Charleston Insider's Guide > Attractions & Tours > Charleston Tours
If you are planning a trip to the Holy City it is necessary to participate in at least one of the many tours offered. If you are a first-time visitor you may want to do a general walking or bus tour. The historical tours cover the majority of the popular points of interest including views of Ft. Sumter, the Battery, the historical districts, and museum houses. For more detailed historical tours, it is wise to investigate different tour companies to see which ones offer specifically what you are looking for. Some companies cater to your particular interests, allowing you to customize your expedition.
The various tour companies are not limited to walking and bus tours; also offered are horse-drawn carriage rides, culinary tours of Charleston's finest restaurants, harbor cruises, dinner and sunset cruises, ghost tours, and plantation tours. Participating in a guided tour is an easier way to do your sight-seeing while getting an overview of the low-country. Because Charleston has such a rich past, spanning centuries of trials and tribulations, there is more history than can be covered in a two-hour tour. If you plan to do more than one of these excursions consider that different tour companies do cover some of the same information and it may be a good idea to choose tours in different areas of interest, such as one ghost tour and one plantation tour or one historical tour and one harbor cruise. Either way, participating in any of these tours will leave your view of Charleston more complete.
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