Explore Charleston – Plan a Tour

Charleston, South Carolina is a beautiful city filled with so much to explore. It contains a rich history, deep culture, fine-dining, nightlife, and so much more. For those hoping to see the entire city in just one visit, it can be overwhelming to try and experience it all in such a short amount of time.

This is where you turn to the help of a local guide. Whether you want to explore Charleston from the comfort, (and cool) interior of a tour bus, walk the city streets with a knowledgeable guide or tour the Holy City by horse drawn carriage, there are lots of good tour options in and around historic Charleston. Ask your concierge about booking with one of these local tour groups, Adventure Sightseeing Tours, Pineapple Tour Group, Bulldog Tours or Palmetto Carriage Works and see the city through the eyes of a local.

Looking for more to do in Charleston, South Carolina? Be sure to view our curated Insider’s Guide to Charleston to discover our hand-picked recommendations on the best dining, shopping, wine-tasting, and local secrets to our gorgeous city.

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Take a Ride with Adventure Sightseeing Tours

The Comprehensive Tour

All bus tours with Adventure Sightseeing depart from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Buses can accommodate up to 25 passengers at a time, and each tour lasts 90-minutes. Comprehensive city tours take guests to iconic destinations throughout Charleston including Old City Market, White Point Gardens, and Fort Sumter. Those enamored with history and architecture will appreciate moments where the tour winds through the historic district down Rainbow Row and the Battery. The quaint, elegant streets of Charleston will transport you back in time. Soon, you’ll feel immersed in the traditional, Southern culture.


Explore ComboTours

If you’re hoping to delve deeper into Charleston’s deep history, consider reserving one of Adventure Sightseeing’s combo tours. These experiences focus on the plantation of your choice as well as the historic downtown. Decide to explore either Magnolia Plantation or Boone Hall Plantation to view their beautiful, lush gardens and learn more about their significance to the city. Take a look at all of the combo tours and begin planning your adventure!


Enjoy a Customized Experience

While group bus tours are a great way to get to interact with other visitors to the area, you can also reserve your very own private tour. This is the best way to enjoy the company of those you’re vacationing with while taking in your hand-selected sites. Glide through the city and uncover it all in style.


Extend Your Stay in Charleston  

When you’re visiting Charleston, let the Luxury Simplified Retreats Team take care of your vacation home booking. With a passion for city-living and a vast portfolio of properties, we’ll make sure your rental is close to the sites you’re most excited to explore. View our luxury properties located in the heart of downtown Charleston, and start planning your next relaxing getaway to the Holy City.


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