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Charleston Harbor: Luxury Dinner Cruise

1. Charleston Harbor: Luxury Dinner Cruise

Embark on a true Charleston Harbor dining experience aboard the Spirit of Carolina. Enjoy a three-course dinner, made to order from local seasonal ingredients. As you dine on a delicious multi-course plated dinner, cruise through the beautiful Charleston Harbor, past Fort Sumter, along the Battery and beneath the Ravenel Bridge. Take in the views from the large enclosed air-conditioned dining decks or the open-air observation deck. Enjoy music throughout the cruise, as well as a full-service bar.

Charleston Harbor: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

2. Charleston Harbor: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Take in the amazing sights of Charleston Harbor on a 1.5-hour boat tour with live narration from an expert guide. Pick up insight into the fascinating Charleston history while you glide through the gentle waves of the harbor. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guides have been licensed by the City of Charleston and are eager to share their knowledge with all guests aboard the cruise. Make sure to bring your camera for famous American landmarks, such as Fort Sumter, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, Castle Pinckney, and other sites from Charleston's past and present. This relaxing and fun tour departs from Patriots Point and Aquarium Wharf daily. Get ready to hear enthralling tales of the city’s colorful past as well as scintillating facts about its most interesting former citizens. Perfect for all ages, the whole family can enjoy cruising along the coastline of the beautiful “Holy City”. Do you know why it's called the "Holy City"? Find out on this trip around the Charleston Harbor.

Charleston: Historic City and Southern Mansion Combo Tour

3. Charleston: Historic City and Southern Mansion Combo Tour

Take a journey through Charleston's 300 years of living history with passionate licensed tour guides. Experience the Old Market area and the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived, and worshipped. Step out of the air-conditioned minibus onto the famous Battery Seawall to admire the wonderful views. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History, and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. Enjoy a tour through the elegant interior of a fully-restored historic home - Joseph Manigault House. Come and enjoy the beauty and hospitality of one of America's most historic cities.

South Carolina: Charleston and Savannah 6-Day Package Tour

4. South Carolina: Charleston and Savannah 6-Day Package Tour

Embark on a multi-day trip to Charleston and Savannah for a treat of Southern charm and hospitality. Over 3 nights in Charleston and 2 nights in Savannah, you’ll tour Fort Sumter and Boone Hall Plantation, catch a scenic evening train to Savannah, and visit all the main sights on a city bus tour. Begin your trip in Charleston by spending some time shopping in one of the largest historical districts in the US. See why the city is dubbed the "Holy City" and a "living museum" by noticing the tall church spires and gothic architecture that make the streets unique. On day 2, board the ferry at Charleston Harbor for a guided tour of Fort Sumter. Walk around the man-made island and learn about its role in the civil war. Return to the mainland for a carriage tour of the historic district and a walking tour to Patriots Point, Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, and more. Day three takes you through 300 years of living history with a tour of Boone Hall Plantation. Discover the region's colonial history and see how life has changed through the centuries. Enjoy some free time on day 4 to return to your favorite sites and relax in the public parks, before catching an Amtrak train in the evening to Savannah, Georgia. Ride the hop-on hop-off bus around Savannah City on day 5 to see all the top landmarks and beautiful tree-lined streets. Learn about the importance of River Street, City Market, Forsyth Park, Waving Girl, and the churches and Synagogue to locals and tourists alike. Use your free time on the final day to find the famous park bench from "Forest Gump" and scenes from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". See moss-draped oaks, spectacular fountains, cobblestoned streets by the river, and colorful public squares that earned Savannah the title of “Garden City”. With transport and accommodation all taken care of, all that’s left for you to do is make some memories.

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What people are saying about Fort Sumter National Monument

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Absolutely AMAZING!! The highlight of my trip! A MUST DO!! And my server Keisha was adorable! Food was outstanding and the sunset/nighttime views were incredible!

Good food , beautiful weather and loved that we were able to get a souvenir photo of our evening.

Wonderfully executed at the dock. Pleasant & professional. Meals & service were exceptional!

Very interesting and informative, the guide was excellent and very knowledgeable

Comfortable. Very knowledgeable narration. Covered all the sights well.