A carriage tour of Charleston is one of the best ways to learn about the history of the city. As you relax in the back of the carriage, and listen to the footsteps of the horses, you will be transported back in time. While you listen to the stories, you will get to see buildings up close. They won’t be whizzing by like they would in a vehicle either. You can really appreciate all the intricate details of each building as you take your Charleston carriage tour.
Since there are a few different companies offering these tours, you must be aware of what to expect. I am going to share what you need to know. This will ensure you have a phenomenal time while on your Charleston carriage tour. You can add this information to what you else you learn about planning a family vacation in Charleston, SC.
There are four different routes available for carriage tours of Charleston. Each one is amazing, but you don’t get to choose the one you want. Instead, the driver stops at a kiosk that will tell them which route they must take. Therefore, you must be prepared to see the same route, even if you take four different tours.
Each guide that leads the carriage tours of Charleston is amazing. However, they each have their own style. Some even know a little more about certain facts than others. This means you could take the same route two or more times and still learn something new.
It can get extremely hot later in the day during the spring, summer, and fall in Charleston. I usually recommend taking a carriage tour earlier in the day to ensure you can take one. The reason for this is once the temperature hits 98 degrees, the tours are stopped until it cools down.
It is not a necessity to purchase your tickets in advance for a carriage tour of Charleston. I do recommend it though if you are visiting during a popular time of the year. It is also an excellent idea on weekends and for those romantic evening tours.
While horses pull most of the carriages in Charleston, there are a few that are pulled by mules. Do not think that your carriage tour will be any less authentic if it is pulled by mules. You will still have the same experiences, just a different animal up in front.
These are the five things you must know for your carriage tour of Charleston. Not any of them would be earth-shattering if you were not aware of them. But they will allow you to understand exactly what will happen when you climb into the back of the carriage for your Charleston carriage tour.
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