Take a trip through the history of America’s oldest working, living plantation, Boone Hall, then enjoy our top-rated city bus tour!
COMBO: CITY BUS TOUR & MANSION OR MUSEUM TOUR
CHOOSE FROM AMERICA'S FIRST MUSEUM OR THE JOSEPH MANIGAULT HOUSE TOUR!
- Starting from
- Adult Ages 12+
- Child Ages 4-11
- Infant 3 & under
Explore the Historic Sights of Charleston!
Join Adventure Sightseeing for our See It All city tour and see the best of Charleston! Our relaxing and informative 90-minute bus tour is the best way to be introduced (or re-introduced!) to the Holy City.
Our professional and knowledgeable guides share 350 years of Charleston history with you while you cruise through the city’s historic district in cool, air-conditioned comfort.
Highlights of the 1.5-hour historic city tour may include:
- Select stories from 350 years of Charleston history
- Beautiful architecture in the historic district
- Drive through The Citadel, the South’s most famous military academy
- The Old City Market, lovely gardens, wrought iron art, and many of the city’s 210 churches
- Tour around the Battery and stop for a photo opportunity with Fort Sumter in the background
- Many other historic sights of Charleston!
As part of your ticket price, choose one of the following:
- Charleston Museum, America’s first museum: Located just steps away from the Visitor Center, your admission includes all exhibits at the museum. You can stay as long as you like.
- Joseph Manigault House (1803): This 30-minute guided tour reveals the lives of the wealthy Franco-American planters and the enslaved African Americans who lived there.
Want more Charleston? Check out what is included with our tours FOR FREE!
The Powder Magazine – South Carolina’s oldest public building. Exhibits focus on South Carolina’s colonial military history!
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advance purchase is highly recommended and tours often sell out in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can be purchased with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
What’s not included?
Gratuities are not included, nor required, but always appreciated for a job well done!
I booked a mansion combination tour… How does that work?
You have booked a specific date and time for the bus tour, and we will drop you off at the mansion at the end of your bus tour. The mansion tours depart every 30 minutes on the hour and 30 past. Depending on the time we drop you off, you might need to wait for the next available mansion tour. However, you will never wait more than 30 minutes. When planning the tours, we need to take into account the operating hours of the mansion. Therefore, the mansion combo option can only be offered at earlier tour times, since the mansions would not be open long enough for guests to fully explore them otherwise. The mansion is conveniently located across the street from the Visitor Center where the bus tour begins.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.
What if it rains?
The tours run rain or shine, so please dress according to the day’s forecast. Please keep in mind that most of the tour takes place on our vehicle, so you will be out of the elements.
Are children allowed? What type of ticket should I buy?
Yes, and there is a reduced price for children’s tickets. While we welcome children of all ages on the tour, the tour is not recommended for small children. We have reduced price tickets for children ages 4 to 11. Children ages 3 and younger can come for free with an accompanying adult ticket and must sit on their parent’s lap.
Can I bring food or beverages on the bus?
Food and drinks are not allowed on the bus. We also will not have the opportunity to make any lunch stops during the tour.
Are there any stops along the way?
We will stop at the Battery for a brief photo break.
Is the bus air conditioned?
Yes, the bus is air conditioned.
Is the tour narrated?
Yes, the tour is fully narrated by a licensed, professional tour guide.
Is there a restroom on the bus?
No, but restrooms are located at the meeting location. We highly recommend using the bathrooms at the starting location before the tour.
Do you run year-round?
Yes, we operate tours seven days a week year-round except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Seasonal hours apply, so please check our calendar for the most up-to-date schedule information.
What kind of a vehicle will we be traveling in?
The city tours are given in a 25-passenger, air-conditioned bus.
Is there assigned seating on the bus?
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are traveling with a large group, you may want to arrive 15 – 20 minutes prior to departure.
How should I dress for the tour?
Check the forecast. Buses are climate controlled, and you do stay on the bus for the duration of the tour.
Is the bus handicap accessible?
At present, we have one bus that can accommodate two wheelchairs. If needed, please give at least 24 hours, advance notice.
Will locals enjoy the tour as well, or is it mostly for tourists?
Absolutely! Whether you are looking for a way to entertain out-of-town guests, planning a bachelor/bachelorette party, having a team-building exercise, or just want to learn more about the wonderful city you live in, this is the tour for you! You’ll be surprised at how much you will learn on the tour from the comfort of our bus.
Are pets allowed?
No. Service animals are allowed, however.
Does the tour start and end at the same place?
The tour starts and ends at the same location. There will be the option to get off the bus towards the end of the tour at the Market. Transportation is provided back to the meeting location if you choose to not get off at the Market.
Is there parking?
Yes, there will be parking garages available by the meeting location. Exact meeting location and parking details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.
Are gratuities included?
Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. While not required, gratuities are accepted and always appreciated by the tour guides.
Is smoking allowed on the tour?
Smoking is not permitted during the tour.
Can I bring luggage on the bus/leave my belongings on the bus?
No. We do not have space on the bus for large items such as luggage, wheelchairs, or strollers.
Is the tour only offered in English?
Yes, the tour is only given in English.