1. United States
  2. South Carolina
  3. Charleston
  4. Rainbow Row

Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

Product ID: 274002
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.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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.
Includes
  • 90-minute city tour in a climate-controlled coach
  • 90-minute narrated cruise of Charleston Harbor
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.1 / 5
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The driver that narrated the tour was very knowledgeable, personable, and entertaining. He also skillfully navigated the congested streets. The historical homes, churches and buildings are beautiful and very interesting. Parking in the visitor ramp was easy, $9 for about 3 hours. Our only complaint was that we had trouble finding the bus boarding spot. More signage and better walking directions from the ramp would be appreciated. Overall, a great experience. Take an extra jacket for the boat ride.

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9 December 2019

Great tours, great guides, but accessibility problems

I searched for handicapped accessible tours and the Grayline /Spirit tour came up, so I purchased it. It was NOT accessible. We had to get up steps to the bus, which wasn’t bad, but it was a long, long walk to get to the boat, and there was no place to sit or rest ( nor any restrooms) once we got there. The boat had very steep steps to get on board, which was difficult but doable — but getting down to the lower level where the restrooms were was just impossible, nor were we able to get any lunch. After the boat tour it was another long walk back to the bus. The tour was advertised as 90 minutes on the bus and 90 minutes on the boat, but in reality, we had to go from 1030 to 330 without water, food, or restrooms. The tours themselves were excellent with knowledgeable guides, but I will never again trust that they are accessible.

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7 August 2019

11 March 2020

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Gray Line Charleston

Product ID: 274002