20+ Greenville, SC Tours You Don’t Want to Miss

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Looking to explore the Upstate? Why not go on one of the many tours in Greenville, SC? Learn about the history and architecture of Greenville. Ignite your taste buds and inner foodie by going on a culinary tour. Explore the mountains, trails, and waters through a nature tour. There’s something for everyone. And because there are so many Greenville tours, we’ve rounded up some of the best for you… all in one place.

Greenville, SC Tours

History Tours

Greenville History Tours

Greenville History Tours offers a variety of historic tours.

West End Walking Tour begins at Falls Park and explores Greenville’s West End, including the ruins of an 1816 grist mill, Huguenot Mill, Riverplace, and more.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Cost: $18 for 11 years and older and $9 for 10 years old and younger

Historic Neighborhood Architecture explores the different neighborhoods in downtown Greenville, including the current downtown condos, Pettigru, Augusta Road, Mills Mill village, and more.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: $25 for all ages

Greenville Driving Tour is a great way to experience more of Greenville. This is a great option for those looking to relocate to Greenville!

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Cost: $20 per person in a Greenville History Tour-supplied 15-passenger van

A Photographic Journey of Old Greenville allows you to look at Greenville’s evolution through photos, maps, drawings, and paintings as you ride in a 13-passenger van. You’ll be able to see the changes from the vantage point of of where they were taken.

  • Duration: 1-1.5 hours
  • Cost: $20

Get Acquainted with Greenville Main Street Tour and Meet Up is a great way to learn about the essential stories and history of Main Street and how it became what it is today.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: $18 for adults 

Textile Mill & Village Tour: Early Years takes you on a driving tour through 8 of the mills that helped make Greenville so renowned for its textile mills.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: $29 for adults

Greer, SC History

Learn about the former residents of Greer, SC- some who may have never left- on the Greer Ghost tour. Several tours are offered near Halloween annually.

Greenville Foodie Tours

Chef's Table tour
At the Chef’s Table Tour

Greenville History Tours Culinary Options

Greenville History Tours offers several different culinary and foodie tours.

Greenville BBQ Trail Tour takes you on a drive to visit (and taste) some of the best BBQ around! Locations visited include Bucky’s Bar-B-Q, Henry’s Smokehouse, and Mike & Jeff’s BBQ.

At the Chef’s Table (Tuesday and Saturday) is one of the more popular food tours and takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These are walking tours where you get to taste food from some of the best restaurants in Greenville, talk to the chef, and learn about drink pairings. The Tuesday night version usually includes Nose Dive, Soby’s, The Lazy Goat, and Spill the Beans. The Saturday night version usually includes Nose Dive, Soby’s, CAMP, and The Lazy Goat.

The Carolina Countryside Tour allows you to drive through the upstate on a Sunday afternoon, exploring the beauty of the local farms, vineyards, pioneer homes, mountains, waterfalls, and more. Locations include Aunt Sue’s Country Corner or Hester General Store, Table Rock Tea Farm, Core 450 Restaurant, and three different mountain view overlooks of Table Rock.

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Cost: $75

Greenville Breakfast Tour is a way to experience breakfast 3 times in one day! Current locations include Southern Pressed Juicery, Biscuit Head, and Papi’s Tacos or Le Petit Croissant.

Greenville Coffee Tour is for the coffee lovers. There are several local roasters and coffee shops, and this tour will take you on tasting and learning experience. The tour includes a rotating choice of three local coffee shops.

New Restaurants of the Upstate helps highlight some of the newer restaurants in Greenville. This tour itinerary changes regularly to keep up with the many new restaurants in Greenville.

  • Duration: 2-2.5 hours
  • Cost: $69

Foothill Foodie Tours

Foothill Foodie Tours offers a variety of food tours in the Upstate.

Thirsty Thursday Tour is a walking tour that allows you to experience new cocktail combinations and carefully paired appetizers. Includes 4 full size cocktails and 4 full size appetizers. Must be 21 years old to attend.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: starts at $89 

Just Desserts is a Saturday-afternoon walking tour to experience some of Greenville’s best desserts. Locations include The Westin Poinsett, Maestro, and Crepe du Jour.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: $65

Date Night Cocktails is a Friday-evening walking tour that’s perfect for date night or a night out with friends. It includes 4 full-sized cocktails and 4 full-sized appetizers. Locations include Sassafras Southern Bistro, Crepe du Jour, and Maestro.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: $89

Craft Cocktail Tour is a Saturday-evening walking tour to four different locations for specialty cocktails and appetizers. The tour begins at Bon Jour on Main and continues to Sassafras Southern Bistro, Scoundrel, and Maestro.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: $89

Breakfast Tour is a Saturday morning walking tour that allows you to experience not one, but THREE full breakfasts! Locations include Spoonbread inside the Westin Poinsett, Bon Jour on Main, and Roost.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: begins at $65

Six & Twenty

Six & Twenty Distillery Tours give you an opportunity to see the science of distilling spirits. They offer both private and public tours.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Cost: $20-30

Vicario Farm Tours

Vicario Tasting Room and Farm Tours allow you to experience the farm, greenhouse, and processing facility of Renato Vicario and Janette Wesley. Their family operates two farms – one in Italy near Cortona, and one in Greer, behind their micro-distillery! You’ll learn a lot about the science of making liqueur during your tour.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours+
  • Cost: $15 per person

The Brewery Experience

The Brewery Experience offers two Private Brewery Tours in Greenville:

  • Afternoon Delight is a three-stop driving tour that plays off a parody of Forrest Gump. The 12-passenger van will take you to Liability Brewing, Thomas Creek, and The 8th State Brewing Co. Birds Fly South and Carolina Bauernhaus can be included by requests for groups.
    • Duration: 2.5 hours
    • Cost: $64 per person
  • Twilight Tour is a three-stop driving tour that also plays off a parody of Forrest Gump. You’ll ride in a 12-passenger van and visit Tetrad Brewing, Liability, and The 8th State Brewing co. Thomas Creek Brewery, Birds Fly South, and Carolina Bauernhaus are available by request for groups.
    • Duration: 3.5 hours
    • Cost: $64 per person

Family-Focused Tours

Greenville Explorers: Family Tour is a family-friendly tour that allows you to explore downtown Greenville in a fun, educational way. The tour includes a scavenger hunt, a stop a the Mast General Store’s candy area, quick history lessons, and more!

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World Explorers Downtown Family Tour

Outdoor Nature Tours in Greenville, SC

Jocassee Lake Tours

Jocassee Lake Tours offers a large variety of tours, both public and private, for you to explore all that Jocassee has to offer. Some of their tours include:

  • Lake Tours during the Warm Season
    • Duration: 3-4 hours
    • Cost: starting at $55 for all ages
  • Private Lake Tours during the Warm Season
    • Duration: 3-6 hours
    • Cost: starting at $395 for all ages, up to 12 people per boat
  • Kayak Tours
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Cost: Starting at $125 per person, ages 10+
  • Private Fishing Tours
    • Duration: 4-6 hours
    • Cost: $395 for the four-hour tour, $595 for the 6 hour tour
  • Sunset Lake Tours
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Cost: starting at $55 for all ages
  • Full Moon Rising Tour
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Cost: starting at $55 per person for all ages, but great for adults!
  • Private Sunset Tour
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Cost: starting at $395 
Lake Jocassee

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Paris Mountain Ranger Hikes

Paris Mountain State Park offers guided ranger hikes for families, giving everyone a chance to learn about the animals and insects that inhabit the park.

Ranger hike at Paris Mountain

We did a ranger-guided hike at Paris Mountain and it was awesome!

Find out more in our article on Paris Mountain State Park!

BMW Tour

BMW Glimpse Tour gives you a “glimpse” into the BMW plant process. Tour participants get to see the metal finish area and the paint shop area.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Cost: $10 for adults (21+), $8 for students 12-20

Segway Tours

Greenville Segway Tours offers several different options:

  • West End & Falls Park Segway Tours lets you ride through downtown Greenville, the West End, and Falls Park.
    • Duration: 1.5-2 hours
    • Cost: starting at $69
  • Haunted Segway Tour explores the haunted walkways of Springwood Cemetery and various other haunted locations along the Reedy River.
    • Duration: 1.5 hours
    • Cost: starting at $70
  • Taste & Glide Segway Tour lets you experience some of thes best places to grab a bite to eat in downtown Greenville.
    • Duration: 2.5 hours
    • Cost: starting at $80

Swamp Rabbit Trail Tours

Reedy Rides

Reedy Rides offers a few bike tours along the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Swamp Rabbit Trail Tour goes from downtown Greenville to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: $65 per person

Swamp Rabbit Trail to Furman University Bike Tour lets you explore the Swamp Rabbit Trail from downtown Greenville all the way to Furman University.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: $90 per person

Swamp Rabbit Trail to Travelers Rest Bike Tour uses electric assist bikes to get you from downtown Greenville to Travelers Rest, where you’ll grab a quick bite to eat before heading back to Greenville.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: $105 per person
Furman University along Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Shannon Pruitt
About the Author
Shannon moved to the Upstate after college, and other than a brief few years in Florida, has stayed. A former teacher, she is now the mom of one beautiful girl and works from home as a writer, web designer, and brand strategist. She believes tacos don't have to be reserved for Tuesdays, shamelessly listens to crime podcasts, and fuels herself on a daily cup of coffee (or two). You can find her on Instagram @shannonroyalpruitt

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