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Historic City Tour and Fort Sumter Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Take a journey through Charleston’s 300 years of living history with our licensed tour guides. Experience the Old Market area and the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived and worshiped. Step out of the air-conditioned minibus onto the famous Battery Seawall. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. PLUS Enjoy a cruise to historic Fort Sumter "where the Civil War began". The Fort tour last 2 1/4 hrs. and may be taken with the city tour, or you may split them and take them on different days

Historic City Tour and Fort Sumter Tour Highlights

  • Charleston's Historic Homes
  • The Battery Sea Wall
  • Historic Churches
  • Old Market Area
  • The Four Corners of Law
  • Rainbow Row
  • Fort Sumter
  • Aircraft Carrier Yorktown
  • America's longest cable-stayed bridge
  • Charleston's bustling Port

Historic City Tour and Fort Sumter Tour Inclusions

• 90 minute guided tour of historic Charleston • Cruise to historic Fort Sumter. Includes 30 minute cruise to the fort, approx. one hour on Fort Sumter for visitation and a 30 minute return cruise. • Tours run consecutively. Breaking tours up will not include complimentary transportation. • Complimentary transportation to & from the Fort Sumter National Monument Visitor Education Center.

Please Note

  • Please confirm date and times before submitting reservation.
  • Times listed denote City Tour portion only. Please allow extra time for combination tours.
  • Please note that booking times are exact and not an arrival window
  • Booking can not be changed once reservation is made
  • Departs from the Visitors Center at 375 Meeting Street
  • Daily Tours begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • All Gray Line City Tours depart from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street.
  • Boat Vouchers: Gray Line guests will receive vouchers for boat passage to Fort Sumter upon check-in with the Gray Line dispatcher.

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May 17 2019
We certainly saw lots of sights. My only minor complaint was in the somewhat annoying way the guide/driver presented information. She had a somewhat annoying way (at least to me) of talking in quick, half sentences, often interspersing personal little quips that left you trying to discern what building or sight she was currently referring too. She was a friendly, personable person for sure but I would have wished she'd "cut the chatter" a bit and just stuck to dispensing more of the historical information as the tour progressed. The Ft. Sumter add on was great with the museum there outstanding as well as the Rangers brief introductory talk. Boat ride was very pleasant.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
May 09 2019
This was a reasonable way for us to see the city in a short amount of time.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
May 06 2019
Good overview, could not see this all on your own! Guide was interesting.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
May 05 2019
Really enjoyed the city tour. Historical to present day. The Ft. Sumter tour could be longer time at the fort.
reviewed by Mr Orville Caldwell
May 05 2019
Starting the tour at the Visitor's center Tour Bus Garage was very convenient. The tour started on time. Our driver/tour guide was awesome. The bus was clean and very comfortable. I'd recommend this Grayline tour to anybody. This was a good way to start our Charleston Vacation because we got a good overview of the layout of the city and made notes about what we wanted to see in more detail. We really enjoyed the Fort Sumter tour but be sure to bring a jacket. We sat on the open deck in the shade and it was very windy and we almost froze to death. We finally walked to the front of the boat in the sun and that was better, Overall this was a great tour package.
reviewed by Mr Joseph Ging
May 01 2019
Great tour. The park rangers added such interesting facts.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
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Tour Itinerary

Take a journey through Charleston’s 300 years of living history with our licensed tour guides. Experience the Old Market area and the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived and worshiped. Step out of the air-conditioned minibus onto the famous Battery Seawall. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. PLUS Enjoy a cruise to historic Fort Sumter "where the civil war began".

This tour combines our 90 minute Historic Charleston City Tour with a boat tour to Fort Sumter "where the civil war began". The fort tour lasts 2 1/4 hours. These tours may be taken on separate days. If you decide to take both tours on the same day you must purchase either the 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm Historic Charleston City tour to conform to the boat schedule. These times will allow Gray Line of Charleston to provide you with complimentary transportation to the boat dock as well as arrange for your transportation back to the Visitor’s Center.

Gray Line City Tours depart from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street.

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charleston@grayline.com -- Phone: (843) 722-4444
Tours depart from 375 Meeting St. Charleston SC, you may check in directly with your Gray Line Representative at the bus

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