FAQ - Travel Guide

What times do the tours leave?
The Historic City Tours depart every half-hour, starting at 9:30 a.m. daily and continuing until 3:30 p.m. from March–November and until 2 p.m. from December–February. Please call to confirm.

Some combo tours are only offered at specific times.  Please read tour details or call our office for more information.  

Where do the tours start and end? 
All tours depart and conclude at the Charleston Visitors Center at 375 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

Do you offer tours year-round?
We offer tours every day throughout the year except for New Years day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

Is it possible to get on and off the bus at different points of interest? What stops does the bus make?
The Historic Charleston tour, makes one stop along the waterfront Battery to give guests an opportunity to take photos. The bus does not make any additional stops.The Historic Charleston + Restored Home, makes an additional stop at the historic Joseph Manigault House. 

If I buy a combination ticket, do I have to go on the second portion of the tour immediately?
You do not have to take both tours in the same day.  However, guests are responsible for their own transportation if taken on  separate days.

Do the boat and cruise portion of the tours run during rain or inclement weather? 
Yes, except for extreme circumstances.

Are children welcome on the tours?
Yes, all ages are welcome and children who sit in an adult’s lap are free.

Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, we offer a $2 discount per ticket for AAA and AARP members for the 90 minute Historic Charleston City Tour. Discount does not apply to Combo Tours.

Are there restroom facilities available?
There are no restroom facilities on the bus, but there are facilities at the Charleston Visitors Center.

Can I bring food or beverages on the bus?
No, food and beverages are not allowed on the bus. Please finish eating or drinking prior to boarding.

Are the buses handicap-accessible? 

Are buses are not handicap-accessible.

Are service animals allowed on the bus?
Service animals are allowed to accompany passengers on the bus.

Are Concealed Weapons allowed on the bus?
No - concealed weapons are not allowed on any of the vehicles Gray Line of Charleston operates.

Do you offer private tours?
Yes, our mini-buses are available for special events and private functions. See Group Services for details.