Discover the essentials of historic Charleston on this leisurely walking tour with our knowledgeable tour guides.
- Private Tour: Up to 8 people
- Private Tour: For groups larger than 8
Private Walking Tours in Charleston
Our private tours allow you to ask in-depth questions, visit areas of the city that large tour groups can’t access, and customize your experience. From plantation tours to Civil War tours, you won’t miss an inch of the city with our guides.
We offer any of our public tours as private tours. You can also choose any area of the city that you want to explore more. We can create a private tour around your interests. We also offer day trips to Savannah, plantation tours, driving tours, and combination walking/driving tours.
We offer a wide variety of topics to explore on our private tours. Choose from one of many personally curated routes throughout the Historic District inspired by the below topics:
- Charleston architecture
- Civil War history
- Holy City church tour
- Off-the-beaten-path Charleston
- Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages
Learn about the history of Charleston, the back alleyways of the city, or the lesser-known secrets of the Lowcountry. Our private tours can be tailored to fit your schedule and your interests.
Don’t see a private tour here that floats your riverboat? Just give us a holler, and we’ll help you find the perfect private tour for your group. Tours start at $200 for up to eight guests and $250 for nine or more for a two-hour walking tour.
Charleston Plantation Tours
Charleston’s wealth was created centuries ago based on the growing of rice and indigo on plantations laid out all over the Lowcountry.
Join Capt. Bob as he takes you back in time for a tour of one of four available plantations. You’ll learn about the agriculture, horticulture, and natural wildlife of the plantation, as well as the life of the enslaved Africans upon whose backs this wealth was created.
Take a plantation tour to learn about the historic importance of these estates in our nation’s history — and in the United States’ rice industry. Plantation tours allow visitors to step back in time and meet the families who ran these estates. Some of our tours of plantations in Charleston include:
- Magnolia Plantation
- Middleton Plantation
- Drayton Hall
- Boone Hall
Call for pricing and availability!
Private Driving Tour
Join Capt. Bob in his comfortable Chrysler Town & Country. Spacious seating, wide windows, and air conditioning make this the perfect way to see Charleston when it’s too cold or hot to walk, or if one might have difficulty with a walking tour.
Pricing for a two-hour tour:
- $250 for up to four guests
- Includes pick-up at your hotel or a restaurant in the Historic District
- Additional fee may apply for pickup outside of the city
Day Trip to Savannah
Book a full-day private tour with Captain Bob, and we can customize your day trip to Savannah for you based on your preferences. On the way, your guide will entertain you with Charleston and Savannah history. You also don’t need to worry about getting lost during your short stay in the Hostess City of the South, as your guide will take you from attraction to attraction by foot, car or trolley. A full-day trip is $595 for two people including lunch, admission, on-off trolley, guided tour of a historic house museum and walking tour of Savannah. Transportation only from Charleston to Savannah and back is $400 for two people. Please call 843 478 7573 to check availability and to book.
Charleston’s Best Tours
Our South Carolina tour guides will tell you everything you want to know about Charleston — and more. Whether you need directions to your next tour or recommendations on where to get the best grits, we’ve got you covered. Our licensed guides have over 130 years of combined tour guiding experience. We only partner with tour guides that are licensed and that meet our excellent standards. What we all have in common? A passion for Lowcountry history.