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Grayline of Charleston

Complimentary tickets were provided by Charleston CVB. All opinions expressed are my own. Times and fees may change, please check original sources when making travel plans.

Grayline of Charleston Information

Rates: $21 adults, $12 children (limited tickets sold at Charleston Visitor Center and online)Time: 90 minute tour
Hours: Leaves every half hour between 9:30 am – 3 pm (March – Nov) and between 9:30 am – 2 pm (Dec – Feb)
Website: www.graylineofcharleston.com

My Opinion on the Grayline of Charleston Tour

My husband and I originally chose to go on the Grayline of Charleston tour because we were in Charleston on a windy January day and the carriage and walking tours looked too cold to be romantic. After experiencing the Grayline of Charleston tour though, I would recommend it as a starting tour for all tourists visiting Charleston for the first time. Why?

  • It covers more of the city. I especially enjoyed seeing the Citadel for the first time.
  • Visiting Charleston requires quite a bit of walking, and the 90 minute tour gives you a nice break without having to stop having fun.
  • Charleston is rarely as cold as it was the day I visited, but the city is often very hot. The buses are air conditioned and heated according to the weather giving you a break from the outdoors.

You can also bundle the Grayline Tour with a Fort Sumter tour, which not only saves money but also time as the bus will drive you right to the ferry entrance before boarding time.

Our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. Our tour of the city include not just historic downtown area but also famous sites such as The Citadel. We also stopped by the waterfront and were allowed to get out to take photos of Fort Sumter.

We sat in the 3rd left row and had an excellent view of the city while riding. The windows were not polarized making it possible to take photos. My photos are mostly a blur, but I did get a couple decent ones.

Overall the buses were very clean. No food or drink is allowed on the bus unless it is kept in closed containers.