Guided tour

Charleston: Walking History and Bar Tour

Charleston: Walking History and Bar Tour

From US$ 32 per person

Drink your way through Historic Downton Charleston on this combined bar and history tour. Learn about the French Quarter and visit some local favorite drinking spots.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the French Quarter and 2 of the city's most popular bars
  • Immerse yourself in local history from a licensed guide and historic commissioner
  • Try drinks from local breweries and distilleries
  • See Charleston's main sites
  • Discover some of the city’s secret stories only locals know about
Full description
Sip your way through 300 years of local history on this guided tour of Downtown Charleston. Meet your guide at the first bar, where you will sample an appetizer and get the chance to purchase some of the area's finest local beers. As you savor your drink, listen to your guide's commentary of the historical roots of the city. From there, stroll through the charming alleyways and cobblestone streets of Charleston to several cultural sights including a dungeon, original city theater, and 300-year-old homes. Stop at a second bar and hear stories of the Prohibition era and its effects on the city's residents. Finish your tour at a local park near the waterfront for one last story.
  • Local guide
  • 1 small snack at the first bar
  • Cost of drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 21 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

You may wait inside or outside the bar. Your guide will be wearing an easily-recognizable tour guide license.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 20 reviews

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Captain Brian was a great guide!

November 14, 2022

Great tour!

October 12, 2022

Our tour guide Bryan was great. He showed us great spots and talked about Charleston's history along the way. Also, gave us recommendations for great spots for coffee, drinks, a night out, etc...

September 24, 2022

Product ID: 393124