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“Charleston Ventures--Historic City & Plantation Tours”

Southern Accent Tours
Ranked #74 of 232 Tours in Charleston
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Owner description: We were formerly Charleston Ventures Tours, LLC however recently new companies have popped up with similar names to ours plus the fact that we are so highly rated with our hotel concierges and online review sites we felt a rebranding was in order. Our new name, Southern Accent Tours describes us perfectly.....local tour guides that have a passion for our lovely city! We offer FREE hotel pickup from all hotels downtown. HISTORICAL CITY TOURS Take a fabulous 90 minute ride on our plush minibuses as we take you back in time and tour Charleston's Historic District. Most all tours are conducted by the owner. You will quickly discover his love for the city and enthusiasm for hosting visitors. City Tours depart the Charleston Visitor Center at 9:30, 12:00, 2:30 and 4:30 everyday. PLANTATION TOURS There are four plantations in the area that are open to the public; Boone Hall, Magnolia Plantation, Middleton Place and Drayton Hall. We are the only company that goes to all four. Each of the plantations has its own unique gift to offer visitors ranging from immaculate gardens to original slave quarters and everything in between. Plantation Tours last approximately 4 hours and depart the Charleston Visitor Center at 9:30 and 12:00 everyday. On our website you can download our brochure and get even more detailed information about our company. Phones are open 24 hours a day.
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Definitely book this tour with Charleston Ventures when visiting the city! Thanks to Richard and Pam for our great trip to Drayton Hall in August. First class, professional, and extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to all parties visiting different plantations. The door-to-door service was great, because we stayed at a resort and did not have to worry about trying to find a place to meet them since we chose not to rent a car.

They were prompt, even though other parties who had to be picked up were not. Professional and classy under pressure. We will return again during the "less humid" time of the year. Thank you for a great experience.

Cynthia L. & David P.

p.s. to the Mrs. of the D.C. couple, behave. To Pam, not all Yanks are rude. :0)

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had an excellent 1 1/2 hr tour of the city of Charleston. Our guide was very informative and the bus itself was modern and comfortable. It gave us a great overview and indicated to us what we might want to pursue in detail in the future.

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have lived in South Carolina all my life but this is my first time to charleston. Richard picked us up at our hotel which is great not trying to find somewhere to park. Our tour started at 9:30 lasted about 90 minutes Richard is very knowledgeable on charleston's history also friendly and prompt. I highly recomend this tour getting to know charleston!! Daniel & Tonya E Greenville SC

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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Don't look anywhere else for tours in Charleston, this is the best! On the recommendation of our hotel we were put in touch with this family owned tour company. After a lovely conversation with them they put together a package for me that wasn't even in their brochure to meet our needs. Our drivers and tour guides on 3 different days were Richard and Pam. Both went out of there way to make us feel as if Charleston was our home. They made our vacation very special.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

As first time visitors to Charleston, my husband and I wanted to take a guided tour to see the highlights of this historic city. Our hotel recommended and set up a Historic City tour with Charleston Ventures. We chose to add a visit to Fort Sumpter on to our package.

Our day began with a 9:00 am pick-up at our hotel, which took us to the visitors center. Pam, our driver, must be one of the kindest, most pleasant people I've ever met. She went out of her way to make us feel welcome!

Upon arrival at the visitors center, we had time to use the restrooms, shop the gift shop, and get a bottled beverage. Our Historic City tour began at 9:30 am. It was 90 minutes long. It was in an air conditioned mini bus. Richard, our tour guide and owner of the company, was very knowledgable. He made the tour very interesting! I learned more on this tour, than any I've ever been on in all of the cities I have visited. After the tour, we were taken to a deli near Fort Sumpter, where we had time to eat lunch and then walk to the Liberty Square for the Fort Sumpter visit. On the conclusion of the visit (approx. 2 hours later), we were greeted by Pam's smile, waiting to return us back to our hotel! This was the perfect morning, returning us back to out hotel by 2:30pm, leaving our afternoon open for shopping. I highly recommend this tour company!

1  Thank CasualTraveling
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