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“Great Way to see Charleston” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southern Accent Tours

Southern Accent Tours
Ranked #71 of 220 Tours in Charleston
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Owner description: We were formerly Charleston Ventures Tours, LLC however recently new companies have popped up with similar names to ours plus the fact that we are so highly rated with our hotel concierges and online review sites we felt a rebranding was in order. Our new name, Southern Accent Tours describes us perfectly.....local tour guides that have a passion for our lovely city! We offer FREE hotel pickup from all hotels downtown. HISTORICAL CITY TOURS Take a fabulous 90 minute ride on our plush minibuses as we take you back in time and tour Charleston's Historic District. Most all tours are conducted by the owner. You will quickly discover his love for the city and enthusiasm for hosting visitors. City Tours depart the Charleston Visitor Center at 9:30, 12:00, 2:30 and 4:30 everyday. PLANTATION TOURS There are four plantations in the area that are open to the public; Boone Hall, Magnolia Plantation, Middleton Place and Drayton Hall. We are the only company that goes to all four. Each of the plantations has its own unique gift to offer visitors ranging from immaculate gardens to original slave quarters and everything in between. Plantation Tours last approximately 4 hours and depart the Charleston Visitor Center at 9:30 and 12:00 everyday. On our website you can download our brochure and get even more detailed information about our company. Phones are open 24 hours a day.
Douglasville, Georgia
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77 reviews
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“Great Way to see Charleston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

My mother and I are visiting Charleston as a girls' trip. We wanted to do a bus tour because it would give us the chance to see lots of things without having to walk in the heat (98-100 degrees today!)
When we saw the brochure that said the bus would pick us up at our hotel in Mt. Pleasant, we selected Charleston Ventures. Richard called to let us know he'd be at the hotel in 2-3 minutes. He picked us up, we went to the Visitors'Center and got the rest of the group. We had a very informative trip and learned so much about the city of Charleston! Richard was very knowledgeable and friendly.
After the tour, we stayed in the city for a few more hours. Then Charleston Ventures provided our trip back to the hotel that afternoon.
I would highly recommend this company!

Visited July 2014
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Columbia City, Indiana
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Highlight of our vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This was a wonderful way to see the 'inside' scoop on the city, led by Richard. He was excellent and so knowledgeable. You could tell he had a real love and passion for the city. The tour started promptly on time, we never felt hurried, were encouraged to ask questions we may have and the 90 minutes went really fast! We took the 9:30 tour on a Monday morning and it was easy for him to navigate around the city with his wonderful van. We were comfortable and the large windows afforded us a great view. He had a way of making the history come alive. He even recommended a place for lunch and helped us to get to that destination after the tour was over. We would highly recommend this tour.

Visited July 2014
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North Carolina
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101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Sunday morning history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Our three generations of family took the 1.5 hour city tour at 9:30 Sunday morning. Richard was our tour guide/driver. Even though we've all been to Charleston many times, each of us learned new things about the holy city. I highly recommend this tour and the Sunday morning time slot was perfect as the city was not yet crowded and there was only very light traffic in the streets.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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324 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Excellent City Overview”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

This tour was recommended by our hotel and we took it before venturing about the city on our own. It provides a comprehensive and informative overview in a relatively short amount of time (90 minutes). Richard, our tour guide and company owner, is a fountain of knowledge about Charleston and it's history. I guess he should be given that his ancestors arrived in 1740! The tour bus is comfortable and air conditioned. This tour is a great way to start your visit to this intriguing city.

Visited June 2014
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Hartselle, Al
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Do this first!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

If you want a good overview of the city, chock full of history, this is the way to go! Our guide was Paula, who obviously has great love and pride for her city. We went all the way north to the Citadel campus to south @ the battery, west, then east to the Ravenal bridge. Tour was 90 minutes, and that time flew by.
Tour group was small, bus modern and clean, driver super friendly. Got off a few times for pictures. They picked us up at our hotel at Mt Pleasant, dropped us off at the visitors center in Charleston to do some exploring, then gave us an option of three different pickup times to bring us back to our hotel. Best deal we had our entire visit!! Highly recommend!

Visited June 2014
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