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Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

Charleston, United States

From HK$212.73

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  • 2 hours (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 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.
  • Take a walking tour of Charleston, South Carolina
  • Visit many of the city’s historic points of interest
  • Enjoy a great view of Fort Sumter
  • Fun for the entire family

What's Included

  • 2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Charleston
  • Professional & Licensed Local Guide
  • Stroll through the quaint and charming streets of the historic district
  • Learn about the history and events that shaped Charleston
  • Explore notable sites in the French Quarter
  • Several popular points of interest including Rainbow Row
  • Explore the residential area "South of Broad"
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 80 Broad St
    80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. All tours begin on time. Because there are multiple tour guides leaving from this location, please contact us directly if there are members of your group booked under a different name that you need to be together with.

End point

  • The Battery
    Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    The end location will vary depending on the guide and route taken, but they will always walk you back to the start if requested.

What To Expect

Charleston City Hall

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

French Quarter

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rainbow Row

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Battery & White Point Gardens

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are strongly advised
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please check the forecast prior to the tour.
  • Please contact us directly if members of your group are booked under a different name so that we can assign you all to the same tour guide.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is there parking available near the departure point for the 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour?

A:There are several “pay as you go” parking garages and open-air lots scattered throughout the downtown area. If you are joining us for the Charleston History Tour, we recommend the parking garage at 85 Queen Street.

Feb 2021

Q:What happens if it rains on the day of my 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour?

A:We generally have a “rain or shine” policy but may cancel tours in potentially dangerous weather conditions. If we must cancel your tour, we will notify you by email, phone, or both and a reschedule or full refund will be offered.

Feb 2021

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Traveler Tips

Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking or standing for the majority of the tour.
Highly recommend this tour before you look at any others!
A good time to visit if you want leas crowds than normal.


3,237 reviews
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The guide was personable...
Stephen_D, May 2023
The guide was personable and knowledgable. He had some great and humorous stories to tell. I'd recommend this guide to friends.
Historic Walking Tour
Corinne_M, May 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. He answered all questions and was interactive with everyone. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
Lower Charleston history tour
Alisa_R, May 2023
Our tour guide was excellent and knowledgable. Paul had many interesting facts, anecdotes and stories. We had a great afternoon touring lower Charleston with him.
Great tour with Dennis
Claire_G, May 2023
Our tour was enhanced by Dennis, who related so many historical events and buildings along the way, and included other tidbits in an interesting and fun delivery. The walk was fairly easy(some cobblestones) and not too long for most any ability. The weather was very accommodating and we loved the quaintness of the setting.
Amy was great!
anna_l, May 2023
Amy was great! She was very informative, frequently asked for questions, and was entertaining. Loved the tour route!
Kay was super super...
Katherine_S, May 2023
Kay was super super fantastic. She was engaging, lively and really did a great job. I would have loved to have her for all my tours for the weekend. I highly recommend the tour and if possible to request Kay.
Walking Tour Of Charleston - Unbelievably Amazing!
Teresa_N, May 2023
The tour was unbelievable! So informative. Paul, our guide was so knowledgeable! He talked to us for 2 full hours. He welcomed questions. He recited facts stating the year it occurred. He is a walking Charleston encyclopedia. Everyone should take this tour.
Great Tour
MAUREEN_V, May 2023
Wendy was a great guide! She knows her stuff & had interesting antedotes that we enjoyed about the historical characters of Charleston.
The tour guide Paul was...
Michael_S, May 2023
The tour guide Paul was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommended. Excellent experience.
Was very happy...
Amy_S, May 2023
Was very happy informative and Amy really knew her stuff. Just was a looking walk for 2 hrs with no stop
Slave market
Gloria_K, May 2023
Learned a lot about the history of the city I never knew; this is a hush hush subject and it needs to be taught in our schools. It’s a part of our history; like it or not.
Amazing tour with Kay
Mike_S, May 2023
Our tour guide Kay was terrific. She covered an amazing amount of Charleston history in just two hours. She was very personable and full of fun facts to make the history come alive in memorable ways.
This was a wonderful tour...
Jillian_A, May 2023
This was a wonderful tour of downtown Charleston - it was full of historical as well as present day information. Our guide, Kay, was fabulous! We traveled with our 4 month old/stroller and had no issues whatsoever. Five stars - would definitely recommend!
A tour worth the time and money!
Robyn_M, May 2023
Our tour guide Amy was great. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. The time flew by. The tour is also very reasonably priced, which is nice these days. I highly recommend this tour and Amy in particular.
Too Long
Robert_M, May 2023
Guide was knowledgeable but tour was a little too long for me. Sometimes Too much information to remember.
“The Mayor” was our guide
HunterS, May 2023
Our guide was both incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining, what more could you ask for. His stories of the Civil War history related to the city were the highlight.
Great Charleston Tour
Sheli_S, May 2023
Our guide Billy G, made this a 5 star tour. I love doing tours with guides who love their city. He was energetic, fun and very knowledgeable!!
Great tour!
Patricia_G, May 2023
Learning about slavery in Charleston. Guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Just the right amount of walking.
Time/money well spent in Charleston!
Benjamin_S, May 2023
Christina was an awesome tour guide. Highly recommend! What a great way to learn some history and see downtown Charleston.
Fun and knowledgeable guide.
TJ_R, May 2023
The theater and St. Philips, St. Michaels. Fun and friendly guide. Oldest liquor in the country, French Hueginot Church.


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