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.
- Adult Ages 12+
- Child Ages 4-11
- Infant 3 & under
Experience the Best Holiday Lights in Charleston!
Join Adventure Sightseeing for a magnificent time at the Charleston Festival of Lights! There are over 700 displays and 2 million lights, and the festival runs daily starting November 22 (with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas).
The tour leaves from the Charleston Visitor’s Center located at 375 Meeting St. at 5 p.m. Transportation provided in a climate-controlled 25-passenger bus.
Hotel Pickup is available for an additional fee, please call our office at 843-762-0088 after booking to reserve pick-up if needed.
Included for your touring pleasure:
- Entry fee to the Festival of Lights
- 1.5 hours in the Winter Wonderland area for shopping, s’mores, pictures with Santa, or pure enjoyment of festivities
- S’more kit: includes graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate, and sticks for roasting!
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?
Gift shop purchase, cost of pictures with Santa (if not taking your own), and additional food purchases. Gratuities are not included, nor required, but always appreciated for a job well done!
What exactly will I see on the tour?
This 3-hour tour will allow viewing of Charleston’s Festival of Lights with over 700 displays and over 2 million lights! You will have time to visit the gift shop, get your picture taken with Santa, or simply walk around to the sand castle and life-size card displays.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded but can be rescheduled with 72 hours’ notice.
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. We actually encourage bringing young children on this tour as it is a great family adventure for all ages! 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.
Are there any stops along the way?
There are no stops on the way, so please ensure you have used the restroom prior to leaving. There will be an opportunity once there to use the facilities again.
Is the bus air conditioned?
Yes, the bus is air conditioned.
Is the tour narrated?
No, the tour is not narrated. However, we will be playing Christmas music during the drive to enhance the holiday experience.
Is there a restroom on the bus?
No, but restrooms are located at the meeting location and will be available at the Festival once we arrive. We highly recommend using the bathrooms at the starting location before the tour.
Do you run year-round?
No. This is a special tour only offered November 9 through December 31, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
What kind of a vehicle will we be traveling in?
The city tours are given in a 25-passenger, air-conditioned bus or a 15-passenger van depending on bookings.
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, but there will be time outdoors.
Is the bus handicap accessible?
At this time, we have one vehicle that can accommodate a wheelchair. One week advance notice is required.
Will we be able to purchase souvenirs or shop during the tour?
Yes! There is a gift shop with all sorts of goodies available for purchase!
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. Transportation is provided back to the meeting location or directly to your hotel if in the downtown area.
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.
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.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes! We can accommodate a variety of special requests.