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Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours provided by Charleston in a Nutshell

Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours

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2 adults
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This private tour is a stress-free way to see Charleston. Skip the crowded coach tours and join a local guide on a citywide driving tour. Relax in the comfort of an SUV while you listen to commentary on historical, cultural, and architectural sights that suit your personal interests. The itinerary is tailored to your private group of travelers.
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  • Pass by Joe Riley Waterfront Park
  • 1
    Dock Street Theater
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by The Citadel
    Pass by Rainbow Row
  • 2
    Battery & White Point Gardens
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by St. Michael's Church
    Pass by Charleston City Hall
  • Private, customized sightseeing tour of Charleston
  • Licensed guide provides unique narration on the city
  • Beat the crowds in a comfortable, full-size SUV
  • Reach places typically off-limits to carriage and bus tours
Important Information
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cindee N wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
The best way to see Charleston! Jeff is an encyclopedia of information. Very relaxing trip. I highly recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Response from FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your review Cindee and Brad. It was great meeting you! -Jeff
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sueinmtj wrote a review Jun 2020
Mount Juliet, Tennessee2 contributions
I was the only one of our 3 ladies who had never visited Charleston - but all 3 of us learned SO much during Jeff's private driving tour of this beautiful city. It has such a rich history, and Jeff shared so many interesting and vital details. Granted, we visited when traffic
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Date of experience: June 2020
Response from FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your business Sue. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your friends. I appreciate you taking time to submit a review. Please come again!
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Viv wrote a review Mar 2020
Harwich, Massachusetts3 contributions
Jeff was great. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this tour for those who want to learn about Charleston
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jene B wrote a review Feb 2020
Braddock Heights, Maryland47 contributions3 helpful votes
Jeff was very nice. He picked us up at our hotel and texted me 10 mins before his arrival so we were ready. Very knowledgeable and provided a very nice tour. I would recommend if wanting a tour where you are driven around.
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cora L wrote a review Feb 2020
Dallas, Texas16 contributions5 helpful votes
We went on the private car tour with Jeff and it was wonderful. He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly and drove us throughout Charleston describing the history and architecture of the city.From the Battery to the Citadel and throughout the historic district Jeff made
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Thank you Cora and Chris. Nice to be encapsulated on such a rainy day. Great pleasure meeting you. Thank you for your review!
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About the operator

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By: Charleston in a Nutshell
Excellent overview of a gorgeous city
Jeff Zimmerman loves his city and does a great tour with historical, little known, and fun facts! Comfortable ride.
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Great Way to Get History of Charleston
We were only in Charleston for one full day so we opted to take a private tour with Jeff. We are so glad we did.
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What A Great Way to See Charleston
Our tour guide was Jeff Zimmerman and we took the Charleston tour because the Civil War tour was booked. It was ju
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Excellent guide and tour.
Thank you Jeff it was a great tour. Your knowledge of the area and it’s history is top notch. We recommend to all t
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Charleston in a nutshell historic tour
Very good experience. Jeff did a two hour tour and afterwards, we felt that we knew everything we could have hoped
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Most informative two hours of Charleston history
Jeff was a professional from pickup to drop-off and provided an outstanding two hour private tour of Charleston, hi
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A great overview of Charleston; highly recommended
This was two hours in Charleston that could not have been better spent. By the end of our walking tour I felt I had
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Civil war
We discussed with Jeff before visiting our interests. Jeff put together a great walk, very informative, put across
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Jeff Zimmerman Walking Tour of Charleston
This tour was "excellent". Jeff was wonderful in his narrative of Charleston and his knowledge and the history of
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Excellent and informative
Jeff Zimmerman provided an interesting, informative driving tour of old, historic Charleston, SC. He picked us up a
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Worth Every Penny
Took a 2-hour private driving tour with Jeff Zimmerman around Charleston and we loved it. He was informative, know
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Superb private tour guide!
If your looking for the perfect personal tour guide, you've found him in Jeff Zimmerman. Jeff, picked up my wife an
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Great tour!!!!
We took this personal air-conditioned SUV tour on a very hot & humid morning! Jeff, our tour guide was very knowled
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Wonderful Tour!
This was the second time I was on the tour with Jeff. I enjoyed it the second time just as much as the first! Jef
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This is a great way to see Charleston! We had older parents with us, so the private, car-based, air-conditioned ver
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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