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90-Minute Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston, United States

From HK$248.86

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • See multiple points of interest, including Rainbow Row and Colonial Lake
  • Take in great views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, and Patriots Point
  • Learn about the city’s pivotal role in America's history from your professional guide
  • Upgrade option available to include a tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House or Charleston Museum

What's Included

  • 90-minute Narrated Historic Mini-Coach Tour of Charleston
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • See over 100 Points of Interest including Rainbow Row, Old Exchange Building and Whitepoint Gardens
  • Optional upgrade to include Admission to Joseph Manigault House
  • Optional upgrade to include Admission to Charleston Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 375 Meeting St
    375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

    Tour departs from Charleston Visitor's Center

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This guided educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins with a look at the city’s former walls—and a stop at the Battery, a landmark defensive sea wall and promenade. It was named for an American Civil War coastal defense artillery battery at the site. Take in spectacular views of Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean; Fort Sumter, which is noted for two battles of the Civil War and Patriots Point on Charleston Harbor, home of the USS Yorktown, a World War II aircraft carrier.

Learn about Charleston’s pivotal role in American history along the way, from the American Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Pass by Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; historic Colonial Lake; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building, and White Point Garden, at the end of the Battery in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. 

Also, see St. Phillips Episcopal Church, a National Historic Landmark; Historic Charleston City Market, a 200-year-old city market that covers four downtown blocks plus more than 100 other points of interest.

An optional upgrade is available to include a guided tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House, a historic house museum and one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures or the Charleston Museum.

Gray Line of Charleston

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Joseph Manigault House

Admission Ticket Included

The Charleston Museum

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St. Philip's Church (Pass By)

Charleston City Market (Pass By)

Four Corners of Law (Pass By)

Rainbow Row (Pass By)

Battery & White Point Gardens (Pass By)

Colonial Lake (Pass By)

Aiken-Rhett House (Pass By)

Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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He was late and then was...
Judi_S, May 2023
He was late and then was in a hurry was not able to take photos since he was driving so fast by places. Then turned off ac because one person said she was cold. He did not ask about the rest of us that were hot
City Experience
Linda_L, May 2023
The Charleston City Bus tour was my most favorite thing we did in Charleston. The bus driver was fun and informative
Great tour
Jane_E, May 2023
Loved the driver/guide. She was great! Good time. Driver knowledge and fun and nice to everyone. We enjoyed every minute. Great driver.
Be prepared that they may cancel the appointment
Mia_L, May 2023
My appointment was canceled at the last minute because there was no driver, which sounded ridiculous to be honest!
Great city tour
Trent_C, May 2023
Bus driver gave great, interesting history info and tidbits as we toured. Easy to hear and understand. Great experience!
Great experience
Jeffrey_C, May 2023
Our friends had never been to the city before and we were looking for a quick but informative tour of the city. Chris, the tour guide was great. He was honest, informative, and humorous.
Great way to get a little culture of Charleston
Kathryn_A, May 2023
Loved our tour director/driver! Funny, informative and direct. We saw so much beauty and learned so much of the architecture of Charleston. Learned of the Gullah culture. Saw places to come back to later.
Must see when in Charleston.
Jill_K, May 2023
Great guide, lots of interesting history. Beautiful way to see a charming city. Comfortable bus. Great visitors center too. Very helpful people!
Take the tour!
Helen_H, May 2023
Our driver was very good, we learned a lot about the restaurants, market place and area. A great way to learn about the history of Charleston. We would definitely recommend taking the tour!
Very informative and the...
Vicky_L, May 2023
Very informative and the guide seems very knowledgeable and very nice She made a stop at the wall and informed us of other places to visit.
Great tour
Arlene_B, May 2023
Bonnie, our guide was very informative and this was a perfect introduction to the history of Charleston
Seeing all the large...
Mike_C, May 2023
Seeing all the large homes and all the history and stories behind them. The driver was a real joy to have and was hilarious !!
Fantastic tour
Janet_W, May 2023
Watson was a great driver and told us so much history about Charleston as a city. The architecture and cleanliness of the city is amazing
Excellent experience
Sharon_D, May 2023
Driver was excellent! We loved her details to the area!!’ Her driving skills were exceptional as well
The Best of the Best
y_M, May 2023
The driver was so knowledgeable about the history, the people, the ways of life A journey of over 300 years in 90 minutes I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Charleston
Charleston tour
joyce_c, May 2023
The tour guide, Nick, was wonderful. He kept us interested in the history of Charleston as well as pointed out many examples of different architecture.
Mary_K, May 2023
Learning about the history of Charleston. Couldn’t get that just walking around. Bus got us to places we would not have known about
Great tour
Valerie_D, May 2023
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Loved seeing Charleston. Would recommend this tour. Had a great time
Great tour
Andrea_F, May 2023
A great tour guide told us so much about important aspects of downtown. Well worth the money. I recommend doing it early in your visit so you can make plans to see things that caught your interest
Driver was funny and...
Doyle_O, May 2023
Driver was funny and knowledgable, was easy to book and was in a great location for driving. Will definitely recommend!
craig_w, May 2023
We always see a new town by bus first to help get our bearings. This was great and town is so interesting.
Driver was very...
Brent_T, May 2023
Driver was very informative. Gave great ideas. You can tell she cared about the experience. It was a very pleasant time
Delightful, informative, interesting.
Mary_S, May 2023
The whole city was wonderfully into. The history was most enjoyable. Battery Park and the row houses and mansions.
Great Intro to the City
Gretchen_V, Apr 2023
We loved the small tour size. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave great historical details about the city. This was a great way to start our time in Charleston-gave us highlights to see what we’d like to go back and see more of.
Bravo, Alan/Allan/Allen!!!
Rosalind_H, Apr 2023
Allan/Alan/Allen our guide was EXCELLENT. Informative, interesting, cordial -- absolutely everything one might hope for in a tour guide.
Knowledgeable, friendly...
Judith_K, Apr 2023
Knowledgeable, friendly driver. Able to maneuver safely and efficiently through narrow streets and tight turns.
Great History and Architecture
Julie_S, Apr 2023
Our driver/tour guide Martha was very knowledgeable and described in detail the history and unique architecture of Charleston while expertly navigating the narrow and traffic filled streets of old Charleston. She made the entire experience enjoyable and memorable.
A beautiful day
Rosalyn_J, Apr 2023
Driver was very personable & had a lot of information to share. Drove past all places mentioned in the brochure.
Sally_S, Apr 2023
That we were 20 minutes late for our scheduled route but we were invited to participate in one half hour after our stated time really appreciated that flexibility and meant a lot to us
Priced accordingly
vicki_h, Apr 2023
I enjoyed seeing much of the city of downtown Charleston. I could have done without seeing many of the academic establishments. Wish our driver would have paused briefly so more pictures could have been taken of the beautiful old structures.


Product code: 5608CITY

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