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Eclectic Tours of Charleston

Charleston, SC, USA
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About Eclectic Tours of Charleston
Welcome to Eclectic Tours of Charleston! These unique historic walking tours are not found anywhere else in Charleston! If you love to take photos, my tours allow guests as much time as needed to capture Instagram-worthy portraits you'll never forget. All of my tours have different routes so if you book more than one, you won't be walking down the same streets. There is a wide variety of diverse information revealed and I keep my pace even and interesting. Many of my tours explore hidden lanes, streets and alleys not always covered on other tours. Let me show you all the interesting features of beautiful downtown Charleston in a personal and relaxed atmosphere.
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Tours and Tickets by Eclectic Tours of Charleston

High Society II: Combo Walking Tour with Art & Wine

This original Charleston walking tour is not offered anywhere else in town! You'll stroll the most beautiful streets and lanes learning of the artisans, artists, architects, and landowners who built the rich city of Charleston. Lead by Travel Writer and Licensed Tour Guide, Jill Paris, Owner of Eclectic Tours of Charleston, this unique tour experience ends with a special visit to one of Charleston's premiere Art Galleries where you'll learn about local artists connected to the city and sip sparkling wine.

Highlights
* Unique Historic Charleston walking tour PLUS a visit to an exceptional Art

Gallery and Wine Reception
* Subjects cover History, Art, Culture, Civil War, Flowers and Trees, and

unusual facts that make Charleston so charming
* Tour lead by Travel Writer and Licensed Tour Guide, Jill Paris
* Plenty of time to stop and take Instagram-worthy snaps
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $38.00

Amazing Ladies of Charleston Walking Tour

This exclusive historic walking tour highlights the essential streets of downtown Charleston and highlights many trailblazing women worth remembering. While strolling down the charming streets and hidden alleys of the French Quarter and South of Broad with Travel Writer and Licensed Tour Guide, Jill Paris, you'll be privy to the secrets of local characters and learn about the southern culture through heartfelt tales, not lectures. You can almost hear the desperate plea of captured lady-pirate Anne Bonny pleading for her life; badass women abolitionists, writers, artists breaking down barriers; a young girl-spy's quick-thinking cool under pressure; a pioneering preservationist; a female ghost's sad story; and an African American leader worthy of her own national holiday. Let's face it. Girls rule.

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* Plenty of time to take Instagram-worthy snaps
* Tour covers History, Culture, Architecture, Plants & Flowers, and more
* Tour starts and ends next to convenient parking
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2 hours
from $35.00

Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour

This is the perfect walking tour for the first-time visitor or repeat guest. We’ll cover iconic landmarks such as St. Philip’s Church, the French Quarter, the Dock Street Theatre, Rainbow Row, The Battery, White Point Garden, Calhoun Mansion, and so much more. You’ll get a comprehensive view of Charleston’s architecture, churches, culture, history, people, and even the hidden alleys and lanes often overlooked on other tours. I’ll highlight historic downtown extensively at an easy pace with lots of photo stops and interesting facts you’ll always remember. More ground covered = more beauty experienced.

Charleston is the star.
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2 hours
from $35.00

Love Stories of Charleston Walking Tour

This specialty tour is not found anywhere else in Charleston! Unlock the romantic truths behind Charleston's most notorious lovers with travel writer and registered tour guide, Jill Paris.

Tread carefully inside the graveyard said to be haunted by the subject of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Annabel Lee." Touch the towering wall at the Swordgate House that a fifteen-year-old student at an elite girls' boarding school scaled to run off any marry her lover. Hear about the "lovebirds of Lamboll Street" and much more. Ample time to take photos; Tour includes a stop at the "Angel Wings" brick wall on Legare Street - an Eclectic Tours of Charleston original.

"Charleston is the star - it's my pleasure to showcase its most stunning streets with you. Join me for an unforgettable journey on foot through what's been often described as a movie set." Jill Paris, Owner, Eclectic Tours of Charleston
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2 hours
from $35.00

Outer Banks Film Locations Tour

Fans of the Netflix series Outer Banks are in for a thrill! As a background actor on the series, I participated in three different film shoots on Season One and share tons of behind-the-scenes stories of the cast, crew, and other fun stuff. Tour includes the cast's favorite snacks, bottled water, and other surprised. Parents will love this tour because as a licensed tour guide, I also share some wonderful history while we're traveling from one site location to the other. It's such a fun and new way to visit Charleston!
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3 hours
from $97.44
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Allison D wrote a review Apr 2021
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Jill was super friendly, very knowledgeable and just made the tour overall an awesome experience! We will definitely be touring with her again in the near future!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Jill P, Owner at Eclectic Tours of Charleston
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks, Allison! And again Best Wishes on your marriage!! What perfect weather we had for our tour. I’m so happy you enjoyed it!! Hope to welcome you back to Charleston again soon. Give me a call and I can definitely recommend some fun things to do and great places to eat. Thanks for choosing me and Eclectic Tours of Charleston. 🥰
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Melesia74 wrote a review Apr 2021
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Jill was very funny, interesting, and knowledgeable. While on the tour, I had a question she didn't know the answer to. She had me to give her my email address. She is going to find out and let me know.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from eclectictoursofchs, Owner at Eclectic Tours of Charleston
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks, Melesia! I just emailed you the answer to your question. Thanks for asking! I’m so glad you enjoyed your tour! Hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks for choosing Eclectic Tours of Charleston! Jill 🥰
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Cheryl P wrote a review Apr 2021
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We loved it. Jill Paris is an excellent tour guide - very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I loved learnng more about the ladies of Charleston and her ladies of Charleston tour will be my next tour with Jill.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from eclectictoursofchs, Owner at Eclectic Tours of Charleston
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much! I look forward to welcoming you back for my Amazing Ladies of Charleston tour. Feel free to call me with any other questions for your next visit. Thanks for choosing Eclectic Tours of Charleston! 🥰 Jill 🍷❤️
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Dave K wrote a review Apr 2021
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Jill is an excellent tour guide who takes great pride in her tours. She is very knowledgeable in her history of Charleston and in the Outer Banks tour. We had a great time and will definitely book another tour with her when we come back again.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Jill P, Owner at Eclectic Tours of Charleston
Responded 4 weeks ago
What an absolute pleasure it was meeting your family! I’m so happy y’all enjoyed the tour! Thank you so much for the kind compliment. I truly love giving this tour. ❤️ Hope to welcome you back again next year! And when you return, please don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations! Thanks for choosing Eclectic Tours of Charleston! Jill
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Gracyn K wrote a review Apr 2021
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The whole tour was amazing. I can’t even pick my favorite part!! Jill is extremely sweet and knowledgeable about Charleston!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Jill P, Owner at Eclectic Tours of Charleston
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks so much!!!!! I don’t think I’ll ever forget your spectacular handstand on the dock where they filmed the “Kiss in the Rain” scene!! What a pleasure to meet you and your awesome parents! Thanks so much for choosing Eclectic Tours of Charleston! Jill 🥰
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