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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

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Experience more than 300 years of history on this guided carriage tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches, and gardens as your horse-drawn carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. Belgian and Percheron draft horses will you lead you through the streets while you learn about this “Holy City” and its role in the Civil War.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

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Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the heart of historic Charleston on a guided tour through the heart of the city. Soak up the old fashioned charm of cobblestone streets lined with antebellum houses, lush gardens, and landmark churches as you listen to stories about Charleston history, architecture, and culture.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.95
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$49.95

Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

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See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a leisurely sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston, South Carolina history from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks, passes under Cooper River bridges, and explores a waterfront that’s home to bottlenose dolphins and pelicans.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$36.35
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$36.35

Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

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Get all the thrills of a Charleston ghost tour without any walking on this haunted horse and carriage ride. A horse and carriage takes you down twisting side streets and cobbled alleyways with ease as your guide shares spooky stories from Charleston’s past. Make your way past the Mills House, the Circular Congregational Graveyard, and and Provost Dungeon in the heart of the Holy City.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit points of interest including Charleston City Hall; the Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.06
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$21.06

Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour

Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour

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Discover the delights of the Charleston food scene on this walking tour. With a guide, you'll learn about the cuisine of the Lowcountry region as you explore this historic city and sample local food products such as stone-ground grits, pralines, collard greens, and South Carolina barbecue. Tour is limited to 12 people for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour

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Peek into Charleston’s shadowy history with a chilling nighttime walking tour of the city’s most eerie sites! Wind through the dark corridors of the Historic District and hear spooky tales of graveyard hauntings, voodoo and botched burials from your local guide. Pass by infamous locations with grisly histories and wander through the Charleston’s oldest cemetery after hours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.50
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$39.50

Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard

Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard

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Uncover Charleston’s darkest secrets on an evening ghost and cemetery tour. Stroll through the atmospheric heart of the old city while an entertaining local guide regales you with tales of the dark deeds, restless spirits and supernatural phenomena that make Charleston one of the most haunted cities in America. Get exclusive after-hour access to the famous Unitarian Church Graveyard, where an overgrown southern garden surrounds historic plots said to be haunted by wandering ghosts.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Charleston's colonial history, laid-back vibe, and beautiful sites continue to steal the hearts of visitors to the Holy City. See the highlights of the peninsula in comfort on this 90-minute guided tour on a climate-controlled minibus with a maximum of 15 passengers. This narrated tour keeps you cool as you ride past must-see Charleston sights such as the Battery, the Citadel, Old City Market, and Hampton Park as well as enjoy spectacular views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse at a distance. Bonus: Admission to Charleston Powder Museum is also included with the price of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$32.00
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$32.00

Turtle Beach Power Snorkeling Adventure
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Turtle Beach Power Snorkeling Adventure

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Sea scooter snorkeling tours are popular shore excursion for visitors docked at St. John cruise ports. After your guide and captain provide a sea scooter tutorial, dive in and propel through the water, taking in diverse ocean life around you along the way. In addition to souvenir photos, light snacks and beverages are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00

Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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Visit Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens on this 4.5-hour tour from Charleston, South Carolina. One of the oldest working plantations in the United States, Boone Hall was founded in 1681 and still grows crops. During your tour led by a guide in period costume, you'll see the plantation's slave quarters and learn about its history and modern-day use. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour of just 15 people.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$60.50
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Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

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Remote Daufuskie Island is accessible only by boat and remains largely undeveloped, despite its fame as the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel “The Water is Wide.” A guided tour makes the trip a cinch—this package includes round-trip ferry tickets, plus transportation between island attractions such as the First African Baptist Church and Mary Fields School, all visited with the benefit of commentary from your guide.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston

Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston

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Middleton Place is one of the most popular plantations in the Charleston area, but getting there can be tricky without a private car. This tour makes it easy by including transportation from downtown Charleston aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned van, plus a guided tour of the house upon arrival. A 3-course lunch is also included for a taste of Lowcountry cuisine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.90
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Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach Admission

Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach Admission

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See some of the most popular acts in the history of music on one stage at the Legends in Concert show at Myrtle Beach. Catch celebrity look-a-likes perform the songs and dances of legendary stars such as Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton, to name just a few. Enjoy five musical acts in one evening at the Legends Theater, a state-of-the-art theater located in the heart of Myrtle Beach at Broadway at the Beach. Each season features a new lineup of tributes to today and yesterdays' greatest musical legends.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.95
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$47.95

Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market

Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market

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The 2.5-hour Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour visits four different food establishments and combines elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure! Learn about Charleston's history as you enjoy tastings of traditional favorites and contemporary innovations, all of which highlight the cuisine of locally-owned restaurants. Insight into Lowcountry cuisine accompanies the broad range of samples on your food tour. This is our original tour around the French Quarter and City Market and focuses on the traditional flavors of the region.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse
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Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse

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Cruise through Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes en route to the uninhabited Morris Island on this boat cruise from the Charleston area. A private boat company launches from Bowens Island for the scenic ride through an estuary rich in biodiversity before a soft landing on Morris Island. Spend free time to taking photos of the historic Morris Island Lighthouse, combing for seashells, and looking out for birds, sea turtles, and dolphins before your return.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00

Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise
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Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Enjoy sunset views and scan the water for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins on this dolphin-watching cruise off the coast of South Carolina. The frequency of dolphin sightings makes this cruise ideal for those hoping to catch photos of the majestic sea creatures. Plus, throughout the cruise, you can learn about dolphins and your surroundings from an on-board naturalist.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.65
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$47.65

Charleston's Savor the Flavors of Upper King Street Walking Food Tour

Charleston's Savor the Flavors of Upper King Street Walking Food Tour

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Go a bit off the beaten path while in Charleston with this guided walking and eating tour of Upper King Street, an area that is bursting with delicious food. Just make sure your stomach is empty. Sample some South Carolina staples and learn about the history of food in Charleston.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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Pickup and drop-off from downtown Charleston, South Carolina make it easy to tour Magnolia Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in the South. This 4-in-1 tour includes a narrated drive out to the plantation, a walking tour of the garden, tram tour through the property, and tour of the house itself, providing incredible value.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$70.77
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Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise
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Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise

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Watch the sun set above Charleston, South Carolina with a 2-hour sunset harbor cruise aboard a 45-foot motorized catamaran. Find a comfortable seat on deck, spot the landmarks of downtown Charleston and the waterfront, and watch for the dolphins and sea birds that thrive along the South Carolina shoreline. Enjoy a relaxing break from the city while spending a romantic evening on the water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Night-Time Walking Tour

Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Night-Time Walking Tour

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Explore the darker side of Charleston with an evening walking tour of the city’s most eerie sites! Wind through the Historic District’s dark corridors and graveyards, and hear spooky tales of ghosts, voodoo, local superstition and famous haunted spaces from your local guide. Cap off the tour with a chilling visit to the Provost Dungeon, a pre-Revolutionary dungeon steeped in grisly history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours
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Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours

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This private sightseeing tour of Charleston offers a local perspective on the most charming city in the South. Beat the crowds of bus tours and go where carriage rides can’t as your licensed guide drives you around the peninsula in the comfort of a private vehicle. As you drive past top sights like Waterfront Park and the Battery, hear stories of Charleston history and culture in the Holy City.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trips to Charleston, tour INSIDE Fort Sumter, Carriage Tour, Lunch & More

Day Trips to Charleston, tour INSIDE Fort Sumter, Carriage Tour, Lunch & More

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We are the only tour company in Myrtle Beach that tours INSIDE Fort Sumter. We have packaged our tour in such a way that you will experience Charleston much better and less expensive than if you drove to Charleston from Myrtle Beach and attempted to tour Charleston on your own. This package includes everything below: - Round trip transportation to Charleston from Myrtle Beach aboard our bus - Horse drawn Carriage Tour of Charleston's Historic District - Shopping Time at the City Market - Boat Tour of Charleston Harbor - Lunch on the Boat Tour - Tour of Fort Sumter - Tour of Boone Hall Plantation We offer free pickup from most beach front hotels in Myrtle Beach.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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What people are saying about South Carolina Tours

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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour
"Our driver, Tim, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of beautiful Charleston and its lovely homes. He gave us a lot of interesting tidbits and did it with humor and intelligence. His partner, Eli (the horse) was beautiful and well-behaved!"..."
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Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
"Carriage ride for anniversary was perfect ! Driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable, funny, great job! Would definitely do this again when in town."..."
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
"So enjoyed this super informative cruise! Enjoyed all the history highlights and how our guide made sure we had the right spots to see and take pictures!"..."
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Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston
"Carol was a great story teller and Ron was a good horse! We all enjoyed it. Only wish the ride was longer!"..."
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
"Learned so much about Charleston and the history of the area from tour guide, Dennis, who was very interesting, knowledgeable, and entertaining. This tour is a great way to start (or enhance) a visit to Charleston, I hIghly recommend it (and Dennis in particular)!"..."
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Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour
"Come hungry they said... Best advice ever!! This tour was fantastic!!! Incredible food with a knowledgeable guide. Fran was awesome!!!"..."
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Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour
"What a great evening!! The tour was a highlight of my whole trip! The guide was amazing, patient, knowledgeable and entertaining!"..."
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Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard
"Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He keep everyone interested and moved at a great pace."..."
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Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour
"It was a great comprehensive tour. My husband and I only had a few hours before our flight and this tour was perfect. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun to listen to."..."
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Turtle Beach Power Snorkeling Adventure
"It’s a stunning experience. We loved every second. Seeing loads of beautiful fish, and turtles swimming up close was simply magnificent. The tour guides are so kind. I highly recommend this."..."
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Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston
"Lisa, was welcoming and personal. She'll answer all the questions and very friendly. She gave us a good history background."..."
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Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head
"Andy was a very knowledgeable tour guide. He provided us with historical and environmental information about the island, its people, events and culture, along with island folklore and tours of several points of interest. It was a very relaxing and informative tour!"..."
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Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston
"Really nice tour. Just enough tim there to enjoy everything. The fried chicken was awesome. Wayne was great."..."
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Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach Admission
"Love it enjoy every minute They were great their voices were spectacular best was Reba and Aretha I recommend"..."
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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
"Loved our tour guide, Kay. She was so knowledgeable and relatable. We loved all the hidden alley’s and walk-ways that we would never discover on our own. We also learned so many details about Charleston and it’s history."..."
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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market
"We had such an amazing time on our food tour! We enjoyed four stops of delicious foods to try while learning the history of how this delicious cuisine started in Charleston. I highly recommend it!"..."
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Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse
"Luke was a great guide. Learned so much about the eco system. He weaved in humor as well and made it a great trip"..."
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Hilton Head Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise
"Great tour. The staff was friendly. Met a lot of nice people. The views were beautiful. We saw a lot of dolphins."..."
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Charleston's Savor the Flavors of Upper King Street Walking Food Tour
"Gordon, a former chef, was a fascinating guide who shared his personal culinary knowledge of the local cuisine while also mixing in some of Charleston’s interesting history. Thanks so much for introducing us to some of Charleston’s food favorites! We loved the green fried tomatoes! Fun day in Charleston!! Thanks, Gordon"..."
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Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston
"The walk through the garden and ride through the swamp. The house tour was interesting too and we learned about generations who inhabited this house."..."
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Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise
"Captain & 1st Mate Victor were amazing guides. This was a wonderful way to see so much of the city!!"..."
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Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Night-Time Walking Tour
"Our Guide was very entertaining. The tour definitely is a lot of walking but well worth. As the evenings are getting cooler, layer up."..."
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Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours
"Jeff was knowledgeable and interesting on a host of topics. He knew the history, architecture, botanical, and economics of everything Charleston related. Well worth the money if you want a leisurely paced tour of all things Charleston."..."
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Day Trips to Charleston, tour INSIDE Fort Sumter, Carriage Tour, Lunch & More
"Fort Sumter and Boone Hall plantation. The carriage ride needed a microphone. But the tour and horse was great."..."

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