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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

Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More
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95% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Historic Charleston walking tour brings you to city highlights
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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
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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 11, 2021
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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Joe Riley Waterfront Park
    See details
    Pass by
    Charleston City Market
    Fort Sumter National Monument
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mark J
Camp Hill7 contributions
Jul 2022
We did our Bulldog tour with Linda Rigler. Linda was awesome, and made the tour special. Very knowledgable with a personality. I would recommend Bulldog tours to anyone.
Written July 4, 2022
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Stephanie W
Greenville, SC8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Our tour guide, Blake was born and raised in Charleston and he knew so much about the history and people in the area. Great sense of humor, answered questions in depth and took us on an amazing walk throughout the French Quarter, Battery and ended up near the Old City Market. So glad we booked this tour!
Written July 1, 2022
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FellowTraveler728963
1 contribution
We LOVED our guide, Gordon. He made our family feel right at home, engaged our 12, 16 and 18 year old kids and had us so curious to learn even more. He is informative, funny, and just a great man knowing everything about Charleston. Definitely ASK FOR GORDON when you book with Bulldog. He’s the best. If we could give 10 stars we would.
Written June 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MLA40
Montgomery, AL58 contributions
The group was entirely too large to enjoy the tour guide. Should be limited to 12 or less. Busy streets and couldn’t hear the narrative with so many in the group. The guid was average-knowledge and personality. Room for improvement.
Written June 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carrie J
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
My husband and I started our trip in Charleston with this tour. It was well worth it! We learned so much about the history, landscape, and architecture of Charleston. Linda did such a wonderful job sharing her expert knowledge of the city with us! I would highly recommend this tour!!
Written June 19, 2022
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Natalie T
8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Gordon was an awesome tour guide! He provided a ton of facts and hit so many highlights. He kept us in the shade as much as possible (it was a hot one!) and we definitely felt like we left knowing a lot more than we did when we started! We’d certainly recommend!
Written June 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kristin
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Awesome tour!!! So informative. Loved our tour guide Blake. Would absolutely recommend to anyone who would like some history and see some historical sites!!!
Written June 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fred E
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Great way to get introduced to such a beautiful and historic city. Our tour guide, Linda Rigler, was knowledgeable, energetic (hard to do for 2 hours in 90 degree heat) and engaging. We saw lots of sites and heard oodles of great information in a short 2 hours. Would highly recommend Bulldog Tours and especially, Linda as your guide.
Written June 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bonnie M
Delaware, OH23 contributions
Jun 2022
This was our first trip to Charleston, SC, and we had been told to be sure and take a walking tour. It was a great tour and a great tour guide. We learned a lot of history about Charleston!
Written June 9, 2022
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Debora G
5 contributions
Jun 2022
Nancy was a great guide, taking us on a comprehensive tour at a reasonable pace - it was a HOT day. The tour was interesting, informative and fun. Thoroughly recommended.
Written June 8, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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