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Introducing Charleston

Charleston, SC, USA
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About Introducing Charleston
No one knows Charleston like a native! Walk her historic streets and narrow alleys with me and see the elegance of bygone eras in Charleston, aka The holy City. Through Colonial times, the Revolutionary and Civil wars, up through the Renaissance period, you will experience the magic of living history.
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Derek B wrote a review Mar 2020
Prairie Village, Kansas3 contributions
My wife and I were recommended by some friends to take a tour with Tom. We elected to get a tour as soon as we got off of the plane. Tom met us at our hotel and took us to a local deli. The sandwich was a great start to a memorable afternoon. After lunch, Tom took us all around Charleston to show and tell us the history of Charleston. I'm not sure there's someone in Charleston who is more knowledgeable when it comes to Charleston than Tom. We had a ~2.5hr tour and I feel like we didn't even scrape the surface of the knowledge Tom has. When we go back, we plan on talking with Tom again!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Thanks for your review..I do look forward to seeing you both again real soon..!
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carabondly wrote a review Jan 2020
Birmingham, Alabama5 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of historic Charleston in January 2020. Tom’s knowledge of Charleston’s history was remarkable. Our tour was a good combination of walking and riding. The things we learned about Charleston’s history during the revolutionary and civil wars made our trip more memorable. Tom was also able to provide lots of more recent interesting Charleston history. I would highly recommend his tour to anyone visiting Charleston.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Thanks for your review. I much enjoyed our time together. When travel plans next include our beautiful and Historic City, I hope to see you both again..!
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qualitycare19 wrote a review Oct 2019
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania14 contributions3 helpful votes
Why not come home from Charleston with all your boxes checked !! The only way to to do this is with our tour guide, Tom McLaughlin. He provided an enormous amount of historical, factual ,information holding our attention the entire time..He also was able to fulfill any and all requests we had. He guides his tours to what his visitors request. Nothing was to much for him... Restaurants,Hotels,Transportation, you name it - he was able to accommodate …..Magnolia plantation with lunch was fabulous along with his tour downtown. Our group of 8 missed nothing.....Southern Hospitality ranks a 10 with Tom McLaughlin.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston
Responded Oct 29, 2019
Thank you for your review..! When travel plans next include our beautiful and historic Charleston, I hope to see you and your friends again..
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Kevin D wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions3 helpful votes
The concierge at Hotel Bennett recommended a private tour with Tom McLaughlin of Introducing Charleston. We signed up for a two hour tour to include van ride and walking. Tom called the night before to gather our interests. He met us precisely on time in the lobby. The outline of his plan matched our wishes. We drove to the South of Broad area and frequently got out to walk charming lanes, tour historic theater and churches. We were interested in the Irish influences in the City history, and Tom was well informed. His enthusiasm is very evident and we were delighted our two hours stretched to three entertaining hours! Later that evening he followed up with an email of recommendations for breakfast and dinner. Time and money well spent for a lifetime memory!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Thanks so much for your review. I too enjoyed meeting and escorting you and your spouse on a tour of our most beautiful and historic Charleston..From one Irishman to another, Erin go Bragh..!!
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Monroe7702 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Hassle Free Charleston with Tom We were a group of 8 friends visiting Charleston for the first time. Hiring a guide was the best decision and Tom was a perfect choice. From my initial contact with him, I knew we would be in good hands, as his responses were always quick yet detailed and easy to understand. Being with a larger group, the logistics for traveling could have been more challenging but Tom arranged for a van/driver and offered many options (with detailed explanations about each option) so we were able to make educated choices. We spent our morning visiting Middleton Plantation, having a terrific lunch, seeing the Middleton home and exploring the beauty of the grounds, while learning so much from Tom and our driver, Nate,. Tom is the perfect Southern gentleman, so eager to please and so knowledgeable and patient, answering all the questions being asked of him all day long. Our afternoon was spent touring the city, walking /riding to well known historic buildings, seeing the beautiful homes along the Battery, learning about the war, the slave era, industry, restaurants, and listening to many entertaining and anecdotal stories. For anyone wanting to have a seamless visit to Charleston, without the hassles of waiting in lines, making calls for reservations, figuring out transportation arrangements, while at the same time having an expert at your side explaining everything you are seeing, go with Tom, the Alexa of Charleston!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston
Responded Oct 23, 2019
I do appreciate your excellent review. I view my 'job' not only as a Tour guide, but also to ensure that your Charleston experience will be the very best it can be with assisting my guests to plan their itinerary based on what they want to see, learn about and enjoy during their Charleston visit, and of course suggesting a few of my wife and my favorite restaurants for lunch and dinner. Look forward to seeing you and your great friends again soon..!
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