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Charleston Sole Walking Tours

122 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
+1 843-364-8272
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Ranked #18 of 171 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Colfax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

After reading many reviews, we chose Charleston Soul for our walking tour of Charleston, and we were so glad we did! Brian was wonderful and so generous with his time. Our 2 hour tour turned into 3. As first time visitors, we learned so much about the history of Charleston. Our tour was a highlight of our trip!

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Houston, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I had been to Charleston solo a couple of times for short visits prior to our most recent trip. My husband had never been and my previous visits did not leave a lot of time for exploring so for this "couples" trip, we booked a walking tour with Sole Walking Tours. I am so glad we did. Brian was wonderful.... More

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Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Brian did such a fantastic job. He was very knowledgeable of the history of the area, and just American history in general. The walk was not too much, just a loop around old town and the churches, up to the waterfront and back. There were opportunities to sit and use the restroom. All in all about 2 hours, plenty of... More

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Berryville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Brian provided a nice, brief overview of Charleston history and then took us through the historic district covering a variety of history, architecture, and Charleston trivia. I was happy to learn that Brian is certified as a tour guide and had to pass a 205 question test to get his permit. This in-depth study showed in his discussions of everything... More

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Roseville, California
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31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Brian clearly is a guy that loves Charleston and its history and does a great job of sharing his enthusiasm with his "clients". The pace was perfect and his recommendations for further sightseeing and restaurants were spot on.

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Sonoma, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A perfect mix of history, inside little known stories, and architecture by Brian who dished it out full speed and no wasted time.

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Dublin, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We really enjoyed our walking tour with Brian. He showed up with great attitude which lasted the entire time he hosted us. He even went over our allocated time by 45 minutes to ensure we covered everything and even hung around to answer some of our questions at the completion of the tour. Thanks again Brian -Gerald and Kenny [from... More

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Wichita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Brian was very knowledgeable about "everything Charleston". The pace of the tour was excellent. We learned about the history of Charleston from its beginning to current times. We would have missed so much had we tried to see the city on our own. We highly recommend letting Brian show you Charleston! He had excellent suggestions for places to visit and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was the first visit to Charleston for my wife and I. We did the Houses of Worship tour with Fin. Fin made our tour the best part of our trip. He was full of history and fun facts. We would definitely recommend this tour. And we will be booking another when we get to come back to Charleston. Thanks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Brian’s personalized tour for our group of 3 was as good as it gets! I am a travel agent and chose his tour after reading the Trip Advisor reviews for clients earlier this year. They raved about his tour so when we had the opportunity to visit Charleston for the first time I contacted him to book ours. We were... More

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