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Charleston Harbor: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

1. Charleston Harbor: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Take in the amazing sights of Charleston Harbor on a 1.5-hour boat tour with live narration from an expert guide. Pick up insight into the fascinating Charleston history while you glide through the gentle waves of the harbor. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guides have been licensed by the City of Charleston and are eager to share their knowledge with all guests aboard the cruise. Make sure to bring your camera for famous American landmarks, such as Fort Sumter, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, Castle Pinckney, and other sites from Charleston's past and present. This relaxing and fun tour departs from Patriots Point and Aquarium Wharf daily. Get ready to hear enthralling tales of the city’s colorful past as well as scintillating facts about its most interesting former citizens. Perfect for all ages, the whole family can enjoy cruising along the coastline of the beautiful “Holy City”. Do you know why it's called the "Holy City"? Find out on this trip around the Charleston Harbor.

Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

2. Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

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.

Charleston: 90-Minute Historic City Highlights Tour

3. Charleston: 90-Minute Historic City Highlights Tour

The tour departs from Charleston Visitor’s Center where you’ll hop on board a deluxe, climate-controlled shuttle for a 90-minute tour of the city’s historical highlights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable, local guide, visit over 100 of Charleston’s most iconic sights of the past and present whilst listening to amazing tales and anecdotes about the city. On your tour, travel through some of the city’s most historic parts. Visit Charleston’s Historic Homes, The Battery Sea Wall, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row to name but a few. Other highlights of the tour include several historic churches, old markets, and picturesque neighborhoods.

Charleston: Patriot's Point Haunted USS Yorktown Tour

4. Charleston: Patriot's Point Haunted USS Yorktown Tour

Come aboard the USS Yorktown and hear the stories of the American heroes who lived, died, and are still rumored to be here today.  Commissioned in 1943, the Fighting Lady was once manned by over 3,000 people and designed to fight off enemies all over the globe during WWII. Learn about the ultimate sacrifice and heroism of the people who once inhabited this ship.  This tour gives you exclusive nighttime access to areas of the ship that are usually closed to the public, including the flight deck after dark. Don't forget your camera, you never know who or what you might capture.

Charleston: Historic City and Southern Mansion Combo Tour

5. Charleston: Historic City and Southern Mansion Combo Tour

Take a journey through Charleston's 300 years of living history with passionate licensed tour guides. Experience the Old Market area and the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived, and worshipped. Step out of the air-conditioned minibus onto the famous Battery Seawall to admire the wonderful views. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History, and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. Enjoy a tour through the elegant interior of a fully-restored historic home - Joseph Manigault House. Come and enjoy the beauty and hospitality of one of America's most historic cities.

Charleston: Shem Creek Bar Tour

6. Charleston: Shem Creek Bar Tour

Guests will meet at the starting location where the host or hostess will lead participants to the correct table. After brief introduction, groups will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of recommended beverages, as they taste a variety of appetizers served at each of the three to four locations visited.  Your licensed tour guide, Capt. Bryan is a 7th generation Charlestonian of Huguenot Heritage and tell you the history of beautiful and historic Shem Creek as the group walks to the various stops. The tour will end at an establishment with a wonderful view of Shem Creek, typically as the sun is setting over the Charleston Harbor. Ride-share services are recommended to make sure you can take full advantage of all the delicious drinks and get home safely.

Charleston: City Tour and Museum Combo

7. Charleston: City Tour and Museum Combo

Feel the past come alive on this combination tour in Charleston. Ride in comfort on a climate-controlled coach and discover Charleston's 300 years of living history with passionate licensed tour guides. Follow your bus tour with a visit to the Charleston Museum, one of the oldest museums in the United States. On your bus tour, experience the Old Market area and admire the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived, and worshipped. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History, and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. Make sure to take your camera as you will have the opportunity to stop at the famous Battery Seawall and enjoy the spectacular views. Keep your camera handy when you pass by the colorful houses on Rainbow Row, too. Finally, dive into the history of the Holy City at the Charleston Museum, which was opened to the public nearly 200 years ago. Explore the exhibitions that cover the American Civil War, the natural history in the area, and much, much more.

Charleston: Shem Creek Culture Tour

8. Charleston: Shem Creek Culture Tour

Experience the only publicly available historic walking tour in Mt. Pleasant - an area that dates back just as long as the peninsular of Charleston but that most people never have the opportunity to learn about. Start the tour by meeting your local guide with the City of Charleston. After a brief introduction, take a short walk to the oldest house in Mt. Pleasant to talk about the area's first settlers and a famous revolutionary war battle.  From there, head over to Shem Creek proper to take an insider look at the shrimping industry, a staple of the area for many generations with several seafood markets with a variety of species. Watch as the tour guide shows how to throw a cast net or bring up a crab trap for an up-close view of some blue crab. At the end of the tour, leave with a well-defined sense of the wonderful culture this creek has hosted since the first colonists and well before that.

Charleston: Hidden Gems and Shores E-Bike Tour

9. Charleston: Hidden Gems and Shores E-Bike Tour

Add something special to your trip to Charleston with a leisurely scenic tour by e-bike. Cruise past the city's highlights and hidden gems. Ride with a guide through the old village to Pitt St. Bridge, Shem Creek Park to spot dolphins, and Sullivan's Island. Head back along South Carolina's beachy shores. The route will take you first into the old village and then to Pitt St. Bridge with stunning views of Fort Sumter. Ride through neighborhoods lined with oak trees and Spanish moss. Pass by stunning Southern estate homes, marshlands, boardwalks, and more. Next, ride through Shem Creek Park. With an active shrimp boat fleet and the chance to see dolphins, a visit to Shem Creek is sure to be unforgettable. Then, head to Sullivan’s Island and check out the pristine beach. Ride along the shoreline on your way back to the meeting point.

South Carolina: Charleston and Savannah 6-Day Package Tour

10. South Carolina: Charleston and Savannah 6-Day Package Tour

Embark on a multi-day trip to Charleston and Savannah for a treat of Southern charm and hospitality. Over 3 nights in Charleston and 2 nights in Savannah, you’ll tour Fort Sumter and Boone Hall Plantation, catch a scenic evening train to Savannah, and visit all the main sights on a city bus tour. Begin your trip in Charleston by spending some time shopping in one of the largest historical districts in the US. See why the city is dubbed the "Holy City" and a "living museum" by noticing the tall church spires and gothic architecture that make the streets unique. On day 2, board the ferry at Charleston Harbor for a guided tour of Fort Sumter. Walk around the man-made island and learn about its role in the civil war. Return to the mainland for a carriage tour of the historic district and a walking tour to Patriots Point, Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, and more. Day three takes you through 300 years of living history with a tour of Boone Hall Plantation. Discover the region's colonial history and see how life has changed through the centuries. Enjoy some free time on day 4 to return to your favorite sites and relax in the public parks, before catching an Amtrak train in the evening to Savannah, Georgia. Ride the hop-on hop-off bus around Savannah City on day 5 to see all the top landmarks and beautiful tree-lined streets. Learn about the importance of River Street, City Market, Forsyth Park, Waving Girl, and the churches and Synagogue to locals and tourists alike. Use your free time on the final day to find the famous park bench from "Forest Gump" and scenes from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". See moss-draped oaks, spectacular fountains, cobblestoned streets by the river, and colorful public squares that earned Savannah the title of “Garden City”. With transport and accommodation all taken care of, all that’s left for you to do is make some memories.

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What people are saying about Mount Pleasant

I took this tour with my sister and college age nieces and all of us really enjoyed it. We were paired up with a couple other people (it was nice to get to know them too). We were glad it was a small group where we felt comfortable asking questions. We also really liked how casual it was, the time of day (before the bars/restaurants got too busy) and the close proximity between the three restaurants we went to. It was fun to try some different appetizers that we maybe wouldn't have otherwise tried (the food was really good). We loved the area by the water. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the area and made it fun! We definitely would recommend this tour!

This tour of historic Charleston was well worth the time and money. The views from the bus were good, and we saw more historic buildings and areas than I will ever remember. The guide talked non-stop about what we were looking at and why it was important, including the years involved. The 90 minutes went by very quickly.

Guide for grey line shuttle was very good ! It was full .. we purchased tickets the day before on line and glad we did … lots to see skilled driver much better vantage point … then we took the free bus to go back to the city market ! Full day

Entertaining guide who related many interesting historical facts. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip!

Nice way to see the historical city. Comfortable bus. Great tour guide.