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  1. Fort Sumter: National Monument Entry Ticket & Ferry | GetYourGuide
  2. Fort Sumter: National Monument Entry Ticket & Ferry | GetYourGuide

    Visit the historic site of Fort Sumter, the starting point of the country's bloodiest conflict. Visit the museum and the Fort Sumter National Monument grounds.

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  3. Charleston: Daytime or Sunset Historic Harbor Cruise | GetYourGuide
  4. Charleston: Daytime or Sunset Historic Harbor Cruise | GetYourGuide

    Take a leisurely sail on the historic "Carolina Belle" across the Charleston Harbor in the company of history buffs. Throughout the tour, you'll see numerous historic sites and learn about Charleston's colorful past.

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  5. Charleston: Hidden Gems and Shores E-Bike Tour | GetYourGuide
  6. Charleston: Hidden Gems and Shores E-Bike Tour | GetYourGuide

    Visit Charleston and see the city on two wheels on an e-bike tour. Discover the area's hidden secrets and get privileged insider access to charming neighborhoods, parks, and boardwalks.

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  7. Hilton Head Island: Guided Dolphin Tour | GetYourGuide
  8. Hilton Head Island: Guided Dolphin Tour | GetYourGuide

    Visit Hilton Head Island's coastline and get up close and personal with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. With the help of a local guide, you can learn more about the area's ecology. Take the whole family on a thrilling journey.

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  9. Charleston: 1-Hour Carriage Tour of the Historic District | GetYourGuide
  10. Charleston: 1-Hour Carriage Tour of the Historic District | GetYourGuide

    Tour the historic district of Charleston on a horse-drawn carriage for one hour. Take a look at some of the most beautiful buildings in the world, including cathedrals, homes, and gardens.

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  11. Hilton Head Island: Pirate Cruise on the Black Dagger | GetYourGuide
  12. Hilton Head Island: Pirate Cruise on the Black Dagger | GetYourGuide

    Come on board the Black Dagger and join a pirate crew on this fun and interactive voyage. Learn to talk like a pirate, acquire a tattoo, and engage in a water cannon war for treasure to be won.

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  13. Charleston: Magnolia Plantation & Historic City Tour | GetYourGuide
  14. Charleston: Magnolia Plantation & Historic City Tour | GetYourGuide

    Join an expert guide for a tour of the Holy City and Magnolia Plantation and get a taste of life in the Low Country. Explore the gorgeous grounds and living history of a plantation that dates back to 1676. With an expert guide, you'll get a terrific introduction to Charleston's past.

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  15. Charleston: 90-Minute Ghost and Dungeon Walking Tour | GetYourGuide
  16. Charleston: 90-Minute Ghost and Dungeon Walking Tour | GetYourGuide

    A 90-minute walking tour of Charleston's Haunted Historic District will take you into the city's eerie underbelly. Check out the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the oldest buildings in the area, to learn about its dark and scary past.

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  17. Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors | GetYourGuide
  18. Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors | GetYourGuide

    Local guides will show you the best places to eat in Charleston. Taste your way through the city's historic center to learn about its rich culinary history that goes back more than 300 years.

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  19. Charleston: Speakeasy Sagas Prohibition Cocktail Tour | GetYourGuide
  20. Charleston: Speakeasy Sagas Prohibition Cocktail Tour | GetYourGuide

    Learn about Charleston's unique past by taking a guided walk through the city's Prohibition-era history. With four drinks included, you'll visit some of the city's best bars and hear some of the weirdest stories you'll ever hear.

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  21. Beaufort: Historic City Tour by Bus | GetYourGuide
  22. Beaufort: Historic City Tour by Bus | GetYourGuide

    Explore the Beaufort, South Carolina, National Historic Landmark District with us. Explore historic townhouses and learn their history. Pick up insights into the city's rich history stretching back to 1521.

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  23. Hilton Head Island: 75-Minute Jet Ski Tour | GetYourGuide
  24. Hilton Head Island: 75-Minute Jet Ski Tour | GetYourGuide

    Riding a jet ski in a large, open space, you can take in the beautiful vistas of Hilton Head Island while taking in the sights.

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  25. Myrtle Beach: The Simpsons in 4D Entry Ticket | GetYourGuide
  26. Myrtle Beach: The Simpsons in 4D Entry Ticket | GetYourGuide

    With incredible effects, go on an adventure with the Simpsons in 4D. Enjoy Squishees, Buzz Cola, Lard Lad Donuts, and more at the Aztec Theater and Kwik-E-Mart next door.

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  27. Hilton Head Island: Virtual Reality Arcade Experience | GetYourGuide
  28. Hilton Head Island: Virtual Reality Arcade Experience | GetYourGuide

    A virtual reality arcade game is a great way to get away from everything. There are more than 40 virtual activities that may be played with friends and family, as well as online.

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  29. Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour | GetYourGuide
  30. Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour | GetYourGuide

    Take a nighttime stroll through some of Charleston's most eerie and beautiful Victorian burial grounds. Find out about the cemetery's fascinating history and the numerous myths and legends that still surround it.

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  31. The French Quarter: GPS Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide | GetYourGuide
  32. The French Quarter: GPS Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide | GetYourGuide

    Explore the historical French Quarter of Charleston on a self-guided audio tour. The Pineapple Fountain, one of the most well-known sights in the area, may be explored at your own speed while listening to an audio guide.

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  33. Charleston: Savor the Flavors Upper King Street Food Tour | GetYourGuide
  34. Charleston: Savor the Flavors Upper King Street Food Tour | GetYourGuide

    With the help of an expert tour guide, discover the culinary highlights of Charleston's Upper King Street neighborhood. Some of the best restaurants in the area will be there to give samples of their delicious food.

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  35. Myrtle Beach: Charles Bach Wonders Magic Show | GetYourGuide
  36. Myrtle Beach: Charles Bach Wonders Magic Show | GetYourGuide

    All ages are sure to enjoy the Charles Bach Wonders Magic Spectacle that mixes magic, dance, humor, and great illusion.

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  37. High Ropes Adventure Park in Charleston, South Carolina | GetYourGuide
  38. High Ropes Adventure Park in Charleston, South Carolina | GetYourGuide

    Climb to 35 feet in the air on 72 dangling obstacles at Charleston's award-winning high-climbing adventure park. Located just minutes from downtown Charleston, this is an exciting outdoor excursion for people of all ages and abilities.

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  39. Charleston: Shem Creek Culture Tour | GetYourGuide
  40. Charleston: Shem Creek Culture Tour | GetYourGuide

    Discover the intriguing history of Shem Creek's inhabitants, who date all the way back to the earliest European settlers. A shrimp processing facility, a historic seafood market, and the creek's natural beauty are all worth a visit.

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  41. Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour
  42. Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

    Take a trip back in time with a carriage tour of Charleston. More than 2.5 miles (30 blocks) of historic mansions, churches, and gardens will be passed by on your horse-drawn carriage tour of Charleston. With Belgian and Percheron draft horses, you'll learn about the history of this "Holy City" and how it was important to the American Civil War.

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  43. 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
  44. 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

    Travel back in time to experience one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit areas of interest like Charleston City Hall; the Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the center of Charleston’s historic district with a breathtaking perspective of Fort Sumter; and many more.

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  45. Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
  46. Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

    A leisurely sightseeing excursion along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument allows you to experience the Charleston Harbor by boat. This fully guided trip focuses on Charleston, South Carolina's history, from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks. You will also go under Cooper River bridges and explore a waterfront where bottlenose dolphins and pelicans live.

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  47. Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour
  48. Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

    Without a guided walking tour, you can miss some of the unique history and secret nooks and crannies surrounding Charleston that make this city such a gem. This walking tour takes you through the French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods to top locations such as the Rainbow Row, the Old Slave Mart Museum, and the Old Exchange, all while your guide offers stories from Charleston's history and culture.

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  49. Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market
  50. Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market

    There are four restaurants that will be featured on the 2.5-hour Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour. You'll get a taste of the city's rich history as you eat your way through the specialties of family-run restaurants. On a culinary tour, you'll get an inside look at the cuisine of the Lowcountry. original tour of the French Quarter and City Market focusing on regional flavors

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  51. Waccamaw River Nature and Wildlife Tour
  52. Waccamaw River Nature and Wildlife Tour

    Explore the picturesque cypress-lined Waccamaw River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the creeks and wetlands on this guided boat excursion in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Be on the lookout for birds and other creatures that inhabit these southern waterways that run along the reserve. The boat docks are located within Waccatee Zoo.

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  53. Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour
  54. Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

    Tourists are enthralled by the Holy City's historical heritage, laid-back atmosphere, and breathtaking sights. In a climate-controlled minibus with a maximum capacity of 15 people, this 90-minute guided tour allows you to experience the best of the peninsula in style. The Battery, the Citadel, the Old City Market, and Hampton Park, as well as distant vistas of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse, are all highlights of this guided tour of Charleston. The Charleston Powder Museum is also included in the tour ticket.

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  55. Hilton Head Island Dolphin Boat Cruise
  56. Hilton Head Island Dolphin Boat Cruise

    On this dolphin-watching tour, you'll learn a lot about the marine life that inhabits Hilton Head Island. By working with a knowledgeable guide, you can boost your chances of seeing dolphins and other marine life, as well as learn about the environment.

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  57. Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class
  58. Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class

    This walking tour and interactive lunch package give a two-in-one encounter in Charleston. In the first hour, you'll go on a 1.5-hour historical stroll with renowned Charleston chef Forrest Parker to learn about the city's connection to Lowcountry cuisine. Then watch a cooking demonstration by Parker before having lunch paired with wine.

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  59. Hilton Head Pirate Ship Adventure Sail aboard the Black Dagger
  60. Hilton Head Pirate Ship Adventure Sail aboard the Black Dagger

    Embark on a nautical adventure onboard the Black Dagger pirate ship, which transforms kids into miniature pirates for a treasure hunt on the waterways of Hilton Head. The crew supplies kids with pirate outfits and pirate education before setting off in pursuit of gold. This family-friendly trip includes a choice of numerous departures in the morning and afternoon, making it easy to fit into your schedule.

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  61. 2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston
  62. 2-Hour Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Charleston

    More than just a welcome sight for sore eyes, the tidal marshes around Charleston are a hub for Lowcountry biodiversity. Keep your eyes alert for glimpses of wildlife such as Loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins, and more as you paddle down Folly Creek on your way to the tidal creeks that loop around the Hammock Islands. This leisurely-paced kayaking tour is capped at 12 people for a more personalized experience.

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  63. Charleston Ghosts of Liberty Guided Walking Tour
  64. Charleston Ghosts of Liberty Guided Walking Tour

    On this eerie after-hours tour of the Holy City, you may decide for yourself whether Charleston's ghost stories are true. Walk to notably eerie spots, such as the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, and listen to your guide tell you about the troops who formerly fought within the city.

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  65. Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park Admission Ticket
  66. Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park Admission Ticket

    There are so many interesting things to do in Charleston that it can be difficult to choose which ones to do. This Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park Admission Ticket allows you to reserve your time at the spectacular outdoor park, making it a terrific day for the entire family. Access the ground school to learn how to navigate the rope course before taking on the Wild Blue Ropes Challenge Course.

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  67. Original Motown Tribute Show
  68. Original Motown Tribute Show

    Attend a Motown revue at the GTS Theatre in Myrtle Beach while you're there. Iconic songs such as "Dancing in the Streets" are performed in honor of luminaries such as Diana Ross, Martha and the Vandellas, and Stevie Wonder, as well as others such as "Dancing in the Rain."

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  69. Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston
  70. Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston

    Even though Middleton Place is a well-known plantation in the Charleston area, getting there without a private vehicle might be a challenge. This tour takes the hassle out of getting to the mansion by providing transportation from downtown Charleston in a cool, air-conditioned van. A three-course lunch is included to get a taste of the Lowcountry cuisine.

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  71. Kazoo Factory Tour & Museum
  72. Kazoo Factory Tour & Museum

    On this trip, you'll learn about kazoos and the history of the instrument during a manufacturing visit and a museum visit. Take a tour of Beaufort, South Carolina's family-owned kazoo factory, Kazoobie Kazoos. Listen to stories about this American-made and American-invented instrument while visiting the facility. Bring the kids along for a fun and instructive outing...

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  73. History and Movie Tour of Beaufort by Golf Cart 2022 - Hilton Head Island
  74. History and Movie Tour of Beaufort by Golf Cart 2022 - Hilton Head Island

    No need to worry about getting lost on a Hollywood-themed tour of Beaufort's historic area. The town's 300-year history is also covered in depth by your guide, who points out filming locations from Forrest Gump and The Great Santini, as well as lesser-known filming places.

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  75. Charleston Water Taxi Cruise with Dolphin Sighting
  76. Charleston Water Taxi Cruise with Dolphin Sighting

    This convenient harbor cruise lets you see the city by water taxi. The Aquarium and the Naval and Maritime Museum are just two of the many attractions that can be easily reached by water. Visit the Charleston Harbor Marina and Joe Riley Waterfront Park at your leisure. During the voyage, keep a look out for dolphins.

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  77. Charleston History and Hops Tour: Bar and History Walk
  78. Charleston History and Hops Tour: Bar and History Walk

    Get an insider's look at the best bars in historic Charleston on this walking tour and bar crawl. Starting at a pub, you'll be given a snack and the opportunity to purchase beer and mixed beverages while learning about the city's history. Visit the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon and the Dock Street Theater in Charleston's alleyways and on the city's cobblestoned streets.

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Transform your vacation into unforgettably memorable experiences

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What are guided tours?

It’s common for guided tours to be all-inclusive group trips that are led by a local guide and follow a set itinerary for a specific tourist attraction or local thing to do. It’s possible to go on a guided sightseeing tour, buy a ticket to skip the line at popular attractions, go on a group tour, try food or wine, and even get a ride to the airport.

Should I use guided tours on my vacations?

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I have a tight budget, can I still buy a guided tour?

Whatever your budget, there is almost certainly a guided tour for you among the huge range available.

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Don’t waste a moment on your trip! Memories aren’t made while standing in line. Book ahead and skip the lines at the world’s biggest attractions.

With a scheduled tour schedule, you know precisely what you’ll be doing every day, eliminating the possibility of any disappointment.

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No risk to you. Free cancellation

For many of the guided tours, you can change your mind and cancel your booking without penalty up to 24 hours before the date of the activity. This is very helpful in the event your travel plans changes last minute

Meet people all over the world, make new friends on your next vacation

It is nice to meet new people from all over the world in your guided tours!

Types of guided tours available for your vacation

Depending on the city you are taking a trip to, there are practically any guide trips and activities for everybody. There are outdoor guided trips, water activities, Nature routes, Music festivals, Local food trips, Workshops and Classes, Arts Performances, Hidden Gems exploration, beer or red wine drinking and tasting trips, exclusive TV & Movies tours, romantic couple trips, children’ activities, trips to Parks and Gardens, Island expedition trips, check out popular landmarks, Museum guided tours and tickets, Airport transfer services, Memorials for you to explore to under the local culture and history, go up Towers & seeing platforms to get a birds-eye view of the landscape, shopping trips, theaters and auditorium, visit ports and harbors, sightseeing cruise, bikes for leasing, helicopter trips, ferryboat tickets, Jeep and SUV for rental, luxury yacht services and sailboat leasing.