Visit historic Fort Sumter.

Historic City Tour and Fort Sumter Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Tour Fort Sumter "where the Civil War began"

Highlights

  • Charleston's Historic Homes
  • The Battery Sea Wall
  • Historic Churches
  • Old Market Area
  • The Four Corners of Law
  • Rainbow Row
  • Fort Sumter
  • Aircraft Carrier Yorktown
  • America's longest cable-stayed bridge
  • Charleston's bustling Port

Inclusions

  • Please confirm date and times before submitting reservation.
  • Please note that booking times are exact and not an arrival window
  • Booking can not be changed once reservation is made
  • 90 minute guided tour of historic Charleston
  • Cruise to historic Fort Sumter. Includes 30 minute cruise to the fort, one hour on Fort Sumter for visitation and a 30 minute return cruise.
  • Times listed denote City Tour portion only. Please allow extra time for combination tours.

Exclusions

  • Please note the City of Charleston does not allow Hop on Hop off services

Please Note

This tour combines our 90 minute Historic Charleston City Tour with a boat tour to Fort Sumter "where the civil war began". The fort tour lasts 2 1/4 hours. These tours may be taken on separate days. If you decide to take both tours on the same day you must purchase either the 9:30am, 10:00am 12:00pm or 12:30pm Historic Charleston City tour to conform to the boat schedule. These times will allow Gray Line of Charleston to provide you with transportation to the boat dock as well as arrange for your transportation back to the Visitor’s Center.

  • All Gray Line City Tours depart from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Tours depart every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour) beginning at 9:30am, with the final departure of the day at 2:30pm/3:00pm.

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Jun 08 2017
The guide for the city tour was very friendly and entertaining. He knew a lot about the history of the city. Visiting the fort was worth the extra expense and time.
May 30 2017
Could have used a few stops on the tour for photo opportunities.
Reply From Gray Line:
Hi Ronald, 

We want to thank you for choosing Gray Line and for taking the time to leave a review. We are always striving for customers to feel that their tour was nothing short of a 5 Star experience, and apologize that a lack of photo stops hindered your experience. We'll reach out to our team in Charleston and discuss this for future tours. If you would like to let us know any other ways in which this tour could have been improved, feel free to email us at info@grayline.com. We are always open to feedback from our valuable clients.

The Gray Line Team 
May 17 2017
See my previous comments.
May 15 2017
Very interesting to see the actual site. The rangers were very helpful.
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ITINERARY

Take a journey through Charleston’s 300 years of living history with our licensed tour guides. Experience the Old Market area and the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived and worshiped. Step out of the air-conditioned minibus onto the famous Battery Seawall. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. PLUS Enjoy a cruise to historic Fort Sumter "where the civil war began".

This tour combines our 90 minute Historic Charleston City Tour with a boat tour to Fort Sumter "where the civil war began". The fort tour lasts 2 1/4 hours. These tours may be taken on separate days. If you decide to take both tours on the same day you must purchase either the 9:30am, 10:00am, 12:00pm or 12:30pm Historic Charleston City tour to conform to the boat schedule. These times will allow Gray Line of Charleston to provide you with transportation to the boat dock as well as arrange for your transportation back to the Visitor’s Center.

Gray Line City Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am until 3:00pm from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street.

  • Boat Vouchers: Gray Line guests will receive vouchers for boat passage to Fort Sumter upon check-in with the Gray Line dispatcher.

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