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Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

4.4 / 5

80 reviews

Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

From US$ 52 per person

See all that the Holy City has to offer from both the land and sea with this Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise combination. Maximize your time in Charleston and get a new perspective on this amazing city.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Explore Charleston's historic streets in a climate-controlled coach
  • Learn about Charleston's Historic Churches, Rainbow Row, and more with expert guides
  • Take in amazing views from the Battery Seawall
  • Enjoy incredible views of Fort Sumter and the USS Yorktown from Charleston Harbor
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Discover 300 years of Charleston history from land and sea with passionate licensed tour guides. Experience a 90-minute narrated tour of Charleston in a climate-controlled luxury coach and then head to the water for another perspective of the city from Charleston Harbor. Learn fascinating historical facts about Charleston while you cruise the gentle waves of her harbor. Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides are licensed by the City of Charleston and are eager to share their knowledge with all guests aboard the cruise. Don't forget your camera as you will see all that the Holy City has to offer: Charleston's Historic Homes and Churches, the Old Market, Rainbow Row, Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, and incredible views from Charleston Harbor.
  • 90-minute city tour in a climate-controlled coach
  • 90-minute narrated cruise of Charleston Harbor
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure.

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  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time
  • Tours operate in rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 80 reviews

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Had a good trip despite the rain that we encountered!! It started raining shortly before we got off the bus until just before we got on the boat! Starting pouring just before we finished the boat tour!!! Learned lots of facts from Chris during the bus tour. Also managed to see a couple dolphin during the boat tour.

August 9, 2021

If you like being on water, you will enjoy this experience. The weather conditions were perfect. Our tour guide had a great sense of humor,which I loved. She admitted this was only her second day of being a tour guide, but she was very informative and quite entertaining. I found that my husband wouldn't be a good candidate for taking a cruise vacation. This is more or a zen experience. It is exactly what it is advertised to be a harbor cruise.

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June 14, 2021

The bus tour was delightful and very informative. Chris, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about his hometown and had nice personal tidbits to add to the tour you wouldn't get elsewhere. *Be warned, you may be mildly rushed for the harbor tour to get there as sometimes the busses are cutting it close on time due to traffic/construction/etc.* The harbor/boat tour was lovely, also very informative. The guide (who's name [sorry] I've forgotten, but he's the artist) again, was very informative and clearly had a passion for the history of Charleston, adding a nice personality to the stories. We were the only ones on our trip back to the bus terminal, and the guide (who's name I didn't catch) was very kind and added small notes as we drove back.

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May 17, 2021

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