Charleston Tour by Minibus

Charleston Tour by Minibus

The Charleston Tour by Minibus is a comprehensive minibus tour of Charleston that is both a history lesson and an experience. See The Battery, Rainbow Row, the Market, and hundreds of historic houses and churches from an air-conditioned minibus with maximum visibility.

Look out on Charleston Harbor at Fort Sumter and listen to the story of the Confederate submarine Hunley. See locations used for movies like "Cold Mountain" and "The Patriot" as your guide shares with you their historical context.

Travel in time through the age of the Slave Trade and the Civil War, and witness how the city recovered from recent hurricanes.

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Tour/Activity Details


75 minutes


9:15 am, 11:45 am, & 2:45 pm Monday through Saturday

This tour does not operate on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Tour does not include hotel pick-up or drop-off; tour departs from the Visitors Center (details on E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Charleston, South Carolina is no ordinary place, and your tour of Charleston shouldn't be an ordinary tour. It should be both a history lesson and an experience, enhanced with the insights only years of study can provide. Let us give you the voice of experience.

Long before Charleston gave birth to the Civil War, this port city enjoyed wealth unprecedented in America. Charleston rice planters reigned as landed aristocrats, while Charleston shipping merchants amassed fortunes from slaves, rice, and cotton. Your tour will reveal the architectural legacy of this society and tell its story like no other tour.

Motorized tours, unlike carriage tours, have virtually unrestricted access to Charleston's Historic District. Most bus tours (minibus tours, that is because large buses aren't allowed on the narrow streets of Charleston) include The Battery area and the City Market, cover several miles of the Historic District, and show visitors many of the homes and churches for which the city is famous.

Tour Highlights:

  • The Battery
  • College of Charleston
  • Civil War Sites
  • Original Walled City
  • Rainbow Row
  • Harbor of History
  • Hunley Replica
  • Old Citadel
  • Cobblestone Streets
  • Colonial Lake
  • Dozens of Churches
  • African-American History
  • Earthquake Bolts
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • Hundreds of Houses
  • Movie Locations from The Patriot and Cold Mountain

This is a non-stop tour in a mini-bus.

Tour does not include hotel pick-up or drop-off; tour departs from the Visitors Center (details on E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Customer Ratings & Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    The tour was great we saw things we would have missed the bus guide was great.

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September 22, 2017

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