We took this tour toward the end of our week long stay in Charleston and after a few other tours. We were hesitant to go because we were afraid we would just hear the same information over and over again. We were wrong! Alphonso Brown, the tour guide, was able to offer a unique perspective on some of the sites we had already seen. He gave interesting information about things and places in Charleston that a visitor would be likely to walk right by without realizing there was any significance to it. This was easily the best tour we went on the entire week we were in Charleston.
Some helpful hints:
Call Gullah Tours directly or book online to avoid the long waits in the Visitor Center. If you do that, bring cash to pay at the end. I believe it is a bit less expensive than buying your tickets through the visitors center. It also ensures you get a seat on the tour you want since it is only the size of a van.
Alphonso Brown wrote a book that he sells at the visitor center desk and some other locations throughout Charleston. He does not sell them on the tour. Definitely worth checking out.
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