Private Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston
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Great overview and orientation of the city
Fully narrated tour
Multiple times offered throughout the day
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Duration: 50 minutes
Delve into the heart of South Carolina's charm with a Private Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston. This unique, well-paced activity bestows an authentic immersion into the Southern city's rich history, characterized by charismatic cobblestone streets, exquisitely preserved antebellum houses, and lush gardens. Horse-drawn carriages meandering through the city's historic district narrating stories of centuries past add a distinct theatrical flair to the picturesque landscape, elevating the tour experience from standard sightseeing to a captivating Charlestonian tale.
Sign up for this insightful tour to step back in time and witness Charleston's grandeur and grace unfold right before your eyes. Characterized by a leisurely pace, the private carriage tour typically lasts about an hour, during which you'll traverse the city's historic district, allowing plenty of time for soaking up the city's enchanting aura. The tour operates with a knowledgeable guide, dedicated to making the city's complex history come alive through riveting anecdotes and historic highlights - an experience you won't soon forget. Considering Charleston's temperate weather, the tour recommends comfortably fitting shoes and light clothing.
Behind the drawn curtains of the carriage, you will witness architectural masterpieces, many bearing witness to more than three centuries of historical events. These include the pompous Charleston City Market, the vibrant Rainbow Row, and the stately Calhoun Mansion, among others. These beautifully preserved edifices recount tales of prosperity and despair, war and peace, and rise and fall, quietly echoing the city's colorful past. The Private Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston offers an itinerary that effortlessly blends education and entertainment, catering to history buffs and casual travelers alike.
Established in 1670, Charleston boasts a history teeming with significant events that have molded the city and left lasting impacts. From the pivotal role it played in the American Civil War to being the birthplace of the dance style 'Charleston,' the city harbors numerous fascinating stories. Its widespread 18th-century architecture, preserved antebellum houses, charmingly fabled streets, and captivating history add to the city’s appeal, earning it a privileged place among the most lovingly preserved cities in the U.S. The Private Historic Carriage Tour at Charleston serves as a mirror to the city’s historical significance and architectural grandeur, with the horses' rhythmic clopping adding an old-world charm evoking nostalgia all the way.
Completing this tour will leave you with a newfound appreciation for Charleston's deep-rooted history and the role this sliver of the South played in shaping the United States' history. Whether you are an ardent lover of history, a patron of art and culture, or simply someone who enjoys the charm of old cities, your encounter with Charleston through our Private Historic Carriage Tours will be an experience worth having. This tour's allure lies in its ability to take you back in time and offer you a glimpse of the city’s resilient spirit, portrayed brilliantly across its heritage-filled streets. A ride in our carriage constitutes a journey through time, making this a “must-do” activity when visiting 'The Holy City.'
|Private Carriage (1-4 People)
|Available 2/28/2024 until 10/1/2024 View Detailed Schedule
SELECT ONE (1) AT CHECKOUT: Carriages can accommodate 1-4 people. Price displayed is per carriage, please select 1 at checkout to book one carriage.
Guide Language: EN