. They both did a great job. Donald was very knowledgeable and made the stories interesting and fun. Great tour!"..."
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Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour
"The guide was very interesting. This is my 4th trip to Charleston,but I saw things I had never seen before. Throughly enjoyed it."..."
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Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard
"Jonathan was a great guide. Enjoyable ghost tour. Good stories about haunted sites in Charleston. Recommend for an evening activity …"..."
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Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head
"Captain Pete was soooooo knowledgable and seemed to know all the residents of Daufuskie. The tour is highly recommended but if you go in einter, be sure to bundle up. The "water is wide" and it's also COLD!"..."
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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
"Kay was a terrific food guide! She was a great speaker and answered all of our questions and always kept it interesting. We had been on a couple other tours and the info our guides were giving was repetitive. Kay gave us unique stories and historical facts. She also stayed with us and gave us her favorite spots. Thanks Kay! Cristina + Eric"..."
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Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston
"Our driver was so friendly, on time and the vehicle was in great condition. Smooth ride to the plantation, the lunch included with the ticket was very tasty."..."
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Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours
"Jeff was extremely knowledgeable. Friendly and professional. We came away knowing much more then we could have imagined."..."
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Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston
"Awesome adventure. The drive and driver were very enjoyable. The historical talks and especially the Gullah presentation were educational and done really well. Loved the ride on the tram and learning the agricultural history of the working plantation. I highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market
"Table chats, snippets of local history, good food, beautiful alleyways, and interesting folks around the table. What’s not to like?!"..."
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Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise
"Great tour. The staff was friendly. Met a lot of nice people. The views were beautiful. We saw a lot of dolphins."..."
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Parasailing Adventure at the Hilton Head Island
"The crew was helpful, skilled and they were good natured. We had a fantastic time. We would definitely go again."..."
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Day Trips to Charleston, tour INSIDE Fort Sumter, Carriage Tour, Lunch & More
"Fort Sumter and Boone Hall plantation. The carriage ride needed a microphone. But the tour and horse was great."..."
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Turtle Beach Power Snorkeling Adventure
"This was an excellent experience. Very professional, kind, and accommodating guides. We saw amazing fish and sea turtles. Gorgeous location. Just the right amount of time. Highly recommend."..."
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Hilton Head to Savannah Round-Trip Ferry Ticket
"We had a great time traveling by boat, it was so much better than driving! The crew was wonderful and gave us great suggestions on what to see in Savannah."..."
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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
"The guide was really funny but also helpful with answering any questions we had. Definitely coming back to do it again"..."
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Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
"Fabulous tour guide on a most informative and enjoyable tour. Clean comfortable truck. Safe driver. Pick Pineapple!"..."

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