Bus tours in Charleston

THE 10 BEST Bus Tours in Charleston, SC

Bus Tours in Charleston

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1–2 hours
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$45.00
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Bus Tours
2 hours
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$97.50
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Luxury Car Tours
3 hours
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$125.00
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Bus Tours
2 hours
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$275.00
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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$185.00
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  • carrie
    Charlotte, NC3 contributions
    It was fabulous to sit in air conditioning to tour the Holy City! Shawn was a professional, loved all his little jokes here and there, as well. He is very knowledgeable and had lots of interesting tidbits of history.
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Susana M
    Longview, TX2 contributions
    It was AMAZING!!! All of our tour guides answered all our questions, so much that we learned!!! It’s a must if you visit Charleston
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Marcus F
    2 contributions
    With the heat and humidity we booked the bus tour of historical Charleston. There were three of us and all adults. The best part of the tour was all the historical information that our tour guide/driver shared with us. Smitty , our guide, was so knowledgeable and so pleasant that we have to say it was our best tour. He would pull over and add additional. Information and stories about a particular area of the city. It was a very pleasurable history lesson in an air conditioned bus with a very pleasant, educated tour guide. It was a very comfortable way to see historical Charleston!
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Geneva M
    1 contribution
    Great tour! We were a party of 11 and loved the tour. Wendy and Richard were very professional, organized and right on time. Great boxed lunch it exceeded our expectations. It was a long day but we saw a lot. Highly recommend this tour especially if you only have one day to see Charleston.
    Written June 19, 2022
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  • Expedition308603
    1 contribution
    This was a beautiful place to be able to roam around and follow any paths you wished. We appreciated the self-guided tour as well as one timed activity which was the touring of the museum house.

    The lunch was part of our tour price but was a disappointment. It was a buffet -- not at all our favorite thing. Food was mediocre. We were looking forward to choosing from three options.
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • Kathleen G
    2 contributions
    Transportation was about 20 minutes late but got us safely and comfortably to Boone Hall. The actual plantation itself was an excellent experience. If you are interested in a historical perspective that thoroughly covers the experience of the enslaved, I would highly recommend going to Boone Hall. The tour guides were excellent and the Gullah presentation was amazing. My only complaint is that I did not have time to do all the tours that I wanted to, and to complete the things I did I had to rush around. Other members in my group felt the same way. If you have access to a car, I would just drive out to Boone Hall on my own and pay the admission fee there. This will allow you to complete everything you want to do at a leisurely pace. Pack a lunch and plan to spend 4-5 hours there. If transportation is an issue - as it was for me - then definitely sign up for this package - you will still be able to have a good experience at Boone Hall.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Fran R
    1 contribution
    This tour was by far the best tour we have had while on vacation. The knowledge that Jeff has of Charleston's history is incredible. We would have never been able to see all the places he showed us. And some of them we never would have known existed. He really knows the ins and outs of the city.

    Fascinating facts about architecture, history, culture, cuisine. The list goes on and on. Jeff is friendly, answered questions and even offered cool drinks along the way. Pick up was right at hotel, on time. Vehicle was comfortable.

    Its been a month and we're still talking about what we learned and saw.
    Written June 27, 2022
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  • Dara P
    2 contributions
    I booked this tour for my sister and two teenage daughters. They came back talking nonstop about their experience! They loved seeing the Outer Banks filming locations and learning more about several cool Charleston and Mt. Pleasant sites as well thanks to Jill. They can’t wait to join her on a season 2/3 tour as soon as she offers it.
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • james m
    1 contribution
    The tour was absolutely fantastic. Our tour guide ( Nick) was knowledgeable and very charismatic. My wife and I learned quite a bit about the history and the architecture as well.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Charlene A
    1 contribution
    The bus pick up and drop off was at a convenient location. Our driver was excellent and the bus was comfortable. The carriage ride was the highlight. We were informed of meaningful and fun facts. Our time at the market was short. The harbor ride was relaxing but the intercom was difficult to understand, therefore we felt this was not as beneficial and would have liked more time to explore historical buildings. Time was also limited at the plantation. We wished we would have rode the tractor to see the extent of the land rather than tour the house. Definitely not enough time to take it all in. This trip was a nice overview leaving us a desire to return to Charleston.
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • Rocky P
    North Charleston, SC3 contributions
    The driver was very knowledgeable. Her narration was flawless. Excellent tout if the city. One never knows how much history is embedded in this little state.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Jen B
    Chicago, IL12 contributions
    It was so fun to get out of downtown Charlestown and get my feet into the sand! Leanne is a great lady w/lots of knowledge and fun to hang out with. The van is very comfortable and easy to get in/out of. I got to see another side of the area which I wouldn't of have as I didn't have a car. If you are a beach/lighthouse person, take this tour! I also learned more about the Citadel I was not aware of. We just didn't see Folly Beach & Sullivan's Island we learned a lot about the area which was very interesting.
    Written June 14, 2022
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  • Csbaby26
    52 contributions
    We truly enjoyed the day. We were contemplating whether or not to have taken tour 7 to see everything but tour 5 gave us just enough time to wander around for a bit. We started with a one hour tour of the city and then we had about two hours to explore before boarding for lunch. After lunch we went to Fort Sumter and spent a few hours there. This was a great day out and an informative way to explore Charleston and it’s history.
    Written June 2, 2022
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  • Jesse O
    1 contribution
    Chris and Julie were both exciting, authentic, passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. The paranormal equipment we used gave us the unique ghost hunt we were looking for. We had a great first experience and look forward to having another one soon.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • bzzybzz2
    Coastal South Carolina, SC1 contribution
    Richard was a delight. we were the only people on the tour so we had a front row seat and richard made us feel very special. He knew all about Charleston every inch.
    he was the best and made our day. even dropped us off at the market street to make it easy for us. worth every penny. this tour group have their act together for sure.
    Written May 21, 2022
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