The Charleston CVB will offer City Tours to all International Buyers on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 9 am - 5 pm. City Tours include lunch. All City Tours begin and end at the Frances Maron Hotel staging area. Please note that all times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST). City Tours are open to all and each attendee may choose one tour. City Tours are complimentary.
One by Land, Second by Sea - Departing at 9:00AM
Following your carriage ride you'll head to the Cooper River for an afternoon sail aboard the Schooner Pride, Charleston’s only 3-masted tall ship. Your guide will tell you all about Charleston's historic harbor, nautical battles and pirates. Who knows...you might spot a dolphin or take a turn at the wheel! Lunch and beverages will be included. Back on shore...
It's All About the History - Departing at 9:00AM
For those of you who love to walk...this tour is tailor made for you. Following your one hour carriage ride we will head down Church Street to White Point Garden, better known as “The Battery”. On the way we’ll stop at St. Philips Church, established in 1670 and also known as the lighthouse church. The Nathaniel Russell House, built in 1808, is completely restored...
The Food Scene - Departing at 9:00AM
This fast pace culinary walking tour includes stops in the Salt & Spice Shop, Olive Oil Shop, Charleston Bee Company, and Charleston Street Sweets - along with a few surprises! Get a taste of benne seed wafers, stone ground grits, sweet tea and local gourmet chocolates. We'll top this off with a fabulous South Carolina BBQ lunch and learn about the different sauces...
A Picture is Worth a Million Words - Departing at 9:00AM
If you love taking photographs and want the perfect shot, this tour is for you. After your carriage tour we’ll stroll through the arts-centric French Quarter and visit several of Charleston’s premier art galleries, including Robert Lange Studio, Courtyard Art Gallery, Atrium Art Gallery, Charleston Crafts and the City Hall Gallery. Best of all...
A Stroll Down Museum Mile - Departing at 9:00AM
Along a single mile of Meeting Street you will find six museums, five historic homes and four scenic parks. After our carriage ride we'll head to the Powder Magazine, which is South Carolina’s oldest public building (c. 1713) and served as Charleston's arsenal for storing gunpowder. Our next stop is the newly renovated and reimagined Gibbes Museum of Art.
What's on Tap - Departing at 9:00AM
Charleston has many specialty beers and spirits. Most are served at Charleston's popular breweries and pubs so let's go taste a few, Palmetto Brewery Co.'s Amber Ale, Revelry Breweries Gullah Cream Ale. Maybe gin, rum, whiskery or vodka, High Wire Distilling and Charleston Distillery, will have you tasting a few! A stop at Poogan's Smokehouse brings all that is tried and true to the southern supper table. Slow cooked BBQ to black-eyes pea salad, along with specialty cocktails, are sure to please.
Swig & Swine - Departing at 9:00AM
Did you know Charleston has a Striped Pig? We do, his name is Jackson, Striped Pig Distillery is here to reward your taste buds with sophisticated, handcrafted rums, truly fantastic ‘moonshine’ and whiskeys, silky smooth vodka and dangerously tasty gin. We’ll also visit Freehouse, home to Ashley Farmhouse Ale and Green Door IPA. Next stop, Holy City Brewery, and COAST, flights offer at each location. Swig & Swine, voted the #1 pork sandwich in South Carolina, will serve you
History Along the Ashley River - Departing at 9:30AM
This unique House and Garden Tour takes you to all three plantations along the Ashley River. The first stop is Drayton Hall, the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public, which has survived 275 years of pestilence, war and natural disasters. Middleton Place, built in 1755, is home to America's oldest landscaped gardens.
Join Us for Tea - Departing at 10:00AM
Did you know Charleston is home to the only working tea plantation in North America? We'll start this tour with stop at the McLeod Plantation. Established in 1851, this recently opened 37-acre site features significant African-American heritage. Next, we'll head south to Wadmalaw Island and the Charleston Tea Plantation, where we’ll tour the grounds and...
A Trip Over the Cooper River - Departing at 10:30AM
Your guide will tell you all about the stunning Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge as well as the Town of Mt.Pleasant, which dates to 1680. Your first stop is Boone Hall, famous for its dramatic and often photographed Avenue of Oaks. You will tour the house, cotton dock, and working farm, and stop for lunch at Boone Hall Farms. After lunch we'll venture over...