Charleston in a Nutshell
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Charleston in a Nutshell Driving and Walking Tours is perfect for sightseers who want to visit the city's "must-see" places. Please join me on my Citywide Driving Tour or a Walking Tour. See our most beloved landmarks as you learn about the city's rich history, architecture, and culture. Go off the beaten path to places that are off limits to bus and carriage tours. I also offer special rates for groups of 10 or more. As a licensed tour guide since 1997, it's my passion to show off this unique city to visitors from around the world. Hope to see you in Charleston!
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Peggy L
Centennial, CO3 contributions
May 2020
So nice to sit back and let someone drive you around the city to most of the historical sites. Lot of interesting info and history. Such a pretty city too. The air conditioning was a great break fome the humidity too!
Written October 14, 2020
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FSUMarley
Thank you! Please come again!
Written March 2, 2021
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Emily R
46 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
I would highly recommend this tour! Jeff was a very informative and entertaining tour guide. He told us many stories of Charleston and was very informed on the history and architecture! We were only in Charleston for a couple of days and Jeff was kind enough to give us a tour last minute. He also recommended many great places for us to tour later in the day and gave us good lunch recommendations.
Written June 21, 2015
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FSUMarley
Thank you Emily!
Written March 2, 2021
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Bryan B
Harbor Springs, MI25 contributions
Jeff is very knowledgeable and informative; he pointed out things we would never have noticed on our own. His touring vehicle was very clean and comfy, the pace was not rushed but also not boring, the duration was within my attention span - it was a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!
Written November 10, 2020
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FSUMarley
Thank you so for the review. Please come again!
Written March 2, 2021
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Beata K
Indialantic, FL224 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Jeff is amazing. He picked up us from the hotel on time. It was hot and rainy day but we were driving in very comfortable big SUV with AC .
Very private and informative tour.Jeff has been very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Highly recommended.
Written August 9, 2020
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Thank you for your business and taking time to submit your review!
Written September 25, 2020
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Jesterjes
Cleveland2 contributions
Jeff provided a diverse perspective of Charleston that includes respect for its Native American roots; acknowledging the divided loyalty of its citizens during the Revolutionary War; its inhumane role in slave trade and the Civil War; and honoring the nine people who were massacred by a 21-year-old white supremacist during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church ... to name a few. Thanks Jeff!

Written February 10, 2019
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FSUMarley
Thank you! Please come again!
Written March 2, 2021
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asfhartle1
Pittsburgh, PA17 contributions
Dec 2015
My SO and I were looking for a walking tour to familiarize ourselves with Charleston to kick off the few days we would be visiting the area. I found a Groupon ($22 for a party of two) and Jeff (company owner) answered right away when I called to book our two-hour Charleston Morning Tour. This was much appreciated as I had inquired to other tour vendors via email and phone with no response. Upon meeting our group at Waterfront Park, we even started 10 minutes early to allow our group to get in as much as possible which I thought was a great touch. We hit all the highlights - The Battery, Rainbow Row, French Quarter, St. Michaels Church and tons of old mansions and churches. As history folks, we really enjoyed all the historical facts and knowledge Jeff shared with us. He was great about questions and seemed genuinely thrilled with his job. We felt this tour was time and money very well spent. There are plenty of other walking tours in town (and carriage tours for that matter which seemed pretty cookie cutter to us), but I don't know why you would go with anyone else.
Written January 2, 2016
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FSUMarley
Thank you!
Written March 2, 2021
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flawedgempremier
2 contributions
May 2021
Three of us took this tour on the first full day of our stay .It was a lovely overview of the city and its history. We identified what we wanted to revisit and got excellent recommendations for dining. Jeff is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.

This tour was very worthwhile . Do not hesitate.
Written May 24, 2021
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Jeff Z
Thank you for the review!
Written July 31, 2021
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FSUOboe
Miami, FL61 contributions
My significant other and I just finished our private tour of Charleston with Jeff and we highly recommend it! The car was very clean and Jeff was very punctual. COVID-19 measures were taken with all parties wearing masks the whole time. Jeff presents as a historian with the amount of information and history he reported. There’s no way I would have known the history he shared without his tour. You’ll see important buildings, houses, gardens, statues and hear all about their background, such as who originally resided there (important historical figures) and other important tidbits. Two hours fly by because Jeff filled every moment. I recommend starting your stay in Charleston with this private tour because Jeff will make recommendations of activities and places to check out.
Written November 30, 2020
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FSUMarley
Hi FSUOboe. Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm glad you enoyed your visit. Charleston is so beautiful with Christmas decorations. Please come agian!
Written December 17, 2020
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Richard Ackerman
Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
This tour was well worth the time and money. The two of us were treated to an introduction to Charleston and a lot of great historical facts.
Written October 6, 2020
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FSUMarley
Thank you very much. Please come again!
Written March 2, 2021
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shelbel04
Overland Park, KS94 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Jeff was very knowledgeable & professional. It was amazing how much we were able to see in 2 hours. Glad we did at beginning of our trip so we knew places to go visit more on rest of our vacation. It was a hot humid day so worth the money to have clean / comfortable, air conditioned vehicle. Got lots of great pictures.
Written September 18, 2020
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Hello Shelly and Dennis, it was a great pleasure meeting you. Thank you taking time to submit a review, please come again!
Written September 25, 2020
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