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“Excellent Tour!”
Review of Palmetto Tours

Palmetto Tours
Ranked #72 of 223 Tours in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Palmetto Tours offers a wide array of tour. 1 Hour Carriage tours to 4 different walking tours. Come check us out. We provide free parking for your tour. Let us show you Americas most historic city!!
Columbus, Ohio
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129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent Tour!”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We try to experience this tour every visit to Chas! The lottery system on the tours gives u a chance to see/hear different area's of downtown history. WE love this group. The barn has small animals for kids to see. They offered free parking for 3 hrs or something...which allows you to tour for the hour and then see the market. Parking is touch downtown, depending on the season. We've had the private tours and the larger group ones. Private are worth paying for when u have little kids. The hour was a little too long for a 5 yr old to sit in the larger/group tour. The tour guides were great...and we've always been lucky enough to have Chas. 'history-educated'/ nice tour guides! I think u can find coupons as well at hotels for them. Call ahead to reserve your tour time.

Visited May 2013
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Owatonna
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Looking for a fun and entertaining tour?”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

We loved our carriage tour with the very humorous and entertaining Eric, accompanied by the beautiful horse Spoons. The process from reservations to drop off was efficient and organized. We definitely recommend Palmetto Tours as a must-do when in Charleston.

Visited March 2014
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“We loved Glen! ”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Super fun, went in zone 2. Went and toured downtown near the water and it was super amazing. Weather was phenomenal and it was only $22 a person. He gave great advice on restaurants and was very personable.

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71 reviews
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“nice hour long tour”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

my wife and i (new residence to charleston) were pleased to find that palmetto carriage was offering a FREE one hour carriage tour for residents of charleston starting at 9:00.
we took advantage of the offer this sunday. we were told to get there early. well, we got off to a late start and did not get to the tour site until 9:30.
we were pleasantly surprised that they also offered free parking for the tour, and there was not a lot of people waiting.
we waited about 10 minutes (no big deal what so ever). we were unfortunately seated next to two very young children (why they were not seated with their parents we have no idea). suffice to say, the girls were little chatterboxes for a lot of the tour.
our tour guy, eric, was a veteran (16 years) of the tour company. he did provide us with a very informative tour and added his own personal spin on the "downtime", which we found enjoyable.
we both wished the tour was longer and touched on more sights, but for the free ride it was very nice.
i would recommend this tour for any first timers and locals!
i forgot to mention the "barn staff" were very pleasant and welcoming!

Visited January 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Outstanding Cultural Tour in Carriage”
Reviewed 24 December 2013

My wife and I went on a weekend get-a-way and selected Wyndham Ocean Ridge in Edisto Island, South Carolina. One of our primary plans were to travel to Charleston, eat fine cuisine, and participate in the cultural experience.

In our past visit to Charleston, we toured the historial landmarks via boat. This time around we wanted to do a carriage tour through the city. I spent some time going through the travel guides and calling several tour companies. The tour could be expensive. Shopping around is critical. We selected Palmetto tour because it provided the best value and had several endorsements. We paid about $40 for two which was a great deal. Additionally, we had a coupon too. They had free parking. However, we opted to pay $10 for a parking lot right next to the location. It was easy to get in and out.

We picked a bad time. It rained throughout the tour. However, the tour guide was funny, experienced, and knowledglable about Charleston culture. In fact, he shared several of his personal stories. The tour was scheduled for one hour. We enjoyed the experience and would recommend it as a basic ingredient for a successful experience of Charleston living.

Visited December 2013
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