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Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour provided by Eclectic Tours of Charleston

Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour

Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour
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About
This is the perfect walking tour for the first-time visitor or repeat guest. We’ll cover iconic landmarks such as St. Philip’s Church, the French Quarter, the Dock Street Theatre, Rainbow Row, The Battery, White Point Garden, Calhoun Mansion, and so much more. You’ll get a comprehensive view of Charleston’s architecture, churches, culture, history, people, and even the hidden alleys and lanes often overlooked on other tours. I’ll highlight historic downtown extensively at an easy pace with lots of photo stops and interesting facts you’ll always remember. More ground covered = more beauty experienced. Charleston is the star.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 147521P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 158 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Meet in front of the Synovus Bank building at the northeast corner of Meeting Street and Cumberland Street.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guide
Departure details
  • 158 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Meet in front of the Synovus Bank building at the northeast corner of Meeting Street and Cumberland Street.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    158 Meeting St
    158 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Meet in front of the Synovus Bank building at the northeast corner of Meeting Street and Cumberland Street.
    See address & details
  • 1
    St. Philip's Church
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Dock Street Theater
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Battery & White Point Gardens
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The Williams Mansion
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Sean H
Charlotte, NC4 contributions
Beautiful
Jan 2021 • Couples
Jill was amazing and had such great energy! Super fun to walk such a beautiful city with her. We particularly loved that she made a point to show us all the inspirational gardens and talk about the plants and blooming flowers that call Charleston home. Thanks Jill!
Written 2 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you, Sean. It was such a joy meeting you, Joanna, and sweet Roo! I am so glad you enjoyed your first in-depth tour of the beautiful Historic District. There is so much hidden beauty!! I look forward to welcoming you again soon!! Thanks for choosing Eclectic Tours of Charleston!! 🥰
Written 3 January 2021
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Naomi P
Rancho Cucamonga, United States5 contributions
A Taste of Historic Downtown
Nov 2020
Not one boring thing!! Jill talked about very interesting things and we saw so many quaint places. We went down beautiful streets and secret gardens. We loved walking along The Battery. And learned the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery!! We are already planning our next trip back! Loved it!
Written 22 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow! Thanks for the lovely compliment! It was such a fun group. I am thrilled you enjoyed it and cannot wait to welcome you back!! Let me know if you need any hotel or restaurant recommendations!! 🥰
Written 22 November 2020
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Escape651465
1 contribution
This local was very impressed!
Nov 2020
What a wonderful tour! I live in Charleston and was going along with a friend, and I was pleasantly surprised by the new things I learned. I've been on walking tours in cities all over the world, and the depth of knowledge Jill expressed, as well as her stories that brought the history to life, made this one of the best tours I've ever taken. Highly recommend!
Written 16 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
What a pleasure to meet you, Beth, and your friend. Thanks for choosing Eclectic Tours of Charleston! I’m sooo glad you enjoyed it and learned some new things about our beautiful and unique city. Hope to see you again on my Love Stories of Charleston tour!! 🥰
Written 17 November 2020
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Jasmine Tsai Drobnicki
3 contributions
Very informational
Oct 2020 • Solo
The tour guide, Jill, was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and learned about so many things that I’ve never known before.
Written 30 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It was so nice meeting you, Jasmine! And thank you so much for choosing Eclectic Tours of Charleston. (Nice to bump into you again at Toast this morning. 🥰) I look forward to welcoming your girls on your next visit! Hope you had a fabulous time in the Holy City. Safe travels home.
Written 30 October 2020
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Susan
Texas2 contributions
Winner Tour and Winner Tour Guide
Oct 2020
Jill is THE BEST! She is extremely knowledgeable about the unique history of Charleston and has a warm, welcoming personality. As first time visitors to Charleston, we were looking for a tour that would introduce us to the historic charm of this city and Jill and this tour definitely met our expectation. We were blessed to be her only customers yesterday, so we felt very special, but I’m sure she makes everybody feel that way. We highly recommend both Jill and this tour!
Written 28 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks, Susan! You and Hal were winners!! I had the best time showing you my beautiful city. Wow!! Beaumont, TX!! My mom’s hometown. 💖 Hope you’re enjoying the rest of your time in Charleston. Come back soon!!
Written 28 October 2020
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Samantha
10 contributions
Solo vacation
Feb 2020 • Solo
Jill is so nice and knows so much. The tour was so detailed and entertaining. (And she was very patient while i took 10000000000 photos!) Lots of fun! Wpuld recommend!
Written 14 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Samantha! Thanks so much! It was so much fun touring you around Charleston. I’m glad you got to take so many photos. Why not? Charleston is gorgeous!! Hope you had an amazing time here. Hope to see you again.
Written 15 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

coolmama
Charleston, SC100 contributions
Excellent tour and guide! I want to do another tour with her!
If you visit Charleston, be sure to book a walking tour with Jill Paris and Eclectic Tours of Charleston! I happen to be a local and had the pleasure of doing this walking tour and can’t wait to do another one. I have a lot of knowledge about my city... I must say, I was so impressed how knowledgeable and interesting Jill was, but also how friendly and engaging she was. She was totally flexible and tailored the tour to us personally. Her passion for what she does made the tour truly special and memorable!
Written 9 February 2020
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JillP1818
Thank you, Cathy! I’m so glad you enjoyed your tour. I know you got loads of fabulous photos, too. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 10 February 2020
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