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Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More provided by Bulldog Tours

Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More
By purchasing this tour, you are stating that you and your party are healthy and have not exhibited any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. If that changes, you will notify Bulldog Tours immediately.
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Without a guided tour of Charleston’s Historic District, you’re likely to miss the city’s seemingly endless array of beautiful historical sites that make it so popular. A Charleston walking tour is the perfect way to get acquainted with the Holy City, as you stroll down old alleyways (a maze for first-time visitors) and visit Charleston’s must-see attractions—all while learning about the city’s 200-year history from your guide.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    115 Meeting St
    115 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Please arrive at 115 Meeting St, the Mills House Hotel. You will meet your guide inside the hotel at the concierge desk. Please look for your Bulldog Tours guide.
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    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Charleston Strolls History Tour
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    115 Meeting St
    115 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Please arrive at 115 Meeting St, the Mills House Hotel. You will meet your guide inside the hotel at the concierge desk. Please look for your Bulldog Tours guide.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Historic Charleston walking tour brings you to city highlights
  • See Rainbow Row, White Point Gardens, the Battery, and more
  • A guide informs and entertains throughout the walking tour
  • Perfect way for first-time visitors to learn about Charleston
What to Expect
Your Charleston walking tour meets at an easy-to-find spot in the French Quarter. Begin to follow your guide to some of the city’s top historical sites, as you listen to stories from Charleston’s eclectic past. As you walk, you pass popular Charleston sights, such as Rainbow Row and the Battery. Take in views of historic Fort Sumter, pastel Antebellum mansions, classic wrought-iron gates, and cobbled alleyways—the perfect photo is always just around the corner. Your guide tells you fun facts about Charleston’s colorful history as you go, and you’re free to ask any questions, too. Your walking tour of Charleston concludes at the starting location in the French Quarter.
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Important Information
Departure Point
115 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Rainbow Row
  • Historic Waterfront Battery
  • Antebellum Mansions
  • A visual tour of Fort Sumter
  • Hidden Gardens & Courtyards
  • Historic Churches & Graveyards
  • The Revolutionary and Civil War
  • Entry/Admission - Charleston Strolls History Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The pace of our walking tour is leisurely
  • Minimum numbers apply for the 2:00pm only. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Most of our tours can accommodate people with disabilities. Please keep in mind that Charleston was built on uneven terrain and the streets, sidewalks, and cemeteries can be uneven.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steven A wrote a review Sep 2020
Huntersville, North Carolina6 contributions2 helpful votes
Tour was interesting and we learned some facts about the history of Charleston. We lingered at a few stops longer than I would have chosen to, but overall it was fine.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from BulldogTours1, Manager at Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are so happy that you were able to learn about our beautiful city while on your tour. There is so much to cover in the 2 hours but our guides do a great job of covering it all! We hope to see you again on another tour the next time you are in Charleston.
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Megan F wrote a review Sep 2020
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Franny was our guide, she was outstanding! Very knowledgeable and kind! I’m definitely coming back to take the other tours!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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lisa c wrote a review Sep 2020
Delaware, Ohio19 contributions
The tour was very interesting and we learned a lot about the houses, Churches and the history of Charleston. We walked about 2 miles, but the guide tried to keep us under the trees so we were not too hot.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kathy O wrote a review Aug 2020
Naples, Florida13 contributions7 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Andrew. He is clearly well versed in the history of Charleston. It was a great learning experience for us; during the two hours we learned and had time to ask questions. If we had been in Charleston longer, I would like to have done
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Mfgib197 wrote a review Aug 2020
Atlanta, Georgia69 contributions23 helpful votes
Very informative two-hour walking tour. We covered a lot of ground, but Clara was very hospitable and considerate the whole time. Interest never lagged.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Informative and Well-spoken, but some minor flaws
Our ghost tour guide Jack Kelly remembered so much information and entertained us all with stories of the Gullah an
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Nice Tour
A nice tour by Nancy with goof commentary in the influence of food on Charleston life over time. I would have like
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Okay
Ghost tour was okay, there was a large group size for a small space which really took away from the experience. I a
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Very interesting and historical. I really hope this place stays open for tours and does not get torn down for new c
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Great job by Adam!
We experienced the history and graveyard tour by Adam and he was great, as were the stories and history of Charlest
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Guide was Wonderful
Exceeded my expectations. Fran was very knowledgeable and kept to the schedule so we could see and taste everythin
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Nice tour my 9 year old grandson loved it! This was a family trip and first time doing this type of tour!
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starrgazer4now
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Mediocre at Best
I almost always take some kind of walking ghost tour while on vacation in a new area. This is my 2nd post Covid tou
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kalesmeade
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Excellent
Gordon was an amazing tour guide!! It wasn’t a jump scare tour (thank god) but Gordon still made it spooky and ente
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Gordon made our night amazing!!!
This was SO fun! I live in Charleston and this was the best night with some friends. It was a great evening of stor
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treedixon
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Not scary!
Based on your website, I had high expectations. I was very disappointed. It felt like I was on a school field trip.
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Amy B
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Grits the right way!
Franny was our guide and she was great! Easy to talk to and lots of good information. My favorite on the trip was b
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Traveler672
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Another great tour
This was my 2nd food tour with Bull Dog. Beth B. did a great job. I was glad to see that we visited different resta
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KevLove102
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Great for history and paranormal lovers!
My wife and I recently went on the haunted graveyard tour and we both really enjoyed it. She loves the paranormal
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Haley C
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Great experience!
Cemetery tour in the dark and it even rained. Very spooky! Our tour guide was informative and interesting. Would re
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