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Charleston Sole Walking Tours

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Address: 122 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-364-8272
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Description: Hi, my name is Brian Simms. My family has been in the area for 10...
Hi, my name is Brian Simms. My family has been in the area for 10 generations. Charleston Sole offers two types of tours. Our All About Charleston tour features history, culture and the architecture of the area. Our Houses of Worship tour concentrates on the many backgrounds who settled the "Holy City" and the history of the beautiful stone carvings and symbolism behind many famous Charlestonian graves. We do enter a few structures during our tour. There is a rich history and culture I would like to share and look forward to showing you the sights of our beautiful city, creating an experience you will remember for years to come!
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Great tour!

I loved the tour with Brian. He has an extensive and deep knowledge and a great love of the city. For a great insight to the growth and varied characters that made Charleston... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I loved the tour with Brian. He has an extensive and deep knowledge and a great love of the city. For a great insight to the growth and varied characters that made Charleston into the beautiful and interesting locale that is evident today, Brian is the man. Our tour took quite a while because, while he covers all the basics,... More 

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CharlestonSole, Owner at Charleston Sole Walking Tours, responded to this review

Taking the two of you around Charleston has been a highlight of my time as a tour guide!! It was an absolute pleasure to introduce you to the city and its happenings. Please contact me in the future if you ever come back to town. Have a great summer!! More 

Higganum, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Brian is knowledgeable, passionate, and couldn't be more friendly. He gave just the two of us a tour and offered to reschedule because of rain, and didn't complain when we chose to go anyway! We saw and heard about Charleston in a way we never would otherwise. A great way to spend a couple of hours if you have the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I and our close friends drove up from Florida for the weekend and took Brian's Saturday morning tour. Brian is so well informed about the history of his beloved city. His enthusiasm, knowledge and friendliness made for a great tour! We highly recommend Brian Simms' Charleston Sole tour.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The tour was great in that Brian is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area and it's history. However the tour went over the two hours and I had a reservation for lunch. I did not realize that we were running over or I would have left the tour on time. While I appreciate the enthusiasm, I needed it to... More 

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CharlestonSole, Owner at Charleston Sole Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Amanda for your response. I hope you at least learned some interesting information about Charleston. I would like to sincerely apologize for our tour going over time, but I do not keep anyone against their will. I wish you had made this known about your reservation. I am an very easy going guy and it does not hurt... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 NEW

Brian is extremely knowledgable and his tour is well researched. You will see sights and hear stories that bring the past of Charleston to life. He listens to his tour guests and seeks to provide you with as much information as you can handle. He is very friendly, and you will be struck with how many locals he speaks to... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Brian made for an informative, personable and enjoyable host for an easy two-hour stroll around central downtown historic Charleston. We covered less distance and territory than I had imagined we would in that amount of time, but Brian made the two hours entirely worthwhile and it was a great way to get introduced to the city. I learned a lot... More 

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Rogers, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Brian did a great job of providing a wealth of knowledge and history of Charleston. He engaged the group with his outstanding story telling style and kept our rapt attention throughout the walk. The tour lasted longer than advertised as he stayed to answered questions and dialogue with the group. He also provided some great lunch and dinner suggestions as... More 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Although I've visited Charleston several times, my afternoon touring the "Holy City'" brought it's history to life in terms of the impact it's churches and congregations have had. From the 1600s to present, my tour guide Finn, shared the origins of Charleston's religious freedom across at least ten churches we walked to on the 2 hour and 15 minute tour.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The tour was great. Brian has a wealth of knowledge that is bubbling over and an eagerness to share. I travel a lot. I've been on numerous walking tours. I would recommend this tour to anyone and would take it again myself. Brian knows so much about the city that at times his information could tangent off and get far... More 

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CharlestonSole, Manager at Charleston Sole Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments. I just want to ensure everyone out there, I have not lost my mind. Ha, Ha! I do have a lot of info in that head of mine. Tour to tour, information can differ due to questions from others in the group. Maybe, a few got away from me. Michael, I would love to give... More 

Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My daughter and I enjoyed the tour with Brian. He was very informative. We took the tour the first day we were in town. It set the pace for the rest of the week. Wonderful!

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