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Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour provided by Pineapple Tour Group

Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
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About
This Charleston bus tour takes you past top city sights such as the Battery, Rainbow Row, and White Point Gardens in the comfort of an air-conditioned van in just a few hours. Your guide provides information about the city that you might miss if exploring on your own. Let your driver handle the maze of one-way streets as you relax, learn some history, and enjoy the views.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Charleston sightseeing tour via bus lets you see top sights quickly
  • Drive past grand homes, historic churches, and city monuments
  • Guide entertains and informs with 300 years of Charleston history
  • See the best of Charleston in a single tour, with multiple departures a day
What to expect
  • Make your way to the Charleston Visitors Center to begin your tour at your selected departure time—a variety of options makes it easy to fit this tour into your schedule. Then, head through the streets of historic downtown Charleston. Drive past must-see Charleston sights such as the Four Corners of Law, Meeting Street, and blocks full of immaculate historic homes, all admired from the comfort of a climate-controlled van that saves summertime visitors from Charleston’s infamous heat. As you drive, your guide fills you in on 300-plus years of Charleston history from its early colonial days, through the Civil War, and to the present. Perks such as bottled water and a free ride for active-duty military with valid I.D. lend this tour a sense of true Southern hospitality. End your tour back at the Visitors Center.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Charleston sightseeing tour via bus lets you see top sights quickly
  • Drive past grand homes, historic churches, and city monuments
  • Guide entertains and informs with 300 years of Charleston history
  • See the best of Charleston in a single tour, with multiple departures a day
What to expect
  • Make your way to the Charleston Visitors Center to begin your tour at your selected departure time—a variety of options makes it easy to fit this tour into your schedule. Then, head through the streets of historic downtown Charleston. Drive past must-see Charleston sights such as the Four Corners of Law, Meeting Street, and blocks full of immaculate historic homes, all admired from the comfort of a climate-controlled van that saves summertime visitors from Charleston’s infamous heat. As you drive, your guide fills you in on 300-plus years of Charleston history from its early colonial days, through the Civil War, and to the present. Perks such as bottled water and a free ride for active-duty military with valid I.D. lend this tour a sense of true Southern hospitality. End your tour back at the Visitors Center.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 64269P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Charleston Sightseeing Tour via luxury minibus
  • Professional Guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Complimentary bottle of water
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA Departure Point: The Charleston Visitor's Center Address: 375 Meeting St.  Charleston SC 29401
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Charleston Sightseeing Tour via luxury minibus
  • Professional Guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Complimentary bottle of water
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • 375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA Departure Point: The Charleston Visitor's Center Address: 375 Meeting St.  Charleston SC 29401
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Sep 2020
A note from Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Air filters on the bus are replaced every week, bus tours operate at half capacity to allow for social distancing between groups.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    375 Meeting St
    375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Departure Point: The Charleston Visitor's Center Address: 375 Meeting St.  Charleston SC 29401
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Charleston City Market
    St. Michael's Church
    Rainbow Row
    Battery & White Point Gardens
    Nathaniel Russell House
    St. Philip's Church
    Aiken-Rhett House
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Laurie
St. Petersburg, FL1 contribution
Small bus with many stops. Guide used a microphone, so he was easy to hear. People were able to ask questions.
What a wonderful way to see and learn about historical Charleston. The guide, Smitty, was interesting and engaging, and the 90 minute tour was the perfect length. I learned quite a bit on the tour about this history- rich city. I was initially scheduled for a walking tour, but there weren’t enough people, so Pineapple offered the bus tour, and I it was delightful.
Written 22 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Journey337881
Troy, NY1 contribution
Awesome and informative
Neil was an amazing tour guide. He was informative and knowledgeable about Charleston’s history. We were able to see all the highlights of Charleston and had a wonderful tour. Highly recommend.
Written 13 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Timothy L
Atlanta, GA6 contributions
Amazing Bus Tour
Nov 2021
We did this tour as a last minute alternative to a walking tour due to inclement weather and it was AWESOME !!!

The tour duration was a good length of time and the content as we moved around town was so interesting and educational. It was the guide's first time doing the tour on a bus and he shared that at the end. I highly recommend this tour if you don't or can't do a walking tour.

Go Pineapple !!!
Written 8 November 2021
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Chris B
1 contribution
The Complete History of Charleston For Morons
Sep 2021
Great tour that kept me smiling from beginning to end. The guys did a great job with the history and I loved getting some of the lesser known stories that aren't taught in history class. You can tell these guys love their city and made a point of pointing out interesting sights and what restaurants to try along the way.
Written 4 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rcmmjm
Malaga, WA1 contribution
Guide was great
Nov 2021
History of Charleston. Being a Yankee(Washington State)I was not aware of all the history. Smitty was great , Forget using Graylines. This is a local company run by locals that have pride in what they offer.
Written 3 November 2021
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Debbie G
1 contribution
Wonderful historic bus tour
Great local company. They were so flexible with an issue that I caused. Great local history and funny driver. Nice small bus
Written 3 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Energized67
Glen Rock, PA8 contributions
Neil was Amazing!
My husband and I were glad that we chose Pineapple Tours for our tour of Charleston. The bus was clean and very comfortable. It was a little smaller than some of the other tour buses and seemed more personal than some of the other bus tours we have done.Neil our guide was amazing. He was very personable and knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. He had suggestions for restaurants and other things to do while we were in Charleston.
Written 2 November 2021
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Neil & Heather
1 contribution
Everyone needs to take this bus tour!!
Oct 2021
The bus tour with our tour guide Ron "Smitty" of the city of Charleston is a must for EVERYONE! We came from Wisconsin and had never been to South Carolina or Charleston and we were blown away. We suggest going on the Pineapple bus tour before you do anything else! It was an emotional experience for the whole family. The genuine love and pride he had for his city shines through. Even the tough parts of the history of this beautiful community were discussed with so much respect and grace for everyone. We were crying and laughing throughout the whole tour and guarantee you will come away not only changed as a person when you leave but chock-full of information and great tips to all the other great places that make Charleston what we feel is Gods diamond of the south!
Written 1 November 2021
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Linda V
Seattle2 contributions
Excellent Tour
Oct 2021
Neal was an excellent tour guide. He knows soooo many facts about the places we saw. We could hear and understand him well. Our tour lasted around 90 minutes. We bought our tickets at The Charleston Visitor's Center when we arrived there. This is where you get on the bus. ( I think all the private buses, but am not sure. They were much cheaper than if we had booked on line. $24. However, they were not busy that day and we knew before we left home that there were openings, Our 15 passenger bus had 2 spots left. Rest rooms are available at the Visitor's Center. There is parking there too, but you will need a cell phone to pay for it. Asked for help to figure out how to pay. We paid over $12 for 4 hours parking there. Not sure if it is any cheaper anywhere else.
Written 30 October 2021
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Pat G
2 contributions
Take this tour
Our guide was very knowledgeable about Charleston, it’s history and current status. Also gave great tips about places to go. We only had one day in Charleston so this was a great choice of tour.
Written 30 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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lindapZ1791WK
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Middleton Place Tour and lunch
Our driver and tour guide so knowledgeable. He was on time and for both pick ups and we enjoyed our time on the rid
CBlanchard
CBlanchard
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Rich in History
Beautiful gardens and grounds. The restored home was an experience with in itself. All the furnishings were donate
114JoeM
114JoeM
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Nice half day way
Great turnkey trip. The lunch alone is worth the trip. Excellent restaurant service. Great grounds and views.
Sanybelle746
Sanybelle746
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Superb city tour of Charleston
This is the second time that we have taken houseguests and/or visiting family on the Pineapple Tour of Charleston.
Celestine S
Celestine S
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Beautiful Fall day at the estate
We had a wonderful tour. Our driver was very informative, especially in the area of food. He gave wonderful recomme
MATTHEW C
MATTHEW C
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Would recommend to anyone.
Trip was as advertised. We had a great time and the activities were well timed. Smitty our driver did a great job
rosemaryg994
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NOT AS EXPECTED
Our driver was excellent and informative. Once at Middleton there was very little guidance so we wandered rather a
kathyB4610FW
kathyB4610FW
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Loved Middleton Place!
Middleton place is one of the most beautiful historic landmarks in our country. The grounds are magnificent. A must
Margaret M
Margaret M
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Beautiful Property and Location
This was a small group (16) bus tour. The driver provided some context on the drive out, followed by a movie. On
bprim2021
bprim2021
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Best tour guide in Charleston
We LOVED the owner, Benjamin, of Pineapple Tour Company. We had the best time. He keeps it simple, interesting and
Muskego7
Muskego7
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Private review
Family private tour with 10 adults. Neal was a wonderful guide - extremely personable and full of information !
951sylviak
951sylviak
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Great experience! Middleton Place should not be missed!
The transport was great! Loved walking the marvelous property. The lunch was very good, in particular the shrimp an
HinaP1981
HinaP1981
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Middleton Place
Wayne was are driver and he was great told us great facts about Charleston. Middleton Place was amazing the grounds
Bmwilletts66
Bmwilletts66
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Great tour
We enjoyed this tour very much. It was both interesting and informative. Our tour guide did a great job. We woul
Navigator720301
Navigator720301
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Very nice tour
Enjoyed the tour guide and grounds. Food was ok. Would love to see when the azaleas are in bloom. Might be better
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