Things to know, and Our FAQ's
Isn’t it really hot to take walking tours? No, not really. We design our tours in such a way that part of the tour is sitting in the shade. Sure, we walk (after all it is a walking tour) but we don't overdo it.
How long is the tour? It averages about 2.5 hours.
How far do we walk? About 2.5 miles – but we walk at a very leisurely pace, and we're the only walking tour in Charleston that sits down.
Are my little ones free? Kids onder 2 are free. However, we dicurage bringing kids between 2 and 10.
What about a stroller, a walker, or a wheelchair? We have guests bring strollers, that’s no problem. However, by nature of a walking tour, and considering there are not very many level sidewalks in Charleston – the tour is not suitable for a walker, electric scooter, or a wheelchair.
Is a walking tour better than a carriage tour? They are very different. In a walking tour we design the tour based on the history and what we know you’ll enjoy seeing. In a carriage tour the city decides where they are taking you, so you never know what you're going to get. The walking tours are about 2.5 hours, and the carriage tours are about 1 hour.
Can I get a refund if it rains? No, we’re sorry. The long tradition of walking tours here in Charleston is to go rain or shine. If you would like to change to a different tour, we will make every effort to place you on the next tour, or issue a rain check.
What if I'm Late? If you are going to be late, it's your responsibility to let the guide know. Because others are involved, we can only accommodate a few moments of waiting.
Are there restrooms along the tour? There is a restroom at the start of the tour, and we'll pass one in the middle - but it's not always open. If there’s a problem, we’ll make every effort to find what you need.
Are your tour guides licensed? Yes, all our guides are licensed by the city of Charleston SC to conduct tours. We’re very proud of that, because it’s not easy to get that license. It's a 500 page study guide and a rather large test.
What should I wear to the Tour? Charleston weather is hit or miss so wear appropriate clothing for the time of year. Comfortable shoes, bring a bottle of water in the summer, and of course an umbrella if it looks like rain.
If you have a question we didn't cover then just email us.... we're happy to get you an answer.