Charleston's Hidden Alleyways & Historic Sites Small-Group Walking Tour

Per Person
Book this tour with

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:30am & 2:00pm year round Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Exploresome of Charleston's enchanting alleyways and historic sites on this small group, 2-hour walking tour. With our small group tours, you are guaranteed a more intimate and up-close experience. Charleston's alleyways are fortunately located within the popular historic district which allows us to include some well known points of interest and go a little "off the beaten path while exploring the history and beauty of Charleston's enchanting alleyways. Generally, we include between four to six different alleyways/passages as well as popular points of interest like Rainbow Row and of course, tons of history! These pedestrianpassageways are often overlooked, butwalking along these cobbled pathsis anopportunity to appreciate Charleston's rich history and hidden, more intimate charms.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Heyward-washington house, Charleston, South Carolina

Learn about the Heyward Washington House

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, Charleston, South Carolina

Learn about the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rainbow row, Charleston, South Carolina

Learn about Rainbow row.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Philadelphia alley, Charleston, South Carolina

Hear the History of Philadelphia alley

Duration: 5 minutes


Alleyways & Historic Sites Guided Walking Tour of Charleston

Small-Group for a more personalized experience

Go "off the beaten path" and explore the history and beauty of Charleston's enchanting alleyways

Professional and Licensed Local Guide

Learn about the history and events that shaped Charleston

Explore several alleys and popular points of interest like Rainbow Row

Stroll through the quaint and charming streets of the historic district



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Water bottle recommended

Comfortable shoes recommended

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Traveler Reviews

See all reviews
  • 24-Nov-2022

    This experience made us feel as if we were in a different country or Era. Excellent guide with wonderful tidbits of history. I've already recommended this tour to my family back home! Great way to explore a new city and spend an afternoon. Even my teenagers appreciated it. Captain Jim was wonderful and full of knowledge. This is a MUST for anyone visiting Charleston.

  • 21-Nov-2022

    Our guide Jim was fantastic! He was knowledgeable and interesting without being pedantic. Gave us tons of info and showed us all kinds of fascinating things about Charleston that a first time visitor wouldn’t have a clue about. We loved his passion for history and botany! Highly recommend!!!!!

  • 20-Nov-2022

    Enjoyed the tour and our guide Amy very much. Very informative and fun. Got to see areas of Charleston that we would have otherwise missed. Guide is loaded with great stories and fun facts. Highly recommend.

  • 19-Nov-2022

    Jim was an amazing tour guide! The walking tour has been our favorite part of our trip to Charleston as we were able to see many landmarks and learn the history behind them!

  • 19-Nov-2022

    A great way to see the lanes, gardens and houses of old Charleston. Jim was informative and knowledgeable. We walked for 2 1/2 hours with Jim, who explainined the architecture and historical influences that made Charleston the city it is today.

  • 18-Nov-2022

    Cpt Jim was extremely knowledgeable and very detailed about Charleston in many areas. An excellent tour.

  • 18-Nov-2022

    Charleston is a lovely city at every turn. This off the beaten path tour of the hidden alleyways was delightful. There is so much to learn about the city on a more intimate level.

  • 17-Nov-2022

    Our guide, Steve, was knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed his stories and information. We would take another walking tour with him again.

  • 15-Nov-2022

    I liked that there was some good stories along the way, and Capt. Jim knew the area very well with old history and some more recent history. We followed his suggestion to check out the basement bar at Le Banque, and it was superb! The French Fashion cocktail and the beet salad were delicious, and the atmosphere was fun.

  • 14-Nov-2022

    I really enjoyed learning the history of Charleston and it’s the oldest and number one city to visit. Captain Jim knowledge of the city was amazing he knew everything from the flowers , thru the alleys and the buildings. I recommend this tour as he’s the one created this walking tour and loves his city 💕💕

See all reviews