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Charleston Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour provided by Gray Line of Charleston

Charleston Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Overview
Pack in 300-plus years of American history on this walking and minibus tour of charming Charleston. Get a comprehensive city overview, seeing several historic points of interest while experiencing some sights up-close. This guided educational itinerary saves time for exploration, and offers scenic views and photo ops of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. After touring Charleston’s Historic District, you can upgrade for a visit to the Joseph Manigault House.
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You'll start at
375 Meeting St
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USATour departs from Charleston Visitor's Center
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  • 1
    Gray Line of Charleston
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Joseph Manigault House
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  • 3
    St. Philip's Church
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  • 4
    Charleston City Market
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  • 5
    Four Corners of Law
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  • 6
    Rainbow Row
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  • 7
    Battery & White Point Gardens
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  • 8
    Colonial Lake
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You'll end at
375 Meeting St
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USATour departs from Charleston Visitor's Center
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Highlights
  • Walk and ride on an air-conditioned minibus, convenient on hot days
  • See sights, including Fort Sumter, and experience some up-close
  • Explore with a guide to learn more about the numerous historic sites
  • Upgrade to include a stop at the Joseph Manigault House museum
What to Expect
Head to the Charleston Visitor Center, where the tour begins. From there, make your first stop at Charleston’s former city walls and battery. As you walk around Charleston’s Historic District, be sure to snap photos of the scenic harbor and Fort Sumter. Continue to some of Charleston’s most important historic sites while your guide helps you learn about their role in American history. You pass Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States, and highlights like the Old Exchange Building, one of South Carolina’s most historic buildings. You also see the Charleston City Market, a 200-year-old market that spans four city blocks. By tour’s end you’ll have seen more than 100 historic points of interest. Your tour ends at the starting point, though you can easily upgrade to include a short visit to the Joseph Manigault House, an antebellum house museum.
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Departure Point
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 90-minute Narrated Historic Mini-Coach Tour of Charleston
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • See over 100 Points of Interest
  • Entry/Admission - Gray Line of Charleston
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Miki A wrote a review Mar 2020
Erin, Canada5 contributions
The tour was good, and the tour guide very certainly knowledgeable. The issue I faced was difficulty understanding him at times; he spoke very quickly and seemed to string his words together in a mumbling fashion.. with few pauses and he tended to speak in a monotone voice. The
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Date of experience: February 2020
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mdholt1974 wrote a review Mar 2020
Versailles, KY90 contributions7 helpful votes
Let me preface this with : our driver was a very sweet older lady who clearly loves Charleston and has a great knowledge of history. However, she did not stop talking and would start a sentence only to ping ping into another. She had us whipping our heads left to right to try
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Tom V wrote a review Mar 2020
Augusta, Georgia209 contributions21 helpful votes
We wanted to get an idea of what we wanted to see in Charleston so we went on the Grey line tour of the city. The driver/guide was great. He was funny, personable, and knowledgeable. This was not a hop on hop off bus, it was a tour bus. We did take a 10 minute break when we
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Rick M, Owner at Charleston Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your feed back. We strive to provide a great Charleston experience for our guests. We hope you will get to visit again soon.
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SebrinaVA wrote a review Feb 2020
SebrinaVA59 contributions9 helpful votes
We bussed all over the downtown Charleston and it was great! Roy, our driver and information king, pointed out so many things, and told some great stories! Worth it!
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Response from Rick M, Owner at Charleston Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Roy and will be sure to share this with him.
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Blp wrote a review Jan 2020
Willowick, Ohio25 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a great way to get a view of the city and beautiful homes. Made a nice stop to get out and take some pictures of the amazing view. The driver was very knowledgeable.
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chrishK1931XI
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Very good tour
Roy was a very good guide. He had a lot of of interesting facts. I also took the walking guide and some of the inf
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DayTrip826818
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Historic CharlestonTour
The bus tour was very good. The guide was informative and interesting. The boat portion was not good because it was
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D5776GMjayh
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Charleston SC
The bus trip was boring. I thought we would learn about history. Instead we leaned about architecture. The guide w
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Mazz06
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Comfortable and Easy way to See Charleston
We took the Gray Line City tour which took almost 90 minutes. The driver was knowledgeable and entertaining as he p
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SteveP2331
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Comfort and Experience
Comfortable van and exceptional guide. Usually I like to get out and walk around, but nursing a bad hip, this was t
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Joan W
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Interesting and Fun
Our driver, Benji, was terrific! A little bit of history. A little bit of current events. Lots and lots of great
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Susan K
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Informative
I always find that the tours are the best way to get an overall view of the layout of the city and harbor along wi
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Jennifer L
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Enjoyable tour
Bill was our driver, and we greatly appreciated his knowledge and interest in the area of Charleston. He spoke ext
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glorias874
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Harbor Cruise
The harbor cruise was a pleasant experience. Captain Tripp gave a good narration of sights with humor interjected.
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TravelerUSA48
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Great guides
Both guides were superb! Knowledgeable, adaptable - excellent. One downer - we had an hour to wait between the bu
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G1929KLchrisw
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Disappointing versus competition
I took two tours with two different companies within two days of each other. The first was with my son, who recentl
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Escape768750
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Not what advertised
The guides were very knowledgeable about Charleston history and enjoyed land and water tour. However, the descripti
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Wander32396688039
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LOVED CHARLESTON'S VARIED SITES AND INTERESTS.
While traveling to Charleston SC by car, I received a phone call from the tour company in Chrleston that the tour I
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sherylh73
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Great Overview
We very much enjoyed the tour. Lots of Charleston history. The driver described everything very well. This tour wil
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brendakellar
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Awsome
Having done several tours before, this tour was the most informative and entertaining of them all. A must go to if
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