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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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Excellent walking tour!

Brian, our guide, was superb. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. I would not miss this two hour tour. The walking is very low key and enjoyable. I highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Brian, our guide, was superb. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. I would not miss this two hour tour. The walking is very low key and enjoyable. I highly recommend Charleston Sole Walking Tours.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fin was an excellent guide. He was deeply knowledgeable and able to manage the competing and often conflicting narratives of Charleston's history honestly. He was mindful of the heat and adjusted his pace accordingly, always finding shade to stop in as he explained the many sites of old Charleston. His focus on Charleston as a commercial centre and how economics... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fin was very entertaining and informative. Would recommend this at the beginning of anyone's trip to Charleston as it gives you a lay of the land. From this tour, we were informed of additional spots to explore outside of the tour. Perfect blend of history and architecture information.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was our second tour with Charleston Sole. The first was a couple of years ago with Brian and this last one was with Fin. Both guides are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It's obvious that they both love Charleston! We've been on many tours of Charleston, but Charleston Sole's tours are the absolute best. They don't just recite facts about... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our tour with Brian was excellent - informative, interesting and fun. It was a great way to get a feel for the city's history (there is quite a lot to learn!). The tour was well-paced and we saw a ton in just a little over two hours, but never felt rushed. I will say that visiting Charleston in August was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our guide was Fin and he was great! We learned a lot of history about the area. Highly recommend this tour. We didn't do this tour until our last day here and wish we would have done it first thing!!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Brian was extremely knowledgeable! His tour was very informative and painted a beautiful picture of our history that was not only specific to Charleston, but also inter-woven with the bigger perspective of early American history.

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I took a walking tour with Fin from Charleston Sole and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fin was quite knowledgeable about the area and was friendly and courteous as well. Highly recommended.

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Parkland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fin was a great tour guide. He makes you feel like you go back in time to the start of the city. I had a lot of misconceptions of what went on during that time in history. I knew all the dates, wars, people involved, etc, but the day to day living and how things evolved over time was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great tour overall! Fin does a great job giving an informative, interesting and entertaining tour. Would highly recommend!!

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