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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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Charleston, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
  • Visit one of America’s most historic cities
  • Enjoy an historic walking tour of Charleston
  • Visit the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages
  • Small group ensures personal attention
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Departure Point

122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This guided, narrated, educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins at the north side of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history featuring pirates, patriots and presidents alike, located at 122 East Bay Street.

Visit the city’s oftentimes forgotten alleys and hidden passages that barely pass for streets at all. See points of interest like Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States, the Heyward-Washington House museum and much more, including St. Philip's Episcopal Church.

Learn about Revolutionary and Civil War facts and anecdotes while you explore. End your tour near the starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Learn about the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rainbow Row
Learn about the history of Rainbow Row.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heyward-Washington House
Learn about the Heyward Washington House
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Alley
Hear the History of Philadelphia Alley
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Philip's Church
Learn about St Philips Church
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lowcountry Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.

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Great walk and safe too... given the pandemic...
Tammy_T
, Jan 2021
Very knowledgeable and passionate guide. Easy to understand and loud enough even with social distancing and masks. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk and sense of humor.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you so much for your feedback! It means everything to us that you loved the tour so much that you would recommend it to others. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of your company on another walk soon!
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Nice way to see the hidden parts of downtown
Carl_T
, Jan 2021
Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who showed us parts of Charleston I've never seen before, and this was my third walking tour (from three different companies).
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you kindly for your feedback! We also think this tour is a fascinating and unique way to experience another side to Charleston, one that not every visitor gets to see. Thanks again for your vote of confidence. We look forward to the next time!
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Wonderful Tour!
Sara_A
, Dec 2020
The fact that we saw some tourist things but were off the beaten path. Evans was very knowledgeable!
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Amazing tour guide.
LezLee_L
, Dec 2020
Incredible! We’ve already recommended to our friends and family! We will definitely go again. Xxxxxxxxx
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you kindly for your review and recommendation of our tour, we really appreciate your support!
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History, architecture, great photos!
Natasha_K
, Dec 2020
The town is absolutely gorgeous, a real treat for a photographer. Jim was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Charleston.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you for choosing us to tour with, and for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed the countless photo opportunities that Charleston offers, especially on our Alleys & Hidden Passages Tour. We hope you will consider joining us again the next time you are in our beautiful city!
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Great way to explore Charleston
Megan
, Dec 2020
Evans was a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable on a wide array of subjects. Tailored the talk to the interests and questions of the group.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that Evans was able to provide you with such a wonderful tour experience. We look forward to sharing many more walks with you soon!
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Wonderful
Genia_P
, Dec 2020
This was an amazing and informative tour. Our tour guide was fun, knowledgeable, and professional. I would definitely recommend this to others.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback! It means everything to us that you loved the tour so much that you would recommend it to others. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of your company on another walk soon!
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Great overall experience
Janine_K
, Dec 2020
Guide was great very knowledgeable. Great tour highly informative and a great way to see the city on foot instead of wandering around on your own.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you so much, Janine! It is fantastic to hear that you had a wonderful time in Charleston on a tour with us, and we hope to welcome you back onto another tour soon.
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Great time
Ray_H
, Dec 2020
Jim was a wealth of knowledge. He provided background information which helped to understand the history and purpose of the places he showed us.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you kindly for your review and of your tour with Jim, we really appreciate your support!
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A Must Tour
Ray_H
, Dec 2020
Excellent experience! There was a ton of information shared and Jim made the most of the short amount of time. We came away with a much better understanding of the city and its character.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Reading such wonderful reviews makes us all strive to continue to provide amazing experiences for all of our guests. We are so happy that we could be a part of your time in Charleston, and look forward to sharing another walk with you soon!
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