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“Avoid this tour!”
Review of Doin' the Charleston Tours - CLOSED

Doin' the Charleston Tours
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

Do not get on unless you want Marvin to snap at you (e.g. "No eating on this van!)" tell a lot of corny jokes and berate you for not laughing, impose his political views on you and ridicule you for yours or not knowing your way around town, being arrogant, and self-important. He glared at me when I got off. Wow, who doesn't want to get this kind of friendly treatment?!

I wish I had taken a nice horse drawn carriage ride. I heard lots of the drivers speaking as if they actually enjoyed their jobs and liked their customers.

1  Thank wbere
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Reviewed November 25, 2010

On our trip to Charleston, we really wanted to get a good overview of the city. Brochures and websites that promised a fun and friendly view of the city attracted us. Marvin, dawning his South Carolina gear, lured us to his tour. Before we got on, he told us that we would be able to pay via credit card inside after the tour. Then, when we got on, he forced us to an ATM where he wanted cash. On the tour, Marvin seemed to have forgotten his Southern Hospitality. His presentation was very rehearsed and his jokes were par at best. There were even moments on the tour where Marvin was completely rude. There are plenty of fine tours of the city. Stay away from Marvin.

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Reviewed October 18, 2010

You have to listen closely to Marvin....subtle sense of humor. He is very informed and this tour gave us a good background on Charleston.

Thank ednat7
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

Since it was a very hot August day we thought an air conditioned ride around the city would be nice. Marvin, the guide, very soon into the tour, rudely clarified his own current political views, making some very uncomfortable, spoke rudely to teens who were slouched in the seats, spoke down to us and criticized us for being quiet and only laughing politely at his canned jokes. For those who gave him a tip at the end of the tour, he did not even say thank you. It felt like Marvin had been "doin the charleston" at little too long for it to be enjoyable for him - and for us.

Thank victoriavikki
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Reviewed October 24, 2009

The driver/tour guide was pleasant, polite, friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. The tour was entertaining and educationally. As a handicapped person I was very appricative that they were more than welling to work with you to make the tour as comfortable as possible for you.

Thank JERRY29696
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