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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour
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.
Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
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.
Charleston walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours
Skip the tourist traps and lose yourself in the flavors of true Charleston cuisine. Taste local delicacies like classic Carolina-style BBQ, historic She-Crab soup, and famous fried green tomatoes and, as with all of our tours, you'll also indulge in our decadent Secret Dish, which just might make you leave singing a happy song! Your local guide will steer you toward the very best spots to enjoy these classic Southern dishes.
Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston
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.
Fort Sumter Admission and Self-Guided Tour with Roundtrip Ferry
Visit historic Fort Sumter in Charleston, the site of the battle which signified the start of the American Civil War. This tour is provided by the only operator within the city that includes both round trip ferry service in addition to entry into Fort Sumter. Enjoy a scenic 30-minute cruise each way along Charleston Harbor from two convenient departure locations, Liberty Square and Patriots Point. On the way, view top Charleston sites such as Rainbow Row and the Battery from your ferry. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by National Park Rangers who will relay stories of America's deadliest war before your 1-hour self-guided tour of Fort Sumter National Monument. Make sure to leave time for a stop at the museum and souvenir shop before making your way back to Charleston or Mt. Pleasant.
Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse
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.
Hilton Head to Savannah Round-Trip Ferry Ticket
Cruise from Hilton Head to Savannah on this Lowcountry day trip that’s packed with views. Relax on the open-air upper deck or air-conditioned lower cabin as you cruise through the Intracoastal Waterway, drink in hand from the onboard bar (own price). Then, dock in Savannah and spend a few hours of free time shopping, dining, and sightseeing before sailing back to Hilton Head.
Polynesian Fire Luau and Dinner Show Ticket in Myrtle Beach
Bring an evening of Polynesian entertainment to the shores of South Carolina with this fire luau and dinner show in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy a buffet dinner before watching an hour-long fire and dance performance by singers, acrobats, and fire knife champions who travel from various Polynesian isles to Myrtle Beach for the show. This seasonal show is only available during the summer.
2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
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.
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
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.
Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard
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.
90-Minute Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided sightseeing tour. Visit a plethora landmarks including Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; 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. Upgrade option available to include a tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House, one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures or the Charleston Museum.
Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head
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.
Downtown Charleston Food Tour
Bring your appetite for this tasty walking tour of downtown Charleston. You’ll spend a few hours of mouthwatering fun touring the culinary side of the Holy City, learning about the history of the city as you dine at four local restaurants. Explore the French Quarter and the Market while tasting traditional and contemporary Lowcountry cuisine.
Day Trips to Charleston Tour #7: See INSIDE Ft Sumter,Carriage Tour,Lunch & more
Escape beach crowds of Myrtle Beach and embark on a day trip to Charleston and Fort Sumter. Experience the best of Charleston as you explore the historic district in a horse-drawn carriage, shop in the city market, and enjoy a boat ride around Charleston Harbor. Then, head to Fort Sumter for a guided tour inside the national monument as well as a tour of Boone Hall Plantation.
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Boat Cruise
Learn about the marine life populating the waters off the coast of Hilton Head Island on this dolphin watching cruise. Up your chances of spotting dolphins and other marine animals with the help of your professional guide, who will also provide information about the ecosystem as you go.
Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston
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.
Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour
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.
Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise
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.
Charleston's Hidden Alleyways & Historic Sites Small-Group Walking Tour
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.
Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston
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.
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
An air-conditioned sightseeing bus offers a refreshing Charleston Sightseeing Tour for summertime visitors trying to escape the heat or those with limited mobility. Roll by popular "Holy City" sights like Rainbow Row, the Battery, White Point Gardens, Nathaniel Russell House, and St. Michael's Church from wide viewing windows while your guide informs and entertains with stories from Charleston's rich past.
Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour
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.
Magic & Comedy Show Starring Michael Bairefoot
Families and groups will enjoy this fun-for-all-ages magic and comedy show in Myrtle Beach. Buying your tickets ahead of time guarantees your admission and eliminates the disappointment of sold-out days or times. Parking is included in ticket price for extra convenience.
What people are saying about South Carolina Tours
Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour"Nice carriage ride through parts of Charleston. We learned some pretty cool history. Janice was a little overbearing yelling at passing cars and bicyclist. Overall was a really good experience. There were a lot of carriage rides going on and each had their own different routes it seemed."..."
Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise"It was a great trip for my birthday! I will definitely do this again! I will definitely recommend this to all my friends and family!"..."
Charleston walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours"Excellent tour guide Wonderful company Very informative Enjoyed all the tastings except short ribs were tough"..."
Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston"Enjoyed the horse Dewan carriage ride & the tales of the hauntings around the historic area of Charleston. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable of the after dark legendary reported hauntings."..."
Fort Sumter Admission and Self-Guided Tour with Roundtrip Ferry"Important and must see experience for everyone in our country This review should not be based on how much I write to be able to submit!"..."
Charleston Marsh Eco Boat Cruise with stop at Morris Island Lighthouse"The boat captain was very knowledgeable. Great time had by all!! The service was top notch. He was concerned about everyone enjoying the experience!"..."
Hilton Head to Savannah Round-Trip Ferry Ticket"We enjoyed sitting on the top deck. Even though it was unusually chilly, the sun was shining and warm enough to stay. Loved the trip! We saw dolphins, bald eagles and many other interesting things our Captain pointed out. Fun day in Savannah! What a great way to experience the trip!"..."
Polynesian Fire Luau and Dinner Show Ticket in Myrtle Beach"The food, the Polynesian review, and the fire show were all spectacular. Well worth the money and a can't miss in Myrtle Beach."..."
2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour"Evans was a great storyteller and it was a fun and fascinating tour. This man’s body of knowledge was beyond belief. A thoroughly enjoyable time! His stories about Robert Smalls are truly memorable."..."
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston"Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of Charleston history and presented it exceptionally well. The places chosen to highlight were very interesting."..."
Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard"This was our first ghost tour. We had a great experience and Simon was a wonderful storyteller. It is a great way to Charleston and get information on its history."..."
90-Minute Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour"WE had wonderful tour guides who were well versed on the house and the Civil War. The beautiful grounds, gardens, flowers and house were super."..."
Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head"Captain Pete was a great guide with lots of historical information. The boat ride was chilly (it was a cool day) but not unbearable. We really enjoyed the day!"..."
Downtown Charleston Food Tour"Our John was the best. He was knowledgeable about the town, the restaurants and food history. The food was delicious."..."
Day Trips to Charleston Tour #7: See INSIDE Ft Sumter,Carriage Tour,Lunch & more"Had a great time! Love the history lesson. I would recommend this experience to anyone who is traveling to Charleston South Carolina!!!"..."
Hilton Head Island Dolphin Boat Cruise"Jackie, the first mate and Bubba, the captain were awesome! We had the best time and we were able to watch numerous dolphins. They made the time very enjoyable, had interesting facts, and although we got rained on, it was an awesome experience. Would definitely recommend and would do it again."..."
Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston"Great day trip. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. The plantation house and surrounding grounds were beautiful."..."
Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour"Great experience and story telling by Adam, he made sure our experience was fun and spooky. He even showed us some really cool pics from his phone. The history he told us was inviting and made for a great time."..."
Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise"Our guide was awesome and shared some interesting local knowledge. We also saw a few bottlenose dolphins on our trip back in. Great time."..."
Charleston's Hidden Alleyways & Historic Sites Small-Group Walking Tour"Captain Jim Gresham had remarkable history information including architectural details about the homes in Downtown Charleston. I would recommend this tour to anyone."..."
Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston"Walking in the steps of Patrick swayze life long fan and know every inch of North and south mini series"..."
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour"Dean told good stories with lots of historical details. Kept it interesting. Lots of restaurant recommendations and personal stories made it fun."..."
Savor the Flavors of Charleston Walking Food Tour"We had a great tour. Ate amazing food and had a wonderful guide as we walked around downtown Charleston."..."
Magic & Comedy Show Starring Michael Bairefoot"Very funny and entertaining show! Even my teen enjoyed it. He is both a comedian and a magician and he is excellent at both! Reasonable prices and a great show!"..."
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