Tours in Charleston

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Sightseeing Tours in Charleston

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Private and Luxury
40 minutes
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$50.00
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City Tours
2 hours
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$25.00
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City Tours
2 hours
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$30.00
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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$53.00
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Private and Luxury
1 hour
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$49.95
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Night Tours
1–2 hours
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$28.00
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Night Tours
1–2 hours
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$38.00
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Bus Tours
2 hours
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$97.50
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Private and Luxury
2–3 hours
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$95.00
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Private and Luxury
2 hours
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$26.00
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City Tours
50 minutes
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$300.00
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City Tours
1 hour
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$265.00
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City Tours
2 hours
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$30.00
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Luxury Car Tours
3 hours
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$125.00
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City Tours
1 hour
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$45.00
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City Tours
3–4 hours
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$99.00
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Adventure Tours
1–13 hours
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$14.00
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  • preston b
    3 contributions
    This carriage tour was very entertaining. The driver was a young woman named Star & the horses name was Prince & they were amazing with each other. Star had all the personality & charisma that you want on a tour like this. She really knows how to tell a story, my favorite was the one about the Boo Hags. Star also told us about the country's oldest tavern. I went back to the tavern after the tour & got a bottle of Compass Box Scotch. I just want to say thank you to both Star & Prince for making that an incredible tour.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Melissa K
    Kansas City, MO3 contributions
    Wendy gave us lots of interesting facts and showed us a great part of the city. It was such a good way to see the city and get some accurate history about what we were seeing. Helps you get the lay of the land too. Highly recommend!
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • bulldozerNewJersey
    Sandy Springs, GA29 contributions
    The boat ride to Ft. Sumter was very pleasant. I was somewhat disappointed there was only about 45 minutes to explore the island and the museum..
    Less than that if you listen to the park ranger speak about Ft Sumter's history after debparding the ferry. Nevertheless we enjoyed the entire experience.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Tierney P
    4 contributions
    Mark was our guide, and he was great! He had pictures ready to show us & the cemetery was so spooky!
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Melissa P
    Jackson, TN4 contributions
    Great food, lots of fun facts and history of food. Faith Rose was a fabulous guide and was well prepared
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Richard S
    1 contribution
    Our guide was very knowlegeable and added plenty
    of humor for an enjoyable experience. Would recommend
    this tour.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • PRpro
    26 contributions
    Our hotel recommended this tour company and we were glad they did. (Just as an aside, Charleston has so many walking tours criss-crossing the city, they start running into each other. I've never seen a town so overrun with walking tours!) The desk staff at Bulldog was helpful in guiding us to choose which tour best met out interests. When we showed up that evening for the ghost tour, there were many people waiting, and the guides quickly sorted everyone out and into their chosen excursion. We enjoyed the opportunity to walk around at night. Noah was our guide and he did a fine job leading us through the dark and uneven paths and sidewalks and relating horrors from the past. The cemeteries and square we visited were all appropriately spooky although no self-respecting ghost would want to bother shouting "Boo!" at the multitudes of tourists traipsing Charleston streets every night. One of my photos did have an orb in it, though! Once the tour was over, Noah told us we were free to go, or he would lead us back to our starting place. We took him up on his offer.
    Written September 20, 2022
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  • K6941QDjayk
    2 contributions
    Rodney was a great tour guide/bus driver, and we had a great experience, He is an excellent ambassador for the city of Charleston and was full of historical knowledge and just plain fun to listen to. Bravo Rodney!
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • SisthlerNic
    Atlanta, GA28 contributions
    What a fun walking tour! Captain Jim led us through charming alleyways and streets of Charleston. He was knowledgeable, informative, and engaging. He did a great job of trying to keep us in the shade and was considerate to everyone on the tour. This tour was recommended to me and I will pass on the recommendation to others. Great experience!
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Jen1224
    Chicago, IL30 contributions
    This was a lovely location to kayak. The water was calm and there was a gorgeous sunset at the end of the tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. This is a great tour if you're looking for a relaxing activity to get close to nature!
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Lucinda G
    1 contribution
    Our tour guide did a fantastic job, knowledgeable with current and historical information, loud enough to hear and treated the horse very well!
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • GabbaGrg88
    West Des Moines, IA32 contributions
    We luckily got on the schedule for this amazing experience. With a total of four friends, this private few hours was a perfect day on the water. Whit was very hospitable, personable and informative. Make time to do this with loved ones or friends while in Charleston. You won’t regret it.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • lisacpaq
    1 contribution
    This was the coolest and best ghost tour I’ve been on! The guide was incredibly kind and knowledgeable! He had so many awesome visuals! I want to take this tour again!
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Marsha T
    1 contribution
    Hearing the stories while seeing the places where they took place. The weather was wonderful, with a little breeze while out in the harbor.
    Written September 15, 2022
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  • Joan B
    1 contribution
    Jeff was a great tour guide. We learned so much about the history of Charleston. It was so nice to ride in a cool vehicle and see so much beauty. Thank you Jeff, we will absolutely see you again the next time we are I. Charleston.
    Written September 5, 2022
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