Highlights Of Charleston Walking Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    200 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
  • Return Details :
    71 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Our two hour Highlights of Charleston walking tour guides guests through the historic French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods of downtown Charleston. Along the way, your guide will describe the long history, unique culture, architecture, and geography of Charleston and the greater lowcountry area, painting a detailed picture of how Charleston's tumultuous past formed the city now beloved by travelers the world over. You'll view some of the city's oldest houses of worship, burial sites, theaters, the forts of Charleston harbor, and the antebellum mansions that look out across the waters of the Cooper and Ashley rivers, among many other historic and picturesque sites. Our guides also offer their expert advice on other activities, restaurants, and bars for guests to explore once they've finished their tour.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: St. Philip's Church, 142 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2898
View the historic church of the longest-meeting congregation in Charleston.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: French Huguenot Church, 136 Church St At the corner of Church and Queen sts., Charleston, SC 29401-2802
View the only church of its denomination in North America
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Pink House Gallery, 17 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3006
View the oldest private residence in Charleston
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Old Slave Mart Museum, 6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
View the only museum dedicated to the history of the enslaved in Charleston
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, 122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103
View the pre-Revolutionary heart of economic Charleston
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Rainbow Row, 83 - 107 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29415
View the most photographed sight in Charleston
Duration: 10 minutes



    • Not included in your ticket price are any parking fees if you choose to drive to your tour. Gratuity is optional, but gratefully accepted.
    • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Mart Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    Not wheelchair accessible

    Children must be accompanied by an adult

    Guests are responsible for bringing their own sun protection (sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, parasols) and rain gear

    We HIGHLY recommend guests bring bottled water. It is not always available for purchase on the route

    We ask guests to check in at the meeting location 5-10 mins prior to tour time. We cannot hold for latecomers.

    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 20 travelers

    Traveler Reviews

    • 17-Feb-2020

      We did a small group tour with Bill a couple of days ago and he was brilliant! Sure, most tour guides know their stuff (one would hope) and their talks are usually full of entertaining and gossipy bits of information that are fun, but that’s not what Bill offered. He offered us a brief, focussed, opinionated history of economics, class clashes and the civil war over a brief hour and a half. Bill isn’t just a tour guide. He is a true historian with a talent for communicating what he knows. He didn’t just want us to walk off with some fun little tidbits, he wanted us to leave with at least some understanding of the place. That makes him A true teacher in the very best sense of the word.

    • 04-Feb-2020

      Passionate about the information he shares, which made the tour more interesting. Knowledge tour guide..didn’t simply recite facts.

    • 22-Jan-2020

      The tour was great. Very interesting and learned many interesting historical facts that I was not aware of. Also got to see everything that I was interested in as we walked through the city. Bill, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining to spend the two hours with.

      Also, he did not receive our confirmation from Viator, but was very gracious in letting our group of 4 join the tour even though it was not in his system.

      Overall, it was a great experience and highly recommended.

    • 20-Jan-2020

      This should be renamed the unfiltered Charleston tour that dives into the true history of Charleston, including the non-uplifting history to the fun history of Charleston. Our tour guide was so knowledgable and clearly knows the history of the city, industry, wars, etc. Highly recommend to anyone as this was the highlight of our trip and truly memorable experience.

    • 14-Nov-2019

      Bill was a superb historian. His interpretation of Charleston’s history was very accurate.He did not shy away from topics that were taboo. Extremely knowledgeable and informative.