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Charleston: Magnolia Plantation & Historic City Tour

1. Charleston: Magnolia Plantation & Historic City Tour

Begin your half-day tour by boarding a climate-controlled coach in Charleston. Meet your professional guide and ride to Magnolia Plantation, dating from 1676 and the time of the British colony. Witness a slice of living history at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and get an amazing perspective on Charleston's past and present. The Magnolia Plantation and its world-famous gardens have been owned by the Drayton family for 12 generations. Enjoy your visit to one of America's first tourist attractions and first public gardens, which have been open to the public since 1870. Take a guided walk through America's last large-scale Romantic garden, and experience history on a 45-minute narrated nature tram ride through the Audobon swamp gardens. Step out among the Romantic gardens and Spanish moss to see wildlife such as alligators, egrets, herons, and turtles on the nearly 600-acre plantation. Cap it all off with a 30-minute tour of the Magnolia Plantation Home before boarding your bus back to Charleston. Back in the Holy City, your deluxe, climate-controlled shuttle will take you for a 1.5-hour tour of the city’s historical highlights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable, local guide, visit over 100 of Charleston’s most iconic sights of the past and present whilst listening to amazing tales and anecdotes about the city. On your tour, travel through some of the most historic parts of the city and visit Charleston’s historic homes, The Battery Sea Wall, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row to name but a few. Other highlights of the tour include a number of historic churches, old markets, and picturesque neighborhoods.

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All aspects of the tour were excellent. The van ride was very comfortable and offered some sightseeing. The tours offered at the plantation were great! The Nature tour was so interesting and the guide was really excellent, sharing in-depth information about the animals and habitats that we drove through on the open sided bus. The plantation tour was also excellent, with a very knowledgeable guide that was entertaining as well as informative. She said she loved here job and it clearly showed. We also explored the zoo but ran out of time to take a tour of the outer buildings on the property. The Historic City tour was also amazing...learned so much about the history and architecture of beautiful downtown Charleston, giving us a great perspective on the life and times of those who lived through the Civil War and following Restoration period. We took both tours our fist full day in Charleston and it gave us the perfect perspective for planning the rest of our time in the City.

Tour guides, beginning with van driver were exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful in referring other activities, restaurants etc. The Magnolia tour was just what we were hoping. Prompt pickup, easy loading and comfortable ride.

Well worth the time. Scott, our driver, was as good as it gets. Knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone liked him. Tours were great and history is not only fascinating but needed.

Lovely grounds and interesting tour of the house and cabins

Beautiful property! Our tour guide Beverly was awesome!