Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

Activity provider: Gray Line Charleston

Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

Activity provider: Gray Line Charleston
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From US$ 52 per person

See all that the Holy City has to offer from both the land and sea with this Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise combination. Maximize your time in Charleston and get a new perspective on this amazing city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Explore Charleston's historic streets in a climate-controlled coach
  • Learn about Charleston's Historic Churches, Rainbow Row, and more with expert guides
  • Take in amazing views from the Battery Seawall
  • Enjoy incredible views of Fort Sumter and the USS Yorktown from Charleston Harbor
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Discover 300 years of Charleston history from land and sea with passionate licensed tour guides. Experience a 90-minute narrated tour of Charleston in a climate-controlled luxury coach and then head to the water for another perspective of the city from Charleston Harbor. Learn fascinating historical facts about Charleston while you cruise the gentle waves of her harbor. Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides are licensed by the City of Charleston and are eager to share their knowledge with all guests aboard the cruise. Don't forget your camera as you will see all that the Holy City has to offer: Charleston's Historic Homes and Churches, the Old Market, Rainbow Row, Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, and incredible views from Charleston Harbor.
  • 90-minute city tour in a climate-controlled coach
  • 90-minute narrated cruise of Charleston Harbor
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time
  • Tours operate in rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 114 reviews

Review summary

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Nice day made for a better time, the guide was OK. Clearly just reading off a paper, kind of impersonal. I wish she would of just told us about the sites from her knowledge. She was reading off a paper and lost her place a few times which made it a bumpy presentation. There was also a lot of down time where there was no touring, just a boat ride. Overall I would recommend, hopefully she becomes more confident as time goes on. We did get to see a lot of dolphins on the trip.

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May 22, 2022

There were 2 parts to this excursion , a tour of the city and then a harbor cruise. Both were enjoyable. We were disappointed that when the land tour driver dropped us off at the harbor there was about an hour wait for the scheduled boat. When you have only one day in a city, losing an hour waiting is very frustrating .

May 18, 2022

Both the bus tour and the harbor tour were very good, full of interesting historical facts. Both the bus guide, Alan, and the boat guide, Vickie, were knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely worth the money. Each tour (bus and boat) is 90 mins with about 45 mins in between. Dock is near the aquarium so it's possible to plan a visit there after returning on the boat, depending on time. There is a free shuttle about every 15 min from the aquarium, dock area that will take you back to the starting point at the visitor's center.

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May 16, 2022

Product ID: 274002